Children’s Hospital Marks 125th Year Of Service

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC celebrates its 125th anniversary this week, it’s fitting to remember that the idea for a Pittsburgh hospital exclusively for kids came from … a kid.

Kirk LeMoyne – a pediatrician’s son – is the child who started it all. When he was 11, he decided Pittsburgh needed a children’s hospital. So he and some friends started raising money. By 1887 they had enough to endow a one-kid-only cot at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital.

But the fundraising took off.  By 1889 there was enough to buy property near where Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is today. And in June of 1890, the Pittsburgh Hospital for Children opened with 15 beds.

“I think it’s fascinating, first of all, that this hospital really started as one cot in an adult hospital,” says Dr. Steven Docimo, the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer today.

In 1926, the hospital…

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