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Mission, Vision and History of UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

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UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is committed to providing superior health care to the families of western Pennsylvania, including women, infants, and men, and to being a regional and national leader in innovative women’s and infants’ health care and research.

Since opening our doors in 1911, Magee has striven to advance the understanding of women’s health and the practice of gender-specific medicine. Our first patients were 14 women and their infants brought in horse-drawn ambulances to a make-shift facility at the home of Christopher Lyman Magee. More than 500,000 babies have been born at Magee during the ensuing years and our outpatient visits have grown to 200,000 a year.

Our focus on local women, regardless of ability to pay, has been fundamental to Magee’s growth and evolution as a national center for clinical programs in breast and gynecologic cancers, genetics, infectious diseases, and reproductive endocrinology. Our philosophy has always been that each woman is unique and central to the delivery of medical care. Our vision of personal and inclusive health care includes an emphasis on research that moves quickly from lab to bedside.

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital continues to strive in these areas:

  • Medical excellence and innovation
  • Outstanding patient care
  • Education
  • Research
  • Standards development
  • Advocacy
  • Health and environment