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Former NJ Governor Jim McGreevy will be keynote speaker

Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevy will serve as the keynote speaker at a free symposium for healthcare, social work, mental health, and other professionals that will examine innovative, evidence-based solutions and programs that address drug and alcohol addiction in the community. Trinitas Regional Medical Center will host the event on Friday, May 20, from 9AM-1PM, at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Ave., Cranford, New Jersey. On the campus, the exact location for the event is the Victor M. Richel Commons.

"How Addiction Affects our Communities: A Model for Successful Healthcare Integration" will feature panelists who will discuss aspects of both drug and alcohol abuse and give attendees the chance to learn about current efforts to address the problem. In addition to Former Governor Jim McGreevy, panelists include Celina Levy, Executive Director of the Governor's Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse; Rebecca Alfaro, Deputy Director of the Governor's Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse, and Valerie Mielke, Assistant Commissioner, NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services of the Department of Human Services.

Michele Eichorn of the Hospital-wide Screening for Substance Use Disorders Project at Trinitas says, "As drug abuse is no longer confined to our cities, it's important that the community know that Trinitas is on the frontlines with counseling and treatment programs for abusers. Through this in-depth symposium, Trinitas has also taken the initiative to encourage further discussion of this challenging issue with an eye directed toward problem-solving."

Registration for this free event is required and interested professionals are urged to call 908-994-7079. Upon completion of the program, 2.75 Nursing Contact Hours will be awarded.


About Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC), a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey, is a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. With 10 Centers of Excellence across the continuum of care, Trinitas has distinguished itself in cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health, renal care, nursing education, diabetes management, wound healing and sleep medicine.

Posted: April 25, 2016

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