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UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

February 22, 2019

 
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 21, 2019
Health care giant UPMC slapped back at the Pennsylvania attorney general late Thursday, accusing him in a nine-count civil lawsuit of “illegally taking over nonprofit health care” in the state. …

 

Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
February 21, 2019
UPMC subsidiaries, including several hospitals and UPMC Health Plan, late Thursday filed a class-action lawsuit against Pennsylvania’s attorney general in federal court, alleging his suit against the Pittsburgh-based health system breaks federal law in regulating nonprofit health systems. … 

 

Source: Tribune-Review
February 21, 2019
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is overstepping his authority by attempting to force UPMC to work together with rival health system Highmark beyond this summer’s expiration of a state-brokered agreement, UPMC argued Thursday in court filings. … 

 

Source: GoErie
February 21, 2019
UPMC on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against Pennsylvania State Attorney General Josh Shapiro, arguing Shapiro’s petition against the Pittsburgh-based health care giant earlier this month exceeds his authority and violates law in regulating nonprofit health systems. … 

 

Source: Modern Healthcare
February 21, 2019
UPMC is seeking an injunction in a major antitrust lawsuit against Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurers that would force the Blues to contract with the academic health system. … 

 

Source: Law 360
February 21, 2019
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hit back Thursday at Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s efforts to force the hospital and insurance network back to negotiations with Highmark Inc. …

 

Source: The Tribune-Democrat
February 22, 2019
UPMC Somerset is among a group of hospitals and other UPMC subsidiaries pressing for federal court action to stop the state’s top prosecutor from forcing hospitals to contract with all insurance companies….

 

Source: Tribune-Review
February 21, 2019 
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, appears on the front page taking UPMC to court to force it to permit Highmark Medicare recipients to forever be entitled to UPMC’s lower in-network rates for their physicians, services and hospitals, eliminating the inherent competition between the two firms (“AG Shapiro: UPMC’s ‘corporate greed’ hurting patients,” Feb. 7, TribLIVE). …

 

Source: KDKA-TV
February 21, 2019 
… Dr. Nowalk has seen a number of kids with AFM, including Bryson. Dr. Nowalk is the Director of Infectious Diseases at UPMC Children’s Hospital. …

 

Source: Erie Times-News
February 21, 2019 
… Erie Events officials showed the UPMC Park renderings to Erie Mayor Joe Schember and Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper on Thursday morning. Schember said that the plans line up well with the final $16.5 million phase of renovations to the historic Warner Theatre at 811 State St., located near UPMC Park. …

 

Source: Erie News Now 
February 21, 2019 
… With just more than 40 days until opening day for the Erie SeaWolves, new renderings of upcoming renovations to UPMC Park were revealed Thursday. …

 

Source: Erie Times-News
February 21, 2019 
… The nine committed founding property partners are the City of Erie, Erie County, UPMC Hamot, Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Sisters of St. Joseph, Emmaus Ministries, Erie City Mission, First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant and Mercyhurst University. …

 

Source: The Economist 
February 22, 2019 
… “Anyone who tells me otherwise has to show me why that curve should bend now when it hasn’t in the face of the war on drugs and the rise and fall of other drugs,” says Donald Burke, the dean of public health at the University of Pittsburgh. …

 

Source: Helio 
February 21, 2019 
… “We were able to use the big data available to us at [University of Pittsburgh Medical Center] UPMC to study and compare smokers and non-smokers with LBP,” Rohit Navlani, DO, told Healio.com/Orthopedics. …

 

Source: WPXI-TV
February 21, 2019
An attorney for a group of residents against a proposed UPMC South hospital argued Wednesday night at a Jefferson Hills borough zoning appeals hearing that UPMC’s permit was approved in error. …

 

Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
February 21, 2019 
An attorney for a group of residents against a proposed UPMC South hospital argued Wednesday night at a Jefferson Hills borough zoning appeals hearing that UPMC’s permit was approved in error. …

 

Source: Tioga Publishing 
February 21, 2019 
In September, this newspaper reported that Lydia Tingley, a third grade student at Coudersport Elementary, had raised more than $1,000 at UPMC Cole’s Patterson Cancer Center as part of her 2018 New Year’s resolution. …

 

Source: Tribune-Review
February 21, 2019 
… In a statement Wednesday, UPMC said it is always evaluating opportunities to extend its care where there is demand but that it had nothing new to announce. …

 

Source: Penn Lines Magazine 
February 21, 2019 
… “We’re able to provide care in our region and to our patients through telemedicine in places that normally there would be no provisions for specialty services — you’d have to go to a larger city,” says Timothy Schoener, UPMC Susquehanna vice president, chief information officer... 

 

Source: Penn Lines Magazine 
February 21, 2019 
… Dr. Morgan Rogers, a third-year resident at UPMC Susquehanna who grew up in Williamsport, Pa., says doctors choose family medicine for the service, not the money, but paying thousands of dollars a month in student loans would have deterred her from her chosen specialty... 

 

Source: Lock Haven Express
February 22, 2019 
… Dr. Leslie A. Webb of UPMC Susquehanna’s Heart & Vascular Institute is a graduate of Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. …

 

Source: Penn Live 
February 21, 2019 
… Concerns about traffic congestion and safety have intensified as a result of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s plan to build a hospital northwest of the I-81 interchange, and UPMC Pinnacle’s plan to expand its hospital campus on Technology Parkway. …

 

Source: CBS 21 
February 21, 2019 
… “Having a higher level of exposure over a long period of time is definitely bad,” said Dr. Troy Moritz, Thoracic Surgeon at UPMC/Pinnacle. …

 

Source: Ellwood City Ledger 
February 22, 2019 
… “With the changes with the hospital, it became important for us to find a new location,” Dina Perry, executive administrator for UPMC Community Medicine Inc., said Thursday. …

 

Source: Benzinga 
February 21, 2019  
… In Pennsylvania, the opioid crisis has been even worse than the national average. A 2018 report prepared by the DEA Philadelphia Division and the University of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania tabulates 5,456 drug-related overdose deaths in the state in 2017. …

 

Source: MedPage Today 
February 21, 2019 
… In a press statement, co-author Sally Wenzel, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Asthma Institute, said that predicting how patients with severe asthma will respond to systemic CS therapies is an important, unmet medical challenge. …

 

Source: Lock Haven Express
February 22, 2019 
… UPMC Susquehanna accepts most major health insurance plans including Geisinger Health Plan, Highmark, UPMC Health Plan, and more. …
 

 

 

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