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The Old Children's Hospital - A Life Saving Legacy
OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes a look back at how Children's Hospital first began and at the life saving innovations that were pioneered there.

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL’S LIFE-SAVING LEGACY FEATURED IN WQED’S ONQ

PITTSBURGH – It's been a Pittsburgh institution for more than a century and it has quite a story to tell. With its move to a new facility in Lawrenceville, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC will be one of the most advanced health care and research facilities in the country.

OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes a look back at how the hospital first began and at the life saving innovations that were pioneered there. The Old Children's Hospital -- A Life Saving Legacy airs Tuesday, May 12th at 7:30pm on WQED-TV. It's a story of history and heart.

Caruso traces the story of Children’s Hospital from its beginnings - it was the idea of a young boy - to its growth and development over the years. She talks with noted pediatrician Dr. Basil Zitelli, who has been at Children’s for more than thirty years; looks back at some of the fund raising efforts; the most unusual visitor to the hospital; and interviews project manager Tom Hemming who is in charge of a collection of artifacts and information about the hospital.

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