The alliance between Einstein Medical Center Montgomery and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has taken a step forward. The first major milestone occurred as CHOP officially transitioned to lead the professional services in the newborn nursery and neonatal intensive care unit as of January 1, 2017.
“We are proud to join with our colleagues at CHOP to provide the residents of Montgomery County unparalleled pediatric care close to home,” said Beth Duffy, COO of Einstein Montgomery.
Einstein’s exceptional women’s health and maternity care and now CHOP’s world-class neonatology services are available to families at one easily-accessible location. The alliance enables families in Central Montgomery County to receive the best obstetric, neonatal and newborn care close to home with the continued access to the nationally acclaimed pediatric specialties at CHOP’s main campus in Philadelphia.
“This is an important first step in our growing relationship with Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, and one which we feel will be of great benefit to families in this area,” said Madeline Bell, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital.
The transition of neonatal intensive care services was seamless, as Einstein neonatologists, pediatricians and neonatal nurse practitioners became CHOP employees. Committees from both organizations continue to explore several additional facets of this alliance, including pediatric emergency services and integration of electronic medical records.
About Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The 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, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 546-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents.
About Einstein Healthcare Network
Einstein Healthcare Network is a leading healthcare system with approximately 1,000 licensed beds and 8,500 employees serving the communities of Philadelphia and Montgomery County, Pa. Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia is the largest independent academic medical center in the Philadelphia region annually training over 3,500 health professional students and 400 residents in more than 30 accredited programs. Einstein also provides a comprehensive range of healthcare services through Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park, MossRehab, Willowcrest, patient care centers, and a network of more than 700 primary care physicians and specialists throughout the region. For more information, visit www.einstein.edu or call 1-800-EINSTEIN.