Monday, October 19, 2009
United States Congressman Mike Doyle met with representatives of UPMC on Monday to discuss the planned closing of their Braddock hospital. Doyle wanted to try and convince UPMC to keep the hospital open but was unsuccessful. He was able to ensure that UPMC would offer its employees the opportunity to receive and apply for jobs at other UPMC hospitals. Doyle met with UPMC along side Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, State Senator Logan and Braddock Mayor Fetterman. Doyle believed that because the UPMC system as a whole makes money than it shouldn't close down the hospital because it loses money.