West Orange, N.J., October 24, 2013 – Barnabas Health, the state’s largest hospital and health care system, has been named “Official Health Care Provider” of Seton Hall University Athletics, further expanding its longstanding relationship with the elite Essex County institution.
|Photo caption:(left) Seton Hall Athletic Director Patrick Lyons and Barry Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health today announced that Barnabas Health has become the Official Healthcare Provider for Seton Hall University Athletics
Barnabas Health will provide health and wellness services to the University’s Athletics Department, including the Seton Hall Pirates’ 14 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s teams, club sports, intramurals and staff. Working closely with the director of sports medicine, team doctors and athletics administration, Barnabas Health will offer access to a myriad of specialists for students, faculty and staff as well as health education, wellness and fitness programs to keep students healthy while providing the best care possible.
“Barnabas Health has been a longtime supporter of Seton Hall University and all of its teams and athletic programs,” said Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health. “This expanded relationship will allow us to deliver enhanced health and wellness services across all specialty areas and enable our Essex County hospitals and facilities to better serve the Seton Hall community.”
“We are excited to officially align the Seton Hall Athletic Department with a leader in the health care industry in Barnabas Health,” said Director of Athletics Patrick Lyons. “The wide array of services and health education Barnabas Health will offer the entire Seton Hall University community through our partnership is a tremendous benefit. Specifically, the first-class care that will be provided to our student-athletes by Barnabas Health will complement one of our most recent facility upgrades in the state-of-the-art Center for Sports Medicine. This partnership contributes to our underlying goal of providing student-athletes with the finest resources and services to succeed. Barnabas Health has a great reputation that stretches throughout the state, so it only made sense to form this relationship.”
As part of the partnership, Barnabas Health will conduct numerous outreach initiatives and special programs focused on health education and wellness for the Seton Hall community. Student athletes will have access to a dedicated team of Barnabas Health navigators making a wide array of specialty services available and more easily accessible. Barnabas Health will also regularly offer screenings, health tips, prevention seminars and nutrition and wellness options on campus.
Barnabas Health will also serve as sponsor of the Junior Pirates Club for fans 8th grade and younger, “Play for Kay” breast cancer awareness women’s basketball game, Think Pink volleyball game, Barnabas Health Intercollegiate Golf Tournament Strike Out Cancer Baseball Tournament and Community Corner, donating men’s and women’s basketball tickets to local charity organizations,. The partnership also includes a significant marketing/branding presence across various platforms, including online, radio, in-arena at the Prudential Center and on campus.
Additionally, Barnabas Health will have a significant presence at the Prudential Center for all Seton Hall basketball home games and permanent signage on campus in the Walsh Gymnasium, Richie Regan Recreation Center and at the softball, soccer, swimming, baseball and tennis facilities.
Barnabas Health Essex County facilities include Saint Barnabas Medical Center (Livingston), Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (Newark), Clara Maass Medical Center (Belleville) and the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center (Livingston).
About Barnabas Health
Barnabas Health is the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation, with more than two million patient visits and delivery of more than 17,600 babies annually. The system includes six acute care hospitals, two children’s hospitals, a freestanding behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, pharmacy services, a medical group and two accountable care organizations. As the second-largest private employer in New Jersey, Barnabas Health includes 18,200 employees and 4,600 physicians – or one-fifth of the actively practicing physicians in New Jersey. For more information, visit www.barnabashealth.org.
About Seton Hall University
One of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership — developing students in mind, heart and spirit — since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 80 rigorous majors, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, US News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and caring global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. The university’s nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark. For more information, visit www.shu.edu.
Contact: Justin Edelman (973) 322-4028