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New Look at Pediatric Waiting Area at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey Thanks to Ringling Bros. & Barnum

03/26/2013

Pediatric Waiting Area at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey
Has a New Look Thanks to Ringling Bros. & Barnum
Bailey Circus and Prudential Center give
The Greatest Show on Earth is displayed at
Children’s Hospital of New Jersey

Circus 2013
Adults standing from Left to Right: Jeff Vanderbeek, Chairman, Devils Arena Entertainment; Stephen C. Yaros, Vice President, Event Marketing & Sales FELD Entertainment; Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health; Jennifer K Mendrzycki, JD, MHA, Assistant Vice President, Children's Hospital of New Jersey; Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey are posing with the Boss Clown from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and children who are enrolled at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey’s Pediatric Daycare Center)

NEWARK — Children in the Pediatric Health Center’s waiting area at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey witnessed the unveiling of a festive interior design transformation thanks to the generosity of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Prudential Center.

Bright yellow and cobalt blue paint lined the walls along with floor-to-ceiling pictures of a few featured acts from the “Built to Amaze!” show, which recently kicked off at Prudential Center. A chalk board is now embedded into the wall for the enjoyment of pediatric patients, who can also participate in the new “Reading with Ringling” program that was introduced. Pre-school children who are enrolled in the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey’s Pediatric Daycare Center stopped by the health center, located at 166 Lyons Avenue, and donned yellow construction hats and red clown noses. Five clowns, from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, entertained the children and the adults before bringing cheer to children and staff on the pediatric in-patient units.

Circus 2013
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns pose with a pediatric patient at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, which is located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

"Barnabas Health is excited and proud that Prudential Center and Ringling Bros. teamed up to design the waiting room at the Pediatric Health Center in Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center,” stated Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnabas Health. “We are consistently creating ways to make our patients - of all ages - as comfortable and relaxed as possible. We believe the bright colors, circus theme and new toys will bring cheer and joy to the thousands of children who come to the hospital each year and help make their experience as enjoyable as possible.”

Circus 2013
Four children who are enrolled in the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey’s Pediatric Daycare Center showed off their new Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey yellow hard hats as one child wears his plastic red nose.

“The patient experience, including safety and quality, are most important to us at The Beth, regardless of your age,” said John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. “I want to thank Jeff Vanderbeek and the Prudential Center, and Feld Entertainment and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for selecting our Children’s Hospital as the first recipient of their “Built to Amaze” redesign initiative for 2013.”

“We want to create the best experience possible for children to receive quality healthcare and to encourage them as they grow to practice preventative health and wellness,” said Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. “I want to thank Jeff Vanderbeek, of the Prudential Center, and Feld Entertainment and Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus for selecting Children’s Hospital of New Jersey and redesigning the Pediatric Waiting Room. The enhancements make it a great space to welcome children of all ages.”

About Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ):
Children's Hospital of New Jersey, located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and part of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, is the state's premier hospital caring for children, with specialized services to treat ill and injured children from newborn to adolescent years and has the most comprehensive pediatric cardiac care program in the region as well as preventive programs that promote wellness in the community. For a referral to a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 1-888-724-7123.


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March 26, 2013

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