Category Archives: Medical

ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL INTRODUCES LATEST GENERATION OF GAMMA KNIFE TECHNOLOGY

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJ) New Brunswick is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer the Leksell Gamma Knife Icon, the most precise stereotactic radiosurgery system (SRS) currently available to patients diagnosed with primary and secondary brain tumors, vascular disorders, refractory pain, and movement disorders.

Treatments using the new Icon System can now be planned and guided by a frameless approach, when appropriate. The frameless mask solution is one of several new features of Icon and is integrated with a high-definition motion management system. Continue reading ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL INTRODUCES LATEST GENERATION OF GAMMA KNIFE TECHNOLOGY

Grassroots NJ Cancer Foundation supports Jefferson Hospital Mission Trip to Haiti

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has one of the top ranked ear, nose and Throat (ENT) programs in the United States. The physicians within the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Jefferson believe this top-ranked care should not be limited to those who can travel to Philadelphia. Through the Complex Head and Neck Care and Education (CHANCE) program, they’re able to expand their impact and give individuals suffering from a complex thyroid disease or head injury in Haiti a better chance of surviving.  Continue reading Grassroots NJ Cancer Foundation supports Jefferson Hospital Mission Trip to Haiti

RWJUH Somerset Becomes First Hospital in N.J. to Offer Specialized Primary Care Services for the LGBTQIA Community

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset (RWJS) will become the first hospital in New Jersey to offer specialized primary care services for the LGBTQIA community when the hospital opens PROUD Family Health at the RWJ Somerset Family Practice on Monday, Jan. 30. Continue reading RWJUH Somerset Becomes First Hospital in N.J. to Offer Specialized Primary Care Services for the LGBTQIA Community

RWJUH Physician First in N.J. to Perform New Procedure for Chronic Ear Disease

Michael S. Goldrich, MD, FACS, board-certified otolaryngologist at University Otolaryngology Associates and the Department of Otolaryngology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), recently became the first physician in New Jersey to perform a new procedure calledACCLARENT AERA™ Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation for the treatment of chronic obstruction of the Eustachian tube or Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD). This procedure and the medical equipment utilized during it were approved by the FDA in September 2016 for patients 22 years and older. The treatment is now being offered at RWJUH in New Brunswick. Continue reading RWJUH Physician First in N.J. to Perform New Procedure for Chronic Ear Disease

Immediate Care announces opening of Lacey urgent care clinic

Immediate Care is proud to announce the opening of their newest urgent care facility in Lacey, NJ.  The center, located at 833 Lacey Road in the Lacey Medical Arts Building, is scheduled to open its doors the first week of January. This is the company’s fifth urgent care center, adding to their other locations in Toms River, Hazlet, East Windsor and Red Bank.

Committed to providing convenient, quality medical services, Immediate Care offers treatment of non-life threatening illnesses and injuries.  From sports injuries to ear infections, their walk-in services provide patients a fast and cost-effective alternative to the emergency room. The center will be open seven days a week, including most holidays, from 8am-8pm weekdays and 8am-4pm on weekends.

In addition to urgent care, the center will also provide services such as pre-employment, sports and school physicals, occupational health services and vaccinations/immunizations. Both x-ray and laboratory services will be available on site. The center will be staffed by physicians and nurse practitioners and no appointment will be necessary.

The mission of Immediate Care is to consistently provide superior quality and compassionate care by combining medical expertise with understanding and sincerity. They offer cost-effective and convenient services while consistently focusing on exceptional patient care.

For a full list of healthcare services or to learn more about Immediate Care, please visit www.immcare.com.

March of Dimes Nominates Nurse at Preferred for Nurse of the Year Award

The March of Dimes has nominated Trisha Gibe, Cedarville, N.J., Nurse of the Year. Gibe is the director of nursing in the Galloway, N.J., branch of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), Eatontown, which has offices throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Continue reading March of Dimes Nominates Nurse at Preferred for Nurse of the Year Award

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is First in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to use St. Jude Medical Infinity™ Deep Brain Stimulation System for Treatment of Movement Disorders

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) in partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is the first facility in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to use the St. Jude Medical Infinity™ Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System, an advanced treatment option recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients with Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. Continue reading Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is First in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to use St. Jude Medical Infinity™ Deep Brain Stimulation System for Treatment of Movement Disorders

Heartsaver Adult/Child CPR w/AED Course

Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce will be facilitating a Heartsaver Adult/Child CPR w/AED course. The CPR certification is a video-driven course taught under the guidelines of the American Heart Association. The course will cover assessment and CPR techniques for the adult and child. It will also review how to help a choking victim and use an AED (automated external defibrillator). Continue reading Heartsaver Adult/Child CPR w/AED Course

RWJ SOMERSET EARNS SECOND CONSECUTIVE MAGNET® DESIGNATION FOR NURSING EXCELLENCE

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJ) Somerset has earned Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the second consecutive time.

With this achievement, RWJ Somerset retains its place among an elite group of health care providers that belong to the Magnet® community.  Approximately 7% of hospitals in the nation have achieved Magnet® recognition. RWJ New Brunswick’s campus also earned Magnet® recognition for the fifth consecutive year last month. Continue reading RWJ SOMERSET EARNS SECOND CONSECUTIVE MAGNET® DESIGNATION FOR NURSING EXCELLENCE