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2011-03-01 06:30:00

PITTSBURGH, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its Board of Directors has voted unanimously to appoint Robert J. Cindrich and Heather Bresch to Mylan's Board. With the appointments of Cindrich and Bresch, Mylan has expanded its board to 11 members. Robert Cindrich is a distinguished attorney and former jurist who currently serves as senior advisor to the Office of the President at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a global heath...

2010-12-11 00:00:48

Mercy Reaffirms Commitment to Downtown Baltimore for the Next Half-Century and Beyond: The Mary Catherine Bunting Center Opens 12/19/10 Mercy's $400+ Million, 20-Story New Hospital Opens 7 Months Ahead of Schedule, Features State of the Art Technology, All Private Patient Rooms, Rooftop Gardens and Other Patient Care Amenities Baltimore, MD (Vocus) December 9, 2010 In recent years, Mercy Medical Center publications have featured the phrase, "On A Threshold of a Dream." That dream becomes a...

2010-10-05 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan's Medical Assistance product - UPMC for You - and its Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) product - UPMC for Kids - are expanding into several counties in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. In addition to 14 countries in Western Pennsylvania, UPMC for You is now available in 10 additional Pennsylvania counties: Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northampton, Perry and York. UPMC for Kids is now...

2010-04-12 15:00:00

PITTSBURGH, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan will host a two-day training session designed to teach community leaders about We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) April 27-28, 2010, at Marriott City Center Hotel, Uptown. We Can! is a national movement of families and communities that promotes healthy weight in children ages 8-13 through improved food choices, increased physical activity, and reduced screen time (TV, computers, and video games). We Can!...

2010-02-25 14:12:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (JCC) are collaborating to help children and their families stay healthy through the We Can!(TM) (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) Energize Our Families Youth Wellness Program. The JCC will offer eight-week sessions of the program in winter, spring, and fall 2010 at the Squirrel Hill facility, 5738 Forbes Avenue. The winter session is currently in progress and has...

2010-02-01 10:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC for Life, the Medicare Advantage program for UPMC Health Plan, was the only Medicare plan in Western Pennsylvania, and one of only 22 Medicare plans nationally, to be recognized for the excellence of its website by HealthMetrix Research Inc. UPMC Health Plan and the 21 other plans were awarded MedicareWebWatch certification at the 7(th) Annual Medicare Congress, held recently in Washington, D.C. MedicareWebWatch certification recognizes Medicare...

2009-12-11 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan announced today that it has signed an agreement to offer award-winning brain fitness software from Posit Science®, at no cost, to all UPMC for Life Medicare Advantage members. This brain training program is a new part of the UPMC Health Plan wellness services, which focus on both mind and body fitness. The brain fitness software, known as the Insight(TM) Brain Fitness Program, is a suite of five game-like computer...

2009-11-24 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan will serve as title sponsor for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon Inc. announced today. UPMC Health Plan is the third title sponsor for the annual event, joining Dick's Sporting Goods as title sponsor for the Marathon, and FedEx Ground as title sponsor for the Marathon Relay. "The Marathon is a community-based nonprofit event, and we depend on the generous support of both sponsors and runners," said Patrice...

2009-10-08 05:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Rainbow Kitchen celebrates its 25th year of service to the Pittsburgh community this month, at a time when a new period of economic hardship means that the help the organization provides to families and individuals is needed more than ever. The 25th anniversary will be marked with a dinner cruise on the Gateway Clipper on Oct. 10, 2009. Scott Lammie - UPMC Health Plan's Chief Financial Officer and a man who has been recognized in western Pennsylvania...

2009-10-06 05:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan today announced a joint initiative with BL Healthcare to address the issues of access to quality healthcare and rising healthcare costs by using technology to provide remote care over broadband. UPMC Health Plan will leverage BL Healthcare's next generation remote monitoring platform to provide unique and innovative services to their members. This initiative will enable such services as at-home vital sign monitoring and real-time...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'