Berkeley College to Receive 2018 Partnership in Caring Award from Healing the Children New Jersey

 
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TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
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BERKELEY COLLEGE TO RECEIVE 2018 PARTNERSHIP IN CARING AWARD FROM HEALING THE CHILDREN NEW JERSEY

Chair of Surgical Technology Program at Berkeley College to Receive Sue Tiger Memorial Award


Healing the Children New Jersey (HTCNJ) will honor Berkeley College with the 2018 Partnership in Caring Award for its support and volunteer efforts made by faculty and students from the Berkeley College School of Health Studies. Also, Joseph Charleman, CST, CSFA, CRCST, LPN, Chair, Surgical Technology, Berkeley College School of Health Studies, will receive the Sue Tiger Memorial Award. Both awards will be presented during the HTCNJ Annual Gala on May 12, 2018, at the Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, NJ.

For the past several years, Mr. Charleman has united students, alumni and faculty with professionals from leading healthcare organizations in the region to help children in a number of countries receive needed surgeries. 


It began in 2013 with the Berkeley College students and faculty assisted Healing the Children New Jersey (HTCNJ) with packaging and sterilizing medical equipment for upcoming missions. Since then, Berkeley College volunteers have participated in several medical trips through the Medical Teams Abroad Program of HTCNJ, which provides pro bono medical care and related medical care and related services to children in developing countries.

 

“Over the past several years we have developed a strong partnership with Berkeley College as a result of Joe’s efforts. We value this collaboration and hope it will continue to grow as we continue our mission of providing quality medical care to children in need and giving them the opportunity for a brighter future,” said Diane Calesnick, President, Board of Trustees, Healing the Children New Jersey.

 

Mr. Charleman’s first trip brought him to La Romana, Dominican Republic in 2013, where he served as a Trip Administrator for a team that evaluated 325 patients and performed 52 Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeries on children. The 18-person team included surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists from New Jersey and New York hospitals. In 2014, Mr. Charleman was a member of an HTCNJ team that returned to La Romana on a combined ENT and ophthalmology trip to evaluate 620 patients and conducted 112 medical procedures.

 

In 2014, the Berkeley College School of Health Studies participated in its first medical mission trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador, with HTCNJ. While volunteering at the Dr. Roberto Gilbert Elizalde Children’s Hospital, the largest pediatric hospital in Ecuador, faculty and alumni were proud to be part of the team who evaluated 44 patients and performed 24 surgeries for pediatric urology-related issues.


Mr. Charleman received recognition for his efforts from the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey and the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management in 2015. The following year while on a medical trip in Guayaquil, the Healing the Children pediatric urology team, including Mr. Charleman and Berkeley College volunteers, were honored during a dinner reception hosted by the United States Counsel General to Ecuador.

 

“The feeling of accomplishment and fulfillment cannot be put into words,” Mr. Charleman said. “The opportunity for students and faculty to participate in a global healthcare experience and apply interventions through skills they learned within the classroom is education at its highest level.”

 

Mr. Charleman will be bringing Berkeley College faculty and students on a HTCNJ pediatric urology medical trip to the Dr. Roberto Gilbert Elizalde Children’s Hospital in Guayaquil from October 28 to November 4, 2017.

 

Click here to learn more about the Surgical Technology program at Berkeley College School of Health Studies, and click here to learn more about HTCNJ.

Photo Caption A: During a medical mission trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador, South America, in 2016, Berkeley College volunteers were honored during a dinner reception hosted by the United States Counsel General to Ecuador. Pictured from left to right are: Joseph Charleman, CST, CSFA, CRCST, LPN, Chair, Surgical Technology and Surgical Processing Technician programs, Berkeley College School of Health Studies; Ana Luz Campos, CST, Berkeley College alumna; Nicole Linder, CST, Professor, Surgical Technology and Surgical Processing Technician programs, Berkeley College School of Health Studies; Josiane Hickson, RN-BC, EdD, NE-BC, Chair, Practical Nurse and Patient Care Technician programs, Berkeley College School of Health Studies; Patricia L. Fietz, U.S. Counsel General to Ecuador, Office of the Consulate General of the United States; and Wacking Horace, CRCST, CHL, Professor, Surgical Technology and Surgical Processing Technician programs, Berkeley College School of Health Studies

 

Photo Caption B: Josiane Hickson, RN-BC, EdD, NE-BC, Chair, Practical Nurse and Patient Care Technician programs, Berkeley College School of Health Studies (left)holds one of the young patients benefitting from the medical mission team’s surgical trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador, South America in 2016. With her (on right) is Maria Perez, SPT, Berkeley College alumna.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,000 students – including more than 550 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

 

Berkeley College has five New Jersey campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

 
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