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.
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
David Vail ran the 5K race at the Steeplechase Distance Run three years ago with his wife, Linda, to mark their 40th wedding anniversary, finishing first in his age category. This year, he will be helping to lead the event’s 5K walk to mark another personal milestone – the one-year anniversary of his diagnosis with lymphoma. Continue reading 8th ANNUAL STEEPLECHASE DISTANCE RUN BENEFITS STEEPLECHASE CANCER CENTER AT RWJ SOMERSET
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) will be hosting Healthfest 2016, focusing on the importance of sleep to promote healthy sleep habits and prevent sleep deprivation. Arianna Huffington will headline the annual community event set to take place on June 28, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Imperia, located at 1714 Easton Avenue in Somerset, N.J. Continue reading Arianna Huffington Will Headline RWJUH’s Healthfest 2016
The Basilone Memorial Foundation has just announced a $50,000 pledge to support the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset.
The non-profit organization was founded in 2014 by Kim Van Note and Donald Tozzi, both of Raritan, to commemorate John Basilone, Van Note’s uncle and a Raritan native who was killed in combat in World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine to receive both the Medal of Honor and Navy Cross Award. Continue reading Basilone Memorial Foundation Pledges $50,000 to Support Steeplechase Cancer Center at RWJUH Somerset
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset has opened a new Laboratory Patient Service Center at the Steeplechase Cancer Center, 30 Rehill Ave., Somerville. Continue reading RWJ Somerset Opens New Laboratory Service Center
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Jersey to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-24, 2016. Continue reading President Declares Disaster for the State of New Jersey
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset and The Pride Center of New Jersey have launched a new Transgender Family Support Group – the first of its kind in the region – to help spouses, partners and adult children better understand, accept and cope with their transgender family members. The first meeting will be held Thursday, March 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, 110 Rehill Ave., Somerville.
“At the Robert Wood Johnson Health System, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our mission,” said Cheri Wilson, director, Diversity and Inclusion at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. “We recognize the unique issues and challenges that our transgender patients and their families face and we are pleased to partner with The Pride Center to offer this important new resource for families in our community.” Continue reading RWJUH Somerset and The Pride Center of New Jersey to Launch the Region’s First Transgender Family Support Group This Month
A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) can be shocking and devastating news that can quickly turn a family upside down. The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) offers many resources to help, including a free conference for New Jersey-area residents living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their families and care partners. On Saturday, April 9, 2016, APDA’s NJ Chapter will host the annual Living Well With Parkinson’s Disease Conference – a special day to help people understand the PD journey, cope with their diagnosis, and ultimately live their best lives. Featured keynote speaker, Tim Hague Sr., will inspire and motivate attendees with his own personal story of Parkinson’s, how he didn’t let it stop him from winning The Amazing Race Canada, and his overall positive outlook on life with PD. Continue reading AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION NJ CHAPTER HOSTS FREE CONFERENCE FOR PEOPLE WITH PD
Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, 110 Rehill Avenue in Somerville, N.J.
The cardiac screening is targeted for athletes ages 14 to 18. The screening will look for major abnormalities known to cause sudden cardiac death, which affects an average of 1 in 100,000 student athletes nationwide each year. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset cardiologists, nurses and technicians will conduct the evaluation, which includes a cardiovascular history and physical exam; blood pressure screening; body metrics; an electrocardiogram; and an echocardiogram, if indicated. Results will be given to students to share with their personal physicians.
“Young athletes have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) compared to their non-athlete peers. The combination of physical exercise and an underlying heart disorder in an athlete can trigger cardiac arrest,” said Steven Georgeson, MD, a cardiologist at RWJ Somerset. Continue reading RWJUH Somerset Hosting Free Heart and Concussion Screenings for Young Athletes