With its University City campus bursting at the seams, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has started a $3.4 billion expansion that includes a brand new King of Prussia facility, writes Harold Brubaker for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The expansion project also includes a new inpatient tower at University City that will solidify the hospital’s status as one of the nation’s largest children’s hospitals.
The nonprofit currently has 560 beds. When the new, 22-story tower opens, it will have 300 beds with a possibility of adding 200 more. The tower will cost $1.9 billion and is expected to open in 2027.
Meanwhile, the King of Prussia hospital will have 52 beds and will cost $289 million. It is expected to open sometime in 2021.
“We do think it will alleviate congestion and then get care closer to where kids live,” said CHOP chief operating officer Doug Hock.
There is also the possibility of expanding the King of Prussia facility to 108 beds sometime in the future.
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