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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick Welcomes NJ Governor’s Hispanic Fellows

RWJUH New Brunswick welcomes the Governor's Hispanic Fellows
RWJUH New Brunswick President and Chief Executive Officer John J. Gantner and RWJUH New Brunswick Director of Diversity and Inclusion Vanessa Nazario welcome the 2019 New Jersey Governor’s Hispanic Fellows to the academic medical center last week. The NJ Governor’s Hispanic Fellows are a group of Latino college/university students who are the first to attend college in their families. Each summer, Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement (HISPA) partners with the NJ Government Center for Hispanic Policy Research and Development to provide professional and leadership development workshops for the Fellows.

(New Brunswick) - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick (RWJUH) hosted 29 students representing the New Jersey Governor’s Hispanic Fellows program last week.

During the visit, leaders at RWJUH and RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH), including RWJUH President and CEO John J. Gantner and Nicole Martinez, Assistant Vice President, Nursing Informatics and Finance for RWJBH; shared career and life advice.

The day also featured a panel discussion during which professionals and leaders at RWJUH discussed their journey into healthcare careers. Participating on the panel were Richard Upegui, Environmental Services; Sandra Olivero, Nursing, 9 Tower; Micaella Acevedo, Human Resources; Margaridaly Delgado, Patient Transport; David Fresse, Patient Experience; and Mariam Merced, Community Health Promotions.

The NJ Governor’s Hispanic Fellows are a group of Latino college/university students who are the first to attend college in their families. Each summer, Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement (HISPA) partners with the NJ Government Center for Hispanic Policy Research and Development to provide professional and leadership development workshops for the Fellows. HISPA engages and invites experts from academia, industry, the non-profit sector and government to join forces and develop the future leaders of America.

During the eight-week program, the Fellows are exposed to careers in the public and private sector. They gain experience with public speaking/communication, networking, social media and maintaining a professional profile across these platforms, customer service, and philanthropy. They also have a unique opportunity to meet and learn from many positive role models who are leaders in their respective fields.

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About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick, an RWJBarnabas Health Facility, is a 600-bed academic medical center that serves as the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the flagship Cancer Hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Its Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation, cancer care, stroke care, neuroscience, orthopedics, bariatric surgery and women’s and children’s care including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (www.bmsch.org). A Level 1 Trauma Center and the first designated Pediatric Trauma Center in the state, RWJUH’s New Brunswick campus serves as a national resource in its ground-breaking approaches to emergency preparedness.

RWJUH has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report seven times and has been selected by the publication as a high performing hospital in numerous specialties. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report five times. In addition, RWJUH was named among the best places to work in health care by Modern Healthcare magazine and received the Equity Care of Award as Top Hospital for Healthcare Diversity and Inclusion from the American Hospital Association. RWJUH Brunswick has earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety, including the prestigious Magnet® Award for Nursing Excellence and “Most Wired” designation by Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine. The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has rated RWJUH New Brunswick among the nation’s best comprehensive cancer centers. For more Information visit us online at www.rwjbh.org/newbrunswick


Contact:
Peter Haigney
RWJUH Public Relations
(732) 937-8568