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For Release:
April 30, 2004

Clifton R. Lacy, M.D.
Commissioner

For Further Information Contact:
Donna Leusner
609-984-7160


 
Press Advisory


 

DHSS To Announce $7.3 Million In Bioterrorism

Preparedness Grants To New Jersey Hospitals

Clifton R. Lacy, M.D., Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, will announce $7.3 million in state bioterrorism preparedness grants to 82 New Jersey hospitals and 13 Federally Qualified Health Centers at a press conference at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, on Monday, May 3, 2004.

Joining Commissioner Lacy for the press conference will be Ronald J. Del Mauro, President and CEO, St. Barnabas Health Care System; Stuart Weiss, M.D., Director of Disaster Preparedness, St. Barnabas Health Care System; and Susan Walsh, Medical Director, Plainfield Health Center, Plainfield.

A tour of St. Barnabas Medical Centerís bioterrorism preparedness equipment will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Barnabas Medical Center parking lot outside the emergency room, followed by the press conference.

The grants will be used to enhance statewide capacity to respond to potential acts of bioterrorism, infectious disease or other public health emergencies.

PRESS CONFERENCE

Monday, May 3, 2004

St. Barnabas Medical Center

94 Old Short Hills Road

Livingston

10:30 a.m.

Robin Lally(973) 322-9903

Directions to Saint Barnabas Medical Center

94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, N.J.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center is conveniently accessible from either South Orange Avenue or Northfield Avenue.†

From the Garden State Parkway (North and South):† Take exit 145 The Oranges-Route 280 West.† From 280 West, take exit 6A Laurel Avenue.† From the exit, continue straight on Laurel Avenue (which eventually becomes Shrewsbury Drive, then East Cedar).† Saint Barnabas is 3.3 miles from Exit 6A, on the right.†

From the New Jersey Turnpike (North and South):† Take exit 15W to Route 280 West.† Take exit 6A Laurel Avenue, and follow the directions above. Alternately, individuals may wish to exit at Route 78 West, then follow directions as below.

From Route 287 (North and South):† Exit at Route 10.† Follow east to Livingston traffic circle and follow blue and white hospital signs to the Medical Center.†

From Route 80 East:† Exit at Route 280 East.† Take exit 6A Laurel Avenue, and follow the directions above.†

From Route 78 (East): Take exit 7 for Route 24 West.† Continue to JFK Parkway, following signs to Livingston.† Turn right at the light onto South Orange Avenue.† Turn left at second traffic light onto Old Shorts Hills Road.† Saint Barnabas will be on your left at the next traffic light.

From Route 78 (West): Exit near the Short Hills Mall onto Route 24 West. Take exit 7C to JFK Parkway, following signs to Livingston. Turn right at the light onto South Orange Avenue. Turn left at second traffic light onto Old Shorts Hills Road. Saint Barnabas will be on your left at the next traffic light.

 
 
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