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.
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 Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, a world-renowned, full-service pediatric care center.
Through a unique arrangement with Crozer, specialists from the departments of Gastroenterology, Neurology and Cardiology at A.I. duPont 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.
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
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.
The skilled team at Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center, Delaware Valley's largest multidisciplinary burn facility, is specially prepared to treat pediatric patients. Pediatricians participate in the care of all pediatric burn patients.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Crozer-Keystone Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians 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.
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 emergency department (ED) 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 separately from the general waiting room and the main ED patient care area.
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.
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, audiology (hearing) testing, dysphagia therapy, and video swallowing studies.
We provide pediatric pulmonary services for children with tracheostomies, who require continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or home ventilators and those struggling with breathing problems, including asthma, chronic cough, pneumonia and noisy breathing.
Does your child snore or have trouble falling asleep at night? Are teachers or caregivers mentioning that your child is excessively tired or overly excitable during the day? If so, it could be more than just typical kid behavior – your child could be suffering from a chronic or severe sleep disorder.
Crozer-Keystone Sleep Centers offer comprehensive care for children’s sleep issues.
Crozer-Keystone'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.
Our otolaryngology doctors provide specialized care for children struggling with ear, nose and throat disorders. Pediatric surgeries, including tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies and myringotomies, are available for children as young as eight years old. Pediatric anesthesiologists, who specialize in anesthesia for children, are always present to assist with these procedures.
If an inpatient stay is required following a surgical procedure, children are cared for in the welcoming surroundings of the Pediatrics Unit.
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.
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.
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 A.I. duPont under the direction and supervision of Nemours physicians.