NJ Department of Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd to Tour The Center
THE BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL TO UNVEIL CENTER FOR ADVANCED PEDIATRIC SURGERY ON NOVEMBER 18
(New Brunswick, NJ)- The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) will unveil its state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Pediatric Surgery during a special ribbon cutting and open house on Monday, November 18.
The Open House takes place from 1-3 p.m., with the formal program beginning at 1:15 p.m. New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd is expected to attend and tour the new center between 1-2 p.m. Members of the media are invited to attend.
The Center for Advanced Pediatric Surgery is a dedicated pediatric operating room suite that provides surgical services for newborn patients up to age 21.
The new operating room suite consists of six operating rooms with a centrally located area for supplies and gives BMSCH faculty and community surgeons extra, dedicated capacity to perform a broad range of surgical procedures spanning the following specialties: urology, orthopedics, trauma, plastic surgery, gynecology, general surgery, neurosurgery, otorhinolaryngology, dental and ophthalmology. Each operating room is equipped to offer surgeons the ability to perform pediatric gastroenterology and pulmonary procedures.
The new Post-Acute Care Unit (PACU) offers 10 bays, 5 private recovery rooms and an isolation room. Integration between existing information technology systems with audio/video, medical equipment, radiology and electronic medical records is in progress. The new ORs will have state-of-the-art integration capabilities that will help the hospital transition easily into the future as more technology is added to provide the most current services for our children.
“When developing plans for the suite, we sought input and incorporated ideas from families, our surgeons, nurses and frontline staff so we could enhance our efficiency and allow us the flexibility to integrate new technology in the future,” notes Joseph Barone, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief, BMSCH and Professor and Chief of the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “We’re proud that the Center reflects the input we received and that it is perfectly aligned with BMSCH’s mission of providing family-centered care.”
Michael Antoniades, MPA, Senior Vice President of Operations at RWJ and BMSCH, adds, “We are proud that our talented faculty and community physicians consistently expand the boundaries of pediatric medicine. We are excited to provide them with this state-of-the-art operating room suite which I am certain will fuel innovation at BMSCH and the continued growth of our nationally distinguished pediatric academic health campus.”
Named one of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report for two consecutive years, BMSCH is the focal point of the growing nationally distinguished pediatric academic health campus in New Brunswick, NJ which also features Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Child Health Institute of New Jersey, RWJ Health System affiliate Children’s Specialized Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and the Embrace Kids Foundation.
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About The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is the focal point of New Brunswick’s growing children’s health campus, which includes Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Child Health Institute of New Jersey, PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital, Ronald McDonald House-New Brunswick and the Embrace Kids Foundation.
The 105-bed, free-standing, state-designated, acute care children’s hospital is a state-of-the-art facility that is specially designed to care for children. From pediatric surgery, urology and cardiology to oncology, hematology and pulmonology, BMSCH’s specialists and intensivists provide advanced care for children of all ages – from fragile newborns to adolescents.
BMSCH has been named one of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report for two consecutive years and it was recently designated as New Jersey’s first and only Pediatric Trauma Center.