This is the first in a three-part series looking at UPMC’s tax-exempt status.
With their attacks on UPMC and its tax-exempt status, the mayor of Pittsburgh and some local newspaper columnists are sadly twisting or ignoring the facts to make their case in what should be a serious debate about the city’s financial future and the role of the region’s nonprofits. Let’s set the record straight on some of the most serious misconceptions about UPMC: (more…)
UPMC’s non-hospital facilities along with hundreds of other buildings around the world and in Pittsburgh – including all 62 floors of the city’s tallest building, the U.S. Steel Tower – will go dark Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in support of Earth Hour 2013, a global movement to raise awareness of environmental issues. (more…)
Recently, UPMC’s tax-exempt status has come under scrutiny. The challenge to this status appears to be based on misconceptions about what it means to be nonprofit and how UPMC meets — and exceeds — those standards. UPMC understands, honors, and adheres at all times to the laws that grant it and its hospitals exemption from certain taxes. UPMC spokesman Paul Wood explains. (more…)