Warren Moore to be recognized by Hugs for Brady at Annual Winter Gala to Eradicate Pediatric Cancer

February 28, 2018

President and CEO of Children’s Specialized Hospital, Warren E. Moore, will be honored with the Randy Siegel M.D. Pediatric Cancer Medical Humanitarian of the Year award at the 8th Annual Hugs for Brady Winter Gala on March 3rd at the Palace at Somerset Park.

The Randy Siegel M.D. Pediatric Cancer Medical Humanitarian of the Year award is given to an individual or organization that leads by example and excels in their dedication to eradicate pediatric cancer.  Through his 20 years in leadership roles at Children’s Specialized Hospital, Moore has embodied this award as he has been instrumental in improving access to pediatric healthcare for children and families in New Jersey. He spearheaded the expansion of 12 outpatient sites and increased the patient population from 2,000 children per year to over 34,000.  In just his first two years as CEO of Children’s Specialized, the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient services for children birth to 21 years of age, Moore has reduced the organization’s wait time by over 40 days to allow more kids to receive the specialty care they need.

“This award is incredibly humbling, but this isn’t about me. It is about our staff and the community I get to serve each day. I have the privilege to provide an environment where our clinicians can thrive and our patients and families can heal and have support,” said Moore. “I have the most incredible job in the whole world, but I hope that one day I am unemployed because there is no longer a need for children to be in a hospital.”

Sherrie and Michael Wells founded the Hugs for Brady Foundation in 2009 after their 13-month-old son, Brady, was diagnosed with Non- Differentiated Acute Leukemia. Brady lost his battle at 23 months of age, but Hugs for Brady carried on, and to date, the non-profit has raised over $2 million to help eradicate pediatric cancer so that families across the globe never have to hear that their child has been diagnosed with cancer. Hugs for Brady is funding cutting edge research, providing financial assistance to families for treatment, donating toys and games to oncology units and ensuring that every pediatric hospital in the country receives a Brady Buggy ® to provide fun for kids during their treatment.  

“We can’t think of anyone more deserving to be this year’s recipient,” said Sherrie Wells, executive director of Hugs for Brady. “We met Warren a few years back when he was the Chief Administrative Officer at Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital and knew right away that it would be important to have him in our corner in this fight. With his help and leadership, we hope to be closer in our goal of ending pediatric cancer.”

Moore says he is happy to partner with the Hugs for Brady Foundation as their mission is closely aligned with Children’s Specialized Hospital’s vision of a world where all children can reach their full potential. All children deserve to lead healthy, happy lives and eliminating pediatric cancer is critical to achieving that goal.

Prior to his current role, Moore served as the Chief Operating Officer at Children’s Specialized. He has been involved with Bristol Myers-Squibb Children’s Hospital throughout his career and held the role of Chief Administrative Officer. Moore received a master’s degree in health and human service administration from Rider University and a Bachelor of Science in business management from the University of Maryland. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Ronald McDonald House of Central & Northern New Jersey and the Health Research & Education Trust of New Jersey. He is on the Quality and Safety Committee at the Children’s Hospital Association and serves on several healthcare committees throughout the state of New Jersey. Moore is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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 all children can reach their full potential.  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