You Now Have Access to Cohen Children’s Medical Center and Its Outstanding Commitment to Child Safety

Now that Westchester Health Pediatrics is part of Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners, we have greatly expanded our services to bring you and your family the best possible care. Best of all, this new relationship means that you now have access to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the New York metropolitan area’s only hospital designed exclusively for children and one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report.

A wide range of sub-specialty pediatric services are now available to you at Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Rest assured, Westchester Health Pediatrics physicians will continue caring for your child at the state-of-the-art locations where you currently see us. But in addition, you can now take advantage of the 88 outstanding sub-specialties and programs available at Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

To make sure your child receives the highest quality medical care, Cohen Children’s Medical Center offers a comprehensive array of sub-specialties, including cardiothoracic surgery, Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Center, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Epilepsy Center, Fetal Cardiology Program, Hearing and Speech Center, Kidney Transplant Program, Leukemia and Lymphoma Program, Oncology Rare Tumors and Sarcoma Program, POWER Kids Weight Management Program and Stem Cell Transplant Program. All of these sub-specialties and many more are now available to you as part of our new affiliation with Northwell Health.

Important advice about creating a safe sleeping environment for your baby:

6 tips to make bedtime safe for your baby

Settle your infant safely to help ensure the best rest for everyone.

A beckoning bed is a welcome sight to sleep-deprived new parents, but first things first. New recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) help protect against sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other causes of sleep-related infant mortality:

1. Use a separate crib or bassinet.

2. Keep the crib in your bedroom during the first year. (Avoiding co-sleeping with a baby can reduce the risk of SIDS by as much as 50 percent, according to the AAP.)

3. Baby should sleep face-up.

4. Use a firm crib mattress.

5. Do not leave any soft or loose sheets, crib bumpers, blankets, pillows or toys in the crib.

6. The AAP recommends that tired parents feed their baby in bed, which is usually safer than a couch or chair. If you doze off, move your baby to the crib or bassinet as soon as you wake up.

When you need us, we are here for you, now more than ever

At Westchester Health Pediatrics, even though some things have changed recently, the most important thing about us has not: our commitment to delivering the highest-quality standard of compassionate, patient-centered care for your child. Whether you have a newborn, toddler, adolescent, teenager or combination of all of these, we’re here to help your child grow up to be healthy and happy, now and for a lifetime. Whenever, wherever you need us, we’re here for you.

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