Basie Center, Hackensack Meridian Health join forces for HeartHealthExpo with NBC Today Show expert Joy Bauer

(RED BANK – JAN. 24) The Count Basie Center for the Arts and Riverview Medical Center will present HearthealthExpo at the Basie’s Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre, 99 Monmouth Street in Red Bank, on Sunday, February 9 from 1-5pm.

Joy Bauer, the noted NBC Today Show expert, best-selling author and leading health authority, will headline the free community event, which will also feature screenings, educational opportunities and a showcase of Riverview Medical Center services.

Tickets for this event are free, but most be downloaded in advance at The first 1,000 people in attendance will receive a complimentary copy of Joy Bauer’s latest book, Yummy Yoga.

“I’m super excited to participate in Count Basie’s Center and Riverview Medical Center’s HeartHealthExpo,” said Bauer, the prolific New York Times best-selling author with 14 bestsellers to her credit. “I’ll be dishing out simple and manageable tricks to help you lose weight, boost energy, and improve your overall health—so you can live your best life!”

Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center is excited to provide screenings, education and showcase our cardiac services at the HeartHealthExpo starring Joy Bauer at the Count Basie Center for the Arts,” said Kelli O’Brien, chief hospital executive, Riverview Medical Center.  “From early detection of heart problems to the most innovative treatment and rehabilitation programs, Riverview offers comprehensive cardiac care, close to home and we look forward to featuring our services along with one of the world’s leading authorities on health and weight loss.”

“Health, wellness and the arts are vital hallmarks of a vibrant and productive society,” said Adam Philipson, President / CEO, Count Basie Center for the Arts. “The Basie Center is proud to partner with Joy Bauer and Riverview Health Center in providing this important, informative, and – best of all – free day of learning for the community.”

In addition to Bauer’s headline presentation, HeartHealthExpo will feature an onstage roundtable of Hackensack Meridian Health physicians and researchers, moderated by Alla Rabinovich, MBA, chief operating officer, Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation, and sponsored by the Women’s Heart Fund. An interactive “Teddy Bear Clinic” for children, a demo of breakthrough DiVinci robotic surgery technology, information on physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation, and BMI screenings will also be available.