Chester County Hospital's neonatologists treat babies who are born prematurely, experience respiratory problems at birth, or may require additional observation and/or treatment due to other complications. Our top quality neonatal care is enhanced by our unique affiliation with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), which includes our joint program, CHOP Newborn Care. This innovative program combines the extensive resources of CHOP - a world leader in pediatric and neonatal medicine - with the experience and facilities of Chester County Hospital.
Our inpatient neonatologists are all on staff at CHOP and bring an expert level of care to our youngest and most vulnerable patients. They work in concert with the Chester County Hospital's perinatologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, specially trained neonatal nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and respiratory therapists to deliver the county's highest level of neonatal services on a 24-hour basis.
Services include a dedicated Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) -- the only one in Chester County -- for our newborns who need specialized care. Approximately 10% of the hospital's newborns receive care in our NICU, some for only a few hours and others for as many days as needed.