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Caring for Our Community | UPMC Community Benefits Report

Big Thinking, Big Talent, Major Results

UPMC's $489 Million Annual Commitment to Research and Education
  • UPMC invests to build knowledge, launch medical careers, and advance cutting-edge science.
Groundbreaking Research and Medical Discoveries at UPMC
  • UPMC sponsors 49 percent of all hospital-funded research in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, making us a leader in the development of life-changing scientific breakthroughs.
  • Paired with new investments, such as the Immune Transplant and Therapy Center (ITTC) and the UPMC Genome Center, UPMC is bridging the gap from research to reality.
Breakthrough Medicine That’s Changing Lives at UPMC

UPMC is a leader in developing treatments to diagnose illnesses earlier and enhance healing.

UPMC Attracts the Best and Brightest
  • A hotbed of health care innovation, UPMC draws researchers from across the country and around the world to Pittsburgh.
  • Home to the nation’s third-largest medical residency program, UPMC welcomes hundreds of new physicians each year.

The University of Pittsburgh, in partnership with UPMC, attracts $577 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding — an amount that ranked #5 in the nation in 2018. These funds support jobs for researchers and other professionals.

  • UPMC is turning its innovative technologies and discoveries into thriving businesses, creating new jobs that grow a prosperous economy.

UPMC is fueling the region’s transformation into an internationally recognized hub of health care innovation.

Caring for Our Employees So They Can Care for Our Communities

Building Careers, Creating Opportunities, Changing Lives at UPMC

At UPMC, we care for our employees by providing a lifetime of options for career growth and development. Career ladders map out pathways to advancement, enabling UPMC employees opportunities to move up from entry-level positions to management.

Sowing the Seeds for a Health Care Career

Job shadowing programs let middle school and high school students learn about health care careers.

Sowing the Seeds for a Health Care CareerSo Many Ways to Start and Grow

UPMC employs more than 10,000 individuals in service jobs. These jobs provide opportunities to start at entry level and gain skills. They don’t require advanced degrees or extensive experience.

Education and Training Lead to Greater Opportunities

Educational benefits, including tuition assistance for employees, make pursuing advanced degrees or certifications possible and support ongoing career growth.

Helping Our Employees Climb Higher

UPMC’s Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences allows for continuing education for staff. UPMC offers job coaching to help employees grow their careers and get the help they need to succeed.

UPMC helps employees manage the stressors and challenges of everyday life, including offering support to those caring for elderly parents, starting a family, or planning for retirement.

UPMC Volunteering and Support That Makes the Community Stronger

Pittsburgh Pride Equality March and Festival

UPMC sponsored and facilitated a weekend of opportunities for employees to volunteer and march in support of the LGBTQ community. Hundreds of employees across several business units participated as marchers and festival table staff.

Scouting for Food and Chow Wagon Campaign

In April of 2018, UPMC coordinated a variety of employee volunteer opportunities at local food banks and animal shelters. The campaign benefited 27 organizations across 20 counties.

Recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the values he espoused, and his monumental contributions to both the nation and the world in advancing civil and human rights, UPMC established a unique approach to celebrate him. Collaborating with local nonprofits, UPMC will host service projects to honor Dr. King, and place many UPMC employees into our communities to provide valuable support — reflecting both Dr. King’s values and his legacy.

The Partnership on Workforce Readiness and Retention (POWRR) is a week-long program designed to help underserved populations choose career paths, prepare for jobs, and develop skills to retain employment. Participants are referred directly by community partner organizations in the Pittsburgh area, and the curriculum helps engaged individuals get ready to take the next step and apply for jobs at UPMC. Topics covered include attitude, responsibility, communication, problem solving, and preparing for the workplace. On the final day of the workshop, all participants attend a UPMC Career Fair with recruiters and hiring managers. Over the past year, 50 percent of program participants have obtained employment.