Investors Bank Foundation Awards Grant to Support Women’s Wellness Pantry at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Newark, NJ (Sept. 10, 2020) Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) recently received a grant for $10,000 from Investors Foundation to support the medical center sponsored Women’s Wellness Pantry Program. The grant will help further the Women’s Wellness Pantry mission of improving the health and well-being of pregnant and new moms by addressing food insecurity and reducing maternal and infant mortality through nutrition education, keeping up with prenatal and postpartum visits and access to healthy food.

At the Women’s Wellness Pantry, located at the Rev. Dr. Ronald B. Christian Community Health and Wellness Center at 208 Lyons Avenue in Newark, directly across the street from NBIMC, registered dietitians screen pregnant women from NBIMC's Women's Health Center for nutritional risk/food insecurity during their prenatal visits. Women are invited to participate are provided comprehensive medical nutrition therapy and wellness education and incentives including groceries, diapers and women’s hygiene products.
 

This program has allowed us to stay in touch with our new moms and moms-to-be assuring that they have resources for needed services, stay up to date on prenatal care and check in with friendly faced during uncertain and challenging times of a pandemic.

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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is a 667-bed regional care teaching hospital that provides comprehensive health care. Newark Beth Israel is a Top Teaching Hospital and home to one of the nation’s top ten 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 complex cardiac valve procedures, including minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs). 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. RWJBarnabas Health and The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside you, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. 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.

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.