Friday, April 24, 2009

Nai-Ni Chen to Perform at Liberty Health Gala

Liberty Health's May 8 Gala to Support Trauma Center and EMS
by Denise D. Gibson / The Jersey Journal
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Liberty Health will hold its annual Spring Gala on Friday, May 8, with proceeds to benefit the Port Authority Heroes of September 11th Trauma Center at the Jersey City Medical Center and the Jersey City Medical Center Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The events will take place at the Westin Jersey City, at 479 Washington Boulevard, from 6 to 11 p.m.

"The Gala affords us a good time to reflect on the past year, to take pride in our accomplishments and to confront the challenges that lay ahead." said Joseph F. Scott, FACHE, Liberty Health's president and CEO.

The Gala will recognize the role the Jersey City Medical Center EMS and Trauma Center played in serving as a triage for survivors from the World Trade Center's terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, and taking passengers from rescue boats and speeding them to safety in the miraculous airplane landing on the Hudson River on January 15, 2009.

Their responses to these emergencies, as well as hundreds of smaller life-saving efforts, have earned the Center and EMS citations and national commendations. Today, JCMS's Trauma Center and EMS employ the most up-to-date technology, with a response time that has been reduced to 6 minutes and 2 seconds, one of the best in the country.

The Gala will have an Asian theme, which will include a performance by the internationally acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. Asian fusion cuisine will be featured, with attendees dancing to the beat of the renowned Peter Duchin Orchestra. To purchase tickets or for additional information for the Gala, call (201)377-6057, or go to

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