The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia collaborates with Virtua, a comprehensive healthcare system in New Jersey, to treat babies at Virtua Memorial in Mount Holly, NJ. Through this alliance, families in the South Jersey area have access to the most advanced newborn care from a medical team that is dedicated to the highest clinical quality and safety.
Virtua Memorial, a 433-bed regional medical center, is the only full-service hospital with maternity care in Burlington County, NJ. The hospital delivers close to 2,900 babies each year. Women with high-risk pregnancies are seen in the Antenatal Testing Unit and followed by board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialists.
The newly renovated Special Care Nursery (SCN) at Virtua Memorial is a 12-bed Level II neonatal unit staffed by a CHOP neonatal team that provides intensive and intermediate care to roughly 350 babies each year.
Low birth weight, premature and term infants with complications such as respiratory distress, sepsis, jaundice, hypoglycemia, drug withdrawal, poor feeding, acyanotic heart disease and other birth defects are cared for by a team of board-certified neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners and trained nurses.
In 2020, the SCN was awarded the Gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence, a national award given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Virtua Memorial is one of only 10 NICU Gold Beacon Award recipients in the country.
The SCN is equipped with state-of-the-art warmers, isolettes and electronic monitors. Babies who require short-term mechanical ventilation, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or oxygen therapy by nasal cannula are managed in the SCN under close supervision of the clinical team and dedicated respiratory therapists.
The SCN has a Ronald McDonald Family Room that provides families a soothing place for relaxation and refreshment. Visitation is 24 hours a day, and siblings 5 years and older are allowed to visit.
Renowned for its expertise in advanced surgical and medical care, Virtua Memorial brings world-class care to patients across the region. In addition to newborn care, CHOP-employed physicians also provide pediatric services in the following areas at Virtua Memorial:
- Inpatient pediatric units
- Emergency departments