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Caring for children

Lancaster General Health is dedicated to providing world-class care for infants and children throughout our community. Our pediatric services include:


A world renowned partner: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

To better serve the needs of young patients and families, we have partnered with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a leader in pediatric patient care and research. CHOP continually earns a place on the U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll of the nation's best children's hospitals.

CHOP pediatric hospitalists and cardiologists provide inpatient care in Lancaster General Hospital’s Pediatric Unit and Emergency Department. CHOP pediatric cardiologists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists and neurologists offer outpatient specialty care at our Suburban Pavilion, allowing more children to receive world class care close to home.

CHOP pediatric hospitalists, or pediatricians specializing in hospital care, are available at Lancaster General Hospital 24/7 to: Our hospitalists collaborate with each child’s pediatrician or family physician to provide the highest level of medical care. Hospitalists are able to quickly identify any changes in their patient’s condition, make timely adjustments to their treatment plan and arrange for pediatric specialists and support services as needed. Patients who need to travel to CHOP for services, can find visitor information here.

A family-friendly environment

Our Pediatric Unit is cheerful and kid-friendly, with brightly colored artwork, family-friendly décor, and a staff specially trained in caring for children, providing a comforting, healing atmosphere for the whole family. Free movies can be ordered from your television. Toys and books are available to help ease your child’s anxiety and make his or her stay more pleasant. Even our meal service is kid-friendly, with a host who personally visits each child to take food orders.

Visitation for parents is unlimited and each room includes accommodations for one parent to spend the night. We also understand that sometimes other obligations make an overnight stay impossible. Not to worry—you can rest assured knowing our caring staff is here to care for your child’s every need.

Our pediatric nursing staff is specially trained in pediatric advanced life support and trauma care. Equally important: our nurses understand how to ease a child’s fears by explaining procedures in a simple way, and by giving a hug or caring hand to hold. Lancaster General Hospital has been designated as a Magnet Hospital since 2002, in recognition for excellence in nursing care. Magnet status is the highest honor bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is earned by less than 1 percent of the nation’s hospitals.


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