Maternal Child Health Services

Special attention is paid to helping pregnant mothers and new families develop and maintain those early bonds. From pre-natal to pediatric Care, Every resource at Shore is focused on your child’s well-being, comfort and rapid healing. For outpatient services, including lactation and child birth education, click here.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program

During pregnancy, a woman’s medical needs are usually handled by an obstetrician. However, sometimes a woman needs additional expertise and is referred to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist – an obstetrician who is trained in fetal medicine and high-risk pregnancies.

Under the direction of Dr. Robert Debbs, a renowned specialist with Penn Medicine and Shore Medical Center, our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program provides these expectant mothers with the specialized care they need. Dr. Debbs, whose offices are in the Shore Medical Office Building at 155 Medical Center Way in Somers Point, has more than 10 years of maternal-fetal medicine experience and is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Expert Neonatology & Pediatric Care In-House 24/7/365

Onsite Neonatal Partners – one of the nation’s leading practices in compassionate, evidence-based neonatal care – provides neonatologists in Shore’s Special Care Nursery 24/7/365, as well as staffing for Shore’s groundbreaking Pediatric Care Center.

Onsite partners with hospitals across the country to provide top quality care to premature or sick infants, and to meet the needs of every family member—body, mind, and soul.  With a unique model that ensure neonatologists are in the hospital 24/7/365, Onsite is consistently improving quality of care and reducing risk for pre-term or otherwise fragile full-term infants.

Whether you are planning your stay, or your baby was recently cared for at Shore, Onsite invites you to connect to discover more about the needed services that may have provided for your infant.

Visit Onsite Online or call Onsite now: (856) 782-2212, ext. 2.

Maternity and Special Care Nursery

Shore's Maternity Care Center takes pride in the unique ability to combine family-centered care with clinical expertise and advanced technology. Our highly skilled nurses use bedside computer documentation, allowing more time to care for you and your family. We teach, nurture and grow our families with care, compassion and the most current evidence-based nursing practices.

The staff of the Maternity Care Center encourages and support family members to spend as much time as possible with their babies in an environment of loving respect. Our Maternity Care Center is a place where new parents and their family members will have the opportunity to receive current information and personalized instruction on how to care for themselves and their newborn babies.

Our Special Care Nursery and transitional care nursery, supported by Onsite neonatologists, is equipped to handle newborn deliveries as early as 32 weeks and provides highly specialized care. Our Special Care Nursery team uses high-tech monitoring devices for sick or special-care newborns, allowing these babies to remain with the family rather than requiring transfer to another hospital.

Special attention is paid to helping pregnant mothers and new families develop and maintain those early bonds. From pre-natal to pediatric care, every resource at Shore is focused on your child’s well-being, comfort and rapid healing. For outpatient services, including lactation and child birth education, click here.

Pediatrics

Shore’s groundbreaking Pediatric Care Center was designed to ensure your child receives the best care possible in a setting specially designed for kids. It offers:

  • A dedicated and separate Pediatric Quick Care area
  • Board certified emergency department physicians
  • Highly skilled, specially trained pediatric emergency nurses
  • Onsite neonatologists, who are at Shore 24/7/365 for pediatric consultations

In addition to providing the best in medical care, Shore’s Pediatric Care Center features:

  • Four state-of-the-art, specially designed and decorated treatment rooms
  • Five child-centric patient rooms
  • Play area complete with large screen digital TV’s
  • Comfortable Ronald McDonald family lounge
  • Themed nurses’ station