Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Provides Unique Services for
Abused Children at their Regional Diagnostic Training Center
|New York Giants Hall of Famer George Martin; 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; Evelyn Mejil, Executive Director, Wynona's House
Child Advocacy Center; and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
NEWARK, New Jersey – July 25, 2013 – Three physicians at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) and Children’s
Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) Regional Diagnostic Training Center (RDTC)
lead a highly specialized team in treating children of abuse in Newark
and Essex County. The RDTC physicians are Board Certified in Child Abuse
Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Only 12 physicians in New Jersey and only 191 pediatricians in the U.S.
have this certification. These physicians and the team of employees at
the RDTC, located at Wynona’s House were recently recognized during
Child Safety Month in a Blue Ribbon program to encourage people to continue
their vigilance to watch for child abuse, during the summer months, a
time when reporting of cases slows.
|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
John A. Brennan, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of NBIMC and
CHoNJ and Executive Vice President of Barnabas Health said, “As
a Pediatric Emergency Room physician, I have seen the effects of child
abuse up close – I know how important our work is in this area.”
He continued, “Our RDTC has been instrumental in implementing child
safety initiatives. While June is Child Safety Month, we believe we must
remain vigilant to address abuse at all times. I commend our team at the
RDTC and Evelyn Mejil, Executive Director of Wynona’s House for
being our partner to improve the lives of children and for hosting Blue
Blue Ribbon Day at Wynona’s House brought attention to child abuse
and the effort to watch for signs during the summer months when cases
of abuse are underreported – due to school closure – a likely
place to recognize abuse. Blue ribbons were tied around the facility and
outside on the fence around Wynona’s House. Joining Dr. Brennan
and Ms. Mejil were Mayor Cory Booker, Superintendent of Newark School
Cami Anderson, Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and New York Giants
All Star George Martin.
NBIMC and CHoNJ provide sexual and physical abuse examinations at Newark
Beth on a daily basis and education for residents, fellows and other medical
professionals in the Essex County area. According to Donna Pincavage,
Administrative Director at the RDTC, our psychologists, social workers
and Licensed Professional Counselors are experts in child maltreatment
and meet standards of high quality of care by providing evidence-based
mental health services and practices. Ms. Pincavage said, the staff is
involved in a number of research efforts and provides empirically based
treatment for children.
|Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Newark Beth
Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey and
Donna Pincavage, Administrative Director at the RDTC
The RDTC has played a major role in implementing “The Period of Purple
Crying,” which educates parents about infant crying – NBIMC
was one of the first hospitals to implement this program in New Jersey.
The Center also participates in the “Enough Abuse Campaign”
to educate the community about child sexual abuse prevention. They also
oversee the Regional Child Fatality Review Team, which makes recommendations
regarding system improvement encouraging safe sleep, preventing abusive
head trauma, and address child neglect.
The RDTC is led by Medical Director, Dr. Elizabeth Hodgson, Clinical Director
Dr. Caridad Moreno, and management team, Dr.’s Christine Baker,
Alison Winston and Monica Weiner. Wynona’s House was created in
honor of Senator Wynona Lipman. Wynona’s House opened its doors
at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in 2000 and remained there until
it relocated to its current site on Raymond Boulevard in 2007.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching
hospital, provides comprehensive health care to its local communities
and well beyond. NBIMC has more than 800 physicians, 3,200 employees and
150 volunteers with over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions
annually. NBIMC is third in the nation in the number of heart transplants
with better than expected outcomes, has the only lung transplant program
in New Jersey, and combined with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, both Barnabas
Health facilities, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume.
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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
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