Category Archives: Medical

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

Youth Athletes Invited to Participate in Sports Safety Clinic on June 4

With more children today playing organized sports on school, recreation or travel teams than there ever have been – and starting at a younger age than in the past – there also has been a spike in injuries, both statewide and nationally. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), in partnership with Safe Kids New Jersey, invites youth athletes in grades one through six, their parents and their coaches to learn how to “Play Safer, Smarter, Stronger, Faster” on June 4 at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, home of the Somerset Patriots.

Continue reading Youth Athletes Invited to Participate in Sports Safety Clinic on June 4

AtlantiCare earns ninth place in DiversityInc 2017 Top 12 Hospitals and Health Systems list

AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, has earned ninth place on the DiversityInc’s 2017 Top Hospitals and Health Systems List. The specialty list included 12 hospitals or health systems from across the country.

DiversityInc announced the list at its diversity and inclusion keystone event at Cipriani Wall Street, New York, NY Tuesday, May 2. Nilda Mahrer, AtlantiCare Human Resources Programs manager, and Sathi Sathiyanesan, Operating Systems engineer III, AtlantiCare Information Technology, attended the event on behalf of AtlantiCare. Continue reading AtlantiCare earns ninth place in DiversityInc 2017 Top 12 Hospitals and Health Systems list