King of Prussia, Pa. (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced plans to open an 115,000-square-foot Specialty Care Center in a new development on North Gulph Road in King of Prussia, Pa. CHOP will break ground this summer on the Center, which will replace an existing one located on nearby Mall Boulevard.
Since opening in 1997, the current Center has expanded clinical services to more than 20 medical and surgical specialties, including a robust sports medicine program, pediatric imaging center and a large day hospital for oncology patients. It is comprised of two buildings occupying 70,000 square feet, and is one of more than 50 CHOP Care Network centers in Philadelphia, the surrounding counties and South Jersey offering top-ranked primary and specialty care services to families close to home.
The new space, located in the Village at Valley Forge, will provide an additional 45,000 square feet, with the ability to expand up to a total of 195,000 square feet, to allow for future program growth.
"The growth of the CHOP Care Network has been in direct response to increasing demand for our services in the suburban communities surrounding Philadelphia,” said Amy Lambert, senior vice president of the CHOP Care Network. “Moving everything under one roof will enhance the patient experience by improving the flow of care to best serve our patients’ needs.”
The new facility will house all of the existing programs and specialties and add a new ambulatory surgery center to provide outpatient general and specialty surgical services to children of all ages. It will be staffed by CHOP’s pediatric surgeons and anesthesiologists, along with a full-time staff of pediatric nurses — all with training in operating rooms or intensive care units. Ambulatory surgery centers bring the convenience of same-day surgery to families so they can benefit from the expertise of CHOP surgeons close to home. The Care Network also operates ambulatory surgery centers in Bucks County and Exton in Pennsylvania, and in Voorhees, New Jersey.
Construction will begin this summer and be completed in early 2015.
About The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The 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 receives the highest amount of National Institutes of Health funding among all U.S. children’s hospitals. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 516-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Care Network has more than 50 locations in southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, offering top-ranked primary and specialty care services in convenient community-based locations. Visit http://www.chop.edu/network for more information about specific services at each location.