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Newark Coalition Of Concerned Citizens To Hold Community Meeting With Univeristy Hospital President Elnahal

Unique Opportunity To Ask Questions & Hear About Strategic Plan for University Hospital's Future

Insider NJ — September 24, 2019

(NEWARK, NJ) — Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 25th, the Newark Coalition of Concerned Citizens is excited to hold a Community Meeting with Dr. Shereef Elnahal, the new President & CEO of University Hospital.

This is a unique opportunity to hear directly from Dr. Elnahal regarding the Strategic Plan for University Hospital and other issues at the public institution, as well as ask questions.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Rutgers Medical Science Building

Rosemary Gellene Room: MSB B-515

185 South Orange Avenue

Newark, NJ

6-8 PM

"I am thrilled to engage with the Newark Coalition of Concerned Citizens — an essential group of working people across our city who make our hospital work for patients, families and the surrounding community," said Dr. Elnahal. "We live or die by our employees and the surrounding community, and the chance to hear their comments and concerns will only make me better positioned to lead this institution."

"As those on the frontlines delivering patient care every single day, we look forward to working with President Elnahal to continue steering University Hospital in the right direction," said Cynthia McDougall, RN and President of Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) Local 5089. "The challenges here are complex, and there is much work to be done."

"We are appreciative of President Elnahal taking time to meet with the community," said Christine Boardingham, HPAE Local 5094 Executive Board. "Dr. Elnahal has shown a commitment to protecting University Hospital as a valuable public institution providing quality care We look forward to hearing more about the Strategic Plan, and are pleased that people will have chance to ask questions directly about care, access safety and his vision of the future,"

Members of the Newark Coalition of Concerned Citizens include:

*HPAE

*CWA

*NAACP

*NJ State AFL-CIO

*AFT-NJ

*Rutgers AAUP-AFT

*AAUP, Biomedical and Health Sciences of NJ

*Local 68 Operating Engineers

*URA Local 1765

*International Brotherhood of Teamsters

*Committee of Interns and Residents, SEUI Healthcare

*NJ Appleseed

*New Jersey Citizen Action

*New Jersey Communities United

*People's Organization For Progress

NAACP Newark President Deborah Smith-Gregory will MC the community meeting.

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