CHOP announces inpatient hospital expansion at King of Prussia facility

Hospital adding 250,000 square feet of space

Jim Melwert
June 19, 2018 - 3:07 pm
CHOP is adding a 250,000-square-foot inpatient hospital to its existing King of Prussia campus, illustrated in the diagram.

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KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is announcing a major expansion to its King of Prussia facility. 

CHOP is adding a 250,000-square-foot inpatient hospital to its existing King of Prussia campus, which CHOP President and CEO Madeline Bell said is a first for the 163-year-old institution.

"It’s the first time we will have a hospital outside of our main campus in the city," she noted.

Bell said the new facility will be full-service.

"Initially it will have 52 patient beds, a PICU, an emergency department, comprehensive radiology services, and several more operating rooms to expand the operating rooms we already have here today," she said. "We really believe that care is best closest to home, and so I think this is part of our commitment to community and meeting that overall goal."

Rachel Fair's two daughters had spinal surgery at CHOP’s main campus in Philadelphia, but they were able to do the rest of their visits in King of Prussia.

"As much as we love the city of Philadelphia, it is so much easier to navigate CHOP King of Prussia," she said, "and it removes a lot of the burden of time and travel on already taxed families to be able to utilize this."

Doctors will move back and forth between the main campus in the city and the new hospital in King of Prussia, Bell added.

The unit is expected to open in 2021.