On October 18, 2015, Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael in Springfield & Rachel Coalition will be hosting An Evening With Emmy Award Winner Mariska Hargitay. Hargitay will answer questions about her role on Law & Order SVU and her Joyful Heart Foundation whose mission is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please call (973) 376-0539 or visit






Celebrating Trinitas’ Platinum Level sponsorship of the recent Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza are (left to right): Jama Bowman, EDGE Design Director; Sherry Cronin, Executive Director/Downtown Westfield Corporation; Rob Rubilla, EDGE Senior Media Marketing Specialist; Andy Skibitsky, Mayor of Westfield; Doug Harris, EDGE Publisher/VP Marketing for Trinitas, and Jeff Shanes, EDGE Associate Publisher/VP Business Development.



The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association named Fayez Shamoon, MD, medical director of Cardiovascular Services, as their Physician of the Year. The Award recognizes a physician who has made a tremendous difference in the lives of her/his patients, the community and to the education, prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cardiovascular disease.






From the beat of the streets to the rhythm of rhyme, Trinitas Auxilian Allan “Al” Schuhmann, a former investigator for the Union County Medical Examiner’s Office and a retired sergeant in the Prosecutor’s Office, has taken pen to paper,  or most recently, keyboard to monitor, to publish a book of original poetry.  Life is a Poem contains 25 poems that Al has written in the last five years.







Nancy Lessner and Irv Brechner, developers of the Eat Right Today!Program (at right), shared in the ribbon-cutting honors at the Trinitas Pediatric Health Center in Elizabeth with Maribeth Santillo, Senior Director of Emergency and Ambulatory Services, and Teresa Andrews, the Center’s Clinical Coordinator (at left). The program, the first of its kind in the U.S., uses a “show and know” approach to empower, educate and motivate kids and their parents to eat healthy as a means of preventing future generations from developing obesity-related illnesses.




Some opportunities are educational, others rewarding, and still others affirming. When opportunities are all three, that’s more than serendipity. Just ask Jonathan Tam of Fanwood, participant in the Trinitas Medical Mentoring program. For most of his life, he has dreamt of being a doctor. “Having the ability to shadow actual doctors and residents helped give me a feeling of how life as a doctor would be like for me in the future. I also was able to see how a hospital works and how healthcare is provided in real time.” This opportunity led Jonathan to a unique volunteer experience in his senior year in the Intensive Care Unit, which “would not have been possible without Medical Mentoring.” As an incoming college freshman, Jonathan continues to shadow. He plans to continue to volunteer and work at Trinitas throughout college, which will be “tremendously valuable as I prepare for applying to medical school. I am extremely thankful for this chance to solidify my dream of pursuing a career as a medical professional.”





At the Annual Volunteer Luncheon, Jackie Perger, out-going President of the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, presented Gary S. Horan, President and CEO, with the Auxiliary’s 2015 donation. Throughout the year, revenues from Auxiliary fundraisers and vendor sales make it possible for the organization to donate those revenues to Trinitas.


The Tri-County Radio Association, Inc., (TCRA) based in Union, hosted a 24-hour “Field Day 2015” in June at Watchung Reservation. Ham radio operators conducted demonstrations and promoted membership in TCRA. The Trinitas Emergency Manage-ment team participated and provided a 14’ X 24’ enclosed shelter, air-conditioning units, generators, and lighting.