Health & Wellness

May 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ - Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Michael's Medical Center were recognized among the best hospitals in the nation for patient safety by Healthgrades, an online tool that grades hospitals and doctors. It's the third year in a row that Saint Michael's received the Patient ...

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NEWARK, NJ —  Newark parents and guardians will be able to register their children between the ages of 12 and older for a Pfizer vaccine after state health officials on Wednesday authorized eligibility for that age range.   “With today’s recommendations, following the Food and Drug ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark is taking its first steps to vaccinate nearly 34,000 people with disabilities after community leaders hosted a pop-up clinic for residents with visual, hearing or physical impairments.  Although officials may have a long way to go before a majority of the city’s ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The lack of lines tells the story. At the end of March, hundreds of people lined up at the New Jersey Institute of Technology COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark after it launched. More than 6,200 doses were administered that first day. Now, a little over a month later, only a ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Nearly 100 parents and students in the Great Oaks Legacy Charter School community received COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday during a pop-up clinic hosted by the school’s administration.  The clinic was held at Great Oaks Legacy Middle School campus on South 16th Street in partnership ...

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NEWARK, NJ – University Hospital's services were reported to have improved significantly over the past year during the pandemic, the hospital's administration announced.  The Newark hospital staff on Monday reported that its services saw improvement in the areas of hospital quality, patient ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Less than a quarter of Newark residents have been vaccinated since rollout efforts in Essex County and the city commenced late last year, but University Hospital is determined to counter those numbers.  This weekend, the hospital hosted a Health & Wellness Festival which was ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark Beth Israel Medical Center has been designated a "World’s Best Hospital-USA" in 2021, according to Newsweek. This is the third consecutive recognition for Newark Beth Israel where it has ranked among the top 250 hospitals in the country. The Newark facility ranked 233rd this ...

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NEW JERSEY – In the wake of a new federal rule that will disregard race considerations when evaluating the organ procurement organizations (OPOs) that help register organ donors and facilitate donations across the country, an advocacy group is addressing the disparities that could arise from the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Rutgers University-Newark students can now register for a COVID-19 vaccine at any Essex County vaccination site.  Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo extended the opportunity to all Rutgers-Newark students.  Appointments are readily available now, but it is unknown how long the ...

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BELLEVILLE – Cherry Blossom-lined Mertz Avenue was transformed into an open-air yoga studio for about 50 people who spent Wednesday afternoon holding the lotus, the downward dog and other poses. The “Street Yoga Under the Cherry Blossoms” event led by Yogi Michelle Petersen of Signature Fitness ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The dilapidated “blue barracks” buildings on Bergen Street may soon house a new facility for University Hospital and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School after Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver and area officials on Wednesday expressed support to fund the effort.  Under Gov. Phil Murphy’s ...

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NEWARK, NJ – When the coronavirus pandemic descended upon University Hospital in Newark last year, nothing could have prepared its employees for what would soon become a call for unprecedented, timely decisions, shortages of protective equipment, new procedures and protocol, and daily staffing ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, along with Rutgers Health and RWJBarnabas Health, have teamed up to expand patient services at a new Irvington site.  The partnership, dubbed Combined Medical Group, opened a specialty care location at 50 Union Ave. in Irvington which is planned to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Saint Michael’s Medical Center marked one year of the coronavirus pandemic with a ceremony Tuesday that remembered lives lost and celebrated the healthcare workers whose heroic efforts saved so many. The Newark hospital was at the center of the pandemic last spring when every bed ...

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NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark is preparing to serve as a major hub to deploy nearly 6,000 vaccine doses per day, Gov. Phil Murphy announced.  The governor on Friday announced a partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the school’s Naimoli Center on ...

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NEW JERSEY- A coalition of organ donation professionals, physicians, recipients, and donor families have banded together to knock back a Trump era attempt to inject profit and politics into what most experts consider to be the world’s best organ donation system. Science in Donation, a non-profit ...

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NEWARK, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health's nursing team will see several leadership changes after a new senior vice president was appointed this week in addition to the promotion of two staff members.  The facility's administration announced on Monday that Nancy Holecek's current role, chief nursing ...

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NEWARK, NJ – As Newark’s underserved residents suffer disproportionately from the effects of the coronavirus, local officials, organizations and businesses are moving to ensure balanced access to the vaccine.  Officials on Tuesday announced the launch of The Newark Equitable Vaccine Initiative ...

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NEWARK, NJ — For another year, New Jersey Healthcare Employers District 1199J's partnership with Training Inc., at Essex County College placed 100% of its students in apprenticeships with major hospitals and medical centers across New Jersey. The group of 10 youths - four men and six women - are ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A COVID-19 testing site will return to Newark this week, Essex County officials announced.  "Unfortunately, Essex County leads the state in the number of deaths caused by the coronavirus," Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. said in a statement. "Our fight against this ...

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NEWARK, NJ — As Newark charter and district school officials expand efforts to get the city’s educators vaccinated with recent initiatives such as a pop-up clinic which launched this week, University Hospital is also stepping in to help.  The hospital on Sunday held a clinic which administered ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Foundation for University Hospital in Newark, a nonprofit organization that serves as the facility’s charitable fundraising program, will be headed by a new executive director.  The foundation’s board members announced this week that Jess Backofen was appointed to the role, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Educators in Newark will be rolling up their sleeves this week to get vaccinated thanks in part to the efforts of the city's district and charter school officials to prioritize and arrange appointments for their staff.  Following Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement earlier this month to ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Religious leaders in Newark this week were joined by Essex County officials to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as local efforts ramp up to get residents vaccinated.  The vaccination event, hosted at Essex County College in Newark on West Market Street, was aimed to ...

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NEWARK, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health will be able to step up its vaccination efforts after receiving a $100,000 grant from the Rosanne H. Silbermann Foundation, a private family foundation.  The funds will be used to transport individuals to receive the vaccine, the creation of efficient COVID clinic ...

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NEWARK, NJ – As Newark officials carry out efforts to roll COVID-19 vaccines into underserved communities, the city launched a program this week to ensure equitable distribution to its homeless residents.  The initiative aims to send nurses and practitioners to offer vaccinations to residents of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Brick City’s very own Queen Latifah returned to Newark on Tuesday as the film and television star received her COVID-19 vaccine, encouraging residents to follow suit.   As the Newark native arrived at Essex County College on West Market Street, she was joined by county and local ...

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A healthcare communications and marketing leader at RWJBarnabas Health has been recently installed as the 2021 chair of the Public Relations Society of America's Health Academy. Dennis Wilson, Jr., of Basking Ridge, is vice president of Strategic Marketing for the Northern Region and Creative ...

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NEWARK, NJ — After Essex County resident, Luis Torres, suffered the loss of several people close to him in just a short span of time due to COVID-19, he made sure he was on the list of 250 registered recipients when Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine rolled into the Branch Brook Park Cherry Blossom ...

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