UPMC’s June issue of First Friday Showcases One Million Chances to Shine


First Friday, UPMC’s digital internal magazine, publishes monthly and aims to capture the spirit of innovation, dedication to caring, and attention to quality that permeates the work done across UPMC every day.

UPMC is committed to creating a positive and inclusive experience for all patients, staff, and community members. Through innovative procedures, advanced technology, and high standards of equity, UPMC continues its promise to remain at the forefront of the health care industry.

The June issue of First Friday highlights UPMC’s designation as a Healthcare Equality Index 2024 High Performer, celebrates the one millionth round documented in the ParliaQ app, provides readers with a comprehensive guide to popular Microsoft apps, and looks back at photos worth a thousand words.

Start With a Win: Our Commitment to Equitable and Inclusive Health Care

Start the summer with a win by celebrating UPMC’s designation as a Healthcare Equality Index 2024 LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader & High Performer by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

One Million Chances to Shine

Nurse Leader Rounding helps to ensure a positive patient experience in UPMC hospitals, and each year, nurse leaders learn from their patients during more than one million rounds as documented in the ParlaiQ app.

There’s a Hack for That

Microsoft provides a comprehensive suite of apps, all accessible to UPMC employees online, designed to enhance your workflow, boost team collaboration, and make life easier.

Storytelling Through 10 Years of Pictures

Sometimes an image says it all. From heartwarming photos of our co-workers in action to images of what future campuses will become, look back at some of the First Friday stories told through pictures.

Note: some links are only accessible for UPMC employees and will not open for external readers.