The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia celebrated the opening of a new 135,000-square-foot Specialty Care & Ambulatory Surgery Center in King of Prussia, PA, with a ribbon cutting and open house. The new Center, located at 550 S. Goddard Blvd., will replace an existing one located on nearby Mall Boulevard and will add an ambulatory surgery center where children can have same-day surgery close to home. The four-floor facility was designed to expand up to a total of 195,000 square feet to allow for future program growth.
It includes 68 exam rooms, more than 30 medical and surgical subspecialties, a sports medicine gym, developmental PT/OT gym, Pediatric Imaging Center, Day Hospital for oncology patients, Sleep Center, Urgent Care Center and Ambulatory Surgery Center. CHOP’s Home Care Program is also based onsite.
The new Ambulatory Surgery Center will provide outpatient general and specialty surgical services to children of all ages. It will be staffed by CHOP’s pediatric surgeons and board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists, along with a full-time staff of pediatric nurses — all with training in operating rooms or intensive care units. Ambulatory surgery centers bring the convenience of same-day surgery to families so they can benefit from the expertise of CHOP surgeons close to home. Eight surgical specialties will perform procedures including Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat), Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (GI), General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Oral Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Urology. The Care Network also operates ambulatory surgery centers in Bucks County and Exton in Pennsylvania, and in Voorhees, New Jersey.
Services will move from the existing site to the new facility beginning in mid-May, with all services operating by July.