Altoona Regional to 'pursue more detailed discussions' with UPMC
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Altoona Regional Health System directors say they have decided "to pursue more detailed discussions with UPMC" about a possible affiliation.
In a press release, the board members said that for the past year they have been "exploring an affiliation with a larger health system that would offer opportunities to enhance and expand the exceptional care the health system provides while addressing the significant challenges and financial pressures in health care today."
The president and chief executive officer of Altoona Regional, Jerry Murray, added that "While no final decisions have been made, this is the next logical step in the affiliation process."
First Published November 21, 2012 10:17 am