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Maplewood Health Dept. Completes Inspection of Columbia H.S. Bathrooms: Finds Them 'Overall Well Maintained;' Cites 21 Repairs Needed

November 14, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Health Department has completed its inspection of the Columbia High School (CHS) bathrooms, and while they found overall they are "well-maintained," there are multiple repairs that need to be made, with the report citing 21 specific issues.

The report also highlights some other areas of concern, including vandalism and that "students ...

Families and PTA Renovate Girls Bathroom at Jefferson Elementary School in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With recent attention on possible unsanitary conditions at the bathrooms at local South Orange and Maplewood schools, there is one school where the bathrooms have received notice for how good they look: the girls bathroom at Jefferson Elementary School.

As the school year began, Jackie Spoerel and her family, with the support of the PTA, worked Labor Day ...

Health Officers to Inspect Maplewood and South Orange School Bathrooms for Possible Unsanitary Conditions

An earlier version of this article was updated on Nov. 12.

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the monthly meeting of the Maplewood Board of Health on Wednesday night, Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee, who is Chair of the Board of Health, asked Health Officer Robert Roe to inspect the bathrooms at the South Orange Maplewood School District schools, citing the Columbia High School (CHS) bathrooms ...

Maplewood Police Officers Hold 'Pets For Vets' 5K Run Fundraiser on Veterans Day

MAPLWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood PBA (Local #44) with the help of the Maplewood Police Department's Community Service Bureau, hosted a 5k "Pets For Vets" 5K run, which was a fundraiser for Troopers Assisting Troopers, a NJ State Police organization that raises money to purchase service dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD.

The Pets for Vets run was held in Maplewood ...

JESPY House Lauds N. J. Department of Human Services Increasing Wages for Direct Support Professionals

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced earlier this month that wages have increased for the direct support professionals (DSP) who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help them live successfully in communities.

Governor Phil Murphy and the Legislature identified $32 million in additional state and federal funding to ...

Flu Shots Available Saturday, Oct. 27, in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Flu shots will be available to the community at Maplewood Town Hall (574 Valley St.) on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon and Saturday, Oct. 27, from noon to 2 p.m., according to a flyer from the Maplewood Health Department.

Flu shots are free for all seniors, 65 years and older, and for all residents over 18 years old who are on MEDICARE and MEDICAID. Please bring proof ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Recognized in Top Five Percent of Hospitals Nationwide in Multiple Specialties

MORRISTOWN, NJ –Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center announced on Tuesday that it ranks in the top five percent of hospitals in the nation in a wide variety of specialties and services, according to a report released today by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Healthgrades recognizes a ...

Experts on Aging and Disability Come Together at JESPY House Symposium

SOUTH ORANGE,NJ - JESPY House, a non-profit organization in South Orange that works to advance independence among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), recently held a two-day symposium, “Aging in Place: Innovative Strategies to Support Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities," at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC).

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Atlantic Health System Chosen by PinnacleCare to Provide Executive Health Services to Visiting Chinese Clients

November 14, 2018

For many individuals around the world, accessing high-quality medical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities means having to travel from their home country. For these “medical tourists,” the challenge of finding the right care quickly—before a visa or permit expires—can be difficult.

PinnacleCare, the premier national health advisory firm based in Baltimore, ...