|The opening of the Community Garden at The Beth: (l to r) John Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer; Councilman Donald Payne Jr., Dr. Nwando Anyaoku, Director of General Pediatrics; Barbara Mintz, MS, RD, Assistant Vice President of Wellness; Darrell K. Terry, Jr., COO
Newark, NJ—Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC)/ Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) have been named a finalist in the ‘Education Hero – Organization’ category in the 2012 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes awards program. The award program is produced by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s premiere business news publication.
NBIMC was chosen for its Community Garden and Farmer’s Market projects, which were spearheaded by Barbara Mintz, MS, RD, Assistant Vice President of Wellness. In July 2011, NBIMC/CHoNJ and Garden State Urban Farms officially opened The Beth Community Garden. The market serves as a vehicle to provide fresh produce to an underserved community with limited access to affordable, homegrown foods. The concept for an outdoor garden grew out of an indoor farmers market that serves as a year-round resource for produce and home baked goods.
“The Community Garden and the Farmer’s Market are part of a comprehensive, community wellness initiative by NBIMC and CHoNJ that is providing access to wellness programs, nutrition and exercise education as well as healthy food,” says John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of NBIMC and CHoNJ.
The Healthcare Heroes awards program honors individuals and organizations making a significant impact on the quality of healthcare in New Jersey. Finalists were selected in eleven categories: Corporate Achievement, Education Hero-Individual, Education Hero-Organization, Hospital of the Year, Innovation Hero-Individual, Innovation Hero-Organization, Nurse of the Year, Nursing Home/Assisted Living Facility of the Year, Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Center of the Year, Physician of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.
Finalists and winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges.
The Healthcare Heroes awards finalists will be recognized and the winners in each category will be announced during a breakfast awards ceremony on June 19, 2012 at the Palace in Somerset Park in Somerset, New Jersey.
For more information about the NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes awards program or to reserve seats to the event, please visit www.njbiz.com/events or contact Sarah Spangler at firstname.lastname@example.org or (732) 246-5713.
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, 3,200 employees and 150 volunteers 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 Saint Barnabas Health Care System affiliates, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume. 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 Barnabas Health, 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: April 25, 2012
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