Jersey City Medical Center and Global Business Corporation Donate More than 600 Toys to Jersey City’s Julia A. Barnes Elementary School

Jersey City Medical Center toy drive Julia A. Barnes Elementary School

Toy Drive Spreads Christmas Joy to School-aged Children

Jersey City, NJ — Staff from Jersey City Medical Center, an affiliate of RWJBarnabas Health, donated over 600 toys to the Julia A. Barnes Elementary School today. Students selected their toys and took photos with Santa. The school, located in the Bergen Hill neighborhood in Jersey City, serves nearly 400 children between the ages of three and 10.

“We wanted to make a difference and put a smile on children's faces this holiday season,” said Adrienne Austin, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Jersey City Medical Center.

The toy drive, which was spearheaded by the Medical Center’s Business Resource Groups (BRGs) began in November and donations were received from employees, physicians, and members of the community with the largest donation of 400 toys donated by the Bank of China U.S.A. and China General Chamber of Commerce. A portion of the toys will also be donated to children served by the outpatient programs in areas such as physical and occupational therapy, the Center for Comprehensive Care, and Treatment and Speech-Language Pathology Services.

“We are very proud to have the opportunity to make the holiday season more special for Jersey City’s young people,” said Wei Hu, Chairman, China General Chamber of Commerce and President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of China U.S.A.

“Thanks to Jersey City Medical Center for their generosity. They didn’t just deliver toys, they also delivered joy to our elementary school students today,” said Principal Don Howard, Jr.

About Jersey City Medical Center

Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is Healing, Enhancing, and Investing in Hudson County. It is a comprehensive full-service acute and sub-acute care 348-bed teaching hospital. A not-for-profit hospital, the Medical Center is a state-designated Level II Regional Trauma Center with close to 16,000 admissions and over 80,000 Emergency Department visits annually. The hospital specialty services include women’s health, orthopedics, heart and vascular care, and behavioral health. JCMC is the only full-service heart hospital in Hudson County, offering access to outstanding cardiologists and sophisticated and advanced treatments, such as cardiac surgery and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements (TAVR). RWJBarnabas Health and Jersey City Medical Center are in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. JCMC is also a state designated stroke center, a regional comprehensive cardiac center, a perinatal intensive care center, a regional level 3 neonatal intensive care unit for critically ill newborns, and home to the most advanced robotic-assisted surgical program in Hudson County. JCMC, a provider of Advanced Life Support for Hudson County, runs 911 Medical Call Screening for Hudson County and operates one of the state’s busiest EMS systems.

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