Pediatric INSIGHTS
Spring 2013
information you need
South Fayette Plans Moving Forward
James E.
Levin, MD,
, Children’s
chief medical
information officer,
died unexpectedly
on Feb. 11 at the
age of 55.
Dr. Levin joined Children’s Hospital’s staff
in 2007 and over the next six years, was
a pioneer in medical informatics. His
accomplishments included advances in
computerized physician order entry adoption,
helping Children’s achieve the first HIMSS
Level 7 designation for a pediatric hospital,
best-in-class physician documentation,
utilization of clinical decision support,
collaboration in research, and excellence in
teaching. He was dedicated to working to
reduce medical errors.
Dr. Levin earned his doctorate and medical
degree from the University of Chicago, where
he also completed pediatric residency training.
He completed a research fellowship in health
education as well as a medical fellowship in
pediatric infectious diseases at the University
of Minnesota.
Dr. Levin is survived by his wife and two
children, as well as two sisters and a brother.
Read “Remembering an Informatics Pioneer and
Compassionate Friend” by G. Daniel Martich,
UPMC’s chief medical information officer, on our
blog at
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s plans to build an ambulatory care
center in South Fayette Township have been approved. A groundbreaking
for the new Children’s South in South Fayette was held May 7, and the facility
will open in the fall of 2014. The new Children’s South will centralize Children’s
Hospital services that currently are spread between two locations in Bethel Park.
Located on the I-79 corridor, the
new Children’s South will offer easy
access to patients and families from
southern Allegheny, Washington,
Westmoreland, and Greene counties
as well as from West Virginia.
The South Fayette location will
house all services currently at the
Bethel Park sites and provide ample
opportunity to expand services to
include radiology, lab, behavioral
health, and general pediatrics
with the addition of a Children’s
Community Pediatrics practice.
Stay tuned for further developments in
the coming months.
Fall 2014
The Children's South groundbreaking
on May 7, 2013
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