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RWJBarnabas Health Facilities to Remain In-Network Without Interruption

April 24, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Aetna, a health care benefits company, and RWJBarnabas Health recently announced a new agreement that became effective on April 22.

Aetna members, who receive care at any of the RWJBarnabas Health hospitals and facilities or from RWJBarnabas Health physicians, will continue to be covered at the in-network level of benefits available.  As a result of this agreement, ...

Safety Around Water Program Comes to West Essex YMCA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Renewing its longstanding commitment to ending childhood drowning, the West Essex YMCA will host its week-long swim program “Safety Around the Water” beginning on April 24, providing Livingston’s youth with the opportunity to participate in swim lessons that will help kids learn essential water safety tips.

During the five-day course, children will ...

RWJBarnabas Health and ShopRite Announce New Partnership

WEST ORANGE, NJ —RWJBarnabas Health and ShopRite recently announced their partnership in launching a free nutrition and wellness education program available to children and families at ShopRite stores throughout New Jersey and beyond.

Entitled “KidsFit at ShopRite,” the new program combines the collective visions, expertise and geographic reach of both organizations to ...

West Essex YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day on April 29 Inspires Kids and Parents to Get, Stay Active

The event caps the Y’s observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local families are invited to the West Essex YMCA in Livingston on April 29 for Healthy Kids Day, a free event meant to inspire kids and parents to stay active physically and mentally during the summer.

A disc jockey will keep the beat going between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., as ...

West Orange Swimmer Wins West Essex YMCA Youth of the Year Award

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Amy Butcher, a West Orange resident, earned the West Essex YMCA’s 2016 Youth of the Year Award at the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ 40th annual recognition dinner, held at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover on Wednesday.

Swimming at the Livingston-based Y has been a major part of Butcher’s life, from taking swim lessons as a young child to ...

Local Widow Who Inspires Grieving Seniors Earns Top Metro YMCA Award

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Longtime Livingston resident Grace Baker, who found refuge at the West Essex YMCA after her husband of 57 years died in 2013, received the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ Harry W. Lindeman Award for Healthy Living at the Metro Y’s 40th annual recognition dinner, held at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover on Wednesday.

According to the Y, Baker found ...

RWJBarnabas Health Leader to Chair Ronald McDonald House of Central & Northern New Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Michael Knecht, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Strategic Messaging and Marketing at RWJBarnabas Health, was recently inducted as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Ronald McDonald House of Central & Northern New Jersey.

In his new role, according to RWJBarnabas Health, Knecht will work with the board members, volunteers and staff to ensure that the organization ...

Daughters of Israel's Dr. Joshua Schor Named 2017 National Medical Director of the Year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Joshua Schor, MD, CMD, medical director at Daughters of Israel in West Orange, was recently named the 2017 Medical Director of the Year by AMDA (The Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine) during the society’s annual conference in Phoenix, AZ.

Schor has served in his role at Daughters of Israel since 2001. In 2014, he established an interdisciplinary ...

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

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 ...

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