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UPMC payment to Dublin facility raises local eyebrows

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 26, 2010

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's near-$7 million infusion to prop up an Irish hospital has raised the ire of some still fuming about the health system's decision to close its hospital in Braddock, PA. An Irish newspaper recently reported that majority owner UPMC provided the money to Beacon Hospital in Dublin "as a buffer to cumulative losses racked up by the end of last June." Meanwhile, UPMC had paid a near-$95 million subsidy to the hospital last year to pay off creditors, a move that made it a 66% owner of the facility, now called UPMC Beacon, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.