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Sep 18, 2014, 16:58 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking to announce the Community Health and Literacy Center, a CHOP-City partnership that will provide healthcare, literacy and recreational services in one location for children, families and individuals in South Philadelphia. This "first of its kind" project will serve as a national model for public-private collaboration. From left to right: En Jung Kim, Chase Community Equity; CHOP board member Lynne Garbose; Brian Hudson, Commonwealth Cornerstone Group; John Grady, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC); CHOP president Madeline Bell; Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter; CHOP patient Courtney Simmons; CHOP chief executive officer Steven M. Altschuler, M.D.; Councilman Kenyatta Johnson; Senator Larry Farnese; Representative Jordan Harris; CHOP associate medical director of primary care, Lisa Biggs, M.D and Siobhan A. Reardon, president, Free Library of Philadelphia. (PRNewsFoto/CHOP)

CHOP and the City of Philadelphia Break Ground on Innovative Health and Literacy Center

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and City officials hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking today to announce the Community Health and Literacy...

Sep 16, 2014, 12:47 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia receives $530,620 donation from Kohl's Department Stores to support the hospital's Injury Prevention Programs (PRNewsFoto/Children's Hospital of Phila...)

Kohl's Department Stores Donates $530,620 to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Support of Injury Prevention Programs

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) received a $530,620.00 donation from Kohl's, through its Kohl's Cares® program, to support the...

Sep 11, 2014, 11:11 ET
Families, schools and teams traveling for sports this season will find budget-conscious accommodations at Courtyard Philadelphia Devon, near the city center and local sports arenas. For information on special group rates for sports travelers, contact Rebecca Kammeyer at Rebecca.Kammeryer@Marriott.com or call 1-610-687-6633. (PRNewsFoto/Courtyard Philadelphia Devon)

Courtyard Philadelphia Devon Summons Youth Sports Teams, Supporters With Prime Location, Special Savings

Families, schools and teams traveling for sports this season will experience a major win when they discover the comfortable and affordable...

Sep 09, 2014, 09:45 ET

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Announces One-Year Targeted Investments

 United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) will invest more than $9 million in one-year targeted investments from...

Sep 02, 2014, 10:40 ET

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Kicks Off 2014-15 Regional Fundraising Campaign

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) has kicked off its 2014-15 annual fundraising campaign. Karen Dougherty...

Sep 02, 2014, 09:00 ET

The Cancer Center At The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Kicks Off September's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia kicks off September's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in partnership with childhood...

Aug 28, 2014, 16:14 ET

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and Uber Partner to Provide Safe Rides at Made in America Festival

 United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) and Uber have joined forces to ensure Budweiser Made in America Festival...

Aug 27, 2014, 10:00 ET

Melissa Ketunuti Memorial Global Health Fund Established at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

In memory of Melissa Ketunuti, a beloved and dedicated pediatrician and humanitarian, Melissa's mother, Christiane Basselier, has established the...

Aug 26, 2014, 11:06 ET
Fetal Surgery Experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Report on 100 Recent Prenatal Surgeries for Spina Bifida After the MOMS Trial Set a New Standard of Care (PRNewsFoto/Children's Hospital of Philadelp)

Fetal Medicine Leaders at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Report on 100 Prenatal Surgeries for Spina Bifida

Reporting on 100 recent cases of fetal surgery for spina bifida, specialists at a premier fetal surgery program achieved results similar to those...

Aug 26, 2014, 10:00 ET

CHOP Announces the Leonard B. Kahn Walkway in the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced a $2 million gift from Leonard B. Kahn, a retired farmer and cattleman and longtime...

Aug 14, 2014, 13:45 ET

Thousands of Sackpacks Awarded to Help Philadelphia-Area Children

Two thousand children across the city will receive sackpacks containing essential school supplies today through the Office Depot and the Office...

Aug 07, 2014, 00:01 ET
Diane L. Spatz, Ph.D., R.N.-B.C., FAAN, nurse researcher and director of the Lactation Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is the invited guest editor of the August 2014 issue of Advances in Neonatal Care. (PRNewsFoto/The Children's Hospital of...)

How Critically Ill Infants Can Benefit Most from Human Milk

Human milk is infant food, but for sick, hospitalized babies, it's also medicine. That's the central premise of a series of articles in a neonatal...

Aug 06, 2014, 06:00 ET

McDonald's® Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region Donate $1,000 to Local Libraries through the Ronald McDonald® Summer Library Tour

 McDonald's® Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region have announced the return of the Ronald McDonald Summer Library...

Aug 05, 2014, 14:05 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will develop a non-profit human milk bank for hospitalized infants in cooperation with the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). Pictured: (L-R) Diane L. Spatz, Ph.D., R.N. -B.C., FAAN, director of CHOP's lactation program, and HMBANA President Kim Updegrove, R.N., C.N.M., M.S.N., M.P.H. (PRNewsFoto/CHOP)

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Develop a Non-Profit Human Milk Bank to Serve Hospitalized Infants

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced that it will develop a non-profit milk bank to provide donor human milk for...

Aug 04, 2014, 11:03 ET

Survival Increases with Clinical Team Debriefing after In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

A new study found that staff members who joined structured team debriefings after emergency care for children suffering in-hospital cardiac arrests...

Jul 30, 2014, 13:33 ET
Aramark CEO Eric Foss presents a $750,000 check, accepted by CHOP CEO Steven Altschuler, M.D. on behalf of CHOP's Healthy Weight Program (PRNewsFoto/CHOP)

Aramark and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Healthy Weight Program Partner to Enhance the Health and Well-Being of Families

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Aramark, a $14 billion global provider of award winning services in food, facilities...

Jul 14, 2014, 11:25 ET

"Philly Kids Got Talent" to Hold Auditions with Wilhelmina Philadelphia on July 26 and Aug. 9 for New TV Show

 Some people are born performers. From the time they were toddlers, they saw hairbrushes as microphones and pots and pans as drum sets –...

Jul 10, 2014, 00:05 ET

Climate Change May Bring More Kidney Stones

As daily temperatures increase, so does the number of patients seeking treatment for kidney stones. In a study that may both reflect and foretell a...

Jul 09, 2014, 16:05 ET
Jul 07, 2014, 06:00 ET

Ronald McDonald® Care Mobile Dental Unit Kicks Off New Summer Schedule

 In an effort to serve more patients this summer, the Ronald McDonald® Care Mobile (RMCM), a mobile dental unit that provides treatment to...