Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH) is celebrating the opening of a new outpatient center in Union on Saturday. This opening marks the launch of an $89 million initiative that aims to expand access
to specialized care to more than 500,000 children in the New Jersey and New York Metro area.

The Transforming Lives 2.0 capital campaign will play a vital role in the expansion of CSH’s services to communities where children currently do not have access to specialized care. The money raised will also support research projects at CSH in the fields of autism, brain injury, chronic health conditions, cognition and mobility. To date, $31 million has been committed to the Transforming Lives 2.0 campaign effort.


Former New York Yankee and Met, 2020 Olympic Silver Medalist and Toms River resident Todd Frazier, and his wife, Jackie serve as honorary chairs on the fundraising committee. They will work with Mark Montenero, owner of Autoland in Springfield and Ed McKenna, Senior Partner
at McKenna, Dupont, Stone & Washburne and former mayor of Red Bank to change the future of pediatric health.

Saturday’s celebration will welcome major campaign donors to tour the spacious, state-of-the-art, 66,000 square foot outpatient center in Union.


“This is an important day not only for Children’s Specialized Hospital, but children’s healthcare across
the state of New Jersey,” says Matthew B. McDonald III, MD, President and CEO, Children’s Specialized
Hospital. “The generosity of the Kenneth Esdale Estate will impact the lives of thousands of children—
today and in the future. They are directly supporting our expansion into new communities so that more
children will have access to the life-changing care provided within our walls.”

Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation is the fundraising arm for Children’s Specialized Hospital, which is spearheading the Transforming Lives 2.0 kick-off.  “This is the largest undertaking in the Foundation’s history, but we are confident that through the generosity and compassion of our donors, we will reach our $45 million goal,” said Philip Salerno III, President and Chief Development Officer, Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation.  “We are rising to the challenge because when the expansion of CSH is completed, more children living with special healthcare needs will receive the life-changing care they require to reach their full potential—and doing what’s best for children is at the core of everything we do.”

Those interested in learning more about the Transforming Lives 2.0 campaign or want to make a
donation can visit the campaign website or contact the CSH Foundation.