UPMC Pinnacle is deeply saddened by the recent events in our nation and in our community. Although we are heartbroken–and the news can be dispiriting–we must together move forward and stand against racism in all its forms. Racism threatens our communities from within, and must be removed from our institutions, from our systems, and from our hearts if we are to live up to our ideals as Americans and to create the just society that we all deserve.
We hope that from this and far too many similar tragedies we can together learn lessons and address the issues — some broad and some very specific — in our society that will make it stronger, more just, more caring, and more sustainable.
UPMC Pinnacle has zero tolerance for hate and violence in our workplace and in our community, and we are committed to working with our neighbors and our staff to heal, to learn, and to come together to create positive solutions.
Our society needs healing. UPMC Pinnacle is profoundly committed to helping our community find that healing.
Douglas Neidich is chair of the UPMC Pinnacle board, on behalf of the board of directors.