7 hospitals, health systems that launched innovation hubs in 2022

Becker's reported on seven hospitals and health systems that opened or announced plans to establish new centers focused on healthcare innovation in 2022. 

  1. New Brunswick, N.J.-based Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have opened a Center for Innovation that will focus initially on digital health and cardiovascular disease.

  2. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Penn Medicine have jointly launched a kidney innovation center aimed at advancing research for early detection, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. The center, dubbed Penn-CHOP Kidney Innovation Center, will focus on developing discoveries through collaboration, recruiting and growing talent, and training and mentorship programs for nephrology researchers.

  3. Houston Methodist is partnering with Houston technology innovation space the Ion to build a space for medical technology innovation. The 1,200-square-foot space in the Ion, called the Tech Hub, will be used for networking and pitches focusing on innovation in health technology.

  4. Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center received a $10 million gift from the Brock family, including John F. Brock III, his wife, Mary, and their three children, to establish a new innovation center.

  5. Charlotte, N.C.-based Novant Health opened an innovation lab to create tools and programs that improve care quality and access.

  6. Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network transformed its Bellevue, Pa., hospital campus into a new biotechnology, biomedical and pharmaceutical innovation hub.

  7. New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System received $11.6 million Aug. 25 from the New York City Economic Development Corp. to build the Comprehensive Center for Surgical Innovation, which aims to develop and commercialize new surgical technology and instruments.

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