West New York Lions Club, Union De Ex-Presos Politicos De Cuba And HackensackUMC Palisades Celebrate José Martí Day

Each year on January 28, the West New York Lions Club and Ex-Presos Politicos de Cuba honor Cuban leader José Martí's birthday by donating gifts and baby care items to the families of newborn babies born at HackensackUMC Palisades.

This year, West New York Lions Club members proudly delivered their generous donation to Maria Genao and Jose Enrique Perez of West New York, NJ, on the birth of their baby girl, Elacia Perez.

Union de Ex-Presos Politicos de Cuba members delivered donations to Lorena Castellanos and Guillermo Blanco of West New York, NJ, on the birth of their baby boy, Jefferson Blanco; and they also delivered a donation to Gloria Ramirez de Castillo and Juan Castillo of Union City, NJ, on the birth of their baby girl, Melany Yaritza Castillo.

About José Martí (January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895)

José Martí was a leader of the Cuban independence movement from Spain and as well a renowned poet and writer. He is considered the national hero of Cuba and often referred to as the "Apostle of Cuban Independence."

About Hackensack University Medical Center Palisades

HackensackUMC Palisades (formerly Palisades Medical Center) is located at 7600 River Road in North Bergen, NJ, and it serves a population of 400,000 in Hudson and southern Bergen counties. The not-for-profit medical center is a part of the Hackensack Meridian Health System, and it features a 202-bed hospital and The Harborage, a 245-bed nursing home and rehabilitation center. HackensackUMC Palisades is ranked as one of the top hospitals of its size in New Jersey by Inside Jersey magazine and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) has honored HackensackUMC Palisades with its prestigious Community Outreach Award for its year-round commitment to educate residents, improve access to care, and reduce health disparities. HackensackUMC Palisades is the largest employer in its service area with more than 1,300 employees. It has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare. For more information, please call (201) 854-5000 or visit HackensackUMCPalisades.org.