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Governor Ed Rendell Presents $5 Million Check to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for New Hospital Green Initiative

Governor Edward Rendell presented Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on Friday with a $5 million check that will be used to help the hospital construct one of the first environmentally green hospitals in the nation.

At a press briefing on Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, Gov. Rendell presented hospital officials with the $5 million state appropriation on the construction site of the new Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville.

The concept of a green building is multi-dimensional and expands beyond the building. It includes components such as energy, water, air, the economy, people and communities.

We know the benefits of green technologies include:

  • A healthier environment for patients and employees
  • Lower utility costs
  • Less solid waste going into landfills
  • Air filtration system that would lower emissions

“By building green, we will ensure that our new hospital contributes to our patients’ well-being, as well as our communities’ overall health,” said Ronald L. Violi, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. “Completion of this project will help advance our position as a leader in pediatric health care and secure our place as a vital community asset in western Pennsylvania.”

The building of the new hospital will create at least 1,500 new jobs and about 500 new health care jobs within the facility by the time the new hospital opens in 2007.

Melanie Tush Finnigan, 412-692-5016,
Dean Walters, 412-692-5016,

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