Why Choose CHOP?

You want the best for your child — and so do we. At the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, our goal is to provide your family with the most advanced care available. We were the first hospital in the nation dedicated to the care of children and today we maintain one of the largest pediatric research centers. That means families at CHOP have unique access to highly trained specialists and the latest advances in technology and research —all in one place. 

In the lab, at every bedside, and in the operating room, your family’s health is always our focus.


us news and parents magazine badgesOur physicians are nationally-recognized experts in every pediatric specialty, including cancer, cardiac, fetal medicine, orthopedics, neonatology, gastroenterology and urology. Children’s Hospital is also consistently recognized as a national leader in the advancement of healthcare for children.

CHOP was also awarded Magnet status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Only about 6 percent of hospitals in the United States have achieved Magnet status. Hospitals with Magnet status have lower mortality and morbidity rates, better patient outcomes, and a shorter length of stay. Magnet status hospitals also attract higher quality professionals, ensuring the CHOP staff are among the best.

Innovation and education

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is one of the largest pediatric research programs in the country with more than $100 million in total federal awards and an annual budget of more than $250 million. Our research and expertise, which are supported by philanthropic donations, have led to advancements in preventative care as well as groundbreaking treatments.

We are also affiliated with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, making CHOP the premier training ground for future pediatric leaders.

Family-centered care

At CHOP, you are a key member of your child’s care team. We value your opinion and perspective and will partner with your family in the care of your child. You are encouraged to participate in the making of your family’s healthcare decisions as much as you wish.

Family support

We provide support services for your entire family as you navigate through your child’s healthcare journey. Social work, child life, case management and language services are just some of the resources available.

Caring for our community

No matter where you are, CHOP is right by your side. Our main campus in University City has a 527-bed hospital and provides a range of inpatient, emergency, and outpatient care. We also offer care in New Jersey and Pennsylvania through the CHOP Care Network: we currently operate more than 50 pediatrician offices, surgery centers, specialty care centers and urgent care centers, enabling us to provide care for more than 1 million patient visits each year. And we continue to grow to meet your needs: In 2015, we’ll open the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, the most state-of-the-art facility for outpatient medicine in the nation.

Specialized programs

CHOP has dozens of specialty programs for serious and rare disorders such as hyperinsulinism, thoracic insufficiency syndrome, Cornelia de Lange syndrome, eosinophilic esophagitis and biliary atresia. Here, you’ll find answers and treatment options that may be unavailable at other hospitals.