Hospital Services

K.Hovnanian Children's Hospital is proud to offer the following amenities to our patients and families.

Our goal is to make your stay as comfortable as possible, so please let any member of our staff if we can be of assistance!


Food & Beverage

Patient Food Service
Children's meal trays are served each day at approximately 7:30 a.m., 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m. Each morning, the dietary hostess will bring your child's menu around for meal selection for that day. Additionally, you may receive one guest tray (entrée of the day) for yourself at mealtime, which will arrive with your child's tray.

Jersey Shore Grille & Deli
Located in Brennan Pavilion, the Grille offers hot and cold sandwiches, desserts, and a variety of deli and breakfast items. Open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Atrium Cafe
Located in the Atrium of the Northwest Pavilion lobby. Open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Booker Health Sciences Library

Located on the first floor of the Booker Pavilion, the Booker Health Sciences Library is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

The library is open to all patients and their family members to assist you in learning more about specific health conditions, treatment options, and research. The library also offers 13 computers with internet and medical database access, a self-service photocopier at no charge, and a small collection of general fiction books that can be loaned to your during your child's stay. 

Learn more about the Booker Health Sciences Library



The Young Chapel, located in the Booker Pavilion across from the Library, also serves as a meditation room. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to patients, visitors and hospital staff. Additionally, our Pastoral Care Department identifies and responds to the spiritual needs of our patients, their families, and staff. 

To request a visit from the chaplain or another member of the Pastoral Care team, ask your nurse to page Pastoral Care.


Gift Shop

Located near the main entrance of the Northwest Pavilion, our gift shop offers a wide variety of flowers & gifts to brighten patient's stays. Long distance well-wishers and those unable to leave their rooms are invited to use the Gift Shop's delivery service by dialing 732-776-4215, to have the purchase directly to the patient's room – with no delivery charge.  

The Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Hair and Nail Services

Available for our patients. Contact Guest Relations for more information.

Mail, Packages, and Flowers

Any deliveries will be brought directly to your room. Mail received after discharge will be forwarded to your home. Please give any outgoing mail to your nurse.

Notary Public

Services are available by appointment. Contact Guest Relations for more information.



The hospital's pediatric unit contains a kitchen that is available for use of our patients and their families. A microwave, ice machine with filtered water, coffee maker, and refrigerator are available. It is requested that all food stored in the refrigerator be labeled and dated. We also offer a selection of light snacks (dry cereal, crackers, peanut butter, etc.), milk and juices. Formula can be obtained from your nurse.


Patient Entertainment Centers

TV's are available free of charge 24 hours a day and feature several premium channels appropriate for our pediatric patients. Each TV has an attached DVD player, and the DVD channel is 3. We offer a variety of DVDs that may be borrowed from the Nurses' Station or the playroom, and encourage you to bring in age-appropriate DVDs from home.



Conveniently located in the Brennan Lobby, the Meridian Pharmacy is available to patients to fill any necessary prescriptions before they even leave the hospital's doors. The Meridian Pharmacy accepts most prescription plans, and payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card. The Pharmacy — open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. — also offers two dedicated parking spaces right in front of the hospital's main entrance.

Please feel free to call 732-776-4750 if you have any questions.



The hospital's playroom is located on the right side of the hall as you enter the pediatric department. Hours of operation are posted on the door. A Recreation Therapist is on duty Monday through Friday for Pediatric patients and for patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The therapist can provide toys and games to your child in his/her room during off-hours.


Sleeping Accommodations for Parents

We can provide in-room sleeping accommodations for one parent/grandparent/guardian who wish to stay with a child overnight. A sleep chair is by each bedside for this purpose. Cots may be opened at 8:00 p.m. and should be closed by 8:00 a.m. Additionally, parents are permitted to utilize the shower room located on the unit. Linens are available from the cart in front of the Nurses' Station. 

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For your convenience, a telephone is provided in each room as a complimentary amenity. The telephone will allow you to receive incoming telephone calls from outside the Medical Center and to dial anywhere within the state of New Jersey without charge.

  • NJ calls to area code 732, Dial 9 + 732 + Telephone Number
  • All other NJ area codes and Toll-Free, Dial 9 + 1 + Area Code + Number
  • All Interstate Calls, Dial 9 and follow instructions on your calling card or prepaid telephone card.
  • Calls within the Medical Center, Dial the extension number or "0" for Operator.
  • Phone problems, Notify your nurse.

Cellular Phones
While cell phone use is permitted at Jersey Shore, we ask that usage be limited to lobby areas, the cafeteria, and outside the Medical Center. Please refrain from using cell phones in patient rooms, waiting areas, elevators, or other areas that might disrupt other patients.


WiFi / Internet Access

WiFi is available throughout the Medical Center, and guests are able to access this service via a personal computer. Please note this is a public wireless access system and should not be used to transmit or access secure information. In addition, you will find certain Web sites are blocked by the Medical Center for policy reasons.