The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and AtlantiCare have established a partnership that delivers CHOP newborn and paediatric care to the south-eastern New Jersey communities AtlantiCare serves.
The agreement will place CHOP Pediatric hospitalists on-site at the Stanley M. Grossman Pediatric Center at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Atlantic City Campus.
CHOP neonatologists will staff the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth at ARMC Mainland Campus, Pomona.
Under the new agreement, CHOP clinicians will also consult with emergency teams at ARMC Atlantic City Campus Emergency Center and ARMC Mainland Campus Emergency Department, Pomona, when required.
CHOP president and COO Madeline Bell said the agreement is an example of how CHOP and its partners in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are delivering world-class paediatric care very close to home for patients and their families.
"We are confident that families in Atlantic, Cape May, and Ocean counties will benefit greatly from the pediatric care that CHOP clinicians and their AtlantiCare colleagues will provide," Bell added.
The financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.
AtlantiCare executive vice president and AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center president and CEO Lori Herndon said that the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is world-renown for its clinical care.
"Whether parents have a baby in our NICU, a child who requires hospitalization, or a teen who needs a specialist consult in the emergency center, the AtlantiCare CHOP team is committed to providing exceptional patient and family-centered care in collaboration with our community pediatricians," Herndon added.
AtlantiCare is comprised of AtlantiCare Regional Health Services including AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center with three locations, ambulatory services and AtlantiCare Physician Group; the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Solutions.
It is south-east New Jersey’s largest healthcare organisation with more than 5,200 employees and 700 physicians serving the community in nearly 70 locations.
CHOP’s Care Network of primary-care, speciality and urgent-care centres is spread over more than 50 locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Image: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Photo courtesy of Jeffrey M. Vinocur.