GLEN MILLS, Pa., Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today celebrated the grand opening of the Brandywine Valley Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center, a new 44,000-square-foot facility in Glen Mills, Pa. The new Center, located at 819 Baltimore Pike, features more than 20 medical and surgical subspecialties and an ambulatory surgery center where children can have same-day surgery close to home.
"Our new Brandywine Valley facility allows us to further our mission of bringing expert pediatric care to communities throughout the area. This new site, located in southwestern Delaware County, is an exciting addition to our CHOP Care Network and will enable families in both Pennsylvania and northern Delaware to access CHOP clinicians much closer to home," said Madeline Bell, CHOP president and chief executive officer.
The new two-floor facility features a wide array of specialty care services including allergy, cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology and orthopedics, among others. It also features rehabilitation services, gyms for physical and occupational therapy, and an ambulatory surgery center.
"By bringing together all of these services in a new state-of-the-art facility, we are able to provide an optimal patient family experience," said Amy Lambert, senior vice president of the CHOP Care Network. "This new facility will allow us to offer comprehensive, seamless care for patients who often see multiple specialists and require ancillary services and diagnostic tests."
The new ambulatory surgery center will provide outpatient general and specialty surgical services to children of all ages. It will be staffed by CHOP's pediatric surgeons and board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists, along with a full-time staff of pediatric nurses — all with training in operating rooms or intensive care units.
Ambulatory surgery centers bring the convenience of same-day surgery to families so they can benefit from the expertise of CHOP surgeons close to home. Six surgical specialties will perform procedures, including otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), gastroenterology, general surgery, ophthalmology, plastic surgery and urology. The Care Network also operates ambulatory surgery centers in Bucks County and King of Prussia in Pennsylvania, and in Voorhees, New Jersey.
The Brandywine Valley Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center is one of more than 50 CHOP Care Network centers in Philadelphia, the surrounding counties and South Jersey offering top-ranked primary and specialty care services to families close to home.
About The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 535-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Care Network has more than 50 locations in southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, offering top-ranked primary and specialty care services in convenient community-based locations. Visit www.chop.edu/network for more information about specific services at each location.
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SOURCE The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia