In a rapidly changing health care environment, Highmark is firmly committed to working with all segments of the community to make necessary changes to help control health care costs, improve quality of patient care and patient safety, preserve options and choice for individuals, employers, physicians and other health care practitioners and create a better patient experience. WPAHS is an important piece of Highmark’s objective of creating an integrated delivery network to better serve the community. Highmark previously announced plans to affiliate with Jefferson Regional Medical Center and Saint Vincent Health System, while maintaining strong working relationships with community hospitals throughout the region. In addition, Highmark has launched construction of a Medical Mall.