NEWARK, New Jersey – Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey will host their annual health and wellness fair, renamed this year, “The Beth’s Annual Alma Beatty Health and Wellness Fair,” named in honor of the founder and recent retiree, Alma Beatty, on Saturday, September 22, 2012, from noon to 4 p.m.
The fair will be held at the medical center, located at 201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace in Newark.
This year’s fair will include screenings, informational health sessions and programs and fun events for children,” said John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ). “This year, our goal is to expand our base of programs for the annual health fair by providing expanded screenings, focusing on free services and for the first time, offering educational sessions about how to stay healthy.”
The health fair will feature information on the annual free breast health programs, free cardiac and concussion screening for children and youth athletes, “Ask the Pharmacist,” session, diabetes self care and management, weight management and CPR. In addition, there will be a session on Budgeting, provided by the South Ward Family Success Center and more. Screenings will also be providing and useful information about teen and child health, cancer and oncology and Sickle Cell Programs.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is home to the Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. The Center table will feature all breast related programs that will be held during October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month and about the Sickle Cell Program – the largest Sickle Cell network in New Jersey.
In addition to screenings and other information, there will be line dancing, Zumba, bike safety for children, helmet giveaways and more.
For more information about the health fair, call the hospital at 973.926.7000 or visit us on line at www.NewarkBeth.com
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching hospital, provides comprehensive health care to its local communities and well beyond. NBIMC has more than 800 physicians, and 3,200 employees with over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. NBIMC is fifth in the nation in the number of heart transplants with better than expected outcomes, has the only lung transplant program in New Jersey, and combined with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, both Barnabas Health affiliates, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume. NBIMC received three of the top awards for 2012 by the New Jersey Hospital Association and was one of five hospitals nationwide to receive the coveted 2012 NOVA Award from the American Hospital Association. To learn more, visit us on line at www.newarkbeth.com
Children's Hospital of New Jersey, located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and part of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, is the state's premier hospital caring for children, with specialized services to treat ill and injured children from newborn to adolescent years and has the most comprehensive pediatric cardiac care program in the region as well as preventive programs that promote wellness in the community. For a referral to a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 1-888-724-7123.
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Date: September 20, 2012
Contact: Tracy Munford
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