Mutually Beneficial


Northwestern Mutual recently donated $40,000 to The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in support of a full-time dedicated pediatric oncology child life specialist. The pediatric oncology specialist works with pediatric oncology patients in any part of the hospital, whether they enter through the emergency department or are an inpatient or an outpatient. Child life specialists are pediatric healthcare professionals who work with children and families in hospitals and other settings to help them cope with the challenges of hospitalization, illness and disability.

Pictured, from left, are: Karen Kastenbaum, APN, pediatric hematology-oncology; Nibal Zaghloul, M.D., division chief, pediatric hematology-oncology; Leslie Hirsch, president and interim CEO of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System; Joseph Savino, managing partner, Northwestern Mutual–Princeton; Joanne Savino, chief marketing officer/strategy manager, Northwestern Mutual–Princeton; Lauren Kane, BS, CCLS, child life specialist; and James Choma, chief development officer and executive director of Saint Peter’s Foundation

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