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UPMC East Presents: Getting Ready for Surgery During COVID-19

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Rick Pietzak
Project Director, Crisis Communications

Danielle Sampsell

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WHAT: Join UPMC East online for “Getting Ready For Surgery During COVID-19,” a free, live virtual presentation on pre-op testing and surgery. Information about daily health screenings, COVID-19 testing, hospital cleanliness, and staff and patient safety requirements will be provided.


Registration is required: To register online, Visit, under the event name, click on “register for this event.” Once registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with access to view the virtual presentation.


For additional information, email or call 412-357-3700.


WHO: Marc Cordero, M.D., vice chair, division of surgery at UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport, and a wound care expert, will explain why you can be confident scheduling important cancer screenings, surgeries and other preventive care.


WHEN: 10 a.m., Thursday, June 25 


WHERE: Join the free online program from home using access information in registration confirmation email.


Note to Media: To cover this event, prior arrangements must be made by contacting Rick Pietzak at 412-523-6922 or