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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Welcomes NAACP National Board of Directors Chair Roslyn M. Brock as Keynote Speaker at Its Annual

03/29/2016

Black History Month Celebration
“Valuing Diversity”

NEWARK, New Jersey – (February 2016) – Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) held its Annual Black History Month Celebration, “Valuing Diversity,” on February 26th with Roslyn M. Brock, Chair of the National Board of Directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as special guest speaker.

NBIMC’s Black History Month signature event, founded eighteen years ago by NBIMC’s late Vice President Alma Beatty, recognizes individuals in the African American community whose dedication to service is continuing in the tradition of influential Black Leaders. “In February, we pause to recognize our inspirational leaders who are making a difference at NBIMC and in the community we serve,” said Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.

Ms. Brock spoke of vulnerable communities, of disparities and inequities in healthcare. She inspired the audience to be an agent of change as “service to others is the rent we pay for the space we occupy” on this earth. Also joining in the celebration were Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health; Marc E. Berson, Chair, Board of Trustees, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey and Chair, Board of Trustees, Barnabas Health; and Michellene Davis, Esq., Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Barnabas Health.

NBIMC’s Black History Month Committee presented 11-year-old Marley Dias of West Orange, NJ with a Young Achievers Award for her efforts in creating the #1000BlackGirlBooks movement, collecting books with black females as lead characters in order to influence and encourage other young girls like her. Other awardees were: Elsie Best (Community Trailblazer); Anthony Hilliard (Customer Service); Jeanette Harris, RN and Cecilia Flack, RN (Community Service); James Lee, Sr., MD and Dorothy Beauliere, RN (Clinical Excellence); Reverend Dr. Marilyn Harris (Achievement); and Darrell Terry, Special Award recipient.

Musical performances by A-Larenee Davis and Harry Lawrence were warmly received by the audience as was the announcement of the month-long historical displays of “The African American Contribution to Newark’s 350 Years” and “NAACP through the Years” from the personal collection of NBIMC employee Frieda Hester.

NBI-Annual Black History Month Celebration

Pictured from left, Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Office, Barnabas Health; Michellene Davis, Esq., Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Barnabas Health; Roslyn M. Brock, Chair of the National Board of Directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Marley Dias, recipient of Young Achievers’Award; A-Larenee Davis, classical singer; and 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 prior to the Black History Month celebration at the Medical Center.

Roslyn M Brock

Special Guest Speaker Roslyn M. Brock, Chair of the National Board of Directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

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 newborn to adolescent years, with over thirty 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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