As the newest member of the Children’s Hospital Association, St. Luke’s University Health Network is proud to open the region’s first and only free-standing facility dedicated entirely to kids. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for St. Luke’s new 37,500-square-foot Pediatric Specialty Center in Center Valley took place Wednesday morning, May 4.
Many of St. Luke’s Pediatrics growing team of pediatric specialists will now be located under one roof at the three-story Pediatric Specialty Center. Conveniently located at 5425 Lanark Road off Route 309 near I-78, the Center has ample parking and is designed with children and families in mind. Each floor has a unique theme – Underwater, Animals of the World and Outer Space – to make kids comfortable.
The Center, the new home to St. Luke’s Coopersburg Pediatrics, will house multiple pediatric specialties including:
- Behavioral Health
- Speech Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Pediatric Primary Care
- Pediatric Nutrition
At today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony Tecile Andolino, MD, Pediatric Nephrologist and Medical Director of Pediatric Specialty Care, said, “I am overjoyed to now have so many specialties that we fill an entire building. This center allows our team to work even more collaboratively but, most importantly, parents will enjoy the convenience of having most of their child’s specialists in one location.” (Dr. Andolino speaking in attached photo.)
St. Luke’s has invested in growing its pediatrics and pediatric specialty program through the addition of experienced, compassionate providers and convenient locations. In 2020, St. Luke’s opened its eight-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill, providing advanced care to critically ill children close to home. The Network also recently announced its membership to the Children’s Hospital Association, a national organization of hospitals and health systems committed to pediatric health care.
“We have made a promise to this community to bring quality, pediatric care close to home, and today we are again fulfilling that promise,” said Jennifer Janco, MD, Chief of Pediatrics, St. Luke’s University Health Network. “With our hospital services, outpatient services and family-centered services, families can expect to stay local to get quality care for their children.”
The St. Luke’s Pediatric Specialty Center opens for care May 9.