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Pediatric Services

At Crozer-Keystone Health System, we know that children have a unique set of healthcare needs. That's why we offer a comprehensive array of services designed specifically for the care of newborns, children, adolescents and young adults.

The health system provides services and programs to meet the medical and social needs of nearly 50,000 patients in Delaware County every year.

Adolescent Medicine

At Crozer, Division of Adolescent Medicine staff provides expert preventive healthcare such as physical examinations and immunizations for children from age 11, or the onset of puberty, to age 21. Additional services include diagnosis, treatment, and counseling on a broad range of complex medical and psychological issues unique to adolescents including eating disorders, substance abuse, and sexuality issues and concerns.

Allergy and Immunology

The Division of Allergy and Immunology at Crozer evaluates and treats children with all aspects of allergic disease and defects in immune function, including:

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Food allergies
  • Recurrent infections
  • Asthma

Through skin tests, environmental history analyses, and pulmonary function testing, pediatric allergists at Crozer can diagnose and develop treatment plans for children with both common and complex allergic problems. Learn more about Asthma and Allergy.

Developmental Pediatrics

The Division of Developmental Pediatrics at Crozer provides evaluation and guidelines for managing care for children with a variety of motor, genetic, cognitive, behavioral, communicative and learning disorders. Pediatric specialists within the department work collaboratively across disciplines to diagnose and treat developmental disorders in children from birth to adolescence.

Neonatology

The Division of Neonatology offers comprehensive neonatal diagnostic and treatment facilities for critically ill newborns. As the only Level IIIa Intensive Care Nursery serving Delaware County, Crozer's board-certified neonatologists provide leading-edge treatment for 350 newborns annually. The Intensive Care Nursery can meet the needs of very small babies, as well as larger, more mature newborn infants.

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.

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.

Crozer Regional Trauma Center

The professionals of the Crozer Regional Trauma Center, Delaware County's only trauma center, are available around-the-clock to treat serious injuries. The trauma center is accredited by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation.

Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center

The skilled team at Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center, Delaware Valley's largest multidisciplinary burn facility, is especially prepared to treat pediatric patients. Pediatricians participate in the care of all pediatric burn patients.

Surgical Services

Crozer's skilled surgeons provide comprehensive care, ranging from general procedures such as appendectomies, hernia surgeries, and gall bladder surgeries to burn scar revisions and plastic surgeries.

Orthopedic surgeons are available to treat injuries occurring from athletics, accidents, or other activities.

Otolaryngologists offer surgical and non-surgical treatment for a range of hearing, sinus, throat, and other related disorders.

If an inpatient stay is required following a surgical procedure, children are cared for in the welcoming surroundings of the Pediatrics Unit. Learn more about Surgery.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services

Crozer's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) provides a range of services for pediatric inpatients from infancy through the teenage years. Among the available services are physical therapy, speech therapy, audiologic (hearing) testing, dysphagia therapy, and video swallowing studies.

Facilities

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.

Residency Program

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:

  • Newborn
  • Neonatology
  • 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.

Request An Appointment

You can conveniently request an appointment online 24 hours a day seven days a week. To speak with someone immediately, call us at 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258).

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