Happy Anniversary, UPMC and UPMC Hamot

By: Nicholas Pronko

UPMC Hamot Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Since merging into the UPMC network 10 years ago, UPMC Hamot has transformed the health care and services provided in the Erie region.

The anniversary of the affiliation is a reminder of UPMC Hamot’s remarkable growth and innovation over the past decade. The hospital has solidified its status as the region’s premier provider and has continued to ensure that world-class care remains conveniently close to home.

Since the affiliation, UPMC Hamot’s overall revenues, admissions and hospital observations, market share and physician recruitment have grown significantly. In addition, the number of residents leaving Erie County for care has decreased by 12%, while the number of patients traveling to UPMC Hamot from outside Erie County has grown by 56%.

Over the last 10 years, UPMC has invested more than $400 million in UPMC Hamot to enhance staffing, technology, facilities, infrastructure and other key areas. The latest example is the largest construction project in the hospital’s history – an $111 million, seven-story patient care tower that includes 64 state-of-the-art intensive care beds, as well as space for future growth.

Since joining UPMC in February 2011, the hospital, and by extension, the Erie region, have benefited in many other ways. Hundreds of additional jobs have been created, and in the past year alone, UPMC Hamot contributed more than $35 million in community benefits in areas like medical research and education, charity care and unreimbursed Medicaid costs, health and wellness programs and charitable contributions.

UPMC Hamot provides advanced specialty care, including services like organ transplants and complex cardiac surgeries, for people across more than a 100-mile radius.

Affiliating with a nationally renowned academic medical center that is committed to excellence and innovation has provided UPMC Hamot with unparalleled access to resources and expertise, which have proved valuable for local communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.