UPMC, an integrated global nonprofit health enterprise and one of the country's premier non-profit health care networks, is expanding its team at UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA. As a member of the region’s only Comprehensive Stroke Center, a Neurointerventionalist will join a multidisciplinary team including two neurohospitalists, eight neurologists, seven neurosurgeons, two neuroradiologists and one senior neurointerventional neurologist who shares neuro-interventional call. The physician will be expected to participate in multidisciplinary conferences, quality improvement initiatives and contribute to the teaching of medical students and residents. This is an outstanding opportunity to have the best of all worlds at a top academic medical center with plenty of opportunities to collaborate, perform research, and teach.
As UPMC Hamot's regional presence as a tertiary hub has expanded in recent years, it means more acutely ill patients are in need of a higher quality of care. Project 20/20, a seven-story patient tower scheduled to be completed in 2020, will house 64 intensive care beds. In addition, the new patient tower will expand critical care services to include medical, surgical, cardiovascular, neuro and trauma critical care. At $111 million, it will be the biggest capital project in UPMC Hamot's history.
In 2018, The Stroke Center at UPMC Hamot received certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of competence for treatment of serious stroke events. UPMC Hamot is the first and only hospital in the area to receive comprehensive certification, and among five percent of hospitals nationally.
Katie Bool Shafer