Newark Beth Israel unveils Giantomasi Family Community Room

High-tech 800-square-foot meeting space is part of historic renovation at medical center

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s new community room will be named the “Giantomasi Family Community Room,” in honor of the family’s ongoing commitment to the organization.

Frank Giantomasi, a well-known and highly respected real estate lawyer who has worked in Newark for decades, serves as the chair of the board of trustees of Newark Beth Israel.

His family dedicated $200,000 to the creation of the new community room as part of the medical center’s historic Newark Strong project, a renovation that includes a new 17,500-square-foot glass-enclosed lobby, expanded adult and pediatric emergency departments, a new critical care unit, hybrid operating rooms and a new geriatric unit.

The Giantomasi Family Community Room will be an 800-square-foot meeting space, located on the upper level of the new lobby.

The space will be glass-enclosed, overlooking Lyons Avenue, and will include a 113-inch drop-down screen with HD LCD projector, recessed ceiling speakers and a modern audio/visual system including in-room cameras to facilitate state-of-the-art video conferencing.

Newark Beth CEO Darrell Terry saluted Giantomasi, a name partner and an Executive Committee member of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi.

“I have great personal and professional respect and admiration for Francis Giantomasi’s leadership, and for the Giantomasi family,” he said. “It is an honor to work alongside Frank to ensure that we deliver on our mission as an anchor institution, increasing access and meeting the needs of the communities we serve.

“This contribution further demonstrates his family’s commitment to the city of Newark and to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s role as an essential member of the community.”

Giantomasi said he was happy to be able to give back a community that has given so much to him.

“As a son of Newark, I understand the tremendous impact that Newark Beth Israel Medical Center has on this city and, more specifically, on the South Ward,” he said. “Newark Beth Israel is more than a world-class hospital, it is a trusted community partner that is creating opportunities for local families, businesses and organizations to thrive.”