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NJ Sharing Network Presents Gold Level Recognition Certificate to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center on Behalf of HRSA

03/29/2016

for Efforts to Expand Organ and Tissue Donation

Newark, NJ — February 22, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) Gold Level recognition for its efforts to increase enrollment in the New Jersey state donor registry and spread the life-saving message of organ and tissue donation.

HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign mobilizes the nation’s hospitals to increase the number of people who are registered organ and tissue donors. Advocates at NBIMC worked with the NJ Sharing Network and Donate Life New Jersey to create outreach and registry campaigns to educate staff, patients and the community.

“We are honored to have the NJ Sharing Network here to present this recognition to our team,” said Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of NBIMC and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. “We’re committed to raising awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation to help share the gift of life.”

cNJ Sharing Network Presents Gold Level Recognition Certificate to CHNJ
(3rd and 4th from left) Amanda Trabilsy Hospital Services Manager and Jan Hines, Assistant Director of Hospital Services, of the NJ Sharing Network present the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Gold Level Recognition certificate to (5th and 6th from left) Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, and Mary Fuhro, RN, JD, Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President, Patient Care Services and Outcomes Management of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey with the team.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and all Barnabas Health hospitals have been awarded Gold Level recognition, joining the 45 hospitals in the NJ Sharing Network service area recognized by HRSA. “Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and all our hospital partners are vital to our life-saving mission. With nearly 5,000 people in New Jersey in need of a transplant, the work that our hospital partners do to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation ultimately leads to more patients receiving transplants,” said Joe Roth, President and Chief Executive Officer of the NJ Sharing Network.

The campaign unites advocates at hospitals with their local Organ Procurement Organizations, Donate Life America affiliates, and state and regional hospital associations. The campaign resulted in 350,000 new donor registrations.

In New Jersey, hospitals working in collaboration with the NJ Sharing Network conducted awareness and registry campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors and community members about the critical need for organ and tissue donors. They created displays at health fairs and blood drives, wrote articles for hospital publications, participated in Blue and Green Day activities as part of National Donate Life Month, and created teams for the NJ Sharing Network Annual 5K Celebration of Life, which takes place each June.

Let Life Bloom

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching hospital, provides comprehensive health care to its local communities and beyond with over 1,000 physicians, 3,200 employees, 150 volunteers, over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. It is home to the nation’s third largest heart transplant center, Barnabas Health’s Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program; New Jersey’s only Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program and a Valve Center that performs more cardiac valve procedures, including TAVR, than any other center in the State. The robotic surgery program is the broadest and most experienced in northern New Jersey. The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and new Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center provide seamless integration of cancer prevention, specialized care and treatment options. Children's Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, cares for children from newborns to adolescents, with over 30 specialized pediatric services as well as preventive programs that promote wellness in the community. The Children’s Heart Center has a complete range of medical and surgical treatments for the most complex cardiac abnormalities. For more information, visit us at www.BarnabasHealth.org/NewarkBeth

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