Chilton Hospital Represented at 125th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade|
Chilton President and CEO Deborah Zastocki (second from right), holds the message that will travel on the “Light Up the World” float at the Tournament of Roses Parade. She is joined by (l to r) ICU Nurse Manager Liza Padua, RN, CCRN; NJ Sharing Network Hospital Services Manager Kelly Weiland, BSN, RN; Executive Director of Nursing Practice and Critical Care Services Karen Stutzer, PhD, RN; and Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Joanne Reich, DNPc, RN, MA, NEA-BC.
The Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA, is an event watched annually on New Year’s Day by millions of viewers in numerous countries. The famous collegiate Rose Bowl football game is played later that day.
This year’s event will be special for three reasons: It will be the 100th anniversary of the Rose Bowl football game, the 125th anniversary of the Tournament of Roses Parade and it is the first year that Chilton Hospital will be represented. The 2014 Donate Life America float, themed “Light Up the World,” will feature thousands of handwritten, personal messages from hospital CEOs from around the country in the float’s Dedication Garden.
Chilton’s President and CEO Deborah K. Zastocki, DNP, RN, has submitted her note. It honors the patients and families, who, with the support of Chilton staff, have saved and healed lives through the gift of organ, eye and tissue donation. The float will also feature a festival of lanterns illuminating 30 riders, all grateful organ and tissue transplant recipients and 12 living organ donors walking alongside to demonstrate their ongoing vitality.
The Rose Parade will broadcast January 1, starting at 8 a.m. on ABC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, NBC and Univision.
Chilton Hospital is a fully accredited, 260-bed, acute-care, community hospital. It is Five-Star Rated, the highest possible by Heathgrades, for Total Knee Replacement and Heart Failure, for three years in a row and two years in a row, respectively. Chilton is also named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care. Chilton’s reputation in the community has been built on personalized care and many close-to-home services including an Emergency Department, MotherBaby Center, Comprehensive Wound Healing/Hyperbaric Center and Sleep Health Institute. The hospital has nearly completed its $24 million modernization project, which includes the Cardiovascular Interventional Lab, The Breast Center, Total Joint Center, Cancer Center and Surgical Services. The Chilton Health Network is continuously growing with satellite offices currently in Butler, Haskell, Hewitt, Pompton Plains and Wayne, NJ. Chilton Hospital is located at 97 West Parkway in Pompton Plains, NJ 07444. For more information about its facilities and services, or to find a doctor by name, specialty, or location, please visit www.chiltonhealth.org or call 1-888-CHILTON.