Health & Wellness

January 16, 2019

ELIZABETH/CRANFORD, NJ – One hundred and twelve students received their nursing diplomas at the Trinitas School of Nursing’s 161st Convocation Ceremony held at St. Michael’s Church in Cranford.  Surrounded by family, friends, and staff that supported their efforts every step of the way, 99 women ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - In an effort to give back to the community, this past Saturday,  PBA Local 27 member Officer William Hannon volunteered his time to teach Roselle Park residents CPR at the Community Methodist church in Roselle Park.   Officer Hannon who is also a member of the PBA’s executive ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Union County Prosecutors Office released their final police-administered Naloxone (Narcan) deployment map of 2018. According to a map that was released, there were 307 incidents where Narcan had to be used in Union County this past year. The map also ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The first to be born at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in 2019 came into the world at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1. Elizabeth residents Rosa Serrano De Orellana and Jose Alfredo arrived at Trinitas in Labor and Delivery around 11:30 a.m. after Rosa started experiencing very ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - It's a matter of tradition and for the past 20 years, being a patient at Trinitas Regional Medical Center on Christmas Day doesn't necessarily mean missing the spirit of Christmas. This year was no different! About 44 employees, volunteers, members of the community and two ...

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NEWARK, NJ — State health officials said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, December 24 between noon and 4 p.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Brussels, Belgium, had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the ...

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UNION, NJ – Two of Isadora Washington’s great-great-grandchildren, several other family members and friends, and the staff at Cornell Care and Rehabilitation  Center in Union celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday. Washington, known as Dora, was born in the town of Florence, South Carolina on ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - MD Advantage Insurance Company’s 2019 Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine awards program named Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s CEO Gary S. Horan as the recipient of the Outstanding Healthcare Executive Award. Horan, a resident of Sea Girt, has been the chief executive of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has, once again, come to the rescue of Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Services Program, this time, just in time for the holidays. The most recent grant from Phillips 66 in the amount of $81,300 has enabled the purchase of an urgently needed, ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - A Town Hall meeting has been set to discuss the Marijuana Legislation that is due to be voted on possibly in December. Join Mayor Christine Dansereau, Borough Council, and the Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition as they invite residents to participate. As New Jersey gets ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Update December 6: Note that all training sessions start at 6 p.m. except the February and March sessions in Elizabeth which will be held at 11 a.m. It’s no secret that Union County is in the midst of an opioid crisis. According to the latest data by the Union County ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Dr. Matthew Letizia, DO, FACOEP, doesn’t sit still. That’s partly why his job in the Emergency Department at Trinitas Regional Medical Center has been such a good fit for him since 2007. His energy and desire to do more have made him the winner of the 2018 Outstanding EMS Physician ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Help is needed! Learn how you can help save a life. Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive - sponsored by BetheMatch.org will be held at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, November 14, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Café, located at 255 Williamson St., Elizabeth. Brandon ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – #Everyoneknowssomeone was the theme of this year's Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk in Nomahegan Park. The walk coordinated and hosted by Prevention Links and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders was held this past Saturday with people coming from all ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - As part of National Coming Out Day the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders declared Union County a Safe Space for LGBTQ individuals during their Freeholder Board mobile meeting that was held in Plainfield on October 11. The County observed National Coming Out Day on ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - As the opioid epidemic ravages New Jersey and the greater United States, reducing overdoses, drug-related crime and overall harm caused by opioids starts with small communities, where the impact of addiction hits hardest. The Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition’s (REHPC) ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center held a dedication ceremony and tour of the opening of its new high-tech Breast Center, the Connie Dwyer Breast Center on Monday evening. The 3.4 million Breast Center will provide the latest in screening, diagnosis, and treatment for women, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that support and guidance for victims of sexual violence is available through the Union County Rape Crisis Center, a 24/7 hotline that connects victims with trained, volunteer advocates. The advocates provide ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs. Based in New Brunswick, the New ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle’s Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School has been named to the 2018 list of “America’s Healthiest Schools. As one of 93 schools nationwide Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary received the second-highest level of recognition, the National Healthy Schools SILVER Award. The list, ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - If you are looking to get a flu shot for the upcoming flu season, here’s your chance. This year's seasonal influenza clinic will be held on Wednesday, September 26, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Roselle Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut St.  This clinic is for adults only! For children ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Staff, and residents of the Atria Senior Living Center in Cranford made a special road trip to the Radiation Oncology Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center on September 6. The visit had a purpose, to deliver 27 handcrafted heart pillows to be donated to patients undergoing ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center says that music is good for the mind, body, and soul. They will be presenting Health & Harmony 2018, a health fair like no other featuring live dance, Motown, R&B and the rock music of Avenue G, and the "Total Experience”. The event is being ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some Union County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants ...

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NEW JERSEY - The makers of Children's Advil have recalled their bubble gum flavored product due to overdose fears. According to the company, the dosage cup provided is marked in teaspoons and the instructions on the label are described in milliliters. The company stated that the unmatched dosage ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Regional Health Department, which serves Westfield, Chatham Borough, Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, New Providence, Roselle Park and Summit, is asking adult residents to take an online survey to help identify which topics it should focus on to improve public health ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center has announced a new effort to deploy telehealth across its organization for both its own employees and patient care.  Trinitas is taking advantage of the latest strides in telemedicine, which often play a role as the first line of care to decrease ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting today at noon and continuing through 6 p.m. Thursday Aug. 16.  The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period.  A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Members of the Employee Health and Infection Control staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center are celebrating their status as the first to receive the NJ Department of Health's Public Health Innovator Award.   The award recognizes Trinitas for vaccinating 97 percent of its ...

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