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LibertyHealth System is a fun place to work! Our employees are active and participate in several events organized by the employees committee. Below are some photos from recent events.
Mini Golf Official Results – 8/14/2010 Hamilton Park
The event raised funds for the Jersey City Museum. Thank you to our volunteers Maureen Corrado, Robin Allen and Gina Andriolio who helped but did not play. The event was followed up with an award ceremony at the White Star.
Lowest Team Score... Winning Foursome
Team: Cabbage Patch “A”
With a team score of 139
Players: Kirk McMurtry, Janet Motta, Valerie Gorra, Andrea Dib
Most Honest Foursome
Team: Dietary Divas
Players: Cheryl Glickman, Lindsey Repine, Jenna Downing,
Best Dressed Foursome
Most Creative Team: Trouble
Franca DiBrita, Jennifer Jones, Marissa Fisher, Erica Kurtenback
(pictured with Gail Scott)
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Hole in One
Hole #1 – Arrival theme
Team – Bush Whackers
Player – Hernan Mujica
Hole #2 – Roy and Ancient theme
Team – Putts ‘R’ us
Player – Dan Murray
Hole #2 – Roy and Ancient theme
Team – Special Delivery
Player – Nicole Siems
Hole #3 – Pilgrim’s Progress theme
Team - Bush Whackers
Player – Tom Crowley
Hole #6 – Stairs of Separation theme
Team – Cabbage Patch “B”
Player – Dave Hassert
Members of the Jersey City Medical Center Staff take part in the March of Dimes - March for Babies
Members of the Jersey City Medical Center Staff took part in the March of Dimes – March for Babies at Liberty State Park on Sunday, April 25th. The walk was held to raise awareness about premature birth and funds for programs conducted by the March of Dimes. Premature Birth is the leading cause of newborn death and many lifelong disabilities. Dr. Michael Bimonte, who is the Medical Director of the OB/gyn at Jersey City Medical Center, was our team captain.
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LibertyHealth Employees and their Families Attend the Circus
225 LibertyHealth employees and their families attended the Circus on Saturday, March 6th at the PruCenter in Newark. It was an outstanding day! Hats off to the Employees Activities Committee for providing another successful Enhancing Life event for the families of our dedicated staff members!
LibertyHealth Welcomes "Dr. Snow"!
2010 Black History Month Celebration at JCMC
On Thursday, February 18th, to commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, employees celebrated and demonstrated our culture, pride and traditions. Black History was celebrated with posters, special events, traditional food, praise dancers, gospel singers and guest speakers.
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LibertyHealth Employee Holiday Party
Held on Friday, December 18 at the Sheraton Meadowlands in Rutherford, NJ. The theme was "FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER!" Disco is back and hotter than ever! The night featured:
- “So You Think You Can Hustle” Dance Contest
- A Disco / ‘70s Costume Contest - Great Prizes!
- DJ and Singers, open bar, hors d’ouvres, antipasti, pasta, and carving stations, dessert, coffee bar.
Click here to view photos from the 2009 Holiday Party!
JCMC Employee Children's Holiday Party
Members of the Jersey City Fire Department helped Santa bring joy to over 200 children and their parents at the Jersey City Medical Center. The event took place in the Employees Cafeteria on Saturday, December 12th. Fun activities included food, crafts, tattoos, a photo with Santa, goody bags and more!
World AIDS Day Celebrated at JCMC
World AIDS Day was celebrated at the JCMC Center for Comprehensive Care with a luncheon, prayer, guest speakers, information tables, entertainment and a candle lighting ceremony. Dr. Anat Feingold gave a lecture on pediatric AIDS. Several hundred people took part.
Shaunta Bahodur was recognized with a special plaque for 20 years of service to people with HIV/AIDS by MaryAnn Pietrowski.
Click here to read an article on the event from The Jersey Journal.
Thanksgiving Food Drive for Local Families in Need
This morning we received a communal Thank You from Let’s Celebrate Food Pantry in Jersey City.
Our donation of 50 turkeys (part of JCMC – EMS Turkey Express) will enable 50 Jersey City families to have a Thanksgiving Day Turkey meal. Our donation of over 650 pounds of food items from employees from the Medical Center and other sites will be presented to families and help the Let’s Celebrate Programs feed over 250 people this week via their soup kitchens and food pantries.
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Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk
On Saturday, October 31, LibertyHealth participated in the fundraiser for Alzheimer's Support and Research at Liberty State Park, Jersey City. Each walker was asked to obtain pledges from sponsors in order to raise funds for Alzheimer's Support and Research.
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Halloween Hospital Horror Room
Last week both LibertyHealth Hospitals conducted safety horror rooms. These were very successful. Staff who visited noted unsafe conditions. Congratulations to the winners from both hospitals!
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JCMC's Horror Room winners:
Villette Ganancial CCU 
Jaymie Caver CSD 
Kelly Loo (Nurse Manager) Endoscopy 
Nicole Sardinas CCU 
Rowena Banes 6W 
Marisol Santana (Dept. Head Secretary) CCU/ICU 
Lindsay Repine (Dietician) 
Patra Clarke (Admin. Assistant) Administration 
Lynette Brown (Clerk) MICU 
Jenalyn Santos (Security) 
Thank you to all who participated in the Hospital Horror Room event.
8th Annual Nurse Excellence Award Ceremony - October 26, 2009
And the winners are:
Team Spirit Award Winner
Marybeth Smith, RN - Case Management
Patient Advocacy Award Winner
Alegria Lim, RN - Cardiac Cath
Preceptor/Mentor Award Winner
Gracey Joseph, RN - NICU
Professional Development Award Winner
Regina O’Donnell, RN - Cardiac Cath
Transformational Leadership Award Winner
Franca Dibrita, RN CNL – Clinical Nurse Leadership
Clinical Expertise Award Winner
Pamela Santiago, RN - 5 West
Special Presentation and Tribute
Noemi Fulgencio (not in picture)
Joining the winners in the picture are:
Administration: Joseph F. Scott, FACHE, President and CEO Rita Smith, DNP, RN – SVP Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer
Guest Speaker: Yvonne Wesley, RN, Ph.D., FAAN – Chair NYU College of Nursing and Leadership Institute for Black Nurses
Very Successful Halloween Party
Jersey City Medical Center Enhanced the Lives of employees and their children this weekend with a very successful Halloween party. A great time was had by the over 300 people we entertained.
A big "Thank You" to the Employee Activities Committee at Jersey City Medical Center under the leadership of Gina Andriolo.
And does anyone recognize that bat - masked man?
A special "Thank You" to JCMC's EMS Department for making the "Halloween safety ambulance" available to the children at JCMC, who just loved the opportunity to go into a real ambulance and learn about Halloween safety. Also, many thanks to the Food Services Department for the delicious treats, and to the many volunteers who made it all possible.
Additional printed pictures from the Jersey City Medical Center Halloween party are available from Human Resources (first floor) this week.
"Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" Walk by the American Cancer Society
Thank you to our team from LibertyHealth who braved the rain, represented the hospital(s) and Liberty Home Care at the event and raised money for Breast Cancer treatment and research.
American Breast Cancer Walk—October 18, 2009 Walkers
- Camille Tyler
- Grace Gomes
- Donna McMichael
- Malcolm McMichael
- Carol Ramsey
- Jihad Ramsey
- Lolita Campbell
- Sonia Pagan
- Emelita Lao
- Florentina Maulit
- Czarina Lao
- Hannah Lao
- April Majors
- Kim Dawson
- Linda Saguil
- Mark Rabson
- Mercedes Rodriguez
- Loretta Jackson
- Maureen Corrado
- Kim Ingram
- Regina Andriolo (attended morning meeting at JCMC)
- Vivian Rohrsetzer
- Sun Jung Ahn
- Alexa Candelario
Representatives of the LibertyHealth System walk in the rain as part of the 2009 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event at Lincoln Park in Jersey City. The banner notes that a new breast cancer center is coming to the Jersey City Medical Center, named for pro golfer Christie Kerr.
-- PHOTO BY RICHARD J. McCORMACK / FOR THE JERSEY JOURNAL
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Hospital Central Sterile Processing Week (October 12th - 18th)
Sterile supplies are vital to LibertyHealth's successful medical and surgical operation. Our dedicated processing team handles, cleans, assembles, function tests and packages surgical instruments. They are well trained in microbiology, infection control and aseptic techniques. Both of our hospitals have many longtime dedicated staff members performing this important hospital function. Please join us in congratulating them during their special week.
Hospitals, clinics and medical facilites want to ensure the health and safety of people in their care and we are proud of our Central Sterile Processing Staff and the many awards that they have received at Jersey City Medical Center!
Thank you Newport Half Marathon Volunteers!
Despite the rain, Sunday's Newport Half Marathon in Jersey City had a great turnout of runners, and had a very exciting finish!
Jen Martin, daughter-in-law of Jim Martin, VP Behavioral Health, finished first in the field of all women runners, with a winning time of 1 hour, 21 minutes, 32 seconds. Mary Cataudella, VP Human Resources, also ran the race, finishing with a very good time of 2 hours, 8 minutes, 26 seconds.
Proceeds from the race benefited Jersey City Medical Center. Thank you to LibertyHealth Board of Trustee Member Jamie LeFrak and the LeFrak Organization who are the sponsors and coordinators of this annual event. Thank you to Gina Andriolo and the staff of our LibertyHealth Foundation for promoting this event and making sure we were well represented.
Many, many thanks to the great LibertyHealth volunteers and their families who worked runner registration, bag check, out on the course, and crowd control and direction - and kudos for a job well done to EMS for its race course coverage.
The volunteers were:
Liberty Lake Trip on Saturday, July 11
Thank you to the Employees Activities Committee at Jersey City Medical Center for putting together an excellent Liberty Lake Trip on Saturday, July 11th. Lots of fun was had by all and we appreciate your hard work and efforts.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009, concluded a very special "Nurses Week" at JCMC
Hats off to the JCMC Nursing Retention and Satisfaction Council that put together a tremendously successful "nurses week celebration" at Jersey City Medical Center under the leader of Maria Adams, RN. Thank you Nursing Education, Nursing Retention and Recruitment, Awards and Satisfaction and everyone else who helped. Thank you to the JCMC Medical - Dental Staff for your continued support and kind gift. Although the "five star MD's" won the volleyball challenge against "Magnet Award Winning Nurses" this year - wait till next year! Kudos - to Rita Smith, RN, DNP - SVP of Patient Care Services for contributing your powerful serve. Thank you to Dr. Bessette for being our referee.
The week concluded with a Florence Nightingale Moment of Silence, a special visit by Mayor Jerramiah Healy, a celebration and blessing of hands delivered by Maureen Healy, RN and Rita Smith, RN DNP, our Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services. We then had the pleasure of watching the first annual Nursing vs. Doctors Volleyball Challenge.
Our First Start! Walking day was a success at both Hospitals
Sabina Sanchez and Marty Baicker along with 20 other people from LibertyHealth departments as diverse as Finance, MIS, Purchasing, LRI, Patient Advocate, and Environmental Services took part in the half hour walk. Simultaneously, at Jersey City Medical Center about 15 people walked with Maureen Corrado and other administrators.
Those taking part promise to come back next Wednesday and some to bring a co-worker. It was a lot of fun. This program will be a weekly event. Walking helps prevent heart disease, stroke and other health problems.
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LibertyHealth Employees Go Red for Women
On February 6, 2009 LibertyHealth employees participated in Wear Red Day, part of the Go Red For Women program, by wearing red, selling pings and raising funds for the American Heart Association. The goal was to build awareness and urge women to take concrete actions to reduce their risk of heart disease, and to raise necessary funds for research and education. Learn more about Wear Red Day.
Jersey City Medical Center - Cafeteria
LibertyHealth Management Symposium
The symposium was held on January 6, 2009 at Liberty House in Jersey City. Employees are signing the Employees Values Commitment.
LibertyHealth Employees, Volunteers and Medical Staff Annual Holiday Party
The party was held Friday, December 12th at the Meadowlands Convention Center along with an employee talent night show, "Liberty Idol"! Thank you to all of the contestants who took their time to tryout. Congratulations to our Finalists:
Gwendolyn Robison - MH
Michael Leach - LLC/MH
Bruce Hill - JCMC
David Stellmach - JCMC
Margaret Wilson - JCMC
Vicki DeChirico - JCMC
Mario Castillo - JCMC
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JCMC Nurse Excellence Awards
LibertyHealth President and CEO, Joseph Scott, FACHE, congratulated Rita Smith, RN, DNP, Sr. Vice President of Patient Care, and all the Jersey City Medical Center nurses, for obtaining Magnet Hospital Designation. Mr. Scott spoke at the Seventh Annual JCMC Nursing Excellence Award Ceremony and acknowledged the more than 100 JCMC nurses who were nominated for Nursing Excellence Awards by their working peers. This was the highest number ever nominated and awards were presented at a special ceremony and luncheon on October 27, 2008.
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Employee and Family Trip to Great Adventure
750 people attended the event that took place on June 29th