News Room

Alaris Health at Cedar Grove and Essex Celebrate National Night Out

(Left to right: Administrator of Alaris Health at Essex Jason Gibbs, Mayor of Irvington Tony Vauss)
(Left to right: Administrator of Alaris Health at Essex Jason Gibbs, Mayor of Irvington Tony Vauss)

CEDAR GROVE, NJ, August 17, 2016Alaris Health continuously strives to serve and engage with each Member Center’s surrounding community, and National Night Out (NNO) last Tuesday was the perfect opportunity to get out and mingle with residents and business owners on a gorgeous summer evening.

The annual nation-wide event encourages residents from all communities to get outside for the evening as a show of community support and celebrate with block parties, crime prevention instruction from local police and fire departments and other fun, family-friendly activities.

The Cedar Grove Police Department hosted the NNO event in Community Park, and Alaris Health at Cedar Grove joined in on the festivities, chatting with visitors and handing out water bottles, rulers for the kids and mini note pads throughout the evening. They were part of a number of tents and stations, including a petting zoo, safety demonstrations, face painting, free hamburgers and zeppoles, a cookie decorating station and more.

national night out logoIn nearby Irvington, Alaris Health at Essex attended their own night out in front of Town Hall, handing out bags, pens, umbrellas and t-shirts to residents who were eager to learn more about Alaris Health. There was plenty to keep attendees occupied – kids’ games, tours of police cars and trucks, free food and more. Even the mayor of Irvington stopped by to chat and take pictures! About 400 to 500 residents attended the event, which like Cedar Grove, was organized by the Irvington Police Department.

With the national event gaining momentum each year, Helene Swank, regional director of marketing at Alaris Health at Cedar Grove, said, “The goal for next year is to get each facility involved in its own town or the town closest to them to participate in this wonderful annual event.” Jason Gibbs, the administrator of Alaris Health at Essex, agreed. “Our hope for next year is to educate residents about our new dialysis and ventilator unit that will be opening in 2017.”

The Cedar Grove and Irvington police departments did an excellent job of hosting the events and extended a special thanks to Alaris Health for participating.

About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.