Patient Stories at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

  • Cancer Center

  • Martha

    Martha never considered herself to be a strong person until a breast cancer diagnosis forced her to find her strength.

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  • Catherine

    It is impossible to describe how devastating it is to hear the words, “you have cancer.” I could not believe what I heard. I am thankful that in the midst of feeling fear and desperation, I was directed to the Cohen Cancer Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

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  • Heart Health

  • augustine

    My story is not for the faint of heart. At two years old, I hit my chest on the corner of a table in our living room. The impact caused me to pass out and turn black and blue, sending my mother into a panic.

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  • omari

    “Your baby needs open-heart surgery.” As a nurse at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, I have heard those words before. But, nothing prepared me for the day those words were spoken to me.

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  • Heart Transplant

  • KimErin

    There are over a million words in the English language and not one comes close to expressing how I feel about the staff at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

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  • Samantha

    At just 28-years-old, I needed a heart transplant. With literally hours left to live, my mother received the miracle phone call from Newark Beth Israel Medical Center that saved my life. A heart was available for me.

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  • Esther

    No one had more confidence in the health care provided at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center than my mother, Esther Shilling. My two brothers and I were all born at The Beth and for more than 20 years, our mother proudly served as a registered nurse there, assisting in the treatment of heart patients in the Pacemaker Center.

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  • Orthopedic Care

  • Nancy

    Nancy Jones is an active 84-year-old, North Plainfield woman who loves to swim, walk, dance, and even take Zumba classes at her local YMCA. She had never broken a single bone, until this spring when while vacationing with friends in the Dominican Republic she missed a step, fell and broke her hip.

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