UPMC looks for new site to build hospital

Pittsburgh-based UMPC has scrapped plans to build a hospital in the Pleasant Hills borough of Pennsylvania, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Earlier this year, UPMC announced plans to build a 300,000-square-foot hospital called UPMC South in Pleasant Hills. However, UPMC has dropped that plan and is looking for other sites to build on.

UPMC is "in the process of assessing other sites throughout the South Hills area that have subsequently emerged that are better suited and offer more space to construct modern and technologically state-of-the-art facilities to accommodate the inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic testing, advanced imaging, comprehensive primary care, senior care and other needs of our patients," UPMC spokesman Paul Wood told Pittsburgh Business Times.

UPMC's plan to build a hospital in Pleasant Hills was strongly opposed by Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network, as the site for UPMC's hospital was less than one mile from AHN's Jefferson Hospital in Jefferson Hills, Pa.  

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