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UPMC Officials Deny Rumors of Buyout by Geisinger Health System

UPMC officials told the Herald that they were not aware of any plans to merge with or have local UPMC facilities purchased by Geisinger Health System.

Rumors have circulated in the Cove that UPMC plans to sell the UPMC Altoona hospital to Geisinger.

“There have been no discussions at the local level,” said Jan Fisher, president of UPMC Altoona and UPMC Bedford.

Doug Heusey, vice president of administration at UPMC Bedford, said, “Bedford is not going to close. There have been lots of rumors, but we have been recruiting to Bedford, including for a new wound care center. Bedford hospital is grow...


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