Each day, Dr. Patrick Dantzer, a fourth-​year resident at Children’s Hospital of UPMC, walks past an indoor mural commemorating Jonas Salk and his polio vaccine discovery. Pretty big shoes to fill, but also a good way to kick start a shift.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading Children’s Hospital celebrates a major anniversary from a position of strength
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    Children’s Hospital was founded in 1890. In the 1940s, Children’s was designated as a “hub hospital,” serving children from throughout western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and West Virginia. Now, there are more than 1 million outpatient visits annually to Children’s Hospital’s 315-​bed Lawrenceville campus, its many neighborhood locations, and Children’s Community Pediatrics practices.

    Mr. Yuk” was introduced in the 1970s by the Pittsburgh Poison Center at Children’s Hospital as a poison warning symbol. The message conveyed through commercials and stickers evolved into an international household name.

    In the 1980s, Children’s grew into the world’s largest pediatric transplant center. The Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation has performed more pediatric transplants than any other pediatric transplant center in the country. Survival rates consistently beat the national average and are among the world’s best.

    Children’s cares for among the most complex pediatric cases and performs some of the most difficult and complicated pediatric surgeries in the U.S.

    The John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center on the Lawrenceville campus is a 10-​story, 300,000 square foot research facility.

    The Heart Institute offers a complete array of services that span a patient’s lifetime, from the tiniest patients still in the womb through adults with congenital heart disease.

    The Brain Care Institute sees more than 14,000 patients a year from around the world.

    Patient families travel from all over the world to visit the Children’s Hospital Center for Rare Disease looking for hope and answers. The center offers cutting-​edge therapies personalized to treat infants, children, adolescents and young adults who are diagnosed with a variety of rare disorders.

    Children’s doctors provide care to children across the globe with new technology such as videoconferencing, two-​way video and email. Children’s is among the first fully digital hospitals in the nation.

Susan Rogers is vice chancellor for communications at the University of Pittsburgh. She comes to Pittsburgh from Dallas, where she was vice president for university advancement at The University of Texas at Dallas. Previously, she was associate vice chancellor for university relations in the office of advancement at the University of Arkansas and…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Professionals new to Pittsburgh
Christina Cassotis is the chief executive officer of the Allegheny County Airport Authority. She comes to Pittsburgh from York, Maine, where she was managing officer of consultant ICF International’s airport services practice; in her 16 years with the firm, she held a variety of posts. She began her career in transportation with the…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2015
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