Women Empowering Women to Better Health
NEWARK, NJ (April 29, 2017) — On Saturday, April 29, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center hosted
its 5th Annual Women’s Health Day with The Beth. This year’s
theme was “Women Empowering Women to Better Health,” and included
an all-female panel of physicians discussing women’s health issues.
The discussion touched on a range of women’s health issues including,
breast health, cancer, reproductive health, foot-care, mental health,
managing chronic illnesses and end-of-life planning.
"Women’s Health Day With The Beth: from L to R: Darrell K.
Terry, Sr. MHA, MPH, FACHE President and Chief Executive Officer Newark
Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey;
Dr. Nudrat Ayub, Internal Medicine; Laura Budinick, PsyD, Assistant Vice
President, Behavioral Health; Dr. Patricia Bennett, ,DPM, Podiatry; Barbara
Mintz, MS, RD, Vice President, Healthy Living and Community Engagement,
RWJBarnabas Health; Jennifer LaRosa, MD, Patient Safety & Quality
Officer, Director, Intensive Care Unit, Associate Director, Division of
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Dr. Alice Cohen, Director of the
Frederick B. Cohen Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center; and
Dr. Nicola Pemberton, Obstetrician and Gynecologist."
The panel of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center physicians and experts included:
Dr. Nicola Pemberton, Obstetrician and gynecologist; Dr. Alice Cohen,
hematologist/oncologist and director of the Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Comprehensive
Cancer and Blood Disorders Center; Dr. Jennifer LaRosa, Patient Safety
& Quality officer and director of the Intensive Care Unit; Laura Budinick,
PsyD, AVP, Behavioral Health; Dr. Nudrat Ayub, Internal Medicine; Dr.
Patricia Bennett, DPM, Podiatrist; and Barbara Mintz, MS, RD, VP, Healthy
Living and Community Engagement, RWJBarnabas Health.
President and Chief Executive Officer of MZM Construction & Management
Company, Inc. Marjorie Perry moderated the discussion.
More than 275 women attended and participated in the panel discussion
as well as received free health screenings, HIV testing, foot exams, chiropractic
exams, fitness demonstrations, massages, pampering activities and door prizes.
“Empowering our community with the tools they need to lead a healthy
lifestyle and better manage chronic illness is essential to creating a
healthier Newark, and a fundamental part of our mission,” said Darrell
K. Terry, Sr. MHA, MPH, FACHE, president and Chief Operating Officer,
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.
“Every year, more women attend our Women’s Health Day with
The Beth event and we are able to provide more women with education and
knowledge that they can share with their friends and families,”
says Marilyn M. Harris Vice President, Community Relations.
Gifts and door prizes were sponsored by Newark Beth Israel Medical Center,
Razac, Panasonic and RWJBarnabas Health.
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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