Friday, January 29, 2010

A Difficult Lesson in this UPMC Minute

Allegheny County and Braddock learned a difficult lesson in today's UPMC minute. Judge Eugene Strassburger decided that despite much paperwork passed between the county and UPMC, UPMC has no legal obligation to keep the Braddock hospital open. The lesson? When the county enters into an agreement with UPMC, make damned sure there's wording in the piles of contractual paperwork that insists UPMC not close local hospitals.

Say your good-byes. The hospital will be closing on Sunday January 31.

As a side note, once again, County Councilman Chuck McCullough has stepped up to the plate to represent the disenfranchised. He really is a guy you hate to hate.

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