Statewide feasibility and need for regional pediatric centers

This grant supports a detailed study of the feasibility of establishing the three campuses of UMDNJ as regional centers of leadership for a statewide system of pediatric care in New Jersey. Each campus will have a children's hospital, or major pediatric service that will be the focus of tertiary care for its region, of planning and development for pediatric services, of the preparation of needed manpower, and of research on the prevalent health problems of New Jersey's pediatric population. The feasibility study will result in a blueprint and a related financial plan for building and operating a regionalized system of pediatric services under the leadership of the state's three medical campuses. The study will be conducted under a 10-member Steering Committee of top academic executives and pediatric faculty of UMDNJ and its campuses. Also, a advisory committee from outside UMDNJ will be named. The study will have a staff director, however, most statistical and field research will be conducted by two consulting firms: (1) M. Bostin Associates, and (2) Lewin/ICF.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $250,000.00

Awarded on: 7/26/1990

Time frame: 8/1/1990 - 9/30/1991

Grant Number: 17109


University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Newark

65 Bergen Street
Newark, 07107-3001


Vivian H. Lubin
Project Director