Doylestown Health Report
One week after the EF2 tornado Isaias caused extensive damage throughout the Doylestown Hospital campus and community, Children’s Village reopened Tuesday, Aug. 11, at a new site just north of the hospital campus on Ferry Road.
Children’s Village is a preschool serving infants at 6 weeks old to kindergarten.
The building Children’s Village is now leasing, formerly Children of America, closed abruptly in recent weeks. Equipment, furniture, a playground – including a water park – were already in place at the location.
Doylestown Health was thankful that the storm resulted in only a few minor injuries, although there was significant damage to the flagship campus and buildings. No inpatient services were disrupted during the storm, and outpatient services reopened soon afterwards.
Donations of books, supplies and other materials have overwhelmed Children’s Village, including teddy bears – Good Bears – handmade by residents of Pine Run Retirement Community for the children. The community’s response to the weather disaster mirrored the community’s appreciation for Doylestown Health’s efforts at the height of the pandemic surge.
Children’s Village, now re-opened in its new temporary location, is well supplied with toys, crafts, books, office materials, and numerous other requested items thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the community.
To allow Children’s Village time to organize and assess future needs, those interested in donating are asked to consider a contribution dedicated to the Children’s Village recovery fund by visiting doylestownhealthfoundation.org/support
Children’s Village, which opened 35 years ago on the Doylestown Hospital campus, is a nationally accredited early childhood education center serving families of Doylestown Health employees and community members.