We are now all connected. Just recently, the beautiful, glass-enclosed bridge connecting the new Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care to Children’s Seashore House was completed. This completes the interconnection to all of the buildings on the CHOP campus. One can enter the Main Building on 34th & Civic Center Boulevard and cross over to the Richard D. Wood Building. From this central point, one can turn left to the Children’s Seashore House or turn right to the South Tower. To reach the Abramson Research Building, a bridge crosses over Osler Circle from Seashore House. The Colket Translational Research Building, on the east side of 34th Street, can be accessed from the second floor of the Abramson Research Building. One can make this extensive journey in comfort without exposure to the elements (á la Disneyland—what, no monorail?).
In addition to the CHOP Care Network’s first Urgent Care Center in South Jersey, located at the Mays Landing Specialty Care Center, CHOP opened a second Urgent Care Center in King of Prussia in February. More news about the KoP site: CHOP broke ground for a new and much larger specialty care center in a new development on North Gulph Road in King of Prussia. The new 115,000-square-foot facility, which will combine all the services currently offered in its East and West buildings on Mall Boulevard, is scheduled to open in 2015.
We are sad to announce that Dr Don LaRossa, who served as our chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from 2001 to 2007, died January 21 at age 72. Dr LaRossa started at CHOP in 1976 and was an extraordinary surgeon, teacher, and friend. He has left an indelible mark on all who were fortunate enough to have known him.
Dr Lillian Beatrice Panzer Kravis, 93, a CHOP pediatrician for more than 50 years, died February 10. Dr Kravis was among the first group of physicians to gain board certification in allergy and immunology. Our condolences go out to her family, friends, and colleagues.
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Patrick S. Pasquariello Jr, MD
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