On April 18, His Royal Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Michael Odunayo Ajayi, of Nigeria
visited Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital
of New Jersey, he met with the hospital's president and CEO Darrell
K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE and several hospital senior leaders. Upon
leaving the hospital, the King pronounced a special royal blessing upon
Mr. Terry and hospital. The visit concluded the king’s two week
visit to the New York/New Jersey area. The trip was part of the kick-off
activities for this year's African American Heritage Parade and Festival
in Newark, New Jersey.
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.