ABOUT THE BUILDING
In every way, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia stands for excellence. Here, children receive the highest level of pediatric medical care available. The Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care pushes that frontier even further, allowing for streamlined, multidisciplinary outpatient care leading to shorter, less stressful visits.
A stunning addition to the skyline of West Philadelphia, right across the street from the Main Hospital, the Buerger Center enables smoother and more efficient visits, provides a hub for comprehensive medical services and grows CHOP’s capacity to meet the most complex pediatric health needs from across the country and around the world.
The 12-story building has been designed to reduce stress on families who visit for procedures and appointments. Spacious waiting areas will be filled with natural light and dotted with “Wait. Play. Learn.” areas designed for child development. Related specialties will share clinical space, reducing the need for families to travel between appointments and fostering greater collaboration among clinicians and staff. The building also will have beautifully landscaped outdoor areas for recreation, relaxation and rehabilitation, including a 2.6-acre plaza and 14,000-square-foot roof garden.
More than any other facility in CHOP’s history, the Buerger Center cannot meet our patients’ needs without philanthropic support. We are seeking to raise at least $100 million, and thanks to the generosity of the CHOP community, we are well on our way. Join us in supporting a facility that will touch the lives of so many children for decades to come.