The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recently 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., replaces an existing facility located on nearby Mall Boulevard and will add an ambulatory surgery center where children can have same-day surgery close to home, according to a news release.
“This new facility will allow our world-class specialists to care for even more children from the local community,” Madeline Bell, CHOP president and COO, said in the release. “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, according to the release. 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,” Amy Lambert, senior vice president of the CHOP Care Network, said in a release. “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 trained in operating rooms or ICUs, according to the release.
“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,” N. Scott Adzick, MD, CHOP surgeon-in-chief, said in the release. “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.”
The ambulatory care center will bring the convenience of same-day surgery to families so they can benefit from the expertise of CHOP surgeons close to home, according to the release. Surgical specialties include otolaryngology, gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, general surgery, ophthalmology, oral surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery and urology. The CHOP Care Network also operates ambulatory surgery centers in Bucks County and Exton in Pennsylvania, and in Voorhees, N.J.
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.
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.