Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Celebrates Black History Month with former United States Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson

L-R: Linda Kamateh, Assistant Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (NBI); Atiya Jaha Rashidi, MHA, RN, Chief Equity Officer and Vice President and Community Relations, NBI; Amy Doran, BA, BS, MS, APN-c, Chief Operating Officer, NBI; Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, FHELA, President and Chief Executive Officer, NBI;  Jeh Johnson, former United States Secretary of Homeland Security; Denise Shepherd, MA, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, NBI; Laura Budinick, Psy.D., Chief Administrative Officer, NBI; and Charles Cathcart, MD, Chief Medical Officer, NBI

Johnson Delivers Keynote Address at the Newark Beth Israel Annual Black History Month Celebration

On February 24 former United States Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson delivered the keynote address at Newark Beth  Israel Medical Center’s annual Black History Month celebration.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is a 665-bed regional care teaching hospital that provides comprehensive health care. Newark Beth Israel is a Top Teaching Hospital and home to one of the nation’s top 20 heart transplant centers, which has performed more than 1,100 heart transplants. NBI has been designated a World’s Best Hospital-USA by Newsweek and has six consecutive “A” grades for safety from The Leapfrog Group. The hospital has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for acute coronary syndrome, congestive heart failure and ventricular assist device and is nationally accredited by the Commission on Cancer. Newark Beth Israel is home to RWJBarnabas Health’s Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program; New Jersey’s only Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program and a Valve Center that performs complex cardiac valve procedures, including minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs). Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is also home to Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), which cares for children from birth through adolescence, with more than 30 specialized pediatric services including New Jersey’s largest Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; and the Children’s Heart Center that offers a complete range of medical and surgical treatments for the most complex cardiac abnormalities. The Newark Beth Israel robotic surgery program is the most experienced in northern New Jersey. RWJBarnabas Health and The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside you, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. Newark Beth Israel also offers many preventive health programs that promote wellness in the community, including The Beth Greenhouse, which provides access to fresh produce and health and wellness education to local residents.

Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, cares for children from birth through adolescence, with more than 30 specialized pediatric services including New Jersey’s largest Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; and the Children’s Heart Center that offers a complete range of medical and surgical treatments for the most complex cardiac abnormalities. Children’s Hospital of New Jersey also includes a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Level IV Regional Perinatal Center that offers New Jersey’s only Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) therapy; and the highest level of intensive care for both mothers and newborns. 

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