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Hospital Information
Beds: 75
Address: 100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07962
Medical School Affiliations: UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
Drexel University College of Medicine
Established: 2002
 
Main Contact Information
Date Last Updated:  09/19/2014

The Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Memorial and its affiliate programs at Overlook Hospital offer 13 pediatric medical subspecialties, including pediatric critical care, neonatology, pediatric hematology and oncology, and provide first-rate medical care to more than 50,000 children each year.

You can rest assured that your child will be in good hands with our team of nationally recognized, board-certified physicians, dedicated to providing excellent, personalized medical care. And, thanks to our involvement in clinical research, we have access to the newest medications, treatments and technologies to help your child get healthy and stay healthy.

Pediatric Specialty Services

Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health

The Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health includes physician specialists in Adolescent Medicine and other professionals with expertise in the unique physical, psychological, and developmental needs of children and young adults from 12 to 21 years of age.

Services

Services are provided at the Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Memorial and Overlook Hospital, which allows patients easy access to a wide range of resources.

Specialized programs include:

Consultation services and follow-up care for the full spectrum of adolescent health issues including adolescent gynecology, family planning and sexuality problems, sexually transmitted disease and complex biopsychosocial disorders.

The Eating Disorder Program at Atlantic Health System provides evaluation and management of such disorders as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and related problems. Treatment includes medical monitoring, individual, family and group therapy, nutritional counseling and support.

Girl’s Street: A Young Women’s Health Program located at Overlook Hospital promotes health by providing consultative care by a physician, social worker and nutritionist.Medical problems and psychological and adjustment issues are addressed.

The Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic physicians work together with other healthcare professionals to offer a full range of services including confidential care, acute and chronic illness, sports and work physicals and evaluation and treatment of issues related to growth and development. Substance abuse and behavioral problems as well as reproductive health care for both boys and girls are also addressed.

TeenHealthFX.com, a nationally recognized, award winning website designed for teenagers that operates as a collaborative effort of the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health and the Community Health Department.TeenHealthFX helps improve the health and well being of adolescents by providing accurate and factual information within the anonymous milieu of the Internet. Adolescents can log on for topics of concern, or ask questions that are answered by experts.

Children’s Heart Center

The Children’s Heart Center provides comprehensive, non-invasive evaluation of children with suspected congenital and acquired heart disease. Diagnosis and management of cardiovascular abnormalities is provided through the fetal cardiology service.

Services

The Children’s Heart Center offers complete, non-invasive evaluation using:

2D echocardiography

Holter monitoring

Stress testing

24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

Event recorders

Electrocardiography

Our affiliation with pediatric cardiology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital allows our physicians to provide comprehensive and consistent care for those requiring invasive evaluation and treatment. 

Child Development Center

The Child Development Center (CDC) of Goryeb Children’s Hospital provides diagnostic and treatment services for children and adolescents with developmental, learning and/or behavioral problems.  The CDC addresses a wide range of concerns related to children, including attention level, communication skills or classroom behavior.

Services

The Child Development Center’s team of health care professionals helps children reach their maximum potential for physical, cognitive, academic, social and emotional functioning. A comprehensive assessment is performed to help understand each child and to make long-term plans to assist in the child's future.

Depending on the child’s needs, the following services can be provided:

Medication management for ADHD or autism

Management of toileting, enuresis and encopresis

Parent and child counseling

Speech and language evaluation

Occupational therapy evaluation

Physical therapy evaluation

Classroom observation

International Adoption Program, a comprehensive service that combines the expertise of the Child Development Center and a pediatric infectious disease specialist to evaluate the health and developmental needs of a child before and after adoption. This unique service is not intended to replace the child’s pediatrician or family practitioner, but serves as an initial comprehensive evaluation to ensure that the child is free from communicable diseases and is developing appropriately.

Special Care Infant Follow-Up Program provides screening and referral services for children at risk for developmental delay, such as those with very low birth weight or those who experienced trauma at birth.

Special Child Health Services Morris County Case Management Unit provides case management services for Morris County children age 0-21 with developmental concerns.  The Unit also serves as the single point of entry for early intervention services in Morris County (service coordination.)

Early Intervention Program

Provides early identification, assessment, and intervention for eligible infants and young children age 0-3.  This child-centered, family-focused program addresses family needs to promote optimal independent functioning and achievement of educational goals.  Services are provided in the child’s natural environment.

Pediatric Critical Care

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Goryeb Children’s Hospital offers state-of-the-art care to infants, children and adolescents with life-threatening illness and injury.  This eight-bed unit features advanced technologies for continuous monitoring of respiratory, cardiovascular and neurologic functions.  The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is staffed by three board certified pediatric critical care physicians who provide round-the-clock coverage, as well as a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled professionals including pediatric critical care physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, case managers, child life therapists, physical/occupational therapists, speech therapists, nutritionists, and pharmacists

Services

Diagnosis and management of pediatric patients with unstable, life-threatening conditions such as severe infections, pneumonia, asthma, heart disease, seizures, diabetic ketoacidosis and traumatic brain injury

Management of pediatric patients on ventilators/respirators and non-invasive ventilation equipment

Renal replacement therapy for pediatric patients with acute renal failure

Care giver training and management of patients with new tracheostomies

Medical direction of inter-facility pediatric transports for children who need critical care or other specialized pediatric care

A dedicated pediatric transport team made up of a physician, a PICU nurse, a respiratory therapist, equipped with a specialized mobile pediatric intensive care unit ambulance

Patient rooms complete with TVs, CD/DVD players, telephones, and internet access via the Starbright Foundation

A private lounge area for families, which includes comfortable “Ronald McDonald Sleeping Rooms”, a separate bathroom and shower, a kitchenette and lockers

Participation in local and national research trials

Developmental Disabilities Center

The Developmental Disabilities Center, a component of the Center for Human Development at Atlantic Health System, provides comprehensive, coordinated evaluation and health care to children and adults with various developmental disabilities. Board certified internal medicine physicians and nurse practitioners, in consultation with developmental pediatricians, neurologists and other specialists, provide primary health care services. Psychiatrists, clinical nurse specialists, psychologists and licensed clinical social workers provide mental health services.

The DDC serves as a resource for community physicians by providing additional services to patients with developmental disabilities not readily available in physicians’ offices.

Services

Clinical medical, neurologic and psychiatric care in one location, dedicated only to the care of individuals with developmental disabilities. Close collaboration with dental care for the disabled.

Integrated Therapeutic Network

The Integrated Therapeutic Network provides specific therapeutic support to adults with developmental disabilities living in the community. These supports include psychological services, speech, physical and occupational therapy. The supports provided are habilitative rather than rehabilitative, so they can be ongoing and address maintenance of a person’s skills and abilities. The Integrated Therapeutic Network has a number of professionally trained therapeutic staff at their disposal to serve a large number of consumers with developmental disabilities in the Northern region of New Jersey.

Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology Center

BD Diabetes Center for Children and Adolescents

The Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology Center provides evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents with diabetes and other hormonal problems including growth and pubertal disorders, thyroid disease, disorders of calcium, adrenal disorders and other glandular disease.  The Center also provides parent and patient support groups and develops educational materials and websites for both patients and their families and health professionals. 

Services

A full-service, team-based diabetes service offers the newest advances in therapy including continuous glucose sensoring and basal bolus (flexible) insulin regimens utilizing newer insulins and insulin pump therapy.

Patients also have the opportunity to take advantage of newer endocrinologic therapies being tested at the Center, including newer, more convenient methods for treating delayed and early puberty, growth disorders and other hormonal disorders.

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

The Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition service of Atlantic Health System at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and Overlook Hospital provides care to infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of digestive disorders.   These include disorders associated with feeding problems, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and liver disorders.

Services

The Pediatric Gastroenterology division manages New Jersey’s largest population of children with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis) and celiac disease.   Family education and support programs are offered throughout the year. 

The division performs all procedures in an established six-bed, state-of-the-art unit at the Goryeb Children’s Day Hospital that allows for continuous monitoring of procedures and during recovery. The Day Hospital is specially equipped to provide for the comfort of our pediatric patients and their caregivers with access to TV’s, DVDs and VCRs, and care provided by expert child life personnel prior to their procedures.

The division also runs one of only a handful of pediatric gastroenterology motility services in the country, which allows for evaluation of persistent intestinal symptoms that cannot be explained through traditional gastroenterology procedures.   In addition, the division of gastroenterology offers a unique approach to children with symptoms that do not respond to regular medications through its G.I.F.T. (Gastrointestinal Integrative Functional Therapy) program, which utilizes a combination of cognitive behavioral therapies including guided imagery and relaxation techniques. The division also maintains a strong research component, offering patients opportunities at advanced therapeutic options through clinical trials. 

The Pediatric Gastroenterology Division features:

A highly-trained, experienced medical staff

A team of pediatric registered and advanced practice nurses, social workers, nutritionists, child life personnel, research coordinators and highly skilled administrative staff

Advanced endoscopic, therapeutic, and motility evaluations

Continuous education programs and support groups for both health care professionals and families

Participation in clinical trials

Hospitalist Program

A hospitalist is a general academic pediatrician with expanded skills and knowledge in the management of hospitalized infants, children and adolescents.

At the Goryeb Children’s Hospital, the hospitalist acts as a resource for community pediatricians and family practitioners that wish to have care of this highly complex patient population performed by a pediatrician who resides full-time in the hospital.  The division also provides care to those patients who do not have a primary care provider in the area.

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

The Valerie Fund Children’s Center at the Goryeb Children’s Hospital and Overlook Hospital is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care to infants, children and adolescents under the age of 21 with hematologic blood diseases and pediatric cancers.

Services

The Valerie Fund Children’s Center is a nationally recognized cancer center and active member of the Children’s Oncology Group, the largest cooperative cancer group for patients under the age of 21 years old.   The team practices at the Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Memorial and Overlook Hospital, which gives patients and their families easy access at two locations.

The Valerie Fund Children’s Center features:

A highly trained medical staff with national and international expertise in treating patients with acute leukemias, lymphomas, bone sarcomas and histiocytoses

Access to advanced nationally and internationally recognized treatments, made possible by the Center’s affiliation with the Childen’s Onocolgy Group and the International Society of Pediatric Oncology

Hematology programs in thalassemia, hemophilia, thrombophilia and sickle cell disease provide access to the latest diagnostic and treatment regimens available, in a pediatric friendly setting

A comprehensive team of expert pediatric subspecialists, pediatric surgeons, neurosurgeons, hematopathologists, pediatric radiologists and radiation therapists, all with access to state-of-the-art imaging including the revolutionary Cyberknife for highly accurate, non-invasive treatment of brain tumors

Counseling and group support for patients, parents and siblings, staffed by social workers, child life specialists, counselors and psychologists.

Pediatric Infectious Disease

The Pediatric Infectious Disease division provides timely, high quality, evidence-based care in the diagnosis and treatment of infections in children and adolescents. Both inpatient and outpatient consultations are provided. Care is personalized and there is an emphasis on continuous communication with primary care providers.

Services

Management of outpatient antibiotic therapy

Management of Lyme disease

Management of fever of unknown origin

International Adoption Clinic: A collaborative service in conjunction with the Child Development Center for the evaluation of internationally adopted children. This includes pre-adoption counseling as well as a comprehensive physical and developmental assessment of the internationally adopted child.

Neonatology

The Neonatal Intensive Care Units at Atlantic Health System provide care to critically ill premature and full term newborns as well as infants with non-life-threatening illnesses under the care of neonatologists.

Services

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Morristown Memorial Hospital is a 26-bed unit with state-of-the-art equipment for continuous monitoring and mechanical ventilation of the sickest infants.  Morristown Memorial is the state-designated Regional Perinatal Center for northern and northwest New Jersey.  A team of board-certified perinatologists specializing in the care of high-risk pregnancy provides consultation and primary care to women with medically complicated pregnancies.  Pregnant women and sick infants are transported to Morristown by a hospital-based team (made up of physicians, critical care nurses and respiratory therapists) in a specially equipped ambulance.  Care in the NICU is provided by board-certified neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, certified neonatal nurses and an ancillary staff of neonatal respiratory therapists, physical therapists, infant feeding specialists and social workers.

The Children’s Kidney Center of New Jersey

The physicians and staff of the Children’s Kidney Center collaborate with the child, the child’s parents, and the child’s primary care physician to develop and coordinate individualized treatment plans for a variety of conditions.

Services

Diagnosis and treatment of hypertension

Diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and adolescents with urinary tract infections, blood or protein in the urine, nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, acute and chronic disorders of the kidney, kidney stones and hereditary kidney diseases.

Dialysis for acute and chronic renal failure

The Respiratory Center for Children

The Respiratory Center for Children at Goryeb Children’s Hospital provides care for patients from birth to 21 years of age. Comprehensive evaluation, consultation, treatment and educational programs support primary care physicians in the management of pediatric pulmonary diseases including asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, sleep disorders and exercise-induced asthma.

Services

The Respiratory Center is dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals, parents, schools and the community, and helping patients and their families control and manage their health problems.

The Respiratory Center features:

A team of board-certified pediatric pulmonologists, clinical nurse specialists, nurse educators, nutritionists, respiratory therapists and social workers

Pediatric Pulmonary Care

A cystic fibrosis clinic with genetic testing

A comprehensive pulmonary function lab

Infant pulmonary function testing

An Extreme Environmental Lab (i.e. stress, exercise, and high-altitude testing)

A four-bed Pediatric Sleep Disorder Center

A comprehensive pulmonary endoscopic/bronchoscopic lab

Asthma education classes for patients and their families

Nutrition and social work support

Pediatric Surgery

The division of Pediatric Surgery at Atlantic Health System provides comprehensive surgical care for infants, children, and adolescents using state-of-the-art techniques and innovative approaches to complex problems. Atlantic Health System pediatric surgeons are fully board certified surgeons, fellows of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and  full members of the American Pediatric Surgical Association.

The division of Pediatric Surgery offers expertise in all areas of general and thoracic surgery for children including:

Pre-natal consultation: diaphragmatic hernia, gastroschisis, omphalocele, tracheo-esophageal fistula, duodenal atresia, bowel obstruction and atresia

Neonatal surgery: congenital anomalies (birth defects) as listed above; emergency surgery of the chest and abdomen in newborns and premature infants

Tumor Surgery: Wilms’ tumor (kidney), neuroblastoma, and hepatoblastoma (liver) as well as soft tissue tumors (muscle)

Full Range of Gastrointestinal Surgery: esophageal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, intussusception, pyloric stenosis, reflux surgery, bowel obstructions, appendicitis

Abdominal Wall Surgery: Hernias and hydroceles

Genital Surgery:  Undescended testicles, ovarian masses and cysts

Thoracic Surgery: Lung surgery for tumors, masses, cysts, infections, chest wall malformations

Head and Neck Surgery:  Masses and cysts (lumps and bumps) of the face, head and neck including consultation for vascular malformations

Atlantic Health System surgeons apply contemporary principles of minimal access surgery where such an approach can be used to speed recovery or ease the discomfort of surgery. As part of the Children’s Medical Center team, surgeons provide gastrointestinal and venous access and participate in the critical care of children in the intensive care unit.

Consultation with one of the surgeons can be arranged at either the Goryeb Children’s Center at the Morristown Campus or at the Overlook Campus by calling 908-522-3523.

Emergency Medicine

Gagnon Pediatric Emergency Center

In the Gagnon Children’s Emergency Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital, dedicated staff is specially trained in the assessment and care of pediatric emergencies such as trauma, fever, respiratory difficulty, and abdominal pain.  They provide skilled and compassionate care to acutely ill and injured infants, children, and adolescents and their families 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Services

The Gagnon Children’s Emergency Center, located in the Goryeb Children’s Hospital, is one of the newest and most technically modern emergency departments in the metropolitan area. The Center’s nursing staff is highly trained and experienced in pediatric emergency medicine, offering state-of-the-art, world-class care delivered with compassion and expediency. 

A nurse or physician evaluates most patients within 20 minutes of arrival and more than 97% of patients are discharged home after treatment. The staff works closely with referring pediatricians and communicates results using the latest computer technology to provide pediatricians with records of their patient’s visit within hours.   According to patient satisfaction surveys, patients consistently and repeatedly rank the Center in the 99th percentile compared to other emergency departments in the state and nation.

The Center is fortunate to be one of the few emergency departments in the country to employ Child Life Specialists, trained professionals whose role is to help children and family relax by using play therapy and other distractions.

The Emergency Department at Morristown Memorial Hospital, including the Gagnon Children’s Emergency Center, is home to the oldest Emergency Medicine training program in the state and also teaches pediatric residents and students from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and around the country.   It is also a growing academic center and is currently a recipient of federal research grants to study pediatric emergency medicine issues.

Child Life Program

The Child Life Program of Atlantic Health System helps reduce fear and anxiety by helping children or adolescents and their families become familiar with the people, places and procedures at Atlantic Health System hospitals.

Services

The Child Life Program creates an environment that allows patients to communicate their feelings about hospitalization, and helps patients maintain normal living patterns and minimize trauma related to their hospital experience through medical teaching and the use of distraction techniques.

Child Life Specialists provide daily psychosocial assessments of each pediatric, critical care, and pediatric emergency room patient.

Our hospitals are equipped with playrooms where children and families can enjoy arts and crafts, recreational activities, special computer programming and engage in medical play and holiday fun.

Our team offers one-on-one support to our pediatric emergency room or trauma patients through distraction during a procedure, education, or emotional support to patients and their families during crisis.

Outreach programs for the community include hospital orientation programs, safety and educational programs, and support groups for children coping with asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis or cancer/blood disorders.

Education and Research

The Department of Pediatrics has an accredited pediatric residency program with 38 residents. Clinical research is an integral part of the mission of the Department of Pediatrics. The program is supported by two full-time research coordinators, physician leaders in the areas of Adolescent Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology / Oncology, Nephrology and Pulmonology  have attracted a wide array of clinical research projects to the Hospital.

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