The neonatology team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia sees more than 1,000 patients per year in the Harriet and Ronald Lassin Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU) and more than 3,000 patients a year in our neonatal network.
We established the Neonatal Outreach Program in 2003 to serve the needs of all referring physicians including and beyond the immediate Delaware Valley. Our referrals come from neonatologists, pediatricians and physicians in local emergency rooms.
Our primary goal is to provide a direct link to Neonatology at CHOP and ensure effective communication regarding subspecialty referrals, ongoing inpatient evaluation and care, transport, referrals and discharge information.
We also recognize and highly value the expertise offered by referring physicians and encourage their participation in our weekly clinical conferences and clinical consensus meetings. We also coordinate clinical education opportunities (physician grand rounds or nursing in-services) for staff at referring institutions. See training opportunities for details.
For more information about the Neonatal Outreach Program, please call 215-590-2616.
Updated April 2012