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Hospital leaders say this new facility will allow medical staff to provide "comprehensive, seamless care for patients."

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) celebrated the opening of the Brandywine Valley Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center, a new 44,000-sq. ft. facility in Glen Mills, Pa.

The new center features more than 20 medical and surgical subspecialties and an ambulatory surgery center where children can have same-day surgery close to home.

The new two-floor facility features a wide array of specialty care services including allergy, cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology and orthopedics. It also features rehabilitation services, gyms for physical and occupational therapy, and an ambulatory surgery center.

"Our new Brandywine Valley facility allows us to further our mission of bringing expert pediatric care to communities throughout the area," says Madeline Bell, president and chief executive officer, CHOP.

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.

"By bringing together all of these services in a new state-of-the-art facility, we are able to provide an optimal patient family experience," says Amy Lambert, senior vice president, CHOP Care Network.

"This new facility will allow us to offer comprehensive, seamless care for patients who often see multiple specialists and require ancillary services and diagnostic tests," she says.

The Brandywine Valley Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center is one of more than 50 CHOP Care Network centers in Philadelphia, the surrounding counties and South Jersey offering top-ranked primary and specialty care services to families close to home.

In other health care facility news:

  • Baptist Health, Jacksonville, Fla., and MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, have partnered to open a new single-destination cancer center with a range of clinical services in a former outpatient facility in Jacksonville.

    The Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center comprises about 100,000 sq. ft. and is located on four floors of the former Baptist Outpatient Center.

    Renovations totaled about $6.5 million, plus new diagnostic and treatment equipment. It includes medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgery, pathology, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, infusion and other support clinical services.

    To accommodate projected growth in cancer patients, a new 200,000-sq. ft. facility will be built nearby, with a tentative opening of 2018. HKS Architects Inc., Orlando, and FreemanWhite, a Haskell Co. based in Jacksonville, were selected as the design team for the new project.

  • The Bone & Joint Institute under construction at Hartford (Conn.) Hospital, reached a milestone when the facility celebrated the topping off of the steel structure for the new inpatient facility and ambulatory center.  

    Perkins+Will, performing the exterior design work, teamed with HDR, which served as the executive, medical planning and interior design architects on the facility.  

    The Bone & Joint Institute aspires to be the most advanced orthopedic hospital in the region, adding a 150,000-sq. ft. inpatient orthopedic hospital, up to 10 new state-of-the art operating rooms, 60 new patient beds and an 86,000-sq. ft. outpatient ambulatory facility. 

  • Robins & Morton, Birmingham, Ala., celebrated the topping out of the Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus, a new multimillion-dollar teaching hospital and medical office building in West El Paso, Texas.

    The facility is slated to open in fall 2016 and will feature inpatient and outpatient surgery clinical departments, a Level IV trauma center, physical therapy services, an imaging department, recovery rooms, an endoscopy suite and central sterile supply.

    The 140-bed teaching hospital will provide an educational site for medical and nursing students, resident physicians and faculty from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. It eventually will offer training for approximately 75 medical residents across a multiyear program.

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