October 9, 2015 |
With the grand opening Tuesday of the Brandywine Valley Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in Glen Mills, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has completed a trifecta of suburban outpatient centers this year. CHOP spent more than $100 million on the three specialty care and outpatient surgery facilities, including those that opened in King of Prussia during the summer and in Plainsboro, N.J., last winter. The most expensive by far was the 135,000-square-foot facility in King of Prussia, which had a total cost of $65 million.
September 17, 2015 |
Main Line Health on Friday plans to break ground for a $47 million outpatient health center in Concord Township in Delaware County, on Baltimore Pike near the intersection with Brinton Lake Road, the health system said. In addition to primary and specialty care, the new center will offer urgent care, pediatric care from the Nemours Children's Health System, and services from Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital. Main Line already has outpatient centers in Broomall, Collegeville, Exton and Newtown Square.
July 12, 2015 |
After his heart attack 11 years ago, Morton Wolf needed frequent echocardiograms to see how his heart was working. They weren't cheap, but also not cause for consternation. Wolf's wife, Janice, the keeper of the family budget, has a 2010 bill that totaled $950. Medicare and their Part B supplement paid. But in 2013, the couple saw a charge that horrified them: $3,379 for the same test. What changed? The cardiology practice Morton Wolf had been using was sold to Lourdes Health System.
May 15, 2015 |
The University of Pennsylvania Health System's Chester County Hospital said on June 1 it will open a 72,000-square-foot outpatient center in West Grove in a facility built and owned by the for-profit development firm Anchor Health Properties. The center, which costs $28.4 million not including a surgery center that is expected to open this fall, was in the works before Penn's 2013 acquisition of Chester County Hospital, in West Chester. When it opens in June, the center called Penn Medicine Souther Chester County will offer radiology services, primary care, and ophthalmology.
May 5, 2014 |
A Pittsburgh congressman who is also a clinical psychologist is pushing an ambitious overhaul of the country's mental-health care that is winning praise for its breadth - but also criticism from patient advocates who fear it would erode the rights of the mentally ill. Rep. Tim Murphy's bill, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, came partly in response to the Sandy Hook shootings in Newtown, Conn. It is also a response to parents who want desperately to help sick children who are sometimes unable to help themselves.
August 9, 2013 |
ALVIN JACKSON was working in the library at Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine when he noticed a pretty and very studious young woman. "I started seeing a young woman who was always studying while I was working," he said. After a while, Alvin, who was working nights at the library so he could attend classes during the day, got up the nerve to speak to the woman. The young woman was Sandra McGruder, and she was studying for a medical degree. Alvin was training as a herbalist and nutritionist.
July 4, 2013
The Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center plans a $12.5 million renovation to create an outpatient facility, including urgent care, laboratory and radiology services, plus specialty care, including podiatry and optometry, the Veterans Administration announced. The outpatient suite will be built in 35,000 square feet of an underutilized building on the Coatesville campus. - Harold Brubaker
June 26, 2013 |
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will announce on Tuesday its biggest gift ever: $50 million toward the $425 million cost of an outpatient center rising on the institution's University City campus. The Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, named for a family that owns a Fort Washington financial-services firm, will become the hub for complex outpatient care in the hospital's network in Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The donation is part of a $100 million capital campaign to help pay for the facility, expected to open in 2015.
May 17, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Everyone killed or injured in last month's Boston Marathon bombings will receive some compensation from the $30 million in donations pledged for victims so far, according to a formula released Wednesday by the administrator of the One Fund Boston. The protocol issued by Kenneth Feinberg lists no specific dollar amounts because money is still trickling in, Feinberg said in an interview. But it sets out four categories of injuries, reserving the largest compensation for the families of the people killed, double amputees, and those with permanent brain damage.
May 13, 2013 |
The Penn Medicine Washington Square tower nearing completion at the corner of Eighth and Walnut Streets in Center City is a sign of big changes at Pennsylvania Hospital. About 100 doctors are scheduled in August to move their outpatient practices into the 12-story building that sits on top of a parking garage, relocating from nine locations on Pennsylvania Hospital's campus, plus the Curtis Center. In February, the clinical lab moved from three floors of the hospital to the basement, freeing space for construction of single rooms for the busy Pennsylvania Hospital maternity unit, where by Christmas every new mother will be assured of having a room to herself, officials said.