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History of UPMC McKeesport

UPMC McKeesport offers residents of the Monongahela, Youghiogheny, and Turtle Creek valleys access to a full range of medical services, including highly specialized medical and surgical treatment. UPMC McKeesport is a designated Primary Stroke Center with a state-of-the-art Emergency Department and UPMC Imaging Center. The hospital provides ongoing rehabilitation and education programs for patients undergoing cardiac, neurologic, and orthopaedic care. Its UPMC Hillman Cancer Center allows patients to receive medical oncology treatments close to home.

Founded in 1894, McKeesport Hospital’s merger with UPMC in 1998 provided the community with access to UPMC’s state-of-the-art diagnostic and interventional capabilities and extensive roster of specialists. UPMC’s dedication to the region is visible through the hospital’s wide range of services as well as the community-focused programs sponsored by the McKeesport Hospital Foundation.

UPMC McKeesport was the first hospital in western Pennsylvania to earn the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) designation. The recognition demonstrates the specialized training of hospital staff in caring for and treating older adults. UPMC McKeesport is also a teaching hospital, with residency programs in both family medicine and internal medicine.