About The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through the CHOP enterprise’s long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, the Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide.

CHOP’s clinical providers and researchers are constantly redefining what’s possible by pioneering life-changing treatments for pediatric diseases, developing innovative technologies that are improving care, and spearheading initiatives that will transform our community.

2015 marked the 13th straight year CHOP has been among the top children’s hospitals as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Of note, CHOP employed more than 11,000 people in 2015.

CHOP Clinical Experience in Numbers

In 2014, the CHOP enterprise experienced nearly 1.2 million outpatient visits across its 50-plus-location (and growing) Care Network that provides primary, specialty and urgent care services.

More than 28,000 patients were admitted to our 535-bed hospital spending more than 159,000 patient days. CHOP’s patient admissions draw mostly from the 17 eastern-most counties in Pennsylvania, but also from across the state and every county in New Jersey. Just under 10 percent of patients admitted were from outside Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Patients from nearly 90 countries have come to CHOP for care.

Clinical expertise spans across more than 30 specialties and pediatric subspecialties. With Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, CPCE investigators can access CHOP’s integrated electronic media records system to use our “big data” to improve effectiveness of pediatric clinical practices at CHOP and beyond.

Click here to read the 2014 CHOP Annual Report.

Training Mission of CHOP

CHOP trains more pediatricians than any other academic hospital. In 2014 there were 131 pediatric residents and 266 Fellows who received training in 57 accredited and non–accredited training programs. As part of this mission, CPCE provides research training opportunities and mentoring for fellows, residents, as well as masters-level students in clinical epidemiology at CHOP. Read more about CPCE research training.

Bench to Bedside Research at CHOP

CHOP Research Institute’s mission is to advance the health of children by turning scientific discovery into medical innovation. The Research Institute is committed to basic, translational and implementation science. In 2014, the CHOP Research Institute had more than $200 million in research funding across its portfolio. As a Center of Emphasis, CPCE is an important part of this strategy.

Click here to read the 2014 CHOP Research Institute Annual Report.