University Hospital honored at NCJW/Essex opening event

Photo Courtesy of Lisa Blumert
From left are University Hospital chief legal officer Mary Maples and chief administrative officer Annette Hastings; NCJW/Essex President Lesley Greenstein; and Emergency Department Director Michelle Hepburn.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — University Hospital in Newark was presented the Helen D. Schwartz Memorial Crystal Award at the NCJW/Essex opening event on Oct. 23 at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park. 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,” NCJW/Essex President Lesley Greenstein said. “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, chief legal officer.

“The future of Newark is in its children, and we are privileged to work each year at the NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store where the atmosphere is inspiring,” Hepburn said. “It is great to be able to help the community in this way.”