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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Hosts Health Equity Leadership And Exchange Network Newark Roundtable

10/30/2015

Newark, NJ, October 30, 2015---- Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey recently hosted a roundtable discussion of the Health Equity Leadership and Exchange Network (HELEN), in collaboration with the Kennedy Forum and federal policymakers, exploring the Intersection of Health Equity, Integrated Care, and Quality Improvement.

The Newark Roundtable was the second in a series of four discussions held throughout the country. Featured keynote speaker, Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, founder of the Kennedy Forum, provided opening remarks. Experts gathered representing various geographic regions, racial and ethnic groups, community-based organizations, health professionals, payors and providers in order to discuss the challenges each face as they pertain to health equity, integrated care, and quality improvement.

Attendees to the roundtable included Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., Principal Investigator of HELEN and Executive Director of Health Policy and External Affairs at Morehouse School of Medicine; Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health; Michellene Davis, Esq., Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Barnabas Health; The Honorable Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey; The Honorable Donald Payne, Jr., U.S. House of Representatives; and The Honorable Frank Pallone, U.S. House of Representatives; officials and stakeholders from the New York, New Jersey and Newark communities.

Discussion described health care access and quality of care challenges from various perspectives. The commentary from the roundtable will be compiled into a report to be presented to Washington, D.C. policymakers.

Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey; Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., Principal Investigator of HELEN and Executive Director of Health Policy and External Affairs at Morehouse School of Medicine; Michellene Davis, Esq., Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Barnabas Health; Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy; Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health; John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, Executive Vice President, Barnabas Health greet one another prior to the Roundtable.

(left to right) Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey; Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., Principal Investigator of HELEN and Executive Director of Health Policy and External Affairs at Morehouse School of Medicine; Michellene Davis, Esq., Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Barnabas Health; Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy; Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health; John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, Executive Vice President, Barnabas Health greet one another prior to the Roundtable.

The Honorable Frank Pallone, U.S. House of Representatives, speaks with Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy and The Honorable Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey for a moment following the Roundtable.

(left to right) The Honorable Frank Pallone, U.S. House of Representatives, speaks with Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy and The Honorable Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey for a moment following the Roundtable.
Michellene Davis, Esq., Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Barnabas Health sits with The Honorable Donald Payne, Jr., U.S. House of Representatives during the roundtable-facilitated discussion period.
(left to right) Michellene Davis, Esq., Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Barnabas Health sits with The Honorable Donald Payne, Jr., U.S. House of Representatives during the roundtable-facilitated discussion period.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching hospital, provides comprehensive health care to its local communities and beyond with over 1,000 physicians, 3,200 employees, 150 volunteers, over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. It is home to the nation’s third largest heart transplant center, Barnabas Health’s Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program; New Jersey’s only Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program and a Valve Center that performs more cardiac valve procedures, including TAVR, than any other center in the State. The robotic surgery program is the broadest and most experienced in northern New Jersey. The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and new Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center provide seamless integration of cancer prevention, specialized care and treatment options. Children's Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center cares for children from newborn to adolescent years, with over thirty specialized pediatric services as well as preventive programs that promote wellness in the community. The Children’s Heart Center has a complete range of medical and surgical treatments for the most complex cardiac abnormalities. For more information, visit us at www.BarnabasHealth.org/NewarkBeth.

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