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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Joins Hurricane Maria Relief Fund For Puerto Rico

10/09/2017

Employees Donate Hundreds of Items to Relief Effort

Newark NJ (October 6, 2017) -- Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey employees donated hundreds of non-perishable goods and supplies to the Hurricane Maria Relief Fund for Puerto Rico, in Newark New Jersey.

The donation drive began on September 29 and the entire Newark Beth Israel family answered the call.

Organizers from the Hurricane Maria Relief Fund for Puerto Rico, in Newark New Jersey, arrived at the hospital on Friday October 6 to pick up all of the items which included dozens of cases of water, pampers, clothing, cereal boxes and canned goods as well as a variety of non-perishable items.

The Relief Fund organizers were greeted by Darrell K. Terry, Sr., President and CEO, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, as well as the many clinicians, administrators and employees who participated in the relief drive.

“Newark Beth Israel’s commitment to the communities we serve goes far beyond the walls of our hospital. I’m proud to stand next to the many employees who participated in this relief effort and look forward to seeing the impact these items will have on the people of Puerto Rico and Mexico,” said Darrell K. Terry, Sr., President and CEO, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.

“Many of us have family members who were affected by the storm; a great many others have yet to hear if their family members survived. We are honored and humbled at the overwhelming show of support from our Newark family at Newark Beth Israel Hospital,” said Masiel Valentin, Esq. Treasurer, Hurricane Maria Relief Fund for Puerto Rico.

The Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund has been working with Esperanza Azteca and assisting with their relief efforts in Mexico, as well. Some of the donations will be delivered to Mexico as they continue to deal with the effects of the earthquake that devastated Mexico City in September.

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, RWJBarnabas 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.

Contact: Linda Kamateh
973-926-3803
Linda.Kamateh@rwjbh.org

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