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The Northern New Jersey Black Nurses Association Honors Newark Beth Israel Medical Center President and CEO Darrell K. Terry, Sr., with the 2018 Trailblazer Award

Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE received this year’s Northern New Jersey Black Nurses Association Inc., (NNJBNA) Trailblazer Award. The award is given to a person who is 2018 Trailblazer Awardconsidered to be a role model for excellence in nursing leadership and a champion for improving nursing practice for African American nurses. He was presented with the honor by Dr. Melissa Rivers-Richardson, DNP, APN, RN, FNP-C, President of NNJBNA and NNJBNA Board of Director Norma Rodgers, MSN-c, BSN, RN, CCRA, at NNJBNA’s annual scholarship awards dinner and brunch.

About Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
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 home to one of the nation’s top five heart transplant centers, 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 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.
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.