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ONE YEAR Until the New Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Opens in Lawrenceville
Date:5/10/2008

online. The campus' technology is designed foremost with patient safety in mind, including a Patient Tracking System.

"Some of the infrastructure services for the new campus include a wireless data network that will enable access to electronic health records, prescription writing and other clinical and non-clinical applications," said Christopher A. Gessner, Children's president. "On the new campus, power service cannot be interrupted. There also will be 100 percent access to Internet service as well as secure access to Children's computer network from anywhere in the world."

The technology also is designed for patient and visitor convenience, with amenities such as an entertainment system at every bedside, as well as in lounge and waiting areas.

Family Comfort

Children's is committed to making a visit to the hospital or a hospital stay easier for its young patients and their families. The new hospital design is based on ideas and suggestions from patients, family members and caregivers. The hospital's spacious private rooms will not only offer overnight accommodations for parents, but more importantly will reduce the risk of infection. Each room offers inviting colors and soft fabrics, a comfortable sleeping space for parents and a desk with data ports and Internet access.

The hospital also will boast the largest family resource center of any pediatric hospital in the world, a 20,000-square-foot Elsa M. and Alma E. Mueller Family Resource Center with an atrium, chapel, library, healing garden and business center for working parents.

Research

Part of Children's new 10-acre site will include the 300,000-square-foot, 10-story John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center, which is more than twice the size of the current research facility. The expanded research capabilities will enable Children's to recruit top researchers and clinicians from around the world who specialize in pediatrics. It will substantially impact economic grow
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