February 11, 2015
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recently opened a $19.8 million Specialty Care Center in Plainsboro, Middlesex County, the first of six satellite sites set to open this year, including King of Prussia and Roxborough.
According to a report by the Philadelphia Business Journal on CHOP’s building boom – from 2012 through 2017, the hospital is expected to spend nearly $2 billion on new construction and renovation – the goal of the satellite centers is to bring CHOP’s care closer to patients' homes.
The services differ at each of the 10 specialty care centers CHOP operates, six in Pennsylvania and four in New Jersey.
The Middlesex County center will feature specialized care for patients suffering with health issues in the areas of allergy and immunology, cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedics and urology.
It will also offer rehabilitation services, including two "kid-friendly" rehab gyms, and X-ray and auditory brain stem response testing equipment.
The one-story, 25,000-square-foot center is on the campus of the University Medical Center of Princeton in Plainsboro, a site with potential for expansion if warranted by patient demand.
In addition to the King of Prussia, Montgomery County, and Roxborough care centers, other projects set for 2015 include Concordville, Delaware County, as well as the opening of the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care at its main campus in West Philadelphia, a primary care center in South Philadelphia and an urgent care center in Bucks County.
Read the full article on CHOP’s projected expansions here.