By Linda Kamateh
Paul V. Profeta of Paul V. Profeta & Associates Inc., and Profeta Farms, LLC, has joined the Board of Trustees of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, an RWJBarnabas Health facility.
“I am extremely grateful, honored, and excited to serve on the Board of Trustees of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. Newark Beth Israel saved my father’s life. Dr. Victor Parsonnet performed the quadruple bypass that he needed to prepare for an aneurysm repair, and Dr. Donald K. Brief performed the emergency life-saving surgery he needed to repair his aneurysm. The physicians, nurses and medical staff at Newark Beth Israel are doing incredible work. Clearly, Newark Beth Israel is an institution that is close to my heart,” said Paul V. Profeta.
“It is a tremendous honor to welcome Paul V. Profeta to our Board of Trustees. Over the years, he has improved the lives of countless Newark residents by advancing business, education and entrepreneurship in this city. As an anchor institution, we look forward to working with Paul to continue to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve,” said Darrell K. Terry, MHA, MPH, FACHE, FHELA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.
“Paul V. Profeta’s lifetime of experience is well aligned with our mission of delivering world class patient care while addressing the social determinants of health that impact Newark residents, we are fortunate to have him on the Board,” said Frank Giantomasi, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
Profeta is a recognized leader and noted philanthropist among New Jersey’s leading real estate attorneys. In 1976 he launched Paul V. Profeta & Associates Inc., a real estate investment company engaged in procuring “value added” investment properties and net leased properties across the country. He also created several institutions dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship among minority groups in Newark NJ, including the Profeta Urban Investment Foundation at Rutgers School of Business, the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development program (CUEED) at Rutgers School of Business, and the Paul V. Profeta Foundation Inc. He has championed the academic study of real estate through the Profeta Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program at the Martin Tuchman School of Management and the Profeta Real Estate Technology, Design and Innovation Center at the Martin Tuchman School of Management. He is also passionate about delivering wholesome, nutrient dense organic food to the public, which is why he created Profeta Farms, LLC. Profeta Farms, LLC, is a 1,200-acre enterprise in Hunterdon County, New Jersey that stands alongside a 25,000 square foot store that sells fresh food (beef, pork, poultry, eggs, dairy, and vegetables) all grown on the farm.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility,is a 665-bed regional care teaching hospital that provides comprehensive health care. Newark Beth Israel is a Top Teaching Hospital and home to one of the nation’s top ten heart transplant centers, which has performed more than 1,100 heart transplants; RWJBarnabas Health’s Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program; New Jersey’s only Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program and a Valve Center that performs complex cardiac valve procedures, including minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs). Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is also home to Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), which cares for children from birth through adolescence, with more than 30 specialized pediatric services including New Jersey’s largest Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; and the Children’s Heart Center that offers a complete range of medical and surgical treatments for the most complex cardiac abnormalities. The Newark Beth Israel robotic surgery program is the most experienced in northern New Jersey. RWJBarnabas Health and The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside you, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. Newark Beth Israel also offers many preventive health programs that promote wellness in the community, including The Beth Greenhouse, which provides access to fresh produce and health and wellness education to local residents.
Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, cares for children from birth through adolescence, with more than 30 specialized pediatric services including New Jersey’s largest Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; and the Children’s Heart Center that offers a complete range of medical and surgical treatments for the most complex cardiac abnormalities. Children’s Hospital of New Jersey also includes a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Level IV Regional Perinatal Center that offers New Jersey’s only Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) therapy; and the highest level of intensive care for both mothers and newborns.