Health & Wellness

May 19, 2020

Hackensack Meridian JFK Medical Center celebrates its 1,000th COVID discharge! Patient Dora Cardona from South Plainfield spent 10 days at JFK Medical Center located in Edison, NJ  

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EDISON, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Health this week celebrated the full recovery and discharge of its 5,000th COVID-19 patient across its network of 17 hospitals. On the afternoon of May 5, doctors, nurses, and medical personnel lined the halls of JFK Medical Center in Edison and the theme from ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield Police, Fire Department and Emergency Management Services sounded their sirens as they paraded past the entryway of AristaCare at Cedar Oaks in South Plainfield on May 6 to honor staff on National Nurse Appreciation Day.  The staff was treated to lunch by the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – While the state announced this past weekend that many medical centers are seeing the rate of COVID-19-related hospitalizations decrease, slightly, health care workers on the front line feel the transition from ‘crisis care’ to ‘standard measures’ is still a long way ...

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South Plainfield, NJ- As the rest of the country adheres to the stay at home orders, AristaCare’s staff has been running into the fire, oftentimes forgoing their own safety in order to care for others.  Unfortunately, these selfless acts have led to staff getting sick, quarantining themselves and ...

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Hackensack Meridian   JFK Adult Medical Day Program continues to help the community caregivers and participants of the Adult Day Health Program through the Covid 19 Pandemic.  When Gov. Phil Murphy announced the closure of the Adult Day Health Services, it did not mean an end of services from ...

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(Editor’s Note: A married couple residing in the borough and recovering from COVID-19 recently shared their story with TAPinto South Plainfield. Their names have been changed in this article out of respect for their privacy.) SOUTH PLAINFIELD NJ – While the uncertainty associated with the ...

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EDISON, NJ – A Dunellen woman received a celebratory sendoff earlier this week upon discharge from a local hospital. On the evening of April 27, doctors, nurses, and medical personnel lined the halls of Hackensack Meridian JFK Medical Center in Edison and the theme from ‘Rocky’ played on the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The New Jersey State Department of Health released detailed COVID-19 case information at Long Term Care Facilities throughout New Jersey earlier today. The information painted a sobering toll the virus has taken on New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents. The report listed ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD –South Plainfield-based laboratory, Accurate Diagnostic Labs, partnered with Rutgers University Cell & DNA Repository (RUCDR) Infinite Biologics and Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Barnabas Health, to design, deploy and analyze the new COVID-19 saliva test, the first of its kind in ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout the country, health care workers serving on the front line are falling, one-by-one, to the very same virus they are desperately trying to help their patients fight.  “It was only a matter of time,” a borough resident and emergency room nurse at a Union County ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In mid-March, AristaCare at Cedar Oaks closed its doors to visitors as a result of the coronavirus and, over the past few weeks efforts are being made to brighten spirits and residents’ days. In addition to on-site events and working to ensure residents’ stay in touch with ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – This Friday, Middlesex County officials, in partnership with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, will open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in South Brunswick. The site opens April 10 at New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Inspection Station, 2236 Route 130 North, ...

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South Plainfield– South Plainfield has been notified that eight individuals have tested positive for COVID-19. These eight residents bring the total number of positive cases to 68. There may be increasing daily positive cases in the future due more testing and the opening of the new testing site in ...

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South Plainfield– South Plainfield has been notified that a 61-year-old male resident has tested positive for COVID-19. We have been told the resident is now home and is under self-quarantine. Middlesex County and the State of New Jersey will continue to update the Borough when more ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School District, according to administrators, is working to ensure plans are in place should its seven buildings need to close in the coming weeks due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).  “As of today, the state, county, and local office of Emergency ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Efforts to combat health issues locally has garnered the Borough of South Plainfield recognition as a '2019 Healthy Town to Watch' by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute's annual Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC).  “South Plainfield is honored to be designated one of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – School districts throughout the Garden State, at the advisement of the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), must develop a preparedness plan for the provision of home instruction to students in the event of a closure due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  This ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – JFK Hartwyck at Cedar Brook, a Plainfield-based subacute/long term care facility and one of a few facilities throughout the nation providing care to those affected by Huntington’s disease, was recently awarded a ‘Five-Star’ rating by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services ...

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EDISON, NJ – JFK Hartwyck at Oak Tree, one of a limited number of facilities throughout the state focused on providing specialized and innovative health care treatments as well as long-term care, has been awarded a ‘Five-Star’ rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – JFK Hartwyck at Cedar Brook in Plainfield offers access to advanced short-term, long-term and sub-acute care in an intimate setting and is one of the few specialized Huntington’s disease unit’s in the nation.  In addition to focusing on those in need of basic elder care, the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in health care rankings, has named the Edison-based JFK Hartwyck at Oak Tree one of the ‘Best Nursing Homes’ for 2019-20.  “This designation by U.S. News is a wonderful recognition of the excellent care enjoyed by patients ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Mayor Matthew P. Anesh proclaimed Nov. 21, 2019 to be “World Pancreatic Cancer Day” in the Borough of South Plainfield at the Nov. 19 Council Meeting, welcoming up the Price family to accept the proclamation.   Bill Price, Janet Price, Tanner Price, Marge Price and Shea Price ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – Beginning in September, the Pilates Design Studio will hold its second Z-Health 3 Pillars Strong Boot Camp. The 12-week workshop will focus only on the Z-Health curriculum of applied neuroscience assessments and drills that involve one’s visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – An adult dog, left for dead in a Front Street home for over a month, will now be able to live out his golden years with fellow canines, children, and a big backyard after being rescued by a member of the South Plainfield Police Department.  On the morning of June 1, South ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – While medications can more often than not help cure aches and pains, relief and aiding in one’s ability to return to everyday activities can be found through such alternatives as Pilates and ZHealth Applied Neuroscience Training. At the Watchung-based Pilates Design Studio, clients ...

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EDISON, NJ - Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute received a grant of $12,000 to pilot a program called the JRI Parkinson’s Choir, as part of the Parkinson’s Foundation 2019 Community Grants program.  This new program will benefit people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) by ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy on Tuesday distributed approximately 90 free doses of the opioid reversal drug naloxone (Narcan) to residents of South Plainfield and the surrounding communities. The Park Avenue business was one of a handful of pharmacies throughout New Jersey to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  – Twin City Pharmacy is participating in a state initiative to combat the opioid crisis. For one day only, the Park Avenue pharmacy will distribute free Naloxone (i.e Narcan), no questions asked.  Throughout the day June 18, Twin City will have approximately 125 doses ...

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