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Media Tour of Magee’s New Emergency Department

WHAT: Tour the new Emergency Department at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
WHY: Constructed to meet Magee’s growing patient volume, the design of the new full-service emergency department will create a better experience for patients, staff and physicians. The new emergency department, which is capable of addressing the needs of male and female patients, will bring patients in closer proximity to key hospital services, including imaging, the Womancare Birth Center, patient and operating rooms.
Highlights of the new emergency department include:
  • A private room designed to provide better care of sexual assault victims, created in consultation with Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
  • Design consideration for bariatric and geriatric patients, such as lower beds, and floors specifically varnished to aid walkers
  • Accommodations for emergency medical service (EMS), including internet and a dedicated work room
  • An exam room with in-room obstetric ultrasound capability
  • Dedicated parking for emergency department patients
  • Leslie C. Davis, president of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
  • Lou Baverso, vice-president of operations of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
  • Joe Suyama, M.D., chief of Emergency Services at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7
WHERE: Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Emergency Department entrance across from 204 Craft Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15213
Members of the media interested in touring the new emergency department prior to its opening but unable to make this tour can attend any of the following community open house dates by contacting Courtney McCrimmon at 412-586-9773 or
  • 9 to 11 a.m., Wed., Jan. 8
  • 12 to 2 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m., Thurs., Jan. 9
  • 11 to 1 p.m., Sat., Jan. 11

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