Innovation Center Pittsburgh
Inglis is expanding its reach to Pittsburgh with a grant from Highmark Wholecare to establish the Inglis Innovation Center Pittsburgh (IICP) beginning summer 2023 – helping to enhance local resources, services, and programming for people with disabilities.
To learn more about Inglis' Innovation Center Pittsburgh, please email us at Pittsburgh@inglis.org or call us at 412-790-9993.
Highmark Wholecare, the Pittsburgh-based managed care organization, has provided a $614,000 grant to Inglis to transform space at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) – the former Suburban General Hospital.
The three areas of initial emphasis at IICP 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, 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 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.”