Human care for your little humans

When your child is sick or injured… When the illness you thought was urgent suddenly turns emergent… When your newborn needs specialized attention…you want the best care you can get, as close to home as possible. Board-certified pediatricians, pediatric hospitalists, pediatric specialists, neonatologists and advanced practice providers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) work alongside staff at Main Line Health hospitals to provide exceptional care to infants, children and teens in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.

Care is provided as part of an ongoing affiliation between CHOP and Main Line Health drawing the best from both groups of clinicians – world-class pediatric experts from CHOP and dedicated, local staff who have built long-term relationships with families.

The affiliation between CHOP and Main Line Health brings the best of academic medicine – cutting-edge research, standardized clinical pathways that ensure consistency of care, and innovative quality improvement projects – close to home for families in the Philadelphia suburbs. Together, we elevate the care your child has access to, leading to improved outcomes and a better quality of life for your family.

Pediatric emergency program at Bryn Mawr Hospital 

We understand that emergency treatment and admission to the hospital can be frightening for children and parents. When your child needs to go to the Emergency Department (ED), you want to know they’ll receive outstanding, timely care delivered by a skilled clinical team. CHOP providers are available 24/7 in the Bryn Mawr Hospital ED to provide consultation, and are the primary attending physicians in the ED for pediatric patients. Our pediatric emergency program features:

  • Pediatric surgical specialists available for consultation and surgery 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Pediatric treatment area and waiting room with child-sized furniture and interactive toys
  • Emergency transport when advanced pediatric hospital services are needed

Because caring for children is vastly different than caring for adults, our team of pediatricians, pediatric emergency physicians, pediatric pharmacists and pediatric radiologists offer specialized procedures just for kids, such as lower-dose X-rays and appropriate medicine dosages, based on age and weight.

Learn more about our pediatric emergency department

The pediatric unit at Bryn Mawr Hospital

To care for your child 24 hours a day, seven days a week is a team of board-certified pediatricians from CHOP working with our pediatric advanced life support-trained pediatric nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physical, speech and occupational therapists and social workers—providing outstanding care specially tailored to the unique medical and emotional needs of children.
Our pediatric unit with 14 private beds includes:

  • A separate treatment room for medical procedures – So your child’s own room remains a place to relax and be comfortable
  • 24-hour visitation for parents – So you never have to leave your child’s side
  • Playroom – A room full of toys and a place for your child to be a kid again
  • Xboxes and flat-screen TVs in every room – So kids and families can enjoy games and movies
  • Art, music, and pet therapy – Innovative approaches to health and healing for our young patients

When you wish to remain overnight and near your child, you’ll find sleep chairs in every room. There is also a family lounge area with television and sofas where you can relax outside your child’s room. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Caring for our most precious babies

Whether your baby has been born prematurely or at full term but needing intensive care, it is important for you to know that most problems are temporary and correctable. What your baby needs is time—time for the premature newborn to mature and time for the high-risk newborn to overcome severe illness. For both, all Main Line Health's neonatal intensive care units (NICU) are staffed by neonatology specialists from CHOP. CHOP neonatology specialists work in our neonatal intensive care units (NICU), providing 24/7 highly skilled critical care for newborns and babies.

Learn more about neonatology at Main Line Health

Main Line Health serves patients at hospitals and health centers throughout the western suburbs of Philadelphia. To schedule an appointment with a specialist at Main Line Health, call 1.866.CALL.MLH (225.5654) or use our secure online appointment request form.