Apr 8, 2024 Eliaspresso’s HamiLatte Coffee & Tea Generously Donates in Support of Cardiac Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton

Hamilatte with Group

Pictured left to right: Stephanie Harvilla, RN, BSN, CNOR. Director of Cardiology Services; Jessica Alleman, Director of Development; Joshua Harry, Events Chair, Young Professionals Group; Adam Elias, owner, Eliaspresso; Karen Elias, owner, Eliaspresso; Lisa Breza, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Chief Administrative Officer, RWJUH Hamilton.

April 8, 2024, Hamilton Township, NJ - The Young Professionals Group (YPGs) of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJUH Hamilton), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, recently received a generous donation of $1,000 from Eliaspresso’s HamiLatte Coffee & Tea, owned by Adam and Karen Elias.

During American Heart Month in February, HamiLatte, located at 1971 Route 33, held giveback hours every Thursday to contribute to the YPG’s $150,000 pledge towards cardiac services at the hospital. HamiLatte opened its doors with the primary mission of serving Hamilton residents and local businesses. “We were grateful for the opportunity to team up with RWJUH for such a great cause, and look forward to continuing our partnership with more awareness and more coffee!” says Karen Elias.

“Adam and his team at HamiLatte have been tremendous partners and supporters of both our group and the hospital,” says YPG Chair Jamie Sammons. “Every dollar the YPG raises is applied directly to our pledge toward cardiac services at RWJUH Hamilton. We hope to see this partnership continue to grow, and we are so grateful to the community members who stopped by HamiLatte during February.”

Last year, the YPG signed a signed a $150,000 pledge to support the growth of the cardiology program at RWJUH Hamilton. The hospital secured approval from the New Jersey Department of Health in 2022 to perform elective, or non-emergent, angioplasty procedures, enabling residents of Mercer County and central New Jersey to receive premier quality elective cardiac procedures in a comfortable setting close to home. Recently, RWJUH Hamilton kicked off construction to increase access to heart and vascular services through a new 5,500 square foot, state-of-the-art cardiac catherization laboratory scheduled to open in January 2025.

“We are so grateful for the support of our YPGs and HamiLatte owners, Adam and Karen Elias,” says Lisa Breza, Chief Administrative Officer, RWJUH Hamilton. “Thanks to the incredible generosity of civic-minded, community-focused businesses like HamiLatte, we can continue to grow our cardiac program and services to address the heart and vascular needs of the communities we serve.”

YPG Event Chair, Joshua Harry, says that the group looks forward to partnering with HamiLatte for future events. “While this may have been our first event, we are grateful for the strategic partnership we are forming to help support our local hospital and are looking forward to many more events with our new community partner.” Plans are already in the works for HamiLatte to lend support to RWJUH Hamilton for both Hospital and Nurses Week in May and Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

On May 1, HamiLatte will also be participating in the YPGs 18th Annual All in Good Taste fundraiser being held at The Boathouse at Mercer Lake. HamiLatte is sponsoring a coffee tasting at the event honoring Ka’Neda Bullock, CFP Founder and President of Master Plan Investment Group, as Young Professional of the Year. Proceeds will also benefit the cardiac program and services at RWJUH Hamilton. For tickets or sponsorship information, please visit rwjbh.org/allingoodtaste.

You can support the YPG pledge to Cardiac Services at RWJUH Hamilton by visiting https://give.classy.org/rwjhamypg.

Learn more about the YPGs or how to get involved.

About RWJUH Hamilton
Located in Hamilton Township, NJ, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJUH Hamilton), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, serves Mercer County as well as a larger five-county region of New Jersey. RWJBarnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton’s Cancer 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 its cancer center, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. RWJUH Hamilton is Joint Commission Certified, Primary Stroke Center Certified from The Joint Commission, and a Center for Excellence from The Joint Commission for stroke, spine surgery and hip and knee replacement and is MAGNET® Recognized from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

RWJUH Hamilton’s other specialties include heart and vascular care, including emergency and elective angioplasty, heart failure intervention program, coupled with the specialty-trained support staff, treatment and care for minor injuries and life-threatening illnesses, outpatient diagnostic and treatment services and medical/surgical services, bariatric surgery, wound care, women’s health, geriatrics/ senior health and wellness care, infusion services, outpatient rehabilitation and physical therapy centers, including cardiac rehab, orthopedic rehab, speech therapy, aquatic therapy, a balance and hearing center and sleep center.

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