Genesis HealthCare System Partners with Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Zanesville, Ohio (February 3, 2020) – Genesis HealthCare System and Nationwide Children’s Hospital are partnering to provide the highest level of quality care to children in Southeastern Ohio. Beginning in Fall 2020, specialized pediatric hospitalists will be on site at Genesis Hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide care to patients in the pediatric unit, well-baby nursery and intermediate care nursery, as well as high-risk deliveries and for Emergency Department consultations.
“For many years, Genesis HealthCare System has partnered with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a national leader in pediatric medical care, in a number of ways, including telemedicine consultations and our Level II intermediate care nursery,” said Matthew Perry, Genesis HealthCare System president and CEO. “We are excited to enhance our partnership so that we can provide even more services locally to children and families in Southeastern Ohio. By having specialized pediatric hospitalists care for patients at Genesis Hospital, more children and their families can stay closer to home.”
“We are excited to continue our collaboration with Genesis HealthCare System and to enhance the care of pediatric patients through the expertise of Nationwide Children’s pediatric hospitalists,” said Darrell Mosby, vice president of Regional Development at Nationwide Children’s.
Pediatric hospitalists are physicians who are specially trained to provide care to patients while in the hospital.
Genesis and Nationwide Children’s Hospital are working with local pediatric providers to evaluate the full extent of pediatric services that are most valuable to the health needs and the community. The goal of the enhanced partnership is to expand pediatric specialty care close to home for the Southeastern Ohio community.