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“Get Up and Move” at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey’s Annual Alma Beatty Health and Wellness Fair


Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (The Beth) to Host One of Newark's Largest Health and Wellness Fairs

Event to Include Classes; Health Screenings; and Fun and Food for Seniors, Adults,Youth and Children

NEWARK, New Jersey, September 25, 2014 – Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey will host their annual health and wellness fair on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from noon to 4 p.m. This year's event will include classes, health screenings, workshops, fun and food for senior citizens, adults, youth and children. The fair's name is a tribute to retired, long-time Community Affairs Vice President Alma Beatty, and is the medical center's commitment to promote healthy lifestyles in the community.

"We invite you to come out on Saturday and begin your journey to health and wellness," said John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey and Executive Vice President of Barnabas Health. "We will have preventative screenings and valuable education presented by our physicians, nurses and community healthcare professionals on how to stay healthy and well."

This year's Alma Beatty Health and Wellness Fair will have over 40 tables where participants can register for free breast and vascular screenings, receive nutrition information about diabetes management and have their blood pressure tested. They can participate in a number of exercise activities, including Zumba, line dancing and fitness sessions throughout the afternoon. Parents can also register for free concussion and cardiac screenings for their children as part of the Barnabas Health Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Youth. Registration for cardiac and concussion screenings is limited to the first 100 athletes.

Some of the classes being held between 12:30. and 2 p.m. are "Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)", "Stretching and Stress Management" and nutritionists from NBIMC's award-winning Beth Challenge sustainable nutrition and exercise program will be offering "Family Nutrition on a Budget." New this year is a "Medicine and You" class offered by Barnabas Health Retail Pharmacy at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. The pharmacy is conveniently located within the Main Lobby of the Medical Center and will also be open during the event. Each class will last 30 minutes.

The health and wellness fair will be held rain or shine on Osborne Terrace, which will be closed off to vehicular traffic on the day of the event.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
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 in the top three hospitals 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 affiliates, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume. NBIMC and CHoNJ is the recipient of a number of NJHA Awards and was one of five hospitals to receive the 2012 NOVA Award from the American Hospital Association. To learn more, visit us on line at

Children's Hospital of New Jersey
Children's Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and part of 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. CHoNJ is home to the state's largest NICU with the only ECMO unit. For a referral to a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 973-926-4446.

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Patricia Mitrano

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