A new health care facility was ceremonially opened on Tuesday night.
The new Pediatric Subspecialties Center on Route 23 North will provide local residents with a place to take their children who are in need of specialized care in a number of medicinal areas. The facility is part of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and the Paterson-based St. Joseph’s Regional Healthcare System.
Physicians specializing in a number of pediatric care sciences will be at the facility. These include: gastroenterology, neurology, infectious diseases, allergies, and child psychology, among others. The facility services patients from birth to 21 years old.
“Pediatric specialty services are not very common and we’re happy because now we can provide these services in an area that didn’t have them previously,” said Dr. Michael Lamacchia, chairman of the department of pediatrics at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.
St. Joseph’s has similar facilities in Paramus and Hoboken.
“Before children form this area would have to travel great distances to get access to these services, but now they’re a lot closer and that’s what we want,” Lamacchia said. “Our thoughts have always been to be a part of the community that we serve, including the greater Wayne area.”
Mayor Vergano and Assemblyman Scott Rumana attended the ceremony. They said the facility brings a welcome number of services to local children and their families.
“St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital doesn’t have a pediatric care facility so I think it is important that we have something in this area where parents of young children can bring their ill children where they knew they’ll be well cared for,” said Caryn Luberto, president of the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce. “It is a great idea.”
For more information call the center at 973-754-8630. For more information about St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, click here.