Pediatric Services at Crozer-Chester Medical Center
At Crozer-Chester Medical Center, we know that children have a unique set of health care needs. That's why the Department of Pediatric Medicine at Crozer offers a comprehensive array of services designed specifically for the care of newborns, children, adolescents and young adults.
The medical center provides services and programs to meet the medical and social needs of nearly 50,000 patients in Delaware County every year.
Learn more about our pediatric services and our many pediatric wellness programs. You may also learn additional details about our pediatric services here.
Pediatrics in the Emergency Department
Crozer-Chester Medical Center treats more than 10,000 pediatric emergency patients each year, more than any other hospital in the county. That’s why Crozer is proud to offer 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.
In addition to pediatricians, Crozer’s ED offers dedicated pediatric treatment rooms. The facility also has a special pediatric waiting room, complete with toys and games, that is located separate from the general waiting room and the main ED patient care area.
Pediatric Sleep Centers
Crozer-Keystone offers Sleep Centers at Crozer-Chester Medical Center as well as Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Taylor Hospital and the Crozer Health Pavilion at Brinton Lake. Each center cares for children as well as adults. Learn more. Vatsala Ramprasad is a pediatric pulmonologist and is medical director of pediatric sleep services for Crozer-Keystone.
Crozer-Chester Medical Center's pediatric facilities are unequaled in Delaware County. They include:
- A bright, spacious 23-bed Pediatrics Inpatient Unit providing care for patients from birth to age 21, including rooms to accommodate family members, and a separate playroom and adolescent lounge.
- A team of nurses and pediatric hospitalists with years of experience treating children and adolescents. In addition, pediatric subspecialists in allergy, gastroenterology, neurology, adolescent care, cardiology, infectious disease, and other disciplines are readily available for consultation.
- Delaware County's only Level IIIa Intensive Care Nursery, staffed by highly trained neonatologists and skilled nurses to provide the most advanced onsite care to the smallest of premature newborn infants. Delaware County's only Level III Emergency Department and Trauma Center, with dedicated pediatric suites.
Our Pediatric Team
Our pediatric team is highly experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood and adolescent acute illnesses, chronic conditions, and medical emergencies. We work closely with families and referring physicians to provide effective care for our patients, and we’re dedicated to improving children’s health through high-quality, coordinated programs of patient care, education, community outreach, and child advocacy.
Crozer is proud to be an affiliate of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the number one children's hospital in the country as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.
Through a unique arrangement with Crozer, specialists from the departments of Gastroenterology, Neurology, and Cardiology at CHOP consult with the Department of Pediatrics to help care for children admitted to Crozer. Physicians from these three pediatric subspecialties also see outpatients at Healthplex Pavilion II in Springfield.
Get to know our providers.
As a teaching hospital, Crozer-Chester Medical Center is dedicated to training tomorrow's outstanding pediatricians today. Crozer pediatric residency training is comprehensive, and residents are taught to provide complete patient care, taking into account the medical, emotional, social, and psychological issues that affect young patients. Pediatric residents serve as the primary caretakers of nearly 100 percent of hospitalized pediatric patients and receive training in areas such as:
- Outpatient pediatrics
- Adolescent medicine
- Various subspecialties
Attending physicians are dedicated to resident education, and they are available 24 hours a day to supervise and assist residents. In addition to their experience at Crozer, pediatric residents receive about 25 percent of their training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) under the direction and supervision of Children's Hospital physicians.
Learn detailed information about Crozer's Pediatric Residency program.
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA 19013
For more information about Pediatric Services at Crozer-Chester Medical Center or to schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric specialists, call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258).