$45M Campaign for Children’s Specialized Hospital Announced at new Kenneth Esdale Pavilion in … | News

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, November 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Today Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH) celebrates the opening of its new Union, New Jersey outpatient center, which marks the start of a $ 89 million initiative to expand the Access marks the specialized care of more than 500,000 children in greater New Jersey and New York.

The Transforming Lives 2.0 capital campaign, slated to raise $ 45 million, will be instrumental in expanding CSH’s services to communities where children currently do not have access to the specialized care they need. The dollars raised will also support research at CSH that is critical to the future of children’s health in the areas of autism, brain injuries, chronic health conditions, cognition and mobility. To date, $ 31 million has been allocated to the Transforming Lives 2.0 campaign.

The fundraiser is co-led by a team of New Jersey superstars. Proud Toms River resident, former New Yorker Yankee and Met, and 2020 Olympic silver medalist Todd Frazier and his wife Jackie are honorary chairpersons. You will work with campaign chairpersons and members of the CSH Foundation Board of Trustees, Mark Montenero, President of Autoland Toyota, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Trucks Route 22 Springfield NJ, and Ed McKenna, Senior Partner at McKenna, Dupont, Stone & Washburne. together and former mayor of Red Bank.

“I care deeply about the children and families in my hometown, across New Jersey, and far beyond,” said Frazier. “This initiative and momentous campaign has the power to change so many lives – and bring so many smiles – in our amazing state. It is an honor to fight for every single family that needs special care and support to help them through some of the toughest times in their lives. “

Today’s celebration will welcome major campaign donors to tour the spacious, state-of-the-art 66,000 square foot ambulatory center in Union, New Jersey. Union’s new Ambulance Center, dedicated to Kenneth Esdale as the Kenneth Esdale Pavilion, will increase capacity by more than 15 percent and ultimately enable CSH to deliver high quality, compassionate care to more children due to the increased demand for services in Union County Offer.

“This is an important day not only for Children’s Specialized Hospital, but also for child health across the state of New Jersey,” said Matthew B. McDonald III, MD, President and CEO of Children’s Specialized Hospital. “The generosity of the Kenneth Esdale Estate will affect the lives of thousands of children – now and in the future. You are directly supporting our expansion into new communities so that more children have access to life changing care within our walls. “

The celebration will be attended by CSH and RWJBarnabas Health Leadership, CSH and Foundation Boards of Trustees, local elected officials and prominent community leaders. The program recognizes additional significant donations from Vincent Baricaua of ReMax Our Town, Mark Montenero of Autoland, and the Trustees of the Harold and Dorothy Snyder Foundation for their significant dedication to the campaign and development of this new outpatient center. The curators of the Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation, who played a key role in the decision to financially support the expansion of CSH and who each supported Transforming Lives 2.0 with donations, will also be honored.

“This is the greatest endeavor in the history of the Foundation, but we are confident that, through the generosity and compassion of our donors, we will meet our $ 45 million goal,” said Philip Salerno III, President and Chief Development Officer of the Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation. “We’re rising to the challenge because when the expansion of CSH is complete, more children with special health needs will receive the life changing care they need to reach their full potential – and doing the best for children is at the heart of everything. ” we do.”

Recently named one of the best specialist hospitals in the world by Newsweek, the CSH is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children, adolescents and young adults who face special health challenges from chronic diseases and complex physical disabilities such as brain and Spinal cord injuries to a all aspects of development, behavior and mental health. According to Newsweek, the hospital’s “state-of-the-art facilities have the most experienced doctors and diagnosticians and the highest level of care.”

CSH currently cares for more than 38,000 children annually in 15 locations across New Jersey, from Clifton to Egg Harbor. By 2023, the hospital will expand its reach even further with three new locations in Toms River, Eatontown and Bayonne. Philanthropic donations to the campaign will directly support infrastructure development, technological advancement, and important and innovative research that will change the future of child health. From vital programs and services to breakthrough research, 100 percent of every dollar received goes directly to helping thousands of children with special health needs in New Jersey and beyond. You can hear from some of the inspiring families involved here.

To find out more about the Transforming Lives 2.0 campaign or to donate, visit the campaign website or contact the CSH Foundation. Learn more about CSH on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Through the Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation, 100% of every donation to the Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH) Foundation supports the life-changing care at Children’s Specialized Hospital that changes the lives of children with special health needs in New Jersey and beyond. The CSH Foundation receives philanthropic support from those who share our mission and commitment to ensure that all children with special health needs receive the specialized care they need to reach their full potential. To help or to learn more, visit www.childrens-specialized.org/donate.

About Children’s Specialized Hospital Children’s Specialized Hospital, a RWJ Barnabas Health Facility, is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children and young adults from birth to 21st spinal cord injuries to a comprehensive spectrum of developmental, behavioral and mental health problems. At 15 different locations in New Jersey, our pediatric specialists work with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective, so that every child can reach their full potential. For more information, visit rwjbh.org/childrensspecialized or follow us on Facebook, Linked In, Instagram and Twitter.

Children’s Specialized Hospital is a proud member of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

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