‘The Future Is Bright, There Is Much Good to Come’

On June 12, employees, medical staff, and community leaders joined to celebrate the becoming of UPMC Washington and UPMC Greene.

Leslie C. Davis, president and CEO of UPMC, applauded our leaders who never wavered in belief that Washington Health System would join UPMC.

“It’s been clear how deeply you care about your employees and your community,” said Leslie. “Together, we will carry on that culture of caring in our next chapters as UPMC Washington and UPMC Greene.”

Numerous media outlets shared the monumental news of the benefits that will come from our affiliation, including: Marty Griffin of KDKA Radio, KDKA-TV, Washington Observer-Reporter, Pittsburgh Business Times, WPXI-TV, and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Watch a recording of the affiliation celebration press conference to hear from Leslie Davis, President and CEO, UPMC; Brook Ward, President, UPMC Washington; John Surma, chairperson, UPMC board of directors; John Six, MD, vice president of Medical Affairs, UPMC Washington; Mayor JoJo Burgess, mayor of Washington, Pa.; and Dan Miller, chairperson, UPMC Washington board of directors.

‘UPMC Brought Quality Health Care from the Big City to Small Town Living’

At the press conference, Mayor JoJo Burgess described a powerful, personal account of the life-changing difference of UPMC’s care.

His father nearly lost his life. He was on a ventilator at a non-UPMC hospital and needed to be urgently transferred to UPMC for a higher level of care. By the time it took Mayor Burgess to drive from Washington to Pittsburgh, his father was off the vent and sitting up in bed eating Jello. 

“UPMC will always be special to me,” Mayor Burgess said. “We got the right outcome we needed for our residents. I am so happy to have UPMC Washington and UPMC Greene.”

‘This Will Uphold and Protect a Healthy Future for This Community’