Pediatric Unit (Ped5)


Phone: (732) 937-8893 | Fax: (732) 418-8218

About the Unit

Ped5 is a 24-bed pediatric unit, located in the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital on the fifth floor. All patient rooms are private rooms with built-in sleeping areas for the parents.

Patient population

The Ped5 nursing staff cares for patients from infancy to 11 years of age. These diagnoses include but are not limited to the following sub-specialties: neurology, pulmonary, urology, surgery, trauma, orthopedics, gastroenterology, nephrology, rheumatology, cardiology and endocrinology.

Patient Care Needs

Promoting family centered care is a top priority. Child Life services are available 7 days-a-week. Our nurses are skilled clinicians, able to care for all the patient’s many highly technical needs.

About Our Nurses

Nursing care is provided by professional registered nurses competent in the care of pediatric patients. Our pediatric nurses are held to very high standards. Each pediatric nurse is skilled in starting intravenous lines (IVs) and caring for central lines. All nurses are required to have CPR and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certifications. In addition, some nurses have attained an additional certification in their specialty, Pediatrics, from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Patient Stories

  • "We cannot say enough about the staff – doctors, nurses, techs, the housekeeping staff, transport personnel. They all make the kids in the hospital feel special."

    Rishi
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  • “Sickle cell disease may seem like it’s a heavy burden, but with the right medical attention and a positive attitude, it doesn’t hold me back from achieving things in my life."

    Pauline
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