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UPMC and UPMC Health Plan Opens Business Operations Center In Erie, Pennsylvania

UPMC and UPMC Health Plan will open a business operations center this fall in Erie, Pennsylvania. The company plans to initially create nearly 200 new full-time jobs over three years, with expectations for future expansion.

UPMC Hamot purchased a 70,000-square-foot building to serve as an operations center for UPMC Health Plan and UPMC hospital support services. The facility is located at 380 East Bayfront Parkway, just east of State Street. UPMC will invest an overall $12 million in the project.

“We’re very excited that this project will help grow Erie’s workforce by creating so many meaningful new jobs for the Erie community,” said UPMC Hamot President David Gibbons. “Since 2011, UPMC has invested more than $150 million to benefit this region, including capital improvements and significant investments in physician recruitment at UPMC Hamot, all of which has significantly advanced clinical care close to home for our patients and our community. This is in addition to the more than $25 million UPMC-supported total community benefits that UPMC Hamot continues to provide this region annually.”

As an incentive, UPMC Hamot received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for a $300,000 Pennsylvania First grant. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.

“This is the second announcement that UPMC Hamot has made in recent months that will support the revitalization of downtown Erie,” said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin. “This project complements the $111 million investment of UPMC’s new patient tower, and we are proud to be a part of this project that shows UPMC’s and the commonwealth’s commitment to Erie’s downtown development.”

“Thriving as one of the nation’s leading integrated health care providers and insurers, in which the residents and businesses of the Erie region have played an increasing role, we could not be more pleased to have chosen Erie as the location for our new operations center,” said Diane P. Holder, UPMC executive vice president and president, UPMC Insurance Services Division.


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