St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

center for the urban child

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Philadelphia, PA

September 2014

30,000 sq. ft. 

Construction Management

Torcon was the Construction Manager for a $110 million expansion program at the main campus of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in North Philadelphia. Initial phases of work included enabling projects such as a new hospital entrance, OR renovations and a CT Scan suite, as well as the new two-story, 30,000 sq. ft. Center for the Urban Child.

Construction of the CUC medical office building was completed in late 2014 and provides modern and advanced technology and equipment. The facility serves the surrounding community by addressing medical, social, and legal issues of its youth population. Spacious exam and consultation rooms allow children and their families to receive medical treatment and social service support together.

The Center for the Urban Children is a community-focused primary care initiative designed to address the issues that contribute to health disparities in children and their families throughout Philadelphia. The goal of the CUC is to decrease health disparities by assisting families with positive parenting education, screening for social concerns that affect child health, smoking cessation interventions for parents to reduce childhood asthma and providing legal and social services. The Center will also help improve diagnosis and care by providing access to needed subspecialty services, and reducing barriers to healthcare access.

With more than 350 children visiting these clinics each day, the new facility allows St. Christopher’s Hospital to accommodate up to 50 percent more patients.

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is a part of Tenet Healthcare. The new facility and overall expansion program were designed by Ewing Cole.

Click here for information related to Torcon's construction work at the Pediatric Care Tower.