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KQV Editorial

A New Era for the New Children’s Hospital

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     This weekend brings a new landmark to Pittsburgh…a weekend that takes on special significance…a weekend that will give Pittsburgh and the whole region a reason to be especially proud!


     Children’s Hospital officially moves into its new facilities in Lawrenceville this weekend…and what beautiful and imaginative facilities they are…state of the art in every way…colorful, beautifully designed, conducive to the care and treatment of children.


     For all these years, Children’s Hospital in Oakland has been recognized as one of the nation’s best facilities for child care.  However, the facilities were limited and that in turn limited the broad range of care, research and development at that location.


     The decision was made to create a whole new campus for Children’s Hospital in Lawrenceville.   A tremendous undertaking and, by the same token, a great opportunity to enhance services provided by the hospital.


     Especially important has been the goal to develop one of the top pediatric research centers in the country, designed to achieve the level of Children’s Hospitals in Boston, Cincinnati and Philadelphia, the acknowledged leaders in the field.


     Making new horizons in research possible is the $120 Million, 10 story John G. Rangos Research Center.  This magnificent facility will make it possible not only to embark on vital research projects but also to attract some of the top medical experts in the field.


     Patient care has always been a top priority at Children’s Hospital – not only for children in this region but for children from all parts of the country, particularly for those with rare and obscure illnesses.  Children’s Hospital has always provided not only top-flight patient care but also hope.


     We look forward to the future of Children’s Hospital and we extend our appreciation to the leadership at UPMC and Children’s, and the architects, planners, builders, staff and financial donors who have made this dream come true and opened new horizons in patient care and research at Children’s Hospital!


Robert W. Dickey


KQV Newsradio 


Broadcast:  May 1, 2 & 3, 2009                                          

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