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Breakthrough Cancer Care

Charles Farber, MD, PhD, hematologist/oncologist at Atlantic Hematology Oncology, located at Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and medical director of Oncology Research Network Development for Atlantic Health System, is leading a new study that will allow patients with a rare type of blood-cell cancer to get access to a new treatment now in use for another type of lymphoma.  The study, which is for patients who have a type of lymphoma known as Waldenström macroglobulinemia, uses a new drug known as a ...

Coronavirus Update

FLEMINGTON, NJ - As of 6 p.m. on Friday, May 1st, Hunterdon Healthcare will close the Respiratory Assessment Tent located at Hunterdon Medical Center.  Over the past two weeks, the Respiratory Assessment Tent has seen a decrease in patient volume which is why the decision was made to close the site.  The tent opened on April 3 to help alleviate volume strain in the Emergency Department and focus on COVID-19 patients and testing.  The tent saw over 520 patients this past month. Hunterdon Healthcare’s COVID-19 ...

Health Matters

When Atlantic Health System put telehealth into effect to help control the spread of COVID-19, I thought, I’m going to hate it. I felt strongly that there’s no substitute for in-person visits, and expected that trying to communicate using video apps would be cumbersome. So I was surprised to find that there are some real benefits to virtual medicine. I noticed, for example, a higher level of intimacy between me and my patients. They see me in my home environment and I see them in theirs. One morning, a patient’s daughter ...

New Jersey: What Exit?

Happy New Year. This year my dad, Bernie Novick, would have turned 100. A great storyteller as well as a great listener. he always shared great stories with outstanding wisdom for lifelong learning. Here are nine bits of wisdom my father shared with in a note on a New Year’s Day many years ago  (1) Always keep your sense of humor. My dad told great stories, always with a great deal of enthusiasm and joy. The stories were sometimes funny, sometimes moving. He was also one to be able to take a joke or play a joke on ...

Previewing the Big Game

MIAMI – As Radio Row comes to a close with our best day yet, we are all reminiscing on the hours we have dedicated to journalism this week. On Friday, Radio Row was swarmed with fans all anxious to see their favorite celebrities and athletes being interviewed. As we looked around, we realized how lucky we were to be standing just inches from some of the most idolized individuals in their industries. Before noon, we were able to meet Lil Nas X, Katie Couric, MC Hammer and Tiki Barber. These interactions made us even that more ...

Rosi & Joey @ The Movies

Every spring, I fly down to Florida and enjoy several spring-training games with my brother, Paul at George Steinbrenner Field watching my New York Yankees play. Last year, I learned something for the very first time; that spring training games can end in a tie.  At the end of the ninth inning, the score between New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates was 3-3. I was fully expecting the game to go into extra innings, and my brother Paul said, "Well, that's it. Let's start walking to the car to beat the crowds." I ...

TAPinto You!

At TAPinto You!, we care about what you think about issues of importance to Flemington/Raritan and all of Hunterdon County. Periodically, we will reach out to you and ask how you and your family feel about what's happening in your neighborhood and community. We will catch up with you at school, while shopping for groceries, at the ball field, hiking in the park or right at home.  Since the end of March, we've all been quarantined in our homes. We miss hugging our, friends, cousins and grandparents. We miss the spring ...

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Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

May 26, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their families, ...

Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total ...

Hunterdon Medical Center COVID-19 Patient Discharge Celebration

Martha Delgadocerdas was discharged today from Hunterdon Medical Center after spending over 30 days in the hospital with COVID-19.  Staff gathered to cheer her on as she left the hospital.  We wish Martha the best as she recovers at home!

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 21, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

Raritan Township Police Make Arrests for Shoplifting, Marijuana Possession

May 26, 2020

RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township Police made a number of arrests for shoplifting, marijuana possession and more in mid-May.

Andrew Cuccia, 24, and Olivia Slack, 23, both of Flemington, were arrested May 12 at 4 p.m. in the area of Mine Brook Park, and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana. Sgt. Rob Landolina was the arresting officer.
Akanilli Dekattu, 23, of New ...

Surprising Benefits of the Virtual Visit

When Atlantic Health System put telehealth into effect to help control the spread of COVID-19, I thought, I’m going to hate it. I felt strongly that there’s no substitute for in-person visits, and expected that trying to communicate using video apps would be cumbersome. So I was surprised to find that there are some real benefits to virtual medicine.

I noticed, for example, a ...

Protect Your Health: Do Not Put Off Important Medical Care

The safety of patients and team members is Atlantic Health System’s top priority. To make sure emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient experience.

All care is delivered with strict rules around social distancing, universal mask ...

Atlantic Health System Earns New Level of Recognition for Environmental Sustainability, its Overlook Campus Again Taking Top Honors

Atlantic Health System achieved a new level of recognition for its accomplishments in environmental sustainability, receiving the System for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. Its Overlook Medical Center once again earned Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor, the Top 25 Environmental ...

Community Conversations: Returning to a New Normal

Join Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System, for a look at how hospitals are seeing a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel and delivering safe and accessible care to every patient.

 

Keeping Our Medical Centers Safe: Emergency Services at Atlantic Health System

At Atlantic Health System the safety of our patients and team members is our top priority. Here are a few ways we are keeping our hospitals safe for you and your families. Please don’t delay seeking important care. To learn more, visit https://www.atlantichealth.org

 

Community Conversation: 3 Things About Our Hospitals You’re Not Hearing in the News

In Atlantic Health System’s latest Community Conversation, Amy Perry, CEO, Hospital Division, Senior Vice President, Integrated Care Delivery, Atlantic Health System, shares the keys to our response to COVID-19 and some of the incredible stories taking place inside our medical centers.

 

Hunterdon County Budget Approved Following Public Hearing

May 26, 2020

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The 2020 Hunterdon County Budget of $89.35 million was unanimously approved May 19, following a public hearing, with no public comments on the budget, and after several key fiscal strategy points were highlighted by the Board of Chosen Freeholders and county CFO Janet Previte.

Hunterdon County has had zero debt since 2014, and the budget is tax cap compliant.

Revenues ...

Freeholder: Hunterdon Bridge Projects Could Spark Economic Recovery

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County Freeholder Zach Rich, the board’s liaison to county engineering, spoke April 21 about state grants the department has secured to go toward future bridge construction projects.

He said his hopes for local construction projects are that they play a role in stemming the tide of negativity about New Jersey’s potential economic conditions once ...

County Surrogate’s Court Open, Remote Processes Assist Families Through Pandemic

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County’s freeholder board was told recently about the continuing work of the county surrogate court and office handling probate and estate proceedings of the deceased, with the heavy toll the pandemic is taking on New Jerseyans.

As of April 27, the county health department had confirmed 23 deaths related to COVID-19 within Hunterdon, and 6,044 people ...

Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

May 26, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their families, ...

Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total ...

Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall on Healthy Choice Power Bowls

SUSSEX, NJ – Supermarkets Stop and Shop and Weis Markets have issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020.

Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready to eat ...