Inpatient Programs

Children's Specialized Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility centrally located in New Brunswick, NJ, on the state's only pediatric academic healthcare campus. Comprehensive inpatient therapy is provided for children following a serious injury, illness, premature birth, major surgery, chronic illness or pain, or any other life-changing incident.

Our inpatient rehabilitation is specialized for infants through young adults, up through age 21. Each program provides 24-hour medical and nursing care, plus an intensive daily therapy program. The typical length of stay for an inpatient at Children's Specialized Hospital is 30 days, but this can vary widely based on the diagnosis, child and family, and program.

Children's Specialized Hospital partners with the local Ronald McDonald House and local hotels to provide inexpensive housing for patient families.

At Children's Specialized Hospital our comprehensive approach ensures each patient, regardless of diagnosis, receives care that treats the entire child. As leaders in patient-and-family centered care, we employ parents of current or former patients. Our Family Faculty members understand that a partnership with our families is essential. As employees of the hospital, they are available to provide support and guidance during a patient's stay.

PSE&G Children's centerThe Benefits of Inpatient Rehabilitation are:

  • Regaining maximum functional ability to enhance social, emotional, and community integration
  • Individualized nursing and medical care during a fragile and necessary time
  • Necessary emotional support and encouragement for your child and family
  • Opportunities for children to socialize and interact with other patients and families

During an inpatient stay your child will benefit from a multidisciplinary team approach including:

  • 24-hour medical and nursing care
  • Child life services
  • Educational resources
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychology services
  • Recreational therapy
  • Rehabilitation Technology
  • Speech therapy
  • Participation in a variety of leisure programs

Supported by unsurpassed outcomes and unparalleled patient feedback, our hospital specializes in providing a broad range of complex medical and rehabilitative care, with a comprehensive approach that is unmatched. Ongoing research pursuits ensure Children's Specialized Hospital remains at the forefront of treatment methods and patient outcomes.

Please select from one of our inpatient programs below to get started:

Inpatient Rehabilitation Technology at Children's Specialized Hospital

The Rehabilitation Technology Program uses a team approach to conduct a detailed evaluation of the patient with regard to seating, positioning, and mobility needs. The specialists in the Rehabilitation Technology Department work with patients currently using or in need of specialized equipment to enhance their strengths and abilities. By creating highly tailored specialized equipment, patients are able to participate to the best of their ability in family, school, community, employment, and recreation activities.

To view the full Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation Brochure, please click here.

Patient Stories

  • "I am glad I came here because I got to meet amazing staff and other girls with Type 1 Diabetes my age, which is something I really needed.”

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  • “We’re very thankful and grateful for the program and for everyone who helped us get our child back. I’d recommend the Chronic Pain Management Program to anyone.”

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  • “We are beyond pleased with the services and staff at Children’s Specialized Hospital,” said Nyla’s parents. “All of her therapist and doctors work together to create a plan that works for our daughter. The therapists have been a backbone for our family.”

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