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Pediatric Services

pediatrics

(732) 321-7641

Since its inception, JFK Medical Center has been dedicated to providing the highest quality care to children in an efficient and family-oriented environment. The Pediatric Department offers a wide range of cutting-edge healthcare for children from birth through 21 years of age. Our team of superbly qualified and accomplished pediatric doctors and nurses are experts in treating children.

At JFK, pediatric inpatients of all ages and with any diagnosis are cared for in a 30-bed hospital unit and a 6-bed level II Neonatal Special Care Unit. The pediatric inpatient unit is complemented by a 5-bed Pediatric Special Care Unit that is designed to care for severely or critically ill children. In these units, we understand the stresses that children face during hospitalization and we recognize that children definitely need specialized care. With that in mind, we offer services in the pediatric units that are geared toward doing just that. The units feature a beautiful play room equipped with the latest electronic video games and computer labs. Tutoring arrangements are made with the child’s school system to compensate for lost school activities.

The units’ clinical staff includes hospitalists, intensivists, neonatologist, neuroscience specialists, and other pediatric subspecialists. Children who suffer from physical and neurological disabilities benefit from the available services at the Johnson Rehabilitation Institute’s  Pediatric Rehabilitation Center and they are followed through recovery by the dedicated team of rehabilitative specialists such as physical, speech and occupational therapists. Children and adolescents who are having same-day surgery are admitted to the pediatric unit and stay there before and after their procedure.

Additionally, the Mediplex Surgical Center is designed to offer alternative accommodation to other children who need same-day surgery. Many of our surgical specialists perform operations in the Mediplex Surgical Center, which guarantees the same quality care as the hospital. Our team of anesthesiologists is experienced in ensuring the highest level of safety for children.

JFK Medical Center is proud of The Children’s Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Center (CNRC). The Center offers an array of pediatric neuroscience services ranging from neurosurgery to neuropsychology. The Center also provides neurology, psychiatry, psychology and rehabilitative medicine.

The Department of Pediatrics and the Children’s Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Center are widely recognized for their efforts to provide high-level education to family medicine, neurology, dentistry, and emergency medicine residents; physician assistant and nursing students.

For More Information

Our goal is to provide you with enough information to assist your child and family during the hospital visit or stay. The following information resources may also be of assistance:

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