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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Announces New Hospital

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Posted on: 19 Jun 18
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Announces New Hospital 163-Year-Old Pediatric Icon Details Plans to Increase Range of Care in Region

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PHILADELPHIA, June 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced a major expansion plan off its main campus, calling for the construction of a new inpatient hospital in King of Prussia, Pa.Madeline Bell, President and CEO, made the announcement at a press conference held at CHOP's King of Prussia Specialty Care & Surgery Center.

"CHOP was founded in 1855 as the first hospital in the U.S. dedicated to caring for children," said Madeline Bell, President and CEO of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "Since that time, we have grown our inpatient and outpatient services at several locations within the City of Philadelphia and extended our regional reach with the creation of the CHOP Care Network, including more than 50 pediatrician offices, specialty care and surgical centers and community hospital alliances in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York."

King of Prussia is highly accessible to a number of communities throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, where a growing population is in need of many pediatric services, including inpatient hospital care.

"Today's announcement marks a recognition of the ever-growing demand for world-class pediatric care closer to home," Bell continued. "CHOP's new inpatient hospital will serve families living everywhere from the Philadelphia suburbs, to south and central New Jersey, as well as Delaware, to Lancaster, Berks and Lehigh Counties and beyond, providing convenient access to the highest quality hospital services available for children."

CHOP's King of Prussia campus will be anchored by a new, 250,000 square-foot inpatient hospital. Plans include:

  • 52 inpatient beds, consisting of a 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) – allowing for safe escalation of care without transfer to CHOP's main campus in University City – and 36-bed medical surgical unit;
  • Care for a broad range of pediatric specialties, including orthopaedics, plastic surgery and ear, nose and throat (ENT);
  • A 24/7, 20-bay emergency department specializing in pediatric care;
  • An operating room suite consisting of up to four operating rooms, specializing in elective services requiring overnight stays;
  • Comprehensive radiology services;
  • Transitional care for chronic complex patients with assisted breathing.

The new hospital will be adjacent to and operate seamlessly with CHOP's existing King of Prussia Specialty Care & Surgery Center and Urgent Care Center, located on South Goddard Boulevard in Upper Merion Township.  

CHOP currently serves more than 1.3 million children each year on its main campus in the University City area of Philadelphia and as part of the CHOP Care Network. The inpatient hospital on the King of Prussia campus is expected to be operational in 2021.

About Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 546-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu.

Contact: Emily DiTomo
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Phone: (267) 426-6063
ditomoe@email.chop.edu

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SOURCE Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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Last updated on: 19/06/2018

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