UPMC to acquire Mercy Hospital

  1. Here is a link to the story (hope it works)

    http://www.wpxi.com/health/9892911/detail.html
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    Thank you so much for that link!!!!
  4. by   Markthemalenurse
    No problem - glad to help.
  5. by   Pompom
    That is just so sad. I worked at Mercy for many years, it was a great hospital. UPMC is swallowing up all the private hospitals then ruining them. Just so sad.
  6. by   wonderbee
    Anyone out there work for Mercy? How does this affect you?
    I know a lot of you saw Mercy as the friendlier alternative to UPMC. West Penn next?
  7. by   CoffeeRTC
    West Penn is already with AGH.
  8. by   Markthemalenurse
    Quote from michelle126
    West Penn is already with AGH.
    Along with Suburban General Hospital in Bellevue. Earlier this year Mercy Hospital sold off their hospital on the north shore (Mercy Providence Hospital). The only hospital that they are retaining in the area is Mercy Hospital in Jeanette.
  9. by   Altra
    Quote from RNKittyKat
    Anyone out there work for Mercy? How does this affect you?
    I know a lot of you saw Mercy as the friendlier alternative to UPMC. West Penn next?
    I hear ya ...

    Way too early to tell much of anything.

    NRSKarenRN: if you're interested, also see www.post-gazette.com --- several articles over the last few days, pretty good coverage of the many aspects of this announcement, particularly the potential impact on indigent care in Allegheny County, of which Mercy has provided the lion's share.
    Last edit by Altra on Sep 23, '06
  10. by   oramar
    I work with someone that left there 6 months ago. They felt at the time something big was going down and they also felt it was going to be something they did not like. This person was at Mercy for THIRTY TWO years.
  11. by   Shamira Aizza
    Quote from Pompom
    That is just so sad. I worked at Mercy for many years, it was a great hospital. UPMC is swallowing up all the private hospitals then ruining them. Just so sad.
    Just for reference, Mercy Hosp is MILLIONS in debt, and they are the ones who approached UPMC to help rescue them. UPMC did not leverage themselves to 'take over' Mercy.

    I'd be interested in hearing which hospitals are worse off since they've aligned with UPMC.
  12. by   danh3190
    Quote from Markthemalenurse
    Along with Suburban General Hospital in Bellevue. Earlier this year Mercy Hospital sold off their hospital on the north shore (Mercy Providence Hospital). The only hospital that they are retaining in the area is Mercy Hospital in Jeanette.
    I didn't know they sold off Mercy Providence. Who's running it now? What services does it provide?
  13. by   Altra
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    Last edit by Altra on Oct 2, '06
  14. by   NRSKarenRN
    social service providers hope 'mercy care' continues
    friday, september 22, 2006.
    by steve levin, pittsburgh post-gazette.

    when vicki sirockman worked at children's home of pittsburgh, she recalled that ambulance drivers sometimes went out of their way to take patients to mercy hospital "because they thought they'd be treated better there."...


    west penn tries to stop university of pittsburgh medical center's mercy deal
    the head of the region's second-largest health system is moving aggressively to try to block the merger of university of pittsburgh medical center and mercy hospital, raising concerns with the u.s. justice department, the pennsylvania attorney general and others.
    pittsburgh post-gazette, sep 29, 2006

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