Mountainside Campus Renovation & Repurposing: Investment $19M
CSH is now in its third century of caring, and the very roots of the organization sprouted on New Providence Road in Mountainside, New Jersey. In fact, in 1988, the Pediatric Long Term Care Unit, caring then for 25 children with a multitude of complex medical needs, became New Jersey’s first hospital-based pediatric skilled care facility. In many ways, CSH’s remarkable journey to its status today as the premier provider for children with special healthcare needs began right here. Today, the Mountainside Campus houses two distinct and comprehensive CSH programs…long term care (a growing need for our most fragile patient population) and outpatient services.
As the structure increases with age, so, too, do concerns about accessibility, design, layout, and efficiency. The reality is, the building was not designed for the daily comings and goings of children and families seeking outpatient care, with multiple steps and levels to navigate. As a result of growing need for services, the outpatient care portion of the building has far exceeded capacity and will be relocated to our planned new facility in Union.