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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey Host 15th Annual Partners in Progress Awards Dinner

Marc E. Berson receives the Lifetime Partner in Progress Award

NBI 2019 Partners in Progress

L to R: Francis J. Giantomasi, Esq., Vice Chair, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey; Honorable Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive; Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey; Lifetime Partner in Progress Awardee Marc E. Berson, Chairman, The Fidelco Group, Board Chair, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, Vice Chair, RWJBarnabas Health; Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, RWJBarnabas Health; Honorable Ras J. Baraka, Mayor, City of Newark; R. Julie Cabaleiro, MD, President, Medical Staff, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey; Aisha Glover, Chief Executive Officer, Newark Alliance; and Rev. Dr. Marilyn M. Harris, D.Min, MBA, Vice President, Community Relations, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.

 

NEWARK, NJ (May 10, 2019) On Wednesday, May 8, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, hosted its 15th Annual Celebrating Newark: Partners in Progress awards dinner at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The annual dinner and awards ceremony honors individuals and institutions who have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to a healthier Newark. Proceeds from the dinner benefit the medical center’s community outreach initiatives.

“It is a distinct privilege to celebrate Marc E. Berson this year and to present him with a Lifetime Award. He has been a profound influence at Newark Beth Israel and RWJBarnabas Health as a Chairman who truly values our role as an anchor institution in Newark. Under his leadership, we created the Partners in Progress Awards dinner 15 years ago in order to provide a forum for collaboration in the City of Newark,” said Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. “Marc’s leadership is inspiring and together we are raising the bar for providing quality patient care, specialty medical services, and improving the economic, social and physical health of the community that we serve.”

Partners in Progress Honoree:

Marc E. Berson, Chairman, The Fidelco Group, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, RWJBarnabas Health; Chair, Board of Trustees, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. Marc E. Berson is a dedicated and established entrepreneur, lawyer, and philanthropist with a focus in real estate development and operating manufacturing and service businesses. He has been Chairman of The Fidelco Group and of the Fidelco Realty Group since founded in 1981. Mr. Berson is also dedicated to serving the community through his involvement in numerous nonprofit and community organizations, especially in Newark. He has played an integral role in supporting some of the city's key institutions, reflecting his long-time belief in and support of Newark's resurgence. Mr. Berson's contributions and service have been recognized with numerous honors and awards including NJPAC Chambers Award for Service to the Community and Arts; Newark Beth Israel Medical Center's Partners in Progress Corporate Award; the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark Award for Caring; the Newark Little League Larry Doby Community Service Award; Essex County's "Star of Essex" Award; the New Jersey Institute of Social Justice Corporate Leadership Award, and the Rutgers School of Law- Newark Distinguished Alumni Award.

Partners in Progress, is Newark Beth Israel’s most celebrated fundraising event. Every year, approximately 500 business, community and medical leaders from the Greater Newark area come together to promote the advancement of Newark, New Jersey. Proceeds from the event will benefit Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey’s community outreach initiatives, such as Women’s Health Day, Men’s Health Night, The Beth Greenhouse, The Hire Newark: Employment Ready Boot Camp and wellness initiatives throughout the city.

To support Partners in Progress or learn how you can support Newark Beth Israel Medical Center www.newarkbethgiving.org

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, which has performed more than 1,000 heart transplants; 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. 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. The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and the 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, including The Beth Greenhouse, which provides access to fresh produce and health and wellness education to local residents.

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