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UPMC Altoona Provided $41 Million in Community Benefits Last Year, Part of UPMC’s Nearly $900 Million Total
ALTOONA, Pa., Aug. 30, 2016 - UPMC Altoona provided $41 million in IRS-defined “community benefits” last year, an average of more than $112,000 a day for programs and services to improve the health and quality of life of all the communities UPMC Altoona serves. The $41 million total includes:
UPMC's $892 million in total community benefits includes:
A major community health improvement effort is in collaboration with the Healthy Blair County Coalition. UPMC Altoona is helping to encourage children and adults to eat healthier and be physically active. The hospital’s recent efforts include launching Let’s Move Clair County, an extension of the national Let’s Move campaign, by promoting outreach and education about obesity and diabetes.
“Our role as a tertiary hospital has grown as we continue to regionalize our clinical and community services by sharing programs, resources, technology, physician specialists and other expertise with UPMC Bedford Memorial and others throughout UPMC,” added Murray, who also is the president of UPMC Bedford Memorial.
UPMC Altoona also teaches tomorrow's health professionals through a family medicine residency program, a medical technologist school and relationships with area universities to provide hands-on training to future registered nurses, physical therapists and radiology technologists.
UPMC Altoona has a powerful effect on the local economy with a total annual economic impact of more than $546 million.
About UPMCA world-renowned health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. It 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 60,000 employees, more than 20 hospitals, more than 500 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 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 on 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