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2013 Women’s Health Day at The Beth Focuses on Education and Empowerment


2013 Women’s Health Day at The Beth Focuses on
150 Women Expected to Participate in
Annual Wellness Conference

NEWARK, NJ – May 27, 2013 —Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) will host its second annual Women’s Health Day at The Beth on Saturday, June 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Center for Women’s Health, 201 Lyons Avenue. The one-day conference will feature a physician panel, breakout groups featuring physicians and experts, lunch and a wellness and homeopathic breakout session as well. Registrants can also pre-register for free vascular and breast screenings in the fall.

John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) and Executive Vice President of Barnabas Health said, “Women’s health is one of our top priorities at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. When we started Women’s Health Day at The Beth, the goal was to promote wellness and to engage more women in healthy lifestyles.”

Women’s Health Day at The Beth includes a physician panel featuring the following physicians: Michael Pitter-OB/GYN; Janette McDermott-Breast Health, Oncology Disease Management; Anshu Garg-Cardiac; Suken Shah-Interventional Radiology and Laura Budinick, Clinical Psychology.

In addition to the physician panel, the Clinical Breakouts will include Dr. Fred Waldron, Assistant Director of the Emergency Department, who will speak on Stroke Prevention, Dr.

Throughout the day participants will be offered Women’s Health Screenings and breast, vascular and lung assessments. The program also will include panel discussions from physicians from The Beth.

Yvonne Wesley, PhD, RN, FAAN, author of “Black Women’s Health: Challenges and Opportunities” and Gloria Boseman, PhD, RN and professor at New Jersey City University are the featured speakers.

Guests will be offered breakfast, lunch and special gifts. For registration information please call 973-926-2842. The program is co-sponsored by Women’s Works, daVinci Women’s Health,, the Maat Center and Whole Foods.

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 fifth 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 Saint Barnabas Health Care System affiliates, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume. To learn more, visit us on line at

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Children's Hospital of New Jersey, located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and part of the Barnabas Health, 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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