The Stirling location is the second Sunrise Detox in the country, modeled after the original facility in Palm Beach, Fl. The facility treats individuals for addiction to alcohol, heroine, opiates, methadone and pain medications.
The former chief operating officer and vice president of Patient Care Services assumed her new role on February 1.
About 300 members of Clear View Baptist Church and Philemon Baptist Church in Newark have joined the 12-week contest, and the program itself has helped hundreds of Newark Beth employees lose more than 3,800 pounds collectively.
The program, created by Barbara Mintz, MS, RD, Clinical Nutrition Manager at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, was designed to address individual health and fitness goals and to make weight loss fun.
EAST ORANGE - What started as a morning prayer vigil for Haiti at the Temple of Unified Christians Brick Church turned into a help clearing house Jan. 16.
About 25 people joined TUCBC Senior Minister Jean Maurice, Haitian Pastors Association President Sybil M. Elias and The Haitian League President Dr. Bernier Lauredan in praying for those who have died or are suffering in Jan. 12 earthquake's aftermath. The French Creole and English language hymns carried a message of trusting The Lord with the departed's care and being present among the suffering.
NEWARK, NJ- Director of the Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Dr. Mark Jay Zucker was honored Friday as "Healthcare Professional of the Year" by the New Jersey Hospital Association.
The NJHA, a non-profit trade organization committed to improving New Jersey hospitals and health systems, held their 21st annual awards program last week where presenters acknowledged Zucker's achievements.
Recipients of the "Healthcare Professional of the Year" award must demonstrate exemplary performance before patients and peers. They must also possess altruism, sincerity, respect and compassion for patients and their families. Physicians, nurses and other allied healthcare professionals are all eligible to receive the award.
Under Zucker's leadership, more than 530 heart transplants and 250 left ventricular device implants were performed at the medical center.
The Short Hills, NJ resident has worked at Newark Beth for 20 years, and also serves on the United Network for Organ Sharing's Thoracic Committee and its Membership and Professional Standards Committee.
In 1993, Newark Beth was the first hospital to introduce the use of implantable mechanical assist devices in New Jersey. It was also the first to employ extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, a heart/lung machine primarily used to sustain patients who are waiting for a transplant.
Zucker is the New Jersey cardiology representative to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a member of the Advisory Board of the New Jersey Sharing Network, as well as a member of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Cardiovascular Health Advisory Panel.
In addition, he previously served as president and governor of the NJ Chapter of the American College of Cardiology from 2006 to 2009 and on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network for 15 years.
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