The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), one of the nation's foremost pediatric health care facilities, has announced plans to open six health care centers in 2015 in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The first, a $19.8 million CHOP Specialty Care Center, has opened on the campus of the University Medical Center of Princeton in Plainsboro, NJ. The new 25,000 square foot center replaces a 10,000 square foot facility CHOP had leased about three miles away. Thirty physicians from 14 subspecialties will see patients at the center, which will have between 15 and 20 employees on site on an given day.
Among the specialty care centers CHOP plans to open this year is a 115,000 square foot facility in King of Prussia, Pa., nearing completion, that will include an ambulatory surgery center so children will not have to travel into the city to get outpatient day surgery. Other new centers will be located in Concordville, South Philadelphia and Roxborough, Pa.
CHOP will add a 700,000 square foot Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care to its main campus in West Philadelphia and plans to add an urgent care center, its third, at its Bucks County Specialty Care Center in Chalfont, Pa.
CHOP opened its first after-hours urgent care center exclusively for children in Mays Landing, NJ on July 22, 2013.