The struggle continues in western PA federal court between health care giants Highmark and UPMC, each trying to move into the other's territory of insurance or health care delivery. But while that goes on, top Highmark officials are coming to Erie to forge an agreement with LECOM, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Highmark and LECOM plan a Monday morning news conference to announce a partnership aimed at increasing the supply and retention of physicians in rural areas of Pennsylvania.
Highmark President and CEO, William Winkenwerder will make the announcement at LECOM along with the medical college's President and CEO John Ferretti. WICU12/SEE News will have a crew at the news conference. Look for a complete report beginning at 5:00 PM.