Whether we are treating your child for a chronic condition or an unseen emergency, our hospitals provide pediatric emergency care and child-friendly facilities for any diagnosis.

  • Trauma: 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.
  • Surgery: Whether you brought your child to the hospital for treatment of a chronic condition or an emergency, Meridian, surgeons from a spectrum of specialties – including the most experience general surgeon in the region – are ready.
  • Intensive Care: When recovering from more serious injuries or illnesses, intensive care for our youngest patients is 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 and nurses 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 and neonatal nurses.
  • Acute Inpatient Care: A space that includes 14 state-of-the-art private rooms and features a fun, fresh aesthetic inspired by life at the shore, an interactive playroom, and a spacious family area to create an enhanced,family-centered healing environment.

Wellness Resources

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      Teaching Kids to Wash Their Hands

      More than half of food-related illness outbreaks are caused by unwashed or poorly washed hands, says the American Society for Microbiology. Outbreaks of hepatitis A in children in daycare centers have been directly connected to lack of handwashing after changing diapers or using the bathroom.

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    • Sports Injuries

      Sports Safety for Children

      Sports are great for children. Sports can help a child's physical coordination, fitness, and self-esteem. Sports can also teach children about teamwork and self-discipline.

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    • Common Childhood Injuries

      Common Childhood Injuries and Poisonings

      Visit our library of online resources for common childhood injuries and poisonings.

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      Emergency Medicine

      Designed to provide extraordinary care and comfort the moment you arrive, emergency treatment at Meridian Health hospitals and care centers promises unmatched care and cutting-edge technology in a calm, comfortable healing environment.

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    • Diagnostic Imaging

      Diagnostic Imaging

      Meridian Health’s Diagnostic Imaging Centers offer comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic imaging services designed to accommodate even the busiest of schedules.

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    • Family Resource Center

      Family Resource Center

      Whether it is small or large, relatives or friends, family is the loyal group of loved ones we are committed to protect.

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