Children's Hospital of Philadelphia named recipient of $50 million gift
June 27, 2013
Medicine is one of the few industries that many experts agree will never be outsourced and will always be in demand. Though it is seen as one of the most lucrative sectors because almost everyone needs a doctor at some point in their lives, medical centers still need help via funding from time to time.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recently announced that it was the recipient of a $50 million gift from the Buerger family. This generosity also marks the halfway point in the facility's effort to raise $100 million in its latest capital campaign.
The money will be put toward the construction of a new outpatient institution, which will be called the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care. This building will feature 12 floors of patient and visitor amenities, a rooftop garden, rehabilitation space and an outdoor plaza. This will transform the hospital into one of the most innovative medical centers in the world.
The Buerger family has long been involved in ensuring healthcare facilities of all kinds in the Philadelphia area are the best around. In 2011, The Buerger Family Foundation made another generous gift, this time to the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine.
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