RWJBarnabas Health host its 8th Annual Women’s Health Day

From Left to Right: Nicola Pemberton, MD; Rashmi Aggarwal, RN, BSN, MSN, APN-c, FNP; Brenda Blackmon; Mahtab Ayatollahi, MSW, LCSW; Safiyya Quintiliani, MD; Rebeca Kane, DNP, APN-c, CCRN; Molly Fallon Dixon, MS, RDN; Atiya Jaha Rashidi, MHA, RN

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, hosted its 8th Annual Women’s Health Day at the Newark International Airport Marriott Hotel.

More than 300 women attended the event, which included a panel discussion on health and wellness moderated by special guest host, four-time Emmy Award winning news anchor and entrepreneur Brenda Blackmon.

“Empowering our community with the tools they need to lead a healthy lifestyle; and increasing access to preventative care is essential to creating a healthier community, and it is a fundamental part of our mission,” said Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.

The panel of women’s health experts from Newark Beth Israel included, Rashmi Aggarwal, RN, BSN, MSN, APN-c, FNP, AVP of Network Management & Population Health;  Rebeca Kane, DNP, APN-c, CCRN, AVP, Heart & Lung Transplant, Pulmonary Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure, and Ambulatory Cardiology;  Molly Fallon Dixon, MS, RDN, Manager of Community Wellness Services; Mahtab Ayatollahi, MSW, LCSW, Director of Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services; Nicola Pemberton, MD, Obstetrician and Gynecologist at  Artemis OB/GYN and The Birth Center of New Jersey; and Safiyya Quintiliani, MD, Chief Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow.

“After a two-year hiatus, it is very exciting to gather for an in-person event with our clinical leaders, physicians, experts, and our attendees. We are proud to offer this day filled with health and wellness activities,” said Atiya Jaha Rashidi, MHA, RN, Chief Equity Officer and Vice President of Community Relations, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.

The panel discussed a range of women’s health issues including, heart health, reproductive health, nutrition, behavioral health and family health and wellness issues.

Attendees received free health screenings, fitness demonstrations, paint and sip sessions, Reiki, meditation, door prizes and more.  

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 15 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.

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