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Health & Wellness

November 18, 2022

EDISON, NJ — Maureen Harding, MSN, BSN, RN, Corporate Vice President of Nursing Operations at RWJBarnabas Health, was recently recognized with the Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey (PNANJ) Legacy Award for 2022 at the Annual PNANJ Gala and Awards Night in Edison. The honor recognizes ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- The enthusiasm with which Dr. Sarah Haller regards her expertise in podiatry comes through very clearly for anyone who engages her on the subject for even a few minutes. Dr. Haller is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon at Essex Union Podiatry with a professional focus on ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) recently welcomed its newest transplant surgeon, Matthew Rosenzweig, DO.   Dr. Rosenzweig joins Stuart R. Geffner, MD, and Harry Sun, MD, with Associates in Transplant and General Surgery, and ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Fairfield Police Officer Frank Patierno participated in the Essex Health and Wellness Recovery Center’s fifth Opioid Awareness Walk on Saturday. Officer Patierno walked the entire 7.25 miles from Newark to Caldwell. He was also recognized for his work in addressing the opioid ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Cardiologists at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC), an RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) facility, successfully completed their 500th WATCHMAN™ procedure for patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) in this summer.  After performing its first procedure in 2017, the hospital is ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH), the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, has been granted accreditation for nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). According to the health care ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Across RWJBarnabas Health, we have seen a recent surge in cases of severe respiratory illness in children who test positive for rhinovirus and/or enterovirus. Uzma N. Hasan, MD, Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, and Christopher ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night. The freestanding outpatient facility, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) was one of nine RWJBarnabas Health facilities to recently earn national recognition for its efforts to increase organ, eye and tissue donor registrations across the state through the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Organ ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health is making an urgent appeal for blood and platelet donations as it responds to a serious blood shortage at hospitals throughout the state. Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston is one several RJWBarnabas Health facilities that have scheduled local blood ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health has received 26 awards from Healthgrades, the highest number of awards in the state for excellence in comprehensive women’s care. Healthgrades’ Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award, Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for Essex County from 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday Aug. 5. The NWS reports a chance of rain, and possible thunderstorms Thursday night. Showers and thunderstorms are also likely on Friday, with some ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health Vice-President of Business Development Meg Stagliano, MBA, MSN, RN, has been named president of the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NJAASC), the health care system announced this week. Stagliano, who will serve a three-year term as ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Heat Advisory for Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic counties through Sunday, July 24.  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 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Breast Center at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center recently completed extensive renovations, further enhancing the continuum of care for women and making the space more efficient, private and patient-centered. Renovations include a new, dedicated magnetic resonance ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — June has long been recognized as Pride Month in honor of the Stonewall riots that took place in New York City in June 1969. A symbol of gay pride, the rainbow flag reflects the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community and the spectrum of human sexuality and gender. At Cooperman ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael L. Loftus, MD, MBA, has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Medical and Quality Officer for Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility located in Livingston. As an experienced healthcare executive with expertise in designing and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) recently announced the appointment of Robert Weitzman as the Vice President for Ambulatory Care at the Livingston-based hospital. “We welcome Rob to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center,” said Richard Davis, president and chief executive ...

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Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer products have been recalled due to the possible bacterial contamination, announced the FDA. Select units of Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer could show the presence of Pluralibacter gergoviae, a bacterium. The baterium typically poses little medical risk to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Rahuldev Bhalla, MD, a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist has joined the Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health. Dr. Bhalla is affiliated with Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and will provide urologic oncology services in ...

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WAYNE, NJ - A 69-year-old grandmother is in desperate need of a new kidney. Theresa LaBarck has been on dialysis for the past two years. Originally from Paterson, she has been a Wayne resident for almost 20 years. Her grandson, Thomas, Jr. "T.J." Sullivan, said he was ready to do anything to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes (Morahan Center) at RWJBarnabas Health will provide free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes on Saturday, March 26, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the South Mountain Recreation Complex Codey ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Medical technology leader Getinge has expanded operations in New Jersey with the launch of a new Experience Center in Wayne that will support its sales and service operations in North America. The company already has its U.S. headquarters and extensive manufacturing facilities here, and ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea. “Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The American Red Cross has declared its first ever national blood crisis, warning if donations don't increase soon, life-saving blood may not be available to people who need it. In response, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) is urging people to donate blood and platelets at ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sheila Collier, MSN, RNC-MNN, has been named the Chief Nursing Officer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC), formerly Saint Barnabas Medical Center. A dedicated member of the CBMC team since 2005, Collier is now responsible for all aspects of the CBMC Nursing ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- Data shows that the county is sharply on the downside of the curve of the most recent spike in COVID cases. Monday, Jan. 17 marked the first day of 2022 in which the number of new confirmed positive tests was below 1,000. There were 782 new COVID cases in Essex County as of ...

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NEW JERSEY — There may be signs that the latest wave of COVID cases may have peaked in Essex County. There were 2,409 new positive tests for the virus reported in Essex County on Tuesday, Jan. 11. That figure is part of a three-day average of new cases in the county of 2,464. By comparison, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Joseph Koziol, MD, has been named Chair of Neurosurgery at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC), formerly known as Saint Barnabas Medical Center, after serving as an attending physician at CBMC for almost 30 years. “Over the past several years, the Neurosurgery Department ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center welcomed the first baby of 2022, baby Eve Muhammad, at 1:44 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Born to Andrea Anderson and Naseer Muhammad, the baby weighed in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19-and-three-quarter inches long.  “It was such a blessing ...

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