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University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center Ranked By Fortune Magazine As Third-Best U.S. Company For Asian Employees

PITTSBURGH, July 9, 2001 — University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has been ranked by FORTUNE magazine as the third best company in the United States for Asian employees. The ranking is published in the July 9 issue of FORTUNE and is the result of a national survey, “America’s Best Companies for Minorities,” conducted by FORTUNE in conjunction with the non-profit Center for Responsibility in Business.

With its third-place rating, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is the only company outside of California listed in the top five best companies for Asian workers. Of the 3,890 officials and managers at the health system, 263 are Asian.

“We are pleased with this national recognition. As the region’s largest non-governmental employer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is working hard to recruit and retain diverse talent to our organization and our community. Our outstanding team of physicians and staff will be strengthened even more as we continue to provide opportunities in the healthcare field for persons of all backgrounds,” said Carolyn Maue, vice president of workforce culture, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

According to FORTUNE, “In a difficult economy, it is especially important to highlight those employers that have done the most to make their companies reflect America’s increasingly diverse demographics.”

Freddie H. Fu, M.D., professor and chairman of the department of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is a native of Hong Kong. “It didn’t take long for my wife and me to fall in love with Pittsburgh when we arrived more than 25 years ago. We were welcomed and made to feel a part of the university medical center and the community,” said Dr. Fu.

“UPMC’s progressive academic medical environment provides endless opportunities for growth and advancement for myself as well as hundreds of other immigrants who come here with their families to live, work, learn, teach and make important, even life-saving, contributions to the field of medicine. Today, I am proud to be a leader of UPMC and chairman of one of the most diverse orthopaedic surgery departments in the country,” added Dr. Fu.

FORTUNE surveyed all of the “FORTUNE 1,000” companies plus the 200 largest privately held firms in the country. One hundred, thirty-six organizations responded to the questionnaire. The surveyors analyzed how the companies compare based on 15 different quantitative and qualitative measures – from how well minorities are paid to how many are in management positions. The ranking criteria considered representation of race, ethnicity and gender, particularly at high levels in the organization, as well as the strength of programming to increase diversity at management levels and above.

For a listing of “America’s Best Companies for Minorities,” visit http://www.fortune.com.

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