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For Release:
August 25, 2004

Clifton R. Lacy, M.D.

For Further Information Contact:
Tom Slater

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Commissioner to Hold Press Conference on Emergency Preparedness


Media Advisory

Clifton R. Lacy, M.D., Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, will hold a press conference to highlight New Jerseys healthcare readiness efforts in preparation for the Republican National Convention.

The press conference will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 27th at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark.

Commissioner Lacy will be joined by John Petillo, Interim President of UMDNJ; Armando Fontoura, Director, Essex County Office of Emergency Management; Nancy Hamstra, Director, Emergency Medical Services, UMDNJ-University Hospital; William Gluckman, M.D., Emergency Medicine Physician, UMDNJ-University Hospital and Marsha McGowan, Health Officer/Director Personal Health Services, Newark Department of Health and Human Services.

The event will begin with a tour of public health, healthcare and emergency response equipment.


Friday, August 27, 2004

UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School

Oral Health Plaza

185 South Orange Avenue

Newark, NJ

1:30 p.m.

For further information contact:

Tom Slater, Risk Communications Manager, NJDHSS 609-984-7160

Susan Preston, Manager, University News Service, UMDNJ 973-972-5000


From New Jersey Turnpike North or South

Take exit 15W to I-280 West to the Orange St./6th St. exit. Make the first right onto Orange St. and proceed one block to First St. Turn right and proceed about half a mile to West Market St., where First St. becomes Bergen St. Make a left on S. Orange Avenue. Parking available in Parking Lot 1.

From the Garden State Parkway North or South

Take exit 145 to I-280 East. Stay to the left to exit at First St. Turn right on First St. and continue across W. Market St., where First St. becomes Bergen St. Make a left on S. Orange Avenue. Enter through Medical School Building. Parking in Parking Lot 1.

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