Pediatrics Today Newsletter

Pediatric Newsletter

NEW! Refer By Mobile App

With the Good Shepherd Clinical App you can:

  • Refer a patient quickly
  • Check accepted insurances
  • Reference conditions...
Brenda Early, RN, BSN, Nurse Liaison

Meet Brenda Early, RN, BSN, Nurse Liaison

Brenda helps with the admission and transfer process to the pediatric unit. In her role as nurse liaison, Brenda administers patient evaluations and completes intakes. She is available to answer your referral questions. Brenda can be contacted at 484-788-5492 or...

Pediatric Spasticity Clinic Led by Kimberly Kuchinski, MD, MPH, FAAPMR

Pediatric Spasticity Clinic Led by Kimberly Kuchinski, MD, MPH, FAAPMR

The Pediatric Spasticity Clinic provides medical and functional management for children with low or high muscle tone and includes a multidisciplinary team, including:

  • Physical therapists
  • Physiatrists
  • ...

Outpatient Spotlight: Treating Torticollis

Torticollis, the third most common congenital musculoskeletal anomaly, involves tightness in the sternalcleidomastoid muscle (SCM) that results in the asymmetrical posturing of the head and neck. Torticollis is common due to babies sleeping on their backs. While it is the safest...

Nutrition plans for inpatient pediatric patients are reviewed by Lori Ahdieh, RD, LDN, of Sodexo and Kelly Corrigan, CTRS, of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit.

THE CARE TEAM: Clinical Dietitian

Good Shepherd Pediatrics’ staff works as a team to optimize physical and cognitive function and independence for patients with complex medical conditions. The inpatient pediatric care team includes: medical, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, respiratory therapy, care...

Early Intervention Program

Early Intervention Program

Serving children with disabilities from birth to 3 years old in Lehigh, Northampton and Schuykill counties, the Good Shepherd Pediatrics Early Intervention Program offers developmental care in a child’s natural environment (home, child care center, nursery school, play group, other family setting).


Good Shepherd Inpatient Feeding Program - Patient Case Studies & Screening Tool

Patient History:

2-week-old male, post-surgical repair of trachea-esophageal fistula

Condition Upon Referral:

  • Recovering from fistula repair surgery    
  • ...
Challenges in Treating Opioid Addicted Babies

Challenges in Treating Opioid Addicted Babies

It is estimated that one baby is born every hour in the United States addicted to opiate drugs, such as heroin, codeine, oxycodone and methadone. Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit sees the tiniest victims of this heartbreaking epidemic in our Neonatal Abstinence...

Good Shepherd Earns CARF Accreditations

Good Shepherd Earns CARF Accreditations

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network recently was granted accreditation and re-accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for seven programs – more than any other provider in the region.

Good Shepherd is newly accredited for Inpatient...

Pediatric Outpatient Therapy

Outpatient Spotlight: Demystifying the Wait List Myth

Due to the length of our waiting list for evaluations by a developmental pediatrician, Good Shepherd Pediatrics is not currently accepting new patients who wish to make an appointment with a developmental pediatrician.

However, Good Shepherd Pediatrics is...