Press Release

For Immediate Release
Apr 5, 2012
Contact : Maureen Gillespie, Public Relations Manager  

There's no place like home.

K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital expansion provides extraordinary care, close to home.  

Neptune, NJ - K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center is proud to announce the grand opening of K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Specialty Care Center, a consolidated outpatient pediatric center serving as the new home of Meridian Pediatric Associates. The center provides pediatric specialty care services in a comfortable and friendly environment, and is an important first step of the hospital’s new pediatric expansion project.

Since 2005, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital has experienced tremendous growth in the demand for specialty care services. The new 25,000 square foot Pediatric Specialty Care Center includes six clinical suites and 35 exam rooms, along with areas dedicated to health education. The comfortable and modern space allows caregivers to provide pediatric health services in 11 different areas, including gastroenterology, endocrinology, hematology/oncology, infectious disease, nephrology, infant apnea, pulmonology, sports medicine, neurology, child evaluation, and child protection services. According to Steven Kairys, M.D., Co-Medical Director, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, “This expansion is a critical component of the growth of K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital. Children and families deserve a space that is comforting, supportive, and safe.”  

K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital has the most pediatric subspecialists in the region, including dedicated emergency, surgical, and specialty care, along with neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. “This expansion gives our outstanding medical team larger facilities to serve children in a setting that is close to home. The new Pediatric Specialty Care Center, coupled with the hospital’s services, allows us to provide the best health care experience for the area’s children,” says Steven G. Littleson, FACHE, President of Jersey Shore University Medical Center.  

About Jersey Shore University Medical Center:
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital – the first children’s hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program which has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and stroke rescue center in the region. Jersey Shore University Medical Center specializes in cardiovascular care, orthopedics and rehabilitation, cancer care, neuroscience, and women’s specialty services. For more information on Jersey Shore University Medical Center call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit