Navigate Up

UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
For Journalists
Senior Director
Telephone: 412-586-9771

Want to Make an Appointment or Need Patient Information?

Contact UPMC at
1-800-533-UPMC (8762).

Go to Find a Doctor to search for a UPMC doctor.​

UPMC Bedford Provided $4.6 Million in Community Benefits Last Year, Part of UPMC’s Nearly $900 Million Total 

EVERETT, Pa., Aug. 30, 2016 UPMC Bedford Memorial provided $4.6 million in IRS-defined “community benefits” last year, an average of nearly $13,000 a day for programs and services to improve the health and quality of life of all the communities UPMC Altoona serves. The $4.6 million total includes:
• $2.7 million in charity care and unreimbursed amounts for programs for the poor
• $1.9 million in community health programs and donations
• $17,000 in medical research and education
UPMC Bedford’s contributions were part of UPMC’s $892 million in total community benefits the health system provided during fiscal year 2015 and published recently in the Community Benefits Report 2015-2016 . The report shows UPMC provided nearly 70 percent of western Pennsylvania’s charity care, which is more than double all other hospitals combined, and far exceeds UPMC’s 40 percent share of hospital patients in the region.
UPMC’s $892 million in total community benefits includes:
• $313 million in charity care and unreimbursed amounts for programs for the poor
• $217 million in community health programs and donations
• $362 million for medical research and education
“We are more committed than ever to the residents of the Bedford - Altoona region,” said Jerry Murray, president of UPMC Bedford and UPMC Altoona. “Our priority is to continue building access to community programs as well as clinical specialty and subspecialty services to residents of Bedford County without their having to travel far distances,” said Murray. “Through our regionalization partnership with UPMC Altoona, we are bringing more specialists to Everett and we continue to grow our telemedicine services with UPMC specialists in Pittsburgh.”
Some of the major community benefits provided by UPMC Bedford throughout the year include diabetes health fairs, monthly multi-phasic blood screenings, various support groups, the Alive and Well educational series, food bank outreach and many others. 
UPMC Bedford has a powerful effect on the local economy with a total annual economic impact of more than $90 million.

UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Supplemental content provided by Healthwise, Incorporated. To learn more, visit

For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Medical information made available on is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

Pittsburgh, PA, USA |