Newark, NJ- Two physicians and three nurses were honored on July 21 by The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey at its annual “2008 Humanism in Healthcare” award ceremony. The event recognizes hospital and long-term care employees in direct patient care positions who have shown compassion, empathy, respect and cultural sensitivity in the delivery of care to patients and families.
Theresa M. Redling, D.O., F.A.C.P., Chief of the Geriatric Division and Hospice Medical Director at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, received the “Community Humanism in Healthcare Award,” the largest award of the night. She was recognized for her important work over the years creating caring humanistic programs for the elderly of the Newark area and for nurturing a professional medical environment that reinforces humanistic care.
“Dr. Redling is always available for her patients, and she is committed to raising the sensitivity and awareness of the entire health care team to the specialized needs of the elderly,” said John Brennan, M.D., Executive Director of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. “She is a champion for the elderly and an outstanding practitioner.”
Dr. Redling has worked tirelessly to bring community-based health services to the elderly population. The Center for Geriatric Health at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is dedicated to bringing first-class health care to older adults and is a widely recognized program providing assessment and primary health care for the frail older person.
She received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry School of Osteopathic Medicine of New Jersey. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Morristown Memorial Hospital and went on to finish a Geriatric Fellowship at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Redling is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics at the Mt. Sinai Medical School. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Care. She has been named on of NJ Monthly's "Top Docs" and was honored as "The 2006 Gerontologist of the Year" by the NJ Society on Aging.
Also receiving commendation at the event were the following: Marc Borenstein, MD, FACEP, FACP, Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center; Sonia Banaag, RNC, BSN, MPA, Clinical Nurse Educator for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU); Twanda Brown, MSW, LCSW, for the Pediatric Health Center; and Matilda Cohen, RN, nurse at Beth Prime Care.
“We at Newark Beth and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey are proud to have these healthcare professionals recognized for their cultural sensitivity and for providing respectful, compassionate care to our community. We congratulate them for this prestigious award and are extremely pleased that they are part of The Beth and Children’s Hospital family,” Dr. Brennan said.
Dr. Bronstein is also Program Director of the Emergency Residency Faculty. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Stamford Hospital/NY Medical College and in oncology from Mayo Clinic/Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He is an Examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine and has also been named on of NJ Monthly's "Top Docs."
Ms. Banaag, Clinical Nurse Educator, shares her wealth of knowledge and expertise with parents and families of newborn NICU babies. With her 41 years of nursing experience, she also belongs to a medical mission consortium and every year conducts a medical humanitarian trip to the Philippians.
Ms. Brown consistently demonstrates compassionate delivery of care when assisting the families from the Pediatric Health Center at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. She organized a charity drive for a family who had experienced a devastating fire, and she also assists with the KidsFit Newark Program.
Ms. Cohen is one of the last nursing graduates of the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center School of Nursing who is still at the hospital. She has worked on the medical-surgical unit, ICU/CCU, emergency department and now primary care and has 38 years of clinical nursing experience.
The awards ceremony was held at the Dolce Hamilton Park Conference Center in Florham Park and included a Keynote Address by William F. Owen, Jr., MD, President, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/NJ Medical School.
Date: July 22, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Beth Salamon
Public Relations, (973) 322-4926
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