WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital Pediatrics

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For over 125 years, WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital has served as Franklin County’s cornerstone for providing compassionate and high-quality health care for all. Today, just like when we started, our team of caring clinical experts have a shared goal and commitment of providing exceptional health care to our friends and neighbors. This commitment extends to ensuring the highest quality care and timely support for our most vulnerable children:

  • Our continuum of pediatric care extends throughout our communities in Franklin County to ensure quality and timely care for children in an outpatient setting – including multiple WellSpan family medicine practices and urgent care locations, as well as through pediatric locations as part of our network of care.
    • Family practice locations in Franklin County
    • Urgent care locations in Franklin County
    • Pediatric providers in Franklin County
  • Through our Dr. Roy A. Himelfarb Surgery Center in Chambersburg, a state-of-the-art, multi-specialty center and ranked one of the best ambulatory surgery centers in Pennsylvania, children receive surgical care for a variety of care needs, including Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), orthopedics, and surgery.
  • Offering multiple levels of pediatric care at the hospital, including:
    • Inpatient services
      • We admit pediatric patients to the WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital inpatient pediatric unit under the attending surgeon's care.
    • Emergency services
      • WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital physicians treat and monitor lower acuity pediatric illness in the emergency department, such as dehydration, acute asthma exacerbations, broken bones, and croup.
      • For children who are more seriously ill or injured, after they are assessed and treated by WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital physicians, they may need to be transferred to another facility that can provide a higher level of specialized care.
      • Additional pediatric support is provided by our WellSpan York Hospital pediatric hospitalist group – a dedicated group of physicians and advanced practice providers trained to treat pediatric patients – via virtual health consultation.
    • Newborn services
      • Level II NICU services which provide a high level of care for mothers and newborns – and a facility fully equipped and prepared to deliver babies as early as 32 weeks and treat mothers with unexpected medical complications. Depending on their specific care needs, newborns in the NICU can be cared for through their first 90 days of life. Only when these pediatric patients require a higher level of care may a transfer to another facility be required.
      • Newborn nursery coverage is provided by WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital Neonatology for newborns who are not yet assigned a pediatrician.
  • Additional pediatric services in the community include:
    • Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine
    • Pediatric Neurology
    • Cardiology
      • Diagnostic testing including pediatric echocardiograms
    • Laboratory Services
    • Imaging Services
    • Rehabilitation Services
      • PT, OT, and Speech for pediatrics, including services specializing in concussion therapy.