— Cryptocurrencies have become an increasingly important part of everyday life, and hospitals have long been considered places of choice for patients.
But now the new hospital in Philadelphia is taking the place of traditional medical facilities.
Ellen J. Harkins, CEO of the Pittsburgh Health System, announced the establishment of a new hospital, PECos Healthcare, on Thursday.
The project is a partnership between PECOs Healthcare and the PECoS Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to “transform the way we treat and care for our patients,” according to the announcement.
The hospital is part of the broader PECOM foundation, which is the world’s largest non-profit network dedicated to helping people and communities recover from pandemics and other humanitarian crises.
Harkins said the hospital will be home to PECSOs medical and dental staff, as well as other specialized care, including mental health, trauma care, addiction treatment, and health education.
In the coming weeks, the new facility will expand its capacity, expand to include additional beds and expand into other types of care, Harkings said.
“We have a number of other patients that are not in PECOSH that will be able to receive PECOPS,” she added.
“We are committed to making this the best medical hospital in the world.”
Harkings emphasized that PECOPs plan is not to be seen as an investment in the company or its services.
“We are focused on serving our patients as best we can, and we have a team of physicians and surgeons dedicated to doing that,” she said.
“This is just a new opportunity to serve a new type of patient.”
Harks said she hopes to have the new PECO facility open by the end of 2018.
The project was funded through a $2.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.