Harrisburg-based PinnacleHealth on Friday officially joined the growing UPMC network.
The seven-hospital system, renamed UPMC Pinnacle, will remain under local governance with a board comprising 12 business and community members named by Pinnacle and six new members appointed by UPMC, according to a release issued Friday.
The release also said the agreement will not affect patients’ care or their insurance coverage, with UPMC Pinnacle continuing to honor existing contracts with regional insurers, including a long-term contract extension with Highmark signed in August.
“We are excited to welcome Pinnacle to UPMC,” said Jeffrey A. Romoff, UPMC president and CEO.
“We have a long track record of successful affiliations, all of which have resulted in significant investment and growth in advanced specialty care, primary care and community services accessible locally to residents of many diverse communities. Together we will enhance UPMC Pinnacle’s position as the leading provider of world-class care in the central Pennsylvania region.”
UPMC Pinnacle President and CEO Philip W. Guarneschelli said in the release that the agreement “will bring expanded healthcare services and advanced quality initiatives to patients across central Pennsylvania, allowing us to continue to provide high-value, nationally recognized care.”
Date: Sep 04, 2017