Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is just one year away from opening its new state-of-the-art hospital campus. Part of Children's new 10-acre site will include the 300,000-square-foot, 10-story John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center, which is more than twice the size of the current research facility.
"The construction of our new campus in Lawrenceville visibly signals the beginning of a new era for children's health in Pittsburgh," said McGowan Institute faculty member David Perlmutter, MD, physician-in-chief and scientific director at Children's Hospital. "The new research building and the hospital campus will only strengthen our efforts to ensure that the research conducted will ultimately result in healthier lives for all of the children in this region and throughout the country."
Children's Hospital's is one of the fastest growing pediatric research programs in the country. In the last 20 years, research funding to Children's from the NIH has increased from less than $4 million to well over $20 million in 2006. The expanded research capabilities will enable Children's to recruit top researchers and clinicians from around the world who specialize in pediatrics. It will substantially impact economic growth in the region.
When it opens in May 2009, the new Children’s Hospital will set the standard for pediatric care nationwide. The new hospital building will serve as the centerpiece of the multi-phase development project. Located in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh, the new campus is one of the most ambitiously planned pediatric hospitals in the nation and includes an electronic health record that will make the hospital "paperless," an environmentally friendly/green design, family comfort-focused amenities, high-quality patient safety innovations, cutting-edge research facilities, and premier pediatric clinical care.
Dr. Perlmutter is also the Vira I. Heinz Professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Photograph: The hospital building from the corner of 45th Street and Penn Avenue. –Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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