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Top Hospitals for your Children's Care

by Edited by Matt Cosentino

Suburban Family's Top Hospitals for your Children's Care

When you’re a parent and your child is feeling under the weather—whether it’s a fever, an earache or something that could be potentially serious—you would love to be able to trade places, taking all the pain on yourself and making him or her feel normal again. Since that’s not possible, the next best thing is to find the finest pediatric care available, and we’re fortunate in this area to have amazing options in South Jersey, Philadelphia and Delaware. With intensive care units for newborns and children, specialists in a wide range of fields and dedicated doctors and nurses, these hospitals make it a priority every day to get children back to the healthy and joyful lives that every kid should get to experience.

While no one wants to imagine their child facing a serious illness, it’s best to be prepared in case the unthinkable happens. That’s why Suburban Family magazine has compiled its second annual list of the Top Hospitals for Your Children’s Care. The list was formulated through a comprehensive survey sent to each hospital, and it is complemented by our peer-to-peer survey of the top area children’s physicians, which lists the leading doctors in multiple pediatric specialties. In this guide, you will find important information on the types of specialty services available, whether hospitals have separate emergency rooms for children, the nurse-to-patient ratios, visiting hours for parents and much more. And you might just feel better knowing that if illness finds your child, he or she will be in good hands.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia
(215) 590-1000
CHOP.edu

No. of Beds: 535

Specialty Services Offered: The Clinical Genetics Program is considered the top referral center and resource for complex conditions in the United States, and treats patients from around the country and the world on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment has the world’s first delivery unit exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects, while the Cancer Center has more than 60 pediatric oncologists and oncologic surgeons. The Cardiac Center is another example of one of CHOP’s more than 45 subspecialties.

Specialized Clinics and Programs Offered: CHOP offers a number of specialized programs, including the Pediatric Thyroid Center, the Center for Congenital Hyperinsulinism, the Newborn and Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program, Minds Matter (Pediatric Concussion Program) and the Airway Reconstruction Program. The hospital also makes it a priority to help its patients transition to adult care providers as they get older.

Separate Pediatric ICU Available: CHOP is home to three state-of-the-art ICUs—a 95-bed Newborn/Infant ICU, a Pediatric ICU and a specialized 26-bed Cardiac ICU.

2013/14 Awards: Among other honors, CHOP was named the best pediatric hospital in the nation by Parents magazine and was also given the No. 1 spot in the honor roll of top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

Upcoming Expansions Planned: Construction of the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care is currently underway as an expansion to CHOP’s main campus. The aim of the new building is to make visits easier on children and families, provide a comprehensive hub for medical services, attract more top physicians to CHOP, and become the health care destination of choice not only in the region but around the world. CHOP will also break ground this year on a facility dedicated to clinical research.

Ratio of Nurses to Patients: The ratio is 1:1 or 1:2 in high-acuity areas like the ICU. In units caring for less acutely ill patients, the ratio is never higher than 1:5.

Wellness Programs Offered: Among the many innovative programs available is the Healthy Weight Program, which tackles childhood obesity by providing guidance on healthy choices for diet and activity. For teenagers, programs such as the recent “I Know, You Should Too” social media campaign reinforce the importance of taking responsibility for sexual health.

Outpatient Care Offered: Children can access CHOP-quality care from their physicians at more than 50 locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The CHOP Care Network includes primary care practices, specialty care centers, outpatient surgery centers and affiliations with several community hospitals.

Did You Know? Last year, the CHOP team, led by oncologist and scientist John Maris, M.D., received a prestigious “Dream Team” grant, the first in pediatric cancer research. The well-known initiative “Stand Up To Cancer” provides these grants for research that shows the potential to result in new treatments and cures. The CHOP grant, also funded by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, provides $14.5 million over four years.

Number of On-Staff Physicians in the Following Specific Specialties:
Cancer: 47
Cardiology & Heart Surgery: 64
Diabetes & Endocrinology: 25
Gastroenterology: 36
Neonatology: 38
Nephrology: 12
Neurology & Neurosurgery: 39
Orthopedics: 34
Pulmonary Pediatric: 25
Urology: 8

Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper
1 Cooper Plaza, Camden
1 (800) 8-COOPER
CooperHealth.org

No. of Beds: Twenty on the seventh floor; 12 in the PIMU; 35 in the NICU; six in the PICU; and seven in the pediatric emergency department.

Specialty Services Offered: Adolescent medicine; allergy/immunology; anesthesiology; cardiology; critical care; dermatology; emergency medicine services; endocrinology; gastroenterology; general pediatrics; genetics; gynecology; hematology/oncology; infectious disease; neonatology; neurology and development; neurosurgery; orthopedics; otolaryngology; physical medicine and rehabilitation; physical therapy, speech and hearing services; psychiatry/psychology; pulmonology; radiology; surgery; plastic and reconstructive surgery services

Specialized Clinics and Programs Offered: Member of the Children’s Hospital Association; Level I Trauma Center; Level 3 NICU; Regional Cleft-Craniofacial Program; Cooper Learning Center; Mid-Atlantic NIDCAP Center; Safe Kids Southern New Jersey; Pediatric Concussion Program (ImPACT certified); Regional PKU Program; Tertiary Care Center; Newborn Screening & Metabolic Center; Child Evaluation Center

Neurological Care Programs Available: Epilepsy Program; developmental and behavioral pediatrics; Cooper Learning Center; Pediatric Concussion Program; physical medicine and rehabilitation

No. of Fellowship-trained Physicians: 49

Upcoming expansions planned: Cooper is currently renovating the pediatric inpatient units on the sixth and seventh floors of the Kelemen Building, as well as the outpatient office in Voorhees.

Patient education programs available: Cooper offers a number of workshops at the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill throughout the year and has a Wellness/Health Education Center there that is geared toward children. The hospital also hosts mother-daughter education programs. For parents and professionals, Cooper will hold “Facets of Dyslexia” in May, its first, to become annual, conference on learning disabilities.

Outpatient Care Offered: For general pediatrics, patients can visit five locations in South Jersey in Burlington, Voorhees, Camden and Washington Township.

Pediatric trauma center available: Yes, Level I, one of only three in New Jersey. Pediatric trauma surgeons are on call around the clock, 365 days a year.

Separate Pediatric Emergency Room Available: Yes, including a separate pediatric waiting room Visitors/Overnight Policy for Parents: Parents can have 24/7 visitation with their children on the pediatric floor and the NICU.

Did You Know? Cooper stands alone in South Jersey as the only state-designated children’s hospital, and is the only source for hospital-based pediatric surgery and pediatric radiology in the area. It also has the most hospital-based pediatric specialists in South Jersey and has a special Child Life program to help children adapt to inpatient care.

Number of On-Staff Physicians in the Following Specific Specialties:
Cancer: 1
Cardiology & Heart Surgery: 5
Diabetes & Endocrinology: 2
Gastroenterology: 2
Neonatology: 6
Nephrology: 0
Neurology & Neurosurgery: 7
Orthopedics: 1
Pulmonary Pediatric: 1
Urology: 0

Inspira Medical Center Vineland
1505 W. Sherman Ave., Vineland
(856) 641-8000
InspiraHealthNetwork.org

No. of Beds: Inspira has 14 inpatient pediatric beds and eight beds/bays in the dedicated pediatric emergency department.

Specialty Services Offered: Their programs include a dedicated pediatric ER, pediatric hospitalist program, intensive and intermediate care nurseries, pediatric cardiology, children’s rehab care and access to pediatric specialists from Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children.

No. of Fellowship-trained Physicians: Seven, including five neonatologists and two pediatricians

Hospital Affiliations/Partnerships: Inspira partners with Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children for pediatric services, and as part of the relationship Nemours Pediatric Partners at Inspira provides around-the-clock neonatal, pediatric and emergency care for children.

Pediatric/Teen Lounges Available: Yes, the pediatric inpatient unit offers patients and visitors a kid-friendly play room.

General Practice Affiliations: Inspira Medical Group has a premier network of primary care/family medicine, women’s health and specialty care workers serving Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.

2013/14 Awards: Inspira Vineland and its sister centers in Elmer and Bridgeton have been re-designated as Magnet facilities for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice by the American Nurses Credential Center’s Magnet Recognition Program. Inspira’s facilities were originally designated in 2008 and are currently three of only 24 hospitals in New Jersey that have been awarded Magnet recognition.

Ratio of Nurses to Patients: In the Deborah F. Sager Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, it’s 1:1 or 1:2, depending on acuity. In the pediatric unit, it’s 1:4.

Patient education programs available: Inspira offers a diabetes education program for children; an adolescent pregnancy prevention program that uses a long-term, holistic approach to empower youth, to help them develop personal goals and the desire for a productive future; bereavement support groups for children who have suffered the loss of a loved one; and regular Safe Sitter babysitting courses for area kids ages 11 and up.

Wellness Programs Offered: Inspira’s S.T.E.P.S. for Kids is a community-based childhood obesity program focused on family health improvement for children with a BMI over the 85th percentile for their age. Inspira’s Fitness Connection in Vineland offers specialized programs for children. These include a Physician Referred Exercise Program (PREP), which is designed to promote healthy and active lifestyles for kids ages 6-13, with input and guidance from their physician. There is also a Performance Improvement Training (PIT) program that can help children reach new heights and improve performance in all areas of life.

Outpatient Care Offered: Inspira offers a pediatric cardiology clinic, while the Kids Rehab Care provides physical, occupational and pediatric speech therapists that specialize in the treatment of infants and children of all ages with orthopedic, developmental and neurological diagnoses.

Separate Pediatric Emergency Room Available: Yes. The pediatric ER is a dedicated eight-bed unit that features specialized equipment and exam rooms, as well as a kid-friendly waiting area. Inspira emergency medicine physicians, specially trained nurses and pediatric hospitalists from the Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children work together to ensure excellent age-appropriate care.

Visitors/overnight policy for parents: Parents and guardians are encouraged to stay with their child 24 hours a day to provide emotional comfort and support. Inspira also provides a Ronald McDonald room for parents and families of NICU patients. To help parents prepare for when their infant is discharged, the NICU also features an overnight stay room.

Did You Know? Inspira Medical Group recently announced that Shaun G. Lencki, MD, has joined Peter S. Konchak, DO, at its Maternal and Fetal Medicine practice located within Inspira Medical Center Vineland to provide additional support to women in the area who are experiencing high risk pregnancy.

Number of On-Staff Physicians in the Following Specific Specialties:
Cancer: 15
Cardiology & Heart Surgery: 12
Diabetes & Endocrinology: 9
Gastroenterology: 0
Neonatology: 8
Nephrology: 12
Neurology & Neurosurgery: 26
Orthopedics: 15
Pulmonary Pediatric: 4
Urology: 28

Inspira Medical Center Woodbury
509 N. Broad St., Woodbury
(856) 845-0100
InspiraHealthNetwork.org

No. of Beds: 10

Specialty Services Offered: Inspira Woodbury has an in-house pediatric hospitalist available 24/7. There are also neonatologist rounds every day and whenever needed, as well as telephone collaboration with all pediatric specialties from Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children that is available around the clock.

Specialized Clinics and Programs Offered: Inspira Woodbury has a Children’s Behavioral Health Center that offers services similar to inpatient treatment but with less disruption to the lives of children and their families. Located in West Deptford, the program follows an acute short-term model of intensive treatment targeted for two to four weeks.

Separate Pediatric ICU Available: No

Hospital Affiliations/Partnerships: Inspira began partnering with Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children on July 1, 2013.

Pediatric/Teen Lounges Available: No

Ratio of Nurses to Patients: 1:4

Separate Pediatric Emergency Room: Yes

Visitors/Overnight Policy for Parents: Parents can stay with their children 24/7.

Did You Know? For pediatric patients who need more specialized care, Inspira provides critical care transport via ambulance or helicopter to Nemours/A.I. duPont in Delaware.

Number of On-Staff Physicians in the Following Specific Specialties:
Cancer: 6
Cardiology & Heart Surgery: 45
Diabetes & Endocrinology: 2
Gastroenterology: 10
Neonatology: 8
Nephrology: 8
Neurology & Neurosurgery: 7
Orthopedics: 15
Pulmonary Pediatric: 0
Urology: 16

Kennedy University Hospital-Washington Township
435 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road
Turnersville
(856) 582-2500
KennedyHealth.org

No. of Beds: Eight

Specialty Services Offered: The Kennedy staff can consult specialists in pediatric infectious disease, cardiology and ophthalmology, as well as general surgery, orthopedics and ear, nose and throat for older children.

Specialized Clinics and Programs Offered: Kennedy’s Sleep Center is a modern facility that offers a comfortable setting for children ages 6 and up and the most advanced technology available to diagnose sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia and other sleep disorders.

Neurological Care Programs Available: Kennedy refers pediatric patients to the Rothman Institute, Cooper University Hospital or the satellite location for St. Christopher’s located in Washington Township.

No. of Fellowship-trained Physicians: Four neonatologists

Separate Pediatric ICU Available: No

Hospital Affiliations/Partnerships: Kennedy is the core teaching affiliate of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Ratio of Nurses to Patients: 1:4

Education Programs Offered: Kennedy has a general TV education program for children and various workshops throughout the year geared toward women, teenagers and young kids. For kids ages 11 and older, a babysitting certification class is offered to teach the responsibilities of babysitting.

Separate Pediatric Emergency Room: Although not separate from adult space, there are four dedicated beds. Kennedy also has dedicated pediatricians on staff in the Washington Township ER around the clock.

Visitors/Overnight Policy for Parents: Parents have 24/7 visitation privileges.

Did You Know? Emergency Department pediatricians provide inpatient care, meaning care is seamless from the Emergency Department to the Pediatric Unit.

Number of On-Staff Physicians in the Following Specific Specialties:
Cancer: 13
Cardiology & Heart Surgery: 67
Diabetes & Endocrinology: 6
Gastroenterology: 33
Neonatology: 5
Nephrology: 34
Neurology & Neurosurgery: 45
Orthopedics: 49
Pulmonary Pediatric: 1
Urology: 8

Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, Del.
(302) 651-4000
Nemours.org

No. of Beds: 200

Specialty Services Offered: There are more than 100 services available in a wide variety of specialties, including ADHD, adolescent medicine, asthma, behavioral health, congenital heart defects, Down syndrome, hearing loss, leukemia, orthopedics, pediatric surgery, spinal dysfunction and sports medicine.

Specialized Clinics Offered: The specialized clinics include Sleep Medicine, Day Medicine, Center for Sports Medicine, Nemours Cardiac Center, Spine and Scoliosis Center, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Cerebral Palsy Clinic and Spina Bifida Program. No. of Fellowship-trained Physicians: 375

Separate Pediatric ICU Available: Yes, the Nemours PICU provides diagnosis, treatment, advanced life support and monitoring for critically ill children with diverse medical and surgical problems. Hospital Affiliations/Partnerships: Nemours partners with hospitals throughout the region to provide around-the-clock pediatric care. These include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center and Inspira Vineland.

Pediatric/Teen Lounges Available: The Child Life Program helps patients and their families cope with their diagnosis and hospitalization through play, preparation, education and self-expression. Nemours also has a Child Life Activity Center, a safe place away from medical exams and equipment where kids can escape with normal play activities.

2013/14 awards: Nemours was given a 2013 Beacon of Excellence Award by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The award honors top-performing facilities that maintain a high quality of physician engagement. The hospital also ranked fourth in the American Society for Training and Development’s 2013 BEST Awards program for outstanding practice in education.

Ratio of Nurses to Patients: 3.5:1

Wellness programs offered: Preventing childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating and physical activity is a priority at Nemours, which has a 5-2-1-Almost None campaign. This program promotes eating five servings of fruits or vegetables, limiting screen time to two hours or less, getting at least one hour of physical activity and consuming almost no sugar-sweetened beverages each day.

Pediatric Trauma Center Available: Yes. Nemours was approved as a Level I trauma center in February.

Visitors/Overnight Policy for Parents: Parents and other designated partners-in-care are allowed to stay with their child 24/7.

Did You Know? Nemours opened a new practice in Voorhees last year. While it has operated a satellite office in Voorhees for more than a decade, this new location expands the services available to South Jersey families to include outpatient therapy services, medical imaging and additional pediatric specialty services like developmental pediatrics, audiology and ear, nose and throat.

Number of On-Staff Physicians in the Following Specific Specialties:
Cancer: 19
Cardiology & Heart Surgery: 11
Diabetes & Endocrinology: 6
Gastroenterology: 10
Neonatology: 9
Nephrology: 10
Neurology & Neurosurgery: 13
Orthopedics: 15
Pulmonary Pediatric: 11
Urology: 4

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
3601 A St.
Philadelphia
(215) 427-5000
StChristophersHospital.com

No. of Beds: 189

Specialty Services Offered: St. Christopher’s has 45 specialty services offered, including cardiology, infectious diseases, oncology, orthopedics and transplant services.

Specialized Clinics and Programs Offered: The wide variety of programs includes the Burn Center for Children—the only dedicated pediatric burn facility in the area—and the Sleep Center for Children.

Neurological Care Programs Available: The Section of Neurology provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic programs for acute and chronic disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems. The conditions treated include arachnoid cysts in the brain and spine, brain and spinal cord tumors, concussions, fetal and neonatal disorders, fractures of the skull and spine, seizures and epilepsy, spina bifida and more.

Separate Pediatric ICU Available: St. Christopher’s has a Level IV C Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, a Surgical Care Unit and an ICU.

Hospital Affiliations/Partnerships: Drexel University College of Medicine; Temple University School of Medicine; St. Luke’s University Health Network, Bethlehem, Pa.; Reading Hospital, Reading, Pa.; St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, Pa.; Capital Health, Trenton.

2013/14 Awards: St. Christopher’s was ranked in two specialties, neonatology and orthopedics, in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Children’s Hospitals. Also, for the second straight year, it was the only pediatric hospital in Pennsylvania to be recognized as a top performer on Key Quality Measures in the treatment of children’s asthma by The Joint Commission.

Ratio of Nurses to Patients: For critical care, it’s generally 1:1 or 1:2; otherwise it’s 2:5.

Patient Education Programs Available: St. Christopher’s provides burn education to patients and has various support groups, including immunology, endocrinology, oncology, bereavement and NICU. The Child Life department works with families to meet the psychosocial needs of hospitalized children.

Outpatient Care Offered: The hospital has four general pediatric offices, six specialty care centers (including one in Washington Township), an outpatient speech, occupational and physical therapy center, a sports therapy and rehab center for young athletes, and two urgent care centers.

Pediatric Trauma Center Available: Yes, St. Christopher’s is a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.

Visitors/Overnight Policy for Parents: Parents and guardians have 24-hour access to their children.

Did You Know? St. Christopher’s is the home of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, which was founded by its Pediatrician in Chief, David J. Schonfeld, MD, in 2005. Its mission is to help schools respond to crisis events and help children, families and communities deal with issues related to crisis and bereavement.

Number of On-Staff Physicians in the Following Specific Specialties:
Cancer: 4
Cardiology & Heart Surgery: 15
Diabetes & Endocrinology: 5
Gastroenterology: 6
Neonatology: 26
Nephrology: 3
Neurology & Neurosurgery: 13
Orthopedics: 7
Pulmonary Pediatric: 6
Urology: 1

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
111 S. 11th St.
Philadelphia
(215) 955-6000
JeffersonHospital.org

No. of Beds: Forty in the NICU, 13 on the pediatrics floor and 20 in the well nursery

Specialty Services Offered: Jefferson specialists treat patients in more than 200 departments, including allergy, asthma, endocrinology and gastrointestinal services for both neonates and general pediatric patients, urology, pulmonology, general surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, hepatology, rehabilitation, concussion, ENT, second opinion clinic, high risk follow-up and learning disorders.

Specialized Clinics Offered: Jefferson started in 2007 a special program to give health screenings to refugees, including many children, who arrive in the U.S. from countries such as Iraq, Liberia and Vietnam.

Neurological Care Programs Available: The Comprehensive Concussion Center is a collaboration of Jefferson’s top neurologists, sports medicine experts from the Rothman Institute and vision specialists from Wills Eye Hospital. There is also a general pediatric neurology program and a diagnostic psychology service.

No. of Fellowship-trained Physicians: More than 200 separate pediatric icu available: No

Hospital Affiliations/Partnerships: Jefferson is aligned with Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children and Main Line Health.

Pediatric/teen lounges available: Yes

General Practice Affiliations: Jefferson has affiliations with South Philadelphia Pediatrics, Chinatown Pediatrics and Society Hill Pediatrics.

Ratio of Nurses to Patients: From 1:1 to 1:5, depending on the acuity of the patient

Education Programs Offered: Jefferson holds several “Pediatricians Nights” throughout the year for parents to learn practical tips about caring for their children. They also have a weekly breast feeding discussion group.

Outpatient Care Offered for Children: More than 44,000 visits a year are reported to primary care and specialty services.

Visitors/Overnight Policy for Parents: There is 24/7 visitation allowed under certain circumstances.

Did You Know? Jefferson’s Family Medicine Center is located in a renovated, modern office in a historic Center City building just a block away from the main hospital entrance. It includes 39 exam rooms, two labs and treatment and procedure rooms.

Number of On-Staff Physicians in the Following Specific Specialties:
Cancer: 2
Cardiology & Heart Surgery: 4
Diabetes & Endocrinology: 2
Gastroenterology: 3
Neonatology: 10
Nephrology: 2
Neurology & Neurosurgery: 4
Orthopedics: 2
Pulmonary Pediatric: 2
Urology: 2

Virtua
100 Bowman Drive
Voorhees
(856) 641-8000
Virtua.org

No. of Beds: Sixteen general pediatric and six pediatric intensive care beds at the Voorhees campus, plus six inpatient beds and separate pediatric emergency department beds at the Memorial Hospital campus. The state-of-the-art Virtua Memorial Pediatric Pavilion also opened last year.

Specialty Services Offered: The Pediatric Sleep Center in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP); Pediatric Outpatient Imaging and Sedation in partnership with CHOP; CHOP cardiology; CHOP endocrinology; pediatric anesthesiology; CHOP radiology for all inpatient, emergency and outpatient pediatrics; Virtua Health and Wellness Center with CHOP specialty physicians on the Voorhees campus.

Specialized clinics and programs offered: Children and Adolescent Behavioral Health Program (CASTLE); lactation consultation; neonatal intensive care; nutrition and diabetes; early intervention; child life specialist

Neurological Care Programs Available: CHOP Neurology/Telemedicine consults and a concussion management program are available.

Separate Pediatric ICU Available: Yes, six beds on the Voorhees campus

Pediatric/Teen Lounges Available: Yes, one pediatric play room and one teen lounge

General Practice Affiliations: Virtua has a strong partnership with community pediatricians and multiple family practice sites. Other affiliations include urology, orthopedics, gastroenterology, ear, nose and throat, allergy, endocrinology and cardiology.

Upcoming Expansions Planned: Expanded telemedicine with CHOP and expanded specialty services

Ratio of Nurses to Patients: 1:2 in the pediatric ICU; 1:4/1:5 in general pediatric. Sixty-six percent of pediatric/PICU registered nurses hold national certification in pediatric care.

Wellness Programs Available: Pediatric and adolescent nutrition counseling; Get Fit for Kids; kids kickboxing; water aerobics; yoga dance party for kids; fitness youth programs; teen diabetes support;

Sibling class: Make Way for Baby.

Home Care Offered: Postpartum and newborn care is available.

Visitors/Overnight Policy for Parents: There is a 24-hour policy for parents or guardian.

Did You Know? Virtua Voorhees has a 42-bed, all-private room, Level III Neonatal ICU and a Pediatric ICU, while Virtua Memorial offers a brand-new, 12-bed Intermediate Care Neonatal Nursery. Both units are staffed with a CHOP neonatologist.

Number of On-Staff Physicians in the Following Specific Specialties:
Cancer: 0
Cardiology & Heart Surgery: 8
Diabetes & Endocrinology: 1
Gastroenterology: 2
Neonatology: 11
Nephrology: 0
Neurology & Neurosurgery: 4
Orthopedics: 5
Pulmonary Pediatric: 3
Urology: 4

Top Children’s Physicians: Peer-to-Peer
List originally published in South Jersey Magazine

GENERAL PEDIATRICS

Dr. Emmanuel F. Ashong
Camden
(856) 757-3700

Dr. Penny M. Chong
Pennsauken
(856) 330-6300

Dr. April Douglass-Bright
Burlington: (609) 239-0306
Camden: (856) 342-2001
Sewell: (856) 270-4050

Dr. Allison S. Fanelli
Marlton
(856) 988-9101

Dr. Gerald M. Fendrick
Pennsauken
(856) 330-6300

Dr. Susan Friedler
Burlington: (609) 239-0306
Camden: (856) 342-2001
Voorhees: (856) 751-9339

Dr. John S. Hickey Jr.
Burlington
(609) 877-1500

Dr. Scott Kiehlmeier
Voorhees
(856) 751-9339

Dr. Nicole Leopardi
Camden: (856) 342-2001
Sewell: (856) 270-4050

Dr. Jennifer L. McHugh
Cherry Hill
(856) 428-5020

Dr. Louis P. Melchiorre
Camden
(856) 757-3700

Dr. Aubri Milano
Camden: (856) 342-2001
Sewell: (856) 270-4050

Dr. Velmina S. Rivera
Marlton: (856) 596-3434
Washington Township: (856) 227-5437
Hammonton: (609) 704-8848

Dr. Florence E. Rosen
Cherry Hill
(856) 428-5020

Dr. Edward Rosof
Marlton: (856) 596-3434
Washington Township: (856) 227-5437
Hammonton: (609) 704-8848

Dr. Stephanie N. Schlitt
Haddon Heights: (856) 547-7300
Mullica Hill: (856) 294-5600

Dr. William G. Sharrar
Camden: (856) 342-2001
Voorhees: (856) 751-9339

PEDIATRIC ADOLESCENT MEDICINE

Dr. Lori Beth Feldman-Winter
Camden: (856) 342-2001
Voorhees: (856) 751-9339

PEDIATRIC ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

Dr. Joel Fiedler
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. Eugene A. Gatti
Marlton
(856) 988-0570

Dr. Eric Glasofer
Pennsauken
(856) 330-6300

Dr. Maria Lania-Howarth
Sewell: (856) 270-4050
Voorhees: (856) 751-9339

Dr. Rushani Saltzman
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

 

PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT GYNECOLOGY

Dr. Susan I. Kaufman
Cherry Hill
(856) 424-8091

Dr. Saifuddin Mama
Marlton: (856) 983-5691
Camden: (856) 342-2186

PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIOLOGY

Dr. Bharathi Gourkanti
Camden
(856) 342-2425

Dr. Bharati Mithani
Camden
(856) 342-2425

Dr. Erin Pukenas
Camden
(856) 342-2425

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

Dr. Terry Anderson
Voorhees
(856) 783-0287

Dr. Hema P. Bhargava
Voorhees
(856) 783-0287

Dr. Aaron T. Dorfman
Voorhees
(856) 783-0287

Dr. Samuel S. Gidding
Voorhees
(856) 309-8508

Dr. Hae-Rhi Lee
Voorhees
(856) 783-0287

Dr. Katharine T. Levinson
Voorhees
(856) 783-0287

Dr. Steven B. Ritz
Voorhees (856) 309-8508

Dr. Guillermo (Bill) Sanchez
Voorhees
(856) 783-0287

Dr. Paul M. Weinberg
Voorhees
(856) 783-0287

PEDIATRIC CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

Dr. Caroline Eggerding
Camden/Voorhees
(856) 342-2257

 

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY

Dr. Leslie Castelo-Soccio
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. Analisa Halpern
Camden: (856) 342-2439
Marlton: (856) 596-0111

Dr. Warren R. Heymann
Camden: (856) 342-2439
Marlton: (856) 596-0111

Dr. Peter Koblenzer
Moorestown
(856) 235-1178

Dr. Steven M. Manders
Camden: (856) 342-2001
Marlton: (856) 596-0111

Dr. Patrick J. McMahon
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. Jonathan Winter
Sewell
(856) 589-3331

PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY

Dr. Andrew C. Calabria
Mays Landing
(609) 677-7895

Dr. Mary E. Patterson
Camden/Moorestown
(856) 968-8898

Dr. Ernest Post
Camden
(856) 968-8898

Dr. Wilma C. Rossi
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY

Dr. Andrew B. Grossman
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. Kimberly Isola
Camden: (856) 342-2001
Voorhees: (856) 751-9339

Dr. Petar Mamula
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. Maria Mascarenhas
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. Raman Sreedharan
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. Ritu Verma
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY-ONCOLOGY

Dr. Rafat Ahmed
Camden
(856) 342-2748

Dr. Nicholas Evageliou
Voorhees
(856) 435-7502

PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY; GENERAL

Dr. Thornton B. Alexander Mason
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. Amir Pshytycky
Camden: (856) 342-2001
Voorhees: (856) 751-9339

Dr. Katherine S. Taub
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY

Dr. Gil Binenbaum
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. Stefanie Davidson
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. William R. Katowitz
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. Graham E. Quinn
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. Bruce Schnall
Camden: (856) 342-7200
Voorhees: (856) 772-9090

Dr. Barry Wasserman
Camden
(856) 342-7200

PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Dr. Naomi J. Brown
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. Robert Carrigan
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. David H. Clements
Camden: (856) 342-3321
Cherry Hill: (856) 547-0201

Dr. David A. Fuller
Camden: (856) 342-3159
Voorhees: (856) 325-6677

Dr. Theodore J. Ganley
Voorhees
(800) 879-2467

Dr. Arlene M. Goodman
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. B. David Horn
Voorhees
(800) 879-2467

Dr. Richard D. Lackman
Camden
(856) 361-1754

Dr. Bong S. Lee Voorhees (856) 435-1300

Dr. Mark A. Pollard
Voorhees
(856) 325-6677

Dr. Wudbhav N. Sankar
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. Lawrence Wells
Voorhees
(800) 879-2467

Dr. Jennifer Winnell
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

PEDIATRIC OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Dr. Nadir Ahmad
Camden: (856) 342-3113
Voorhees: (856) 325-6516

Dr. Brian P. Dunham
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. Jagdeep Hundal
Camden: (856) 968-8695
Voorhees: (856) 325-6516
Sewell: (856) 342-3113

Dr. Ian N. Jacobs Voorhees (856) 435-1300

Dr. Ken Kazahaya
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. Scott R. Schaffer
Marlton
(856) 435-9100

Dr. Karen B. Zur
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

PEDIATRIC PLASTIC SURGERY

Dr. Scott Bartlett
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. A. Leilani Fahey
Camden
(856) 342-3113

Dr. Oksana A. Jackson
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Dr. Martha Matthews
Camden
(856) 342-3113

Dr. Evan S. Sorokin
Cherry Hill
(856) 797-0202

PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY

Dr. Lee J. Brooks
Voorhees
(856) 772-0348

Dr. Oscar Henry Mayer
Voorhees
(856) 772-0348

Dr. Caitlin Papastamelos
Marlton
(856) 489-4520

PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY

Dr. Emily D. Scattergood
Camden/Cherry Hill/Voorhees
(856) 499-8779

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST; ABUSED CHILDREN

Dr. Martin A. Finkel
Stratford
(856) 566-7036

Dr. Marita Lind
Stratford
(856) 566-7036

Dr. Kathryn McCans
Stratford
(856) 566-7036

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST; CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY

Dr. Consuelo Cagande
Camden
(856) 342-2328

Dr. Rama R. Gogineni
Camden
(856) 342-2328

Dr. Basant Pradhan
Camden
(856) 342-2328

Dr. Andres Pumariega
Camden
(856) 342-2328

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST; CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MEDICINE

Dr. Robert Theodore Brown
Camden: (856) 342-2001
Voorhees: (856) 751-9339

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST; NEONATAL-PERINATAL MEDICINE

Dr. Vishwanath Bhat
Camden
(856) 342-2001

Dr. Erik Brandsma
Camden
(856) 342-2229

Dr. Margaret Fernandes
Camden
(856) 757-3988

Dr. Alla Kushnir
Camden
(856) 342-2229

Dr. Judy Saslow
Camden
(856) 342-2229

Dr. Gary Stahl
Camden
(856) 342-2229

PEDIATRIC SURGERY

Dr. Joy L. Collins
Voorhees
(856) 964-8219

Dr. Edward Doolin
Voorhees
(856) 964-8219

Dr. Harsh Grewal
Camden/Voorhees
(856) 342-3250

Dr. Michael B. Marchildon
Voorhees: (856) 751-9339
Sewell: (856) 342-3250
Camden: (856) 342-3113

PEDIATRIC UROLOGY

Dr. Thomas F. Kolon
Voorhees
(856) 435-1300

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 1 (March, 2014).
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