RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County
40 Watchung Way, Berkeley Heights NJ 07922

FOR RELEASE: November 22, 2011
CONTACT: Margaret “Peggy” Salisbury (908) 771-5730
Norma T. Sheld (908) 771-5815

The Chilling, Spine-tingling Haunted House of Runnells Specialized Hospital


Ghouls and things that go bump in the night at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County raised the bar on haunted houses. Boney arms and figures clad only in black were part of the contingent of scary creatures that came out of the darkness to thrill and chill residents, patients, employees and visitors alike.

“Halloween was celebrated in grand style at RUNNELLS for the enjoyment and valuable socialization of the residents,” said Union County Freeholder Mohamed S. Jalloh. “In addition to the haunted house, there was a Halloween party with entertainment…both thanks to the creativity of the Activities Therapy staff.”

Halloween is just one of the occasions celebrated at Runnells. Residents take part in festivities for Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah/ Kwanza and Valentine’s Day to name a few.

Runnells, which is situated on a 45-acre mountain top tract of land at 40 Watchung Way in Berkeley Heights offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the Watchung Mountains. The facility is easily accessible from Routes 22, 24, and 78. Call the Admitting Office at 908-771-5901 for information about the facility.

In photo: The Activities Therapy staff took a break from running the fun and frightening haunted house at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital.