Temple University Health System is opening a hospital for women at the former Cancer Treatment Centers of America site in Juniata, which it bought in June for $12 million, Temple said Thursday.
“Temple University Hospital’s new specialty campus provides women and families with a safe, welcoming environment, complete with modern, spacious patient areas and landscaped outdoor walkways that create a tranquil environment in the heart of Philadelphia,” said Michael A. Young, the chief executive of Temple Health. in a press release.
Young said Temple will spend $30 million refurbishing the building at 1331 East Wyoming Ave.
The facility, expected to open in late 2022, pending regulatory approval, will provide 12 labor and delivery beds, 32 private postpartum beds, 8 intensive care unit beds, plus more than 75 examination rooms, radiology, mammography, MRI , and other services.
Temple will move most maternity hospitals from its flagship hospital at 3401 N. Broad St. to the new location, officials said. In 2019, according to the latest state data, 2,208 babies were born on Temple’s main campus. Pennsylvania Hospital led the city with 5,290 births that year.
In addition to ob/gyn services, Temple said the new campus will offer other lines of specialized care for women. These services may include general surgery, breast surgery, vascular surgery, urology, internal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology and behavioral health, Temple said.
The women’s hospital will also include a 36-bed neonatal intensive care unit named after the The Percival Roberts Jr. Trust, which is making a “significant” donation to the facility, Temple said. Named for a steel manager whose family founded the historic Pencoyd Iron Works in Lower Merion, the trust was established in 1914 to support a children’s hospital or pediatric wards in adult hospitals in Philadelphia.
The opening of the former cancer treatment center campus is significant as it will make beds available at Temple’s 536-bed main hospital in North Philadelphia, which has operated at a capacity of more than 90% for three of the last four quarters, according to a reporter. presentation on Thursday to the municipality. bond investors.
Young said expanding to the new campus will
For the quarter ended September 30, Temple reported operating income of $56 million, up from $5 million the year before. The nonprofit’s quarterly revenue of $618 million, up from $535 million last year, benefited from a $42 million increase in government funding, in part from a new program on opioid use disorders.