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New deal between UPMC, Highmark extends in-network access

New deal between UPMC, Highmark extends in-network access

By Associated Press  |  January 05, 2018

Under a new agreement, Highmark health insurance will retain in-network access to UPMC health system hospitals in Western Pennsylvania. UPMC had planned to cut most business ties with Highmark in June 2019.

Highmark's Allegheny Health Network announces $1B expansion

Highmark's Allegheny Health Network announces $1B expansion

By Associated Press  |  October 18, 2017

Highmark Health will spend $1 billion to expand its Allegheny Health Network hospital chain, including a new 160-bed hospital in Pittsburgh's North Hills suburbs, four smaller neighborhood hospitals and renovations to existing hospitals.

Ken Levitan returning to Einstein network in C-suite role

Ken Levitan returning to Einstein network in C-suite role

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 08, 2017

Ken Levitan returns to Einstein after a two-year stint at consulting firm Ernst & Young, where he was executive director of its healthcare provider practice. Previously he was Einstein Healthcare's chief information officer for 10 years.

Lehigh Valley Health Network merges with Pocono Health System

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 29, 2016

Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa., has merged with Pocono Health System, based in Tobyhanna, Pa., effective Jan. 1. The deal adds one hospital to Lehigh Valley's growing system. Lehigh Valley currently operates seven hospital campuses and 16 health centers.

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.

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