Achieving Excellence in the First 100 Years
When Christopher Magee donated the funds to create a hospital devoted to the care of women, he had no idea about the medical revolution his generosity would create.
Today, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC continues its longstanding tradition of being a leader in health care.
- 1911 — Elizabeth Steel Magee Hospital opened.
- 1962 — Elizabeth Steel Magee Hospital and Women’s Hospital merged.
- 1992 — Magee-Womens Research Institute opened across the street from the hospital.
- 2010 — Magee ranked sixth for gynecologic care and 42nd for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report.
- More than 500,000 babies have been born at the hospital.
Magee is one of the largest providers of obstetrical services and has the largest breast cancer screening program in the nation. Magee’s scientists have advanced research in women’s health issues, such as pregnancy, cancer, gynecology, regenerative diseases, and infectious diseases.
Together, the innovative scientists and doctors at Magee are discovering treatments and cures in research labs that translate to enhanced patient care.
Magee was one of the first hospitals to be designated by the Department of Health and Human Services as a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, and it retains that distinction today.