UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff: We want to become the 'Amazon of healthcare'

Pittsburgh-based UPMC President and CEO Jeffrey A. Romoff said during an announcement Nov. 3 he wants the health system to "become the Amazon of healthcare," according to a Penn Live report.

Mr. Romoff and other UPMC officials highlighted their intent to make UPMC a world leader in healthcare during the announcement Friday. To achieve that goal, officials said they have invested $2 billion in the construction of three digitally-centered specialty hospitals and will break ground on the facilities soon, according to the report. UPMC will partner with Microsoft on the facilities' design, officials said.

During the announcement, Mr. Romoff also noted UPMC's recent expansion efforts through the completion of its acquisition of several facilities from Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems. The health system also finalized its acquisition of Harrisburg, Pa.-based UPMC Pinnacle Sept. 1.

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