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Blood Drives in SOMA: Maplewood on Feb. 22 and South Orange on Feb. 26

February 19, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Due to winter storms and flu disrupting blood donations, the Red Cross is urging donors to donate and help maintain blood supply, according to a press release from the organization.

In January, severe winter weather forced about 600 blood drives to cancel, resulting in more than 17,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations. And, ...

Maplewood Seniors Enjoy a Visit from Alfalfa the Alpaca on Valentine's Day

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - If you were at the Maplewood Senior Center on Wednesday - which happened to be Valentine's Day - you would have seen the somewhat unusual sight of an alpaca. Alfalfa the Alpaca to be precise.

 

The visit from Alfalfa was the first in the "creature comfort" series from the Maplewood Recreation Department.

 

Maplewood Recreation Director Melissa ...

Preliminary Accreditation given to Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at On3

NUTLEY, NJ - Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Accreditation is an essential requirement in the complex process of establishing a new medical school. 

Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine is creating a rigorous academic curriculum that combines ...

At Westfield High School, Student Says ‘It’s Almost Normal to Juul Here’

Editor’s note: This story about the rise in teen e-cigarette use, written by Westfield High School student Greta Frontero, originally ran in the Jan. 8 edition of WHS student newspaper Hi’s Eye.

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 12th-grade Westfield High School female said she doesn’t bring her Juul to school, but will use someone else’s if the opportunity ...

South Orange - Maplewood School District Sends Flu Prevention Update

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following email was sent to the South Orange - Maplewood School district on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from Interim Superintendent Thomas Ficarra about precautions being taken at schools to prevent the spread of flu.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

In light of the growing influenza epidemic, and in consultation with the Health Department, we wanted to inform you that ...

Atlantic Health, Five Additional NJ Hospital Systems Partner to Form 'Healthcare Transformation Consortium'

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Recently, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase announced they were joining forces to reduce healthcare costs. Now six New Jersey-based health care systems, including Atlantic Health System -- parent corporation of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- have been working on the same goal, and have formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand ...

Maplewood Pool Fee Increases Proposed; Membership Expands To Some Non-Residents

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood Pool fees are expected to increase by as much as 10 percent this year in an effort to close a continued operating deficit, plan for needed major repairs and help create a capital fund, the Maplewood Township Committee (TC) revealed at their meeting on Tuesday.

The proposed fee increases, which would boost the membership rate for a family of three-to-seven members ...

Cycle Red for Heart Disease to Benefit Heart Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to raise support and awareness for heart health, members of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) family will host Cycle Red for Heart Disease, an indoor cycling event that will feature three different 45-minute cycling classes on Feb. 25 at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., at CycleBar Livingston, located at 277 Eisenhower Parkway.

Hosted by Dr. Joel, Janet, ...

RWJBarnabas Health Recognizes Maternal Health Awareness Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) recently marked Jan. 23 as the first statewide observance of Maternal Health Awareness Day.

According to RWJBH, the proclamation for Maternal Health Awareness Day in New Jersey was signed by Gov. Chris Christie on May 11, 2017 with the objective increasing maternal health awareness for all residents of the state, including providers of ...

Overlook Earns 'Distinguished Hospital Award' for Fifth-Consecutive Year; Morristown Medical Center Also Again Honored

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit and Morristown Medical Center, both part of Atlantic Health System, have each received the 2018 'Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence' from Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

This distinction – the fifth consecutive time ...

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Atlantic Health System Earns Spot for 10th Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ List

February 18, 2018

Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today celebrated a decade of excellence after it was recognized among Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” ranking number 74 in its 10th consecutive year on the prestigious annual list.

It is the only health care delivery system from New Jersey, and the top-ranked New Jersey based company on the ...