About Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

If You Have Kids, Be Glad You Have Children's

Renowned for its outstanding clinical services, research programs and medical education, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has helped establish the standards of excellence in pediatric care.

From Ambulatory Care to Transplantation and Cardiac Care, talented and committed pediatric experts care for infants, children and adolescents who make more than 1,000,000 visits to Children’s, its many neighborhood locations, and Children's Community Pediatrics practices each year.

Children’s by the Numbers (FY 2017)

  • 12,333 inpatient stays
  • 9,693 observation stays
  • 146,748 emergency and Express Care visits
  • 23,389 surgical procedures 
  • More than 1 million outpatient visits


  • Is one of 10 pediatric hospitals in the United States named to U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll of America’s “Best Children’s Hospitals”.
  • Has one of the fastest growing, National Institutes of Health-funded pediatric research programs in the country. In Fiscal Year 2016, pediatric research programs at Children's Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine ranked 10th in funding dollars from the National Institutes of Health.
  • Achieved Magnet Recognition® status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Children’s is among only 6 percent of hospitals nationwide to have achieved this prestigious status.
  • Leads the way in advanced technology as the first pediatric hospital in this country to achieve Stage 7 recognition from HIMSS Analytics for its electronic medical record.
  • Has been recognized by KLAS, an independent health care research organization, as the number one pediatric hospital in its use of health care information technology.

Hospital Campus

Children’s Hospital has been in its new 10-acre home in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood since May 2009. Designed with input from physicians, nurses and families to ensure that patients receive care in a comfortable setting, the hospital is a benchmark for quality care built on five principles including: family-centered care, patient-safety and quality, technological sophistication, green campus and quiet building. Learn more about Children’s hospital campus.