A Campaign for the Clinic for Special Children
The Clinic for Special Children has a wonderful problem.
Thanks to the Clinic’s major advances in both diagnosis and treatment, many genetic disorders that used to be fatal in childhood are now survivable or preventable. Accordingly, 30 percent of patients served by the Clinic today are 14 or older. Their complex conditions require ongoing monitoring and specialty care.
The Clinic was not originally designed to serve children and adults, and is too small to accommodate current demand. The waiting room is often standing room only. Former conference rooms now house cubicles for our growing staff. The Clinic needs a larger facility so we can treat patients into adulthood and serve an ever-increasing number of children and their
In recognition of our growing facility requirements, we searched for a new location. We established three essential criteria: proximity to the Clinic’s patients, accessibility to the broader Plain community, and to be within a 30-minute drive of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital.
We are excited to announce that the Clinic has purchased a site in Leacock Township that meets all our criteria! Generous assistance from a few friends funded the land purchase.
Now we must raise the funds to build a new Clinic. We hope you will join us to make this vision a reality. It represents the vital next step in keeping our long-standing promise to provide optimal, compassionate care for vulnerable people living with genetic diseases.
With hope and gratitude,
A Campaign to Change Lives
A Wonderful Problem
Thanks to the Clinic’s major advances in diagnosis and treatment, many genetic disorders that were fatal in childhood are now survivable or preventable. Today, 30% of patients we serve are 14 or older. Their complex conditions require ongoing monitoring and specialty care.
The current Clinic was not originally designed to serve children and adults, and is too small to accommodate current demand. The Clinic needs a larger facility so we can treat patients into adulthood and serve an ever-increasing number of children and their families.
The new three-floor center will be a larger, more spacious, and more accessible version of our current facility and will feature a design centered around patients and families.
The Clinic’s new site places us in the middle of Lancaster County’s Plain communities, just east of Intercourse on Old Philadelphia Pike at Hatville Road. It will be easily accessible by horse and buggy.
The Clinic will sit behind our neighbor, the Community Care Center, a care facility for Plain adults with special needs. Our two organizations are collaborating and sharing land development costs to reduce the overall costs of our projects.
Capital Campaign Committee
- Herman Bontrager
- Jan Bergen
- Elam Esh
- Leon Hoover
- Mark Martin
- Rick & Maureen Finkel
- Terry Flotte, MD
- John Herman
- Lori Maley
- Issac Nolt
- Melvin Stoltzfus
- Glenn Zimmerman
- Kenneth & Mary Ann Burkholder
- Joseph B. Martin, MD, PhD
- Clark McSparren, MD
- Robert Scala, PhD
- John Thackrah
- Martha Thornton
Ways to Give
Ready to discuss a gift to the Keeping the Promise:Building Hope Campaign? Interested in volunteering, a tour, or a personal meeting?
Clinic for Special Children
Attn: Development Team
535 Bunker Hill Road
Strasburg, PA 17579