Highmark could build third outpatient center

Health insurer Highmark is considering a third outpatient center, Highmark President and CEO David Holmberg said March 23 during a VisionPittsburgh luncheon, according to a Pittsburgh Business Times report.

If the outpatient center is constructed, it would complement two Highmark wellness centers — the Wexford (Pa.) Health + Wellness center and the Bethel Park (Pa.) Health + Wellness center, which is in the midst of a $17 million renovation, according to the report.

Highmark is currently looking to infuse $175 million into Allegheny Health Network, a Highmark subsidiary in Pittsburgh. According to the report, it's all part of a strategic plan that includes a third outpatient center.

Mr. Holmberg said in the report that the capital improvement money will also be used to convert semi-private rooms to private rooms and update operating rooms at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Highmark is also seeking $9.1 million from the state for neonatal intensive care unit improvements at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.

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