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About UPMC Mercy

UPMC Mercy is committed to providing our patients with convenient services and comfortable accommodations. Please review the information on the following pages to be more prepared for your visit to UPMC Mercy.

As a Catholic hospital UPMC Mercy carries out its mission through a commitment to a set of core values. It is an extension of the Catholic health care ministry to all people in the tri-state region. UPMC Mercy has a long-standing tradition of providing quality health care to all people, as well as a commitment to improving the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region.

The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh — the first hospital in Pittsburgh and the first Mercy Hospital in the world — was established in 1847 by the Sisters of Mercy. It merged with UPMC effective Jan. 1, 2008, to become the newest member of the UPMC family.

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