New UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation Tower groundbreaking at UPMC Mercy hospital in Pittsburgh


REPORTER BOB MAYO WITH A LOOK AT
THE PLANS. BOB: WITH CEREMONIAL SHOVELS AND
HAND, — IN HAND THEY HAD A
, GROUNDBREAKING HERE. IT WAS FOR THIS VISION FOR THE
FUTURE, THE UPMC VISION AND
REHABILITATION TOWER. THIS SPECIALTY TOWER WILL RISE
NEXT TO AND CONNECT TO THE
CURRENT UMPC MERCY TOWER. ITS RISE COMES ABOUT A DECADE
AFTER MERCY, THE ONLY REMAINING
CATHOLIC HOSPITAL HERE, ENTERED
INTO A UPMC PARTNERSHIP. UPMC PRESIDENT AND CEO JEFFREY
ROMOFF SAYS MERCY WAS ONCE IN
HIS WORDS BLEEDING MONEY.>>WE’RE LOOKING AT WHAT IS, IN
EFFECT, A RESURRECTION OF MERCY
HOSPITAL. THIS IS TRULY SOMETHING
EXTRAORDINARY. BOB: FROM THIS GROUNDBREAKING
SET OPENING, IN ABOUT 3.5 YEARS. NOW, THIS 9-STORY, 410,000
SQUARE-FOOT FACILITY WILL BE
PART OF A $2 BILLION INVESTMENT
UPMC IS MAKING IN SPECIALTY
HOSPITALS IN OUR REGION.>>IT’S AN EXCITING NEW CHAPTER
FOR MERCY HOSPITAL. SINCE 1843, MERCY HOSPITAL HAS
BEEN WORKING HARD TO SERVE THE
NEEDS OF SO MANY PEOPLE AND THIS
IS ANOTHER GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY.>>FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED PHYSICAL
REHABILITATIION, DOCTORS SAY
THIS TOWER WILL BRING CARE AND
RESEARCH ACROSS A WIDER RANGE,
GREATER CAPACITY FOR OUTPATIENT,
AND FOLLOW-UP CARE.>>PATIENTS WITH COMBINATIONS OF
DISABILITIES, VISUAL, MOBILITY,
COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENTS, THE NEW
TOWER WILL BE ACCESSIBLE TO
EVERYONE.>>IN ADDITION TO TRADITIONAL
CARE AND SURGERY, THEY’LL ALSO
OFFER GENE AND CELL THERAPIES TO
TREAT EYE DISEASES, AND RESEARCH
FOR BREAKTHROUGHS.

1 thought on “New UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation Tower groundbreaking at UPMC Mercy hospital in Pittsburgh

  1. UPMC is not a charity they are a greedy corporation! Look at what they are doing to poor people across Pennsylvania! SMH! The people of Lancaster will continue to fight to take back the hospital you stole from us.

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