More than 900 free backpacks filled with school supplies were offered to Jersey City school-aged students who were accompanied by their parent or guardian. This annual event helps local families alleviate the burden of costly school supplies and supports children as they welcome the new school year.
“Giving back to our local community, and making an impact beyond our hospital walls, is an important commitment for our health system. Even more gratifying is to see first-hand how so many families and children holding their new backpacks filled with school supplies benefit from this commitment,” said Michael Prilutsky, President & CEO, Jersey City Medical Center. “Jersey City Medical Center believes improving people’s quality of life is vital to our goal of ensuring the long-term health of our communities.”
JCMC-Greenville offers a unique array of services and programs to meet health care and special needs in the community, including Primary & Specialty Care and a retail pharmacy conveniently located under one roof. For more information about JCMC-Greenville, visit rwjbh.org/jcmcgreenville.
Photo 1: Adriana Grigoriu, MD, Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease, welcomes attendees and answers wellness questions at the JCMC-Greenville 2nd Annual Backpack of Health Wellness Fair.
Photo 2: Michael Prilutsky (third from right), President & CEO of Jersey City Medical Center, joins the JCMC-Greenville team in welcoming local students and families to new school year.
Photo 3: JCMC EMS staff gave kids and community members a “tour” of the ambulance and life-saving tools and equipment on board.
Photo 4: JCMC-Greenville staff distributed more than 900 free backpacks filled with school supplies to Jersey City school-aged students who were accompanied by their parent or guardian.
Photo 5: The Barnabas Retail Pharmacy, now open at JCMC-Greenville, was one of various JCMC-RWJBarnabas Health service lines who were available to speak to community members about their services.
Photo 6: JCMC-Greenville’s Special Child Health Services was one of several service lines that provided family-friendly activities and health-related resources to health fair attendees.