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Children’s Hospital partners with West Virginia medical center

Tribune-Review
| Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:09 p.m
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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC announced a partnership Wednesday with Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown, W.Va., to provide newborn medical services to infants.

The Mon Health Birth Center delivers 1,200 babies a year. They will receive care by a team led by Children’s neonatologists and nurse practitioners.

Children’s Hospital will provide pediatric services at Mon Health Medical Center’s newborn nursery, eventually including coverage for the emergency department and inpatient unit.

“Mon Health Medical Center is committed to enhancing the quality of health care for families in our area,” said Darryl Duncan, president and chief executive officer of Mon Health Medical Center. “Bringing Children’s Hospital’s world-class neonatology expertise into our hospital will provide a continuity of care for our families seeking treatment for the most complex diseases.”

The partnership is expected to begin next spring.

“We are excited about the opportunity to align with Mon Health Medical Center to provide the highest quality of newborn care to families of this region,” said Christopher Gessner, president of Children’s Hospital. “We look forward to partnering with them in other areas to improve access to pediatric subspecialty care for children, teenagers and young adults from throughout West Virginia.”

Ben Schmitt is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-320-7991, bschmitt@tribweb.com or via Twitter at @Bencschmitt.

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