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  • New Jersey's ONLY

    Nationally Ranked Children's Hospital
  • State-of-the-Art Approach

    To Blood Disorders

    Our pediatric patients receive personalized care and attention to treat their hematology and blood disorders.

  • Play It Safe

    Everywhere Your Child Goes

    Our goal is to keep the community of Central New Jersey safe - no matter where you and your children go!

  • The Premiere Provider

    of Pediatric Orthopedic Care

    We are the region's #1 destination location for expert Pediatric Orthopedic care.

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    The easiest way to navigate through the hospital at the palm of your hands!

Welcome to The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital

Specialized pediatric care in New Jersey

From the moment patients and their families walk through the door at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital, they experience the dedicated care and attention provided by our physicians and staff. Children’s health services require a unique touch that combines medical expertise with a friendly atmosphere. Comforting spaces, child-friendly design and unique special touches make children and their families feel at home. Our entire staff is composed of compassionate individuals who are dedicated to meeting the exceptional standard of care our services require.

State-of-the-art facilities, family-friendly environment

Maintaining Family-Centered Care is at the core of our philosophy. Going to the hospital can be an intimidating experience for a child, but our facilities were designed specifically to help put children at ease. The more relaxed and safe a patient feels, the easier it will be for them to focus on getting better.

Backing up our kid-friendly setting are state-of-the-art facilities equipped with the latest in pediatric medical technology. All of our facilities and equipment are designed to treat smaller patients, which means increased patient safety and faster application of treatments. While our medical services are designed for children, we offer many amenities and services to benefit the whole family, including referrals to community resources and consultations with child life specialists.

Specialty Services

  • Full Range of General & Specialty Surgery Services for Children

    Specializing in minimally invasive techniques, our surgeons provide personal and expert care to patients ranging from newborns to adolescents.

  • The First ACS-Designated Pediatric Trauma Center in New Jersey

    We are New Jersey's primary resource for the care of injured children in our region, from acute pediatric trauma care to injury prevention and trauma education.

  • Emergency Care That's Available 7 Days A Week

    Express Care is a service offered by the Pediatric ED to treat children with less-serious, non-life threatening injuries and illnesses when your pediatrician’s office is closed.

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    Kriss

    Kriss Fierro was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, but she was ready for the fight and determined to beat the odds, with support from the staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick.
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    Tom

    Long-time Monmouth Medical Center employee Tom Piccoli has a family history of heart disease, so he knows the importance of eating well and exercising to stay well. However, during a snowstorm, Tom realized he was having a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital by David, his husband. David was amazed by the swift action of the ED staff and will never forget the feeling of talking with the doctor that had just saved his husband’s life. Tom is getting better through meditation, medication, exercise and physical therapy, and he looks forward to being there for his two children and taking ...
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    Kyle

    With fantastic cooks like his mom and grandmother, and regular community events with his church, Kyle has always seen food as a social centerpiece. During times of joy, food added to the celebration. In times of grief, food brought with it comfort. After the passing of his beloved grandparents, Kyle found himself stress eating often. With 315 pounds on his small frame, Kyle began to realize he was on a dangerous path and he wasn’t yet 30 years old. Bearing the Weight of Weight “Weight is a weight. Not just physically, but emotionally it takes its toll,” Kyle, who is a minister and singer at ...
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    Peter

    Waiting for a heart transplant and given only a few months to live, Peter optimistically ordered the tuxedo for his daughter’s wedding. An active man with a history of good health but family history of heart disease, in 1999, Peter underwent triple bypass surgery. After a successful procedure a several years of good health, in 2005 he began feeling fatigued again and it was determined that he needed a stent in his right coronary artery. Peter recovered but his heart remained weak. In October 2006, Peter contracted a minor infection - which is never a minor issue for a heart patient. He became ...
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    Joe

    Two years ago, 24-year-old Joe was tethered to an oxygen tank and fighting cystic fibrosis (CF) for every breath. This year, he walked in two of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides events to benefit cystic fibrosis research. Since receiving a lung transplant in June 2011 at the our Lung Center, Joe has been working out at the gym and playing volleyball and basketball with friends. No longer relegated to the sidelines, he is reaching new levels of strength and endurance. Joe is using his new physical powers to help others with CF. “I wasn’t granted two healthy lungs of my own. I want ...
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    Kathy

    Kathy received her second heart transplant at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. “It is not what happens to you in life, but how you deal with it, that makes you who you are,” she reflected. “I am very grateful to have received the gift of life--- twice.” Kathy shares her philosophy with her daughters, ages 14 and 17. After two transplants, she says, “I’m not like other moms. The girls are very strong and we just deal with whatever comes our way. We work together as a family.” The whole family volunteered at Newark Beth Israel’s annual Heart & Sole Walk that raises funds to support patients at ...
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    Greg

    Just two months after my kidney transplant last summer, I was at the driving range swinging a golf club. I felt great! And, second only to my younger sister who selflessly donated her kidney, I credit Saint Barnabas Medical Center and the care I received there with my continued healthy recovery. I am a golfer by nature. I began playing at seven years old. Golf is a game of repetition. You find out what works and you do it over and over. This is how I have approached my recovery thanks to my team at Saint Barnabas. They have always given me the detailed instructions and information I need to ...
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    Roger

    Roger, of Passaic, NJ, was diagnosed with congestive heart failure (CHF) at age 32. His two brothers died at young age from heart disease and Mr. Thomas fought hard against a similar fate. Yet, at age 54 he was admitted to the Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program at the Heart Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center with Class IV heart failure. His cardiac output was declining, his pulmonary pressures climbing and his symptoms of heart failure worsening. Shortly after admission and prior to the identification of a donor heart, his arrhythmias worsened. A few years ago Mr. Thomas ...
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    Carol

    Carol Welsch was 60 when she decided to take up skiing, an activity she enjoyed with her grandchildren. After nine years, a few injuries and the deterioration of one knee, she discovered she needed knee replacement surgery. The West Orange mother and grandmother chose to go to Frank Femino, M.D., the Medical Director of the Joint & Spine Institute at Clara Maass Medical Center, last fall. She was inspired by her husband Don’s successful hip replacement performed by Dr. Femino. Now, following knee replacement, Mrs. Welsch feels great and will return to the ski slopes this winter. Dr. Femino ...
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    Bob

    Unexpected trips to the hospital can be unsettling. But, when Lakewood resident Bob Hertzendorf brought his beloved wife Phyllis in for emergency treatment, he was immediately impressed by the level of care and compassion. When Phyllis heart rate dropped and she began sweating, her husband of 65 years was understandably concerned. Phyllis suffers from atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, an irregular heartbeat that can lead to serious heart-related complications, such as blood clots and stroke. When Phyllis and Bob arrived in the Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM) Unit at Monmouth Medical ...
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Patient Stories

  • "I was ready to fight hard. Being a mom with a four year old daughter just made me push harder. I didn't stop living. I didn't stop being a mom."

  • "I went to bed and woke up at about 2am with the most severe and indescribable pain in my chest"

  • “Now the only thing I need to take every day is my vitamin”

  • When it was determined that Peter had end-stage heart failure but otherwise in reasonably good health, his name was added to the heart transplant list.

  • “I wasn’t granted two healthy lungs of my own. I want people with CF to know that there is hope – that life goes on."

  • Your life is up in the air but, this time things were a little easier because I knew what I was in for,” she said. “I was speechless at the miracle of getting a match in just nine days.”

  • I never considered going to any hospital but Saint Barnabas, and the high level of care and attention I received assured me I made the right decision.

  • “Wealth can’t buy what they gave me. They saved my life.”

  • She was inspired by her husband Don’s successful hip replacement performed by Dr. Femino. Now, following knee replacement, Mrs. Welsch feels great and will return to the ski slopes this winter.

  • “In the 18 years we have lived in Lakewood, we have seen the hospital change and grow. With significant updates in the last few years, we are more confident than ever in the medical care provided so close to home."

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At Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital, we are committed to quality and excellence in pediatric care. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and to provide your children with an environment that is conducive to healing and promotes patient safety. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital management and staff abide by the philosophy that all patients are to be treated with respect, dignity, and sensitivity.

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