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The Division of Neonatology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has once again been chosen as the beneficiary for the 2015 Black Tie Tailgate. The 2014 event netted over $447,000 for the department, and we hope to keep the momentum going in 2015!

CHOP’s Division of Neonatology is ranked among the best in the nation, and its Harriet and Ronald Lassin Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU) continues to make significant advances in the field of neonatal medicine and the care of the most fragile infants. The N/IICU includes 95 licensed beds, with more than 400 staff members who care for about 1,200 infants each year. The N/IICU has the expertise and technology to provide the highest level of care for critically ill neonates, including premature infants – some born as early as 22 weeks – as well as those with congenital anomalies or rare disorders. Children’s Hospital is nationally recognized as a leader in the repair of congenital anomalies during the neonatal period. Years of experience and research have led to the development of multidisciplinary programs at CHOP for neonatal conditions such as airway disorders, chronic lung disease and neonatal stroke. The neonatal program at CHOP has grown over the years to extend beyond the Hospital’s walls through the CHOP Newborn Care Network, which runs the intensive care nurseries at 10 area hospitals

All proceeds from the 2012 and 2013 Black Tie Tailgate events were donated to the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. The donation totaled over $850,000.

History

The Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP) made its first donation to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 1986. The $50,000 donation was given after the 1986 Philadelphia Auto Show. Since then, the ADAGP and its entities have donated $5.8 million to the Hospital. Today, donations are made through the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation.