The has announced a $50 million gift from the Buerger family to help fund construction of a new outpatient facility.
Currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2015, the 700,000-square-foot Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care will feature twelve floors of integrated clinical care facilities and a range of amenities for patients, their families, and visitors. The environmentally friendly building — with a targeted LEED Silver certification from the — will include a 14,000-square-foot roof garden with space for recreation as well as rehabilitation sessions.
Family members contributing to the gift include Alan and Constance Buerger, founders of Coventry, a global financial services firm specializing in longevity and mortality risk; Grant Buerger; and Reid and Krista Buerger. Reid Buerger joined the board of CHOP last September. The hospital is in the midst of a $100 million campaign to fund the new facility.
"The Buergers' $50 million investment represents a gift to innumerable children and families who come from the region, the nation and around the world for advanced outpatient care to be provided in this facility," said Children's Hospital chief executive Steven M. Altschuler. "This facility, both technologically sophisticated and family-friendly, will revolutionize care for children."