About Children's Specialized Hospital

Children’s Specialized Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges – from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to a full scope of developmental, behavioral, and mental health outcomes. At 15 different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective so each child can reach their full potential.

Vision, Mission and Values


The vision of Children's Specialized Hospital is a world where all children can reach their full potential.


The mission of Children's Specialized Hospital is to be the preeminent provider of specialized healthcare services for infants, children and young adults


Our trustees, employees and volunteers will embody our values in every interaction with patients, their families, each other and all other stakeholders.

Safety: We are committed to zero incidents of preventable harm for our patients, families, visitors and each other. We speak up for safety, accurately communicate, focus on the task, exercise and accept a questioning attitude, and thoughtfully interact.

Compassion: We provide a loving, caring, family-centered environment for the children, their families, and each other. We advocate for children and their families.

Excellence: We will be the best at our work and provide the highest quality family-centered care to our children. We are committed to ethical practices and transparency. We will be creative in providing care and solving problems.

Teamwork: We seek to collaborate and partner in all that we do. Every person on our team is needed to provide the safe and exceptional care for which we are known. We work together and communicate respectfully.

Fun: We will provide a positive and friendly environment.

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Our History

Hats Off 125th Anniversary

Member of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Patient Stories

  • Everyone at CSH made me feel like my opinions and concerns were being heard, they explained every step and gave us lessons to apply at home.

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  • "There are people at CSH that want to help you. When we answer that phone and open that door, we want to help make your child’s life a little bit better. We want to take some of that strain and pressure off you and make your life a little bit easier."

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  • It was hard being in the hospital for so long, but we were grateful that CSH allowed parents to stay. The hospital had a family lounge, game nights, and lots of ways to keep the parents informed. We had weekly meetings with his care team and received daily ...

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