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December 4, 2020

 

Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
December 3, 2020
UPMC on Thursday released a video message from President and CEO Jeffrey A. Romoff thanking UPMC's 91,000-strong employee base for their efforts for patients and the health system during what he called a challenging 2020. …

 

Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
December 4, 2020
… Dr. Don Yealy, senior medical director of Pittsburgh-based UPMC, said the health system is seeing higher demand for its services during the surge but that it’s meeting the demand by being proactive and carrying out its surge plans. …

 

Source: The Tribune-Democrat
December 3, 2020
… Dr. Donald Yealy, senior medical director and chair of emergency medicine for UPMC Health System, said the Southwest Region is working together to address potential shortage and surges. …

 

Source: WPXI-TV
December 3, 2020
… UPMC Senior Director for Emergency Preparedness Knox Walk said he doesn’t think storage is going to be an issue. ...

 

Source: WPXI-TV
December 3, 2020
… This is like nothing any of us have ever seen,” said UPMC Shadyside pulmonologist Dr. Jennifer McComb. ...

 

Source: KDKA-TV
December 3, 2020
… Bordogna, Nickell and UPMC Passavant Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Bryan-Morris all said seeing people choosing not to follow virus mitigation efforts has become one of the more frustrating parts of working through this pandemic. …

 

Source: KDKA-TV
December 3, 2020
… Both Allegheny Health Network and UPMC say their ICU beds are filling up, but they still have beds available. …

 

Source: WJET-TV (Erie)
December 3, 2020
… Medical giants UPMC and Allegheny Health Network have been preparing for the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine. …

 

Source: WICU TV  (Erie)
December 2, 2020
Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing and UPMC Hamot is feeling the influx as more people test positive. ...

 

Source: Lancaster Online
December 3, 2020
… While Lancaster General Hospital and WellSpan Health have implemented a variety of measures to balance staffing to ensure beds will be available for COVID patients, UPMC Pinnacle is operating as normal. …

 

Source: Penn Live
December 3, 2020
… A UPMC Pinnacle official, however, expressed no immediate alarm over the situation. …

 

Source: WHTM-TV (Harrisburg)
December 3, 2020
… Dr. John Goldman, an infectious disease specialist and vice-president of medical affairs at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg, said that hospital is meeting medical demands. …

 

Source: WITF-FM (Harrisburg)
December 3, 2020
… Dr. John Goldman is an infectious disease specialist with UPMC Pinnacle and he joins us on Friday’s Smart Talk to answer questions about COVID-19 and slowing the spread. …

 

Source: New Castle News
December 3, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continued its assault on Lawrence County with a record number of new cases Thursday while UPMC Jameson reported no available intensive care unit beds. …

 

Source: KERO-TV (Bakersfield, CA)
December 3, 2020
… UPMC Altoona released this statement that said, “Our capacity fluctuates continuously in our ICUs and in our other beds as inpatients are admitted and discharged around the clock. At this time, UPMC Altoona is providing all services, our Emergency Department is open and we are prepared to care for all patients who need it.” ...

 

Source: Beaver County Times
December 3, 2020
… Lisa Lombardo, a spokeswoman for UPMC, which owns UPMC Jameson in Lawrence County, said the hospital system has plans that include sharing resources across its widespread network of hospitals. …

 

Source: Altoona Mirror 
December 4, 2020
… At the time of the Nov. 20 situation report, UPMC Altoona had more than 80 COVID-19 inpatients, with 18 on ventilators, according to the report. …

 

Source: Williamsport Sun-Gazette
December 3, 2020
… According UPMC’s Dr. Rutul Dalal, “Within the system we can move patients … all hands are on deck,” he continued. ...

 

Source: NorthcentralPA.com
December 3, 2020
... Leaders from county government and UPMC Susquehanna emphasized the need for public health measures, almost to the point of begging the community to take this virus seriously. …

 

Source: Wellsboro Gazette
December 3, 2020
… “Because of extensive planning and preparation, UPMC facilities are safe and staff are well-equipped and know how to properly care for patients with COVID-19,” Tyler Wagner, manager of communications for UPMC Susquehanna region, wrote in an email to this newspaper. ...

 

Source: WOLF-TV (Hazelton, PA)
December 3, 2020
 "We're nearing capacity," Dr. David Lopatofsky, CMO of UPMC Susquehanna said. "Our hospitals are certainly feeling the stress," Dr Jodi Lenko, vice-chair of the department of medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton said….

 

Source: WESA-FM
December 3, 2020
… Dr. David Okonkwo, director of the Neurotrauma Clinical Trials Center at the University of Pittsburgh, says the level of care spinal cord injury patients receive can vary widely, in part because what’s approved by health insurance companies may not compensate for the care recommended by health professionals. …

 

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 4, 2020
… While sitting in her daughter’s room at UPMC Children’s Hospital, Mrs. Bridge got a call from Jamie Ward of Jamie’s Dream Team. ...

 

Source: UPI  
December 2, 2020 
"We found that mutant mice, particularly females and during the active phase, which is the dark phase for nocturnal mice, had a higher propensity to take cocaine, were impaired in their ability to stop seeking cocaine, and were more likely to show relapse-like behavior," said Lauren DePoy, a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. 

 

Source: Wellsboro Sun-Gazette
December 3, 2020
… According to Medical Director and Head of Infectious Diseases of the Susquehanna Regions UPMC, Rutul Dalal, MD, even though it can cause some discomfort and feeling of restriction, a mask has no impact on the amount of physical oxygen being received, even when vigorously exercising. …

 

Source: Williamsport Sun-Gazette
December 4, 2020
… Dr. David Lopatofsky, chief medical officer, UPMC Susquehanna, said local health system facilities are equipped for now to handle the upsurge in COVID-19 cases. ...

 

Source: The Science Times
December 3, 2020
… "I think the idea that we're going to give this virus to our pets or we're going to get it from them is just nonsense," said Dr. John Williams, chief of the divisions of pediatric infectious disease at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children's Hospital of Pittsburg.  …

 

Source: NEXT Pittsburgh 
December 3, 2020
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh made the cut for Parents magazine’s Top 15 Hospitals in Innovation and Technology. …

 

Source: The Lock Haven Express
December 4, 2020
… Steven Hawley, DPM, is a foot and ankle physician with UPMC in Williamsport who specializes in wound care. …

 

Source: The Buffalo News  
November 30, 2020
... The National Comedy Center started consulting with epidemiologists from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which has a satellite campus in Jamestown...

 

Source: The Record-Online
December 3, 2020
On behalf of the UPMC medical staff and providers in the Susquehanna region, we want to re-emphasize a few important messages about COVID-19, a pandemic that we are all still very much facing today, and acknowledge the heroic response to this pandemic by healthcare workers across the region including our incredible UPMC employees as they tirelessly care for our communities…

 

Source: Fierce Healthcare
December 3, 2020
… The program initially focused on conditions such as cardiovascular disease, Chronis Manolis, chief pharmacy officer at UPMC, told Fierce Healthcare. …

 

Source: Very Well Health
December 4, 2020
… “Daily oral PrEP is great if you can use it. It is safe and effective,” Sharon Hillier, PhD, Richard Sweet Professor of Reproductive Infectious Disease at the Magee-Women's Research Institute, tells Verywell. …