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            COMMUNITY UPDATE                                                               CORONAVIRUS COVID-19



     to the region,” said Dr. Ali A. Houshmand,   Medicine Center’s Cumberland campus
     president, Rowan University. “Building   building will join the Gloucester campus             Another COVID Death
     Rowan University School of Osteopathic   Rowan Medicine Center, becoming book-             at Vineland Veterans Home
     Medicine facilities on RCSJ campuses   ends for RCSJ’s Route 55 “EDs, MEDs
     broadens our service area while bringing   and Commerce Corridor.”            A resident of the Veterans Memorial Home–Vineland died late last month
     specialized health care to communities   “Rowan College of South Jersey is  from COVID-19. It was the first death in a few months at any of the three state
     with growing needs.”                 steadfast in its commitment to build on   veterans homes.
        “The construction of the Rowan    the Eds, Meds, and Commerce promise      It is just the 12th COVID-19 death toll at Vineland. There have been, as of
     University School of Osteopathic     we made to the community. We have     September 29, 192 deaths at the other two homes, and the situation there prompt-
     Medicine Clinical Center on the      strong support for this project from   ed firings and an investigation.
     Cumberland campus will provide resi-  respected regional organizations including   The virus was much better contained from the beginning at Vineland com-
     dents with a new medical facility dedi-  the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden   pared to the northern New Jersey institutions at Menlo Park and Paramus
     cated to the health and psychological   Board of Governors,” said Dr. Frederick   Gov. Phil Murphy announced the Vineland Memorial Home death at his
     well-being of children and families,”   Keating, president, RCSJ. “The College   COVID briefing last Monday without giving details, along with nine other deaths.
     Sweeney added. “It is further validation   is proud to offer academic programs that   As of last week, just 62 percent of the staff at the Vineland home is vaccinated
     of the wisdom of our push to move the   align with our vision of providing students   but more than 97 percent of the residents are, according to the Dept. of Health.
     School of Osteopathic Medicine from the   an opportunity for clinical experiences,   Earlier this year, Murphy ousted the CEOs of the Paramus and Menlo Park
     University of Medicine and Dentistry of   through Rowan University, that will help   homes along with their boss and the commissioner of the Department of Military
     New Jersey (UMDNJ) to Rowan when we   enhance their prospects for future careers   and Veterans Affairs, confirmed by a department spokesperson at the time.
     reorganized the state’s medical schools   in the health care field.”
     eight years ago.”                                                         help New Jersey BBEs (Black Business   and Cape May counties. The loans range
        Together with Rowan University and   Pascale Sykes Makes               Enterprises) impacted by the pandemic   from $10,000 to $75,000 and business
     the Cumberland County Board of County                                     to gain access to resources and to provide   owners can apply for funds by contacting
     Commissioners, additional partners in this  Loans Available to Black      them support to establish, sustain and   Phillip Woolfolk at pwoolfolk@aaccnj.
     project include Inspira Health Network   Business Enterprises             expand their business operations.   com or calling 609-571-1620.
     and the Rowan University/Rutgers-      Pascale Sykes Foundation has com-    The loan program covers Gloucester,
     Camden Board of Governors. The Rowan                                                                                         Continued on next page
                                          mitted an investment of $1 million to   Cumberland, Salem, Burlington, Atlantic,











                                                                            The Southwest Council, Inc. is committed to improving the health and welfare of
                                                                            residents of Cumberland, Salem, and Gloucester Counties so that children and
                                                                            families can thrive and grow to be strong, responsible individuals. The agency has
                                                                            evolved to meet the changing needs of residents across the lifespan by initiating
                                                                            innovative and evidence-based prevention and intervention services that fortify
                                                                            communities and the families, schools, and businesses that comprise them.
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