On April 18, His Royal Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Michael Odunayo Ajayi, of Nigeria visited Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, he met with the hospital’s president and CEO Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE and several hospital senior leaders. Upon leaving the hospital, the King pronounced a special royal blessing upon Mr. Terry and hospital. The visit concluded the king’s two week visit to the New York/New Jersey area. The trip was part of the kick-off activities for this year’s African American Heritage Parade and Festival in Newark, New Jersey.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is a 665-bed regional care teaching hospital that provides comprehensive health care. Newark Beth Israel is home to one of the nation’s top five heart transplant centers, Barnabas Health’s Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program; New Jersey’s only Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program and a Valve Center that performs more cardiac valve procedures, including minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs), than any other center in the state. The Newark Beth Israel robotic surgery program is the most experienced in northern New Jersey. The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and the new Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center provide seamless integration of cancer prevention, specialized care and treatment options. Newark Beth Israel also offers many preventive health programs that promote wellness in the community.