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The Center for Asian Health at Saint Barnabas Medical Center Holds Free Chinese Wellness Day in Florham Park, NJ

06/20/2017

The Center for Asian Health at Saint Barnabas Medical Center will hold a Chinese Wellness Day on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at its new location, 222 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ. The Chinese Wellness Day is a free community event with physician talks, health screenings, and demonstrations.

“At Saint Barnabas Medical Center, we are committed to providing high quality, safe and culturally sensitive care to our patients and their families,” states Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, President and CEO, Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “This Wellness Daywill address the specific health needs of our Chinese community,” he continued.

As a national leader in addressing Hepatitis B, the Center for Asian Health will offer free Hepatitis B screenings. Su Wang, MD, MPH, Medical Director, The Center for Asian Health, is a national advocate in raising awareness and promoting testing for Hepatitis B. She will speak about the importance of Hepatitis B screening and share results from a community program. Chronic Hepatitis B infection has a disproportionate impact on the Asian population and is the leading cause of liver cancer worldwide. Though the majority of the world is considered endemic for Hepatitis B, this disease has received little attention and up to 2 out 3 of those infected have not been diagnosed. “In New Jersey, many people have never been tested and do not realize that they have chronic Hepatitis B. Because it can lead to liver cancer, early diagnosis and care is so important,” states Dr. Wang.

The Tzu Chi Foundation has partnered with Saint Barnabas Medical Center to assist with the logistics of the day and provide volunteers for the event. “We appreciate the support of the Tzu Chi Foundation and all of their members who have volunteered to assist us at the Wellness Day,” states Mr. Zieniewicz. “Saint Barnabas Medical Center is a healthcare leader in this region. By working together, we are able to address the health needs of our community,” said Jackson Chen, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Region of Tzu Chi Foundation

The following health lectures will be presented:

  • Gastroenterology, Dr. Larry Siu, Gastroenterologist
  • Women’s Health, Dr. Serena Chen Reproductive Endocrinologist & Dr. Vanessa Parisi, OB/Gyn
  • Diabetes Prevention & Early Detection, Kevin Chen, Pharmacist
  • Medicaid, Medicare, & Health Insurance, Jerry Zee
  • Hepatitis B & Liver Health, Dr. Su Wang Medical Director, Center for Asian Health
  • Mental Health, Dr. Pei Hsu, Psychologist

The following free screenings will be available throughout the day:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Bone Density Heel Screening
  • Skin Cancer
  • Body Mass Index/Body Fat
  • Vision Screening

In addition, numerous physicians will be available to meet and speak with the community members, representing Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, and Hepatology. In addition, there will be a cooking and physical therapy demonstration plus much more.

For more information about the Chinese Wellness Day, please call the Center for Asian Health 973-261-9080.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Since 1865, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), New Jersey’s oldest nonsectarian hospital, has worked to exceed our community’s highest expectations for compassionate, comprehensive health care. The 597-bed institution is one of the largest health care providers in the state, treating more than 33,000 inpatients and more than 95,000 Emergency Department patients each year. The Medical Center and the Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center provide treatment and services for more than 300,000 outpatient visits annually. Saint Barnabas Medical Center has long been recognized as a leader in providing the highest level of patient care—delivering nearly 6,000 babies annually which is one of the largest programs in the state, caring for more newly diagnosed cancer patients, creating breakthroughs in the field of infertility, and providing more than 100 medical and surgical specialty and subspecialty services.

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