State Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd was at Goryeb Children's Hospital, in Morristown, this morning for the launch of the new Farris Family Center for Advanced Medicine in Pediatrics, offering specialized care for pediatric patients with complicated illnesses.
Located in a medical building adjacent to Goryeb, CAMP will deliver comprehensive care across a variety of disciplines, including behavioral health to help manage both the patient's needs and the adjustment issues that affect both families and patients struggling with chronic disease.
Goryeb is part of the Atlantic Health System that operates Morristown Medical Center, among other New Jersey hospitals.
“Most centers for advanced medicine are for adult patient populations,” said Dr. Walter D. Rosenfeld, chair of pediatrics at Goryeb, located on the campus of Morristown Medical Center. He said the CAMP “is the only center of its kind in the state, and addresses all aspects of a child's complex disease — from social issues to family support to long-term care.”
“Because we are grouping disorders together that have the common link of inflammation, we will be able make new inroads in research, diagnoses and treatment,” said Dr. Joel Rosh, director of pediatric gastroenterology, who will oversee CAMP's Inflammatory Disease Center. “CAMP offers a central location where patients with overlapping symptoms are seen by teams working side by side, collaborating and learning from one another to improve outcomes.”