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October 23, 2008

UPMC integrates burn, trauma care

UPMC is integrating the burn and trauma services of UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Mercy.

The reorganization establishes UPMC as the busiest trauma and burn center in the region and is an integral component of UPMC’s plan to enhance and expand UPMC Mercy’s subspecialty service capabilities.

Andrew Peitzman, who has led trauma care at UPMC Presbyterian for more than two decades, will oversee the integrated program. Alain Corcos, assistant director of the trauma and burn center at UPMC Mercy, has been named trauma director there.

Patients in need of burn and trauma services will continue to receive care at both hospitals.

Both UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Mercy are listed as level I regional resource trauma centers, an accreditation reflecting the capability of both facilities to care for the most critically ill and injured patients.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 41 Issue 5

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