Somerset County – Forked River Gazette http://www.forkedrivergazette.com Forked River Gazette Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:51:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/cropped-Forked-River-Gazette-Logo-32x32.png Somerset County – Forked River Gazette http://www.forkedrivergazette.com 32 32 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset to host 9th annual Steeplechase Distance Run http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/robert-wood-johnson-university-hospital-somerset-host-9th-annual-steeplechase-distance-run/ Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:07:04 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=31709 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, a member of RWJBarnabas Health, will host its 9th Annual Steeplechase Distance Run on September 24, 2017. The event features a 10K run, 5K run, 2-mile walk and kids’ sprints. New this year is a 100-mile summer challenge “Giving in Action” which encourages participants to log 97 miles … Continue reading Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset to host 9th annual Steeplechase Distance Run

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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, a member of RWJBarnabas Health, will host its 9th Annual Steeplechase Distance Run on September 24, 2017. The event features a 10K run, 5K run, 2-mile walk and kids’ sprints. New this year is a 100-mile summer challenge “Giving in Action” which encourages participants to log 97 miles between June 20 and September 24th and finish with a 5K at the Steeplechase Distance Run to earn a commemorative 100-mile finisher’s badge and support the Cancer Center. All proceeds from the race benefit the Steeplechase Cancer Center at RWJUH Somerset.

“This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Steeplechase Cancer Center and The Steeplechase Distance Run has played a key role in raising awareness of and enhancing the cancer care services that the Center has provided our community for the past decade,” says Cynthia Lee, MD, FACS, Breast Surgeon at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset and an avid runner who founded the event. “The event helps raise funds that allow us to provide patients and community members with the services they need to live longer and healthier lives. With our new 100-mile summer challenge “Giving in Action” we challenge participants to lead a heathier lifestyle and encourage individuals to reach the 100-mile mark at our event and celebrate their personal accomplishment while also making a difference in the lives of those in our community impacted by cancer.”

The Steeplechase Distance Run begins and ends at Amsterdam Elementary School in Hillsborough. The 10K run includes a flat and rolling course running through the scenic neighborhoods and landscapes of Hillsborough. The run features start mats, mile clocks and energy stations and is considered a challenging test of speed and endurance. Individuals participating in the 5K Run/Walk will have the option of a two mile turn around offered for our Joint Celebration Group, as well as survivors participating in the walk/run, celebrating a milestone for many of our participants. Children age two to eleven are encouraged to participate in Kids’ Sprints, a 25-100-yard walk designed for children.  Each child will receive a ribbon for completing the walk.  All runs are USA Track and Field (USATF) certified.

Registration is now open and required to participate in the event. To register visit, www.steeplechasedistancerun.com. To be guaranteed a commemorative 100-mile finisher’s medal, participants must register by August 1. Registration for the 10K Run, 5K Run and 2 Mile Walk is $30 until September 19.  After September 19, registration fees are $33 for all entries and $10 for the Kids’ Sprints.  Participants will receive an event t-shirt. Check-in and registration for the Steeplechase Distance Run/Walk will begin at 7:30 a.m.  The 10K race begins at 8:45 a.m. followed by the 5K race at 9:30 a.m. and the Kids’ Sprints at 10:45 a.m. An awards ceremony for the 10K race will begin at 10:15 a.m., followed by an awards ceremony for the 5K race at 11:00 a.m. The event will be held rain or shine.

The Steeplechase Distance Run is organized by Somerset Health Care Foundation, which raises funds for RWJUH Somerset. All proceeds from the event will benefit educational programs for patients and the community at The Steeplechase Cancer Center at RWJUH Somerset. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Steeplechase Cancer Center enables Central New Jersey cancer patients to see their doctors, undergo outpatient treatment and participate in promising cancer research studies – all in one place close to home. The three-story, 63,000-square-foot facility, which opened in 2007, houses radiation therapy services, infusion therapy, breast imaging services, the hospital’s research team, oncologists’ and surgeons’ offices, nutritional counseling, patient navigator services, a patient resource library, the Sanofi US Wellness Boutique and complementary medicine services, such as yoga, t’ai chi, meditation and massage. The Sanofi US Breast Care Program is one of only a select few in New Jersey to achieve full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and has also been named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.

The Steeplechase Cancer Center is nationally accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, demonstrating its commitment to meet the highest standards for comprehensive, high-quality, multidisciplinary patient-centered care.

To learn more about RWJUH, please visit www.rwjuh.edu. Follow us on Twitter at www.rwjuh.edu/twitter and Facebook at www.rwjuh.edu/facebook.

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ANTHONY CAVA NAMED PRESIDENT OF ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SOMERSET http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/anthony-cava-named-president-robert-wood-johnson-university-hospital-somerset/ Wed, 31 May 2017 11:57:30 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=31517 Anthony V. Cava, MS, RPH, FACHE, of Boonton Township, has been named President of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset.   Mr. Cava, who joined the hospital in 2015 as Chief Administrative Officer, has more than 30 years of experience in health care administration. During his tenure at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, Mr. Cava … Continue reading ANTHONY CAVA NAMED PRESIDENT OF ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SOMERSET

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Anthony V. Cava, MS, RPH, FACHE, of Boonton Township, has been named President of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset.   Mr. Cava, who joined the hospital in 2015 as Chief Administrative Officer, has more than 30 years of experience in health care administration.

During his tenure at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, Mr. Cava has overseen significant renovations and growth, including renovations to the hospital’s cardiac catheterization laboratory, maternity unit and main lobby and opening the state’s first primary care services for the LGBTQIA community, a Wound Care Center and a Walgreen’s in the hospital’s Emergency Department. The hospital is currently renovating its Behavioral Health Unit and space for its Vascular Laboratory. Later this year, a three-year cardiology renovation and expansion project and a surgical services department renovation project will begin.

“RWJUH Somerset is fortunate to have Tony in this leadership role,” stated Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer for RWJBarnabas Health.  “His experience and intimate knowledge of the hospital’s operations will enable him to align the facility’s goals with RWJBarnabas Health’s strategic initiatives.”

Before joining RWJBarnabas Health, Mr. Cava served as Chief Operating Officer for Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. His hospital leadership experience also includes positions as Vice President, Strategic Planning/Business Development and Vice President of Operations at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank; Vice President of Operations for Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood; and Vice President of Operations and Administration and Vice President of Clinical Services at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital.

Mr. Cava obtained a bachelor’s of science degree from St. John’s University College of Pharmacy in New York and a master’s of science degree in clinical pharmacy and administration from St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health.

A registered pharmacist, he is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, the New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

He is a member of the board of the Somerset Business Partnership and the Raritan Valley Community College Foundation.

 

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Annual Amazing Saves Picnic Honors Patients, Families, First Responders and Health Care Providers http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/annual-amazing-saves-picnic-honors-patients-families-first-responders-health-care-providers/ Fri, 26 May 2017 14:12:13 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=31461 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 … Continue reading Annual Amazing Saves Picnic Honors Patients, Families, First Responders and Health Care Providers

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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.

The picnic will take place from noon to 5 p.m. at the Black Bear Lake Country Club, 457 Stage Coach Road, in Millstone Township. This family-friendly event will include a buffet lunch, snacks, laser tag, Segway rides, a rock-climbing wall, water sports, paddle boats, mini golf and more. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children between the ages of 4 and 10. Members of the media are also invited to attend.

Along with patients, families, first responders and health care providers, RWJ’s Trauma Team will honor Piscataway, N.J. resident, Gabe Hurley. at this year’s picnic. In 2009, Gabe Hurley was a gifted guitarist and recent college graduate who landed a well-paying information technology job when a devastating car crash changed everything in his world. Hurley’s car was struck by a reckless teen driver leaving him in a severely critical state.

Fortunately, Hurley’s accident occurred near RWJUH, one of only three Level I Trauma Centers in the state, which has a team of highly skilled specialists on-call 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, to respond to trauma cases. Tushar Patel, MD, an attending plastic surgeon at RWJUH who specializes in complex reconstructive surgery was part of the team that responded.

“I have been doing this for 10 years and this was one of the worst facial traumas I have ever seen,” Dr. Patel says. “When he arrived here, both globes (eyes) were ruptured and the tissue in his face was completely de-stabilized.”

A team, which included a neurosurgeon, ophthalmologist and andoral surgeon worked together to assess Hurley’s injuries and determine a course of action. A series of CAT-scans were ordered and doctors performed surgery to stabilize Hurley’s facial skeleton and assess the damage.

The team determined that Hurley needed to have his frontal sinus passage, entire mid-face and jaw reconstructed.  During the 13-hour surgery Dr. Patel also inserted pins in Hurley’s hand to stabilize the bones and help them heal properly.

“We knew he played guitar, so we were more aggressive in our approach,” Dr. Patel explains. “Although Gabe remains blind, he has 100 percent use of his arms and hands. He is one of the most appreciative patients that I have ever had. He’s put what happened behind him and he’s moving forward every day.”

The respect between patient and surgeon is mutual.

“To come from where I was to where I am now, is a testament to his work. I give him a lot of credit for giving me the ability to play guitar again,” said Hurley of Dr. Patel.

Today Hurley uses this tragedy to educate others –serving as a motivational speaker who inspires thousands of youths across New Jersey each year.

“I want to help other kids look past any obstacles they face and see what they can achieve in life,” he says.

Hurley, his family and friends will salute the first responders who came to his aid and his entire healthcare team at the 7th Annual Amazing Saves Picnic. The Amazing Saves Picnic promises a day of fun and celebration, and is open to the public. Registration is required. To register, please call 1-888-MD-RWJUH.

To learn more about RWJUH, please visit www.rwjuh.edu. For a referral to a physician affiliated with RWJUH, please call 1-888-MD-RWJUH. Follow us on Twitter at www.rwjuh.edu/twitter and Facebook at www.rwjuh.edu/facebook.

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Youth Athletes Invited to Participate in Sports Safety Clinic on June 4 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/youth-athletes-invited-participate-sports-safety-clinic-june-4/ Wed, 10 May 2017 12:52:40 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=31031 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, … Continue reading Youth Athletes Invited to Participate in Sports Safety Clinic on June 4

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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.

This event is free and open to the public. Youth will participate in interactive stations including “Warm Up,” “Prevent and Recognize Concussions,” “Nutrition & Hydration” and keep “Head Smart.”

“It’s great that kids are more active, but with that we’re also seeing more concussions, acute injuries and overuse injuries issues like strains and sprains and shin splints,” explained Diana Starace, injury prevention coordinator for RWJUH and Safe Kids Middlesex County. “We want to reach these youth athletes before they develop bad habits, like not eating properly before a game or relying only on sports drinks to keep hydrated, and teach them proper preparation and play habits.”

To participate in the clinic, individuals must have tickets for the Patriots game. Purchase discounted game tickets and register for the clinic at www.somersetpatriots.com/tickets/groups and click the “Group Portal Login” button (located on the bottom right of the screen). Then use code RWJBSSC.

Coaches who register their teams to participate in the “Team Challenge” advance of the event will qualify to win a team prize.

Sunday, June 4, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

TD Bank Ballpark

 860 E. Main Street

Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807

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SENATOR BATEMAN HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE MAY 11 AT ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/senator-bateman-hosts-blood-drive-may-11-robert-wood-johnson-university-hospital/ Sat, 06 May 2017 12:19:24 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=30876 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. … Continue reading SENATOR BATEMAN HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE MAY 11 AT ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

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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.

All donations collected through the drive will remain on campus to help patients.  Having the drive at the Steeplechase Cancer Center allows donors to understand where  much of the blood and blood products will be going to assist cancer patients.

Each donation has the potential to save two lives. Over more than 35 years, Senator Bateman has donated enough whole blood and platelets to save 100 people.  He invites the public to join him on May 11 to continue to help neighbors in need of this type of treatment.

“There is always a strong need for donors –  first timers as well as those who haven’t given in a while,” said Christia Keyte, supervisor, Blood Services, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. “Only a small segment of the population donates blood, while millions more are eligible to give.”

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old (or age 16 with parental consent), feel well at the time of donation, eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluid before donating and bring photo identification.

First-time and returning donors who have questions about whether health conditions, medications and travel would preclude them from donating should call Blood Services at 908-685-2926.

Appointments are encouraged and can be made online at https://www.rwjuhdonorclub.org.

 

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Youth Athletes Invited to Participate in Sports Safety Clinic on June 4 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/youth-athletes-invited-participate-sports-safety-clinic-april-23/ Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:45:56 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=30558 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, … Continue reading Youth Athletes Invited to Participate in Sports Safety Clinic on June 4

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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.

This event is free and open to the public. Youth will participate in interactive stations including “Warm Up,” “Prevent and Recognize Concussions,” “Nutrition & Hydration” and keep “Head Smart.”

“It’s great that kids are more active, but with that we’re also seeing more concussions, acute injuries and overuse injuries issues like strains and sprains and shin splints,” explained Diana Starace, injury prevention coordinator for RWJUH and Safe Kids Middlesex County. “We want to reach these youth athletes before they develop bad habits, like not eating properly before a game or relying only on sports drinks to keep hydrated, and teach them proper preparation and play habits.”

To participate in the clinic, individuals must have tickets for the Patriots game. Purchase discounted game tickets and register for the clinic at www.somersetpatriots.com/tickets/groups and click the “Group Portal Login” button (located on the bottom right of the screen). Then use code RWJBSSC.

Coaches who register their teams to participate in the “Team Challenge” advance of the event will qualify to win a team prize.

 

EVENT:                  Sports Safety Clinic

DATE/TIME:         Sunday, June 4, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

LOCATION:          TD Bank Ballpark

860 E. Main Street

Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807

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PROUD Family Health Office Ribbon Cutting http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/proud-family-health-office-ribbon-cutting/ Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:35:26 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=29601 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 … Continue reading PROUD Family Health Office Ribbon Cutting

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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).

L to R: Christian Fuscarino, executive director, Garden State Equality, Michael Antoniades, president and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; Amy Mansue, president, Southern Region, RWJBarnabas Health; Nicole Brownstein, president, the Pride Center of New Jersey; Dennis Sullivan, Somerville Borough Council; Dr. Lalitha Hansch, director, Somerset Family Practice; Jackie Baras, RN, facilitator, Transgender Family Support Group at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset; Trina Parks, corporate chief diversity and inclusion officer, RWJBarnabas Health;Tony Cava, chief administrative officer, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset; Peter Palmer, Somerset County Freeholder; Steve Jones, chief academic officer, RWJBarnabas Health; Milt Anderson, chief administrative officer, RWJBarnabas Health; and Dr. Jim Salwitz, president, medical/dental staff, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick.

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WOMAN BORN AT ORIGINAL SOMERSET HOSPITAL GIVES BACK WITH LIFETIME DONATIONS http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/woman-born-original-somerset-hospital-gives-back-lifetime-donations/ Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:17:12 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=29530 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 … Continue reading WOMAN BORN AT ORIGINAL SOMERSET HOSPITAL GIVES BACK WITH LIFETIME DONATIONS

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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.

In the late 1980s, Kramer began volunteering at the hospital by knitting baby caps and slippers to keep patients warm during their stay. Over 25 years, she knit a total of 900 pairs of slippers – in three different sizes and a multitude of colors – all for hospital patients.

When arthritis rendered her unable to knit in 2007, Kramer continued to contribute to the hospital’s growth with financial donations. Through her volunteer work, she developed a close friendship with Jane Jermyn, the hospital’s former director of Volunteer Services, who later became director of donor relations for Somerset Health Care Foundation, the hospital’s fundraising arm. Kramer started supporting the hospital in 1989 with a gift of $50.

Over the past 30 years, she has donated nearly $40,000 to the hospital, including a recent $16,000 pledge. A portion of her donations are earmarked to support the hospital’s Rapid Response Team, which evaluates patients who have had sudden changes in their health to ensure prompt treatment or transfer to the Intensive Care Unit, if needed.

“Somerset has always been special to me,” says Ms. Kramer, who grew up in Bound Brook and has lived in Bridgewater – just down the street from the hospital –  for the past 19 years. “I just want to do what I can to help the hospital.”

Kramer’s father contributed to her first memories of the early Somerset Hospital, retelling stories about the April day she was born in the former Lord Mansion. Since men were not allowed to be in the room during childbirth, her father sat outside on the steps waiting to hear the news about his new daughter. Throughout Kramer’s life, her family relied on Somerset Hospital for the healthcare, which later became Somerset Medical Center in 1978 and merged with RWJUH in New Brunswick in 2014.Robert Wood Johnson Health System merged with Barnabas Health in April, 2016

Although she is fortunate to only have had to come to the hospital for minor health issues in recent years, Kramer has maintained close ties to the hospital through the Somerset Health Care Foundation and its director, Stephen F. Izzo. She is committed to supporting the continued growth of the facility, which has expanded its footprint on Rehill Avenue to encompass two parking garages, the South Fuld Building, a Somerset Family Practice Center and the Steeplechase Cancer Center. Since Kramer’s first donation in 1989, the medical center has completed a $15 million expansion that included a new Same Day Center, Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Clinical Laboratory and a 3,000-foot addition to the Emergency Care Center.

For more information about how you can support Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, call the Somerset Health Care Foundation at 908-685-2885 or visit www.shcfdn.org.

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BOUND BROOK WOMEN OF THE MOOSE RAISE $4,800 TO SUPPORT THE STEEPLECHASE CANCER CENTER http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/bound-brook-women-moose-raise-4800-support-steeplechase-cancer-center/ Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:03:11 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=29448 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 … Continue reading BOUND BROOK WOMEN OF THE MOOSE RAISE $4,800 TO SUPPORT THE STEEPLECHASE CANCER CENTER

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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.

Attending the check presentation at The Steeplechase Cancer Center were, from left to right: Dr. Kathleen Toomey, medical director of The Steeplechase Cancer Center, Carol Livak, of the Bound Brook Women of the Moose #1232, Mary Mackenzie of the Bound Brook Women of the Moose #1232, Donna Castronovo, major gifts officer, Somerset Health Care Foundation, Dorothy Ponte of the Bound Brook Women of the Moose #1232 and Deirdre Blaus, director of the Steeplechase Cancer Center.

The Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset enables Central New Jersey cancer patients to see their doctors, undergo outpatient treatment and participate in promising cancer research studies – all in one place close to home. The three-story, 63,000-square-foot facility, which opened in 2007, houses radiation therapy services, infusion therapy, breast imaging services, a clinical research team, oncology rehabilitation, oncologists’ and surgeons’ offices, complementary medicine services, nutritional counseling, patient navigator services, a patient resource library and the Sanofi US Wellness Boutique. For more information, visit www.steeplechasecancercenter.com.

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Comedian Tracey Conway to Headline Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Heart Month Event on February 21 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/comedian-tracey-conway-headline-robert-wood-johnson-university-hospitals-heart-month-event-february-21/ Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:30:11 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=29308 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 … Continue reading Comedian Tracey Conway to Headline Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Heart Month Event on February 21

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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.

Through Conway’s personal account, “Matters of the Heart: Dying to Go On” will take an informative look at cardiovascular health and wellness to raise heart health awareness in the local community. Conway, a former writer/performer on Comedy Central’s Almost Live! uses her reclaimed life to retell the story of her sudden death and miraculous recovery through a touching, yet witty, program titled “Drop Dead Gorgeous.” Now living a healthy and active life thanks to a life-saving Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), Conway is set to prove that there is indeed life after a heart attack.

During the program, RWJUH physicians will instruct attendees on how to reduce their risk of heart disease, identify the symptoms of a heart attack, diagnosis and treatment, and more. Presenters will include Subhashini Gowda and Issam MoussaSubhashini Gowda, MD, electrophysiologist at RWJUH, and Issam Moussa, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Chief of Cardiology at RWJUH.

“Matters of the Heart: Dying to Go On” will begin at 5:30 p.m. and includes dinner. Tickets are $25. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, please call 1-888-MD RWJUH or 1-888-637-9584.  The Imperia is located at 1714 Easton Avenue in Somerset, NJ.

To learn more about RWJUH, please visit www.rwjuh.edu. For a referral to a physician affiliated with RWJUH, please call 1-888-MD-RWJUH. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/rwjuh and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RWJUH.

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