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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

3401 Civic Center Blvd Philadelphia, PA

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Hospital Bio

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a charitable, nonprofit hospital was founded in 1855. Today, Children’s Hospital has 527 beds and more than 1 million outpatient visits and inpatient admissions each year. Patients around the world benefit from our major research advances in a variety of areas including cardiac, genetics, cancer, fetal surgery, neonatology and automobile safety. Our scientists have also pioneered several vaccines against childhood illness and continue to investigate new vaccines to fight deadly diseases.

Hospital Info

Facility Type: Childrens

Ownership: Voluntary non-profit - Private

Military Hospital: No

Awards/Certifications: Accredited by The Joint Commission, Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Magnet Status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, No. 1 on Parents Magazine’s List of 10 Best Children’s Hospitals

Teaching Hospital: No

Trauma Level: Pediatric Level I Trauma Center

Number of beds: 535

Services At This Hospital

  • Allergy
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases Center
  • Asthma Prevention Program
  • Asthma Program
  • Audiology
  • Behavioral Health Integrated Program
  • Bone Health Center
  • Breast Program
  • Cancer Center
  • Cardiac Center
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes Center for Children
  • Diagnostic and Complex Care Center
  • Dialysis Unit
  • Ear
  • Nose and Throat
  • Emergency Department
  • Genetics
  • Healthy Weight Program
  • Hematology
  • Home Care
  • Homeless Health Initiative
  • Immunology Laboratory
  • Limb Deficiency Program
  • Liver Center
  • Neonatal Airway Program
  • Neonatal Stroke Program
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain Management Program
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Primary Care
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spine Program
  • Stroke Program
  • Surgery
  • Trauma Center
  • Urgent Care
  • Urology
  • Young Child Clinic
4.5 review

Infection Control (Infection Prevention, ICN)

They save lives

PROS:

Schedule is flexible and convenient for staff with families. Great pay. Great incentives. Patients are always the best and parents are appreciative

CONS:

Coworkers are not helpful at times

Pediatric ICU (PICU)

Transport Team

PROS:

large organization, vast resources, opportunity for advancement, great education opportunities, innovative and creative. opportunities to advance education-several large academic universities nearby

CONS:

None

Operating Room (OR)

A great learning experience

PROS:

Great teaching hospital for a new nurse to learn a specialty such as operating room. Patient and supportive in the learning process

CONS:

rotating shifts

Pediatric

Five Stars

PROS:

Family centered care is valued here at CHOP. We as nursing care for the entire family not just the patient.

CONS:

None

Neurology

Five Stars

PROS:

Pay and other income incentives could be better. But the nurse-patient ratios are good, there are many opportunities to learn and nursing is valued and supported.

CONS:

None

Emergency Room (ER)

Five Stars

PROS:

good

CONS:

None

Medical-Surgical (MS, Med-Surg)

Five Stars

PROS:

Idk

CONS:

None

Pediatric

Two Stars

PROS:

None

CONS:

Always imagine the worst case scenario and play it through in your mind so you are prepared for anything

Pediatric ICU (PICU)

Four Stars

PROS:

There have been issues with management in the past, but the support by fellow nursing staff and communication between doctors is great!

CONS:

None

Neonatal ICU (NICU)

Five Stars

PROS:

The Children's hospital is an excellent hospital to work. The NICU has a great ability to work as an equal team in the interest specifically of the patient.

CONS:

None