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American Conference on Diversity to Honors RWJBarnabas Health with 2017 Healthcare Humanitarian Award

March 23, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The American Conference on Diversity will honor RWJBarnabas Health with the Healthcare Humanitarian Award on Thursday, April 6, during the 69th Annual Awards Gala at the Pleasantdale Château in West Orange.

This year’s Humanitarian Awards Gala is co-chaired by Grammy Award-winning music legend Dionne Warwick (2015 Humanitarian Award honoree) and ...

RWJBarnabas Employee Receives 2017 Althea Gibson Leadership Award

NEWARK, NJ — Margie Heller, Administrative Director Community Health and Outreach of RWJBarnabas Health in Livingston, received the 2017 Althea Gibson Leadership Award on Wednesday at the Annual Essex County Women’s History Month Celebration.

The Essex County's Annual Women's History Month Program, hosted by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, was held in the ...

Livingston Teen Helps Raise More Than $150,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

WHIPPANY, NJ — Livingston High School junior Ashley Raz is once again helping to organize a Catwalk 4 Cancer, the third annual event of its name benefiting pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in honor of her best friend, Tallie Elisha, a Short Hills junior who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in May of 2012 and is now in remission.

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West Essex YMCA Invites Public to Free Trial of New Fitness Program

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With the increasing popularity of martial-arts-based workouts, the West Essex YMCA in Livingston is introducing its newest program “Defend Together®,” an innovative program that combines high-energy music with self-defense movements that target all the major muscle groups of the body. The Y is offering two free introductory classes to the entire ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Through March 16; Essex County Parks System Closed Tuesday

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s “Code Blue” procedures are being activated from Monday at 5 p.m. to Thursday, March 16 at 8 a.m. due to extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast.

In addition, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena, the Environmental Center and Senior Centers within the Essex County Parks System will be closed on ...

RWJBarnabas Health Named to “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare”

WEST ORANGE, NJ — "Becker's Hospital Review" recently named RWJBarnabas Health to its 2017 list of "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare," a compilation of hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgical centers, physician groups, vendors and other healthcare organizations that provide excellent work environments and outstanding benefits to their employees.

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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory to be in effect for all of Essex County from 10 p.m. tonight until 2 p.m. Friday. 

The advisory states, accumulations of snow from three-to-five inches starting late tonight into early Friday afternoon. Hazardous/slippery travel can be expected due to snow accumulations with temperatures around ...

Township of Livingston Declares March as National Nutrition Month

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a brief presentation from ShopRite of Livingston’s registered in-store dietician Elle Bernardo, the Livingston Township Council announced Monday that it would designate the month of March as National Nutrition Month.

Encouraging the residents of Livingston to practice healthy eating, Mayor Shawn Klein presented Bernardo with a proclamation officially ...

RWJBarnabas Health to Provide Free Cardiac and Concussion Screenings to Young Local Athletes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The health professionals at RWJBarnabas Health said that saving even one life by providing free cardiac and concussion screenings at the upcoming Matthew J. Morahan III (MJM) Health Assessment Center event on Saturday would mean they are doing their job.

The MJM center is hosting a free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes on Saturday from 8 a.m.

CareOne Sets Record for Make-A-Wish New Jersey

NEWARK, NJ — For the Courtright family, the 200 Wishes carnival on Sunday, February 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark was about spreading the message of Make-A-Wish New Jersey and all it is able to accomplish for so many families across the state.

As two of the four children, Matthew and Mitchell, have cystic fibrosis, the Caldwell family has felt the ...

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