279 posts categorized " Author Nicole Pensiero" Feed

Jefferson Health Volunteers in NJ Recognized for Hours of Dedication & Service

Nearly 75 Jefferson Health volunteers, based at New Jersey locations, were honored for their many years and hours of service at a special luncheon, held April 16th at Lucien’s Manor in Berlin, NJ. Volunteers were recognized for reaching milestones for hours of service that ranged from 100 hours to more... Read more →

Jefferson’s New Jersey-based Wound Care Center Offers Foot Health Tips

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, and the experts at Jefferson Health’s New Jersey-based Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (Wound Care Center) suggest people take a moment to “stand up” for their feet. Currently, 6.7 million Americans are living with a chronic wound, and more... Read more →

Radiation Oncology Nurse Kathy Solari Receives National Award at ONS 44th Annual Congress

Kathy Solari, RN, BSN, OCN, Radiation Oncology Nurse Manager at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township, received a national honor on Thursday, April 11th, at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 44th Annual Congress in Anaheim, CA. Before thousands of her nursing peers, Kathy, a 27-year associate of Jefferson... Read more →

Jefferson Family Health Services Receives 2 Grants to Support ‘Reach Out and Read’ Program

Studies show reading to children is one way to address the gap in early literacy education that prevails among low-income populations. Since 2014, Jefferson Family Health Services’ (FHS) “Reach Out and Read” program has helped more than 7,000 families by giving children a book at routine health checkups to take... Read more →

Jefferson NJ Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Ronald McDonald Family Room at WT Hospital and Longtime Volunteer Catherine Durante

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, home to the only Ronald McDonald Family Room located within an Emergency Department waiting area, celebrated the 15th anniversary of the respite space — for families with children needing medical treatment — on Wednesday, April 3rd. Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey (RMHSNJ) volunteers uplift... Read more →

Jefferson Health Foundation – NJ Receives $10,000 Donation to Establish Kevin Todd Memorial Fund

to Support SJ HIV/AIDS Patients and their Families South Jersey resident Kevin Todd was just 40 when he passed away in 1997 from complications of AIDS. Two years later, Kevin’s family started a non-profit organization — Spirit of the Holidays (SOTH) — to honor his memory and fulfill his wish... Read more →

South Jersey Arts Fest at Appel Farm Arts and Music Campus, June 1 & 2

South Jersey Arts Fest Line-up brings earthy, rootsy, countrified, soul-filled, rockin’ music to Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus on June 1 & 2, 2019. (Elmer, NJ – April 5, 2019) South Jersey Arts Fest at Appel Farm will come alive with music! On Saturday June 1st, soulful spoken word... Read more →

Jefferson Health NJ Offering Automated Breast Ultrasound for Better Detection of Breast Cancer

Jefferson Health New Jersey is now offering a new FDA-approved Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS) for the detection of breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue. This system has been clinically proven to increase breast cancer detection by more than 35 percent. Jefferson is the first health system in... Read more →

Jefferson Health New Jersey Donates $10,000 to RMHC’s “Change the Luck of a Child” Telethon

Shown at the telethon are, from far right: Ronald McDonald; John Durante, Chairman of the Jefferson Health New Jersey Hospital Board of Trustees, and former President of RMHC of the Philadelphia Region; Lisa Morina, VP, Administration & External Relations; and Jefferson Health managers Rebecca Bigwood, Dean Auer, and Kevin Gerber,... Read more →

Everything You Need to Know About Colonoscopies with Dr. Brian Blair

To support National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – the month of March – Jefferson Health gastroenterologist Brian Blair, DO, shares everything we need to know about colonoscopies and the importance of early detection. Q: Why do we get colonoscopies? A: According to the American Cancer Society, in the U.S., colon... Read more →

Joe Devine Named to 2019 NJBIZ Power 100 List

Congrats to President Joe Devine, who was recently named to the 2019 NJBIZ Power 100 list, which features top leaders in New Jersey. Joe, who is also Chair of the New Jersey Hospital Association Board, and Chair of the Southern NJ Chamber of Commerce, is described as an "obviously talented... Read more →

SJ Biz Recognizes Jefferson Health New Jersey Named to ‘Best of Health Care 2019’ List

Jefferson Health New Jersey’s commitment to fighting hunger with the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) — and Michelle Gollapalli, MBA, CFRE, CAP®, VP of Development, and Executive Director, Jefferson Health Foundation - New Jersey — were recently named to South Jersey Biz magazine’s “Best of Health Care” list for... Read more →

Diet Comes First: How to Manage Your Type 2 Diabetes

According to the CDC, more than 30 million Americans currently suffer from diabetes, 90-95 percent of whom have type 2 diabetes. It’s important to understand that medication is not the only treatment for this disease. A healthy diet and physical activity play a significant role in both reversal and prevention.... Read more →

In Honor of World TB Day: The Importance of TB Screening

Tuberculosis, more commonly known as TB, once killed 1 out of every 7 people in the U.S. and U.K. Now, it is a rare disease, due to the advent of new preventative measures and treatments discovered in the late 19th century. According to the TB Surveillance Report, the U.S. has... Read more →

Jefferson Health New Jersey Elects New Medical Staff Officers

Jefferson Health New Jersey has announced the appointment of its new Medical Staff officers, each elected for a two-year term: Dr. Mark Schuster, Chief of Staff, is board certified in Nephrology and Internal Medicine. A graduate of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM), he is also fellowship-trained in Nephrology.... Read more →

Jefferson Health NJ Honored by Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey

Jefferson Health in New Jersey was recently honored by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) as one of 45 state-wide “Champions of Good Works” at a gala reception attended by 200+guests. These caring companies embody the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey’s mission to make the... Read more →

What to Eat and What Not to Eat: Colon Health is the Question

On average, 1 in 20 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer in their lifetime. However, leading a healthy lifestyle, by engaging in regular physical activity and consuming more nutritious foods, plays a promising role in prevention. In support of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Stephanie Biggs, RD, LDN, CDE,... Read more →

Why You Should Be Aware of the Rise in Colorectal Cancer Cases Among America’s Youth

While it’s true that colorectal cancer rates have dropped in the U.S. since the mid-1980s, new studies have shown more cases popping up among those under the age of 50 – the recommended age for baseline colonoscopy. Jefferson Health gastroenterologist Dr. Drew Chiesaexplains the possible reasons behind this shift. Dr.... Read more →

Jefferson Health (NJ) Radiation Oncology Nurse Honored by Gloucester County Freeholders

Kathleen Solari, RN, BSN, OCN, Radiation Oncology Nurse Manager at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township, received a Certificate of Commendation from the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ Jim Jefferson at a surprise presentation Wednesday. Solari, a 27-year associate and resident of Williamstown, NJ, was recognized by... Read more →

Marjorie’s Story: How a Lung Cancer Diagnosis Made the Decision to Quit Smoking a Lot Easier

gloucestercitynews.net | March 15, 2019 “My doctor said to me, ‘we can’t operate unless you quit smoking now,’” said Marjorie Griffin, patient of Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Duane Monteith. “So I said, ‘Okay, the cigarettes are gone. I quit that day.’” Griffin, 72, of Voorhees Township, was diagnosed with lung cancer... Read more →

JeffConnect® Makes Visiting Your Doctor Easier Than Ever Before

gloucestercitynews.net | March 15, 2019 Getting in to see your doctor can be difficult, and when you’re trying to navigate your already busy schedule, nearly impossible. If you’re feeling under the weather, wouldn’t it be easier to receive the same care from the comfort of your home? Now, you can.... Read more →

Jefferson Wound Care Center Provides 'Painless, Relaxing' HBOT Treatment for Non-Healing Wounds

cnbnewsnet | March 15, 2019 Somerdale, NJ, resident Robert O’Dowd found out first-hand how successful hyperbaric oxygen treatment can be in healing wounds. In fact, not only did this treatment – commonly referred to as HBOT – save his bladder (which had been damaged through radiation treatments for cancer) …... Read more →