The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital Marks 20 Years of Delivering the Highest Levels of Pediatric Care

NJ’s Largest Academic Medical Center Sees Bright Future for Pediatric Medicine and Children’s Health

Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital 20th Anniversary icon(New Brunswick) - The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is celebrating two decades of providing nationally recognized care to the children and families of New Jersey and the region. 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 illness.

During the COVID-19 pandemic and the advent of the rare but severe Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) in children, BMSCH emerged as an international leader in research and treatment of the condition. The kids-only facility has attained advanced designation in critical care, trauma, transplant and neonatology, as well as national ranking in specialty care. BMSCH is one of only two hospitals in New Jersey to provide pediatric ECMO, a mechanic system that pumps and oxygenates a patient’s blood outside of the body allowing the heart and lungs to rest in the most critically ill newborns and children.

“The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital is at the center of a true pediatric academic health campus,” says Sally Radovick, MD, Physician-in-Chief, BMSCH, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “Combined with biomedical research at the Rutgers Child Health Institute and the PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital’s advanced pediatric rehabilitation care, we are uniquely positioned for future breakthroughs in research and treatment.”

BMSCH is committed to a family-centered care philosophy and continues to innovate and expand key services to promote healing and provide resources and support during stressful times for families. The hospital features the state’s largest Child Life Program that promotes the psychological wellbeing of hospitalized children.

“Kids are truly our cause to celebrate,” says William Faverzani, FACHE, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at BMSCH. “Thanks to the support of our donors, community and partners, BMSCH has flourished into an institution where medical and surgical specialists provide unparalleled academic and clinical capabilities. NJ families can expect decades more of innovation, research and access to therapies that are available at only a small number of elite institutions nationally.”

Throughout the year, BMSCH will shares stories of the children and families who have received care there, community news and insights on the future of pediatric medicine.