Philadelphia Business Journal
An unprecedented partnership between Philadelphia's two pediatric hospitals aims to ease the painful process sexually-abused children go through as investigators work to gather information about the crime.
In conjunction with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services and Philadelphia Children’s Alliance [PCA], the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children will staff a state-of-the-art medical suite for victims of sexual abuse at PCA's Juniata Park offices.
The suite was created to help PCA expand its continuum of services to victims of child sexual abuse in the city, and save families an extra trip to the hospital for an examination.
PCA is a nonprofit organization that helps child abuse victims and brings abusers to justice by bringing together police, social workers, prosecutors, medical professionals and victim advocates.
An official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new medical facility, located at 300 East Hunting Park Avenue, will be held Dec. 4.
Officials from all four organizations, along with representatives from the Philadelphia Police Department and the city’s District Attorney’s office, will be in attendance.
The nonprofit Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1885 as the country's first hospital dedicated to the health care of children. St. Christopher's Hospital is owned at operated by Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC) of Dallas, Texas.
This is great - putting the patient first is the way it should be but all too often isn't. Proud of you guys. This should make life easier for a lot of victims.