Our Areas of Care
Pediatric patients admitted to The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital are welcomed into one of our inpatient units, based on severity of illness, treatment needs and age. In each unit, a skilled team of professionals maintains the highest standards of care 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. Our inpatient units range from neonatal to pediatric intensive care, general medical/surgical units and specialized hematology/oncology units. In addition, we have a brand new state of the art Pediatric Operating Suites and recovery rooms specially designed for children. As well our Pediatric Emergency Department solely dedicated to the care of children.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
The region’s first pediatric intensive care unit, this unit has 14 beds and 6 intermediate beds to treat the most critically ill or injured patients throughout the state. Patients are cared for by fellowship-trained, board-certified pediatric intensivists, master’s prepared nurse leaders, nurses specifically trained to care for critically ill children, and pediatric residents.
Our specially trained Pediatric Transport Team and two state-of-the-art, fully equipped mobile Pediatric Intensive Care Units specifically designed to care for the critically ill child or newborn, are readily available to ensure prompt and optimal inter-hospital transfer 24-hours-a-day from hospitals throughout the state.
Pediatric Transport and Outreach Program
For transport: 1-866-66-BMSCH (1-866-662-6724)
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital knows that pediatric patients are unique and require a special team of experts to deliver them safely and quickly to a pediatric facility specializing in their care.
Our Pediatric Transport and Outreach Program, made up of specially trained doctors, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, respiratory therapists and emergency technicians, is available 24-hours-a day, seven-days-a-week. Two fully equipped mobile pediatric intensive care units (PICU) are available to transfer the sickest, most medically fragile infant or child from any hospital in the tri-state area at any time of the day or night. Our team transports over 1000 children from around the state to our children’s hospital every year.
Within moments after calling 1-866-66-BMSCH (1-866-662-6724) you will speak with a member of our Pediatric Transport and Outreach Program. You will then be connected to a pediatric intensive care physician if necessary, who will receive further information about your patient’s condition and be available for advice until we arrive at your facility.
Members of our transport team will arrive in a state-of-the-art ambulance outfitted for a full range of pediatric and neonatal intensive care services.
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital is also equipped to receive patients by helicopter on our hospital-based landing pad.
Pediatric Emergency Department
As part of a Level 1 Trauma Center and the ONLY Pediatric Trauma designation in the state of New Jersey, our Pediatric Emergency Department provides patients from infancy through age 21 with care for even the most serious injuries. Specially designed to meet the needs of children and their families, the ED is staffed by pediatric emergentologists, pediatric ED nurses, pediatric technicians and child life specialists.
This 24-bed unit accepts and treats children as young as a few days old through age 11. Each single room provides a range of amenities including television sets, DVDs, video games and in-room sleeping accommodations for parents. Specialists in every aspect of pediatric care are available and participate, as needed, in the multidisciplinary team caring for each patient.
To meet the unique needs of adolescents, this 14-bed unit accepts and treats patients age 12 through 21. Each single-family room provides the same range of amenities as the pediatric unit.
In addition, a teen lounge offers adolescents a place to hang-out and watch television, play video games, listen to music and talk. Specialists in every aspect of adolescent care are available as needed.
This state-of-the-art 10-bed unit accepts and treats patients with blood disorders and cancer. Each room provides the same range of amenities as the pediatric and adolescent units. Specialists in the care of children are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. In addition, the registered nurses on this unit are specially trained in pediatric cancer care and chemotherapy administration.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is home to one of the only academic neonatal intensive care units (NICU) in New Jersey. The state-of-the-art facility features the most up to date technology designed to treat the most critically ill newborns in the most comprehensive manner. Our Neonatology service was recently ranked by US News & World Report America’s Best Children’s Hospitals top 50.
Many of the hospital’s existing services support the NICU. As part of an academic health center, the hospital’s relationship with the medical school fosters the pursuit of translational research to create a better understanding of the causes of premature labor and the development of new therapies to care for the newborn child. It also enables the unit to be staffed by a faculty of neonatologists who are recognized as leaders in their field as well as in-house neonatology fellows available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.
Pediatric Perioperative Suites and Same Day Stay Services
BMSCH is proud to announce the opening of six brand new state of the art Pediatric OR suites and 15 post-anesthesia recovery unit. Our Pediatric Same Day hospital also cares for these children pre-operatively as well as for those requiring sedation for procedures (MRI, CT, etc.), as well as same day medical infusions.