CHOP & Einstein Montgomery Alliance Takes Shape
The alliance between Einstein Medical Center Montgomery and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has taken a step forward. The first major milestone occurred as CHOP officially transitioned to lead the professional services in the newborn nursery and neonatal intensive care unit as of January 1, 2017.
“We are proud to join with our colleagues at CHOP to provide the residents of Montgomery County unparalleled pediatric care close to home,” said Beth Duffy, COO of Einstein Montgomery.
Einstein’s exceptional women’s health and maternity care and now CHOP’s world-class neonatology services are available to families at one easily-accessible location. The alliance enables families in Central Montgomery County to receive the best obstetric, neonatal and newborn care close to home with the continued access to the nationally acclaimed pediatric specialties at CHOP’s main campus in Philadelphia.
“This is an important first step in our growing relationship with Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, and one which we feel will be of great benefit to families in this area,” said Madeline Bell, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital.
The transition of neonatal intensive care services was seamless, as Einstein neonatologists, pediatricians and neonatal nurse practitioners became CHOP employees. Committees from both organizations continue to explore several additional facets of this alliance, including pediatric emergency services and integration of electronic medical records.