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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Celebrates a Successful Finish to its Hope Lives Here Fundraising Campaign
Date:9/18/2009

have become more numerous and complicated over time. Chris Feudtner, M.D. Ph.D., MPH, spearheads Children's Hospital's new medical ethics consultation service to support parents and clinicians as they confront these types of crucial decisions. He is also leading the national discussion by advancing policies and knowledge about medical ethics through research.
  • Oberkircher Family Endowed Chair in Pediatric Radiology: Timothy Roberts, Ph.D., utilizes a cutting-edge diagnostic tool called magnetoencephalography (MEG) to advance autism research and epilepsy treatment. For autism, researchers are tracking language by measuring the brain's magnetic activity to understand how children with autism may process language differently from other children. For epilepsy, MEG pinpoints the areas of the brain where abnormal epileptic electrical activity occurs. Surgeons at Children's Hospital use MEG as a road map to precisely guide them toward areas of the brain to either remove or spare, ensuring the best outcome for each patient.
  • In addition, funds from the Hope Lives Here campaign assisted the Hospital's unprecedented 1.2 million square-foot facility expansion--the equivalent of 21 football fields-- which launched Children's Hospital's new South Campus. Hope Lives Here supported the creation of South Campus' first facility, the 450,000 square-foot Colket Translational Research Building.

    In the Hospital's new West Tower, Hope Lives Here resulted in the new Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, the world's first birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects, the expansion of the Cardiac Center which now comprises three units and the Cardiac Operative and Imaging Complex, and the expansion of the Harriet and Ronald Lassin Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit from 50 to 75 beds with semi-private patient care areas and state-of-the-art light simulat
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