Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset became the first hospital in New Jersey to offer specialized primary care services for the LGBTQIA community opening its PROUD Family Health at the RWJ Somerset Family Practice. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the PROUD Family Health office on February 8th to celebrate its opening. PROUD Family Health provides services tailored to meet the unique health care needs of the LGBTQIA community in a safe, supportive environment. Services include primary medical care for children and adults, hormone therapy and monitoring, HIV care, health education, counseling, support groups and referrals for specialty services such as behavioral health services. PROUD Family Health is open on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-855- PROUD-FH (1-855-776-8334).
L to R: Christian Fuscarino, executive director, Garden State Equality, Michael Antoniades, president and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; Amy Mansue, president, Southern Region, RWJBarnabas Health; Nicole Brownstein, president, the Pride Center of New Jersey; Dennis Sullivan, Somerville Borough Council; Dr. Lalitha Hansch, director, Somerset Family Practice; Jackie Baras, RN, facilitator, Transgender Family Support Group at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset; Trina Parks, corporate chief diversity and inclusion officer, RWJBarnabas Health;Tony Cava, chief administrative officer, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset; Peter Palmer, Somerset County Freeholder; Steve Jones, chief academic officer, RWJBarnabas Health; Milt Anderson, chief administrative officer, RWJBarnabas Health; and Dr. Jim Salwitz, president, medical/dental staff, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick.