Specialized Pediatric Care Now Conveniently Available In Wayne
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 06, 2012, 07:13 AM EST
St. Joseph’s Pediatric Subspecialties Center at Wayne offers young patients and their parents an array of clinical specialty expertise provided by Board-certified pediatrician-specialists in their fields of Allergy/Immunology, Child Development, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Neurology and Pulmonology/Sleep Medicine. The center is conveniently located at 1350 Route 23 North – easily accessible from Routes 287, 80 and 46.
“Pediatric subspecialties services are not very common,” said Michael Lamacchia, MD, Chairman, Pediatrics, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital (SJCH), a member of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. “It is our mission at St. Joseph’s to be close to our patients,” he explained, discussing the importance of providing St. Joseph’s high level of pediatric expertise and responsive compassionate care on campus at the Children’s Hospital in Paterson and at subspecialties centers in the communities served by the Healthcare System. St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital opened the Pediatric Subspecialties Center in Hoboken (2011), another subspecialties center on Century Road in Paramus (May, 2012), and looks forward to the addition of a pediatric ambulatory surgery center in Fair Lawn in 2013.
Fr. Martin Rooney, Director, Mission Services, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, offered the Blessing and reflected on the healing mission of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the founders and sponsors of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. “This will be a place of comfort and strength…as physicians and staff open their hearts and their minds to these young people in need and that these children will experience healing, comfort, and humor.”
Christopher Vergano welcomed St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital to Wayne Township saying, “we are certainly very happy you’re here at this great location… and providing a great service to our residents.”
Assemblyman Scott Rumana added, “It is a comfort to know that a children’s specialized program is right here in our backyard.”
Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital (SJCH) is a state-designated children’s hospital located at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. A member of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, SJCH offers a broad spectrum of advanced services for patients from birth to 21 years of age and their families. For more information, please visit StJosephsHealth.org or call the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Pediatric Subspecialties Center at Wayne, 973.754.8630.
About St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ, is an acute care state designated specialized children’s hospital known for its broad spectrum of advanced high quality pediatric services. With a focus on caring for the “whole child,” St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital offers the expertise of more than 200 Board-certified pediatricians specializing in 24 pediatric concentrations, nurses who have received the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence three consecutive times since 1999, and a skilled team of clinicians and support staff. St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is a member of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. For more information, please visit our website, www.StJosephsHealth.org or call 877.757.SJHS (7547).
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SJCH is pleased to offer advanced “pediatric specialty care in an area that didn’t have them previously…conveniently located, close to home in this community,” said Michael Lamacchia, Chairman, Pediatrics, SJCH. Shown at the official opening of the new Pediatric Subspecialties Center at Wayne are, l-r, Daniel Kline, VP, SJHS/Site Administrator, SJWH; Scott Rumana, Assemblyman, 40th District; Christopher Vergano, Mayor, Township of Wayne; Dr. Lamacchia; and Caryn Luberto, President, Tri-County Chamber of Commerce.