CHOP 2014 Fact Sheet



CHOP 2014 Fact Sheet
2014 Fast Facts
The Children’s Hospital, the first pediatric hospital in the United States, is recognized
worldwide for its innovative treatments, groundbreaking research, advocacy for children’s
health and deep commitment to teaching the next generation of pediatric medical
professionals. For more than 150 years, we have been pioneers, setting the standard for
pediatric healthcare here and around the globe.
A Leader in Pediatrics
Care Network
n Earned
n The
the No. 1 spot on the U.S.News & World Report
Honor Roll of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals for
the third consecutive year. CHOP ranked in the top four
nationwide in all 10 specialties included in the 2013-14 survey
n Ranked No. 1 children’s hospital in the nation by Parents magazine
n Awarded Magnet nursing status, one of only 76 institutions
nationwide to be designated three times
n Children’s Hospital’s physicians, scientists and programs
Main Campus
n Main
– 535 licensed beds
– 26 operating rooms (seven additional ORs in
Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
– Level I Trauma Center
n Richard D. Wood Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center
n Children’s Seashore House, medical care and
rehabilitation facility
n Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Pediatric Research Center
n Ruth and Tristram Colket, Jr. Translational Research Building
largest pediatric care network in the United
States includes:
– 12 Specialty Care Centers
– 3 Ambulatory Surgery Centers
– 31 Primary Care practices
– 11 community hospital affiliations
n Pediatric
Home Care serving:
– More than 900 home health nursing patients each year
– More than 1,800 home infusion patients each year
– More than 7,600 patients with home medical and respiratory equipment each year
– 2 After-Hours Urgent Care facilities
n Altogether,
children are treated at CHOP more than
1.19 million times a year
A Pioneer in Pediatric Research
n One
of the world’s largest and most respected pediatric
research programs, with more than 800,000 square feet
of research space and staff numbering in the thousands
n No. 1 among pediatric institutions in National
Institutes of Health research funding
n Close collaboration between researchers and clinicians
enables rapid translation of research discoveries into
innovative treatments
n Home to the world’s largest database of pediatric DNA,
providing scientists the vital raw material to explore
genetic origins of many childhood diseases
n Recent advances include development of a cell therapy
that re-engineers the immune system to fight cancer,
gene therapy to cure a rare form of congenital blindness,
and a fetal surgery technique to repair spina bifida that
has become a standard of care
World-renowned Clinical Care
Philanthrophy Makes a Difference
Leading programs include:
n Last year, more than 66,000 donors raised $130 million
nOrgan Transplantation
n Donors
have funded more than 100 endowed chairs to
recruit and retain top talent
nUnique multidisciplinary
centers for:
– Airway disorders
– Hyperinsulinism
– Kidney stone disease
Thoracic insufficiency syndrome
– Thyroid disorders and cancer
Training Tomorrow’s Leaders
One of the nation’s largest and most prestigious physician
training programs:
n 129
residents and 250 fellows in approximately 57 pediatric
medical and surgical subspecialties
n 1,354
credentialed physicians and 524 psychologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants
n Medical
staff also hold faculty appointments at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Preparing for the Future
Compassionate Care Sets CHOP Apart
n Family-centered
care puts families and their needs at the
heart of treatment by encouraging parents to be partners
in their child’s care, helping children learn to advocate for
their own health and coordinating care in light of families’
unique circumstances
n Child
life specialists ease children’s fears through medical
play and help patients better cope with illness through art
and music therapy
n More
than 90 social workers connect families to appropriate
community resources and serve as liaisons to schools, home
care, support groups, government services and insurance
has numerous locations on Main Campus to make
hospitalization less stressful for patients and families, including:
– Newly renovated Connelly Resource Center for Families offering patients and family membersrespite with a
hospitality area, library with computers, laundry, kitchen and sleeping areas
– Playrooms, family lounges and laundry facilities on most units; teen room on the fifth floor
Recent and ongoing expansion:
n Opened
52,000-square-foot environmentally sustainable
Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pediatric Care Center in
West Philadelphia, accommodating 64,500 patient visits
a year in 56 child-friendly exam rooms
n Broke ground on new Specialty Care Centers in
Plainsboro, N.J., and King of Prussia and Chadds Ford, Pa.
n Opened CHOP’s first Urgent Care Center in Mays Landing, N.J.,
and will open a second location in King of Prussia in early 2014
n Added 450,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory in Ruth
and Tristram Colket, Jr. Translational Research Building
– The Schlimm Center for Prayer and Reflection,
nondenominational chapel open 24 hours a day
– Little Rock Foundation Resource Room, offering a broad range of services to support families of children
with disabilities
n Created
Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, world’s first
delivery unit for infants with birth defects diagnosed in utero
n Opened
Cardiac Operative and Imaging Complex
n Continuing
construction on the 700,000-square-foot Buerger
Center for Advanced Pediatric Care on South Campus, slated
for 2015 completion. The Center will set a new standard for
children’s outpatient care.
Artist’s rendering of Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care,
scheduled to open in 2015.
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Care Medicine
nEmergency Medicine
nFetal Diagnosis
and Treatment
nMinimally Invasive
CHOP, contributing to patient care, life-saving research,
family-friendly services, community programs and more

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