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HMC Honored for Flu Vaccination Success

December 2, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. -  Hunterdon Medical Center recently was added to the Immunization Action Coalition’s Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll because of its stellar employee influenza vaccine program and compliance rates.

“We are very proud that the percentage of all staff (employees, licensed independent practitioners, and volunteers) that received the flu vaccine throughout ...

Hunterdon Medical Center Names New President

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Hunterdon Healthcare System, the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center, has named its new President and CEO.

Patrick Gavin will assume his position in January, according to a press release from HHS. He replaces Robert P. Wise, who retired in May. Dr. Robert J. Cody has been serving as Interim President and CEO since then.

Gavin was chosen “after a ...

Thanksgiving Tradition Includes Turkey Trot

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the annual CEA Turkey Trot has been bestowed with honor.

This year marks the 26th Annual Turkey Trot, which benefits the Center for Educational Advancement’s mission of facilitating career pathways and community employment for students and adults with disabilities. Last year’s event included more than 5,800 ...

On Great American Smokeout Day, State Officials Urge Smokers to Get Help

TRENTON, N.J. – State Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson commemorated the Great American Smokeout today by urging smokers to reach out to their healthcare provider for help quitting – including those on Medicaid who can now take advantage of new cessation benefits offered by the Murphy administration.

Johnson also announced the department will be surveying mental health and ...

Off-Duty Flemington Cop Saves Choking Man

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – It happened when he was off-duty, and he only told a few people.

But there were witnesses in the restaurant, and one of them called TAPinto.

“I wasn’t looking for praise,” said Greg Zytko, a Flemington police officer.

What the officer was looking for was lunch with his family at Chick-fil-A in Phillipsburg around 1 p.m. Nov. 6.

As they were ...

Hunterdon Medical Center Program Saves Hearts and Lives

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But science shows that heart disease can be both prevented and reversed.

Hunterdon Healthcare, the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center, offers the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease.

The program is nationally recognized ...

Daylight Saving Time: Paying the Price for the Extra Hour of Sleep

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health.

Daylight saving time was introduced in Europe and the United States after World War I as part of an effort to ...

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