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Springfield Health Board Receives Proposed Form of Resident Health Survey

June 14, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield, NJ Board of Health received a first model of a community health assessment survey, as part of an initiative to assess the health needs of the Township, at its June 13, 2018 meeting.

Health officer Michael Fitzpatrick presented a community health assessment survey prepared and implemented for the Township of Bloomfield, which he proffered to the board as a ...

Cranford Resident Rode His Bike Nearly 500 Miles during Annual Bike to Work Challenge

CRANFORD – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge.

Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May 1st through May 31st. Participants who joined the challenge were entered to win ...

Westfield-Based Crisis Hotline Flooded with Calls After 2 Celebrity Suicides

WESTFIELD, NJ — Calls came pouring in to Caring Contact Friday after people awoke to the news of celebrity chef, author and television host Anthony Bourdain’s death by suicide, according to Executive Director Janet Sarkos. Just three days before, celebrity designer Kate Spade had also died by suicide. 

 “The phones have been ringing off the hooks,” ...

Trinitas Medical Center Recognized for Having 4th Best C-Section Rate in NJ

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center's mission to promote vaginal childbirth has recently been recognized by the NJ Department of Health and New Jersey Hospital Association, and their statewide initiative to reduce unnecessary cesarean sections for the well-being of mothers and babies.

According to hospital representatives, their low C-section rate (16.9%) is the result of ...

Springfield First Aid Squad’s Fahad Sheikh Among Those Honored as Overlook Salutes EMS Excellence

SUMMIT, NJ — Keith Peterson of the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad was one of 17 first responders honored by Overlook Medical Center at its 22nd Annual Excellence in EMS Awards. Held during National EMS Week, the event celebrates the important role of EMS first personnel in the communities they serve, and highlights the accomplishments of members of several local squads in the ...

Alzheimer’s NJ Hosts Annual Legendary Links Golf Raffle; Drawing Set for Summit's Canoe Brook CC June 5

DENVILLE, NJ - Alzheimer’s New Jersey is again hosting its annual Legendary Links golf raffle to benefit programs and services for over 500,000 individuals and their family caregivers throughout New Jersey who are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease.

In lieu of a traditional golf outing, the organization --  formerly the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New ...

Summit Park Line "First Steps" Walking Tour

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Parkline Foundation is inviting everyone to enjoy and experience the first phase of the Summit Park Line on June 2nd with a walking tour.  The walking tour will take place from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and will begin at the parking lot across from the Salerno Duane on Broad Street at the tent area.

For more information visit summitparkline.org.

 

 

Overlook Medical Center Among Three Atlantic Health Hospitals Earning an 'A' Safety Grade from Blue-Ribbon Panel

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit is one of three Atlantic Health System hospitals that have earned the highest possible safety rating of "A" by The Leapfrog Group in its spring 2018 hospital safety grades.

Also earning an "A" grade were Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center

Overlook Medical Center’s ‘A’ rating ...

Adult Health Screening & CMP Blood Testing for Springfield Residents

MADISON, NJ – The Madison Health Department is offering various types of important health screening at no charge to members of the communities it serves, including Springfield. 

Included are CMP-comprehensive metabolic profile fasting blood analysis.  This includes total cholesterol, HDL and LDL; CBC and other blood components.

Also offered are blood pressure checks, ...

Springfield Board of Health Asks: Do We Need to Change and Evolve

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At Wednesday’s Public Health meeting, the public health nurse reported that no Springfield residents had availed themselves of a free woman’s health screening opportunity. Chair Dr. Bielory then questioned why no one in Springfield used the service. “Do we need to change and evolve? We have been doing the same thing for the last 40 years. Are we ...

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Help Is Available for Suicide Prevention

June 16, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that trained counselors at NJ Hopeline will provide confidential, anonymous guidance for people who may be having suicidal thoughts, or who know someone at risk.

NJHopeline may be contacted 24/7 by phone at 855-654-6735 or by live chat at njhopeline.com.

In addition, Union County residents can contact the County’s ...