About Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

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

Regionally, nationally, and globally, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is a leader in the treatment of childhood conditions and diseases, a pioneer in the development of new and improved therapies, and a top educator of the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. With generous community support, Children’s Hospital has fulfilled this mission since its founding in 1890. Children’s is named consistently to several elite lists of pediatric hospitals, including ranking No. 9 in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals for 2017–2018.

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”.
  • Is a leader in research. In Fiscal Year 2017, the pediatric research program at Children’s Hospital ranked 13th in funding dollars from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine ranked seventh in NIH funding among medical schools.
  • 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.