Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jun 25, 2012
Contact : Tom Paolella, Manager, Public Relations  
732-530-2282
tpaolella@meridianhealth.com

Riverview Medical Center Hosts Red Carpet Event To Celebrate Emmy® Win!

Community is encouraged to attend and share in the inspirational video created through the Children’s Art Therapy Program at Riverview  

Red Bank, NJ - Coping with the loss of a loved one is never easy, especially for young children. For more than 32 years, the Children’s Art Therapy Program at Riverview Medical Center, part of the Meridian Pediatric Network, has been providing support groups for children who have experienced an illness or death in the family. Five young teens, having experienced losses of their own, were given the chance to create a video animation for use in helping younger children deal with the loss of a loved one. The teens worked in conjunction with Small Factory Productions in Fair Haven, NJ and created the inspirational short film “Tyler’s Reef.”

Small Factory Productions was recently presented with the Emmy® Award for children’s programming at the 55th Annual New York Emmy® Award Gala! Riverview is excited to host an Emmy® themed red carpet event in honor of the film’s success and the five young teenagers that have made a difference in the lives of countless young adults dealing with grief.

“It’s a huge honor to win an Emmy® Award for Excellence in Children’s Programming,” said Chris Dudick, executive producer, Small Factory Productions. “We are so excited that Riverview has chosen to honor the creators of “Tyler’s Reef” in this special way and hopefully our award and awareness of the amazing work being done at the Children’s Art Therapy Program at Riverview will expand the program to help more children tap into the arts for healing and learning.”

The event will be held on Thursday, July 12 in the newly opened Joan and Robert Rechnitz Conference and Education Center at Riverview Medical Center on the 5th floor of the Blaisdell Pavilion. There will be a special screening of the short film and a Q&A with the teens following the film. Refreshments will be served. Event is free but registration is required. To RSVP, contact Marian Haase at 732.962.7493 or mhaase@meridianhealth.com by July 9, 2012.

To learn more about the Children’s Art Therapy Program at Riverview Medical Center visit www.RiverviewMedicalCenter.com.

About Riverview Medical Center
Riverview Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health Family, is a 463-bed not-for-profit community hospital located on the Navesink River in Red Bank, New Jersey. Riverview Medical Center provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines including: maternity, oncology, orthopedics and rehabilitation, neurology, thoracic and vascular surgery, cardiology, renal dialysis, diabetes management, and emergency and critical care services. Riverview’s Jane H. and John Marshall Booker Cancer Center offers comprehensive cancer services close to home, while Riverview’s Jane H. Booker Women and Children’s Center combines expertise and convenience to address preventative health, diagnosis, treatment, and support for women of all ages. Riverview Rehabilitation Center is Monmouth County’s only fully-accredited inpatient rehabilitation facility, and Riverview is a designated Primary Stroke Center and has also maintained prestigious Magnet designation for Nursing Excellence since 1998. Riverview is the only hospital in the region with the groundbreaking CyberKnife® system, offering new hope for patients with inaccessible or inoperable tumors. For more information about Riverview Medical Center and Meridian Health, please call 1-800-DOCTORS or visit www.riverviewmedicalcenter.com.