As a parent, when something is wrong with your children, you will do anything and everything to make them better and fast. A few years ago, my daughter was complaining of awful stomach pain. It turns out she had an appendicitis. I was a wreck. My little girl was hurting; she was going into emergency surgery, and I felt helpless. The surgery was quick and she was safe. We came home and then a few days later, I got a phone call that made the surgery seem like a day in the park. There was a mass on my daughter’s appendix and it was malignant.
After 2 agonizing weeks, and 2 follow ups, we saw an oncologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) who told me that my daughter was completely fine and there was nothing to worry about. I was so thankful to have CHOP close by my house. It is a hospital that is at the top of the list for the best children’s doctors, specialists and hospitals. Those moments forever ingrained in me that I will find the very best care for my kids.
5 years ago, CHOP joined with Virtua to provide the quality care for kids in South Jersey. Whether your child is sick or hurt, you can rest assured that world-class care is in in the neighborhood. Virtua has been taking care of moms, newborns and children for decades. With CHOP joining the team, parents have convenient access to world-class pediatric care and if more complex issues arise, you have easier access to CHOP in Philadelphia.
Why should you think of Chop at Virtua for pediatric care in the future? The services at CHOP at Virtua include emergency care, in-hospital care, intensive care for newborns and kids, sleep medicine, imaging/radiology including sedation when needed. There are CHOP doctors to interpret diagnostic test in cardiology, neurology and radiology, provide teleneurology support in Virtua’s emergency departments and CHOP’s Specialty Care Center is located at the Virtua Voorhees Health and Wellness Center.