Special Needs, Special Treatment at Children's Specialized Hospital in NJ

New locations provide more ways to help children fulfill their potential.

For more than a century, children or adolescents who face special health challenges—from chronic illnesses to complex physical disabilities to developmental or behavioral issues—have been able to turn to Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH) for inpatient and outpatient care.

Since its 1892 origin as a “summer haven” in Westfield for city children, CSH continued to grow until it became the largest provider of pediatric rehabilitation services in the United States, with locations throughout New Jersey.

Now, in response to an increasing number of outpatient visits and the rising rates of emotional, developmental and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents, CSH is expanding access to the highest level of care. Four new CSH locations, each with state-of-the-art facilities and located close to major highways and bus routes, have opened or soon will open:

WEST ORANGE: CSH is now managing the Pediatric Rehabilitation Services of its affiliate hospital, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, at 375 Mt. Pleasant Avenue.

UNION: All outpatient services offered at CSH’s Mountainside and Warren locations have transitioned to this new, advanced facility at 2840 Morris Avenue.

EATONTOWN: In the spring, Monmouth Medical Center and CSH will open RWJBarnabas Health Family Care & Wellness, located at the Monmouth Mall.

TOMS RIVER: Next year, a brand-new, 80,000-square-foot facility on Route 37 will replace the current CSH Toms River locations. The clinical space will be shared with RWJBarnabas Health Children’s Services and Community Medical Center, which will provide an ambulatory surgery center, imaging, preadmission testing, primary care and orthopedics.

Matthew B. McDonald III, MD
Matthew B. McDonald III, MD

All CSH facilities offer the most advanced technology and a full suite of therapy and physician services, including developmental and behavioral pediatrics, neurology, special needs primary care, physiatry, psychiatry, audiology, neuropsychology, neurorehabilitation, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, and speech and language therapy.

“Our vision is a world where all children can reach their full potential,” says Matthew B. McDonald III, MD, President and CEO, CSH. “In order to make that vision a reality, we must continually enhance access to our innovative and individualized therapies and medical treatments. These new sites not only serve as additional access points for our current patients and families, but as an introduction to new communities of patients and families who may need our services.”

At Children’s Specialized Hospital, we provide world-class care for children and young adults who face special health challenges across the state of New Jersey and beyond. We treat everything from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities, like brain and spinal cord injuries, to a full scope of developmental, behavioral and mental health concerns. We have convenient locations throughout the state: Bayonne, Clifton, East Brunswick, Eatontown, Egg Harbor Township, Hamilton, Jersey City, New Brunswick, Newark, Somerset, Toms River, Union and West Orange.

For more information about Children’s Specialized Hospital, call 888-244-5373.