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CHOP gets $2.5M Abramson family gift for its new King of Prussia hospital

January 29, 2021

Source, Philadelphia Business Journal, John George

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has received a $2.5 million gift from the Abramson Family Foundation to establish a pediatric emergency department at its new King of Prussia hospital now under construction.

CHOP plans to name the emergency department after the late Madlyn K. Abramson, wife of U.S. Healthcare founder Leonard Abramson.

“Throughout the years, the Abramsons’ generosity has enabled CHOP to make great strides in improving healthcare for children all over the world, and for that we are forever grateful,” said Madeline Bell, CHOP’s CEO. “We are honored by the confidence they have placed in us to meet the needs of patients from the King of Prussia area and beyond, bringing the highest-quality pediatric emergency care closer to home.”

The Madlyn K. Abramson Emergency Department, which will be the first dedicated pediatric emergency department in the King of Prussia area, is slated to open in fall 2021 when the 250,000-square-foot pediatric medical center makes its debut.

The pediatric emergency department will feature 20 beds equipped with advanced technology and diagnostic equipment. The department will also include “fast and safe” options for transporting patients when needed, and access to pediatric specific support services including pediatric behavior health providers and advanced telemedicine consultation.

The emergency department will be adjacent to CHOP’s existing Specialty Care & Surgery Center on South Goddard Boulevard in Upper Merion, which opened in 2014.

“I am so excited for my family to be a part of CHOP’s expansion into the suburbs, said Stephanie Wolfson Cohen, Madlyn Abramson’s granddaughter, in a statement provided by CHOP. “It is really meaningful to name the emergency department in my grandmother’s memory as she loved CHOP and helping children was so important to her. I know this would make her proud.”

The Abramson family has supported CHOP since the early 1990s