Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Welcome to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)

The first Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh started in 1890 in a donated mansion that had been converted to a pediatric medical care facility.   Throughout the years, there have been additions, new buildings and towers culminating in the children’s medical facility of today that has 1.5 million square feet of space and 296 beds.  Today, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) is a leader in pediatric health care, with a worldwide reputation for pediatric medical excellence and outstanding clinical services, research and medical education.

Over thirty years ago, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC pioneered the first pediatric transplant center in the U.S.  Since 1981 their team has performed more organ transplants than any other pediatric transplant center, and their survival rates are among the highest in the world.  They continue their quest for future successes in solid organ transplant through research into developing smaller ventricular assist devices to support small patients awaiting transplant and new therapies that will prevent organ rejection following transplant.

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The Heart Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC provides world class cardiac services for patients ranging from the tiniest (in utero) infants to children, adolescents and young adults.   They see 17,000 patients with congenital or acquired heart disease every year, and their groundbreaking cardiology research in the area of congestive heart disease is world renowned and respected as they are  “Inspiring Hope in Every Heartbeat.”  With an eye to the future they are providing excellent high-quality training programs for pediatric cardiologists and physician scientists as well as continuing medical education opportunities for their staff and practicing physicians.

In 2008, Children’s opened their pediatric medical research center – a ten story 300,000 square foot facility that houses the fastest growing research program in the U.S., ranking 7th in the nation for NIH grant funding. One of the most famous and far reaching advancements resulting from their research was the development of the polio vaccine in the 1950’s.  Currently, with more than 125 principal investigators working on hundreds of projects, they continue to use the most advanced technologies and tools as they conduct research in stem cell biology, gene therapy, pediatric cancer, juvenile diabetes and traumatic brain injuries, to name a few.

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is a global leader in providing family-centered health care to pediatric patients and their families from around the world.  Ranked as one of the nation’s top ten pediatric hospitals in U.S. News and World Report’s Honor Roll of “Best Children’s Hospitals” for 2013-14, this academic pediatric healthcare leader is ranked in all ten pediatric specialties.  It has just been named number six on the list of top ten children's hospitals in the U.S. in Parents magazine's children’s hospital rankings for 2013.  It has achieved Magnet status for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice, and was recognized by The Leapfrog Group for excellence in quality and safety of patient care.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)
One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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