Health & Wellness

December 9, 2018

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology for a Better Patient Experience LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston was one of eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named to the “2018 Most Wired Hospitals” list. The annual Healthcare’s Most Wired survey, overseen by the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Health Officer John Festa has finished his inspection of the South Orange school bathrooms, according to an update on the South Orange website. The South Orange website states, "in response to recent events surrounding the school district's bathroom conditions, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — ­For the 14th consecutive time, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) has received an “A” Hospital Safety Score rating by the Leapfrog Group—making SBMC the only hospital in the state and one of only 42 in the country to earn an “A” in each report since the Leapfrog surveys ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Cancer is a disease that touches virtually everyone in some sort of way throughout their lifetime with more than 1.5 million new cases diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Those who have endured the fight against the disease that ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — With a shared mission of promoting community health, the West Essex YMCA and Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) have developed a successful partnership that is reaping benefits for area residents. SBMC is the YMCA’s Signature Partner for Healthy Living, making a major ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Mayor Cheryl Burstein and Deputy Mayor Jodi Rosenberg welcomed officers and staff from Saint Barnabas Medical Center at the grand opening ceremony of a new physical therapy facility in Millburn Township. Also in attendance were about 30 members of the local business ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – British Swim School, which provides water safety education as an essential survival skill, has expanded further with two new pool locations in Essex County. The new locations in Livingston and Fairfield mark the 11th and 12th New Jersey locations for the British Swim ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — On a Saturday earlier this month, RWJBarnabas Health provided free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes at the Codey Arena in West Orange. Kids ranging in age from 5 to 18 could be registered to undergo either a cardiac screening or a concussion ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Boy Scouts of America will recognize Louis Brusco Jr., MD, FCCM, Chief Medical Officer, Morristown Medical Center, with the 2018 Health and Medical Award for his service as an exemplary role model for the youth of the Morris County area. Dr. Brusco was chosen for his ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Avenue and surrounding streets in downtown South Orange were closed to vehicles on Sunday so the community could "play in the street" at the annual PlayDay event.  Thousands came out to play games, listen to live music and watch performances on the main stage, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The grim statistics on childhood obesity—with nearly one in five school-age children in the U.S. being considered obese—obscure a hopeful reality: obesity is a preventable and curable disease. The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, which has long been working to reduce obesity in ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 4th Annual Bob Miller Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness will be held this Saturday, September 15, at The Woodland (60 Woodland Road) from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event was designed to raise funds for cancer research and awareness, as well as provide financial support to families ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Some Essex 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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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum shared the following letter on her Facebook page, and explained why the South Orange Board of Trustees is having a special meeting on Monday, Aug. 20, to consider permitting an Alternative Treatment Center in South Orange. Collum ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - In follow-up to his recent message to the public on why water safety is more than just a summertime concern, Roman Martens, owner of the British Swim School NJ The Oranges, shared the following tips on what can be done to lower the risk of drownings and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston achieved Magnet recognition this month as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. According to SBMC, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7. A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - It’s the “good old summertime”—a chance to share time with friends and families outdoors at parties, barbecues and sometimes the local swimming pool, nearby lake or the ocean. With the warmer weather and easier access to the outdoors, The British Swim School is urging the public ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A state monitor will oversee University Hospital in Newark in response to a series of concerns regarding the quality of care and the financial health of the institution, under an executive order signed by Gov. Phil Murphy. “Given the scope of the problems found at University ...

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