Last week, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia started the expansion of its King of Prussia campus by breaking ground on a new inpatient facility in Upper Merion Township, writes Michael Tanenbaum for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The project was announced last June. The new, 250,000-square-foot facility hospital will have 52 inpatient beds. Of those, 16 will be part of the pediatric intensive care unit and 36 of the medical surgical unit. This will cover a broad range of pediatric specialties, including orthopedics and plastic surgery.
There will also be a 24/7 emergency department specializing in pediatric care, an operating room suite, comprehensive radiology services, and transitional care facilities for patients with assisted breathing.
The new facility will be next to King of Prussia Specialty Care & Surgery Center and Urgent Care Center.
“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,“ said CHOP CEO Madeline Bell, “providing convenient access to the highest quality hospital services available for children.”
Read more about the facility at the Philly Voice by clicking here.