The community is invited to join in Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s 6th Annual MAA’s Walk in support of New Jersey’s most comprehensive adult and pediatric cardiac programs. MAA’s Walk festivities will begin on Saturday, September 6, at 10 am in Verona Park, Verona, NJ, and the 5K walk steps off at 11 am. More than 250 people are expected for a great day of exercise, entertainment, heart health education and information about organ donation.
Rapid advancements in the field of cardiac medicine have brought improved treatment options for adults and children with heart disease and congenital heart defects. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, affiliates of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, are at the forefront of cutting-edge treatments for the full range of heart problems—from the simplest to the most complex. Advanced techniques are combined with compassionate care and support for the entire family.
“The generosity of all those who take part in the Walk and their sponsors are helping families challenged by heart conditions and contributing to their care and assistance,” said Beth Tepper, Program Coordinator of the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Foundation.
Since the first MAA’s Walk was spearheaded in 2003 by the family of heart transplant recipient Mary Anne Ahearn, participants in the annual celebration have donated more than $150,000 to Newark Beth Israel’s renowned Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program. This year’s Walk will support all of the cardiac care programs at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel.
To register for the MAA’s Walk or learn more about the Heart Centers at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, please contact Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Foundation at 973-926-8128 or www.newarkbethfoundation.org.
Heart Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Widely respected as leaders in their field, the cardiac specialists and subspecialists at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center provide an extraordinary level of care that is available only at the country’s premier cardiac centers.
The Heart Transplant Program ranked among the nation’s top ten centers by volume for three years in a row and has consistently been selected to participate in prestigious clinical trials that are researching the next generation of mechanical assist devices and other therapies for the treatment of heart failure. Cardiologists and cardiac surgeons continue to pioneer new minimally invasive techniques and provide the most progressive treatments for valve disease, atrial fibrillation and other heart ailments.
Children’s Heart Center at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey
Children’s Heart Center at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey has performed more pediatric cardiac surgeries and cardiac catheterizations than any other program in the state. The entire team is based at Children’s Hospital and is available 24 hours a day. The full range of capabilities includes the latest hybrid procedures that combine surgical and catheter-based techniques while reducing risks and complications for young patients.
The skilled team corrects the most complex congenital heart formations and collaborates with the adult cardiologists to provide highly specialized care to adults with congenital heart problems. Newark Beth Israel is home to New Jersey’s only certified pediatric heart transplant program. By combining 20 years of experience in adult heart transplantation with the commitment of pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, the collaborative program offers heart transplantation to younger patients.
Date: August 8, 2008
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