CLIP: Western Maryland Health System plans to join UPMC

Western Maryland Health System has signed a letter of intent to join Pittsburgh-based UPMC by the end of 2019. The providers formed a clinical partnership in February 2018, which allows UPMC oncology, cardiovascular and neurological surgery specialists to practice in WMHS’ acute-care hospital. Now, WMHS and UPMC are strengthening their affiliation to improve their value-based care capacities and preserve access to high-quality services for local patients. The agreement will expand UMPC’s coverage area into a third state.