Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Walking tour of Marshall Square Park area in West Chester Borough and The Northwest Quadrant of Chester County
Benefits: Chester County Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Expansion Project
Tour Tickets: $50
VIP Tickets: $100
The 77th Annual House Tour takes place RAIN or SHiNE!
A Chester County Tradition!
The longest running house tour in the United States is organized by the Women’s Auxiliary to Chester County Hospital. We cordially invite you to visit old and interesting homes, some new innovative ones, and gardens and historic landmarks in West Chester and the surrounding Northwestern countryside.
This year we join Chester County Hospital in celebrating its 125th anniversary by showcasing homes and landmarks in and around Marshall Square Park, where the original hospital once stood at its inception in 1892. Walk West Chester's streets and alleys and enjoy the old patterned brick sidewalks and unique ambiance to visit locations of your choice. Guests are encouraged to visit as many homes as possible at their own pace. Stop at the park to enjoy a picnic lunch. Lunches are available for purchase or bring your own!
Continue the tour through the rolling hills of Chester County into "Ironmaster’s Country" to visit sprawling estates and learn more about how this small Northwest corner of the county played a vital role in the Revolutionary War.
Make your "Day" extra special with a VIP Ticket. With a $100 donation you get exclusive additional benefits:
- Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres at a private VIP Reception and Preview Party
- Private Tour of a special VIP House
- Gourmet lunch served at the VIP House
- Drive a "Mini Cooper"; compliments of Otto's Mini in Exton
For more information on how to purchase a VIP Ticket please call 610-431-5301 or email Kate.Pergolini@uphs.upenn.edu.
Women's Auxiliary Pledge: The Birth of an Era
Focus: Women's and Children's Health
The Women's Auxiliary's most recent pledge is truly the birth of an era for healthcare in Chester County. To celebrate 125 years of delivering excellent care for women and children, The Women's Auxiliary has pledged $1.25 million over the next two years to NICU expansions and renovations.
Chester County Hospital, part of Penn Medicine, provides care for more than 300 premature infants and full-term babies with health challenges each year, with a 36% increase over the past three years. Recent demand for newborn intensive care requires our neonatology team to care for a monthly average of 10-16 babies at a time, in a space designated for 12. Research shows that newborn outcomes improve within a specific environment, and updated space planning with a mix of private rooms and common shared space will support care that is family centered, helping fragile newborns to thrive. Additional improvements include a transition room, a larger nutrition room, and closer nurse monitoring stations with a more direct view.
The Women's Auxiliary is proud to pledge their support of a brighter future for our tiniest patients!