I'm curious as to two things here. First, a quote from the spokesperson mentioned in the article:
"The reason our figures are so good ... is the people in the region recognize quality, so we have high patient volumes" (from Jane Duffield)
I don't know the Pittsburgh area and what hospitals are good, mediocre, etc. How do the people working there feel, for real?
Second item (also a quote)
"UPMC's Duffield, however, said, "When UPMC does well the community does well because we pour back everything we make into the community."
So, Pittsburgh people (esp UPMC employees)....are these claims fact or fiction? I congratulate you all if it's for real; in that case, it sounds like it would be a good place to work. But as we all know, there are two sides to every story.....I'm eager to hear the story from the perspective of the employees