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The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital Receives the 2022 Women’s Choice Award® for Best Pediatric Emergency Care

August 2, 2022

The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital Receives the 2022 Women’s Choice Award® for Best Pediatric Emergency Care
New Brunswick, N.J. – August 2, 2022 – The Dorothy B. Hersh Pediatric Emergency Department at The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital has received a Best Pediatric Emergency Care award by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.
Children’s hospitals are specifically designed to take care of the child through a family-centered approach to medicine and serve kids at each stage of growth and development, requiring differently sized equipment and a range of expertise.  

“We found in our studies that 75 percent of women associate children’s hospitals with care for seriously ill children and nearly 50 percent of women are unfamiliar with the full offerings of a children’s hospital,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award, and former publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines. “Our goal at the Women’s Choice Award is to help moms—and parents—make educated, confident decisions about where to take their children for a wide range of healthcare services.”

The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s has met the highest standards for pediatric emergency care.   

“Well-known as a leader in pediatric care in New Jersey, The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital is a state-designated acute care children’s hospital offering a full-range of pediatric specialized healthcare services for children from newborns through adolescence,” said Bipin Patel, MD, FAAP, chairman of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief at The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital. “Children are not little adults; they have specialized needs that require specially-trained physicians—something that is even more crucial when emergency care is required. It’s an honor to have been recognized for Best Pediatric Emergency Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, reinforcing our commitment to our community’s children.”

The Best Pediatric Emergency Care designation is based on self-reported data from children’s hospitals in the nation. A children’s hospital earned the Best

Pediatric Emergency Care if they have all three of the following:
  • Dedicated pediatric emergency department
  • Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)
  • A high rating (4 or 5 on a 5-point scale) for their Emergency Department staffing
 
“When your child has a medical emergency, you want them to be treated by experts who understand their unique medical needs. Pediatric emergency rooms are staffed with specialists, services and technologies for the unique needs of children in a kid-friendly environment to reduce stress and anxiety,” said Passi. 

In addition to the Women’s Choice Award, the Dorothy B. Hersh Pediatric Emergency Department at The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital has earned the prestigious Lantern Award from the national Emergency Nurses Association. Saint Peter’s also received its sixth consecutive Magnet® designation, nursing’s highest honor, from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2020 and its Pediatric Intensive Care Unit recently earned a Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. To learn more about the Dorothy B. Hersh Pediatric Emergency Department at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s, please visit saintpetershcs.com/PedsED
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About The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital
The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital is a state-designated acute care hospital and Regional Perinatal Center. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a nationally renowned Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department, adolescent medicine, cancer care, diabetes, orthopedics, surgery, developmental pediatrics, gastroenterology, allergy and immunology, infectious disease medicine, rheumatology, cardiology, nephrology, neurology, pediatric intensive care, pulmonary/sleep medicine, audiology and physical, speech and occupational therapy. Other programs and services include Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine, which counsels, tests and treats children with rare diseases; the Craniofacial and Neurosurgical Center, which offers corrective surgery and multidisciplinary support for children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities; the Dorothy B. Hersh Regional Child Protection Center, a state-designated regional diagnostic and treatment center for child abuse prevention; and the Center for Diabetes Self-Management and Education, which diagnoses and treats children with diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Saint Peter’s Children’s Hospital has received Perinatal Certification from the Joint Commission and the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Saint Peter’s University Hospital became the fifth hospital in the world to receive its sixth consecutive Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center of the American Nurses Association for 2020-2024. The Children’s Hospital is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Visit saintpetershcs.com or call 732-745-8600.
 
About the Women’s Choice Award®
The Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospitals™ is a trusted referral source and coveted credential that identifies the nation’s best hospitals based on robust criteria that includes relevant clinical performance, patient satisfaction and appropriate accreditations. The Best Hospitals demonstrate exceptional ratings, providing the highest level of care and commitment to their patients’ health and well-being.  The Women's Choice Award is the only designation that takes into consideration the preferences of women when selecting a hospital. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more. 
 

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