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UPMC sees boost from health plan

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 01, 2017

Pittsburgh-based UPMC benefited in the first six months of its fiscal year from increased enrollment in its health plan as well as higher patient volumes. But expenses bogged down its operating income.

UPMC hourly workers strike to protest wages, union rights

UPMC hourly workers strike to protest wages, union rights

By Maria Castellucci  |  November 29, 2016

Around 20 employees of Pittsburgh-based UPMC health system staged a labor strike Tuesday to protest wages and union rights. The striking workers allege UPMC has prevented them from forming a local under the Service Employees International Union-Healthcare Pennsylvania.

Maxwell named interim CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare

Maxwell named interim CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 29, 2016

Dale Maxwell will become interim CEO at Albuquerque-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services when current president and CEO James Hinton leaves to become chief executive at Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health in January 2017.

Pittsburgh researchers team up to offer open-source genomic software

By Joseph Conn  |  October 28, 2016

Several Pittsburgh-based genetic research organizations have released to the public an open-source software tool that aims to make researchers' work easier while handing massive amounts of genomic data across disparate data sources.

UPMC to build second cancer center in Ireland

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 27, 2016

UPMC health system announced Thursday it has partnered with Ireland's largest private healthcare system to build a new cancer therapy center in Cork.

UPMC acquires four-hospital system in north central Pennsylvania

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 18, 2016

Pittsburgh-based UPMC health system announced Tuesday that it has acquired Susquehanna Health. Under terms of the deal, UPMC will invest $500 million to expand Susquehanna's emergency, cardiac and cancer service lines.

How some Blues made the ACA work while others failed

How some Blues made the ACA work while others failed

By Bob Herman  |  October 15, 2016

Wildly different experiences with the ACA marketplaces have played out across 34 not-for-profit and mutual Blue Cross and Blue Shield brands, according to a Modern Healthcare analysis of financial filings.

UPMC launches telemedicine startup for nursing home patients

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 23, 2016

UPMC health system has announced the launch of a telemedicine software company that will help patients reach doctors during off hours. The move is aimed at reducing avoidable hospital admissions among nursing home patients.

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