Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Campus Expansion
More Than 100 Years of Providing for Women’s Health Care Needs, and Growing
Once known as Pittsburgh’s “baby hospital,” Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC has become the advocate for women's health in our region and beyond. Our goal is to successfully meet the health care needs of women through all stages of life.
In order to achieve this goal, we have expanded our services to include treatment for:
- Breast cancer
- Gynecologic cancer
- Imaging services
- Bariatric surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Geriatric medicine
The expansion was necessitated by an increase in birth volumes and an aging population, and was heavily influenced by feedback from patients and their loved ones.
Two floors were added to a three-story section of the hospital to create the new 14-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 28-bed Cancer Care Unit, more than doubling the number of critical care beds. Completed in record time, the new units increased the hospital’s overall bed capacity by 13 percent.
Each floor also has a family lounge and a meditation room. They offer privacy when needed, and company when desired. Both floors also incorporate the latest technology and best practices in green building solutions to minimize environmental impact. For the first time in its history, Magee will seek the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.
- The two-unit addition holds 42 beds, bringing Magee’s total to 360.
- The fourth-floor encompasses a 14-bed, state-of-the-art intensive care unit.
- The fifth-floor unit has 28 beds that can accommodate patients with breast and gynecologic cancers.
- An obstetrical unit has been added to increase the number of ob-gyn beds to 110. This space also includes a new therapeutic nursery.
“We couldn’t be prouder of our newest addition,” says Joseph Kelley, MD, director of both the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and the Gynecologic Cancer Program at Magee. “It reflects the kind of signature care and compassion Magee has delivered for more than 100 years.”
Read the article about our expansion that appears in UPMC Today magazine.