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10 Things to Know About University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian is an adult medical-surgical referral hospital and a site of ongoing research and graduate programs in conjunction with University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Here are 10 things to know about UPMC Presbyterian, according to its website.

1. Jeffrey Romoff serves as president and CEO of UPMC, which includes UPMC Presbyterian. He began his career at the University of Pittsburgh in 1973 as director of the office of education and regional programming at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-ceo-cfo-profiles/ceo-jeffrey-romoff-leading-evolving-at-upmc.html

2. Robert DeMichiei serves as senior vice president and CFO of UPMC.

3. UPMC Presbyterian is one hospital with two buildings — UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Montefiore — linked by a pedestrian bridge that crosses over two streets with links to other buildings as well.

4. UPMC Presbyterian is staffed by 7,900 employees and has 1,601 patient beds, including 954 general medical/surgical beds and 226 special care beds.

5. Last year, UPMC Presbyterian recorded approximately $10 billion in total revenue and $99 million in net income, which resulted in a 1 percent profit margin, according to the American Hospital Directory. http://www.ahd.com/free_profile.php?hcfa_id=4887ca452ac38ebf4b9d52d1a0386752&ek=5499248f5d59b6079f13bce4e4a9ccef

6. UPMC performed 55,900 inpatient surgeries and 35,600 outpatient surgeries and had 350,600 outpatient visits last year.

7. UPMC Presbyterian was recently listed on Becker's Hospital Review's list of 100 Great Hospitals. http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/100-great-hospitals.html

8. UPMC Presbyterian had its beginnings in 1893, when it was founded by Louise Lyle, the wife of a Presbyterian minster.

9. UPMC Presbyterian has a Giving Life Wall, a photomontage on permanent display that honors those who selflessly give the gift of life to a loved one through organ donation. The wall is a collaborative effort between UPMC and the Center for Organ Recovery & Education.

10. UPMC Presbyterian partnered with IBM to pilot the rollout of SmartRoom, a cutting-edge solution that converts patient data into useful information, simplifies work for the caregiver, and creates a more positive patient experience. Currently, four wings at UPMC Montefiore — which is part of UPMC Presbyterian — are outfitted with this technology.

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