Pediatrics

Through our Della Penna Pediatrics, we offer care and services for the youngest members of our community through pediatric outreach, emergency and urgent care, outpatient specialty care, and services delivered in the hospital setting. Like similar hospitals, we have observed the overall decrease in demand for inpatient pediatric care at Doylestown Hospital. Consequently, our inpatient, six-bed pediatric unit will close effective September 30, 2022.  

Consistent with our mission, Della Penna Pediatrics along with the VIA Maternity Center will continue to offer maternity care, labor and delivery, neonatology and perinatology services, and the same broad capabilities in pediatric diagnostic testing as well as acute pediatric care through our Emergency Department at Doylestown Hospital and Urgent Care on Swamp Road.  

Our Della Penna Pediatric program will also continue to deliver pediatric services in the community through partnerships with local school districts and youth organizations reaching thousands of children and parents in the community annually.

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Health Information

Conditions Diagnosed and Treated

We work closely with your child and you to develop the best possible treatment plan based on specific goals designed to improve your child's health and wellbeing.

  • Allergy
  • Appendicitis
  • Asthma
  • Back Injuries
  • Bronchitis
  • Cellulitis
  • Concussion
  • Constipation
  • Croup
  • Dehydration
  • Ear infection
  • Failure to thrive
  • Fever
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Head injuries
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Kidney infections
  • Meningitis
  • Nosebleeds
  • Overdoses and poisoning
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory conditions
  • RSV
  • Skin conditions
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach pains
  • Surgical conditions (minor)
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torsion of testicle
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting
  • Other conditions

Pediatric Tests and Procedures

Our experienced clinicians may prescribe various tests and procedures based on your child's symptoms or diagnosis. Research shows that high-quality screening, accurate diagnosis, and sequencing of treatment lead to better patient outcomes. We offer children and families leading local resources for advanced imaging and diagnostic services including lab work/blood draws, X-ray, low-dose CT scans, and 3T MRI.

The following are pediatric tests, procedures, or services your child may need to evaluate or establish a diagnosis:

  • Bladder catheterization
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) for cardio diagnosis
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) for brain activity
  • Glucose monitoring
  • Intravenous procedures (ex. IV antibiotics, IV therapies)
  • Laboratory work (ex. blood draws)
  • Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
  • Medical imaging (radiology/X-ray, MRI, CT scan)
  • Respiratory services

Doylestown Health Pediatric Care Options

Maternity Care

Our VIA Maternity Center is highly respected in the community and we feel honored to play a role in bringing approximately 1,300 babies into the world every year. Our expert team provides services from pregnancy through birth and postpartum for mothers and newborns in a family-centered approach.

Emergency and Trauma Care

Your child can come to us through Emergency Services at the hospital, which sees up to 8,000 pediatric visits annually.

Urgent Care

Staffed by Doylestown Health physicians and nurses, our Urgent Care is available when you need it; just walk right in. You can also call ahead for a visit or request an appointment online. Our experts are here to help – fast.

Outpatient Pediatric Surgery

We still provide outpatient surgical services for pediatric patients ranging from outpatient procedures such as ear tube insertion (myringotomy surgery) to tonsillectomy to hernia procedures. Our surgical team, comprised of surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses, are specially trained to meet the surgical needs and concerns of children. To ensure faster healing, less pain, and less scarring, surgeons are skilled in performing minimally invasive surgery to allow for a quicker recovery.

Pediatric Practices

We have a variety of excellent outpatient pediatric providers on our medical staff in the Bucks and Montgomery County community.

Childcare

Our Children's Village provides loving, nurturing care, guidance, and a rewarding educational experience to babies, toddlers, and young children throughout our community. Children's Village serves as an extended family. We take great pride in caring for your precious child and we are open to the community.

Parenting Classes

We offer the flexibility of registering for parenting classes, attending workshops, or participating in events at the hospital or in the Doylestown community. Our classes include childbirth refresher, BabyWell, sibling education, grandparenting, babysitting workshop, and Namaste baby mother-infant yoga workshop.

Health Information

We work closely with your child and you to develop the best possible treatment plan based on specific goals designed to improve your child's health and wellbeing.

  • Allergy
  • Appendicitis
  • Asthma
  • Back Injuries
  • Bronchitis
  • Cellulitis
  • Concussion
  • Constipation
  • Croup
  • Dehydration
  • Ear infection
  • Failure to thrive
  • Fever
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Head injuries
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Kidney infections
  • Meningitis
  • Nosebleeds
  • Overdoses and poisoning
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory conditions
  • RSV
  • Skin conditions
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach pains
  • Surgical conditions (minor)
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torsion of testicle
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting
  • Other conditions

Our experienced clinicians may prescribe various tests and procedures based on your child's symptoms or diagnosis. Research shows that high-quality screening, accurate diagnosis, and sequencing of treatment lead to better patient outcomes. We offer children and families leading local resources for advanced imaging and diagnostic services including lab work/blood draws, X-ray, low-dose CT scans, and 3T MRI.

The following are pediatric tests, procedures, or services your child may need to evaluate or establish a diagnosis:

  • Bladder catheterization
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) for cardio diagnosis
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) for brain activity
  • Glucose monitoring
  • Intravenous procedures (ex. IV antibiotics, IV therapies)
  • Laboratory work (ex. blood draws)
  • Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
  • Medical imaging (radiology/X-ray, MRI, CT scan)
  • Respiratory services

Maternity Care

Our VIA Maternity Center is highly respected in the community and we feel honored to play a role in bringing approximately 1,300 babies into the world every year. Our expert team provides services from pregnancy through birth and postpartum for mothers and newborns in a family-centered approach.

Emergency and Trauma Care

Your child can come to us through Emergency Services at the hospital, which sees up to 8,000 pediatric visits annually.

Urgent Care

Staffed by Doylestown Health physicians and nurses, our Urgent Care is available when you need it; just walk right in. You can also call ahead for a visit or request an appointment online. Our experts are here to help – fast.

Outpatient Pediatric Surgery

We still provide outpatient surgical services for pediatric patients ranging from outpatient procedures such as ear tube insertion (myringotomy surgery) to tonsillectomy to hernia procedures. Our surgical team, comprised of surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses, are specially trained to meet the surgical needs and concerns of children. To ensure faster healing, less pain, and less scarring, surgeons are skilled in performing minimally invasive surgery to allow for a quicker recovery.

Pediatric Practices

We have a variety of excellent outpatient pediatric providers on our medical staff in the Bucks and Montgomery County community.

Childcare

Our Children's Village provides loving, nurturing care, guidance, and a rewarding educational experience to babies, toddlers, and young children throughout our community. Children's Village serves as an extended family. We take great pride in caring for your precious child and we are open to the community.

Parenting Classes

We offer the flexibility of registering for parenting classes, attending workshops, or participating in events at the hospital or in the Doylestown community. Our classes include childbirth refresher, BabyWell, sibling education, grandparenting, babysitting workshop, and Namaste baby mother-infant yoga workshop.

FAQs

Like similar hospitals, we have observed the overall decrease in demand for inpatient pediatric care. Consequently, our inpatient, six-bed pediatric unit will close effective September 30, 2022. 

Doylestown Hospital’s Emergency Department at 595 W. State Street or Urgent Care center at 4259 W. Swamp Road will continue to deliver pediatric emergency and urgent care and the same broad capabilities in pediatric diagnostic testing. Most pediatric cases are treated and discharged same-day.

Call 9-1-1, or bring your child to Doylestown Hospital’s Emergency Department at 595 W. State Street.

Yes. Depending on the child’s age and type of surgery, we have qualified surgeons and healthcare providers who can perform routine pediatric surgery at Doylestown Hospital.  In cases where children need to be transferred, Doylestown Health will maintain our already strong partnerships with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), both in Philadelphia and King of Prussia, and Grandview Health to ensure close access to streamlined inpatient pediatric care. 

YES!  Doylestown Hospital will continue to offer maternity care, labor and delivery, neonatology, and perinatology services.

Pediatric Outreach and Education

Pediatric Education 

Our pediatric services extend beyond our hospital and into the community through partnerships with local school districts and youth organizations and educational foundations.

We partner with local school districts, youth organizations, and educational foundations to host community programs, classes, events, and screenings as part of our mission to proactively advocate for the health of our community. Annually, we reach thousands of kids and parents in the community on health topics including stress, proper hand-washing, poison prevention, safety, nutrition, and many more.

Bucks County Children's Museum

We've collaborated with the Bucks County Children's Museum in New Hope to present a virtual hospital educational exhibit. "Hospital" by Doylestown Health features an examination area complete with X-ray machine and heart monitor, a life-sized operation game table where children can hone their surgical skills, as well as a kid-sized ambulance where children can learn about emergency medicine and the role of an EMT/paramedic. The exhibit includes the opportunity to learn about the organs, bones, and other parts of the body.

The collective goal of the educational exhibit at the Bucks County Children's Museum is to expose children to different medical situations in a friendly, anxiety-free setting. Through role-play and exploration, children learn more about the medical field, how the body works, and what it means to be healthy.

Pediatric Outreach and Education

Our pediatric services extend beyond our hospital and into the community through partnerships with local school districts and youth organizations and educational foundations.

We partner with local school districts, youth organizations, and educational foundations to host community programs, classes, events, and screenings as part of our mission to proactively advocate for the health of our community. Annually, we reach thousands of kids and parents in the community on health topics including stress, proper hand-washing, poison prevention, safety, nutrition, and many more.

We've collaborated with the Bucks County Children's Museum in New Hope to present a virtual hospital educational exhibit. "Hospital" by Doylestown Health features an examination area complete with X-ray machine and heart monitor, a life-sized operation game table where children can hone their surgical skills, as well as a kid-sized ambulance where children can learn about emergency medicine and the role of an EMT/paramedic. The exhibit includes the opportunity to learn about the organs, bones, and other parts of the body.

The collective goal of the educational exhibit at the Bucks County Children's Museum is to expose children to different medical situations in a friendly, anxiety-free setting. Through role-play and exploration, children learn more about the medical field, how the body works, and what it means to be healthy.

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