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Emergency Fund for Jefferson Health - NJ Employees Renamed In Honor of Past President Joseph W. Devine

When Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, retired from his role of Executive Vice President with Jefferson Health and President of Jefferson Health - New Jersey earlier this year, colleagues decided to honor his longtime commitment to the people of Jefferson in a special way. Devine, who resides in Washington Township, NJ, is the namesake of the longtime Emergency Financial Assistance Fund for employees at Jefferson Health – New Jersey facing unexpected hardships. The former Emergency Financial Assistance Fund is now called The Devine Fund for Employee Assistance. The Fund provides grants of up to $2,000 per request; since 2006, it has helped... Read more →


Jefferson Health NJ Infection Control Officer Dr. Cindy Hou to be Honored

...as 2020 ACOI Researcher of the Year - National Award Recognizes Excellence in Osteopathic Medicine Jefferson Health Infectious Diseases specialist Cindy Hou, DO, FACOI, FIDSA, will be honored this fall as Researcher of the Year by the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI), a national professional organization dedicated to promoting the principles of osteopathic medicine. ACOI will bestow the honor on October 23 during its Annual Convention (#ACOI2020), which will be held virtually this year. Each year, physicians are chosen from a pool of ACOI members nominated for their accomplishments and activities. Winners are selected by the ACOI Honors and Awards... Read more →


Jefferson Health’s NJ Wound Care Centers Raise Awareness of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Throughout the month of September, Jefferson Health’s Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – with two locations in southern New Jersey – will recognize Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. PAD is a condition that develops when arteries that supply blood to internal organs, arms, and legs, become blocked as a result of atherosclerosis. Jefferson’s wound care centers, a member of the Healogics® network, treats chronic wounds related to PAD, performs non-invasive tests for PAD, and counsels patients on how to manage the illness which, if left untreated, can lead to lower limb amputation and death. PAD affects... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Nurses Honored with DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Care

Two Jefferson Health – New Jersey nurses — Britney Bailey, RN, and Frances Heimgartner, RN, were recently honored with 2020 second quarter DAISY Awards for compassionate and skillful care. Bailey, who works on the Medical-Surgical Unit/MS4 at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, left, was nominated for her extraordinary care and willingness to jump in and assist others throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The Cedar Brook, NJ, resident is “always on the pulse of every aspect of her assignment and what is happening on her unit,” the nominator wrote. Heimgartner, of Marlton, NJ, was praised for offering comfort, kindness, and sympathy to parents of... Read more →


Jefferson Health’s 3 New Jersey Hospitals Receive Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey Hospitals — located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township — have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor RollTM awards. These awards recognize the hospitals’ commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines using the latest scientific evidence. Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, Jefferson Stratford Hospital and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital each earned the Gold Plus award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. Before discharge from the hospital,... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey Ranked 9th in State

in U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021 “Best Hospitals” Ranking Jefferson Health New Jersey is ranked as the 9th-best hospital in New Jersey and the 11th-best in the Philadelphia metropolitan area in the just-released “Best Hospitals” ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Comprised of three acute care hospitals – located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township – Jefferson Health New Jersey is also “Recognized in Southern New Jersey” in the rankings for its quality care. U.S. News & World Report also praised Jefferson New Jersey as “High Performing” in four specific clinical areas: Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary... Read more →


Jefferson Health in New Jersey Wins Project SEARCH Spotlight on Model Fidelity Award

International Program Recognizes Jefferson’s Commitment to Provide Internship Opportunities to Young Adults with Disabilities Jefferson Health in New Jersey has been named the winner of an international Project SEARCH award in the category of Innovative Employment for its internship program for young adults with disabilities. This marked the second year for the Project SEARCH Spotlight on Model Fidelity awards. A total of three Spotlight Awards are given out each year in three different categories. The Spotlight on Innovative Employment, which Jefferson won, recognizes teams that develop quality jobs and rewarding careers that make use of the skills and experience participants gained... Read more →


Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Named New Jersey’s ‘Nicest Place’ in Reader’s Digest Contest

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital has been named New Jersey’s winner in the Reader’s Digest 50 Nicest Places in America 2020: United in Kindness contest. The story from New Jersey of how area resident JoAnn Kates’ decision to donate her $1,200 stimulus check to buy meals for hospital employees inspired Life Church of Williamstown – where she is a congregant and also works – to donate $1,000 more to also buy meals for hospital workers led to winning a Reader’s Digest contest on kindness. The article also mentions South Jersey-based Food4Staff, a nonprofit effort spearheaded by area resident John Chirico that has... Read more →


DAISY Champion Award Presented to Jefferson Health NJ’s Roisin Welsh

Jefferson Health New Jersey Senior Magnet Data Analyst Roisin Welsh, MLS, shown right, was recently presented with the DAISY Champion Award. The DAISY Foundation™ defines a Champion as someone who has worked diligently to make the DAISY Award program meaningful for nurses and successful for an organization. Jefferson Health New Jersey partnered with the DAISY Foundation in 2015 to recognize its nursing staff for its positive impact on patients and families. Since then, more than 70 Jefferson New Jersey nurses have been honored with the DAISY Award. Welsh, a resident of West Berlin, NJ, has been instrumental in developing the process... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey Celebrates 3,000th da Vinci Robotic Surgery

It was time to celebrate a milestone Monday at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital: Dr. Roy Sandau – Chief of Surgery at Jefferson Health New Jersey – performed the 3,000th robotic surgical procedure at the hospital on July 3, 2020, using the da Vinci® Surgical System. Dr. Sandau, shown here with members of the hospital’s surgical team, has performed well over 800 cases using the da Vinci robot at the hospital, which first began offering robotic surgery in 2008. In 2016, Dr. Sandau was awarded the Distinguished Surgeon Award by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., creator of the da Vinci system. He performed New... Read more →


Brian Sweeney Named President & Chief Operating Officer of Jefferson Health’s New Jersey Division

Brian Sweeney, RN, MBA, FACHE, has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of Jefferson Health in New Jersey. A 23-year Jefferson Health veteran, Sweeney was appointed Interim President in early March, replacing the New Jersey division’s previous President, Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, who remains with the organization in an enterprise role. Since joining the New Jersey leadership team, Sweeney managed through many operational challenges surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, as South Jersey emerged as one of the early regional hotspots for the virus. Previously, he had most recently led daily hospital operations across all Thomas Jefferson University Hospital campuses in Philadelphia... Read more →


Maple Shade Man Becomes First Jefferson Health NJ COVID-19 Survivor to Receive Convalescent Plasma Transfusion

COVID-19 patient and survivor Paul Beaulieu of Maple Shade, NJ, recently became the first Jefferson New Jersey recipient of convalescent plasma donated by a recovered COVID-19 patient. Part of a regulated research project, blood is collected at the Jefferson Blood Donation Center in Philadelphia from qualified, recovered Jefferson COVID-19 patients. The blood is then centrifuged, or “spun down,” to separate the plasma, which is thought to contain antibodies. The research hopes to prove that the antibodies help to aid in COVID patients’ recovery. Mr. Beaulieu, 65, said that what he assumed was a cold soon felt like there was a “car... Read more →


Jefferson Washington Township Hospital ICU Nurse Linda McAllister Receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Care

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse Linda McAllister, BSN, RN, shown right, was honored with a 2020 first quarter DAISY Award for compassionate and skillful care. Jefferson New Jersey Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, made the presentation to McAllister at the hospital on June 3. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients, family members, and colleagues for demonstrating excellence through clinical expertise, extraordinary compassionate care, and a high level of professionalism. A resident of Sewell, NJ, McAllister was nominated for her extraordinary care of a man who - when accompanying his... Read more →


Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Receives Donation of SNOO Bassinet for Fussy Newborns

Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse Lynn Stites demonstrates how the SNOO bed is used to soothe fussy babies at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Washington Township, NJ, June 3, 2020 – Jefferson Washington Township Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was the recent recipient of a specialized bassinet, called SNOO, aimed at soothing fussy babies. The South Jersey-based acute care hospital had previously purchased two SNOO beds –developed by renowned pediatrician and author Dr. Harvey Karp - which had proven highly popular with the nursing staff, and highly successful in soothing newborns in the hospital’s NICU. The SNOO bassinet – a combination rocker-white... Read more →


Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Staff Win Nursing DAISY Awards

For Immediate Release Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital ICU Team, Emergency Department Nurse Receive DAISY Awards VOORHEES, NJ, May 19, 2020 — Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital’s ICU nursing staff was recently honored with the 2019 DAISY Team for extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care. Additionally, Cherry Hill Emergency Department nurse Erica Ceron BSN, RN, received the first-quarter 2020 DAISY Award for individual achievement. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients, family members, and colleagues for demonstrating excellence through clinical expertise, extraordinary compassionate care, and a high level of professionalism. The DAISY Team Award honors collaboration among two or more... Read more →


Jefferson Health's #Seniors4Seniors2020 Social Media Campaign Connects Generations

TURNERSVILLE, NJ (May 18, 2020) — In a show of support for the Class of 2020, residents of the Jefferson Health Care Center – a long-term care facility in Gloucester County - have launched a #Seniors4Seniors2020 social media campaign to send congratulations to area graduates whose final semester of school was disrupted by COVID-19. “This inter-generational social media campaign is a morale-booster and reinforces that we are all in this together,” says Health Care Center Executive Director Gary Pizzichillo, adding that it has provided residents with a feeling of connection to the younger generation, as well as to their families. With... Read more →


Jefferson Health’s Three New Jersey Hospitals Nationally Recognized with ‘A’s’ in Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals — located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township — each were awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements in providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety; the Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months, assessing how well hospitals prevent medical errors and other harm to patients. “At a time when healthcare organizations are more vital than ever, we are especially... Read more →


EMS, Police/Fire Depts. salute Frontline Heroes with Parade at Jefferson Washington Twp. Hospital

Washington Township, NJ, April 28, 2020 - Members from EMS, Police and Fire departments from across South Jersey drove through the Jefferson Washington Township Hospital campus on April 27 to thank their fellow frontline heroes during the COVID-19 crisis. The 15-minute parade, featuring hundreds of vehicles from dozens of area municipalities, began at Washington Township High School on Hurffville Cross-Keys Road, and traveled through the Jefferson campus — including past the seven-floor Silvestri patient tower currently under construction. Here, an employee of Jefferson Washington Township Hospital snaps a cell phone photo of the parade passing by. Read more →


Knowledge is power: Get facts straight during Colorectal Awareness Month

Did you know that colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer death among American men and women combined? One out of every three people are not up-to-date with screenings. Sadly, 60 percent of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented with screening: in fact, getting screened routinely starting at age 45 or 50, at the latest — is the most effective way to reduce your risk. Abnormal growths, called polyps, can form in the colon or rectum. Through screenings, they can be removed early, before becoming cancerous. A person’s CRC risk increases as they age; about 90 percent of... Read more →


Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey 2020 Gala Raises Nearly $900K for Planned Jefferson Pride Primary and Specialty Care Practice

Nearly 900 supporters of Jefferson Health New Jersey enjoyed an evening of dancing and dining at the organization’s 24th annual Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey fundraising Gala, held at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. The February 29th event — headlined by performances from Motown legends The Temptations and Four Tops — raised close to $900,000 to benefit the planned Jefferson Pride Primary & Specialty Care practice, set to open in Collingswood later this year. For more information, visit JeffersonHealth.org/JeffPrideNJ. Shown, from left: Colleen Wyse and husband, Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, President, Thomas Jefferson University, and CEO of... Read more →


Topping Off Ceremony Held for $184M Patient Tower at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital reached a major milestone on Thursday, February 20th, as a “topping off” ceremony was held for its new $184 million patient tower, slated to open in summer 2021. Jefferson leadership and staff — including Dr. Stephen Klasko, President of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health — were in attendance, along with NJ state and local officials, as the final beam was lifted by a crane and put in place. The 7-floor, 243,500-square-foot tower, being named in honor of Jefferson board member and benefactor John P. Silvestri and his family, will feature 90 private patient rooms,... Read more →


Jefferson Health Hosts FREE Wellness Programs for Seniors Through May 2020

Join Jefferson Health experts for FREE community wellness programs for seniors through May: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - The Basics; Thursday, March 5, 2 p.m.; Kennedy Health & Wellness Center (405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Suite 201, Sewell): COPD affects almost 15 million Americans. Learn what COPD is; how it affects the lungs; causes, signs and symptoms; and disease management. Weight Loss and Fiber – What’s the Connection?; Wednesday, March 18, 11 a.m., at the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library (606 Delsea Drive, Sewell): Eating enough fiber is essential for a healthy diet. Join Jefferson Health’s Danielle Hall, RD, to... Read more →


Jefferson Primary & Specialty Care offices celebrate “Patient Appreciation Day”

There was a sweet treat awaiting Jefferson Primary & Specialty Care patients in New Jersey on Valentine’s Day. Four of our medical practices – Marlton, Voorhees, Regulus (Turnersville) and Kingsway (Sewell) – celebrated "Patient Appreciation Day” as a well to thank patients for trusting us with their healthcare needs. The all-day events featured snacks, Jefferson “swag” and a chance to win a gift basket. Patients could also learn about the benefits of MyChart, which offers free, online access to their medical record, and allows patients to request medical appointments, review test results and more. Left to right, at the Jefferson Voorhees... Read more →


Jefferson Health Patient Engagement Scheduling Center Opens in Cherry Hill, NJ

Jefferson Health Patient Engagement Scheduling Center Opens in Cherry Hill, NJ Cherry Hill, NJ, February 13, 2020 – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held this week for the new 35,000-square-foot Jefferson Health Patient Engagement Scheduling Center in Cherry Hill. This new call center is designed to increase efficiency and ensure a seamless patient experience. It combines several existing call centers in southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, and will handle everything from ‪1-800-JEFF NOW calls to appointments for Medical Imaging studies, and Jefferson Primary & Specialty Care practices. A second new Jefferson Health Patient Engagement Scheduling Center is slated to open this spring... Read more →


FREE Wellness Programs for Seniors at Jefferson Health

VOORHEES, NJ (Feb. 4, 2020) – Join Jefferson Health experts for FREE community wellness programs for seniors through May: Wound Care for Caregivers; Tuesday, February 11, noon, at Cherry Hill Public Library (1100 Kings Highway): Join Jefferson Health’s Dr. Lisa Derr, Cherry Hill Wound Center Medical Director, for a lunch and learn discussion on educating family members and patients on wound care basics and the Do’s and Don’ts. Light refreshments will be served. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - The Basics; Thursday, March 5, 2 p.m.; Kennedy Health & Wellness Center (405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Suite 201, Sewell): COPD affects almost... Read more →


Jefferson Health’s Lisa Morina Receives Corporate Excellence Award from Gloucester County NAACP

On November 3, Lisa Morina, Vice President of Government & External Relations, received the Corporate Excellence Award from the Gloucester County NAACP. Morina was one of 20 recipients of a “Game Changers” award at the annual Black & White Gala, held at Auletto’s Caterers in Deptford, NJ. “Game Changer awards recognize those who, through their organization, provide significant financial or in-kind resources to assist organizations like the NAACP in meeting community needs,” said Loretta Winters, President, Gloucester County NAACP. “Through Lisa’s community involvement, she has recognized and met those needs with persistence, involvement and commitment to equity.” At Jefferson Health in... Read more →


Jefferson Health’s New Jersey Hospitals Nationally Recognized

with ‘A’s’ in Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals — located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township — were each awarded an “A” in the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Jefferson’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization — driven by employers and other purchasers of health care — committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals... Read more →


Jefferson Health in New Jersey Receives MAAPE Proficiency Award

CHERRY HILL, NJ (Nov. 22, 2019)--Jefferson Health in New Jersey (JHNJ) recently received a Proficiency Award from the nonprofit Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE). The award is the next tier in JHNJ’s journey to achieve Baldrige Performance Excellence, after receiving MAAPE’s Commitment Award in 2017. JHNJ began its Baldrige journey in 2017 — under the leadership of Dr. David Condoluci, Senior Vice President and Chief Patient Safety & Quality Officer; Kathleen Victor, Corporate Director for Performance Improvement; and Abbey Driendl, Performance Excellence Specialist — by using the Baldridge Health Care Excellence Framework. Many organizations use the framework to reach their... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey Using MyChart for Patient Medical Records

On September 28, Jefferson Health in New Jersey transitioned to a new patient portal called MyChart. The innovative, user-friendly platform will enhance the safety and security of the organization of medical records, as well as offer unique benefits to patients. MyChart allows patients to access real-time results, right at their fingertips, explains Brenda Gorman, oncology assistant at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township. “It’s one chart – everywhere you go,” said Gorman. “That’s what we are so excited about! All of the patient’s information will be comprehensive, in one spot, to help us provide the best possible care.” If... Read more →


New Patient Tower at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital to be named in Honor of Board Member John Silvestri

The Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey announced today that the new patient tower under construction at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital will be named in honor of John P. Silvestri and his family, who have made a gift of $5 million to the New Jersey arm of the organization, the single largest in its history. “John Silvestri and his family have been wonderful advocates for our organization for over 30 years,” said Joseph W. Devine, President of Jefferson Health in New Jersey. “Their generous gift and the naming as the Silvestri Tower will provide a lasting legacy for their years of... Read more →


Infection Control Officer Dr. Cindy Hou Speaks at 4th Annual Jefferson Sepsis Symposium

Jefferson NJ Infection Control Officer Dr. Cindy Hou recently was among speakers at the 4th Annual Jefferson Sepsis Symposium, held at Thomas Jefferson University. In addition to being on the “Debates in Sepsis” panel discussion, Dr. Hou individually lectured on “The Global Crisis of Antibiotic Resistance.” Everyone involved in the care of patients with sepsis, or at risk of sepsis, was invited to attend the symposium, which coincided with September being Sepsis Awareness Month — designated to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of the life-threatening condition. Click HERE to learn more. Shown, from left, are: Dawne Piotrowicz, Corporate Director... Read more →


Jefferson Health’s Wound Care Center in Washington Township Recognized with National Award for Excellence in Wound Healing

Physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered on September 19th to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which was given to our Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Washington Township. The Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. The award recognizes the Center having achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent, and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days to heal, for two consecutive years — 2017 and 2018. The award is named in honor of... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey Upcoming Fall and Winter Wellness Events

Jefferson Health to Host Fitness Classes in Stratford, NJ Jefferson Health offers a wide variety of fitness classes, and this fall, all community members are invited to get fit with basic yoga and resistance training classes at Jefferson Stratford Hospital (18 E. Laurel Road, 3rd Floor Room L). Basic Yoga: A mixed-level yoga experience with the basics for new students, yet still challenging for advanced students. Bring a yoga mat. When: Thursdays Session I: September 26 Session II: January 9 Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $75 per person for 8 weeks Resistance Training: Improve core balance, increase bone density, lose inches and... Read more →


Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital’s Christina Romano Receives Partnership in Philanthropy Award from OIA

Congratulations to Christina Romano, Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital’s Director of Service Excellence and Guest Relations, who recently received the Partnership in Philanthropy Award from Jefferson’s enterprise-wide Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA). The Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey, which is part of the OIA, nominated Christina for the award, which recognizes colleagues across the enterprise who have a deep understanding of philanthropy’s power to shape Jefferson’s future, and a determination to see that future realized. “Regardless of what’s needed - a tour for a potential benefactor, overseeing preparations for the installation of a multi-story mobile sculpture, or picking out the perfect... Read more →


Jeffrey A. Dubnow Named Associate VP of Development for Jefferson Health New Jersey

The Jefferson Office of Institutional Advancement has announced that Jeffrey A. Dubnow has been named Associate Vice President of Development for Jefferson Health in New Jersey. In this role, Dubnow will oversee all fundraising efforts for the healthcare organization’s New Jersey operation, including bolstering its major and planned giving programs, in addition to its annual gala and golf outing, which raise funds to support various patient-centered programs and services. Prior to joining Jefferson Health, Dubnow served three years as Vice President of Development and Communications for Chimes International, a Baltimore-based not-for-profit that offers a vast array of services to assist people... Read more →


Meet Brian Duffy - Real Men Wear Pink 2019 Representative

Brian Duffy, Jefferson Health New Jersey’s Director of Rehabilitation and 12-year employee, is one of South Jersey leaders representing this year’s American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink breast cancer awareness campaign. Learn more about Brian and what inspired him to get involved: What is your role as Director of Rehabilitation? I oversee operations, hiring, scheduling, performance reviews, policy and procedures, survey readiness, and other duties as assigned. In addition to sitting on multiple committees, I am chair of Kennedy Fitness: A Jefferson Health Affiliate, and direct the new Maressa Center for MS Wellness at Jefferson: A Therapeutic Retreat for the... Read more →


Save the Date: Jefferson Health in New Jersey Hosts Weight-Loss Surgery Fashion Show at Cherry Hill Mall on Saturday, September 21st

Prepare to be amazed at Jefferson Health New Jersey’s Weight-Loss Surgery Fall Fashion Show, featuring bariatric success stories, at the Cherry Hill Mall (Grand Court between the Macy’s and Nordstrom wings) on Saturday, September, 21, from 1 – 3 p.m. This celebratory event will feature 19 female and male weight-loss surgery patients who’ve lost a combined total of more than 2,000 pounds since their procedures with one of Jefferson’s New Jersey-based bariatric surgeons: Dr. Marc Neff, Dr. Louis Balsama, Dr. Adeshola Fakulujo, or Dr. Adam Goldstein. As the crowd of onlookers watches these “redesigned” models walk down the runway wearing the... Read more →


Comfort Bags Donated to the Gynecologic Oncology Department at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – WT from Mothers Matter

Women who have had surgery or are about to begin chemotherapy or radiation treatments at SKCC – WT will now receive a “comfort bag” donated by Mothers Matter – the Lauren Rose Albert Foundation. These spa-type gift bags include a pillow made by local Girl Scouts and the Mothers Matter volunteers, a journal, lotions, breath mints, nail polish, eyebrow pencils and more. The Gynecologic Oncology office staff were excited to receive the comfort bags for their patients. Pictured here (standing from left): Tracy Reynolds, RN; Medical Assistant Stephanie Naylor; Medical Director of Gynecologic Oncology Dr. Robin Wilson-Smith; Ashley Ferris, APN; Patti... Read more →


Jefferson Health Hospitals Among Nation’s Best According to U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The specialty care provided at Jefferson Health hospitals ranks among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 annual Best Hospitals rankings. In the regional rankings, Jefferson Health New Jersey ranks: 11th in New Jersey 13th in the Philadelphia metro area High Performing in three categories: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Heart Failure, and Knee Replacement. “Delivering exceptional care and outcomes with compassion and empathy is part of the mission for each hospital within Jefferson Health,” saidBruce Meyer, MD, MBA, President of Jefferson Health. “U.S. News & World Report’s recognition of the hospitals and services across... Read more →


A Day to Celebrate: ‘Topping Off’ Ceremony for New $165 Million Patient Pavilion at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital

On Tuesday, July 30, Jefferson Health employees, construction workers, Board members and elected officials gathered to sign the final beam for the Cherry Hill Patient Pavilion and watched it soar into the sky at this special event. Among those who offered remarks were: Jefferson Health New Jersey President Joe Devine; NJ State Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney; NJ Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald; and Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn. The “Topping Off” marked a milestone in the $165 million second and final phase of an overall $250 million construction project at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, which will include a new 90-bed... Read more →


New Jefferson Health ENT Practice Opens in Cherry Hill

A new ENT medical practice -- Jefferson Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery – is now open at the Jefferson Cherry Hill Medical Office Building at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. The practice offers comprehensive ENT, allergy, and audiology care services that include: Allergy testing and therapy Audiology (Diagnostic Testing & Hearing Aids) General ENT care Head & Neck Surgery Laryngology (Voice & Swallowing) Otology (Balance & Hearing) Rhinology (Sinus & Skull Base) Sleep & Snoring Surgery There is also a comprehensive Balance & Hearing Center located within the practice at 2211 Chapel Avenue, Suite 403, for patients with balance issues, dizziness... Read more →


Innovative Digital Platform NeuroFlow Informs Jefferson NJ OB/GYN of Patients’ Mental Wellness Between Visits

Bridging the gap between physical and mental health is becoming more and more important in the modern health care system. This rings especially true for OB/GYN providers, who often treat expectant and new mothers facing a hurdle of mental and emotional challenges. Inspired to further integrate care, Jefferson Health and Philadelphia-based NeuroFlow collaboratively designed a patient-focused, digital health platform. The innovative, mobile-friendly NeuroFlow application offers a variety of evidence-based resources and tools to support the mental wellness of patients, in addition to giving providers relevant information to gain a clearer understanding of their patients’ well-being. Recently launched across 20 Jefferson Health... Read more →


Jefferson Health in NJ Offers New, More Comfortable 3D Digital Mammography

Jefferson Health’s Outpatient Medical Imaging Center, located at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township, now offers a more comfortable mammography system, GE Healthcare’s Senographe Pristina™ with next-generation 3D digital mammography technology. This state-of-the-art system offers patients a faster and quieter exam, with greater comfort and less pain during compression. “This new system will help dismiss any preconceived fears women have about mammography, and hopefully encourage more compliance with annual screening.,” said Dr. Kahyun Yoon-Flannery, Medical Director of the Jefferson Health Comprehensive Breast Center, located within the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township. “We are pleased to offer this... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey’s Bariatric Surgery Program Completes 4,000th Surgery!

When it comes to bariatric surgery, having a strong support system is key to success. For the past 12 years, the bariatric surgery program at Jefferson Stratford Hospital has continuously supported the unique opportunity for patients to speak with program employees who walked an identical path to a healthier life. In addition, support groups, exercise and healthy eating classes are also provided to patients no matter where they are in their journey. After completing 500 surgeries annually for the past three years, the program hit a milestone. The bariatric team is happy to announce that they just completed the program’s 4,000th... Read more →