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Thursday, September 29 2016 @ 02:43 AM EDT

New Jersey Business Hall of Fame™ Welcomes Amy B. Mansue to the Class of 2014 Laureates

Amy B. Mansue, Hightstown resident and president and chief executive officer of Children’s Specialized Hospital, the largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital in the country, will be inducted into the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame™ on April 3, 2014 at the Newark International Airport Marriott. Ms. Mansue will receive this prestigious award, granted to New Jersey’s ‘ultimate role models,’ for her work as a highly regarded social services and health care executive, skillful leader and a long-time advocate for quality health care.

In her leadership role as president and chief executive officer of a team of highly skilled clinicians and therapists who provide specialized care for children affected by brain injury, spinal cord dysfunction and injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses, Ms. Mansue brings a wealth of experience and passion to the health care industry. She demonstrated this passion at the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame™ Laureate Legacy Breakfast at PSEG in Newark where she spoke to New Jersey youth from underserved communities about the importance of getting an education and the skills needed to be successful in their future careers. She engaged the students with stories of persistence and optimism, qualities Ms. Mansue says are essential to have a successful career in the health care industry.

Junior Achievement is one of many organizations that has chosen to honor Ms. Mansue to for her work on health care reform and for helping to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Not only do her achievements speak volumes to her success but to her enthusiasm in which she strives to bring a higher quality of life to the patients in her care.

Under Ms. Mansue’s guidance, Children’s Specialized Hospital was named 2012 Hospital of the Year by NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes, and holds the distinct honor of being the only pediatric rehabilitation system to be named to New York Magazine’s Top Hospital Listing. They were also named by NJBiz as one of the “Top 25 Places to Work” from 2006 to 2009 including the number one ranking in 2008 and ranked in the top 100 Best Healthcare Employers in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare in 2008 and 2009.

“Amy is such an inspiration to not only New Jersey’s youth but to all of us. We are honored to have her in our class of 2014 Laureates,” says Catherine Milone, president, Junior Achievement of NJ. Thomas Bracken, president and CEO of New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and Peter Cocoziello, president and CEO of Advance Realty join Amy Mansue in the Class of 2014 Laureates.

For more information on the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame™ and other 2014 laureates, visit www.janj.org/events

About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers providing relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from K-12 knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches four million students per year in more than 120 markets across the United States, with an additional 6.5 million students served by operations in 117 other countries worldwide. This school year, JA of New Jersey will reach 50,000 students. Visit www.janj.org.

About Children’s Specialized Hospital
Children’s Specialized Hospital, the largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital in the country, treats children affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses at twelve sites throughout New Jersey. Services include outpatient therapies, physician specialty services, acute rehabilitation, medical day care and long-term care through its sites in Bayonne, Clifton, Egg Harbor Township, Mountainside, Toms River, Fanwood, Hamilton, New Brunswick, Newark and Roselle Park as well as outreach programs in many communities. Children's Specialized Hospital is an affiliate member of the Robert Wood Johnson Health System and a proud member of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation supports the programs and services of the hospital. The Foundation is ranked among the top six pediatric hospital foundations in the country. To help, or find more information: call 888-CHILDRENS; visit www.childrens-specialized.org; Facebook: www.facebook.com/childrensspecialized; Twitter: www.twitter.com/childrensspecnj; YouTube: www.youtube.com/cshnj; LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/children's-specialized-hospital

by Mel Fabrikant

Mel is a longtime Paramus resident and has belonged to many Paramus organizations. He is responsible for bringing the Scholarship Show to town and seeing to it that the initial presentation went over well. His five offspring were brought up through the Paramus school system. In addition, he is a longtime Paramus Rotary member.

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