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
It took a little doing — the blacksmith had to add a few links in the chains — but we’ve put obesity in the public stockade.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Obesity & The Great Allegheny Passage
The governments of Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh – the two largest governments in our region – duplicate many departments and services, including parks, public works, human resources, computer services, emergency management and so forth. This redundancy of functions and services results in operational inefficiencies, public confusion and unnecessary costs.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading In order to move ahead, the city and county should join forces
Great cities take great care when it comes to aesthetics, and Pittsburgh is fortunate to be among the nation’s great architectural cities. It doesn’t continue by magic, though. It takes planning and vigilance.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Casino garage & Mark Nordenberg
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