Next Issue: Feb. 4

News at UPMC

New Infonet Debuts Tuesday

Simple Tools to Help You Save for Retirement

ACES Video Online

News You Can Use

How Healthy Is Your Heart?

UPMC Competition Gathers 'Green' Ideas

Upcoming Events

Research Study

Campus News

Oakland, Shadyside, and Corporate Locations

UPMC Cancer Centers

UPMC Horizon

UPMC McKeesport

UPMC Mercy

UPMC Passavant

UPMC St. Margaret

U.S. Steel Tower


The new and improved Infonet will be unveiled Tuesday, Feb. 1.


New Infonet Debuts Tuesday

On Tuesday, Feb. 1, UPMC will unveil a new and improved Infonet. In addition to the information you expect to find on Infonet, the new site will offer a wealth of new features that will make finding the things you need easier and quicker. To help ease the transition from old to new, there will be a two-month introductory period, during which both versions of Infonet will be available. Be sure to visit Infonet on Tuesday and take the new site for a test drive.


Simple Tools Designed to Help You Save for Retirement

Have you ever wondered if you could save more for retirement? It’s easy to find out through the Your Benefits ResourcesTM website. Simply log in to Your Benefits Resources via My HUB, click on the Human Resources tab, and then select My Retirement under My Benefits. This will take you directly to your UPMC retirement account status, a wealth of other information, and key planning tools without the need to enter any additional log-in or password information. You will be able to access the helpful tools when you select Savings and Retirement, Savings Plan, Other, then Tools and Calculators.

Give these tools a try and make some positive changes for your future.

Impact on Paycheck

Model how changing your contributions could affect your take-home pay. You may be surprised to see how saving just a little bit more doesn’t cost that much.

Budget to Save More

Discover how much more you could save by cutting back on a few small expenses.

Power of Compound Interest

See how your contributions may grow over time through compound interest.

Impact of Saving More

Find out how much more you can accumulate for retirement by increasing your contributions today.

The more information you include in the models — such as prior employer retirement accounts, a personal IRA, or your spouse's retirement savings — the better and more accurate the results. You can save your results and revisit the model at a later time to review your progress. Changes to your contribution amount can be made at any time throughout the year. Take some time to plan for a rewarding and relaxing retirement. 


ACES Video Online

The 2010 “Faces of Aces" video is now posted to UPMC’s Facebook page and can be viewed on YouTube. If you haven't already, suggest UPMC’s Facebook page to your family and friends, so they can enjoy the video, as well as keep up with what’s new at UPMC.


How Healthy Is Your Heart?

In conjunction with National Heart Health Month, UPMC will conduct cardiovascular screenings at area locations during the month of February.

  • On Friday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kelly Conference Center, and on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Braddock Family Health Center, UPMC McKeesport cardiovascular staff will be available to test your blood pressure, provide a risk assessment, review your cholesterol level, conduct a body fat analysis, perform vascular ultrasound screening and pulmonary function testing, and more.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Feb. 8, from noon to 2:30 p.m., the UPMC Cardiac Rehab Center, Oak Park Shopping Center, White Oak, will offer vascular screenings.
  • On Saturday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., stop by the Ross Park Mall Center Court for blood pressure screenings, a check of your body mass index (BMI), risk assessment, and an "ask the doctor" session, sponsored by UPMC Passavant and the American Heart Association (AHA).

Additional dates, times, and locations are planned. Watch Extra for more details.

Go Red for Women

Show your support for the fight against heart disease in women and help raise awareness with the AHA by wearing red on the annual Go Red For Women® day on Friday, Feb. 4. Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, taking the life of one in three American women each year — one per minute.

Go Red for Women is asking you to make it your mission to help save lives. Take time to “Tell 5” — tell five women you want them to live on


UPMC Competition Gathers 'Green' Ideas

Sustainable health care is an operation and/or service that balances quality and performance  — conserving resources, minimizing waste, and managing energy use to sustain current and future generations. Do you have an idea how to make health care more sustainable? Are you interested in helping UPMC, or the health care industry in general, advance its greening efforts? Enter your idea in the second annual UPMC Sustainable Health Care Innovation Competition. Submissions will be accepted now through Tuesday, March 15. Registration is required.


Upcoming Events

For an online listing of upcoming events, visit

Feb. 13
The Diocese of Pittsburgh's annual White Mass for health care personnel will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland. Celebrated by Bishop David Zubik, the special Mass will honor and bless physicians, nurses, and all health care professionals. Open to health care providers of all faiths and denominations, the Mass is named for the white clothing traditionally worn by physicians and other health care providers. A reception at the cathedral will follow. All health care professionals are invited to attend.


Research Study Recruiting Participants

UPMC is conducting a treatment study for bulimia nervosa. Eligible individuals will receive cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), the treatment of choice for bulimia, and will be assigned by chance to receive treatment in face-to-face groups or experimental, Internet-delivered chat groups. There is no cost for participating in this trial. If you are 18 years of age or older and have Internet access, you may be eligible. Contact the CBT4BN Research Coordinator at 412-647-1776 or for more information.