MAYOR BOLLWAGE CELEBRATES NATIONAL SERVICE DAY AT TRINITAS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

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MAYOR BOLLWAGE CELEBRATES NATIONAL SERVICE DAY AT TRINITAS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

ELIZABETH, NJ—April 9, 2013 — Earlier this morning, Mayor J. Christian Bollwage joined Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President and CEO of Trinitas Regional Medical Center for the first Annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service.

“Today focuses on the importance of volunteerism, while showing our support for both nonprofit and national service groups in Elizabeth,” said Mayor J. Christian Bollwage. “Our City becomes a better place because of the dedication and effort of volunteers, who take time out of their day to help others in need. I am happy to honor these individuals and would like to thank them for continuing to strengthen our community.”

In the first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, over 800 mayors from across the United States came together in support of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs. From issuing proclamations and volunteering at local organizations to hosting roundtables for discussion, the main objective was to inspire residents to get involved in their community.

Trinitas Regional Medical Center provides quality health care through innovative services within the state’s fourth largest municipality. Its Center of Regional Education (CORE) combines specialized training with impressive, state-of-the-art facilities as well as space for education and community events. With the third largest Nursing School in the country, Trinitas has received two Centers of Excellence designations from the National League of Nursing and is increasing the number of trained professionals within the City of Elizabeth.

Nationally, more than four million AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and other volunteers have served in over 70,000 locations across the United States.

“A large hospital such as Trinitas could not function without volunteers.  They help in our day to day activities and they serve at the highest level on our Board of Trustees,” said Gary Horan, FACHE, President and CEO of Trinitas Regional Medical Center.  “Our thanks go to the Mayor for highlighting these vital individuals and this important initiative.”

This nationwide event was led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Cities of Service, the National League of Cities, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

For more information on the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, please visit www.nationalservice.gov/mayorsforservice.  To learn more about Trinitas Regional Medical Center, please visit http://www.trinitashospital.org/.