JOHNSTOWN, Pa., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan today announced that it is donating $125,000 to Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI), a not-for-profit economic development service provider for the Greater Johnstown Area.
The donation will help support JARI's efforts to provide a comprehensive suite of business development – most of which are given at no cost – to its clients and the community. JARI's service area includes Cambria and Somerset counties as well as the City of Johnstown.
"UPMC Health Plan is happy to contribute to an organization that does so much to drive economic development in Southwest Pennsylvania," said Diane P. Holder, President and CEO of UPMC Health Plan. "UPMC Health Plan has had an office in Johnstown for over 11 years and in that time, we have worked with local employers to deliver quality products and services designed to best fit their companies' healthcare needs. Supporting JARI is a natural extension of that. It's another way we can contribute to the economic health of this region."
"We are pleased that UPMC Health Plan is showing this kind of commitment to our region and to JARI's mission," said Linda R. Thomson, President of JARI. "This is an investment in our community's economic future and we greatly appreciate it."
UPMC Health Plan's Johnstown office is located at 1219 Scalp Ave.
About UPMC Health Plan
UPMC Health Plan, the second-largest health insurer in western Pennsylvania, is owned by UPMC, one of the nation's top-ranked health systems. The integrated partner companies of the UPMC Insurance Services Division – which includes UPMC Health Plan, UPMC WorkPartners, LifeSolutions (EAP), UPMC for You (Medical Assistance), and Community Care Behavioral Health – offer a full range of group health insurance, Medicare, Special Needs Plan (SNP), Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medical Assistance, behavioral health, employee assistance, and workers' compensation products and services to nearly 1.6 million members. UPMC Health Plan's local provider network includes UPMC as well as community providers, totaling more than 125 hospitals and more than 11,500 physicians throughout Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. For more information, visit www.upmchealthplan.com.
Johnstown Area Regional Industries, known as JARI, is a not-for-profit economic service provider established in 1974. JARI's staff of experienced professionals provides a comprehensive suite of business development services – most at no cost – to clients in its service area. Its primary service territory is the Greater Johnstown area, including Cambria County, Somerset County and the City of Johnstown.
SOURCE UPMC Health Plan