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For Parents: Caring for Your Child’s Heart

Just about one percent of the infants born in the US are born with a form of congenital heart disease. Half of these children require critical medical attention within their first year of life. A significant factor contributing to their maximum recovery is strong family support.

We understand that parents are important members of their child’s healthcare team. Parents are encouraged to stay with their children whenever possible during procedures and throughout hospitalization. Reassurance and nurturing from the adults who know them best is an integral part of healing and recovery in children.

To support patients’ parents, clinical nurse specialists and social workers are available from the initial consultation to provide education, counseling and support for families. A flexible visiting policy also allows nearly unlimited visiting hours for parents.

If you would like information about making an appointment, please click here.

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  • “Having a child in the NICU was an emotional rollercoaster, and the staff was an amazing support system getting me through every step,” added Tanisha.

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Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-5200
The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 923-7250
Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 450-2000
Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8000
Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000

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