Strength of UPMC

Altoona Regional Health System merged with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in 2013.

This merger came with several exciting additions including

  • A $250 million pledge to the Altoona health system and area over 10 years.  This has already resulted in the UPMC Altoona Breast Health Center, the UPMC Altoona Hillman Cancer Center, and a new multi-specialty outpatient building in nearby Hollidaysburg. Numerous other upgrades to our infrastructure along with many other new outpatient buildings are also planned.
  • Epic (outpatient) and Cerner/Powerchart (inpatient) EMRs
  • MedCall transfer system that allows for easier transfers both from outside UPMC and within the UPMC system

AFP is one of only two unopposed family medicine residencies within the UPMC system with no plans to add other residencies at UPMC Altoona.