Zufall Health paid tribute to more than 100 volunteers for their dedicated service to the health center at a recent event at the Bridgewater Manor. Pictured from left: Dr. Sam Wakim, DMD, Zufall chief dental officer; Betsy Roberts, senior vice president, Fulton Bank (retired); 2019 Volunteer of the Year Dr. Howard Rappoport, DMD; Phyllis Kumpf, Good as New Volunteer; and Eva Turbiner, Zufall President and CEO.

Dedicated Volunteers Recognized by Zufall Health

Somerville, NJ – More than 100 dedicated volunteers who donate time, talents, and energy to Zufall Health were honored recently at the Fifth Annual Volunteer Appreciation event at the Bridgewater Manor. The volunteers provide a wide range of supportive services at the nonprofit community health center which offers affordable medical and dental care to patients in six New Jersey counties.

“We are most appreciative for the enthusiasm and dedication of the volunteers who support our work improving health in the communities we serve,” said Eva Turbiner, Zufall’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Were it not for the volunteers who helped Dr. Bob Zufall and his wife Kathryn establish the health center nearly 30 years ago, we might not exist today.”

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Zufall Health recently hosted a delegation of high-level health officials from the People’s Republic of China headed by Wang Hersheng, Vice Minister of China’s National Health commission. The group, visiting the U.S. to attend a United Nations General Assembly meeting, was interested in touring the health center’s Dover site and learning about Zufall’s approach to primary care and community health. Pictured are the delegation members, representatives of the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Zufall senior staff.

China Delegation Visits Zufall Health to Learn About American Health Care

Dover, N.J — A delegation of high-level health officials from the People’s Republic of China recently visited Zufall Health Center in Dover for an up-close look at an American health center and to discuss Zufall’s approach to primary care and community health.

Wang Hesheng, Vice Minister of China’s National Health Commission, and his six-member team were in the United States to attend a United Nations General Assembly meeting. Accompanying them on their Zufall visit was Thomas Engels, Acting Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Zufall President and CEO Eva Turbiner standing with Dr. Antonella Maietta who is holding the Kathleen Nordman Dental Quality Award

The Kathleen Nordman Dental Quality Award’s First Recipient is Dr. Antonella Maietta

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Antonella Maietta is the first recipient of Zufall Health’s Kathleen Nordman Dental Quality Award. This award is given to a Zufall dental provider in recognition of exemplary quality of care and patient engagement. “I experienced that family feel from my earliest days at Zufall”, said Dr. Maietta. “The camaraderie I have with my coworkers is comforting and fortifying. I appreciate how hardworking, empathetic, and responsible everyone is and I am proud to be a part of that family. That they should feel the same about me and would want me to receive this award is touching and profoundly meaningful to me especially since I could not do my job nearly as effectively without them.”

Dr. Maietta has been a valuable member of the dental team starting her career at Zufall in our Flemington Healthy Smile Center and on the mobile unit. Her dedication to mobile dentistry and the van program has helped contribute to the great success of the Delta Dental Mobile. Like many Zufall dental providers, she has forged a special bond with her patients which contributes to their high satisfaction. Congratulations, Dr. Maietta!

Photo of a young boy receiving a vision acuity test

Vision to Learn Van Provides Free Vision Screening and Eyeglasses to Zufall Pediatric Patients

Just in time for back-to-school, the Vision to Learn Vision Van visited Zufall Health to provide free vision screening and free eyeglasses to Zufall pediatric patients aged 4 to 18. During the two-day event, 71 youngsters had their vision checked and 48 of them will receive glasses in about a week. For many families served by Zufall, affording eye care and glasses is financially out of reach. Nationally, more than 2 million children do not have the glasses they need to see the blackboard, participate in class, or read a book. Giving our patients the gift of sight and a chance to do better in school was made possible by the support of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved and Vision to Learn.