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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.

#HipNJ Remembers 9/11

While we will always remember those affected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001, #HipNJ wants to shine light on the unity that came after. Here are some beautiful photos of the Tribute in Light to remind us that together, we can do anything.

Even before being blessed with this view, September 11, 2001 was never too far from my mind. Now, it’s a literal conscious thought every day. I can’t imagine the horror of those who stood here that morning and watched the nightmare across the river unfold. On that actual day, I was in the middle of my first full week of senior year. Anticipation was high for a fun-filled time and the “adult” adventures ahead. Little did I know how much of a crash course I would get in real world cruelty that morning. I remember running to my car so I wouldn't be late for class (natch) but stopping in my tracks to stare at the sky. It was the clearest shade of blue I had ever seen! It was beautiful, haunting even. I have not seen a sky that hue since. I can only think now that it was Heaven opening up for everyone lost that day. In the days and weeks after, I loved how everyone bonded together in the wake of such tragedy. Foes became friends, and friends became family. While the ho-hum of life soon got back to this “new” normal— and old habits took over— there was no denying the fact that we would forever be united by this tragedy. That’s a fact that should never be forgotten, and especially for everyone who lived that day, we never will. 🇺🇸🎗 #911 #September11 #NeverForget

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Author Joan Ramirez

Author Joan Ramirez sat down with Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss two of her books, Let It Go, Let It Flow Leadership and Jamie Is Autistic: Learning In a Special Way

Although the topics of the two books are most definitely different, both are equally as important to Ramirez.  

First, she discusses Let It go, Let It Flow Leadership.  Ramirez stresses the importance of building a path to leadership immediately after college and explains that her book is a useful tool in doing so! Her books shares perspectives from, “people from all walks of life” and she believes this difference in opinion gives readers a holistic approach to becoming a professional leader! 

Next, Ramirez discusses how her work with autistic children inspired her to write Jamie Is Autistic: Learning In a Special Way.  Ramirez shares a touching moment with the girl her book is based upon, “Mrs. Ramirez, I want you to tell other children that it is important to understand more about autistic children, that they’re special.”

Ramirez didn’t stop there! She wanted the reach of both her books to extend to help as many people as possible, so she asked the White House for help. Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle wrote back and added both Ramirez’s books to the White House’s Press Office! 

Ramirez goes on to explain that her and her husband, who helped in the in the wreckage on September 11th,  found themselves at a crossroads.  She found that inspiring people through writing helped her find her way again! 

For more, visit JoansBookshelf.com.