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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


The Truth about Men’s Nutritional Needs: A Round Table Discussion with Jefferson Health New Jersey Dietitians

In support of Men’s Health Month, the Nutrition Team at Jefferson Health in New Jersey recently sat down to discuss men’s nutritional needs, breaking the common misconception that they differ from the needs of women. Do men and women have different nutritional needs? Lindsay Friel, MS, RDN: This is more stereotype-based than it is fact-based. Men need a balanced diet,... Read more →


Jefferson Health Introduces Direct Primary Care Practice in Haddonfield

A new type of family medicine practice — providing patients with greater access to their care providers and more in-depth visits — will launch in Haddonfield on July 1st. Jefferson Health Direct Primary Care - Haddonfield, led by family medicine physicians Dr. Leonard Ridilla and Dr. James Runfola, is a new model of care that ensures patients more accessibility and... Read more →


Be You, The Solasta Group Donate 25 Baby Baskets to Support Jefferson Family Health Services in New Jersey

On Thursday, June 20th, Be You — a Burlington, NJ-based nonprofit affiliate of The Solasta Group — donated baby baskets for the third consecutive year to Jefferson’s New Jersey-based Family Health Services. Since 2017, Be You has donated more than 100 baskets, including 25 this year, at both Jefferson Family Health Services locations (Somerdale and Washington Township) for patients/families with... Read more →


Jefferson New Jersey Hospitals Each Receive Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award

Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, Jefferson Stratford Hospital and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital have each received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award. Additionally, Jefferson Washington Township Hospital — a state-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center — received the Target: StrokeSMHonor Roll Elite Plus Award, while Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital and Jefferson Stratford Hospital each received... Read more →


Seven Jefferson Health New Jersey Interns Graduate from Project SEARCH Work-Transition Program

The third class of talented Y.A.L.E. School interns recently graduated from Jefferson Health’s Project SEARCH program at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. Launched in Cincinnati in 1996, Project SEARCH is a work-transition program for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities; it has grown to more than 400 host employer sites worldwide, including Jefferson — which in 2017 began the... Read more →


Joy through Art: How an Associate's Son Spreads Happiness through Creativity

Nick Farrauto, 17-year-old son of Jefferson Washington Township Hospital ED Nurse, Tracey Sosa, has a unique talent that he shares not only with his mother’s coworkers, but with the world. Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as a young child, Nick’s tendencies began to worsen during his adolescence. But after a six-month period of treatment, his behavior improved tremendously, and he... Read more →


Gloucester County Freeholders Donate Harm Reduction Kits to Jefferson Washington Township

The Emergency Department (ED) at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital received 100 Harm Reduction & Recovery Kits from the Gloucester County Freeholders on Wednesday for those who have overdosed and have used Narcan®. Jefferson’s Washington Township ED, the ED at Inspira Medical Center - Woodbury, and Gloucester County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) each received 100 kits at a presentation held at... Read more →


Jefferson Health, Washington Township Partner to Launch Bike Share Program at Washington Lake Park

Jefferson Health’s presence and impact within the Washington Township community extends beyond the hospital campus, and the latest example of that became evident Monday morning at Washington Lake Park (626 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Sewell). Washington Township launched a new Bike Share program at the popular community park, following a $20,000 donation from Jefferson to support the project and Mayor Joann... Read more →


In Honor of Mental Health Awareness Month: How Mental Health Can Change As We Age

If you were asked what “mental health” means, what would you say? Mental health is a broad term, that doesn’t just encompass our emotions, but also our psychological and social well-being. This includes how we think, feel, perceive, and react to different situations. Equally important as physical health, mental health evolves over our entire life span, sometimes through positive development,... Read more →


Register Now: National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration Set for June 2nd at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township

Celebrate life with cancer survivors and their families on National Cancer Survivors Day — Sunday, June 2 —from noon to 3 p.m. at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township (900 Medical Center Drive, Sewell, NJ). People diagnosed with and surviving cancer, along with their friends and family, are invited to enjoy a free and festive afternoon of fun,... Read more →


Jefferson Health in New Jersey Adds New Vision™ Medical Stabilization Service for Patients Battling Addiction

Jefferson Stratford Hospital is now offering services to help people overcome withdrawal symptoms from drug and alcohol addictions through New Vision™ medical stabilization service. The New Vision service serves adults with a medically supervised hospital stay for inpatient stabilization, which usually lasts three days. The inpatient stay includes pre-screening, assessment, admission, medical stabilization, and discharge planning. Discharge planning occurs prior... Read more →


The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade

Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital and Jefferson Stratford Hospital have been awarded ‘A’s’ in the The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. Also, Jefferson Washington Township Hospital received a high ‘B’ grade in the report. Congrats to all! The designations recognize hospitals’ efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. Developed under the guidance of a national... Read more →


Jefferson Health in New Jersey Receives Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals have been awarded the 2019 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, Jefferson Stratford Hospital, and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data, as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. During... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey Physicians Named Among Region’s Best in Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors™ 2019

Philadelphia magazine’s Top Doctors™ list is here again for 2019, and our dedicated physicians have been recognized as the best of the best in terms of compassionate and high-quality care throughout Southeast Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and Delaware. Each year, the magazine, in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., performs a rigorous screening process to select winners in various fields. All... Read more →


Movement Matters: Occupational Therapy for Neurological Conditions

Any neurological condition – including stroke or brain injury; dementia or Parkinson’s Disease – can impact a person’s ability to function on a day-to-day basis. For people experiencing functional impairments due to a neurological condition, Occupational Therapy (OT), can help enhance their independence and overall quality of life. OT focuses heavily on what are called ADLs (Activities of Daily Living,... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey Associates Celebrate Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day 2019

Nearly 90 children (ages 7 to 11) of Jefferson Health New Jersey associates — throughout the hosptial campuses and the Health Care Center — enjoyed a fun-filled day on Thursday, April 25th, at our annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Thomas Jefferson University's mascot, Phil the Ram, made a surprise visit to Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey Represented at Friday’s Go Red for Women Luncheon

Representatives from Jefferson Health New Jersey were on hand for Friday’s 13th Annual American Heart Association Go Red for Women luncheon at The Mansion at Main Street in Voorhees. Go Red events are held at locations throughout the country to raise awareness among women about their greatest health threat – heart disease.Cardiovascular diseases, which include stroke, claim the life of... Read more →


Support ALS Research at Jefferson by Voting in 'NRG Gives' Competition

Now through April 29th, support research at Jefferson’s Weinberg ALS Center by voting for Family Strong 4 ALS, one of three charities competing in the NRG Gives program. Established in 2016, NRG Gives supports deserving local nonprofits. This year, votes will determine how NRG directs its charitable donation — a $100,000 donation to the top vote-getter, $20,000 to the runner-up,... Read more →