Children's Specialized Hospital Programs and Services
Bringing the Beach to Pediatric Long Term Care Patients
Volunteer Makes it Her Mission
July 05, 2012 - WWOR Ch 9 News

WWOR CH 9 shares the story of the Beach Party for the pediatric long term care patients at Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, New Jersey. View the video here: http://youtu.be/VsI4wBqM-fg
 
It may have been raining outside, but that didn’t spoil the fun at a recent indoor Beach Party for 26 severely disabled children and adolescents, patients at Children’s Specialized Hospital’s Pediatric Long Term Care center. This special party gives them a unique opportunity to experience what so many kids get to do each summer – enjoy a day at the beach!
 
Patients built sand castles, felt the sand between their toes, touched the water, listened to the sound of the waves, and enjoyed the wind blowing.
 
The Pediatric Long Term Care Center at Children's Specialized Hospital provides dignified and tender loving care for children and adolescents with lifelong medical needs. These patients live at Children’s Specialized Hospital because their conditions are so severe, they cannot live at home with their families without 24 hour nursing or medical care. 
 
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 nine 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 (Little Egg Harbor fall 2013) as well as outreach programs in many communities. Children's Specialized Hospital is a proud member of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and was named the 2012 Hospital of the Year by NJBIZ. 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: visit www.childrens-specialized.org; find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @ChildrenSpecNJ.
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