PHILADELPHIA, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Einstein Healthcare Network (Einstein) today announced they will form a unique alliance to provide neonatal, newborn, maternal care, and pediatric emergency services in one location on the Einstein Medical Center Montgomery campus (Einstein Montgomery), in East Norriton, PA.
Einstein's exceptional women's health and maternity care and CHOP's world-class neonatology and pediatric emergency services will be available to families at one easily-accessible location. This alliance will also support opportunities for Einstein and CHOP to work together to identify enhancements in care delivery to maternal and pediatric patients at Einstein Montgomery.
"CHOP is very excited by the endless possibilities to bring world-class neonatal care to area families," said Madeline Bell, president and chief executive officer of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "We have formed an alliance that will extend the delivery of CHOP's top-rated care to communities surrounding the City of Philadelphia. Einstein Medical Center Montgomery is known for its dedicated and skilled doctors and nurses and we are happy to have CHOP clinicians collaborate with them in their efforts. We know this program will become a centerpiece for medical excellence in the region."
"When we made the commitment to build Einstein Medical Center Montgomery it was our goal to bring high-quality healthcare services to Montgomery County that were previously unavailable locally. This alliance with CHOP further reinforces our commitment to that goal," said Barry R. Freedman, president and chief executive officer for Einstein. "We look forward to developing an exciting array of new programs and services for expectant mothers and their babies as our relationship grows into the future."
The new maternal-children's location at Einstein Montgomery will deliver an experience for patient families where care is provided in the most appropriate setting based on each patient's clinical needs. The alliance allows families in the area to receive the best obstetric, neonatal, newborn and pediatric emergency medical care close to home with continued access to the nationally acclaimed pediatric specialties at CHOP's main campus in University City when more complicated needs arise.
The coordination necessary to establish this long-term alliance in which Obstetrics, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Neonatal Intensive Care, and Pediatric Emergency Care are provided under one roof is underway. Additional details will be announced at a later date. It is expected that CHOP will begin to provide neonatal services at Einstein Montgomery this year.
About The 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 535-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit www.chop.edu.
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.
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SOURCE The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia