A patient room at the Hospital of Pittsburgh, where cardiac patient survival rates exceed the national average and the uses an integrated database of records. the paperless pediatric hospital in the United States.)
these great conversations on algorithms, on biology. The breeding professionals who think that way.
Moore, director of Google Pittsburgh
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Jim Delligatti invents the Big Mac for
Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute becomes the of its kind The emoticon is typed at Carnegie Mellon University ;-)
The heartliver-kidney transplant is performed at PresbyterianUniversity Hospital
Pittsburgh Green Building Alliance is founded, the same year as U.S Green Building Council. David L. Lawrence Convention Center becomes the convention center
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has completed more than 365 heart, lung and heart-lung transplants. Nationally, 90 percent of its young cardiac patients survive at least three years following surgery, a rate higher than the 80 percent national average. do we do so asks Dr. Victor Morell, chief of division of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. not just the docs, not just the engineering, not just nursing. It takes a whole team of people to make this The team of nearly 5,000 connects through a digital database that links all aspects of patient records, fom medications to allergies. The paperless solution guards against errors and makes the pediatric hospital to fully implement an electronic records system. Only half of percent of U.S. hospitals have managed this, earning top honors fom the Health Information Management Systems Society. Digital technologies also allow to extend its expertise internationally. Through a telemedicine pilot program, members at pediatric cardiology intensive care unit are monitoring pediatric heart patients in a Cali, Colombia, hospital. their vital information, like the hemodynamic monitor, is coming through via the says hospital president Chris Gessner. think a real opportunity for us to support areas with a lack of pediatric Gessner says Lawrenceville has embraced its huge new neighbor. (At 1.5 million square feet, the medical complex is 30 percent larger
than its previous home two miles away.) In addition to a concentration of design-conscious architects to apparel to neighborhood is growing a corps of young independent retailers, restaurants, condos and apartments.
East Liberty and the
Math and Science Boom
A few miles east on Centre Avenue, another storied shopping district is getting an infusion fom the research boom. East Liberty/Shadyside is home to Hillman Cancer Center and Google, which moves into new digs at Bakery Square this summer. Hillman Cancer Center, which integrates research fom the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center Institute and clinical programs, is the for the highly regarded research program and host of its specialty care centers. Here, patients with advanced disease receive extended high-level care. One of 40 oncology centers designated by the National Institutes of Health, the Center receives $200 million in funding fom the Institute, ranking it 11th nationwide. Hillman is researching DNA repair, ways to prevent breast cancer recurrence, new treatments for advanced melanoma, and new means of detecting cancer at the molecular level. The Center is also host to the center for environmental oncology, which aims to understand the avoidable causes of cancer. Countywide to clean up pollution generated by decades of heavy industry have raised local consciousness on the importance of a healthy environment. The program synthesizes data for public policy and education. The East Liberty business district used to carry the aroma of fesh baked goods, wafing fom the red brick Nabisco factory on its eastern edge. Now reclaimed as a handsome retail and complex called Bakery Square, the 1918 building will add Pittsburgh beginning this summer. Andrew Moore, directed its Pittsburgh since 2006,