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NATIONAL LEADERS IN SECURITY AND HEALTHCARE DISCUSS NEED FOR EMERGENCY INFO-SHARING AT FORUM HOSTED BY BERKELEY COLLEGE AND HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK
The 2nd Annual Berkeley College National Security Forum, co-sponsored by Hackensack University Health Network, will take place at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, 92 Second Street, Hackensack, NJ, on Friday, May 29, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Following the local impact of recent health emergencies, presenters will discuss the importance of coordination and sharing of public health crises information at all levels. Speakers will emphasize the significance of public and private partnerships as they share lessons learned.
Leaders of emergency preparedness organizations, public health officials, public and private healthcare providers, and anyone interested in improving health sector coordination and information sharing are invited to attend. The forum is free of charge, but seating is limited. To register (required no later than Friday, May 15, 2015) click here. For more information send email to NationalSecurityForum@BerkeleyCollege.edu or call Marilyn Estevez at Berkeley College at 212- 986-4343, Ext 4356.
About Berkeley College
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate 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, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Graduate Studies, which offers a Master of Business Administration program in Management. Visit www.BerkeleyCollege.edu for more information.
About Hackensack University Health Network
Hackensack University Health Network (HackensackUHN) is the New Jersey-based parent company of HackensackUMC, the HackensackUMC Foundation, Hackensack University Medical Groups, and corporate joint venture partners with LHP Hospital Group in ownership of two hospitals: HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley and HackensackUMC Mountainside. In 2015, the Network signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Seton Hall University to form the only private school of medicine in New Jersey. In late 2014, HackensackUHN announced its plans to merge with Meridian Health, forming the largest integrated health system in the state. Also in 2014, HackensackUHN announced that Palisades Medical Center will become a full member of the Network. Together with six other health systems, the Network is part of the nation’s largest healthcare consortium of its kind, AllSpire Health Partners. HackensackUHN also enjoys clinical and academic affiliations with some of the nation’s most well-renowned health systems, hospitals and universities, including: CityMD, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MinuteClinic, North ShoreLIJ Health System, NYU Langone Medical Center’s Division of Pediatric Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, St. George’s University, Statesir Cancer Center at
CentraState Medical Center, and Stevens Institute of Technology. With more than 11,300 employees, 3,100 credentialed medical staff members and 1,697 hospital and nursing home beds at hospitals within the Network, Hackensack University Health Network is one of the largest healthcare systems in New Jersey.
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