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UPMC Altoona is a 397-bed Level 2 Trauma Center and
is currently an accredited stroke center. Surgical services include trauma, neurosurgery, open heart (Center for Cardiac Care), orthopedic, and all basic surgical specialties. The Emergency Department sees approximately 40,900 patients annually.
UPMC Altoona has the largest service area in the state—serving over 20 counties in West-Central Pennsylvania, it is centrally located between Danville, Hershey, Johnstown, and State College. Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center (2.5 hours east) and UPMC Presbyterian (2 hours west) are the closest comprehensive stroke centers.
UPMC Altoona is 40 minutes from State College in Pennsylvania, 2 hours from Harrisburg and 2 hours from Pittsburgh.
This city is the tenth most populous in the state and situated on the eastern slopes of the Allegheny Front in the Allegheny Mountains. Each day, 60-80 trains pass through the city, some traveling along the famous Horseshoe Curve. The city is also home to Penn State Altoona. Interstate 99 provides access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the south and Interstate 80 to the north; and U.S. Route 22, which provides east-west service and direct access to Pittsburgh and Harrisburg (each roughly 2 hours away). The Altoona- Blair County Airport provides commercial air service, offering daily flights to Washington Dulles International Airport.
The intensivist will be an employee of Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates, Inc a private physician group. Full time
intensivists receive a comprehensive benefits package including malpractice, family health insurance per month allowance, employer-contributed retirement fund (pension plan), employee directed 401k plan, and CME.