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According to, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a sprawling health system that dominates much of western Pennsylvania’s health care market, announced that it would spend $2 billion to build a trio of new hospitals within its home city.

1. What was the purpose of each of the three hospitals?
2. What was the overall 5-year goal?
3. What do the Pittsburgh locals think about the move and why?
4. What type of economic trends and changes are happening in Pittsburgh in general?

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