Pittsburgh is the hub of southwest corner
of Pennsylvania. But the city of Pittsburgh is part of Allegheny County, which
features a number of other large and mid-sized towns. Around the region other
large towns include Greensburg, Washington, Beaver, Uniontown, and Somerset.
Just as Pittsburgh is the population center
of southwest Pennsylvania, it is also the healthcare center. It is home to the
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The Pitt-affiliated UPMC health
system covers a large portion of the western half of Pennsylvania. Its main
competitor Allegheny Health Network, which is owned by Highmark insurance
company. Other health systems in the area include Heritage Valley (Beaver),
Exela Health (Westmorland County), and Washington Hospital.
Along with these extensive health systems
comes a concentration of medical research in Pittsburgh and surrounding
Find out more about Pittsburgh and its countryside.
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