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UPMC employees say silence on abortion puts hospital system ‘in danger of complicity’

They want UPMC to leverage its position as Pennsylvania’s largest nongovernmental employer to protect abortion access in the state.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

More focus on mental health since the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased anxiety, stress, loneliness, panic attacks and more.

By Scott LaMar

Autonomous robots used at UPMC and other hospitals are found to have been vulnerable to hackers

Autonomous robots made by a Pittsburgh-based company and deployed in hospitals across the country have been vulnerable to a slew of remote attacks

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

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Facing staff shortages, UPMC triples pay for those who join its new travel nursing corps

Registered UPMC travel nurses and surgical techs will make $85 and $63 an hour, respectively.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

UPMC officials say parents shouldn’t hesitate to get kids vaccinated

At a press conference on Friday, UPMC officials emphasized the benefits of vaccinations for younger kids. They were adamant that the real health risks come from people choosing not to get vaccinated.

By Julia Zenkevich/WESA

High prices at UPMC’s flagship hospital don’t tell the whole story

Part of the reason that reliable data is hard to find is that the “official” or maximum cost for a medical service is rarely what ends up on the bill.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Jury selection slated in UPMC suit over Altoona acquisition

UPMC says in the lawsuit against CBIZ Inc. that it wouldn’t have acquired Altoona Regional Health System in 2013 had it known the hospital’s full liability.

By The Associated Press

In the face of many unknowns, Pittsburgh health systems devote resources to cure long COVID

Many so-called “long-hauler” patients also suffer from ongoing fatigue, depression and brain fog, as well as cardiac and neurological issues.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Symptoms aren’t just ‘in people’s heads’: Clinic helps COVID-19 long-haulers recover

More than 200 people have been treated at the UPMC Post COVID-19 Recovery Clinic since it opened last year.

By Maria Scapellato/WESA