CAREPOINT HEALTH JOINS WITH JERSEY CITY OFFICIALS TO AWARD WINNERS OF HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY WRITING CONTEST

CAREPOINT HEALTH JOINS WITH JERSEY CITY OFFICIALS TO AWARD WINNERS OF HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY WRITING CONTEST

 

 

WHEN:             Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 2018, 10 a.m.

 

 

WHAT:              On Tuesday, CarePoint Health and Christ Hospital officials, in partnership with the City

of Jersey City Department of Recreation, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Jersey City Public Schools Superintendent Marcia V. Lyles, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, the Jersey City Police Department and WBLS radio station will present awards to three Jersey City high school students following an essay writing contest.

 

More than 100 students participated in the contest, writing about their life experiences and how the book, “From Federal Prison to First Lady” by Mt. Olive Baptist Church First Lady Tamika McReynolds inspired them.  First place receives a $1000 award, second place $500 and third place $250.  The awards are funded by Pastor John H. McReynolds.

 

Earlier this year, Christ Hospital partnered with the Mayor’s Office/Department of Recreation, Jersey City Public Schools and Mt. Olive Baptist Church on pilot initiative teen mentoring program that will help educate Jersey City high school students on careers in the healthcare industry and expose them to healthcare in their community. The students learned about areas of healthcare such as infection control, surgical services, environmental services, emergency services & general patient experience.

 

The partnership with CarePoint is part of the Department of Recreation’s mission of expanding their existing teen mentoring program to develop career training and life-skills development for high school students.  The Jersey City Teen Mentoring program operates in multiple Jersey City public schools to provide a wide-ridge of life skills and growth opportunities facilitated by Tamika McReynolds, Recreation Department.

 

 

WHERE:            Dickinson High School

             2 Palisade Avenue

                          JERSEY CITY, NJ 07306

 

WHO:             CarePoint Health-Christ Hospital representatives

Marie Duffy, Chief Hospital Executive, Christ Hospital

Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop

Jersey City Council Members

State and County elected officials

State Senator Sandra B. Cunningham

Assemblywoman Angela V. McKnight

Hudson County Freeholder Jerry Walker

Jersey City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Marcia V. Lyles

Skip Dillard, EVP, WBLS Radio

Director Arthur J. Williams, Jersey City Recreation

Dickinson, Lincoln and Liberty High School students

 

 

 

About CarePoint Health

CarePoint Health brings quality, patient-focused health care to Hudson County. Combining the resources of three area hospitals, Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center, CarePoint Health provides a new approach to deliver health care that puts the patient front and center. CarePoint leverages a network of top doctors, nurses and other medical professionals whose expertise and attentiveness work together to provide complete coordination of care, from the doctor’s office to the hospital to the home. Patients benefit from the expertise and capabilities of a broad network of leading specialists and specialized technology. At CarePoint Health, all medical professionals emphasize preventive medicine and focus on educating patients to make healthy life choices. For more information on its facilities, partners and services, visit www.carepointhealth.org.////

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