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Inpatient Care

CHOP Care Network at Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health

When your child needs an inpatient hospital stay, our Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) affiliated program offers exceptional care in the convenient and family-oriented pediatric unit at Abington Hospital.

Our pediatric unit is specially designed and staffed to make your child’s hospital stay positive and comfortable with healthcare providers dedicated to the care of children. Parents are encouraged to stay overnight.


Patients are cared for by:

  • CHOP hospitalists – doctors board-certified in the hospital care of children, who:
    • Provide 24-hour care in Abington Hospital pediatric unit
    • Are on staff at CHOP and serve as faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    • Are in-house 18 hours each day and on call the remainder of the day for consultation when children requiring hospitalization are brought to Abington Hospital Emergency Trauma Center
    • Are available for phone consultation to all pediatric patients brought to the Emergency Department at Abington – Lansdale Hospital
  • Certified pediatric nurses (CPN) with extensive pediatric experience and advanced certification including pediatric advanced life support and trauma certifications
  • Pediatric specialists  
    • consultations from CHOP specialists in cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, located in Abington Hospital
    • Abington specialists with pediatric expertise provide consultations

Your child and family receive caring attention:


  • 15 beds for inpatients, most in private rooms with a child-friendly atmosphere
  • Room service for patient meals
  • Separate treatment room for procedures to maintain a safe environment in patient's rooms
  • Parents staying overnight receive sleeping accommodations 
  • 24/7 parent and grandparent visitation
  • Open visitation guidelines for all visitors
  • Playroom filled with toys, books and movies

Primary care doctors or other providers are kept informed about patient progress and receive timely discharge summaries.

Transport service available between Abington – Lansdale Hospital and Abington Hospital and Abington Hospital and CHOP for children needing transfer.

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CHOP Partnership

For information about the CHOP Specialty Care Center at Abington Hospital, call 215-885-2790.