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April 28, 2015

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia opens new specialty care facility

US-based Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has opened a new 25,000ft² Specialty Care Centre on the University Medical Centre on Princeton campus in Plainsboro.

By Ranjith Dharma

CHOP

US-based Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has opened a new 25,000ft² Specialty Care Centre on the University Medical Centre on Princeton campus in Plainsboro.

The facility has replaced the former specialty care centre that is situated on Alexander Road in Princeton. All existing specialties and services were shifted to the Plainsboro centre.

CHOP president Madeline Bell said: "We are excited to open this new state-of-the-art specialty care centre on the Princeton at Plainsboro campus.

"Plainsboro facility provides new services and amenities such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and rehab gyms, auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing and diagnostic X-ray services."

"This facility will allow us to better serve the needs of the local community and ensure families have access to the highest level of specialty paediatric care close to home."

Plainsboro facility also provides new services and amenities such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and rehab gyms, auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing and diagnostic X-ray services.

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The facility offers an additional 15,000ft² of space and can be expanded to 100,000ft² for future programmes.

The CHOP was established in 1855 as the nation’s first paediatric hospital. The 535-bed facility conducts family-centred care and public service programmes. Its paediatric research programme is said to be the largest in the country.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Care Network has 50 locations in southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, which provides primary and specialty care services in convenient community-based locations.


Image: CHOP has opened a new Specialty Care Centre on the campus of the University Medical Centre on Princeton campus at Plainsboro. Photo: courtesy of PRNewswire-USNewswire / The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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