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Soaring to  New Heights

Soaring to New Heights

A Campaign for the
New Pediatric Inpatient Center
at Lancaster General Hospital

This project is for Lancaster’s children and families. We want to help pediatric care “Soar to New Heights!”

At Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, we believe children in our community deserve the highest level of care. So we’ve partnered with the community to help us create a brand new Pediatric Inpatient Center at Lancaster General Hospital that will offer state-of-the-art design, technology and programs in a child- and family-centered environment.

Our goal is to raise $9 million in community support to create The Seraph Foundation Pediatric Inpatient Center at LGH. Your generosity will help us outfit the brand new Center and launch a Child Life program that will help create positive experiences for children and families during their hospital visits.

A new place – right here in Lancaster – where all children and families will receive compassionate, top-quality pediatric inpatient care in a vibrant, welcoming and technologically-advanced environment.

Building for the Future:

Pediatric care is unique in our region. Our children come from urban, suburban and farming neighborhoods. We treat children from all walks of life and Lancaster continues to be recognized internationally for its welcoming of refugees. In planning for the new Pediatric Inpatient Center, we considered:

    The importance of reducing stress by providing a healing environment and therapeutic services.
    Using health care consultants to conduct market research and forecasting to ensure we are planning adequately for our local population.
    Focusing particularly on ways to improve communication, access and technology so that our pediatric patients and their families receive the greatest benefit right here at home from world-class pediatric subspecialists.

A Place for Healing Designed With Children & Families in Mind


  • A new, private room design to improve the patient experience by keeping families together
  • An expanded family lounge, playroom and meditation room
  • Support for families while away from work and home, including shower and laundry facilities, computer access and work space, and a kitchenette.


  • A new Child Life program to help children and families understand and cope with illness, treatment, and hospitalization. Child Life specialists will help prepare children for medical procedures, offer distractions, lend emotional support and provide therapeutic play experiences.
  • The ability to perform diagnostic services right in the Center, so wait times and stress are reduced.
  • A comforting environment that is engaging to patients of all ages, using color, light and positive distractions.


  • New technology to improve the patient experience and efficiencies for clinicians
  • An Interactive Patient Care system to offer movies, games, educational modules, nurse call and service requests – all controlled from the patient bed in multiple languages
  • Telemedicine capabilities to allow for seamless coordination among all care team members.

20,500 Annual Visits

to our Emergency Room and pediatric unit. Child Life specialists will be available to support children and families during these hospital visits

143% Increase

in child- and family-centered hospital care space

300 Additional Families

a year will be able to stay close to home for higher-level medical care

More than 2x Larger

private patient rooms to better coordinate care and keep families together comfortably

Help Us Soar!

Our community deserves the best care for children. With your help, we can make this very special place a reality. Make your gift now so we can achieve this goal together!

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