University Hospital Honored at Opening Event

University Hospital in Newark, NJ, was presented the Helen D. Schwartz Memorial Crystal Award at the NCJW/Essex Opening Event on October 23, 2018 at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, NJ.  This award honors an individual, agency or corporation making an impact in the community and exemplifying the goals and purposes of the National Council of Jewish Women through outstanding vision and contribution to the community in education, social action and service.

“We have forged a wonderful relationship with University Hospital that began 10 years ago through the NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store,” commented Lesley Greenstein, President of NCJW/Essex. “University Hospital was one of our original service providers for the Gaelen Family Resource Center and has provided countless families who have attended our Back 2 School Store with invaluable information and health screenings they otherwise may not have been able to access.”

Accepting the award on behalf of University Hospital were Annette Hastings, Chief Administrative Officer, Michelle Hepburn, Director of the Emergency Department and Mary Maples, Esq., Chief Legal Officer. “The future of Newark is in its children,” said Hepburn, “and we are privileged to work each year at the NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store where the atmosphere is inspiring. It is great to be able to help the community in this way.”

PHOTO: Pictured (l to r) are Mary Maples, Esq., Chief Legal Officer, University Hospital, Annette Hastings, Chief Administrative Officer, University Hospital, Lesley Greenstein, President, NCJW/Essex and Michelle Hepburn, Director of the Emergency Department. University Hospital accepted the Helen D. Schwartz Memorial Crystal Award in recognition of its commitment to NCJW/Essex and improving the quality of life for women, children and families.