Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Services Now Offered by Children’s Specialized Hospital

West Orange, NJ – As of July 1st, 2021, Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s (SBMC) Pediatric Rehabilitation Services will now be managed by affiliate hospital, Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH), an RWJBarnabas Health facility. This will serve as CSH’s 15th facility in the state of New Jersey, providing another access point to their nationally recognized pediatric rehabilitative care.

CSH will be overseeing the clinical and operational responsibilities of SBMC’s pediatric physical, occupational, and speech therapy programs, integrating the specialized services that CSH has been known for in the state and beyond for 130 years. Physical and occupational therapy services will include sensory integration therapy, neurodevelopmental therapy, post-concussion therapy, and Schroth Method for treatment of Scoliosis, Kyphosis and other spinal deformities. Speech therapy services will include individual speech-language therapy, pragmatic language groups, oral motor/myofunctional therapy, dysphagia therapy, behavior feeding therapy, and auditory training.

“We’re thrilled to bring CSH services to West Orange and that excitement is only elevated because we’re doing it alongside our affiliate hospital, Saint Barnabas Medical Center,” said Matthew B. McDonald, III, MD, President and CEO, Children’s Specialized Hospital. “Our vision is a world where all children can reach their full potential. In order to make that vision a reality we must continually enhance access to our innovative and individualized therapies and medical treatments. This site not only serves as an additional access point for our current patients and families, but as an introduction to a new community of patients and families who may need our services.”

“We welcome the team from Children’s Specialized Hospital to support the management of these pediatric rehabilitation programs. Our strong dynamic team of therapists will continue to provide the outstanding care our patients and their families are used to receiving and have come to expect. This is another excellent example of the hospitals of RWJBarnabas Health working together to strengthen our clinical integration to enhance access to world class healthcare for the communities we serve,” states Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, President and CEO at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

These programs are located at 375 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052. To schedule an appointment, call 888-244-5373. To learn more, visit Children's Specialized Hospital.

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 from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges – 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 locations throughout New Jersey, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective so each child can reach their full potential. For more information, call 888.244.5373 or visit Children's Specialized Hospital.

About Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Since 1865, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), New Jersey’s oldest nonsectarian hospital, has worked to exceed our community’s highest expectations for compassionate, comprehensive health care. The 597-bed institution is one of the largest health care providers in the state, treating more than 32,000 inpatients and more than 80,000 Emergency Department patients each year. Saint Barnabas Medical Center and the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center provide treatment and services for more than 300,000 outpatient visits annually. Saint Barnabas Medical Center has long been recognized as a leader in providing the highest level of patient care—delivering nearly 6,400 babies annually which is one of the largest programs in the state, leading the nation in Kidney Transplant, and providing more than 100 medical and surgical specialty and subspecialty services. RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside you, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. For more information, call 1.973.322.5000 or visit Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Saint Barnabas Medical Center is located 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ 07039.

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