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July 10, 2020


Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
July 9, 2020
UPMC's community benefits tally rose $175 million to $1.4 billion across its system in Pennsylvania, western New York and western Maryland for the fiscal year 2019. ...

 

Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
July 9, 2020
Top UPMC doctors on Thursday praised the targeted approaches that local and state leaders have recently employed to stop the boom in Covid-19 cases while saying that everyone, including less-susceptible young people, need to wear masks, practice physical distancing and wash hands frequently to keep the virus from spreading to older and more vulnerable people. ...

 

Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
July 9, 2020
UPMC is expanding its specimen collection facility on the South Side to include drive-through as demand for Covid-19 testing spikes. ...

 

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 9, 2020
UPMC physicians said Thursday the higher levels of COVID-19 infections in recent weeks are not resulting in notably higher levels of hospitalizations or deaths.

 

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 9, 2020
… During a Thursday press conference, UPMC physicians said the higher levels of COVID-19 infections in recent weeks are not resulting in notably higher levels of hospitalizations or deaths. ...

 

Source: WTAE-TV
July 9, 2020
UPMC's data has a silver lining for Southwest Pennsylvania; most people aren't getting as sick from COVID-19. …

 

Source: WTAE-TV
July 9, 2020
… "If you think about it, in Pittsburgh our largest employers, none of them have laid off. Whether you're talking about UPMC on the non profit side, PNC on the for profit side," Lamb said. …

 

Source: WTAE-TV
July 9, 2020
… A UPMC official said their efforts to increase testing have been hobbled by slowdowns at Quest Diagnostics, a major laboratory company. …

 

Source: WPXI-TV
July 9, 2020
UPMC doctors said the majority of new COVID-19 cases are in young people, and those cases aren’t as severe. ...

 

Source: KDKA-TV
July 9, 2020
Doctors at UPMC gave an update on the Pittsburgh area’s recent surge of new coronavirus cases. …

 

Source: WESA-FM
July 9, 2020
UPMC says its positivity rate for tests among asymptomatic patients remains at 0.27 percent. …

 

Source: Erie Times News
July 8, 2020
... In addition, the area has a diverse population that requires planning when discussing health information, said Jim Donnelly, R.N., UPMC Hamot’s chief nursing officer. ...

 

Source: WJET-TV (Erie)
July 9, 2020
… “There was a concentration of cases in the 16503 zip code area that is in the lower east side with some extension to the 16504 area,” said UPMC Hamot Vice President of Patient Care Services Jim Donnelly. …

 

Source: WICU-TV (Erie)
July 9, 2020
… Jim Donnelly, Vice President of Patient Care Services at UPMC Hamot, said UPMC Hamot's epidemiology and infection prevention teams began studying the local outbreak in detail when state officials were keeping Erie County in the yellow phase of reopening. ...

 

Source: WPMT-TV (York, PA)
July 9, 2020
Leaders at UPMC strongly suggested for everyone to follow health guidelines that included wearing masks, washing hands, social distancing.

 

Source: WHP-TV (Harrisburg)
July 9, 2020
Doctors at UPMC say they've seen a significant increase of people testing positive for COVID-19 in the western part of the state over the past two weeks. …

 

Source: WTAJ-TV (Altoona, PA)
July 9, 2020
In a press conference on Thursday, UPMC officials said the surge of positive Coronavirus patients in the region is largely in young people. ...

 

Source: Lehigh Valley Live
July 9, 2020
… Officials at a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center press conference Thursday confirmed testing indicates cases are linked to young people who have been traveling or hitting the bars. ...

 

Source: The Derrick  
July 9, 2020
… “You can sometimes hear the argument that the mask is not going to protect me,” said Dr. Randy Boggess, who is also the vice president of medical affairs at UPMC Northwest. ...

 

Source: The Tribune-Democrat
July 9, 2020
The current surge in COVID-19 in southwestern Pennsylvania appears to be from a coronavirus strain that is less lethal than the original strain that slammed the nation earlier this year, UPMC experts said Thursday. …

 

Source: The Daily American
July 10, 2020
… University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the state Department of Health are seeing significant increases monthly in the number of COVID-19 cases among younger age groups, particularly 19- to 24-year-olds. …

 

Source: Ellwood City Ledger
July 9, 2020
Wearing a mask isn’t a political position, UPMC officials say — it’s a public health mandate. …

 

Source: Ellwood City Ledger
July 9, 2020
… “We’ve been in constant communication with our partners at UPMC, in public safety, our nursing homes and primary care doctors,” said Morgan Boyd, chairman of the Lawrence County Board of Commissioners. …

 

Source: Ellwood City Ledger
July 9, 2020
… We’ve been in constant communication with our partners at UPMC, in public safety, our nursing homes and primary care doctors,” said Morgan Boyd, chairman of the Lawrence County Board of Commissioners. …

 

Source: Cumberland Times-News
July 9, 2020
… UPMC Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology Graham Snyder provided that and more data at a virtual press conference on Thursday. ...

 

Source: The Post-Journal
July 10, 2020
The trend UPMC medical professionals are witnessing throughout their facilities is similar to what Chautauqua County experienced earlier this week. …

 

Source: Allied News
July 10, 2020
The current surge in COVID-19 in southwestern Pennsylvania appears to be from a coronavirus strain that is less lethal than the original strain that slammed the nation earlier this year, UPMC experts said Thursday. ...

 

Source: Williamsport Sun-Gazette
July 10, 2020
We are responding to the realities that are happening right now,” Dr. Donald Yealy, M.D., UPMC senior medical director and chair of the department of emergency medicine, said in a press briefing. ...

 

Source: WHTM-TV (Harrisburg)
July 9, 2020
… UPMC Pinnacle in Harrisburg just performed its 1,300 kidney transplant. …

 

Source: Technical.ly
July 9, 2020
… And UPMC Enterprises, the university’s venture arm that is committing $1 billion to new life sciences investments, is there, too.. …

 

Source: Philly Voice
July 9, 2020
… The study, conducted by researchers at Quest Diagnostics and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is the largest to assess the performance of cervical cancer screening methods in American women. ...

 

Source: NorthcentralPA.com
July 9, 2020
UPMC welcomes Christopher Enwonwu, MD, interventional radiologist, to the Heart & Vascular Institute in Williamsport…

 

Source: Bradford Era
July 9, 2020
… Dr. Rutul Dalal is medical director of infectious diseases and chairman of Infection Prevention and Control at UPMC in the Susquehanna region.