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Explore our Departments

Blythedale’s expertise and resources provide medically fragile children with the best opportunities to maximize their potential and return to their families. To help children achieve this goal, the Hospital offers many services and programs to help children in all aspects of their recovery. Some of our key services and programs are highlighted below.


  1. Pharmacy

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    In our new new 3,400 square-foot pharmacy, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians care for more than 100 children every day, serving patients on the inpatient units, in the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Pediatric Long Term Care Pavilion, and in the Robert Stone Day Hospital.

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  2. Physical Therapy

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    Blythedale’s Physical Therapy Department provides therapeutic evaluations, screening and services to help restore function, improve ability, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of children recovering from injuries or a wide range of illnesses.

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  3. Research

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    The mission of the research program at Blythedale Children's Hospital is to translate advances in basic neuroscience into improved treatment for children with neurological impairments - impacting movement, sensation, and cognition - at Blythedale Children's Hospital.

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  4. Respiratory Care Services

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    The Respiratory Therapy Department at Blythedale Children's Hospital provides comprehensive cardiopulmonary care to medically complex children of all ages, from infancy to young adulthood.

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    • Gerald Signorini, MBA, RRT Director of Respiratory Therapy
    • (914) 592-7555 x 71274
  5. Social Work and Care Coordination Services

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    Social workers are an important part of your child’s healthcare team. Our team is highly experienced and skilled in working with medically fragile children and their families.

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    • Katie Walsh, LCSW Director of Social Work and Care Coordination Services
    • (914) 831-2467
  6. Speech Pathology & Audiology

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    The Stavros Niarchos Center for Speech Pathology and Audiology provides evaluations and therapy services to children with varying acquired, congenital, neurological and developmental disorders. The clinical expertise of the department leads to better outcomes for children with medical-based speech and feeding needs.

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    • Rita Erlbaum Kotorac, CCC-SLP Director of Speech Pathology and Audiology
    • (914) 592-7555 x 71621
  7. The Robert Stone Day Hospital

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    Blythedale Children’s Hospital offers a specialty outpatient Day Hospital program for children who are able to live at home, but still require a level of medical and/or rehabilitative care that cannot be met by their school or a community outpatient program.

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  8. Therapeutic and Developmental Support Services

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    Our goal is to provide quality comprehensive therapeutic and developmental support services to ensure our patients and families have access to appropriate developmental experiences and the tools necessary to cope, heal and thrive in a medical environment.

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    • Kelsey Mayer, MS, CCLS Director of Therapeutic and Developmental Support Services
    • (914) 592-7555 x 71463

Customizing Care for Each Child

"At Blythedale, we pride ourselves on knowing what's best for the child." Chief Nursing Officer Jill Wegener explains that no care plan is one-size-fits all at Blythedale.