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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 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 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 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 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 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
Jun 30, 2014, 12:24 ET
Hakon Hakonarson, M.D. (PRNewsFoto/CHOP)

Gene Variants Found that Increase Pain Sensation After Common Childhood Surgery

In the first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children, pediatric researchers identified variations in genes that affect a child's need...

Jun 26, 2014, 16:10 ET
Dr. Graham E. Quinn, pediatric ophthalmologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (PRNewsFoto/Children's Hospital of Phila ...)

Trained Evaluators Can Successfully Screen for Premie Eye Disease from Miles Away

 Trained non-physician evaluators who studied retinal images transmitted to computer screens at a remote central reading center successfully...

Jun 25, 2014, 08:00 ET

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Announces Fetal Neuroprotection Program

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program. Building on growing evidence...

Jun 23, 2014, 16:20 ET

To Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe, Focus On The Learner Period, New Research Finds

PHILADELPHIA, June 23, 2014 Research released today by the Center for Injury Research and Prevention...

Jun 23, 2014, 08:00 ET
An analysis of millions of U.S. births over 15 years finds that nearly 1 in 25 babies are born earlier than medically justified, through elective C-sections and induced labor. Scott A. Lorch, M.D., M.S.C.E., a neonatologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, co-authored the new study. (PRNewsFoto/The Children's Hospital of Ph...)

Nearly 1 in 25 U.S. Babies Are Born Too Soon

A large new study, covering millions of U.S. births over 15 years, finds that substantial numbers of babies, nearly one in 25, are born earlier...

Jun 22, 2014, 18:53 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Fetal Surgery Family Reunion Gathers Over 300 Families from Across the United States (PRNewsFoto/Children's Hospital of Phila...)

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's 18th Annual Fetal Surgery Family Reunion Gathers Families from Across the U.S.

 Over 1,500 people from 22 states came together today at The Children's Hospital of...

Jun 18, 2014, 19:27 ET

El Children's Hospital of Philadelphia comparte el primer lugar en ranking de los mejores hospitales para niños de "U.S. News & World Report"

El Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) comparte el primer lugar en la Lista de Honor elaborada por el U.S. News & World Report para el...

Jun 18, 2014, 16:52 ET

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia empata em primeiro lugar no ranking de "Melhor Hospital Infantil" da "U.S. News & World Report"

O The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) empatou em primeiro lugar no ranking de 2014-15 da U.S. News & World Report, que traz a "Lista...