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