1 When it comes to your child s health, this is where you want to be. Taking Care of New Jersey K. Hovnanian Children s Hospital at Ocean Meridian Network of Physicians Meridian At Home Meridian Behavioral Health Meridian Rehabilitation Centers To find a pediatrician or specialist, call 1-8OO-DOCTORS. Or visit MeridianHealth.com
2 Your children. Long before you cradle them in your arms for the first time, your love and concern for them is evident. And you know that right from the beginning, you want your children to have the very best care. Our philosophy: It s not just the ability to do a single thing well, but the unique ability to do everything better. That is why we offer the with almost 300 pediatricians, family practitioners, and obstetricians in communities near you, working side-by-side with the region s largest group of pediatric subspecialists at K. Hovnanian Children s Hospital at to guide patients and their families through every step of care. No matter where you enter this Network, you re surrounded by a team of doctors, caregivers, and services that provide seamless coordination of care for children through every step of a child s disability, injury, or illness. The teamwork extends from prevention and wellness strategies to diagnosis and treatment through rehabilitation and recovery. Here, everything your child needs happens in synch at the expert hands of specialists who treat each child as one of their own. Ensuring that your child gets care through the Meridian Pediatric Network is as simple as choosing a pediatrician or primary care physician who is affiliated with Ocean in Brick, in Red Bank, or K. Hovnanian Children s Hospital at in Neptune. No program in Monmouth and Ocean counties offers you more complete, more coordinated care. When it comes to your child s health, this is where you want to be.
3 A way of looking at pediatric care that changes everything. Network of Primary Care Physicians in Your Community Prevention & Wellness At our core we re 300 community pediatricians, obstetricians, and family practitioners working side-by-side with the region s largest group of pediatric subspecialists. Doctor Bernard And the Pawsitive Action Team partner with schools, parents, and the community to educate kids on fitness, nutrition, and safety. Olympian Power Christie Rampone, three-time Olympic medalist, works with our Children s Hospital to inspire children to strive to be their best. Child and Family Advocacy We re leaders in championing children s causes, including child abuse prevention. World-Class Consumer Library Research librarians assist you in searching out medical info for free. And, an educational Web site with easy to digest answers to children, teen, and parent questions about health issues. Research & Education Injury Prevention Programs on helmet and driving safety, and CPR. Also sports medicine partnerships with schools, towns, and athletic leagues. Training Tomorrow s Doctors Dedicated Pediatric Emergency Rooms Anchored by an academic medical center, this is where tomorrow s pediatricians are trained. Ocean,, and all offer pediatric emergency care. Evidence-Based Care Seamless Transfers A one-of-a-kind center taking an interdisciplinary approach to patient-centered care. If needed, dedicated transport ambulances bring infants and children safely from area hospitals to K. Hovnanian Children s Hospital. Diagnosis Home Diagnostic Testing Sophisticated imaging services and leading subspecialists offering video EEG monitoring for epilepsy, pulmonary testing for asthma, endoscopy, biopsy, and more. Art & Pet Therapy Special therapies designed to assist children in dealing with tragic events and recovery. K. Hovnanian Children s Hospital It s the heart of the and the first state-designated children s hospital in the region. As a hospital within a hospital, it provides all our medical centers access to outstanding specialty care, close to home. Health & Wellness Products Behavioral Health Innovative programs for all ages to treat impulse control, depression, hyperactivity, post traumatic stress, and more. High-quality medical equipment, oxygen, and supplies delivered to your doorstep. Meridian At Home Developmental Disorders Most complete range of in-home personal assistance and technology solutions, including safety monitoring and chronic disease management tools. The Child Evaluation Center screens children with learning and developmental delays, including autism. Outstanding Therapy & Rehab Comprehensive physical, speech, and occupational therapy as well as audiology services. Recovery Copyright 2009 Meridian Health. All Rights Reserved. Pediatric Surgery Experts Support Groups Numerous support groups including diabetes and digestive diseases, assist patients and their families in their journey back to health. We re leaders in pediatric surgical care including general, urology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and ear, nose and throat. Most Pediatric Subspecialists in Region The region s leading subspecialists practice in the Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy and Autism Centers at K. Hovnanian Children s Hospital. Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Only area hospital with dedicated space, technology, and intensivists to provide complex care from respiratory failure to surgical recovery to neurological conditions and trauma. Magnet Award Winning Nurses Nurses at Meridian s three medical centers have achieved Magnet designation nine times over the past decade thanks to outstanding care. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Trauma Center One of select state-designated Level III units in New Jersey, equipped with the most advanced technologies and leading neonatologists. Region s only Trauma Center with surgeons and specialized resources to treat the most serious pediatric injuries. Treatment MeridianPediatricNetwork.com PAgE 3
4 Research & Education Across the country, people turn to teaching hospitals every day for specialized surgeries, life-saving care, and complex treatments. Academic medical centers are where medical knowledge continuously evolves and new cures and treatments are found. They are also the training ground for tomorrow s physicians. Meridian upholds a mission of training the next generation of health care professionals. Tomorrow s physicians must understand how to incorporate patients into decision-making. They need to know how to relate to diverse cultures. They also need a business mind so they can understand how to work within the complexities of insurers. K. Hovnanian Children s Hospital at is the academic hub of the. With the support of Riverview and Ocean, pediatricians are actively researching ways to improve pediatric care and offering the latest treatment options. As a patient of the, you ll benefit from multi-disciplinary collaboration among physicians. You ll have access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options and a full network of compassionate caregivers each step of the way. In addition to providing education and research to our physicians, we also provide them to you. Booker Health Sciences Library includes a free and unique service that provides you with answers to health questions based on research. Simply call, fax, or the library your health question. In response, the library staff will put together a packet of scientifically-based information with references and mail it to your home free of charge. Main Number: Fax: For more information on specific conditions, procedures, or health concerns, you may also visit our educational website. We have information written for adults at Prevention & Wellness At Meridian, we understand what it takes to raise children and keep them healthy and safe. With leaders in Child and Family Advocacy (including child abuse prevention) at the local, state, and national levels, we support our communities by offering free programs for parents and children to keep them educated about safety, nutrition, fitness, and positive thinking. Doctor Bernard is our own furry celebrity who, along with his Pawsitive Action Pals Hopscotch and Picatso, is making his way to schools and community events across Monmouth and Ocean counties. Through guest appearances at events, educational programs, Web site activities, and fun written handouts about nutrition and safety, children (ages 3 to 10) learn to live by Doctor Bernard s motto of Treat Yourself Right! Sign up at KHovnanianChildrensHospital.com to get your free membership card and introductory kit or visit us on Facebook. Doctor Bernard also visits children in the hospital and has his own special van that can be seen out at community events. Christie Rampone, Captain of the U.S. soccer team, three-time Olympic medalist, Jersey Shore native, and most importantly a mother, also joins the K. Hovnanian Children s Hospital team at many of our events as a champion of positive attitude, hard work, and always striving to be the best. You and your children may also join us at any of our many health classes held throughout the year, including: Programs on asthma, diabetes, autism, digestive disease, epilepsy, and other chronic conditions. Injury prevention sessions offered by experts from Jersey Shore Regional Trauma Center, pediatric intensive care unit, and emergency medical teams, where parents and children can learn about helmet and driving safety, CPR, and much more. To learn more about upcoming classes, screenings, and events for children, call DOCTORS, or visit MeridianHealth.com. You can also sign up for our free e-newsletter at KHovnanianChildrensHospital.com. Diagnosis The symptoms of a child s illness or injury may be as unique as the child himself. Through the, our team of pediatricians and specialists are available to diagnose and treat the most mild to the most severe disability, illness, or injury. Each of our hospitals is home to Pediatric Care and Emergency Centers that provide treatment for children of all ages in an environment that is designed to cater to the unique needs of children. For minor emergencies, such as sprains, stitches, and stomach illnesses, you may also visit the Ocean Care Center in Point Pleasant the first satellite emergency room in New Jersey open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At K. Hovnanian Children s Hospital, our leading subspecialists have access to technology like video EEg monitoring for epilepsy and pulmonary testing for asthma. And with some of the most sophisticated imaging services in the region, a conscious sedation program to keep your child comfortable during procedures, and a pediatric radiologist, our goal is to minimize radiation exposure in a pain-free environment. In some cases, families struggling with learning, behavioral, and developmental disabilities may be referred to our Child Evaluation Center for programs on: Autism Down Syndrome Language Impairments Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Tourette s Syndrome MeridianPediatricNetwork.com PAgE 5
5 The Early Autism Center at K. Hovnanian Children s Hospital recently received $1 million in grant funding to further expand our screening capabilities for children with developmental delays to include Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children may also be referred to the Infant Toddler Assessment Program (ITAP) by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the foster care system, and physicians to provide comprehensive screenings for high-risk infants and toddlers when there are concerns about a child s development. In the course of treatment and diagnosis, we know that sometimes therapy is required to manage a child s behavior and provide thoughtful programs custom-tailored to the child s age, diagnosis, and the impact on the entire family for areas such as mood disorders, behavioral issues, problems with peer relationships, and impulse control. To address chronic conditions, the offers highly specialized centers for diagnosing: asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, and autism. Experienced subspecialists at K. Hovnanian Children s Hospital are also leaders and board certified in treating medical conditions and surgical procedures for: Critical Care Endocrinology general Surgery Infectious Disease Neurology and Neurosurgery Opthalmology Pulmonology Trauma Ear, Nose and Throat gastroenterology Hematology/Oncology Neonatalology Orthopedics Radiology Sports Medicine Urology No matter which Meridian hospital you choose, when extensive consulting or treatment is needed, we offer a dedicated transport ambulance to bring infants and children safely to K. Hovnanian Children s Hospital. Our transport team consists of specially trained nurses, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), pediatric resident physicians, and board-certified pediatric critical care attending physicians skilled in the transportation of critically ill infants and children. Treatment Whether we are treating your child for a chronic condition or an unseen emergency, our hospitals provide, nursing staffs that are nine-time Magnet Recognized for outstanding care, and child-friendly facilities for any diagnosis. In the event that your child comes to us with a traumatic injury, from a fall or car accident for instance, the Jersey Shore Regional Trauma Center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with surgeons and resources needed to increase the chances of survival from serious injuries. It is the only Trauma Center in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Regardless of whether you have brought your child to the hospital for treatment of a chronic condition or an emergency, surgeons from a spectrum of specialties including the most experienced general surgeon in the region are ready. From urology to orthopedics, ear, nose and throat to neurosurgery, Meridian is proud to be advancing pediatric surgical care at the Jersey Shore. When recovery from more serious injuries or illnesses, intensive care for our youngest patients is also available: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit K. Hovnanian Children s Hospital is the only hospital in the area with dedicated space, monitoring equipment, and board certified pediatric intensivists all day, every day, to provide complex care from respiratory failure to surgical recovery to neurological conditions and trauma. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit K. Hovnanian Children s Hospital is one of a select group of state-designated Level III neonatal intensive care units in New Jersey, equipped with the most advanced technologies and leading neonatologists. Recovery The impact of a difficult diagnosis or extensive treatment on a child and the child s family can be overwhelming. For that reason, the offers rehabilitation, support groups, and physical and speech therapy to help continue the healing both mentally and physically. Our pediatric rehabilitation specialists work with families to address the specific needs of the children they see. Our specialized team consists of audiologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists who evaluate, treat, and assist children of all ages with a variety of neurological, orthopedic, and developmental needs. Whether born with an illness, just diagnosed with one, or suffered a traumatic injury, your child may experieince trouble performing day-to-day activities. Occupational therapy can help children improve their cognitive, physical, and motor skills. And, just as important, it can help build their self esteem and provide a sense of accomplishment for those performing a task for the first time or relearning one that they have done a million times before. On the road to recovery, therapy often extends beyond physical healing and into emotional healing. Our unique art and pet therapy programs enable children to use creativity and positive thinking to express their feelings as they deal with tragic events and recovery. In fact, the pet therapy dogs can often be seen stopping in on the pediatric unit for a visit, bringing smiles to kids faces as they hug, pet, and play with these cuddly friends. MeridianPediatricNetwork.com PAgE 7
6 Support groups are available for our pediatric patients and their families who are coping with the stress of a particular illness or injury. We are home to a diabetes program that has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for excellence in self-management education. Home Sometimes, especially where children are involved, the best healing happens at home with their parents, family, friends, toys, and their own bed. For this reason, many of our rehabilitative and therapeutic programs extend from the hospital to the home, with suggested participation from families and friends. Whether you are looking for assistance caring for an ill or injured child after returning from the hospital, adding safety monitoring tools, or need medication management help for your child s chronic illness, Meridian At Home s Pediatric Care Program offers the most complete range of in-home personal assistance and technology solutions. And, when you re in need of medical supplies including pediatric nutritional supplements, blood sugar tests and strips for diabetes, thermometers, and nebulizers visit MeridianAtHomeStore.com for a full range of medical equipment and products delivered right to your door. Good Pediatric Care Starts with You Our mission is to improve the health of the community, and we want to partner with you, schools, and the many civic organizations with similar goals. Unfortunately, you can t predict when your child is going to need to see a doctor. In those emergency cases, calling 911 and getting to the right hospital are crucial to the most positive results. It s a good idea to check in with your doctor with regular checkups and catch conditions early if they occur. Being connected to a physician who is connected to the is a good way to ensure access to subspecialists who are expertly skilled in and focused on the treatment of children. It also links you to a host of specialty and supportive programs available to you right here in Monmouth and Ocean counties. When it comes to your child s health, this is where you want to be K. Hovnanian Children s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Center at Ocean 425 Jack Martin Boulevard Brick, NJ Pediatric Care Center at Ocean Care Center 1517 Richmond Avenue Point Pleasant, NJ Behavioral Health Meridian Behavioral Health Parkway 100, 3535 Route 66, Bld Booker Behavioral Health Center 661 Shrewsbury Avenue Shrewsbury, NJ Health Information Booker Health Sciences Library Booker Pavilion, 1st Floor, S. Wing Family Health Centers and Clinics Family Health Center Ocean 425 Jack Martin Boulevard Brick, NJ George & Vita Kolber Health Center Jane H. Booker Family Health Center 71 Davis Avenue Laboratory Services Outpatient Services Meridian Health Laboratory at Ocean Care Center 1517 Richmond Avenue Point Pleasant, NJ Ocean Outpatient Services 425 Jack Martin Boulevard Brick, NJ Outpatient Services Home Care Meridian At Home Monmouth Shores Corporate Park 1340 Campus Parkway, Suite 3A Rehabilitation Oupatient Physical Therapy at Holmdel 100 Commons Way, Suite 120 Holmdel, NJ Outpatient Therapy at Manalapan 195 Route 9 South Manalapan, NJ Progressions Outpatient Rehabilitation Riverview Rehabilitation Center Riverview Outpatient Rehabilitation Center Transportation Services Alert Ambulance 1195 Airport Road Lakewood, NJ MeridianPediatricNetwork.com PAgE 9