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  • We Take Pediatrics

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  • We Take Pediatrics

    Personally

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    Pediatric Care

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Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

New Jersey’s leading choice for pediatric care

As a premier healthcare provider for children throughout New Jersey, Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (CHoNJ) offers specialized treatment for pediatric patients who are either injured or have ailing health. Preventative programs are also offered to help patients achieve and maintain good health.

Whether you have a newborn child or an adolescent, the CHoNJ opens their doors to children of all ages. The hospital is an affiliate of RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey’s largest integrated delivery system in health care.

We’re dedicated to helping kids get better

Our hospital serves pediatric patients exclusively. We understand that children have unique needs when it comes to medical care, requiring more than just clinical intervention. Our patients receive treatment in a calming and compassionate atmosphere in nearly 30 pediatric subspecialties including a full-service Children’s Heart Center pediatric cardiac surgery program.

Experienced surgical and medical specialists include a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a Pediatric Emergency Department, and the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in New Jersey with an ECMO unit to assist infants in severe respiratory distress. Children's Hospital also offers a Valerie Fund Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and a specialized pediatric anesthesia and sedation program for children undergoing surgical procedures.

CHoNJ preventive programs that promote health and wellness in our community include the Beth Greenhouse with access to fresh, nutritious produce, the award winning KidsFit pediatric weight management and wellness program. In conjunction with the Reverend Dr. Ronald B. Christian Community Health and Wellness Center, an intergenerational “neighborhood hub and learning lab, ” classes are offered that teach the importance of good nutrition.

Specialty Services

  • Specialized Care for Newborns

    We provide highly specialized treatment to nearly 3,000 newborns each year.

  • The State's Largest Comprehensive Heart Care Center

    The Children's Heart Center is the only program in the state that provides the range of treatment options for complex cardiac issues.

  • Supporting Growth & Development

    Our team of specialists is trained to help children and their families understand and manage their hospital experience.

  • Experts in Pediatric Surgery

    We offer a variety of surgical options catering to your child's surgical needs.

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    Phyllis

    Phyllis was out for a morning stroll when she suddenly felt as though the world was spinning. “It came out of nowhere,” she recalled. “I started swaying and was so dizzy I couldn’t walk, or even stand.” Alone and afraid, the 69-year old Yardville resident struggled to reach a nearby bench so she could lie down and call for help. The episode prompted Phyllis to visit an urgent care center, where doctors suspected a common balance disorder that occurs when crystals migrate into the ear canals. However, when initial treatment failed, her primary care physician referred her to specialists at RWJ ...
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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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    Elizabeth

    Elizabeth couldn’t wait to escape to the happiest place on earth for some summer fun. But Disney World was anything but for the East Brunswick resident, who was so overtaken by pain in her hip that she could only tour the parks by wheel chair. When she and her family tried a seashore trip closer to home, Elizabeth could not even walk to the water from her beach chair. “I was just devastated,” she recalls. The pain and immobility from osteoarthritis in her left hip were alone enough to fuel her discouragement, but other fears added stress. Two years prior, Elizabeth underwent a right hip ...
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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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Patient Stories

  • The hospital got me back on my feet... and enjoying life again.

  • "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"

  • “After the first weekend—within first three sessions—I was already walking with no pain and my mobile abilities were great. I actually cried. It was a miracle."

  • “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.”

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