Category Archives: Somerset County

Annual Amazing Saves Picnic Honors Patients, Families, First Responders and Health Care Providers

The Level I Trauma Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) will celebrate incredible patient saves and pay tribute to the contributions and dedication of the first responders and health care professionals who are on the front lines of trauma and emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during its seventh annual Amazing Saves Picnic on Sunday, June 3, 2017. Continue reading Annual Amazing Saves Picnic Honors Patients, Families, First Responders and Health Care Providers

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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SENATOR BATEMAN HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE MAY 11 AT ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) is hosting a blood drive to benefit patients at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. The drive will take place on Thursday, May 11 from 2:30- 7:30 p.m. at the hospital’s Steeplechase Cancer Center, 30 Rehill Ave., Somerville.

Bateman, a longtime blood and platelet donor, understands the importance of sharing. “There’s no substitute for blood, and patients need it urgently, and the only way these life-saving treatments are going to be available is when volunteers regularly give blood,” he said. Continue reading SENATOR BATEMAN HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE MAY 11 AT ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

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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PROUD Family Health Office Ribbon Cutting

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset became the first hospital in New Jersey to offer specialized primary care services for the LGBTQIA community opening its PROUD Family Health at the RWJ Somerset Family Practice. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the PROUD Family Health office on February 8th to celebrate its opening. PROUD Family Health provides services tailored to meet the unique health care needs of the LGBTQIA community in a safe, supportive environment. Services include primary medical care for children and adults, hormone therapy and monitoring, HIV care, health education, counseling, support groups and referrals for specialty services such as behavioral health services. PROUD Family Health is open on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-855- PROUD-FH (1-855-776-8334). Continue reading PROUD Family Health Office Ribbon Cutting

WOMAN BORN AT ORIGINAL SOMERSET HOSPITAL GIVES BACK WITH LIFETIME DONATIONS

Born in the original Somerset Hospital in 1925, Ruth Kramer grew up with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset both in her backyard, and in her heart. As RWJUH Somerset grew from a modest 24-bed former mansion along East Main Street to a sprawling 355-bed medical center on Rehill Ave, Ruth Kramer, a long-time Somerset resident, has witnessed the hospital’s growth as a long-time hospital volunteer and donor. Continue reading WOMAN BORN AT ORIGINAL SOMERSET HOSPITAL GIVES BACK WITH LIFETIME DONATIONS

BOUND BROOK WOMEN OF THE MOOSE RAISE $4,800 TO SUPPORT THE STEEPLECHASE CANCER CENTER

The Bound Brook Women of the Moose #1232 recently presented a check for $4,766 to Somerset Health Care Foundation to support The Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. The funds were raised through the group’s annual spaghetti dinner, which included raffles of baskets donated by members and local businesses and program ad sales. Monetary donations from members and local businesses were also collected to support the cancer center. Since 2011, the Bound Brook Women of the Moose #1232 has raised more than $36,000 for the cancer center through their spaghetti dinners. Continue reading BOUND BROOK WOMEN OF THE MOOSE RAISE $4,800 TO SUPPORT THE STEEPLECHASE CANCER CENTER

Comedian Tracey Conway to Headline Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Heart Month Event on February 21

As an Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian, Tracey Conway is often described as “drop-dead funny.” But when she collapsed on stage from sudden cardiac arrest in 1995, Conway’s comedy sketch about the ER became real life, requiring six defibrillator shocks to bring her back to life. Turning her sudden death into a comedic, yet educational experience, Conway will share her story at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s (RWJUH) annual Heart Month event, “Matters of the Heart,” on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Imperia in Somerset. Continue reading Comedian Tracey Conway to Headline Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Heart Month Event on February 21

Eighth Annual Steeplechase Distance Run Nets $30,000 to Benefit the Steeplechase Cancer Center at RWJ Somerset

More than 1,000 community members, including runners, walkers, cancer survivors, physicians, family and friends, gathered in Hillsborough on Saturday, September 25 to participate in the Eighth Annual Steeplechase Distance Run, netting over $30,000 for the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset (RWJUH). Participants ranging from 9 to 99 joined together to honor survivors, the memory of loved ones and to celebrate personal stories of recovery. Organized by the Somerset Health Care Foundation and presented by Diamond-level sponsor Care One at Somerset Valley, the event featured a 10K run, 5K run, 2-mile walk, kids’ sprints, music, refreshments and more over a scenic course in the central New Jersey town.

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RWJUH 10th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) hosted its 10th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event, The Best Kept Secret: Dense Breast Tissue, on October 6 at The Imperia in Somerset, N.J. RWJUH hosts a breast cancer awareness event each year to provide the community an opportunity to join together for an evening of learning about an important health topic related to breast cancer. Continue reading RWJUH 10th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event