Apr. 24, 2024

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) today released the following statement in response to UPMC’s announcement it is laying off 1,000 personnel:

“While I have great empathy for the UPMC staff who will be laid off, I have spoken to UPMC leaders, and its commitment to Washington Health System (WHS) will not change as a result of this announcement.

“UPMC promises to retain all WHS staff for at least 10 years if the merger is approved. While today’s news is upsetting, without this merger, we risk losing local access to health care. I again urge Gov. Josh Shapiro to encourage the attorney general to approve the plan.”

The 48th Legislative District in Washington County covers the city of Washington; Amwell, part of Carroll (Districts 3, 4 and 5), East Finley, Fallowfield, Morris, North Franklin, part of North Strabane (Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5), Nottingham, Somerset, South Franklin, South Strabane, and West Finley townships; and the boroughs of Donora, East Washington and Green Hills.

Representative Tim O’Neal
48th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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