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Athlete of the Week

The South Plainfield Boys’ Basketball Season is off and running.  The team finished as the runner up in the Anthony J. Cotoia Holiday Tournament.  On their way to the finals, the Tigers had an impressive win over JP Stevens.  They then went on to lose a tough fought game to powerhouse Scotch Plains.  Much of this success is due to the consistency of senior Peter Marotta. Peter Marotta is a senior basketball player for the varsity team.  He has been part of the program for four years and earned a letter in his ...

Bad to the Dad Podcast with Coach Randy and Adam D

The U.S. Military Academy is one of the most unique educational institutions in the country. A sporting event on the West Point campus is no different, so explained Rich DeMarco, Assistant Athletic Director and radio play-by-play man for the Black Knights, on the latest edition of the Bad to the Dad podcast.  "Rich does a great job of laying out the sights and sounds of an Army football or basketball game," says co-host Adam D. "When watching a game, you know everyone is cheering not just for the team but for the ...

Daughters of Israel Corner

Passover 2020 was celebrated at Daughters of Israel by residents with their own private Seders! Residents received their own Seder plates and Haggadahs, along with a traditional Passover dinner, in their rooms. Rabbi Zvi Karpel conducted a pre-taped video seder, which was televised in each room, enabling residents to follow along. 

Health Matters

SUMMIT & MORRISTOWN, NJ – JUNE 2020 – The chief nursing officers of two Atlantic Health System hospitals were named to the 2020 list of “50 Hospital and Health System CNOs to Know,” by Becker’s Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading news sources covering the health care field. Carol Jones, RN and chief nursing officer at Morristown Medical Center, and MaryPat Sullivan, RN and chief nursing officer at Overlook Medical Center, were named to the prestigious list, which highlights nursing executives ...

Healthy Together from Saint Barnabas Medical Center

When it comes to matters of the heart in February, most people immediately start making Valentine’s Day plans. However, heart health planning should be a year-round activity. We know that the heart is a vital organ that pumps blood throughout the body via the circulatory system supplying oxygen and nutrients to tissues while removing carbon dioxide and other wastes. However, it is the pressure that transports the blood through the circulatory system and is produced primarily by the contraction of the heart muscle. Blood pressure is ...

The British Swim School's Things To Do With Kids

Volunteer Recognition Day, which is celebrated on April 20, honors volunteers who dedicate themselves to causes and helping others. Every day, they make large and small differences in the lives of millions of people all over the world, often saving lives, improving lives and providing comfort. They do all of this, generally without asking for recognition. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been seeing great acts of volunteerism in action. These volunteers are doctors, nurses, hospital staff members, first responders, pharmacy staff, ...

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Essex County News: Testing Expanded in Effort to Reach Newark’s Immigrant Population

June 3, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Recognizing its status as one of the areas most affected by the coronavirus, Essex County has expanded its testing to some of Newark’s more hard-to-serve populations this week, including the Ironbound’s immigrant community. 

Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin (D-Newark), who was part of the team that set up a pop-up site in the parking lot of the ...

Hourly and Live-In Aides Available Today to Help Clients Stay Safe at Home

June 5, 2020

As partners, our common goal is the safety and well-being of our communities. At BAYADA we work with a sense of purpose and responsibility to ensure the safety of clients within their homes through the delivery of quality care in the home. Amidst the changing climate of COVID-19, BAYADA Home Health Care is well-prepared to manage the most complex health care needs in the home. Our ...

Morristown, Overlook Chief Nursing Officers Named ‘CNOs to Know’ by Becker’s Healthcare

SUMMIT & MORRISTOWN, NJ – JUNE 2020 – The chief nursing officers of two Atlantic Health System hospitals were named to the 2020 list of “50 Hospital and Health System CNOs to Know,” by Becker’s Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading news sources covering the health care field.

Carol Jones, RN and chief nursing officer at Morristown Medical Center, ...

Community Conversation: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe This Summer

Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health at Atlantic Health System sat down recently for a Facebook Live where he shared some important information for parents about what they need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.

 

Community Conversations: Guiding Patients with Cancer

Join Eric Whitman, MD, medical director of Cancer Care for Atlantic Health System, for a Facebook Live where he will share guidance for patients with cancer as we coexist with COVID-19.

Community Conversations: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe this Summer

Join Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Medical Director for Children's Health for Atlantic Health System, for a Facebook Live where he will answer your questions about what parents need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.

Coronavirus Pandemic Adds to the Admiration as Hospital Honors Local EMS Members

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22.

“The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the height of the pandemic, and their collaboration in caring for our patients during this ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs.

Other NJ News: More Than 1,500 Gather in Summit to Protest for Racial Equality, Justice

June 3, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ — More than 1,500 citizens from Hilltop City and surrounding towns gathered on Tuesday afternoon at Summit's Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) to show their support for the "Black Lives Matter" movement and to set a high bar for respectful, organized ...