The Mary Stavola Children's Pavilion is an inpatient unit where children receive treatment for acute and chronic
conditions. A pediatric intensive care unit is staffed with the highest
level of specialty-trained physicians, nurses and other professionals
who provide care for critically ill children. The pavilion's decor
offers a whimsical, bold seashore theme.
Monmouth Medical Center's Epilepsy Monitoring Program improves seizure control and quality of life for children and adults suffering
from epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Central to the Epilepsy Monitoring
Program is state-of-the-art technology that provides continuous video
and EEG (electroencephalography) monitoring of electrical activity in
the brain. Through the program, pediatric patients are monitored from
any pediatric inpatient room via a mobile EEG unit. The goal is to observe
any seizures or seizure-like activity in a protected environment, so that
a more precise diagnosis can be made.
From advanced surgery to specialized treatment, pediatric subspecialists
provide a host of services for children with special needs or chronic
illnesses such as thyroid dysfunction, diabetes, neurological and gastrointestinal
disorders, asthma and other respiratory problems.
The Pediatric Neurology Program provides inpatient pediatric neurology consultations and offers outpatient
services dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders
in children, including epilepsy, headaches, head trauma and congenital
and metabolic disorders.
The Pediatric Medical Day Stay Unit allows children and adolescents to undergo special procedures that require
sedation — as well as other specialized testing and infusion of
certain medications — in an environment outside of the hospital room.
The Pediatric Sedation Program at The Unterberg Children's Hospital
at Monmouth Medical Center is led by specially trained doctors and nurses who provide pediatric sedation
for children undergoing radiological tests such as magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans. Members of the Pediatric
Sedation Team take great pride in providing a sedation plan that both
provides a safe and effective level of sedation and maximizes success
at completion of the proposed diagnostic or imaging procedure.
The Regional Cleft Palate Center, where services and surgery are provided to children born with cleft lip,
cleft palate and other oral-facial abnormalities, is the only one in the
region and one of five centers in the state established by the New Jersey
Department of Health and Senior Services. It is made up of a team of specialists
who take a personalized approach to the treatment of cleft palate and
Pediatric genetics appointments are also available at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital
at Monmouth on a monthly basis through Monmouth Medical Center's Genetic
Counseling Program, led by a certified genetics counselor in collaboration
with the Department of Clinical Genetics at the UMDNJ Institute of Genomic
The Radiology Department holds the Gold Seal accreditation from the American College of Radiology
(ACR) for its advanced imaging systems, including a special pediatric
accreditation for general magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed
tomography (CT) called Image Gently. Launched by the ACR, Society for
Pediatric Radiology, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists
and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, founding members
of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging, the Image Gently
Campaign was designed to significantly reduce, or “child-size,”
the amount of radiation used in imaging exams of children.
Monmouth’s Rehabilitation Services Department’s comprehensive
pediatric services include an audiology laboratory and newborn hearing
screening program led by a dedicated clinical audiologist. Additionally,
outpatient rehabilitation is offered through a partnership with HealthSouth
Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls. Their skilled therapy staff includes
physical therapists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists experienced
with treating neurological, orthopedic, vestibular and sports medicine patients.
The Pediatric Subspecialty Center at Toms River is a partnership between The Unterberg Children’s
Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center and its sister hospital, Community
Medical Center. The center brings convenient access to the outstanding
clinical skills of Monmouth Medical Center’s pediatric medical specialists
to Ocean County for children who require specialty care in the areas of
gastroenterology, endocrinology and pulmonology.