Monthly Archives: March 2017

A Champion for Children’s Hospital

Last week, Lance Hupkovich, the 2016-17 Pennsylvania Champion Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), and his family, boarded Delta Airlines to be greeted by Delta pilots in the cockpit. Lance was off to a great start of #ChildrensHospitalsWeek week in Orlando, Florida. Once again, a large crowd chanting, “Lance” greeted Lance as he walked off… Read more »

Honoring Child Life Month

When children come to the hospital for an appointment, procedure, or inpatient stay, they’re often nervous and fearful for the unknown. Upon arrival, patients are greeted by check-in staff, nurses, and doctors. Often times though, there is another group of individuals who play a vital role in the patient experience and help patients take on… Read more »

Safe Kids Allegheny County Promotes Carbon Monoxide Safety in the Home

Safe Kids Allegheny County, of which Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is the lead agency, recently partnered with the Allegheny County Pharmacists Association and Pittsburgh Poison Center to provide Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire with dozens of carbon monoxide detectors to emphasize the importance of safety in the home around all fuel burning appliances. “Because… Read more »

Experts Speaks Out in Support of E-Cigarette Regulations

Experts from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences support the Allegheny County Health Department’s proposal to regulate e-cigarettes in the way that traditional cigarettes are already regulated. Cancer, family medicine, emergency medicine and pediatric physicians and other experts came together today at a press briefing to share the facts about e-cigarettes, including… Read more »