Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania, United States



Residents prevail at Zoning Hearing Board and continue to fight for responsible development.

On September 17, 2019, the Jefferson Hills Zoning Hearing Board voted unanimously to REVOKE the Zoning Permit issued to UPMC for construction of UPMC South. This was wonderful news for the residents and taxpayers of Jefferson Hills who support responsible development of the Borough.

On November 22, 2019, UPMC appealed this decision in state court in Allegheny County. The Borough of Jefferson Hills did not appeal.

On December 20, 2019, a group of residents filed a petition to intervene in UPMC's hearing. The residents intend to fight to uphold the zoning hearing board's ruling to prevent a duplicative hospital from being built in the Borough.

important meetings -- attend and speak up!


Borough Council Agenda Meeting

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Borough Building

925 Old Clairton Road

Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 

Borough Council Regular Meeting

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Borough Building

925 Old Clairton Road

Jefferson Hills, PA 15205

Planning Commission Meeting

Monday, May 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Borough Building

925 Old Clairton Road

Jefferson Hills, PA 15205

A second hospital does not make sense

Jefferson Hills should not carry the healthcare burden for the entire region

Jefferson Hills is already home to one hospital.  The cost of having a second, redundant hospital in Jefferson Hills is real.  Hospitals are not-for-profit and do not pay real estate taxes.  Yet they are considered a high-impact use.  The experts agree.

Professor Joseph S. Mistick, J.D., the region's foremost zoning expert, concluded that allowing a second hospital in the Borough as a use-by-right does not make sense because it forces a small municipality to carry the healthcare burden for an entire region.  Professor Mistick believes that our group's proposed ordinance (which would only allow one hospital in the Borough) is legally sound and strikes the right balance of uses for this community.

Jason Theadore, an expert in hospital development, said, "In my 25 years of experience, I have never seen two full-service hospitals built as close together [as in this case]."  Theadore believes that the general cost and stress of an additional full-service hospital in Jefferson Hills would far outweigh any benefits to the community.  Among his concerns are:

  • Noise from helicopters and sirens
  • Increased traffic from multiple sources
  • Pollution including medical waste
  • Public safety
  • Increased demands on the police force
  • Maintenance issues like flooding
  • Bright lights

Read on to learn more.


About Us


Concerned Residents of Jefferson Hills

We are over one hundred residents who live in Jefferson Hills who oppose UPMC's efforts to build a hospital at the intersection of Elliott Road and Route 51.

We are concerned about the negative effects of a second hospital on our quiet, family-friendly community and believe this is not responsible economic development.

Residents battle to keep UPMC South out of Jefferson Hills

Community fights proposed UPMC South plans for Jefferson Hills


Contact Borough Council Members


Council Members 

Council President  

Karen Bucy

Council Vice President  

David Montgomery  

Council Members  

Vickie Ielase 

Keith Reynolds 

Nicole Ruscitto  

Francis Sockman

Melissa Steffey


Contact Us

Send us a message if you are interested in joining the opposition or have information to share!