Children’s Specialized Hospital Honored by Healthcare Institute of New Jersey

October 10, 2016

The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) recently honored five individuals and an organization for their contributions to the Life Sciences at the association's fourth annual Life Sciences Celebration on October 6, 2016, in Trenton, New Jersey.  Children’s Specialized Hospital was honored to receive the 2016 Patient Access/Advocacy award.  Amy B. Mansue, President, Southern Region, RWJBarnabas Health and Warren E. Moore, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Specialized Hospital accepted the award which was presented at the Historic Trenton Masonic Temple.

Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges.  At 12 different New Jersey locations, the hospital’s pediatric specialists partner with families to make its many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective so children can achieve more of their goals.

Commenting on the event, Jeffrey S. Sherman, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, BD, and Chair of HINJ’s Board of Trustees, said, “There is much to celebrate in New Jersey’s life sciences community.  HINJ is delighted to recognize the achievements of this distinguished group, who, like our HINJ member companies, have demonstrated a sustained commitment across a broad spectrum of activities to medical innovation and improving the human condition.”

The recipients of HINJ’s 2016 honors include:

• The Honorable Bob Franks Public Service Award: The Honorable Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Member, New Jersey General Assembly, Chair, Health and Senior Services Committee

• Research: Michael F. Christman, Ph.D., President and CEO, Coriell Institute for Medical Research

• Patient Advocacy: Children’s Specialized Hospital; Amy B. Mansue, President, Southern Region, RWJBarnabas Health, and Warren E. Moore, President and CEO

• Special Recognition: Barry R. Komisaruk, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor, Director, NIH-Minority Biomedical Research Support Program at Rutgers-Newark

HINJ President and Chief Executive Officer Dean J. Paranicas shared Mr. Sherman’s enthusiasm.  “It is entirely fitting that we honor the efforts of those who share our industry’s ideals,” Paranicas said.  “The life sciences community in New Jersey has a long and distinguished history — and I am confident that we will long continue to be a global leader.”

To learn more about the annual HINJ Life Science Celebration — including about past HINJ honorees — please visit HINJ Life Sciences Celebration page.

About the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ)

Founded in 1997, the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) serves as the voice for the state’s life sciences industry.  HINJ seeks to expand patient access to the most innovative biopharmaceuticals and medical devices and promote awareness of the industry’s impact on New Jersey’s quality of life and economic well-being. To learn more, please visit HINJ at www.hinj.org or follow us via Twitter @ HINJ_ORG, Facebook @ HealthCareInstituteofNewJersey, LinkedIn @HealthCareInstituteOfNewJersey or YouTube @HINJNJ.  To learn more about the life sciences’ impact on New Jersey’s economy, please visit New Jersey’s Life Sciences: By the Numbers.

Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges — from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. At twelve different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective...so children can achieve more of their goals.  To help, or find more information: call 888-CHILDRENS; visit www.childrens-specialized.org; Facebook: www.facebook.com/childrensspecialized; Twitter: www.twitter.com/childrensspecnj; YouTube: www.youtube.com/cshnj; LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/children's-specialized-hospital