Category Archives: Medical

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.

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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

“Celebrating Wellness” and “Mental Health Provider Fair” To Be Held At Toms River Library

The Ocean County Library, in partnership with the Mental Health Awareness Committee of Ocean County and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), will host “Celebrating Wellness”, an awards ceremony and a “Mental Health Provider Fair” from 4:30 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 3.

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JERSEY SHORE COUNTRY FANS DONATE OVER $111,000 TO FIGHT PEDIATRIC CANCER

Last Friday evening was the culmination of the 4th Annual Thunder 106 Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon to benefit St Jude’s Research Hospital, presented by Santander.

The radiothon aired LIVE on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21 on Jersey Shore country music radio station WKMK, “Thunder 106.3/106.5” and featured stories of families treated at St. Jude Research Hospital, as well as county celebrity vignettes.  Continue reading JERSEY SHORE COUNTRY FANS DONATE OVER $111,000 TO FIGHT PEDIATRIC CANCER

Immediate Care Announces Opening of their Newest Center in Brick

Immediate Care is proud to announce the opening of their newest urgent care in Brick Township.  Located at 8 Brick Plaza, the facility will open Saturday, April 22 with a full staff of experienced physicians and nurse practitioners. This is the seventh urgent care center for Immediate Care, with other locations in Toms River, Lacey, Hazlet, Red Bank, Edison and East Windsor.

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