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  • Pediatric Surgery

    For Children of Every Age

    Learn about our expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of children’s surgical needs.

  • Emergencies happen fast.

    We treat them the same way.

    When your child needs care, right now, we are here for you.

  • Neonatal and Infant Care

    For our littlest family members

    Give your baby the best care right from the start.

  • Pediatric Lung Services

    For Children of Every Age

    Learn more about our Pediatric Pulmonary Program for acute and chronic lung disorders.

The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center

As a regional leader dedicated to children’s health

The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center offers the highest level of pediatric care for newborns to adolescents, including leading edge treatments and specialized expertise that only a comprehensive children’s hospital can provide. Here, you’ll discover a child-friendly, family-focused approach to every aspect of care, and dedication to medical excellence which sets us apart.

What Makes The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center a Special Place?

Take a look. At The Unterberg Children’s Hospital, we deliver care that changes children's lives, restores hope and fosters dreams for tomorrow.

Children and adolescents have unique health needs, and no other hospital in the region is better equipped to meet every one of them.

As a dedicated children’s hospital, we have a team of pediatric specialists in virtually every area of children’s health, working together to deliver the best solutions for the most complex health problems- around the clock. We are known for innovative treatments, advanced technologies, life-saving care, and unsurpassed dedication to the children and families we serve.

That dedication involves more than superior medical treatment and expert physicians. It means supporting patients and families in large and small ways, to ease their anxiety and reduce their stress from the moment they arrive through our doors. It’s knowing the difference between Sponge Bob and Bob the Builder to bring a smile to a child’s face. And taking the time with families to explain, to educate, and to offer help, while respecting privacy, diversity, and each family’s unique strengths.

To learn more about our programs and services and our dedication to medical excellence, choose an item below or contact us at 732-923-7250.

Specialty Services

  • For Our Littlest Family Members

    Give your baby the best care right from the start, at the Eisenberg Family Center, where Monmouth County babies call their first home.

  • Guiding Your Journey

    Embracing a holistic approach to healthcare, our Child Life Department cares for patients and their families when facing health complications.

  • Accidents Happen

    When your child needs care, right now, we are here for you.

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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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    Katelyn

    Katelyn was on I-95 driving home from visiting friends and family when another car crossed two lanes of traffic and struck her vehicle. The next thing she knew she was on the side of the road covered in glass, calling the police. At first the 31-year-old Pennington resident felt lucky that she walked away with some glass cuts and whiplash. But as the weeks went on, she began developing a string of neurological issues, including slurred speech, vision problems and numbness in her hands and feet. But one of the biggest problems was her hearing. Katelyn began hearing a constant ringing in her ...
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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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    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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    Carol

    Carol Welsch was 60 when she decided to take up skiing, an activity she enjoyed with her grandchildren. After nine years, a few injuries and the deterioration of one knee, she discovered she needed knee replacement surgery. The West Orange mother and grandmother chose to go to Frank Femino, M.D., the Medical Director of the Joint & Spine Institute at Clara Maass Medical Center, last fall. She was inspired by her husband Don’s successful hip replacement performed by Dr. Femino. Now, following knee replacement, Mrs. Welsch feels great and will return to the ski slopes this winter. Dr. Femino ...
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Patient Stories

  • "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."

  • “It really shows how fortunate I am.”

  • "I went to bed and woke up at about 2am with the most severe and indescribable pain in my chest"

  • “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.”

  • She was inspired by her husband Don’s successful hip replacement performed by Dr. Femino. Now, following knee replacement, Mrs. Welsch feels great and will return to the ski slopes this winter.

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