UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh have a strong collaborative relationship.
UPMC has a long, rich history as an academic medical center. We're embracing design concepts that will provide a space for learning and teaching within the health care setting.
The 410,000-square-foot, nine-story UPMC Mercy Pavilion will be home to:
The UPMC Mercy Pavilion will include an innovative, low-vision, clinic-gym hybrid that features:
The apartment and street lab at the UPMC Mercy Pavilion will offer interactive learning to teach you crucial life skills.
The healing garden on the rooftop terrace will have training ramps and stairs.
It will give you a safe place to learn how to manage everyday outdoor obstacles like:
Rather than going to the ER and getting transferred to a vision specialist, the urgent care eye clinic will:
Giving new meaning to bench-to-bedside care, the pavilion features a staircase where doctors and researchers can “meet in the middle” to:
For our staff who can't use the stairs, a glass elevator will offer the same experience.
A six-story parking garage will have 1,100 parking spaces for patients and staff.
The garage will feature a parking guidance system for people with vision impairments. A green light means a parking space is open. A red light means the space is not open.
A walking bridge will connect the new pavilion to the third floor of UPMC Mercy.
The floor plans and design aim to:
Central pods on surgical floors will make it easier for patients to go from an exam to:
Exam rooms will have technology that offers interactive and real-time patient education.
The building's lighting provides contrast and brightness. Other materials and textures aid people with canes and sound as a wayfinding tool.
Art can inspire, engage, and transform its viewers. And art will play a powerful and versatile role in the UPMC Mercy Pavilion.
UPMC will create a new standard for how we include art in the building, focusing on the patient experience.
Unique and commissioned works will:
Translational science will be the core focus of research at the UPMC Mercy Pavilion.
We'll take what we learn in the lab and move it to:
UPMC is a leader in National Eye Institute funding.
We have 22 research labs devoted to understanding the visual systems and why and how disease affects sight.
Our main areas of research include:
Rehabilitation teams at UPMC are leading the field in novel innovations.
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research designates UPMC as a model system of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury care.
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Pitt is among the top recipients in awards from the National Institutes of Health.