Author Archives: Bethany Wiegand

Warning shot (access required)

St. Francis Medical Center nurse Lisa McCormick gets her flu vaccine Oct. 6 at the inaugural Families Fighting Flu Fest, held at the Trenton hospital. More than 200 people were inoculated at the community health fair that provided free influenza vaccinations to children and adults. The hospital collaborated on the event with the New Jersey Immunization Network, Henry J. Austin Health Center, New Jersey Department of Health, Capital Health, Bellevue Pediatrics, Aetna, Horizon, Pfizer and Walgreens.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year.

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Holding their own (access required)

Gail Friedberg Rottenstrich, CEO, Zago Manufacturing Co.

Since 2000, manufacturing employment plunged by nearly 5 million, or more than 28 percent, as the number of manufacturing establishments dropped by more than 78,000, a 22 percent decline.

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Making strides (access required)

Hackensack Meridian Health Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Wayne Boatwright.

The Oct. 8 Women of Color Leadership and Empowerment conference – sponsored by Color Magazine, NJBIZ and Hackensack Meridian health – underscores diversity efforts at the health care system.

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A hands-on approach (access required)

A North Jersey veteran in his late 20s who was working without much growth potential wanted make a career change into the growing advanced manufacturing segment. “The problem was, he didn’t have any manufacturing background,” recounted Patti Moran of NJMEP. “Fortunately, after reading about some apprenticeship programs, he was motivated enough to contact the U.S. Department of Labor, which referred him to us. In September we placed him in a salaried apprenticeship program.”

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No. 9: Annette C. Reboli

Reboli is a Professor of Medicine and the Dean of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden. She is the Chief Academic Officer with ultimate responsibility for all areas of the school. Previously, she was founding vice dean responsible for oversight of the LCME accreditation process, undergraduate and graduate medical education, faculty affairs and faculty development, and developing affiliations ...

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No. 8: Lamont Repollet

While the former Asbury Park schools superintendent’s confirmation as Education Commissioner hit a political roadblock early last year, lawmakers ultimately approved Repollet for the post. It goes without saying that Repollet has his work cut out for him. He will be one of the key figures for hashing out a replacement graduation requirement for the high school classes of 2020 ...

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