UPMC is acquiring Washington Health System. (Photo courtesy of WHS)
Washington Health System, in Pennsylvania, is merging with the 40-hospital University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the state’s largest healthcare system and employer, leaving just two independent health systems in the Pittsburgh area.
UPMC, which signed the agreement on June 1, beat out rival Allegheny Health Network for the affiliation. Following this and the recent $1 billion merger between Excela Health and Butler Health System in January, Heritage Valley Health System and St. Clair Health System will be the only independent health systems, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.