Section: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center News

Monday Night Football and Men's Health with The Beth and Super Bowl Champion/Former NY Giant George Martin

10/31/2014

Policemen, Firemen, and First Responders invited to Tailgate Party and Monday Night Football Game

George Martin is photographed with John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President & CEO and Darrell K. Terry, Sr. MPH, MHA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, NBIMC & CHoNJ at MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Men’s Health Night at The Beth

George Martin is photographed with John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President & CEO and Darrell K. Terry, Sr. MPH, MHA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, NBIMC & CHoNJ at MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL/Men’s Health Night at The Beth

NEWARK, NJ – October 31, 2014 – Men; including police, firemen and first responders are invited to meet N.Y. Giants Super Bowl Champion George Martin during a tailgate party and free preventive health event, which is being sponsored by Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC). The event will be held at the Maplewood Country Club, 28 Baker Street in Maplewood on Monday, November 3, starting at 6:30 p.m.

“This is our third year hosting Men’s Health Night with The Beth,” 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. “The idea to focus on first responders came after Superstorm Sandy, when we were reminded of the value of fire, police and first responders and the importance of them being healthy at all times to respond to emergencies. Since that time, we have opened Men’s Health Night to all men – the goal is to host a fun event for men that also encourages them to take charge of their life.”

Dr. Brennan said the Medical Center decided this was an excellent opportunity to launch a men’s health initiative. By using a sports venue, it encouraged greater participation. More than 200 men have participated in Men’s Health Night since the program began in 2012.

"Monday Night Football and Men’s Health Night with The Beth" begins at 6:30 pm. Men will have an opportunity to hear George Martin followed by presentations from four physicians from NBIMC, followed by health screenings, massages, health information and finally Monday Night Football and the tailgate event.

The evening will continue at 8:30 pm, participants can cheer as they watch a broadcast of the National Football League's (NFL) New York Giants, along with free refreshments, prizes and giveaways.

Mr. Martin, a legendary defensive lineman, who played for the N.Y. Giants from 1975 to 1988 will speak with participants. He was team captain in January 1987 during Giant’s Super Bowl XXI victory over the Denver Broncos. Mr. Martin’s presence at the event combined with the screenings and health information are designed to encourage men to make their health a priority.

NBIMC physicians presenting at Monday Night Football/Men’s Health Night with The Beth are Marc Cohen, MD; cardiologist; F. Dein Rice, MD, internist and Domenico Savatta, MD, urologist and Rahul Bhalla, urologist and Jennifer Gyi, DO,RPH, pain management/physiatrist.

Free health screenings that will be offered that evening include: Body Mass Index (BMI); Blood Pressure; Glucose; Balance Testing; HIV/AIDS; Depression, Prostate and Lung.

Space is limited. RSVP by calling 973-926-4255.

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.

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Contact:
Patricia Mitrano
PMitrano@barnabashealth.org
973-926-7531

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