Nemours Children’s Health Expands With a New Pediatric Healthcare Facility in Broomall
Consolidating the Bryn Mawr and Newtown Square locations into one new Broomall facility is a move to enhance the experience patients have come to rely on from Nemours Children's Health.
Nemours Children’s Health has opened its latest pediatric healthcare facility in May 2023 in Broomall, Delaware County. The new 25,000-square-foot outpatient pediatric specialty care center is not Nemours Children’s first entry into Southeastern Pennsylvania. “While our hospital is in Wilmington, Delaware, we’ve been providing pediatric primary and specialty care on the Main Line and in Southeastern Pennsylvania for over 20 years,” says Pauline Corso, Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Delaware Valley at Nemours Children’s Health. “We currently serve about 85,000 children that live in that region. It’s a pretty significant number of children and families that trust and rely on Nemours.”
A Move for Patient Convenience
The new Broomall facility allows Nemours to consolidate its existing specialty care sites located in Bryn Mawr and Newtown Square into one convenient location. At the Broomall site 14 different specialties and testing will be offered including: allergy, audiology, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, sports medicine, urology, X-ray, EKG, and ECHO. In addition to the medical and surgical specialties, physical, occupational and speech/feeding therapies will be offered. A larger space provides the opportunity to better meet patients’ needs by expanding existing specialties like cardiology, audiology and neurology. “So where a family before would need to go to Bryn Mawr, for say, orthopedics and X-ray, but then have to go to Newtown Square for ENT and audiology,” says Corso. “Now they’ll just go to one place.” The central location of Broomall off of Routes 3 and 476 can serve the Main Line families who have relied on the Bryn Mawr and Newtown Square facilities over the years, as well as families closer to Delaware County towns like Springfield and Media. “This location is going to give us greater reach and impact,” says Corso. “We’re really trying to optimize not only delivering great care, but giving a better service experience. And it starts with making it easier to get to us and park and get in and out of appointments.”
In an always changing and challenging world, Nemours’ primary goal is to improve the ease of access to care that most families need for their children. “Our mission at Nemours is to go well beyond medicine and we pride ourselves in being the neighborhood specialist for families,” says Dr. Sudha Raman, Medical Director for Pennsylvania Specialty Care at Nemours Children’s Health. “And the importance that we pay to that is reflected in how we choose our locations.”
Nemours’ commitment to the Southeastern Pennsylvania region has no signs of slowing down. In the first quarter 2024, the health system plans to open a new facility in Malvern. “We chose the Uptown Worthington area in Malvern because the site is right off of major highways, it’s highly visible and it has surface parking,” says Corso. “We are making a $30 million dollar investment in a 43,000-square-foot, two-story building.” Malvern will be Nemours’ most comprehensive center offering 20 specialties, testing, plus a sleep center—a need that is increasingly in demand with pediatric patients. There will also be an outpatient surgery center. “This center really gives us the opportunity to deliver just about every service in one comprehensive center,” says Corso. “Again, at a location that’s very easy to get to.”
Creating local hubs of care, in Broomall at Broomall Commons, has always been Nemours Children’s approach to its expansion beyond the state of Delaware. “We absolutely want to take care of the sickest children at our hospital, but fortunately, most children don’t need that level of care,” says Corso. “And so we really want to be able to provide local and accessible, primary and specialty care to all our patients.”