As moms, we try to prepare for everything, but it’s hard to know where to turn when your child receives a complex diagnosis or needs extra care. Finding which hospital or doctors to work with can seem daunting, but fortunately, RWJBarnabas Health has the resources to give you highly personalized care and peace of mind. With five locations offering state-of-the-art facilities focusing on unique specialties for infants, children, and adolescents, RWJBarnabas Health offers pediatric care facilities that are nationally recognized, treat complex diagnoses, assist with special needs, and always put kids’ health and family care at the forefront of every patient. Rest assured, you can find the appropriate care for your child at one of these five medical facilities—scroll down to find out more.
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Find family-centered care at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital
For 20 years, The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has provided nationally recognized care for children and families throughout New Jersey. BMSCH has the unique position of being part of a pediatric academic health campus that combines biomedical research at the Rutgers Child Health Institute and the PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital’s advanced pediatric rehabilitation care. In partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, BMSCH brings together clinical research, the latest therapies, and the nation’s top physicians and nurses to treat complex pediatric illnesses. With a dedicated, kids-only facility, families experience attention and highly specialized care from pediatric specialists and clinical teams. Since family-centered care is at the core of their philosophy, they offer many amenities and services to benefit the whole family, including referrals to community resources and consultations with child life specialists. The BMSCH Child Life team is the largest in New Jersey, helping to promote the well-being of hospitalized children and their families.
200 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Have topnotch heart care at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
At the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (CHoNJ), families find general pediatrics and specialized care for children from birth through adolescence. ChoNJ is also home to New Jersey’s largest Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and the Children’s Heart Center that offers a complete range of medical and surgical treatments for the most complex cardiac abnormalities. The hospital has 30 pediatric subspecialties and child life specialists to help minimize stress through therapeutic play. The experienced surgical and medical specialists include a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a Pediatric Emergency Department, and a specialized pediatric anesthesia and sedation program for children undergoing surgical procedures. And for pregnant mamas, the new Maternity Unit with private suites and NICU offers the highest level of intensive care for severe respiratory distress with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) therapy.
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace, Newark, NJ 07712
Experience inpatient and outpatient support for special needs at Children’s Specialized Hospital
Children’s Specialized Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children living with complex medical conditions—from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries to a full scope of developmental, behavioral, and mental health concerns. At many New Jersey locations, the pediatric specialists ranging from speech therapists to behaviorists to neurologists, partner with families to make the innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective so each child can reach their full potential. Families can also expect to find counseling services for support, as well as the Family Faculty network. Through the network, families meet other parents whose children are receiving or have received services at CSH to help navigate the experience, offer an empathetic ear, and help to empower families to become advocates for their children.
200 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 and other locations in NJ
Learn more about the state-of-the-art Department of Pediatrics at Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Parents can find almost every type of care at the Department of Pediatrics at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC). Virtually every major pediatric sub-specialty service is represented in the Department of Pediatrics at SBMC, including allergy, cardiology, child development, emergency medicine, endocrinology, gastroenterology, genetics, hematology/oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, intensive care, neonatology, nephrology, neurology, pulmonology, and rheumatology. Surgical specialty areas include craniofacial surgery, general surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedic, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, transplant, and urology. The McMullen Children’s Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center is a “hospital within a hospital” designed to meet young patients’ medical and emotional needs, providing inpatient and outpatient support for all aspects of care. The attending staff includes more than 230 pediatric practitioners and an integrated residency program with the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ 07039
Discover family-centered care from birth through adolescence at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center is dedicated to treating infants to children and adolescents in every stage of life. They are the first hospital in New Jersey to open a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and have been chosen as an official children’s hospital for Monmouth and Ocean counties. As a pioneer in advanced medical care, they are known for their innovative treatments, advanced technologies, lifesaving care, and unsurpassed dedication to the children and families they serve. The staff includes more than 140 pediatricians and pediatric specialists in 26 fields of medicine, and they offer a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department. Through the RWJBarnabas Health Family Care & Wellness at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, opening in January 2022, MMC offers convenient access to comprehensive pediatric and maternal health services. This new location will cater to various healthcare needs and medical services, focusing on women’s and children’s health. It will offer pediatric subspecialty practices, including cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, surgery and urology, pulmonology, and infectious diseases.
300 Second Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740