Senator Kim Ward Announces $2.0 Million for UPMC Children’s Hospital

GREENSBURG – Interim Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39) today announced the approval of $2 million to support UPMC Children’s Hospital as part of an economic development and revitalization project in Allegheny County.

“Community and economic development go hand-in-hand,” said Interim Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward. “The funding announced today for these projects will strengthen our local economy through job creation, advance our regional efforts to attract and grow businesses, while also improving the quality of life for our residents.”

Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), the funding will support critical expansion projects, providing opportunities for additional employment training, job creation and community services.

Allegheny County
UMPC Children’s Hospital – $2 million
This project will renovate and expand the Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital. It will address foundation, structure, and mechanical systems. Through renovation, clinical spaces will be upgraded with new catheterization labs, including a hybrid lab connected to a new cardiac MRI suite. Additionally, extra lab space and upgrades will be made to any outdated equipment. The expanded space will house a new patient waiting area, conference room, staff offices, and have a direct connection to the cafeteria. A portion of the patio will be transformed into a dining and play area to enhance the patient experience.

The projects announced today are in addition to the RACP funds announced earlier in October of 2022.


Contact: Erica Clayton Wright,, (412) 334-4856

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