One week after an EF2 tornado caused extensive damage throughout the Doylestown Hospital campus and community, Children's Village reopened Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at a new site just north of the hospital campus on Ferry Road.
The building that Children's Village is now leasing, formerly Children of America, closed abruptly in recent weeks. Equipment, furniture, a playground – including a water park – were already in place at the location.
Doylestown Health is extremely thankful that the storm resulted in only a few minor injuries, although there was significant damage to the flagship campus and buildings. No inpatient services were disrupted during the storm, and all outpatient services were reopened soon afterwards.
Generous donations of books, supplies and other materials have overwhelmed Children's Village, including teddy bears – Good Bears – handmade by residents of Pine Run Retirement Community for each of the children. The community's response to the weather disaster mirrored the community's appreciation for Doylestown Health's efforts at the height of the pandemic surge.
Children's Village, now re-opened in its new temporary location, is well supplied with toys, crafts, books, office materials, and numerous other requested items thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the community. To allow Children's Village time to organize and assess future needs, those interested in donating are kindly asked to consider a contribution dedicated to the Children's Village recovery fund by visiting the Doylestown Health Foundation website.
Children's Village, which opened 35 years ago on the Doylestown Hospital campus, is a nationally accredited early childhood education center serving families of Doylestown Health employees and community members.
About Doylestown Health
Doylestown Health is a comprehensive healthcare system of inpatient, outpatient and wellness education services connected to meet the health needs of all members of the local and regional community. Doylestown Hospital, the flagship to Doylestown Health has 239 beds and a Medical Staff of more than 435 physicians in over 50 specialties. An independent nonprofit health system, Doylestown Health is dedicated to providing innovative, patient-centered care for all ages.
About Doylestown Health Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of Doylestown Health, Doylestown Health Foundation raises funds to safeguard the future of excellence in patient care and to improve the quality of life for all members of the community. Philanthropic support of an ambitious $75 million comprehensive campaign, ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health, is transforming the delivery of superior healthcare in our community, both in new and expanded facilities, and through advancements in cutting-edge programs and state-of-the-art technologies. Contributions also support bold investments in innovative treatments, process improvements, and community resources to enhance the patient experience well into Doylestown Health's second century of healthcare excellence.
For more information, visit DoylestownHealthFoundation.org or call 215.345.2009.