Thursday, July 29, 2010
I have no comment on the story about State Senator Logan departing state government for a role at UPMC... but it did get me thinking about UPMC a bit. So just a historical footnote. We all know that today UPMC is the region's single biggest employer with 37K employees give or take. In 1985 the then Presbyterian-University Hospital was the regions 36th largest employer with 2,380 employees, behind St. Francis(2,600), Allegheny General(3,600) and West Penn. UPMC today would even have dwarfed what had been the biggest employer in 1985 which was Westinghouse as we knew it which had 26K employees.