PITTSBURGH — UPMC will construct a new Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, elevating care and technology in pediatric cardiology for patients and their families.
The Heart Institute will be home to state-of-the-art clinical space with new cardiac catheterization labs, an interoperative MRI, inpatient and outpatient procedural and diagnostic and consultation spaces, plus waiting and reception rooms. The new 50,000-square foot, three-story addition will be built on the UPMC Children’s Lawrenceville campus.
“With this new facility, we will further advance our specialty care for our patients and families who travel here from near and far and who trust us to care for their children,” said Leslie Davis, president and CEO of UPMC. “This means more opportunities to improve and save more children’s lives as a top destination for pediatric cardiology.”
“We know there is a huge need for our resources and expertise,” said Victor Morell, M.D., chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and co-director of the Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC. “Families increasingly seek us out to heal their kids with complex heart conditions. Just in the last year, we have performed over 600 heart surgeries and the need keeps growing.”
“The new institute will support our growth and expanded services while also helping to attract the top clinicians and researchers in pediatric cardiology,” added Dr. Morell. “We are here to find solutions and give these children a second chance at life.”
UPMC Children’s is a leader in cardiology and heart surgery, ranking in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report. Each year, UPMC Children’s provides comprehensive care to over 18,000 patients with congenital conditions throughout their lives, from prenatal through adulthood. As a comprehensive pediatric heart transplantation center, and a national leader in the use of pediatric heart-assist devices, the Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s continues to advance the field of cardiovascular medicine.
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CAPTION: Renderings of the new Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.