The Pittsburgh Business Times publishes "Hits and Misses" on the Viewpoints page of its weekly print edition. This short section summarizes three news events from the past week. It identifies them as a "hit" or something that benefits business in Pittsburgh, or as a "miss," something negative, which often represents a missed chance for the region.
Allegheny County Health Department has received $10 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to replace four diesel buses that serviced the Mon Valley by four battery-powered electric zero-emission cars. This is part of a larger effort to convert all Pittsburgh Regional Transit buses to zero emissions by 2045.
McKesson Corp. will close a pharmaceutical distribution facility in New Castle, a major blow to Lawrence County. The closure is scheduled for June 1, 2018. This move is part of an overall plan to streamline the distribution network by the Texas-based distributor for pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. It will affect 135 employees at the site.
Allegheny Health Network launched a new initiative to help those living on the North Side of Pittsburgh improve their heart health. The pilot program, dubbed "Heart to Heart," offers packages that include a blood pressure monitor and a scale to people with severe hypertension or heart failure.