Located on Civic Center Boulevard, just south of the main hospital, the Raymond G. Perelman Campus comprises an eight-acre portion of the CHOP site. The Perelman Campus encompasses CHOP’s most state-of-the-art research and clinical centers: the Ruth and Tristram Colket, Jr. Translational Research Building and the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, both of which were also made possible by transformational gifts from visionary donors.
The Perelman Campus nearly doubles the size of CHOP’s presence in the University City section of Philadelphia and will help improve the lives of children everywhere for many generations to come through advances in pediatric care.
The Ruth and Tristram Colket, Jr. Translational Research Building
The Colket Translational Research Building — named for Ruth and Tristram Colket, whose generous philanthropy has helped influence and nurture CHOP's growth in every sphere — provides nearly 300,000 square feet of research space as part of the CHOP Research Institute. The Research Institute is among the largest pediatric research programs in the nation and the largest pediatric-focused recipient of National Institutes of Health funding. At the Colket Building, researchers make discoveries that are quickly translated into new drugs, techniques and therapeutic approaches that give hope to children and families around the world. The Colket Building is also the home of the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics.
“Raymond Perelman’s commitment to advancing healthcare is truly extraordinary. We have long believed that the most powerful research happens when scientists and clinicians work closely together, and the Raymond G. Perelman Campus will unite them like never before. Children and families the world over will benefit from the transformative discoveries made possible by this generous gift.” The Colket Family
The Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care
The 12-story, 700,000-square-foot Buerger Center stands as the most advanced outpatient facility in the nation. The center is named for the Buerger family, whose landmark $50 million gift enabled the construction of this state-of-the-art facility. The Buerger Center has been designed to provide the ideal patient experience — reducing stress and providing a smooth, efficient visit for children and families. It also completes the circle of translational medicine, speeding the pace of research by bringing researchers and patients closer together; the facility supports clinical trials both digitally, with fully electronic medical records that speed the flow of data, and physically, thanks to a walkway joining the labs at Colket to the exam rooms at the Buerger Center. At the Buerger Center, patients receive cutting-edge treatments that were developed right next door.
“So many parents — in this area and far beyond — have a ‘CHOP story’: A story of how the work done by the wonderful physicians and scientists at CHOP changed their child’s life. By forging an even stronger connection between research and clinical care, the Raymond G. Perelman Campus will ensure that we will hear many more of these stories in the years to come.” Reid Buerger