CHOP opens a new location in King of Prussia


Courtesy of Philly Voice

CHOP in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania has the first dedicated emergency room for kids in Montgomery County.

A new healthhub is coming to town. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is opening a brand new, state-of-the art hospital in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Just like the University City location, the Middleman Family pavilion serves you and your family’s needs regarding healthcare. The brand new $289 million hospital is connected to the existing specialty and urgent care centers, and will feature in-patient hospital beds. Along the additions planned for adding a new specialty every year, CHOP King of Prussia features adolescent medicine, allergy and immunology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious diseases, nephrology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, rheumatology, and urology.
Within the hospital, CHOP plans to provide advanced testing, innovative treatments and comprehensive care for all its patients. Having the power of growth in mind, CHOP’s King Of Prussia location is its second inpatient medical center. Beginning in 2017, the groundwork for the hospital had been in the works, for the six-story, 250,000-square feet building. Alongside the influx in patients at University City, the new hospital could not have come at a more perfect time to help with the flow of patient care. The location is currently home to CHOP’s $65 million specialty care and ambulatory surgery center, where the hospital has been built off of. The surrounding area in the Montgomery County area has accessibility to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Schuylkill Expressway, Route 202, and 422 making it the perfect landing spot for the latest hospital.
According to hospital officials, the large complex of the brand new hospital stretches the size of four city blocks, includes 52 private inpatient rooms, of which 36 in the medical surgical unit and 16 in the pediatric intensive care unit, comprehensive radiology services, and an operating room suite consisting of four operating rooms. To help with the extensive capacity, at the University City location, which is routinely above 90%, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the new location will alleviate some of the problems with capacity. Aswell, the King of Prussia location will allow for further expansion in the range of patient care, as it is another outlet for patients to receive the quality help they deserve.
Located at 550 S Goddard Blvd, King of Prussia, PA, the facility is the first dedicated emergency room for kids in Montgomery County. While the specialty center is home to outpatient pediatric care, the new facility will treat conditions from broken bones, eating disorders, to cancers, and performing surgery. The combination of impatient and outpatient services will expand the potential for child and adolescent care in the Greater Philadelphia area. According to the chair of the King of Prussia Hospital campaign, “This new King of Prussia hospital will dramatically reshape the pediatric healthcare landscape in a way that’s needed right now.”