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Press Releases

May 11, 2022

We are excited to share that Crane's Mill was named a 2022-2023 Best Senior Living Community by U.S. News & World Report. The ratings are based on independent methodology developed by U.S. News, and the resulting listings offer prospective residents and their families an impartial way to vet ...

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The team at Crane's Mill is excited to share this case study focused on orthopedic recovery in the community's Health Center. This patient's successful outcome was a result of her own perseverance, the dedicated staff, and our excellence in care. Stories like these happen often here at Crane's ...

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The Bridge Inc. will be hosting their 50th Anniversary Celebration & Spring Golf Classic on May 25, 2022 at Green Brook County Club in North Caldwell, NJ. The Bridge -- established in 1971 -- is a nonprofit community-based organization that provides behavioral health care services in Essex ...

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How can you protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays? Franz Smith, MD, Medical Director, The Melanoma Center, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC), Northern Lead, Melanoma and Soft Tissue Oncology Program, and a member of the RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group, shares his best ...

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Though you wouldn’t know it by their energy and fit physiques, friends Marty Rubin, 92, and Joe Galasso, 83, both required lifesaving heart procedures at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC). Their health and vigor are a testament to their dedication to taking care of themselves, says the ...

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Crane’s Mill’s five-star Health Center offers superior hands-on care. Rachel Teixeira, the Director of Nursing for our skilled nursing unit, has been with Crane’s Mill since summer 2021. Originally inspired to pursue nursing as a profession by her childhood experiences with the nurses who guided, ...

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RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group and Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) continually attract accomplished physicians from around the country that are at the top of their fields, and Peter DeLuca, M.D., is the latest provider to join the team. Dr. Deluca, a fellowship-trained sports medicine ...

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SOUTH ORANGE – While continuing to make her mark in the tech and storytelling arenas, entrepreneur Carol Barash, PhD, also brings her wide-ranging experience and breadth of knowledge to JESPY House, a local nonprofit that supports adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities. “I ...

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Alzheimer’s New Jersey®, the first line of local support for New Jersey residents affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will host a Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s®”  on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at the Clipper Pavilion, South Mountain Reservation, in West Orange.   Everyone is invited to ...

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MONTCLAIR, New Jersey., [April 13, 2022] – The New Jersey Department of Health licensed Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center to perform a radiation treatment called peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PPRT) using the drug LUTATHERA® for adults with advanced, cancerous neuroendocrine ...

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Not long ago, Type 2 diabetes—the form of diabetes that is diet-related and develops over time—was rare in children. Now the number of children with Type 2 diabetes is rising, an issue that’s closely linked to the rise in the number of overweight children and teens.   Dennis Brenner, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ— The West Essex YMCA is hosting the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 30, encouraging families to take a moment to help kids be kids and set them up for a summer of success. Sponsored nationally by Howard Johnson® by Wyndham, the free afternoon event features family ...

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The Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston, New Jersey has once again performed more kidney transplants than any center in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. During 2021, the team completed 348 kidney transplants. With this volume, CBMC ...

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The 2022 Taste of Essex will take place on Monday, April 25, 2022. As we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this great event, it promises to be better than ever with dozens of participating food and drink vendors, entertainment, a 50-50 drawing, door prizes, and awards for best savory, sweet and ...

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SOUTH ORANGE – JESPY House, a South Orange nonprofit that supports adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, is excited to announce the addition of entertainment law attorney Palisa Kelley to the Board of Trustees. “As the mother of a child with special needs, I was immediately drawn ...

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About Acing ALS: Becky Wetzel & Kristen Segal created Acing ALS to raise awareness and funds for ALS by bringing together women from local racquet communities for a day of sport, and in the spirit of hope and giving.  They envisioned a women’s tennis tournament paired with day of charity for a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is participating in the Five Days of Action, April 18-22, 2022. The Five Days of Action is a weeklong campaign to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse. The Y will share statistics and resources ...

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On April 4, 2022, to launch National Donate Life Month, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center held its annual flag raising to honor those who have given the generous gift of organ and tissue donation, celebrate the second chance at life made possible for transplant recipients, and give hope to patients ...

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Approximately 15 percent of people in the U.S. are believed to have a cyst—a small, fluid- filled pocket—within their pancreas. While most pancreatic cysts are benign, some have the potential to progress to pancreatic cancer over time—and pancreatic cysts are the most identifiable precursor to ...

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SOUTH ORANGE - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum came to visit  JESPY House to officially present the Township’s Proclamation in recognition of March's Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and to have an open forum with JESPY clients. “Everybody who is a part of South Orange is ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -  Eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities have been recognized and re-designated as “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” and two RWJBarnabas Health facilities received new designations by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of America's largest civil ...

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SOUTH ORANGE - Clients and staff at JESPY House were recently visited by Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey, who presented JESPY with a Resolution from the State of New Jersey. The Resolution honored and recognized the nonprofit during the observance of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, which ...

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SOUTH ORANGE - The General Assembly floor in the State House in Trenton, NJ was abuzz with monumental activity on March 24, 2022. JESPY’s Board President Dr. Ahadi Bugg-Levine was honored with an Assembly Resolution alongside medical professionals, first responders, educators, and other women ...

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Although many people may not know it, the month of March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This month is particularly significant for me because when I was about seven years old, I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (“ADD”) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ...

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I personally feel very strongly that individuals with low incomes and people with disabilities should not receive the same housing vouchers. People with disabilities should not be combined with vouchers for all. Having different vouchers will allow more individuals with disabilities to have the ...

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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM) takes place every March. Signed into law in 1987 by then President Ronald Reagan, the goal of DDAM is to continually raise awareness about the importance of inclusion of people with Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities in all areas of life, ...

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Sniors aged 65 and better are welcome to attend Free Fitness Fridays at Crane’s Mill. Classes are geared towards all mobility levels, and are led by Chelsea Rojas, Crane’s Mill’s Exercise Physiologist. Classes run each Friday from April 1 through May 6, with the exception of the third class ...

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Did you know that March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month? JESPY House welcomes our South Orange – Maplewood (SOMa) neighbors to celebrate with us! So, what is JESPY House? JESPY helps adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live independently in South Orange, New ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Families are invited to learn more about the West Essex YMCA’s Peanut Shell Early Childhood Learning Center during an Open House on Saturday, March 26. Tours will be available by appointment. To schedule a tour with the center director, please fill out a brief online ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- The La Via Wellness program at Crane’s Mill senior living community enhances resident well-being by focusing on six distinct dimensions of wellness: physical, spiritual, intellectual, emotional and social, vocational, and environmental. We believe that a well-rounded approach ...

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