Category Archives: Medical

Three RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Recognized as 2017 Top Hospitals

Jersey City Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, three RWJBarnabas Health facilities, were recognized as Top Teaching Hospitals in 2017 by The Leapfrog Group. Widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors an American hospital can receive, the recognition underscores all three facilities’ commitment to patient safety and quality.

“The Top Hospital recognition is a testament to the tremendous team efforts of our entire staff, who work together to deliver our patients premier care,” said Joseph Scott, FACHE, Executive Vice President for RWJBarnabas Health and President and CEO for Jersey City Medical Center. “We are committed to achieving the highest levels of quality in both care and education at Jersey City Medical Center.” Continue reading Three RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Recognized as 2017 Top Hospitals

New Blood Pressure Guidelines Highlight Need for Greater Awareness and Proactive Treatment

 According to new guidelines issued on November 13 by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, 46% of U.S. adults – around 103 million Americans, are now considered to be in the high blood pressure range. Under the previous guidelines, which had not been updated in over a decade, only 32% of U.S. adults (or 72 million Americans) were considered to be living with high blood pressure. The new guidelines state that individuals who have a significant risk for cardiovascular disease or have established cardiovascular disease should be treated for high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, at a measurement of 130/80, as opposed to the previous standard of 140/90. Continue reading New Blood Pressure Guidelines Highlight Need for Greater Awareness and Proactive Treatment

COOPERMAN FAMILY PAVILION USHERS IN NEW ERA OF FAMILY-CENTERED CARE AT SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER

Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a flagship facility of RWJBarnabas Health, unveiled a soaring, five-story, 241,000 square-foot addition to the Livingston medical center this week. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, renowned for its high-quality clinical care and medical services, received a $25 million gift from Leon and Toby Cooperman, which provided the catalyst for the construction of the vast expansion to the medical center, to be named the Cooperman Family Pavilion.

“The extraordinary Cooperman Family Pavilion exemplifies the remarkable care that is provided at this award-winning medical center,” said Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabas Health. “This new addition will not only advance the health and well-being of the communities we serve, but also offer an environment that will improve the patient experience and mirror the level of clinical innovation and family-centered care that has become a mainstay at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.” Continue reading COOPERMAN FAMILY PAVILION USHERS IN NEW ERA OF FAMILY-CENTERED CARE AT SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER

Preferred Home Health Care Awards Four Nursing Scholarships

Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Inc. (PHHC), with headquarters in Eatontown, N.J., has announced the winners of four $500 scholarships to benefit New Jersey and Pennsylvania undergraduate nursing students. The scholarship awards were based on an application and an essay explaining what inspired each applicant to attend nursing school.

The PHHC scholarship winners are Joan Leung Lo Hing, Ocean Grove; Rosemarie Davis, Iselin; Darlene Johnson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Rebecca de Jong, Somerset, N.J. Continue reading Preferred Home Health Care Awards Four Nursing Scholarships

Acelleron Medical Products Announces Recent Opening of Human Milk Depot

Acelleron Medical Products, a durable medical equipment (DME) company acquired by Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, Eatontown, N.J, recently opened a human milk depot, the first in Pennsylvania, in partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast (MMBNE). Acelleron is known throughout the Northeast as a leading breast pump provider that provides home medical devices primarily for maternal and respiratory health.

Women from Pennsylvania and New Jersey will now be able to drop off their milk at the Acelleron depot, 3331 Street Road, Suite 440, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, for shipment to Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast. Continue reading Acelleron Medical Products Announces Recent Opening of Human Milk Depot

RWJBARNABAS HEALTH AND RUTGERS UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP CREATING THE STATE’S PREMIER ACADEMIC HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers University today announced plans to partner and create the state’s largest academic health care system dedicated to providing high-quality patient care, leading-edge research and world-class health and medical education that will transform and advance health care in New Jersey.

Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, RWJBarnabas Health President and CEO Barry H. Ostrowsky and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Chancellor Brian Strom provided details of the new partnership outlined in a formal Letter of Intent during a ceremony at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick.

The new venture will enhance the delivery and accessibility of evidence-based health care across the state; boost the recruitment of prominent academic, research and clinical practitioners; and strengthen the advancement of health science innovation and education. Continue reading RWJBARNABAS HEALTH AND RUTGERS UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP CREATING THE STATE’S PREMIER ACADEMIC HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

RWJUH Golf Incentive for Blood Donations to Combat Anticipated Summer Supply Shortage

Each summer, hospitals across the state experience a major drop in blood donations. Fewer donors creates a critical, and sometimes, emergency need for blood to assist local patients. The Somerset County Parks Commission is offering a round of free golf to blood donors at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset in Somerville during July and August to combat what is expected to be an urgent need. Continue reading RWJUH Golf Incentive for Blood Donations to Combat Anticipated Summer Supply Shortage

Award-winning Journalist, Tamron Hall, to Serve as Guest Speaker for the 22nd Annual Power of Pink Luncheon

The Women’s Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center will host the 22nd Annual Power of Pink Luncheon, an event that benefits the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center, on Thursday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Guggenheim Library at Monmouth University. Continue reading Award-winning Journalist, Tamron Hall, to Serve as Guest Speaker for the 22nd Annual Power of Pink Luncheon

RWJBarnabas Health Expands Access to Rapid Diagnosis and Treatment for Stroke Through Telemedicine

Approximately 800,000 people suffer from stroke each year.  Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death, and is a leading cause of disability in the United States. Despite these alarming numbers, the vast majority of Americans are unable to identify the signs of a stroke. RWJBarnabas Health urges people to learn the signs and symptoms of a stroke and provides information on increases access to care for after diagnosis and treatment. Continue reading RWJBarnabas Health Expands Access to Rapid Diagnosis and Treatment for Stroke Through Telemedicine

RWJUH NURSING EDUCATION SPECIALIST MYRNA YOUNG RECEIVES GLOBAL NURSING RECOGNITION AWARD

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Nursing Education Specialist and North Brunswick resident Myrna Young, MSN, RN, CNOR, received the 2017 Global Nursing Recognition Award during the first annual celebration of International Nurses Day which was held at the United Nations today.

Young was honored for her contributions to advancing nursing education and her service to the profession and the community worldwide. Continue reading RWJUH NURSING EDUCATION SPECIALIST MYRNA YOUNG RECEIVES GLOBAL NURSING RECOGNITION AWARD