Newark Beth Israel Medical Center to Name Emergency Services Pavilion in Honor of Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey

April 20, 2021

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey presents the first installment of its $5 million commitment to Newark Beth Israel. From L to R: Glenn Miller, EVP and Chief Development Officer, RWJBarnabas Health; Amy Schechner, Board Chair, Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey; Darrell K. Terry, Sr.,  President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey; and Marsha Atkind, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center has announced that its Emergency Services Pavilion will be named in honor of The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey upon completion of a massive and historic renovation set to begin shortly.

“Newark Beth Israel’s relationship with The Healthcare Foundation is special, and we are pleased and proud to celebrate their support in this manner,” said Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.

“The future is certainly bright at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center as we prepare to embark on this $100 million expansion of our facility. With a generous new commitment of $5 million toward this project, and over $25 million of additional programmatic and capital support over the past twenty-five years, we felt it would be incredibly appropriate to have the Foundation’s name on such an important and visible aspect of the way we care for the communities we serve,” added Terry.

The new $5 million grant is the largest single commitment in the hospital’s one hundred-and-twenty-one year history and will help support the renovation of the hospital’s emergency department.

“Amy Schechner, HFNJ Chair, and I are extremely pleased and proud that the Foundation has made this commitment to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and, by extension, to the people of Newark, who deserve access to the very best medical care available”, said Marsha Atkind, Executive Director/CEO of the Foundation.  “We are confident that this major renovation of the hospital will enhance that care and contribute to the revitalization of Newark’s South Ward.”

The new Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Emergency Services Pavilion will expand by approximately 4,000 square feet and include nine new treatment areas in the adult emergency department, three new pediatric treatment areas and one new fast-track treatment area. It will also boast new exterior signage as well as a separate waiting area for families who come to the pediatric emergency department for care.

This $100 million renovation project will transform the Lyons Avenue landscape and create a more welcoming space for the surrounding community and patients, a space that reflects the level of care delivered as well as the hospital’s commitment as an anchor institution in the city of Newark and the South Ward. As one of the largest employers in the South Ward, Newark Beth Israel is committed to spurring economic development in the community. This renovation will result in the utilization of local and diverse businesses, as well as local hiring of Newark and surrounding community members.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is a 665-bed regional care teaching hospital that provides comprehensive health care. Newark Beth Israel is a Top Teaching Hospital and home to one of the nation’s top ten heart transplant centers, which has performed more than 1,000 heart transplants; RWJBarnabas Health’s Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program; New Jersey’s only Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program and a Valve Center that performs complex cardiac valve procedures, including minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs). Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is also home to Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), which cares for children from birth through adolescence, with more than 30 specialized pediatric services including New Jersey’s largest Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; and the Children’s Heart Center that offers a complete range of medical and surgical treatments for the most complex cardiac abnormalities. The Newark Beth Israel robotic surgery program is the most experienced in northern New Jersey. RWJBarnabas Health and The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health 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 fight alongside you, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. Newark Beth Israel also offers many preventive health programs that promote wellness in the community, including The Beth Greenhouse, which provides access to fresh produce and health and wellness education to local residents.

About HFNJ:

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, originally called The Beth Israel Foundation, was established in 1996, when Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) was sold to the Saint Barnabas Corporation after a proud history of providing quality care and a humanistic environment to people of all backgrounds in greater Newark who came to the hospital for treatment or for employment.

The Foundation seeks to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable, underserved populations in greater Newark and the Jewish community of Greater MetroWest, NJ; elevate the quality of community healthcare; reduce disparities in access; and promote the infusion of compassion and humanism into our healthcare system. To achieve these goals, HFNJ has awarded grants in excess of $160 million over the course of its 25-year history.