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June 28, 2016

CHOP, Einstein announce alliance in maternity care, pediatrics

Montgomery County partnership to provide patients with local access to care and medical services

Hospitals Pediatrics
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Einstein Healthcare Network form maternal-children's care alliance in Montgomery County.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Einstein Healthcare Network have announced a new partnership to provide neonatal, newborn, maternal care, and pediatric emergency services in one location on the Einstein Medical Center Montgomery campus in East Norriton.

In forming their unique alliance, the organizations will unite Einstein's leading women's health and maternity care with CHOP's world-class neonatology and pediatric emergency services. The partnership will also serve as an opportunity for Einstein and CHOP to enhance care delivery to maternal and pediatric patients at Einstein Montgomery.

“CHOP is very excited by the endless possibilities to bring world-class neonatal care to area families,” said Madeline Bell, president and CEO of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “We have formed an alliance that will extend the delivery of CHOP’s top-rated care to communities surrounding the City of Philadelphia. Einstein Medical Center Montgomery is known for its dedicated and skilled doctors and nurses and we are happy to have CHOP clinicians collaborate with them in their efforts. We know this program will become a centerpiece for medical excellence in the region.”

Barry R. Freedman, president and CEO for Einstein, emphasized the value of providing a new level of patient care access locally in Montgomery County.

“When we made the commitment to build Einstein Medical Center Montgomery it was our goal to bring high-quality healthcare services to Montgomery County that were previously unavailable locally, said Freedman. "This alliance with CHOP further reinforces our commitment to that goal. We look forward to developing an exciting array of new programs and services for expectant mothers and their babies as our relationship grows into the future.”

CHOP patients at the main campus in University City will now be able to visit Einstein Medical Center Montgomery for close-to-home obstetric, neonatal, newborn and pediatric emergency medical care. When more complicated needs arise, they will continue to have access to the Philadelphia campus.

Both hospitals anticipate introducing their new services within the year. Additional details will be provided when information becomes available.

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