Tenet Healthcare, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, US, has embarked on a $110m expansion project at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The new expansion project includes the construction of two new buildings on St. Christopher's main campus - a critical care tower and a Center for the Urban Child.
Tenet president and chief executive officer Trevor Fetter said the company's capital investment will fund the creation of a new critical care addition that will provide advanced healthcare to families with sick children.
"The vision that Carolyn Jackson and her team are demonstrating through the creation of the Center for the Urban Child reflects Tenet's dedication to specific programmes designed to meet the needs of each community we serve," Fetter added.
The new four-floor 135,000ft² critical care tower will include 50 new critical care beds and 60 Level IIIC neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) beds, and will enable the hospital to provide larger private critical care rooms.
The Center for the Urban Child, a community-focused initiative, will be located at a new 30,000ft² building at the hospital's main campus.
The Center for the Urban Child is designed to reduce barriers to healthcare access for patients and their families, improve the diagnosis of and care for diseases that disproportionately impact children in the community and modify the factors that contribute to disparities.
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children chief executive officer Carolyn Jackson said the expansion will significantly increase the hospital's ability to treat critically ill children, adding that the 300-plus new jobs that will be created will also help support the local economy.
"We are grateful for the support of the Commonwealth, the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation in helping us to bring this project to fruition and enhancing the care we provide to children across the Delaware Valley and beyond," said Jackson.