UPMC Hamot

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UPMC Hamot
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
File:UPMC Hamot Logo.gif
UPMC Hamot is located in Pennsylvania
UPMC Hamot
Location of UPMC Hamot in Pennsylvania
Location United States, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
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Care system Private
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Academic tertiary care
Affiliated university University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Standards JCAHO accreditation
Emergency department Level II Trauma
Beds 412[1]
Founded 1881
Website UPMC Hamot

UPMC Hamot, formerly known as Hamot Medical Center, is a 446-bed hospital and a tertiary-care[2] medical facility located in Erie, Pennsylvania. It is one of the largest employers in the Erie region. The complex features several large buildings, including a heart institute.


Hamot was founded as the Hamot Hospital Association on February 7, 1881. The hospital was named after Pierre Simon Vincent Hamot, a successful French businessman who had settled in Erie in the early 19th century and became an active member of the community. Following his death in 1846, his children and grandchildren donated the Hamot Homestead for use as a general hospital. Quickly organized and managed by the first nurse hired by the hospital, Irene Sutleff, the hospital opened its doors to the public on July 1, 1881 and treated its first patient who was admitted on July 10, 1881. The Hamot Homestead facility quickly outgrew its 25 patient capacity, and the first of many expansions was conducted in 1888.[3]

In 2009 Kane Community Hospital in Kane, Pennsylvania became a controlled affiliate of the Hamot Health Foundation, and therefore later became affiliated with UPMC through Hamot's integration with UPMC in 2011.[4] UPMC Hamot also has clinical affiliations with Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Elk Regional Health Center, and Warren General Hospital.

On January 8, 2011, Hamot opened a five-story, $59 million Hamot Women's Hospital to house its obstetrics and gynaecology services.[5] Hamot's marketing campaigns have used a variety of themes, including "...it matters where you go", and "leading the way to better health".

Affiliation with UPMC

On August 27, 2010, Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) signed a letter of intent to negotiate a $300 million affiliation deal.[6] On January 10, 2011, Hamot's board of trustees unanimously approved a formal agreement to affiliate and integrate into UPMC as the medical center's tertiary hub for northwestern Pennsylvania.[7] Hamot's affiliation with UPMC official began on February 1, 2011 and the medical center was renamed "UPMC Hamot".[8]


UPMC Hamot as seen from Bayfront Parkway

UPMC Hamot is listed among Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals,[9] Becker's Hospital Review 50 Best Hospitals in America,[10] and has recognized numerous times as being among the 50 best hospitals in various specialties by U.S. News & World Report.[11]


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  11. "Awards & Recognitions". Erie, PA: Hamot Health Foundation. Retrieved 2010-09-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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