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What services are offered by UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania?

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UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania, is a 446-bed tertiary care hospital that offers various healthcare services such as diabetes treatment, cancer treatment, infectious diseases treatment, urological disease treatment and treatment for heart and cardiovascular diseases. It performs general, plastic and robotic surgeries; kidney transplants; and interventional radiology. The hospital also runs various centers that specialize in sleep disorders, sports medicine, urology, speech pathology and physical therapy.

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UPMC Hamot operates a palliative care unit, a hospice, a pharmacy, a corporate health unit and a women's hospital. In addition, it offers services specifically for Canadians. The hospital has about 400 medical staff members and 3,100 employees and is one of the largest employers in the Erie Region.

As of 2015, Thomson Reuters has ranked UPMC Hamot as one of the country's top 100 hospitals, and Becker's Hospital Review lists it as one of the 50 best hospitals in America. U.S. News & World Report has repeatedly recognized its various specialties as among the 50 top in the country.

The hospital was named after successful French businessman Pierre Simon Vincent Hamot, who moved to the area in the early 19th century. Founded in 1881 as Hamot Hospital Association, it joined the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's network in 2011 and was renamed UPMC Hamot. In addition to its website, the hospital has a visible online presence through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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