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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Names Community Health and Wellness Center After Christian Love Baptist Church’s Late Pastor,

02/24/2016

Reverend Dr. Ronald B. Christian

NEWARK, NJ (February, 2016) – Interim President and Chief Executive Officer at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (NBIMC) Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, announced to a packed auditorium that 208 Lyons Avenue, across from NBIMC’s Emergency Department entrance, will be named the “Reverend Dr. Ronald B. Christian Community Health and Wellness Center” after the late NBIMC Board Member and Pastor of Christian Love Baptist Church.

“Rev. Ron knew the value of building bridges in the community. He was a true champion for The Beth and integral to our efforts for a healthier Newark,” stated Darrell K. Terry, “Rev. Ron devoted his life to providing support to those in need. He believed that the partnership with NBIMC in creating a healthcare ministry was important.”

The program of reflection and song included remarks by Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health; Marc E. Berson, Chair, Board of Trustees, NBIMC and Barnabas Health; Rev. Louise Scott-Rountree, Mayoral Aide for Clergy Affairs; Rev. Dr. Milton Biggham of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church; Rev. Alfreddy Fletcher, Christian Love Baptist Church, and family members.

Distinguished guests at the Black History Month Tribute to Rev. Ron included Congressman Donald Payne, Jr., Newark Council President Mildred Crump, Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin and Assemblywoman Cleopatra G. Tucker. Featured speaker, Rev. Dr. Marilyn Harris and featured soloist, Raine Lassiter, both of NBIMC, provided the audience with powerful performances.

Programs are officially underway at the Reverend Dr. Ronald B. Christian Community Health and Wellness Center with the official Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening scheduled for spring. Upcoming events are below and at www.BarnabasHealth.org/NewarkBeth.

Reverend Christian Community Health & Wellness

The family of Reverend Dr. Ronald B. Christian accepting the banner during the naming of the wellness center after the beloved late pastor.

Darrell Terry, Reverand Christian Tribute
Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey the during NBIMC’s Tribute to Reverend Dr. Ronald B. Christian making the formal announcement of the naming of wellness center tne “Reverend Dr. Ronald B. Christian Community Health and Wellness Center.”

Upcoming Classes at the Reverend Dr. Ronald B. Christian Community Health and Wellness Center
208 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ
Registration required. 973-926-7371 mofallon@barnabashealth.org

Cooking with Cancer Fighting Foods
Learn to cook with nutritious foods!
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Winning at Weight Loss
Learn to lose the extra weight and keep it off!
Friday, March 11, 2016 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Healthy Cooking on a Budget
Learn to make a healthy meal for a family of 4 for $10 or less!
Saturday, March 12, 2016 10:00 - 11:00 am

Geriatric Nutrition Club
Meet with other members of the Geriatric Health Center at NBI to discuss nutrition topics to help keep you feeling young and energized!
Friday, March 18, 2016 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Healthy Hearts Cooking Class
Learn how to keep your heart healthy with fresh, tasty foods that are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium!
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Cooking for Diabetes
Help manage your blood sugar with recipes designed just for you!
Friday, March 25, 2016 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Diabetes Prevention Program
Work with diabetes experts to learn tips to avoid this all-too common disease!
Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Senior Fitness & Just Getting Started?
This motivational class will give you the tools to become fit inside and out. Join Lisa Charles to learn simple exercises for both the body and the mind!
Thursdays 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Life Is Better Healthy Challenge

Thursdays 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Register for our 10 week health lifestyle class series hosted in collaboration with the transitional care center. Classes will be led by registered dietitians, pharmacists, nurses and exercise physiologists. Class topics will include how to make healthy food choices, read food labels, healthy cooking techniques, shopping on a budget, safe exercises, and managing your medications. Registration required: 973-926-3312

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional teaching hospital, provides comprehensive health care to its local communities and well beyond. NBIMC has more than 1,000 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. Children's Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center 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. NBIMC/CHoNJ was one of five hospitals to receive the 2012 NOVA Award from the American Hospital Association. To learn more, please call 973-926-7000, visit us online at www.BarnabasHealth.org/NewarkBeth, on Facebook at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center or register for our free on line E-Newsletter.

Contact: Patricia Mitrano
pmitrano@barnabashealth.org

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