Pennsylvania

Address: 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033-0850
Main Hospital Phone Number: (717) 531-6700
Specialty Unit Webpage: https://www.pennstatechildrens.com
Address: 3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Abraham Research Center Room 1428
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
Main Hospital Phone Number: (215) 590-1000
Specialty Unit Webpage: https://www.chop.edu
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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the nation’s first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children. Since our start in 1855, CHOP has been the birthplace for countless breakthroughs and dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. Built on a foundation of delivering safe, high-quality, family-centered care, the Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives. Today, families facing complex conditions come to CHOP from all over the world, and our compassionate care and innovation has repeatedly earned us a spot on the U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of the nation’s best children’s hospitals.

Address: One Children’s Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224-1334
Main Hospital Phone Number: (412) 692-5325
Specialty Unit Webpage: https://www.chp.edu
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About UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

If You Have Kids, Be Glad You Have Children’s
Regionally, nationally, and globally, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is a leader in the treatment of childhood conditions and diseases, a pioneer in the development of new and improved therapies, and a top educator of the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. With generous community support, UPMC Children’s Hospital has fulfilled this mission since its founding in 1890. UPMC Children’s is named consistently to several elite lists of pediatric hospitals, including ranking on the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals for 2019–2020.

Download UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh fast facts (PDF).

UPMC Children’s by the Numbers (FY 2019)

12,707 inpatient stays
9,708 observation stays
176,926 emergency and Express Care visits
24,135 surgical procedures
More than 1 million outpatient visits

UPMC Children’s:

Is ranked on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals for 2019–2020.
Is a leader in research. In Fiscal Year 2018, the pediatric research program at UPMC Children’s ranked 15th in funding dollars from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Achieved Magnet Recognition® status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). UPMC Children’s is among only 6 percent of hospitals nationwide to have achieved this prestigious status.
Leads the way in advanced technology as the first pediatric hospital in this country to achieve Stage 7 recognition from HIMSS Analytics for its electronic medical record.
Has been recognized by KLAS, an independent health care research organization, as the number one pediatric hospital in its use of health care information technology.

Address: 3551 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Main Hospital Phone Number: (215) 430-4000
Address: 100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822
Main Hospital Phone Number: (570) 271-6424
Specialty Unit Webpage: https://www.geisinger.org/jwch
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Geisinger: An evolution of caring
Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger for her central Pennsylvania community, Geisinger has expanded and evolved to meet regional needs and developed innovative, national programs in the process.

“There is beauty in the simplicity of taking care of whoever comes in the door, for whatever they are there for, regardless of what insurance they have (or don’t have) and what language they speak (or don’t speak)”

Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Geisinger

We’ve become a coordinated intersection of services and providers – primary care and specialists, hospitals and trauma centers, insurance, medical education and research. Having all that working together makes it possible to do more to improve care, and test and share innovation that works – and that’s vital. But what makes Geisinger unique is the patients and communities who are the focus of everything – our essential partners.

We have many exciting initiatives with our patients, but two foundational levers for better health are the Proven Portfolio, focused on delivering the best care every time with every patient, and MyCode, which targets understanding – and tailoring treatment based on – genetic influences on health.

Address: 160 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Main Hospital Phone Number: (215) 427-5000 or 1-88-ChrisKids
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Family-Centered Care
At St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, we believe our patients’ families are partners in the information-sharing and decision-making process regarding their child’s care. St. Christopher’s recognizes that families play a vital role in their child’s healing process. Parents, legal guardians, and primary caregivers are essential members of the healthcare team in helping the patient overcome illness or injury. St. Christopher’s is committed to working in collaboration with patients and their families to draw from their knowledge and strengths. We recognize that the great diversity of cultural characteristics is a source of strength for families and their caregivers.

Available at St. Christopher’s to assist parents/families are:

Parents have twenty-four hour access to patients.  Upon admissions to the hospitals, parents are issued parent I.D. bands that they need to keep on until their child is discharged.  Sibling visits are also welcomed, check with your child’s nurse about siblings visiting patients.
A parent sleeper chair is available at each child’s bedside to provide support and comfort for the patient and parent.
A Medical Library located on the ground floor, where a medical librarian will assist parents in learning more about their child’s illness.
Signage throughout the hospital and near doorways, a staffed Information Desk and our friendly employees to help make your visit to St. Chris easier.
Cafeteria and late night dining hours at the lobby coffee shop along with an array of vending machines on the ground floor.
A bedside telephone provided at no charge for local calls on the 4th and 5th floors.
There is a patient advocate on site Monday-Friday for patients and patient’s families who have any issues or concerns regarding their child’s stay.
Our Social Worker staff is available to advocate for patients/families in a variety of ways.  Social Workers help to ensure that parents/caregivers have a voice as part of the healthcare team for in patient, out-patient, specialty and primary clinics.
The Child Life team at St. Christopher’s works with the patients and their families to explain hospitalization using language the patients/families can understand as well as using play to assist with reducing stress and increasing coping.
A gift shop on the premises with an assortment of gifts, cards, balloons, beverages and snacks are available.
A new tower which includes an enclosed sky walk that allows you to park in the garage and walk to the hospital in inclement weather.
Pastoral Care is available 24/7 for your spiritual and emotional needs.

Address: 1200 South Cedar Boulevard
Allentown, PA 18103
Main Hospital Phone Number: (888) 402-5846
Specialty Unit Webpage: http://www.lvhn.org
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About Us
Mission: We heal, comfort and care for the people of our community by providing advanced and compassionate health care of superior quality and value supported by education and clinical research.

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is comprised of eight hospital campuses plus numerous health centers, physician practices, rehabilitation locations, ExpressCARE sites and other outpatient care locations in seven eastern Pennsylvania counties. Our health care professionals provide amazing care every day.

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