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 14 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

  • We saw that email and immediately reached out to the contact and set up a virtual evaluation.

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  • “You cannot believe the truly amazing work these doctors, nurses, therapists and social workers do, and the miracles they help kids perform on a daily basis. They are the unsung heroes of Chase's journey.”

    Chase Maverick
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  • “At the start of his care, Orian appeared clumsy (tripping, falling, and bumping into objects within his environments),” adds Meredith. “That all resolved by the time of his discharge.”

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