The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was named the nation’s best pediatric hospital by Parents magazine in Feburary. In addition to the overall No.1 ranking, CHOP was ranked in the top 3 in all 6 specialties included in the survey. Parents ranked CHOP’s Oncology and Emergency Medicine first; Cardiology tied for first; Neonatology ranked second; and Orthopedics and Pulmonology ranked third.
You can view methodology and the full results at www.parents.com. In compiling the list, Parents focused on key areas including treatment success, groundbreaking research, and family-friendly facilities.
Children’s Hospital opened the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pediatric Care Center on 4 acres at 48th and Market streets in West Philadelphia. The $27 million, 52,000-square-foot center consolidates CHOP Care Network primary care practices from 3550 Market St. and St. Leonard’s Court as well as the Division of Adolescent Medicine’s specialty and family care programs.
The facility also houses community programs offered by Children’s Hospital, such as Early Head Start, Reach Out and Read, the Community Asthma Prevention Program, the Homeless Health Initiative, domestic violence education, medical home, and care coordination. The center plans to accommodate over 64,000 outpatient visits annually.
Children’s Hospital’s Craniofacial Program within the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and CHOP’s Neonatal Outreach Program have teamed up to create the Neonatal Craniofacial Program. The program consists of a highly specialized team of pediatric plastic surgeons, neonatologists and neonatal airway otolaryngologists dedicated to the treatment and care of neonates with rare and complex craniofacial disorders, micrognathia with airway obstruction, and genetic syndromes which include these abnormalities.
CHOP’s Craniofacial Program is one of the largest single centers of its kind, with more than 1,000 admissions per year, many of whom have genetic syndromes with craniofacial deformations, micrognathia, and tongue-based airway obstruction. Neonatal craniofacial abnormalities affect more infants than previously known as a result of improved genetic and diagnostic testing. These innovations have led to new ways to evaluate, treat, and follow up these complex infants. Multidisciplinary collaboration among plastic surgery, neonatology, otolaryngology, and pulmonary is responsible for the success of this program.
The Neonatal Craniofacial Program team works closely with CHOP’s Neonatal Airway Program team to coordinate procedures, surgery, and follow-up care, and to provide access to immediate referrals, as well as off-site consultation with one of our neonatal craniofacial plastic surgeons.
For questions about the program or to make a referral, please call 215-590-3083, or email email@example.com.
Celebrate your appreciation of Children’s Hospital in your daily travels by buying one of the recently released specialty CHOP license plates (Pennsylvania only so far). Every plate helps CHOP.
Each license plate costs $45. Of that, $24 goes to Pennsylvania for plate production fees and $21 goes to support programs that CHOP delivers in surrounding communities. Any additional contribution above $45 will go to CHOP.
To buy a plate, download the application, which is available online at giftofchildhood.org/licenseplate. You must print and mail the form. The plate is not available through the PennDOT website. For more information call 267-426-6500.
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