Pittsburgh (KDKA)-Construction of the largest hospital in Pittsburgh history has begun.
UPMC began construction on Tuesday morning at a new facility in Auckland. The new UPMC Pres Vitilian Hospital is 17 stories high and has 636 private rooms.
Scroll through the facility’s artist-rendered photo gallery.
The hospital will provide transplantation, cardiology and neurology services, surgery, care and treatment, UPMC officials said.
“UPMC has always played a key role in defining the cutting edge of medicine, and we are confident that its practice will continue for generations to come,” said Nicholas Beck with III, Chairman of the Board of UPMC.
A parking garage for 450 cars is included in the plan. UPMC said the new hospital will be an environmentally friendly building and the façade will be built with energy efficient patterned glass.
There is also a gym available to staff and visitors. In addition, UPMC said the room is adapted for patient care and has digital capabilities.
According to UPMC, a $ 1.5 billion project that occupies more than 1.2 million square feet of space is expected to create about 3,400 construction jobs in four years. This is the state’s largest healthcare construction project.
UPMC said it hopes to complete it by 2026.
Groundbreaking ceremony for new state-of-the-art $ 1.5 billion UPMC Pres Vitilian Hospital
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