‘Barnabas Health Family Show Series’ Premieres with Disney On Ice at Prudential Center

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Newark, NJ – Prudential Center and Barnabas Health, New Jersey’s largest integrated health care delivery system, today announced the “Barnabas Health Family Show Series” which includes popular family shows in the arena during the 2013 season and demonstrates Barnabas Health’s commitment to New Jersey families.

The “Barnabas Health Family Show Series” includes Disney On Ice, Harlem Globetrotters and Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, as well as the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) High School Hockey state championships. In addition to title sponsor naming rights, the partnership provides a number of in-arena promotional opportunities during Devils and Seton Hall men’s basketball games, as well as a significant social media and online presence.

“We are pleased to have Barnabas Health increase their involvement with Prudential Center. It speaks volumes to our strong relationship,” said Jeff Vanderbeek, Chairman Devils Arena Entertainment. “Their commitment to families in the state of New Jersey makes a great match to the family programming we bring to the Rock. They are an outstanding partner and we appreciate their continued support.”

“Barnabas Health is excited to align with the Prudential Center as title sponsor of the ‘Barnabas Health Family Show Series’,” stated Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnabas Health. “This is an outstanding venue for us to share our message of wellness and clinical excellence with the families that rely on our hospitals and services for care.”

For ticket information on the “Barnabas Health Family Show Series”, please visit PruCenter.com.

About Prudential Center
Prudential Center is home to the three-time Stanley Cup Champion and 2011-2012 Eastern Conference Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball, the WNBA’s New York Liberty, over 200 events a year including major concerts, the 2011 NCAA East Regional, the 2011 & 2012 NBA Draft and the 2013 NHL Draft. Opened in October 2007, the arena now welcomes over 2 million guests through its doors annually, ranking tenth overall in 2011, according to leading industry publication Venues Today. The Rock provides the ultimate live sports and entertainment experience for fans, featuring unique dining options and superior customer service in seven premium lounges. The Acela Club showcases a custom-made mahogany wine cabinet and unique seating overlooking the ice and court. Ice Lounge is furnished with an ice bar and features center bowl views. The exciting sports bar atmosphere is the centerpiece of Bud Light Goal Bar, also with center bowl views.

What’s more, the fan experience begins outside Prudential Center in Championship Plaza, a brick paved fan message-driven courtyard that features a 22-foot tall, three-ton metal “Ironman” hockey player statue. The Plaza plays host to live entertainment with a block party atmosphere during FanFest celebrations before events. AmeriHealth Pavilion is Prudential Center Center’s second ice rink and is the official practice facility of the New Jersey Devils and home to Brick City Boxing, youth, high school and adult hockey programming and Hockey In Newark.

A pro sports first, the Devils created Mission Control which features a Digital Command Center located inside the Prudential Center designed to more effectively manage, monitor, and measure the franchise’s online brand engagements. Mission Control is fueled in part by the Devils Generals, a team of two-dozen socially-savvy fans who utilize Twitter, Facebook and other online channels hosted by the team/arena to extend the organization’s reach.

Prudential Center is located in downtown Newark just two blocks from Newark Penn Station, accessible via NJ Transit, PATH and Amtrak, while at the heart of cross-roads for five major highway access routes and 12 miles from midtown Manhattan. Prudential Center’s charitable arm, Devils Care, in partnership with the New Jersey Devils, was awarded the 2011 EPA’s Environmental Quality Award for its Rock and Wrap It Up! Program.

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About Barnabas Health
Barnabas Health is the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation, annually caring for more than two million patients and delivering more than 18,000 babies. The system includes six acute care hospitals, two children’s hospitals, a free- standing behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network and comprehensive homecare and hospice programs. Among nationally recognized services are burn treatment; adult and pediatric cardiac surgery; heart, lung, kidney and pancreas transplant; neurology and neurosurgery; reproductive medicine and science; geriatrics; oncology; pediatrics; and women’s services. Barnabas Health includes 18,200 employees, (second largest private employer in NJ); 4,600 physicians (one-fifth of the actively practicing physicians in NJ); and 445 residents and interns. For more information, log on to the web site at www.barnabashealth.org. For physician referral, call 888-724-7123.

Date: January 18, 2013

CONTACT: Ellen Greene
Barnabas Health
(973) 322-4018

Kerry Graue
Prudential Center