WEST ORANGE, NJ - Barnabas Health, the state’s largest health care system, served as a sponsor for the recent Belmar Chase, a 5k road race held in Belmar. The event featured the Barnabas Health Celebrity Challenge“race before the race” where Mayors and community leaders from local towns, along with 2012 U.S. Olympians, competed in a handicap race on the same course. Participating “celebrities” competed for a chance to win a share of a $7,500 purse prize, provided by Barnabas Health, for their respective recreation departments. Mayor Parisi took home a check for $1,000.00 for the West Orange Department of Recreation.
Barnabas Health is the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation, with more than two million patient visits and delivery of more than 17,600 babies annually. The system includes six acute care hospitals, two children’s hospitals, a freestanding behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network and comprehensive home care and hospice programs. As the second-largest private employer in New Jersey, Barnabas Health includes 18,200 employees and 4,600 physicians – or one-fifth of the actively practicing physicians in New Jersey. For more information, visit www.barnabashealth.org.