Pittsburgh's health care systems are what make us known, but our communities are what make us home.
Ground-breaking technology and medical discoveries put Pittsburgh at the top of the list for health care and our senior services make anyone feel like they belong. Having one of the highest populations of seniors in the country, you'll never be bored with all Pittsburgh has to offer.
The Pittsburgh region offers some of the best hospitals in the nation. That is what publications such as U.S. News & World Report and Modern Maturity found in their annual studies of hospitals around the country. From the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), the busiest transplant center in the world, to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, which ranked one of the ten best in the country for pediatric medicine, when it comes to health care, the Pittsburgh region has you covered.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield serves approximately 3.1 million members through the company's health care benefits business and employs more than 5,000 people in western Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans.
West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) is comprised of some of the oldest and best-known names in health care in western Pennsylvania. From their inception, the system's hospitals have been in the vanguard of patient care, medical research and health sciences education.
ACMS's mission is to provide effective advocacy for the provision of the most appropriate medical care for patients by physicians. The organization works to promote access to effective health care throughout the region and support the advancement of medical science.
The Pennsylvania Medical Society is 20,000 physicians and medical students working together to represent physicians in public venues including the government, insurance companies and the media. The Society provides Members with timely information, expert services and professional support on medical practice issues. It also advances public health, public policy, medical science, education and ethics and advocates for patients.
As the community's fundraiser, United Way of Allegheny County streamlines the process of getting dollars to agencies that are impacting critical community needs. Each year, thousands of individuals in hundreds of workplace campaigns find help or give help through United Way. United Way ensures maximum community impact and optimal donor value through high standards of organizational excellence and efficiency, expertise in identifying and addressing community needs, and rigorous review and monitoring of nonprofit partners.