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September 18, 2009

Heather Howard

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Health and Senior Services Commissioner Howard Participates in East Orange General Hospital Health Fair


East Orange - On Saturday, September 19, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Health Howard will join East Orange General Hospital as they host a Minority & Multi-Cultural Family Health Fair to inform, educate and empower the community to adapt to healthier lifestyle behaviors.

Commissioner Howard will discuss state efforts to eliminate health disparities at 12:30 pm.

The fair, which will include health screenings for the public and activities for kids, will be held in the hospitalís parking lot located on 310 Central Avenue (corner of Central and South Arlington Avenues) in East Orange.

About East Orange General Hospital

East Orange General Hospital is East Orangeís largest private employer and Essex Countyís only independent, fully accredited, acute-care hospital. Serving the community for over a century, East Orange General Hospital recently expanded its services and is continually adding new equipment and programs to provide the highest level of quality and compassionate patient care. Specialty areas include: Same Day Surgery, Physical Rehabilitation Services, Behavioral Health, Family Health, Emergency Medicine, Outpatient Hemodialysis, Hyperbaric/Wound Management, Vascular and Medical/Surgical Services.

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