Three years ago when the Children’s Hospital Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center opened its doors it knew it would be expanding the facilities sometime in the future.
That expansion is set for 2021 in the way of an inpatient facility. The Times Herald said King of Prussia is utilized by a number of communities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, where a growing population is in need of many pediatric services, including inpatient hospital care.
The King of Prussia campus will be anchored by the new inpatient hospital, featuring 52 inpatient beds, with a 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and many health care services including a 24/7, 20-bay emergency department specializing in pediatric care and an operating room suite consisting of up to four operating rooms.
The new hospital will be adjacent to and operate “seamlessly” with CHOP’s existing King of Prussia Specialty Care & Surgery Center and Urgent Care Center.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first pediatric hospital.