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

FOR RELEASE: April 12, 2011
CONTACT: Margaret “Peggy” Salisbury (908) 771-5730
Norma T. Sheld (908) 771-5815

St. Patrick’s Day Party at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital


It was more than just the wearing of the green at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County’s St. Patrick’s Day party. Rebecca Stein of Berkeley Heights (center), part of The Deidre Shay School of Irish Step Dancing took a moment to join facility residents Joan Nizio, Secretary of RUNNELLS Resident Council (left), formerly of Linden and Lidia Orellana (right), formerly of Cranford. Rebecca and the entire dance company had everyone clapping madly in appreciation of their exceptional skill.

“It was a wonderful chance for me to meet some the residents and patients at RUNNELLS Hospital and dance with them,” said Union County Freeholder Linda Carter of Plainfield. “The Activities Therapy Department knows how to throw a great party.”

Situated on a 45-acre mountain top tract of land in Berkeley Heights that offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the Watchung Mountains, RUNNELLS has 300 nursing care beds and 44 beds on Cornerstone, the behavioral health units. The facility is easily accessible from Routes 22, 24, and 78. The hospital can be reached by calling (908) 771-5700.