Category Archives: HipNJ Cares

Hip New Jersey highlights the Garden State’s heart of gold. We feature passionate charity efforts and the philanthropic all-stars behind these important initiatives!

CareOne RJWBarnabas Health

RWJBARNABAS HEALTH AND CAREONE ANNOUNCE EXCITING COLLABORATION!

RJWBarnabas Health CareOne

Left to right: Alberto Lugo CareOne Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Margie Heller Saint Barnabas Medical Center Administrative Director, Community Health and Outreach, Barry H. Ostrowsky Saint Barnabas Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer, Tim Hodges CareOne Chief Strategy Officer, Elizabeth Straus CareOne Executive Vice President, Daniel Straus CareOne President and CEO, Glenn Miller Saint Barnabas Medical Center Chief Development Officer

CareOne President and CEO Daniel Straus, CareOne Executive Vice President Elizabeth Straus, and RWJBarnabas Health President and Chief Executive Officer Barry H. Ostrowsky met this week to celebrate CareOne’s commitment to the RWJBarnabas Health Foundation and to announce their partnership in care throughout New Jersey.

Fort Lee-based CareOne operates 32 post acute care, assisted living, and long term acute care hospitals throughout New Jersey, many which operate in the same communities as RWJBarnabas Health’s 11 acute care medical centers.

The two organizations share a common vision of offering a broad continuum of exceptional care options and recognize the importance of health care providers working together to improve the health and well being of the communities they jointly serve.

CareOne and RWJBarnabas Health currently work together to offer seamless acute care to post acute transitions and will continue to develop strategic programs and services aimed at meeting the needs of their patients and the physicians who practice at both RWJBarnabas Health and CareOne.

Daniel Straus stated, “RWJBarnabas Health can be proud of the reputation it has developed throughout New Jersey for the high quality care. Through Barry Ostrowsky’s leadership, RWJBH has pioneered the model of success for the multi hospital system that others will attempt to emulate.”

“I look forward to continuing the strong relationship RWJBarnabas Health has developed with CareOne, an organization that has built an outstanding reputation under the leadership of Daniel Straus,” said Mr. Ostrowsky. “CareOne’s mission of improving the lives of older adults through quality senior care facilities provides a smooth transition for our hospitalized patients. I anticipate a future of collaboration that will enhance the care of the residents in our communities.”

Gary S. Horan Emergency Department

Introducing the Gary S. Horan Emergency Department

Last November, #HipNJ embarked on a special “Giving Tuesday” campaign to raise money and awareness for Trinitas Regional Medical Center‘s Emergency Department expansion. Ten months later, we are proud to unveil the brand new, $18.7 million Gary S. Horan Emergency Department!

On September 12th, #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino attended the ED’s dedication ceremony. The rooftop gala was attended by the hospital’s generous supporters and compassionate staff members that were so instrumental in helping raise funds for this much-needed expansion. Notable attendees included Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan, and Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth and Vice Chair, Trinitas Sister Rosemary Moynihan.

“Today really is a milestone that we have finished our Emergency Department. One-hundred percent has funded by donors, and we’re very thankful to each and every one of them for doing so much for us,” said Nadine Brechner, Vice President, Chief Development Officer at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.

The 24,000 square foot Emergency Department expansion raises the number of treatment beds from 27 to 45, and provides separate treatment areas where the most appropriate care can be given to seniors, families and behavioral patients. The department is outfitted in the latest medical technology, including a 128-slice CT scanner that can produce diagnostic scans in seconds.

For more information about Trinitas Regional Medical Center, visit TrinitasRMC.org.

alzheimer's new jersey

#HipNJ Walks to Fight Alzheimer’s

Did you know that over 500,000 people in New Jersey are affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia, including 175,000 individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers? This scary fact is why we urge all of our #Hippers to support the Alzheimer’s New Jersey Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s!

This series of four walks throughout the Garden State is the charity’s largest fundraising event. The first Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s raised over $750,000 in 2016, with 100% of walk donations supporting ANJ programs and services such as personal and confidential assistance, guidance, relief from caregiving, emotional support and education, safety awareness, and clinical trial opportunities. 

To get involved, find a Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s® in your community. Click on the walk location for specific event details:

Southern Regional Walk – Arnold & Baltimore Aves., Point Pleasant Beach – Saturday, September 23, 2017

Liberty State Park Regional Walk – Liberty State Park, Jersey City – Saturday, October 7, 2017 

Central Regional Walk – ETS, 660 Rosedale Rd., Princeton – Sunday, October 22, 2017

Northern Regional Walk – Bergen Community College, Paramus – Sunday, October 29, 2017

For more information about Alzheimer’s New Jersey, visit ALZNJ.org.