This new space will make it possible to provide additional services right here in New Jersey, in a state-of-the-art, family-friendly facility.
Plainsboro, NJ (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today broke ground on a 25,000-square-foot Specialty Care Center on the new campus of the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, located at the intersection of Route 1 and Plainsboro Road. The Center will replace an existing one located on nearby Alexander Road in Princeton.
The current Center, which opened in 2000, has 16 medical and surgical specialties, including ENT, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, neurology and gastroenterology. It is one of more than 50 CHOP Care Network locations in New Jersey, Philadelphia and the surrounding counties offering top-ranked primary and specialty care services to families close to home.
The new space will provide an additional 15,000 square feet, with the ability to expand up to a total of 100,000 square feet, to allow for future program growth. The new Center will house all of the existing programs and specialties and add physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as diagnostic x-ray, providing greater convenience and continuity of care for patients and families.
“We continue to increase the CHOP Care Network offerings to meet the needs of our patients seeking first-class care close to home,” said Amy Lambert, senior vice president of the CHOP Care Network. “This new space will make it possible to provide additional services right here in New Jersey, in a state-of-the-art, family-friendly facility.”
Construction is expected to 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 527-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.