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
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:
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
This Wear Blue Day at The Beth photo was taken of just a few employees
from The Beth.
Date: March 20, 2013
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center