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Family-Centered Care

Our team listens and provides family-centered care, creating a trusting relationship with patients and their families. We work collaboratively, at every stage of the medical journey, so that your child’s experience is perfectly tailored to their unique needs. Child life specialists and social workers are also available to provide education and emotional support for both children and their families.

Pioneering Treatments & Expertise

From innovative clinical trials to cutting-edge treatments, technology, and surgical techniques, Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health is leading transformation in children’s health care in New Jersey. Your family will have access to our diverse and comprehensive network consisting of pediatricians and access to over 200 pediatric specialists across 30 subspecialties.

National Recognition

Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health hospitals are the only two in New Jersey to be ranked among the top 50 in the nation for pediatric cancer care by U.S. News & World Report. Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital has also been ranked the number one children’s hospital in New Jersey and among the Top 20 in the mid-Atlantic region.

Hackensack Meridian Health Has More Top Ranked Hospitals Than Anyone in the State

Hackensack University Medical Center, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center and JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute are ranked among the best in the state.

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Recognized for National Excellence by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center #1 Best Children’s Hospital in New Jersey, and a top 20 children’s hospitals in the mid-Atlantic region in its annual Best Children’s Hospitals Report.

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Our Doctors

Behind the doors of the Hackensack Meridian Children’s Hospitals are teams of people who change children’s lives in extraordinary ways. Here, leaders in the field of pediatric medicine use their outstanding diagnostic skills, advanced technologies, and breakthrough treatments to change lives.

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