SEIU Strike Begins

ALTOONA - The 24-hour SEIU strike began at 7 a.m. today, and nurses turned their patients over to replacement nurses, and patient care continues uninterrupted. The hospital has prepared extensively for this SEIU work stoppage.

A world-renowned health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of accountable, cost-effective, patient-centered care. It provides more than $887 million a year in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution.

The largest non-governmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates more than 62,000 employees, 22 hospitals, 400 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, a 2.2-million-member health insurance division, and international and commercial operations. Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC ranks No. 10 in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals — and No. 1 in Pennsylvania. For more information, go to UPMC.com.

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