KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today opened a new 135,000-square-foot Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in King of Prussia, Pa. The new Center, located at 550 S. Goddard Blvd., will replace an existing one located on nearby Mall Boulevard and will add an ambulatory surgery center where children can have same-day surgery close to home.
"This new facility will allow our world-class specialists to care for even more children from the local community," said Madeline Bell, CHOP president and chief operating officer. "We'll be able to offer more appointments, making care easier and more convenient for families to access when and where they need it."
The four-floor facility was designed to expand up to a total of 195,000 square feet to allow for future program growth. It includes 68 exam rooms, supporting more than 30 medical and surgical subspecialties, a sports medicine gym, a developmental PT/OT gym, a Pediatric Imaging Center, a Day Hospital for oncology patients, a Sleep Center, an Urgent Care Center and an Ambulatory Surgery Center. CHOP's Home Care Program is also based onsite.
"CHOP has operated a Specialty Care Center in King of Prussia since 1997 and over the years, we've continued to expand our services to better serve the community," said Amy Lambert, senior vice president of the CHOP Care Network. "Moving everything to a larger, state-of-the-art facility where services can be provided under one roof will improve patient flow and provide the optimal patient family experience."
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.
"With the new ambulatory surgery center, local families will be able to access CHOP's expert surgical services close to home, making care more convenient for the busy families that we serve," said N. Scott Adzick, M.D., CHOP Surgeon-in-Chief. "Children can be evaluated by a surgeon, be operated on, and then have their follow up appointments and necessary rehab —all in the same building."
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. Eight surgical specialties will perform procedures including Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat), Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (GI), General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Oral Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Urology. The Care Network also operates ambulatory surgery centers in Bucks County and Exton in Pennsylvania, and in Voorhees, New Jersey.
The King of Prussia 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.
Services started moving from the existing King of Prussia site to the new facility this month, with all services expected to be operating by July.
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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