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Investing in Community Health

Northwest Pennsylvania and Southwest New York

Creating Jobs and Strengthening the Local Economy with New Construction

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Great health care resources change lives and grow the economy. UPMC is building a stronger future for the northwest region and enhancing health care services for residents of Erie, Kane, and Seneca, Pennsylvania, as well as people living in southwestern New York through new construction at UPMC Hamot and UPMC Chautauqua.

Growing to Meet Community Needs

Construction crews continue to make progress on UPMC Hamot's new Patient Tower, the largest expansion project in the hospital's history. When completed, the seven-story patient tower will include more intensive care unit beds and an expanded imaging units. 

Creating a healthier future, together

Supporting the Health of Future Generations of Women

Expanding Magee-Women's Research Institute to Erie

UPMC is expanding the Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) to Erie, and creating a new biomedical commercialization and translational research lab at Penn State Behrend's Knowledge Park. The initiative is bringing locally focused clinical medical research trials to the region, creating a new sector in Erie's economy. The move to downtown Erie marked MWRI's first expansion outside of Pittsburgh.

Erie, McKean, and Venango Counties 

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Opened New Women's and Maternity Care Center at UPMC Chautauqua

In New York, UPMC Chautauqua opened a new Women's and Maternity Care Center, and Adolescent and Adult Mental Health Inpatient units in June 2019. This $20 million project delivers more privacy and modern amenities for patients and visitors, as well as labor and delivery suits, postpartum private rooms, and inpatient mental health rooms.

Helping our neighbors in need 

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

UPMC Hamot, in collaboration with Erie County, Corry Memorial Hospital, and other community leaders, is committed to bringing community well-being to the City of Corry, through the Blue Zones Project. The evidence-based project is aiming to lower obesity rates, tobacco use, and chronic disease. Recent progress includes establishing walking groups and collaborating with local grocery stores to improve access to healthier food choices. 

At A Glance