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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey Host One of Newark’s Largest Health and Wellness Fairs


Newark, NJ - September 1, 2016 – Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey will host the annual Alma Beatty Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 17 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Alma Beatty Way (Osborne Terrace between Lehigh and Lyons Avenue), Newark, NJ.

The health fair is a hallmark event for the community and is named after its founder, the late Ms. Alma Beatty former vice president of Community Affairs at Newark Beth Israel for more than 30 years. She founded the fair as part of her personal commitment to promote health and wellness in the surrounding community.

Wellness Fair

Representatives from more than 30 of the medical center’s departments will be on hand providing free health services such as blood pressure screenings, H.I.V. screenings, exercise sessions for seniors, stress management routines, stroke education, nutrition and diabetes management information. Attendees can also participate in a number of workshops and activities including Zumba, line dancing, fitness sessions, and cooking classes at the Reverend Dr. Ronald B. Christian Community Health and Wellness Center. There will also be tours of the new Beth Greenhouse and the New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum throughout the afternoon.

Attendees may also register for the upcoming free vascular screenings (Saturday, Oct. 22), breast cancer screenings (Saturday, Oct. 29), and all men in attendance are welcome to register for Newark Beth Israel’s Men’s Health Night event on Monday, Oct. 3.

The Alma Beatty Health Fair will be held rain or shine. Osborne Terrace between Lyons Avenue and Lehigh Avenue will be closed off to vehicular traffic for the day. For more information call 973-926-7884.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center & Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (NBIMC), a 665-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, more than 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. It is home to the nation’s third largest heart transplant center, the Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program, and a Valve Center that performs more cardiac valve procedures, including TAVR, than any other center in the state. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center has New Jersey’s only lung transplant program. Its robotic surgery program has the most experienced robotic surgeons 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, early detection, specialized care and treatment options. Children's Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center cares for children from birth through adolescence, with over thirty specialized pediatric services as well as preventive health programs that promote wellness within the surrounding 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​

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Patricia Mitrano

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