Pediatricians Now Treating
Patients in Crozer’s Emergency Department Daily, Noon to Midnight
- The Emergency Department (ED) at Crozer-Chester Medical Center is the county’s leading provider of pediatric emergency medicine. The ED treats more than 10,000 pediatric patients each year.
- The Emergency Department (ED) now has board-certified pediatricians caring for patients in the department every day between noon and midnight.
- The department also guarantees that patients will be seen by a physician within 30 minutes of arrival to the department during those hours.
Emergency Department at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, the county’s leading
provider of pediatric emergency medicine, recently introduced some enhanced
services for pediatric patients. The Emergency Department (ED) now has
board-certified pediatricians caring for patients in the department every day
between noon and midnight. The department also guarantees that patients will be
seen by a physician within 30 minutes of arrival to the department during those
Medical Center treats more than 10,000 pediatric emergency patients each year,
more than any other hospital in the county. Nearly one out of every five
patients who enters the doors of the department each year is under 18.
proud to be Delaware County’s choice for pediatric emergency care, but we are
always striving to enhance our services. That’s why we have expanded upon our
pilot program of having pediatricians provide care right in the ED alongside
our emergency medicine physicians and nurses,” says Bruce Nisbet, M.D.,
chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Crozer.
Samir Doshi, M.D., Justin Lynn, M.D., Rita Nunag, M.D., and Fatema Ravi, M.D.,
will provide care in the ED daily between noon and midnight – a time frame in
which Crozer’s ED traditionally sees the vast majority of its pediatric
an excellent team of physicians who have the experience, compassion and
expertise to care for the varied medical needs of Delaware County children.
When the need for emergency care arises, no matter how big or small the problem
is, parents throughout our community can put their trust in Crozer,” says
Christopher Stenberg, BHB, MBChB, FAAP, chairman of the Department of Pediatrics
at Crozer. “We also expect that pediatricians and family practitioners will
refer their patients to Crozer when appropriate. Our physician colleagues can
be sure that we keep them informed and return them to the referring physician’s
care after treatment.”
addition to providing excellent care, Crozer’s ED aims to provide care in a
that bringing your child to an emergency department can be a difficult
experience, so we work to make sure that we are able to care for our pediatric
patients as quickly as possible. That’s why we introduced a guarantee that your
child will be seen by a member of our clinical team within 30 minutes of
arriving at the ED during the noon-to-midnight time frame,” Nisbet says.
addition to pediatricians, Crozer offers a range of services and amenities for
pediatric patients, including:
- Dedicated pediatric treatment
- A special pediatric waiting
room, complete with toys and games, located separate from the general
waiting room and the main ED patient care area.
- A comfortable and modern
23-bed inpatient unit if a patient needs to be admitted. The unit is
staffed by experienced pediatricians and nurses and features the latest in
treatment and monitoring equipment. The unit features a centrally located
nursing station as well as a separate playroom and a lounge for parents
and family members.
- Delaware County’s only Level
IIIa Intensive Care Nursery, which is staffed by highly trained
neonatologists and nurses.
- Affiliations with The Children’s
Hospital of Philadelphia and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for
- A pediatric residency
program. Residents receive comprehensive training while assisting with care
of hospitalized pediatric patients.
the only facility in Delaware County with a regional trauma center (the Crozer
Regional Trauma Center) and a regional burn treatment center (the Nathan Speare
Regional Burn Treatment Center). Both the Trauma Center and Burn Treatment
Center care for hundreds of pediatric patients each year.
experience and range of services, we feel strongly that parents in Delaware
County do not have to leave the county for quality pediatric care,” Stenberg
state-of-the-art ED was renovated and expanded in 2006. In addition to the
pediatric treatment area and waiting room, it includes 52 treatment rooms,
dedicated trauma and burn areas, a 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner,
express care rooms and the latest technologies for patient triage and
For more information, visit www.crozerpediatrics.org.