Children’s Specialized Hospital 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 developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. At 13 different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective, so children can achieve more of their goals.
Our Mission
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. The core values at Children’s Specialized Hospital are Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Teamwork & Collaboration, and Fun. Everything we do at Children’s Specialized is to help us create a world where all children can reach their full potential.

The Children’s Specialized Hospital Family Faculty program helps us to empower families to become advocates for their children. Family Faculty are parents and family members whose children have received or are still receiving services at Children's Specialized Hospital Inpatient, Outpatient, or Long Term Care sites. Their own day-to-day experiences provide a unique perspective, understanding, and empathy for families going through similar situations. Family Faculty partner with staff and families to build a respectful and understanding relationship by listening, providing insights, and encouraging positive communication between staff and families.

Our Culture

The culture at Children’s Specialized Hospital revolves around our core values of Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Teamwork & Collaboration, and Fun. In addition, all staff are trained in the customer service philosophy of Service Excellence where every staff member is engaged and empowered to consistently deliver an exceptional experience with every interaction.

Accolades for Children's Specialized Hospital


Licensed as a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Hospital — New Jersey Department of Health
2015 Winner: Innovation Awards — Microsoft Health Users Group
2014: Top Children’s Hospital Award — The Leapfrog Group
National Quality Approval Award — The Joint Commission
Accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Certified by Medicaid, Medicare, and Special Child Health Services

Member of the following associations: Children's Hospital Association, The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), The Brain Injury Association of New Jersey (BIANJ), American Academy of Pediatrics, International Pediatric Rehabilitation Collaborative and the Pediatric Complex Care Association
Children's Specialized Staff Share What the Hospital Does Best
Children's Specialized Hospital: News and Updates