Children’s Hospital Breaks Ground On Southern Expansion
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Children’s Hospital is growing again, but not at its current location.
The facility is going south in its effort to reach more children and more families in the area.
“Welcome Children’s Hospital. The joy of this success story is a blessing for us all,” South Fayette Township Manager Ryan Eagleston said.
Within 18 months, Children’s South will have a new home in South Fayette Township.
“We are going to add a few additional services here — some additional imaging, some behavioral health outpatient programs, much larger expanded physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech and then there is room to add additional physicians and sub-specialists out here in South Fayette,” Children’s Hospital President Christopher Gessner said
Doctors who have been working in the Bethel Park facility will relocate to Children’s South — a facility with exam rooms for allergy, cardiology, ENT, neurology, orthopedics and plastic surgery. It also is expected to provide a spark when it comes to development in the southern part of the Allegheny County.
“What Children’s Hospital did was transform that area of the city — Lawrenceville, Garfield, Bloomfield, East Liberty. That whole corridor is doing very, very well. It’s a desirable place to live. The property values have gone up, etc, etc., all the kinds of things you want development to happen,” Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said.
It also has been designed to look and feel much like the main children’s location in the City of Pittsburgh.
The 60,000 square foot facility will open next October and the fourth floor will initially be unoccupied to leave room for growth.