Nemours duPont Pediatrics
Nemours CareConnect at Jennersville Hospital
It’s the middle of the night and you’ve just made the decision that your child needs medical attention that can’t wait until morning. Where do you go? Do you make the stressful and rushed trip to Wilmington while trying to comfort your crying child? Or, do you opt to go to the closest ER? It’s a dilemma that many moms and dads have struggled with no matter the time of day.
For parents, and even grandparents, living in southern Chester County, this decision is now an easy one since the forming of what’s being dubbed the dynamic duo – Jennersville Hospital’s ER and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital of Children.
These two popular healthcare facilities have teamed up to provide families in our community virtual access to the pediatric specialists from one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation* right in West Grove! Called Nemours CareConnect, this service benefits your child because it means that he or she quickly gets care by a team of doctors and nurses who are just a short drive away.
How Nemours CareConnect Works
Directly from our Emergency Room, the physicians at Jennersville Hospital can immediately call upon the specialists at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, when needed, to assist with the care of your sick or injured infant, child or adolescent. Nemours CareConnect uses today’s virtual technology which even allows Nemours physicians to remotely examine your child.
Should hospitalization at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children be needed, you are assured of a smooth transition of care for your child. It’s comforting to know that the physicians and staff there are fully abreast of your child’s medical condition which helps to avoid any unnecessary delays. But that’s not all. A team of Nemours staff is dispatched to our Emergency Department to ensure safe transportation of your child to its Wilmington facility.
When a Nemours CareConnect Consultation is Needed
The Jennersville Hospital Emergency Department, like most community-based facilities, is staffed with a medical team that is experienced at treating the common emergencies children face. Moreover, the board-certified physicians and their support team have received extra training so they’re equipped to care for even the youngest of patients. Upon assessing your child’s medical needs, the provider caring for your child will determine if consultation with a pediatric specialist through Nemours CareConnect is needed.
When a consultation is needed, the provider will seek your permission before initiating the virtual consultation. Parents can even talk directly with the Nemours physician to add an extra level of comfort about the treatment that is recommended.
When life’s medical emergencies arise, parents can feel confident turning to Jennersville Hospital.
Learn more about Jennersville Hospital Emergency Services
*Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is ranked among the nation’s top 50 children’s hospital by U.S. News and World Report in all 10 pediatric specialties surveyed. It is one of only 20 hospital nationwide to earn this distinction