In 2004, the region’s two largest hospital systems sought to redraw the map of Pennsylvania. Although their hospitals, clinics and headquarters all sit in and around Allegheny County, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and West Penn Allegheny Health System asked Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly, to identify them…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Hospitals say a skewed Medicare payment system may cripple them
Amadeo Marcos was the first surgeon to take a piece of liver from a healthy living donor and successfully transplant it into an unrelated critically ill patient. In the nine years since, he’s done more of these complex surgeries than anyone. Topping his vitae is his current position, chief of the transplant division…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading UPMC exports its brand and services across continents
When the state Department of Welfare announced last year that it would close Mayview State Hospital by Dec. 31, 2008, officials explained what would happen to the remaining 200 patients and said the closure would allow patients to receive community-​based care.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading As new forms of treatment have made it obsolete, massive Mayview prepares to close
Among scientific researchers, you’re in the zone if you can create something that falls into what is known as Pasteur’s Quadrant. Back when the National Academy of Science was getting organized, its president, Vannevar Bush, developed a methodology for allocating federal funding by classifying research as either basic or applied.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading To boldly go
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