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Health Commissioner Delivers Toys and Reads Story to Patients at PSE&G Children's Specialized Hospital
December 18, 2012 - Children's Specialized Hospital

As part of the Christie Administration’s Season of Service, Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd delivered over 200 toys donated by Department staff to patients in PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick on Monday, December 17 at 2 pm as part of the hospital’s annual Holiday Giving Program. The Commissioner also read a children’s holiday story, The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats to a group of young patients.
“The holidays are the perfect time to recognize the excellent care provided to thousands of special needs children at Children’s Specialized Hospital,” said Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd. “It was an absolute joy to share the spirit of the holidays with such loving and special children.”

Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd chose Children's Specialized Hospital because of the unique role it plays in providing rehabilitation and specialty physician services to 20,000 children with special needs each year in New Jersey.
“The Commissioner remains a steadfast advocate for public health and the needs of children. Our kids were thrilled to receive her generosity and kindness,” said Amy B. Mansue, president and CEO, Children’s Specialized Hospital. “New Jersey is fortunate to have her leadership and her compassion.”
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 ten sites in New Jersey and treats 20,000 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, Egg Harbor Township, Mountainside, Toms River, Fanwood, Hamilton, New Brunswick and Roselle Park as well as outreach programs in many communities.  Children's Specialized Hospital Children's Specialized Hospital is an affiliate member of the Robert Wood Johnson Health System and a proud member of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. 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 - www.facebook.com/childrensspecialized, or follow us on Twitter @ChildrensSpecNJ.
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