An Observant Jewish Patients Program for pediatric patients and their families
offers pantries with refrigerators specifically for kosher food that is
routinely stocked by the Sephardic Bikur Cholim under the supervision
of Rabbi Yechiel Jacobowitz. Prayer books are also available.
Observant Jewish Families Program - Dr. Margaret Fisher
Dr. Fisher talks about the special program that accommodates Observant
A Pet Therapy Program was designed to enhance the healing process for pediatric
patients. The use of therapy dogs has been shown to help reduce stress
for pediatric patients and their families. The Children’s Hospital’s
team of volunteer handlers and therapy animals provide positive interactions
that bring unconditional love from an animal to the bedside, which contributes
to the emotional and physical healing process.
Pet Therapy at The Unterberg Children's Hospital - Dr. Margaret Fisher
Dr. Fisher talks about pet therapy as it was started at The Unterberg
Children's Hospital. They have four dogs that visit the pediatric
center and one in radiology. Tilly, a bulldog; Abby Rose, a schnauzer;
Buddy, a yellow Lab; and Wally, a beagle. Norman is a Mastiff, has moved
to Florida, but his owner has written many books about him, and they have
the Norman books for the children.
Meet Tilly - Pet Therapy - Valerie Center
Tilly, the Pet Therapy dog takes the doctor/office feeling away for kids.
Tilly helps the kids feel less anxious about procedures.
The Ronald McDonald Family Room is available close to
the pediatric and neonatal care areas to provide a respite for family
members. Within the family room, there are sitting areas, a television,
computers, puzzles, as well as a kitchen, shower room and laundry area.
Ronald McDonald House provides accommodations for families of seriously ill children who are
being treated at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical
Center and other area hospitals. Monmouth Medical Center is one of only
three hospitals in New Jersey served by a Ronald McDonald House.
The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center offers
wide-ranging, professionally led support groups for children, adolescents
and their parents including:
- Children/Adolescents Experiencing Loss
- Cleft Palate Support Group
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Support Group
- Kids Need Support, Too
- Kogan Celiac Center Support Group
- Moms of Multiples
- Mother-to-Mother Support Group
- New Babies, New Emotions
- Pediatric Diabetes Support Group
- Postpartum Depression Group