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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Foundation

The Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Foundation is a non-profit public foundation that was established in 1985 to foster philanthropic individual and grant support from individuals, corporations and foundations to support world-class medical care for the patients of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey. Through the generosity of caring supporters, our Foundation provides support for the most technologically advanced medical services, equipment, and research, protecting and improving the health of the region.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) is an acute care, teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, NJ. Founded in 1901, “The Beth,” as it is fondly known, is located in the south ward of the city of Newark, New Jersey’s largest city. NBIMC is an affiliate of RWJBarnabas Health, the state’s largest and most diversified health care system.

Nurse with child at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center's Children's Hospital of NJ

Home of our Heart Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, NBIMC provides comprehensive health-care services to members of its local communities and beyond. It is a major referral and treatment center for patients throughout the northern New Jersey metropolitan area and is the only Medicare-certified medical center in the state performing heart transplants. The Beth is one of just 80 U.S. hospitals providing a full spectrum of adult and pediatric cardiac care. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is the site of the first kidney transplant program in New Jersey.

In 2015 Newark Beth Israel Medical Center provided care to:

  • 21,217 children, babies and adults admitted as inpatients to the hospital
  • 200,288 children, babies and adults in our outpatient services

In addition:

Ten men and women received lung transplants; The Beth is the only hospital in New Jersey certified to perform lung transplants.

  • 58 men and women received heart transplants
  • 3 men and women received kidney transplants
  • 44 open heart surgeries were performed
  • 79,797 emergency room visits were made by children and adults
  • 3,047 babies were born at The Beth

The Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Foundation has its own 501 (c) 3 charitable designation and is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Foundation gratefully accepts charitable gifts of all sizes in support of its mission to provide health care to all those who need our services. You may choose to support us in many different ways, and be assured that your gift will be used as you designate it. Please call us at (973) 926-7018 or email us at nbimcfoundation@barnabashealth.org to learn more about how your support can help Newark Beth Israel Medical Center continue its tradition of excellence.

It is the policy of the Foundations of RWJBarnabas Health that 5% of restricted gifts and up to 10% of special events revenue is allocated for unrestricted purposes which may include administrative and operational expenses.

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