In addition to its many awards, CHOP is also remarkable for its unique program of family-centered care, an approach to healthcare that takes into account not only patients but their parents and other family members as well. Family-centered care brings parents into the decision-making process regarding their child’s treatment and provides them with information and support along the way. For over 100 years, CHOP has employed social workers to help families cope with the challenges of coordinating care for their child. The Stan and Jan Berenstain Healthy Kids Foundation is proud to partner with this world-renowned hospital in its efforts to support children’s health and wellbeing initiatives.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHoP)
Founded in 1855, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the nation’s oldest hospital devoted exclusively to children’s health. With its innovative research, team of expert physicians, and numerous specialized programs, CHOP is consistently considered among the best children’s hospitals in the United States.It was awarded the #1 spot in Parents magazine’s 2013 survey of the best children’s hospitals in the country, the most extensive data-driven comparison of children’s hospitals to date. CHOP also placed first on U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Honor Roll of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals and was ranked fourth or better in each of the ten specialties evaluated by U.S. News