UPMC Hamot Unveils New Patient Care Tower

By: Nicholas Pronko

UPMC Hamot Opens New Patient Tower

February 2 was a historic day at UPMC Hamot, as patients from the current trauma-neuro intensive care unit (TNICU) and cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) moved to their rooms in the hospital’s new patient care tower, an $111 million project. The following day, patients from the medical intensive care unit (MICU) moved to the tower, which opened more than a month ahead of schedule.

With 64 intensive care beds, the tower is a strategic addition to the campus that enhances UPMC Hamot’s ability to provide advanced care and specialty services for patients throughout the region. The largest construction project in the hospital’s history, the new tower was built to meet the increasing demand from throughout the region for UPMC Hamot’s world-class clinical care.

This enhancement to community health care preserves UPMC Hamot’s ability to provide clinical and service excellence for decades to come.

More About the Patient Care Tower

Location: Between the main hospital and Magee-Womens, UPMC Hamot

Total Investment: $111 Million

Size: 200,000 square feet

First floor: Imaging department expansion, addition of new 3T MRI and shell space for future needs and growth​

Second floor: TNICU and CVICU

Third floor: MICU

Fourth and fifth floors: shell space for future needs and growth

Room amenities include:

  • Windows, allowing patients to better keep track of day and night and avoid delirium
  • Private bathrooms
  • Patient lifts
  • Pullout sleeper sofas
  • Dialysis hookups