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S A I N T B A R N A B A S H E A L T H C A R E S Y S T E M &520*/4&26&/4*0/"- 5*4& &-*6&23 *'& "6*/( 420,& "2& -&"3& +0*/ 53 "4 4)& '0--07*/( &6&/43 */ 3511024 0' "*/4 "2/"#"3 &%*$"- &/4&2 WINTER 2011 As a state-designated comprehensive and Joint Commission certified stroke center, Saint Barnabas provides the highest level of stroke care. In February, the Neurointerventional Suite was Wednesday, April 27, 2011 dedicated which features biplane technology, a powerful imaging system that Saint Barnabas Community Advocates present a publication of the Caring About You and Your Health: Stroke’s Truths and Myths Saint Barnabas Medical Center Foundation provides neurosurgeons multi-dimensional pictures of the brain. When talented physicians and leading-edge technology combine, patients suffering from Sunday, June 12, 2011 "*/4 "2/"#"3 &$&*6&3 complex stroke, aneurysm, and other neurovascular disorders receive the best 5th Annual Pedaling for Prevention Bike Ride care possible. &/&2053 *'4 '20. 4)& 10, 25 and 40 mile bike tours Important charitable support helped make biplane technology a reality at Saint Wednesday, July 20, 2011 34"4& 0' "24*/ 20%8 Barnabas. The generosity of these supporters gives our Brain Attack Team Teddy Bear Clinic access to life saving technology to rapidly diagnose and treat complex stroke. It is with deep gratitude that we recognize the individuals and organizations that Monday, September 12, 2011 ! have helped to transform the care of patients with neurovascular emergencies: 37th Annual Saint Barnabas Golf Open Anonymous Jeffrey and Corey Marell Sometimes, the loss of a vital young life screening and evaluation are offered Vincent and Sandy Apruzzese George and Martha Rich Foundation Sunday, October 2, 2011 results in peace of mind for others. The through the Matthew J. Morahan, III Health Paula Berkowitz David and Marion Rocker 11th Annual Miracle Walk Hoda and Robert Blau The Eric F. Ross Foundation tragic death of Matthew J. Morahan, III Assessment Center. Martin* and Florence Brody Estate of Lore Ross Thursday, October 27, 2011 inspired his family, friends, and Robert and Irene Clarke Charles and Jean* Segal colleagues to give from the The Center also provides Albert and Janice Gamper Hattie Segal 24th Annual Valor Awards Dinner Louis Henston The David Tepper Charitable heart in support of Saint ImPACT Concussion Screening Nat and Ida Kirsch Foundation, Inc. Saturday, October 29, 2011 Barnabas Medical for student-athletes The Julian Kramer Family Rashmikant and Jaynita Tripathi Saint Barnabas Medical Center Gala Center. During his between the ages of 12-18. Martin Brody, *Deceased youth, Matthew’s This interactive, non- Saint Barnabas Trustee, talents extended to invasive test assesses 1977-2009 baseball, football, and memory, reaction time, Non-Profit Org. swimming and ultimately to speed, and concentration. This US Postage Paid Permit No. 390 his true passion, golf. To ensure important information enables Longtime Saint Barnabas Trustee Martin Brody, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ 07039 West Caldwell, NJ young athletes safely enjoy the same physicians to evaluate and treat head injury. who passed away in 2009, left a generous 07006 experiences Matthew did, the generosity planned gift to the Medical Center. Mr. Brody and of family and friends helped create the We are deeply grateful to the Morahan his beloved wife Florence graciously supported Matthew J. Morahan, III Health Assess- family and Matthew’s friends and Saint Barnabas Medical Center for more than ment Center for Athletes. At no cost to colleagues for their extraordinary three decades. families, the Center screens children and generosity. Each and every contribution in adolescents for otherwise undetectable memory of this outstanding young man Mr. Brody served as Chairman of the Board of brain and heart conditions. helps us identify young athletes at risk of Saint Barnabas Corporation and was instrumental sudden cardiac death and the serious in creating an organization that truly transformed Ninety percent of sudden cardiac deaths in complications that accompany concussion. health care in New Jersey. According to Mrs. Brody, young athletes occur during or after athletic “Martin always said it was a pleasure to give back.” activity; undetected heart conditions are Contact Tori Weinstein at (973) 322-4494 often the cause. Tests to identify potentially for information about supporting this The Saint Barnabas Medical Center Foundation serious cardiac problems can prevent important program. acknowledges the philanthropic support offered sudden cardiac arrest. This is why heart by Mr. and Mrs. Brody and their invaluable gift of time and expertise. ' 805 "2& */4&2&34&% */ 3511024*/( 4)& "*/4 "2/"#"3 &%*$"- &/4&2 05/%"4*0/ 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ 07039 1-&"3& $"-- www.saintbarnabasfoundation.org ! ",*/( " *''&2&/$& /& )*-% "4 " *.& ! At Saint Barnabas Medical Center, our Child Life Department reduces the anxiety, stress, and loneliness of hospitalization. Hospitals like Saint Barnabas Thanks to the generosity of several donors the Saint Barnabas have long recognized the importance of Child Life programs which are vital to Emergency To honor the nurses and physicians that cared for her husband Vincent, Janet Tedesco conceived Party for a Purpose. pediatric well-being. Our Music Therapist, Department Fast This year, the 4th Annual Party for a Purpose will honor Pamela Dennis, well-known women’s fashion designer and Art Therapist, and Child Life Specialists Track recently feature the band the Infernos led by the fabulous Bobby Wells. combine therapeutic play, psychological underwent a major preparation, education, and emotional renovation and Each and every ticket sold will help ensure a compassionate, supportive environment for patients with cancer and support to make hospitalization easier for expansion. Doubling Fashion Designer Pamela Dennis their families, an environment that instills hope, strength, and spirit for adults fighting this complex condition. The the size of Fast Fast Track prepares to welcome patients. sick and injured children. Cancer Centers at Saint Barnabas treat each patient as an individual to help ease the stress and anxiety that Track will result in accompany cancer care. Grateful families like the Tedescos enable our team to provide the best care possible. faster triage, Whether receiving inpatient care, outpatient chemotherapy, or prior to surgery, our registration, and testing for adults and children with a variety Party for a Purpose will take place on Thursday, April 7, 2011. An evening of fine food, cocktails, and dancing will be held at Valley Regency in Clifton, of emergency medical needs. This wonderful new facility Child Life team uses play and age- NJ. Thanks to Ms. Dennis’ generosity, a one-of-a-kind designer dress will surely be the center of attention at the live auction. includes private rooms for stitches and other procedures appropriate education to foster coping. As where added privacy is just what the doctored ordered. nurses and physicians address each child’s Please contact Laura Lark at (973) 322-4331 for information about this wonderful event in support of cancer care. medical needs, our Child Life professionals A Child Life Specialist accompanies a young This important expansion would not have been possible “let kids be kids” despite their medical patient to surgery. without grant support from The Healthcare Foundation of condition. New Jersey, Chubb Corporation, Emergency Medical Associates, and the community-based group Friends of Child Life services are especially important for chronically ill children who are Saint Barnabas. Each organization recognized the 2*&/%3 0' "*/4 "2/"#"3 9 00,&% "/% /$02,&% 00% "/% */& frequently admitted for care. The Team establishes close therapeutic relationships importance of providing timely and expert emergency care 2"3320043 511024 0' 02-% -"33 "2& &34*6"- *3 " &-*$*053 5$$&33 with children fighting cancer, kidney disease, sickle cell, and epilepsy. For many to the communities served by Saint Barnabas Medical Center of these children, the Child Life Team become surrogate family. and gave generously in support of enhanced health for all. Since its inception in 2009, the Friends of Saint Barnabas, a group Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation teamed with the New Jersey State Firefighter’s Mutual Benevolent Association at the 1st Annual Cooked No family is ever charged for Child Life care nor do insurance companies pay for of dedicated individuals with ties to the Ironbound section of and Uncorked Food and Wine Festival. More than 40 restaurants and this invaluable service. In 2010, our Art Therapist, Music Therapist, and Child Newark, have actively supported the Medical Center. To date, the /%2&" 0$&--* $0/$&24 */ 3511024 0' over 100 wine and spirits sellers from throughout New Jersey donated Life Specialists interacted with nearly 3,000 children. Charitable support is the group’s golf outings their talent and tasty specialties life-blood of our Child Life Program and every donation, no matter its size, "*/4 "2/"#"3 &"-4) "2& 834&. raised more than in the name of burn prevention directly supports this life-affirming service. We thank the Fred C. Rummel $65,000 to benefit the and burn education. Foundation, the Charles Lafitte Foundation, and donors to the John La Conti, M.D. Deborah Morrone-Colella, Saint Barnabas Breast Helene Kosloski, Child Life Fund for their important support. Pictured left to right: Center and Emergency Ruth Hutter, Between gourmet samplings, Department. Joan Liljegren, more than 600 guests watched To change the life of a child, please visit saintbarnabasfoundation.org and click Carla Andriola Patel, intently as 10 fire departments Arthur Pimentel, President, Friends of Saint Barnabas, and Marie Scialfa, on the John La Conti, M.D. Child Life video. The Friends of Saint Members of North Hudson Fire and Rescue serve up a competed in the Ultimate Cook- Joe Pimentel, Co-Chair, Friends of Saint Barnabas Golf Classic, Fran Doyle, delicious dish at the1st Annual Cooked and Uncorked announced their 3rd Annual enjoy the outing with Lynn Lago Marsino of J.H. Cohn, LLP and Carolyn Rubinetti Barnabas recently Off Challenge. The cook-off her husband Jim Simon. Food and Wine Festival. showcased each department’s Golf Classic which will be considerable culinary talents with held at Brooklake Country Club on June 13th. Event proceeds will selections ranging from comforting Italian specialties to upscale nouvelle benefit the Stroke Center at Saint Barnabas which offers cuisine. The Union Fire Department took home first prize with its comprehensive care for patients that have suffered a complex stroke. wonderful Peppercorn Crusted Braised Short Ribs with Belleville and Hamilton Township taking second and third place. Building on its success, the Friends will hold its first Gala in 2011. The John La Conti, M.D. Cooked and Uncorked would not have been a success without the Child Life Playroom Hospital administration and Isabel “Costa” Medeiros will continue generosity of its sponsors including Investor’s Savings Bank, ShopRite, is an oasis of fun for to work hand-in-hand with this important group of supporters to Allied Beverage Group, and Paul Davis Restoration. Plans are already hospitalized children. enhance services provided at Saint Barnabas. Medical Staff Officers and guests attend the Bocelli cocktail reception. underway for next year’s Festival so stay hungry!
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