It’s a life-saving difference. The medical centers of Meridian Health offer dedicated pediatric emergency rooms fully equipped, staffed, and designated for children. At the heart is K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune with the region’s only Trauma Center – home to surgeons and specialized resources to treat the most serious pediatric injuries. If you bring your child to the emergency rooms at either Ocean Medical Center in Brick or Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, you can take comfort knowing each is ready with specialized emergency pediatric care units. And if needed, each offers seamless and safe transfer to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital for the highest level of care.



Jersey Shore University Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Department

peder7With the region's first and most comprehensive pediatric program, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, located at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, is committed to keeping children healthy by providing the highest quality of care.

At K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital, your child will be met by experienced and highly trained pediatricians and pediatric nurses. We offer a separate triage room for pediatric patients, as well as their own waiting area. This helps us quickly determine their needs and get them into the Emergency Department for treatment with minimal waiting time.

Click here for more information on the K. Hovnanian Pediatric Emergency Department at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Riverview Pediatric Care Center

The new Pediatric Care Center at Riverview Medical Center offers your child enhanced medical care in an environment specifically designed to meet the unique medical needs of children. Plus, our specialized medical team, skilled at caring for children, sees and treats every child in a timely fashion.

peder6 The Pediatric Care Center at Riverview provides:

  • Dedicated emergency care beds
  • Private observation rooms/short stay rooms
  • Magnet-recognized nurses
  • 24-hour in-house pediatricians
  • Emergency care pediatric nurse practitioners
  • Emergency medicine physicians

Click here for more information on the Pediatric Care Center at Riverview Medical Center.

Ocean Pediatric Emergency Center

peder2The Pediatric Emergency Center at Ocean Medical Center is a private and comfortable area adjacent to the emergency department that is staffed with board certified, emergency trained physicians and pediatric nurses. These individuals have the experience and expertise to provide the specialized care that children require, treating newborns and kids up to 18 years old. The Pediatric Emergency Center is available seven days a week during the busiest hours, from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This compliments the emergency services we provide to children and adults 24 hours a day.

Features include:

  • Specially designed pediatric emergency treatment area to better serve young patients
  • Staffed by pediatricians from the K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital
  • Experienced pediatric nurses (RNs)
  • Dedicated inpatient pediatric unit at Ocean Medical Center
  • Conveniently located in Brick for families living in Ocean County

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Martin Truex Jr. Pediatric Care Center at Southern Ocean Medical Center


peder5Meridian Health is proud to unveil the Martin Truex Jr. Pediatric Care Center at Southern Ocean Medical Center, located at 1140 Route 72 West in Manahawkin. Part of Southern Ocean Medical Center’s redesigned emergency department, the center provides world-class care for pediatric emergencies, recovery and routine medical issues in an atmosphere that’s family friendly and inviting for children of all ages.

The center provides access to the region’s most coordinated pediatric services in a cheerful, kid-friendly environment, and includes an emergency care team of certified pediatric nurses, emergency care trained nurses and board certified emergency physicians on-hand 24-7 to meet your child’s needs.

As part of Meridian Pediatric Network, the Center provides access to more than 100 pediatric specialists at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for surgery, trauma, intensive care, and specialty care.

Click here for more information on the Martin Truex Jr. Pediatric Care Center at Southern Ocean Medical Center.



Pediatric Care Center at Bayshore Community Hospital

peder3Sometimes, the adventures of childhood bring more than routine bumps and bruises. For life’s little emergencies, you can take solace knowing the Pediatric Care Center at Bayshore Community Hospital, located at 727 North Beers Street in Holmdel, is here to patch things up and ensure your child’s speedy recovery. Our dedicated team of board certified pediatricians is always on call and ready to meet your needs 24/7.

The child-friendly setting provides specialized care in a bright, cheerful environment. Our emergency care section is staffed by certified pediatric nurses, emergency care trained nurses, and board certified emergency physicians. We also provide a range of in-room accommodations to meet the needs of parents. As part of Meridian Pediatric Network, the Center provides access to more than 100 pediatric specialists at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for surgery, trauma, intensive care, and specialty care.

Click here for more information on the Pediatric Care Center at Bayshore Community Hospital.



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