New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy Joins CRDA and CHOP at Bus Unveiling for Behavioral Health Patients

CRDA & CHOP - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
February 8, 2024

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ ( February 8, 2024)*****MEDIA ALERT*****

New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy Joins The New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) at Bus Unveiling for Behavioral Health Patients

WHO: Peter Grollman, SVP External Affairs, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy, Carl Wolfarth, Senior Manager, Youth Partial Hospital Services at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Maisha Moore, Interim Executive Director, CRDA

WHAT: New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy will be attending the unveiling of two new buses funded by the CRDA that will make behavioral health programs at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Specialty Care Center in Mays Landing accessible to Atlantic City area children through safe, reliable transportation.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 @ 2 P.M.

WHERE: CHOP Specialty Care Center, 4009 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ 08330

WHY: The new buses help address one of the greatest challenges in health equity for disadvantaged populations, especially youth in the area who have trouble gaining access to care. These vehicles will be beneficial for patients and families who are often challenged by financial constraints and unreliable transportation and served by CHOP’s Children’s Intensive Emotional and Behavioral Services (CIEBS) program, which provides comprehensive psychiatric partial hospitalization services in a trauma-informed, behaviorally based therapeutic setting.

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About the CRDA:
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City.  CRDA’s expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit  Follow us on X at or on Facebook at


About Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: 
A non-profit, charitable organization, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals, and pioneering major research initiatives, the hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country. The institution has a well-established history of providing advanced pediatric care close to home through its CHOP Care Network, which includes more than 50 primary care practices, specialty care and surgical centers, urgent care centers, and community hospital alliances throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the Middleman Family Pavilion and its dedicated pediatric emergency department in King of Prussia. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit