Earlier this year UPMC took legal action against Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s unprecedented and ill-founded attack on the health system’s tax-exempt status.
Today, UPMC filed an amended complaint to its lawsuit filed in federal court on April 19. In the amended complaint, UPMC seeks to rectify the Mayor’s and his co-conspirators’ (the City of Pittsburgh, SEIU-fronted “FairSharePittsburgh” and two unnamed John Does) unlawful abuse of the tax code to target UPMC.
“The Mayor’s blatant abuse of tax laws to singularly discriminate against UPMC is reminiscent of the IRS’s assault on the Tea Party and Nixon’s targeting of his political enemies,” said Paul Wood, vice president and chief communications officer.
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Because of one person’s decision to donate a kidney to a stranger, three others received the kidney they were hoping for, too. In all, eight people participated in a kidney transplant chain that happened over two days at UPMC Montefiore in April; they met for the first time Tuesday. (more…)
Sunday marks National Cancer Survivors Day, a day set aside to celebrate those who have survived cancer and offer support to those who have been diagnosed with cancer.
From the day of diagnosis, you are a cancer survivor. Even though there are more than 13 million cancer survivors in the U.S. today, the perception of many survivors’ about cancer is still highly influenced by confusion, fear and false information. Here are some common myths: (more…)