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2016-02-26 / Top 100 Organizations

UPMC Altoona

Est. 1883 / Altoona

UPMC Altoona is a 376-bed acute care teaching hospital with multiple affiliated medical practices that serve the central Pennsylvania region. As a charitable, not-for-profit health care system, it is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The hospital is a part of a network of hospitals affiliated with UPMC Pittsburgh.

The hospital’s roots in the community go back more than 100 years with the founding of Altoona Hospital and Mercy Hospital. In 2004, the two merged and formed Altoona Regional Health System, which became UPMC Altoona in 2013.

UPMC Altoona provides world-class, compassionate health care with special emphasis on cancer, heart, stroke, vascular and trauma care, as well as orthopaedics, neurosciences, behavioral health, wound care and sleep medicine.

The health care system includes a modern outpatient center and surgery center. Its many physician practices provide patients with seamless access to primary care and specialty medical services. In addition, telemedicine provides residents with access to world-class specialists without having to leave town.

UPMC Altoona is the largest employer in Blair County and serves as an economic catalyst, providing a consistent source of stable, well-paying jobs. The hospital’s dedicated staff members work as a team to ensure that the care provided meets the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of each patient, upholding the hospital’s mission of providing excellent patient care.

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