Chilton Hospital Pediatrician Dr. Devadan to Speak at Community Forum on Drug Awareness on October 7 10/02/2013
Phillip Devadan, M.D., medical director of Chilton Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Department will be a special guest at a community forum on drug abuse.
The free event will be held on Monday, Oct. 7 at the Wayne Valley High School auditorium from 7 to 9 p.m. It will address drug use in an attempt to educate parents of middle and high school aged students about the most current drug trends, namely heroin and prescription drug abuse.
Members of the Wayne Police Department's Narcotics and Youth bureaus and the Wayne Public School system will also be on hand to speak on the issue. A question and answer period will follow the presentations.
No pre-registration is required for this event. For more information, contact Chilton Hospital’s Community Outreach Department at (973) 831-5413.
Chilton Hospital is a fully accredited, 260-bed, acute-care, community hospital. It is the first hospital in New Jersey to received Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Chilton recently embarked on a $24 million modernization project, which includes the Cardiovascular Interventional Lab, The Breast Center and the Total Joint Center. It is also a four-time recipient of the HealthGrades Specialty Excellence Award in Stroke, and Five-Star Rated for Stroke Care, the highest possible, for six years in a row. In addition, Chilton is also Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement and Total Knee Replacement for 2012 and 2013. Chilton’s many services include a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, the Sleep Health Institute, the Comprehensive Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, the Chilton Cancer Center, the MotherBaby Center a weight loss surgery program and minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery. The hospital is located at 97 West Parkway in Pompton Plains, NJ 07444. For more information about Chilton's facilities and services, or to find a doctor by name, specialty, or location, please visit www.chiltonhealth.org or call 1-888-CHILTON.