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UPMC Altoona to Open Outpatient Center in Ebensburg
ALTOONA, Pa., January 9, 2017 — UPMC’s world-class care is coming to Cambria County in early 2018 with the opening of a $20 million outpatient facility conveniently located near routes 22 and 219 in Ebensburg.
UPMC Altoona’s construction of the 3-story, 46,500-square-foot facility at Zeman Road will bring world-class care close to home through UPMC, which is ranked No. 12 in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals.
“This will be a hub for family practice and specialty care physician appointments as well as extensive outpatient testing and therapy,” said Jerry Murray, president of UPMC Altoona and UPMC Bedford Memorial.
“This new facility extends the clinical excellence of UPMC to residents of Cambria County and provides a convenient ‘one-stop’ for care option,” Murray added. Patients want the convenience of having outpatient services under one roof as evidenced by the popularity of UPMC Altoona Station Medical Center in the city and the soon-to-be-completed UPMC Logan Medical Center near Hollidaysburg.”
The first floor will feature convenient access to these outpatient services:
“Blair Gastroenterology is the largest group of gastroenterologists in the region,” said Steve Gildea, executive director of the practice. “We have offices in Altoona, Bedford and soon in Ebensburg. This new Ebensburg office will reduce travel time for patients in Cambria, Somerset and Indiana Counties. It offers much greater convenience for our patients.”
Primary Health Network will offer these services on the third floor in a 15,000-square-foot suite:
The facility also will offer:
About UPMCA $13 billion world-renowned health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. UPMC provides nearly $900 million a year in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 65,000 employees, more than 25 hospitals, 600 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a more than 3 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical and behavioral health services insurer in western Pennsylvania. Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC ranks No. 12 in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. UPMC Enterprises functions as the innovation and commercialization arm of UPMC while UPMC International provides hands-on health care and management services with partners in 12 countries on four continents. For more information, go to UPMC.com