UPMC Hamot Patient Care Tower

There has never been a more important time to have access to the best in critical care.

Patient Care Tower Rendering

In 1977, then Hamot Medical Center constructed a patient tower to position Hamot as a leader in critical care medicine, incorporating innovations that preceded other hospitals by decades, including private rooms and state-of-the-art technologies. 

UPMC Hamot’s massive growth has not only led to a reimagination of the original tower, but also to the construction of another pioneering facility — guaranteeing critical care excellence in the Erie region for years to come. Our new Patient Care Tower, a $111 million, seven-story facility will provide unmatched care to meet the growing needs of nearly one million individuals in 13 counties spanning Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York.

The Patient Care Tower will deliver technologies and services otherwise unavailable within a 100-mile radius of Erie. A timely advancement, the tower includes a significant expansion of patient rooms with negative airflow capabilities, a vital measure in the case of airborne outbreaks or pandemics.

The Patient Care Tower will provide 24/7/365 access to board-certified intensivists — vastly exceeding the Leapfrog Group’s standard for excellence in intensive care. Other specialists practicing in the facility include board-certified critical care pulmonologists, trauma surgeons, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. 

The Patient Care Tower is the largest construction project in the 140-year history of UPMC Hamot. Upon completion, UPMC’s total investment in the Erie community will exceed $400 million since affiliation in 2011.

Patient Care Tower - Patient Room

Patient Care Tower Fast Facts

  • Largest construction project in UPMC Hamot history
  • 64 intensive care patient rooms: 32 medical ICU rooms; 16 cardiovascular ICU rooms; 16 trauma-neuro ICU rooms
  • Seven stories, 177,000 square feet
  • Located at E. 2nd and French streets, between UPMC Hamot main hospital and UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital—UPMC Hamot Campus

Dedicate a Space in the Tower

With UPMC Hamot’s Patient Care Tower nearing completion, Hamot Health Foundation is proud to offer a variety of exclusive naming opportunities to supporters of UPMC Hamot. 

Donors are able to dedicate a space in the tower to honor their family, memorialize a loved one, or recognize others who have impacted their life, their health, or their career. A custom storyboard placed inside the designated space will provide an opportunity to share the story of those recognized.

A variety of giving options are available, ranging from one-time payments to multiyear pledges.

Give Now — Dedicate a Space

Naming Opportunities

Space Description Available Value
Individual ICU Patient Rooms Includes trauma-neuro, cardiovascular, and general intensive care patient rooms 45/64 $3,000
Employee Lounges ALL SPACES RESERVED 0/2 $7,500
NEW: Private Consultation Rooms Two areas available on both the 2nd and 3rd floors 4/4 $10,000
NEW: Nursing Stations Located on 2nd and 3rd floors 4/4 $25,000
Café and Social Space PENDING 2nd floor space with vending and booth seating, upscale lighting 1/1 $30,000
MRI Suite PENDING Located on 1st floor 1/1 $50,000
TNICU Wing One hall containing 16 trauma-neuro intensive care patient rooms 1/1 $100,000
CVICU Wing One hall containing 16 cardiovascular intensive care patient rooms 1/1 $100,000
Medical ICU Wings ONE PENDING Two halls, each containing 16 general intensive care patient rooms 2/2 $100,000
Atrium Areas Common areas outside of elevators on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors 2/3 $250,000
Building Naming opportunity for entire Patient Care Tower, e.g., Smith Family Tower 1/1 $1,000,000

For more information, contact Nick Cianci at ciancin@upmc.edu or 814-877-2464.