Tag: UPMC

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Health

Steelers’ captain Clark teams up with Pitt and UPMC to fight Sickle Cell

INVOLVED IN A BIG WAY—Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark stands on the sidelines late the fourth quarter of a Steelers’ 13-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Pittsburgh in 2012. Clark has never been afraid to speak his mind. That blunt honesty—and a work ethic forged from a decade in the NFL—is one of the reasons his teammates made the veteran a captain for the first time in his career. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) Physicians and scientists at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC are developing better treatments for children and adults with sickle cell disease (SCD). Their ultimate goal is to find a cure.

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Metro

Metro Beat 6-26

  PA. CROWD, COUNCILMAN CHEER GAY MARRIAGE DECISIONS PITTSBURGH (AP) — At least 250 people gathered on a downtown Pittsburgh street closed for the occasion…

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Metro

UPMC lone corporation to make diversity commitment. Initiative asks others to get on board

MARSHA JONES, CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER AT PNC At a press conference on May 23, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald joined community and corporate leaders to announce a new initiative to increase economic opportunities for minorities in Pittsburgh. The initiative will specifically target the African-American population, which exhibits the greatest disparities in employment and wealth in the Pittsburgh region.

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Business

Highmark gets Pa. approval for West Penn takeover

WILLIAM WINKENWERDER JR. by Marc Levy Associated Press Writer HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Health insurance giant Highmark Inc. received conditional approval Monday from Pennsylvania regulators to take over the financially troubled West Penn Allegheny Health System as part of its plan to compete with UPMC, western Pennsylvania’s dominant network, for patients and their health care dollars.