As one of 41 safety net hospitals in Pennsylvania, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) provides a disproportionate amount of care to many of the state’s low-income and medically vulnerable children. To provide such care, the Hospital relies on state funding from both Pennsylvania and New Jersey for a number of specific Hospital programs and research projects, as well as general funding for the Hospital.
CHOP monitors the annual state budget process in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania and seeks to provide input on many state-level finance issues, including Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) funding, the Hospital Assessment, Disproportionate Share Payments (DSH), Poison Control Center funding, etc.
CHOP also receives funding from the New Jersey Department of Health for child health contracts focusing on newborn screening and hemophilia.
To learn more about how state-level budget decisions impact CHOP and our patients, please contact our Government Affairs & Advocacy team.