Grand View Hospital Announces Neonatal Care for Its Tiniest Patients in Partnership with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
|(January 10, 2012) Sellersville, PA – Grand View Hospital announces neonatal care for premature and ill infants is now available through an expanded partnership with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Adding the expertise of CHOP’s nationally renowned neonatal program in a state-of-the-art intensive care nursery qualifies Grand View as a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Bringing this service to Sellersville gives families access to neonatology care rated best in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-2012 survey of Best Children’s Hospitals.
Grand View’s NICU is equipped with advanced medical technology for infants who need a greater level of care than those in a regular newborn nursery. It has six critical-care bassinets where CHOP neonatologists and specially trained nurses care for the unique needs of Grand View’s tiniest patients 24 hours a day. This includes care such as monitoring breathing, administering intravenous medications, maintaining body temperature, assisting with feeding, and other special care.
Over 1,600 babies are born each year at Grand View. Medical Director Andrew S. Chu, MD, CHOP Newborn and Pediatric Care at Grand View Hospital said, “Parents can be assured when a newborn requires extra attention right after birth, excellent neonatal care is always available at Grand View.” Adding neonatologists to handle complications at birth
Anna Sosnovsky, MD, Medical Director of CHOP Neonatology at Grand View caring for newborn in the NICU
|expands the existing relationship of Grand View and CHOP. The arrangement adds the following CHOP neonatologists to the hospital staff: Medical Director Anna Sosnovsky, MD, Richard Rothchild, MD, Shehla Siddiqui, MD, and Adriana Restrepo-Ormsby, MD.
Expectant parents of high-risk babies are invited to learn more about the CHOP Newborn and Pediatric Care program at Grand View Hospital or to schedule a tour by calling (215) 453-4902.
About Grand View Hospital
For women at high risk of developing complications during pregnancy, labor, or delivery, specialized care is available through Grand View Medical Practices Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Perinatal consultation is also available for high risk and complicated pregnancies at Grand View through an affiliation with Lehigh Valley Health Network. Perinatal consultation, high-level ultrasound, and counseling for high-risk and complicated pregnancies are available by outpatient appointment and on an in-hospital basis.
Grand View’s Birth and Family Center combines a comfortable, attractive décor with state-of-the-art obstetrical technology. Skilled and compassionate physicians and nurses are committed to helping mothers have a safe, comfortable birthing experience. Many nursing staff members have certifications in inpatient obstetrics, maternal-child nursing, fetal monitoring, and third-trimester ultrasounds. Nearly all are trained and certified in neonatal advanced life support.
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of care – particularly emphasizing the areas of cancer treatment, women's and children's health, surgery, orthopaedics, and heart and vascular care.
About The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 516-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit www.chop.edu.