The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia celebrated the grand opening of their new Primary Care Center in West Philadelphia with a ribbon cutting and plaque dedication Wednesday.
Nicholas and Athena Karabots donated their names and $7.5 million to the new $27 million, 52,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. The center will give the West Philadelphia community convenient access to cutting-edge pediatric health care and community programming.
The center plans to accommodate over 64,000 out-patient visits annually and will also be home to programs such as Reach Out and Read and the Homeless Health Initiative, hospital administrators said.
The CHOP centers at 39th and Chestnut Streets and 3550 Market Street will relocate to the Karabots Center, but the existing Pediatric and Adolescent Care Centers in South Philadelphia and Cobbs Creek will remain in their current locations.
Not the prettiest Friday, but we're ready for a great weekend. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. After an early high in the upper sixties, temperatures fall & winds pick up out of the chillier northwest. Right now the Memorial Day Weekend looks sunny and cool with highs in the low to mid 60s on Saturday, in the 70s Sunday & Monday. Cooler temps at the shore.