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UPMC Unveils Designs and Architecture Firms Selected for $2B Investment in Three Specialty Hospitals

New patient-focused, digitally based cancer, heart and transplant, vision and rehabilitation hospitals augment specialty care in mental health, pediatric and women's health

Following an architectural design competition open to the world's top firms, UPMC has unveiled design plans for three new hospitals that will enhance the cityscapes of Pittsburgh’s Uptown, Oakland and Shadyside neighborhoods, while radically transforming care for its patients.

A $2 billion investment from UPMC will support the construction of the digitally based UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, UPMC Hillman Cancer Hospital, and UPMC Mercy Pavilion, adding to UPMC’s breadth of advanced specialty care for patients at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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Today We Build

Learn more about UPMC's three new specialty hospitals.

UPMC Mercy Pavilion

Exterior of UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation Hospital.

Designed by HOK, this facility will cater to patients in need of physical rehabilitation and those with vision impairments.

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UPMC Presbyterian

Exterior view of UPMC Heart and Transplant Hospital at UPMC Presbyterian.

Designed by HGA, this hospital will build on UPMC's legacy of disrupting transplantation and cardiac care.

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UPMC Hillman Cancer Hospital at UPMC Shadyside

Exterior view of UPMC Hillman Cancer Hospital at UPMC Shadyside.

Designed by NBBJ, this hospital will provide a critical link between a patient's cancer care and the science behind it.

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Specialty Care at UPMC

UPMC already provides customized care to those who need it most. Learn about UPMC's three existing specialty hospitals.

About UPMC

A $26 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 95,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 800 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 4.5 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.5 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid more than $900 million in federal, state and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside among the nation’s best hospitals in many specialties and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals. For more information, go to