Building Hope: The Campaign for the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

Building Hope is a $100 million fundraising campaign that has helped build and equip the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia — a 12-story state-of-the-art building on the Raymond G. Perelman Campus. Opened in 2015, the Buerger Center is the nation’s most advanced facility for pediatric outpatient services. It groups like specialties together to streamline family visits and facilitate physician collaboration.

The final three stories of the 700,000-square-foot building will be occupied in 2018. Once fully functional, more than one million people are anticipated to walk through the Buerger Center every year.

The Hospital is incredibly grateful to the 4,700 donors — including more than 1,600 employees — who have supported this campaign. More than any other facility in CHOP’s history, the Buerger Center has been built by philanthropy.

“The building is an architectural breakthrough and a blessing for any parent who has a child with complex medical needs,” said Melissa, mother of 11-year-old Caylin who has sickle cell disease. Diagnosed with sickle cell at birth, Caylin is also at increased risk of strokes, which makes regular monitoring and treatment even more important.

Thankfully, now every department Caylin needs is housed together in the Oncology/Hematology neighborhood on Level 3, including a pharmacy — so I don't have to leave her side.

Melissa, Mother of Buerger Center Patient

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Naming opportunities still available

There are still hundreds of naming opportunities in and around the Buerger Center to honor loved ones and show your support for CHOP and pediatric healthcare.

Select naming opportunities still available include:

  • Treetop Terrace – $5 million
  • Imaging and Sedation Center – $2 million
  • Physical Therapy Gymnasium – $2 million
  • Specialty clinics (multiple) – $1 million
  • Waiting areas (multiple) – $500,000
  • Wait.Play.Learn. space (multiple) – $100,000
  • Exam Room (multiple) – $10,000

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