UPMC Passavant spine center plans get OK
Here is an artist's render of the new UPMC Passavant Spine Center.
Help is on the way for north suburban Pittsburghers plagued by back aches.
Pine supervisors approved land development plans on Jan. 6 for a new UPMC Passavant Spine Center on Route 19, Pine.
UPMC officials will build the two-story, 23,000-square-foot outpatient facility on land bordered by Nicolas Drive and Swinderman Road, near the S&T Bank, also on Route 19.
“If you require surgery, you will be referred to UPMC Passavant,” said UPMC spokesman Roger Altmeyer, director of community project development.
Following treatment or surgery, physical therapy services will also be available at this location, he said. UPMC Passavant will operate an imaging center on site.
Officials hope to break ground on the project in April for the facility to be open by spring of 2015.
The UPMC Spine Center will operate less than a mile from the Wexford Medical Mall, a Highmark-Allegheny Health Network facility under construction next to Northway Christian Community, also on Route 19.
“It sounds like we're going to have a mini-Oakland with all these medical facilities,” said Pine supervisor Phil Henry.
The supervisors also voted Jan. 6 to pay off the $3.189 million mortgage on Wexford Volunteer Fire Company's new building at 228 North Chapel Drive.
That decision will save the township $383 per day in interest, Supervisor Michael Dennehy Jr. said. The money will come from the township's reserve fund, township assistant manager Scott Anderson said.
Deborah Deasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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