Since its start in 1855 as the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been the birthplace for many dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. The Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives. Over 150 years of innovation and service to our patients, their families and our community, reflect an ongoing commitment to exceptional patient care.
Since 1983, Special Love has provided a community of support to Mid-Atlantic children with cancer and their families with week-long adventures like Camp Fantastic (for patients) and BRASS Camp (for siblings). Special Love also hosts family camps, teen and young adult outings, and day trips to sporting events and the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. Emergency financial relief is also available to families whose cancer battle has put utilities and other basic services at risk. Special Love’s mission is simple – to provide extraordinary children with normal childhood activities and introduce them to other young people who know and understand what they’re going through.
UPMC’s mission is to provide outstanding patient care and to shape tomorrow’s health system through clinical innovation, biomedical and health services research, and education.
UPMC will create a new economic future for western Pennsylvania -- a future built on new ways of thinking about health care and sparked by leveraging the uniqueness of the integrated health enterprise. By exporting excellence nationally and internationally, and fueling the development of new businesses that emerge from UPMC's intellectual capital, core capabilities, and management expertise, UPMC will catalyze a regional economic renaissance. At the same time, UPMC will remain steadfastly committed to providing premier health care services to our region and contributing to this community.