A former manager with the West Penn Allegheny Health System appeared in court today.
A man has been arrested after allegedly stealing over $700,000 from the West Penn Allegheny Health System since 2007.
KDKA Radio’s Rob Pratte talked with Joe Friedman, an attorney with Thorpe, Reed and Armstrong about the court case between Highmark and UPMC.
Rob Pratte sat down with attorney Joe Friedman from Throp, Reed and Armstrong — a law firm that deals with healthcare.
Some say that a deal would make health care in the Pittsburgh area more competitive and lead to better patient care.
West Penn Allegheny says it needs a new partner and Highmark has filed a lawsuit to keep West Penn Allegheny from talking to anyone except Highmark. But until a judge issues an order agreeing with that request, West Penn Allegheny is free to look.
Dr. Pifer was joined in the NewsRadio1020 KDKA Studio for Medical Frontiers by Dr. Kathleen Erb, Dr. Bill Poller and Dr. Larry Wickerham.
Late Monday, Highmark filed for a temporary restraining order to prevent WPAHS from starting affiliation discussions with any other groups.
Despite the cancelled merger with Highmark, the West Penn Allegheny Health System said that it was here to stay. But it’s little consolation to its thousands of employees.
For many who have followed this dance between the local healthcare giants — it sometimes seems like we just keep going around in circles. But Friday’s announcement does carry some risks for those served by West Penn Allegheny — even if that risk is not yet measurable.
KDKA’s Radio Mike Pintek talked with State House Minority Leader Jay Costa about the Highmark and WPAHS deal that has fallen apart.
Rob Pratte talked with Dr. Patrick DeMeo, Chairperson Department of Orthopedic Surgery and WPAHS Division Director Sports Medicine, about everything that is going on with the health care situation that Pittsburgh is in.
The agreement between Highmark and West Penn Allegheny Health System includes reopening the emergency room at West Penn Hospital in Bloomfield.
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