April 17, 2023
Inglis announces expansion with scheduled opening of Innovation Center Pittsburgh
With a $614,000 grant from Highmark Wholecare, a Pittsburgh-based managed care organization, Inglis will establish the transformative Inglis Innovation Center Pittsburgh in the Bellevue neighborhood on the city’s northside and will provide increased and improved services, resources, and programming for people with disabilities.
The Inglis Innovation Center Pittsburgh (IICP) will be housed at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Suburban General Hospital, a former hospital that has been repurposed to support innovation and community health and will begin providing services Summer 2023.
- For more information about the Innovation Center Pittsburgh, please contact us at: Pittsburgh@inglis.org or 412-790-9993
For decades, Inglis has provided services and programs designed to enable people with physical disabilities to enjoy life with the greatest amount of independence and mobility. The three initial area of emphasis at the Inglis Innovation Center Pittsburgh are focused on technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation to advance accessibility, inclusivity, and independence:
- Inglis Assistive Tech Solutions – assessment, training, device acquisition and support for people with disabilities and older adults to use AT to enhance independence (currently offered in the Greater Philadelphia Region).
- The Inglis Impact Accelerator – an initiative seeking to support emerging entrepreneurs (including those with disabilities) working in disability services and support.
- 3D Printing and R&D Lab – custom and adapted tools and solutions that enhance independence for people with disabilities. (currently offered in the Inglis Innovation Center in Philadelphia, as well as within Inglis House)
“Inglis is excited to expand its services to western Pennsylvania,” said Dyann Roth, Inglis President & CEO. “With nearly 150 years of disability support, experience, and knowledge – including five decades working with people living in the community, we look forward to increasing opportunities and programming that will enhance independence for people with disabilities as well as older adults throughout the Commonwealth. We are so pleased to not only be opening the Inglis Innovation Center Pittsburgh in summer 2023, but to also be collaborating with Highmark Wholecare to support these important initiatives.”
"Highmark Wholecare believes that helping people lead their best lives means going beyond traditional doctors and medicine to care for the whole person,” said Ellen Duffield, president and CEO, Highmark Wholecare. “Through our investment in Inglis Innovation Center Pittsburgh, we are delivering on our whole care mission for people with disabilities in western Pennsylvania and beyond. We are excited to bring to the region Inglis’ expertise and proven track record of success.”