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July 12, 2001

UPMC makes FORTUNE list

UPMC Health System has been ranked by FORTUNE magazine as the third best company in the United States for Asian employees. The ranking was published in the July 9 issue of FORTUNE and is the result of a national survey, "America's Best Companies for Minorities," conducted by FORTUNE in conjunction with the non-profit Center for Responsibility in Business.

Of the 3,890 officials and managers at the UPMC Health System, 263 are Asian.

Carolyn Maue, vice president of workforce culture, UPMC Health System, said: "As the region's largest non-governmental employer, UPMC Health System is working hard to recruit and retain diverse talent to our organization and our community. Our outstanding team of physicians and staff will be strengthened even more as we continue to provide opportunities in the health care field for persons of all backgrounds."

FORTUNE surveyed all of the "FORTUNE 1,000" companies plus the 200 largest privately held firms in the country. The surveyors analyzed how the companies compare based on 15 different quantitative and qualitative measures — from how well minorities are paid to how many are in management positions. The ranking criteria considered representation of race, ethnicity and gender, particularly at high levels in the organization, as well as programming to increase diversity at management levels.

Freddie H. Fu, professor and chair of orthopaedic surgery at the School of Medicine, is a native of Hong Kong. "UPMC's progressive academic medical environment provides endless opportunities for growth and advancement for myself as well as hundreds of other immigrants who come here with their families to live, work, learn, teach and make important, even life-saving, contributions to the field of medicine," Fu said. "Today, I am proud to be a leader of UPMC and chairman of one of the most diverse orthopaedic surgery departments in the country."

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