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Just in time for Mother’s Day Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey Donate 100 cribs

05/11/2017

to The Leaguers Inc. Head Start/ Early Head Start program of Newark

NBI crib donation 2017

Newark Beth Israel President and CEO Darrell K. Terry Sr. helped kick-off Newark Beth Israel’s crib donation initiative with (to his right) Michelle Bell, assistant director of the Leaguers Inc. and Joyce Davis founder of Keeping Babies Safe; fellow Leaguer representatives moms and Newark Beth Israel VP of Community Affairs Marilyn Harris were also in attendance (photo courtesy of Newark Beth Israel)

NEWARK, NJ (May 11, 2017)- Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey renews partnership with Keeping Babies Safe to donate cribs to underserved families in Newark, New Jersey.

This year the crib donation initiative will provide 300 free cribs to families who live in Newark New Jersey. The first 100 cribs were distributed to The Leaguers Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start program of Newark today. Newark Beth Israel began working with Keeping Babies Safe on this initiative in the fall of 2016.

Keeping Babies Safe is a non-profit organization which provides safe cribs to financially-challenged parents. The program is made possible by a grant from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey to Keeping Babies Safe.

“It’s not always about treating episodic illness, it’s about prevention and this is just one of the many things we do here at Newark Beth Israel to prevent harm to our youngest residents, said Darrell K. Terry Sr., President and CEO, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey

Keeping Babies Safe, nonprofit organization that provides education, assistance, advocacy and leadership in the development of safer children’s products and practices and distributes safe cribs to underserved moms across the country

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is a 665-bed regional care teaching hospital that provides comprehensive health care. Newark Beth Israel is home to one of the nation’s top five heart transplant centers, 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 minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs), than any other center in the state. The Newark Beth Israel robotic surgery program is the most experienced in northern New Jersey. The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and the new Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center provide seamless integration of cancer prevention, specialized care and treatment options. Newark Beth Israel also offers many preventive health programs that promote wellness in the community.

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