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Employees Wear Blue in Recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month

03/20/2013

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and
Children's Hospital of New Jersey Employees Wear Blue
in Recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

(NEWARK), New Jersey – March 20, 2013 – Employees at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center gathered on “Wear Blue Day” in recognition of ongoing efforts made by the Opportunity Project, Inc. to raise awareness about brain injury. The National Head Injury Foundation (NHIF) established the Brain Injury Awareness Month observance, which takes place annually in March.

“Increasing awareness about brain injury is essential for prevention, education and research programs that will help better the lives of patients who have had a traumatic neurological experience,” said John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. “Our mission at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is to bring hope to brain injury patients.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year between 1.6 million and 3.8 million sports related concussions occur in the United States each year.

Marc E. Berson, Esq., Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is committed to raising awareness about brain injury and concussion awareness and prevention. Mr. Berson also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Opportunity Project, Inc., which is a Millburn-based clubhouse program that is designed to empower people with brain injury. This is the 18th anniversary of Opportunity Project, which is a place where programs are developed through a collaborative partnership among people with brain injury, their families, staff and the community. For more information about the Opportunity Project, visit: http://www.opportunityproject.org/.

About NBIMC
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 one of the top three in 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 affiliates, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume. To learn more, visit us on line at www.newarkbeth.com.

This Wear Blue Day at The Beth photo was taken of just a few employees from The Beth.

Wear Blue Day in Recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month

Wear Blue Day in Recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month


Date: March 20, 2013

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