Proceeds from the 2017 Cheers for CHOP benefitted the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Division treats the most challenging and complex respiratory problems, including asthma, cystic fibrosis, and severe pulmonary hypertension and other disorders requiring a lung transplant.
Pulmonary Medicine at CHOP was named among the top four in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2016-2017 ranking of Best Children’s Hospitals. The Pulmonary team treats more than 14,000 patients a year — many with lung disorders so rare that few physicians have ever seen these disorders. At CHOP, every patient with lung disease gets the benefit of state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment, and access to CHOP’s pulmonary function laboratory and Sleep Center. CHOP’s pulmonologists also have a direct line to the latest research and innovative treatments because they conduct trials for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Children receive outstanding coordinated care from a committed team, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nutritionists and social workers. The team supports families through diseases that are often chronic, stressful and extremely challenging on a daily basis. They transform disease management — and lives.
Every day, teams at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia make breakthroughs that transform children’s lives. Since our founding in 1855 as the nation’s first children’s hospital, we have made extraordinary discoveries, trained generations of leaders, and advocated for children everywhere. Our pediatric research program, one of the largest in the country, has set a new standard for scientific innovation around the world. As a nonprofit charitable organization, we rely on the generous support of donors who are inspired by our work — and our mission.