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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

UPMC is a world-renowned, nonprofit health care provider and insurer committed to delivering exceptional, people-centered care and community services. Headquartered in Pittsburgh and affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC is shaping the future of health through clinical and technological innovation, research, and education. Dedicated to advancing the well-being of our diverse communities, we provide more than $1 billion every year in community benefits, more than any other health system in Pennsylvania. Our 100,000 employees — including more than 5,000 physicians — care for patients across 40 hospitals and 800 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites in Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland, as well as overseas. UPMC Insurance Services covers more than 4 million members with a focus on providing the highest-quality care at the most affordable price. To learn more, visit