Rep. Fattah Announces $1.7 Million Grant for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Oct 26, 2011, 17:20 ET from Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and a Congressional leader for medical training, care and research, announced today that Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is receiving $1,725,830 to train pediatric residents.


Nationally renowned Children's Hospital, located in Philadelphia's University City medical-educational-research zone, operates the largest pediatric physician training program in the nation. The training grant comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service under the Children's Graduate Medical Education Program.

"These federal resources are critical to CHOP and its mission as one the world's best children's hospitals," Fattah said. "I've been leading the charge for funding CHOP's medical training program for more than a decade. This grant will allow for future well-trained practitioners who can provide excellent care to young people in Philadelphia and across the nation."

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah