Collaborating for Kids
Because children are different from adults and need specialized care, Nemours and Union Hospital have teamed up to offer advanced pediatric care around-the-clock in Elkton, Md. Union Hospital is conveniently located just over the state line from Delaware communities such as Glasgow and Newark and is only 10 minutes from the Pennsylvania line. The hospital can be found along Bow and High Streets, just off Routes 7 and 213 and nearby Interstate Route 40.
Nemours’ pediatric hospitalists (physicians devoted solely to caring for hospitalized children) are there for you and your family at Union Hospital to provide advanced inpatient hospital care, including:
- medical care for children staying on Union Hospital’s pediatric units.
- consultations in the hospital’s emergency department (ED) — available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Union Hospital offers a family-centered ED designed for families with children, featuring kid-friendly equipment, exam rooms and waiting area.
- newborn consultations in Union Hospital’s Maternal & Infant Center. Nemours pediatric hospitalists attend all high-risk deliveries, care for newborns in the newborn nursery and stabilize sick newborns for transport if necessary.
High-Tech Connections for the Best Health Care
Our pediatric hospitalists can rapidly reach out and consult with Nemours pediatric specialists as needed. We also offer a telehealth connection. That means the caregivers at Union Hospital — and the specialists at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del. — use advanced electronic information and telecommunications technologies to communicate with each other and help deliver the best health care possible to Union’s pediatric patients.
Our pediatric hospitalists can also supervise and facilitate the transfer of any extremely ill pediatric patients at Union Hospital to duPont Hospital for Children.
About Union Hospital
Nationally recognized for clinical excellence in disease treatment and prevention, Union Hospital is an award-winning, 122-bed, full-service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services, including those to promote wellness. The hospital is a community healthcare provider that serves Elkton and greater Cecil County in Maryland, as well as neighboring communities in Delaware and Pennsylvania.
Of special interest to families with young children, Union Hospital offers an emergency department designed for families with children, featuring kid-friendly equipment, exam rooms and waiting area. The hospital’s Maternal & Infant Center provides progressive obstetric care, featuring truly passionate, specially trained perinatal nurses. All of the rooms are private, with whirlpool tubs, solid oak furniture, rocking chairs and bassinets — and dads are encouraged to stay at no extra charge.
Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Peoples Plaza is conveniently located to Union Hospital, on Interstate Route 40 near Route 896 in Newark/Glasgow, Del. This location provides expert pediatric primary care.
At Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Becks Woods, our Nemours pediatric physicians and medical teams provide primary care and outpatient specialty care and consultation for children in specialties such as feeding and swallowing, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy.
We can also, if need be, refer your child to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., where we offer a complete array of pediatric medical specialties and surgical expertise.