The Chang Foundation, based in Westfield , New Jersey , recently presented Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation with a pledge for $250,000. The funding will support the renovation of the pediatric ambulatory care center which provides specialty physician services to children with a variety of special needs. The support from the Chang Foundation will enable the hospital to renovate the unit and ultimately enhance the entire patient experience.
The origin of the Chang Foundation’s mission is to help young people who cannot afford much needed medical treatment on their own.
“When we considered Children's Specialized Hospital , we realized that we had a perfect fit,” said Michael Miller, Chang Foundation investment advisor. “We are glad to have been of assistance to Children's Specialized and know that our grant will help many deserving young people.”
As the largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital in the United States , Children’s Specialized Hospital offers highly experienced pediatric medical subspecialists who are leaders in their fields. The comprehensive range of medical subspecialists available at Children’s Specialized Hospital include those in the following disciplines: developmental pediatrics, pediatric physiatry (physical medicine and rehabilitation), pediatric neurology, orthopedics, urology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), orthotics and casting & splinting.
“The improvements will allow us to provide a more welcoming, family friendly environment,” said Dr. Uday Mehta, associate medical director and neuro-developmental pediatrician for Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside. “We diagnose and treat children with conditions such as autism, ADHD, developmental delays, brain injuries, fetal alcohol syndrome and cerebral palsy. The Chang Foundation’s very generous gift will undoubtedly change the way healthcare is given to this very special group of patients.”
Children’s Specialized Hospital is the preeminent provider of rehabilitation services for children with special needs. The hospital serves children affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses. Children’s Specialized Hospital has eight sites in New Jersey and treats 19,000 children each year, making it the largest pediatric rehabilitation system of its kind in the nation. Services include outpatient services, acute rehabilitation, and long-term care through its sites in Bayonne , Clifton , Mountainside, Toms River , Fanwood, Hamilton , New Brunswick and Roselle Park as well as outreach programs in many communities.
Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation supports the programs and services of the hospital. The Foundation is ranked among the top six pediatric hospital foundations in the country. To help, or find more information, visitwww.childrens-specialized.org.