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Infographic: The Size and Scope of UPMC Hospitals

In an organization of more than 30 hospitals and 80,000 employees, one could imagine how many supplies we could go through in a typical year.

The infographic below shares some unbelievable facts about the size and scope of UPMC.

In a typical year, UPMC uses:

  • 36 million alcohol prep pads
  • 54 million gauzes
  • 21.5 million conference call minutes
  • 27 million syringes
  • 1.5 million rolls of tape
  • 20 million pounds of linens used
  • 3 million glucose test strips
  • 127 million exam gloves
  • 3.8 million pounds of single stream recycling separated
  • 11.9 million pounds of snow removal material used
  • 8 million isolation gowns
  • 22,000 patients from around the world, for over 174,000 surgeries and over 600,000 emergency room visits

Size and scope of UPMC infographic


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