In the City of Brotherly Love, sick little boys and girls have a place to get better at the The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). As a leading pediatric hospital, CHOP also has one of the largest pediatric research programs in the world. The nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children, it has about 460 beds at its primary facility and is a leader in formal pediatric medical training, pediatric emergency medicine, and adolescent medicine. In addition to its main hospital facilities, CHOP operates a pediatric health care network with owned or affiliated offices, clinics, and research facilities in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The hospital was founded in 1855.