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Certified Therapy Dogs Visit Long-Term Care Residents at Jefferson Health Care Center

Long-term care residents at the Jefferson Health Care Center (JHCC) in Washington Township recently enjoyed a special visit from certified therapy dogs Cole and Cece — along with their owners, Chris Hannah and fiancée, Nicole Sapello. The visit, held in collaboration with Angelic Health, was part of the Team Cole Project’s annual summer "Kindness Tour" to area schools, hospice patients, and veterans' homes. South Jersey dogs Cole, five, and Cece, 15 months, are anything but your typical canines, as the pit bulls were both born deaf. Cole has learned some American Sign Language commands from Chris. The Team Cole Project... Read more →

Is Ranked-Choice Voting Coming to New Jersey

Support grows for ranked-choice voting in municipal, school board elections by Sophie Nieto-Munoz, New Jersey Monitor April 18, 2024 As the fight over the county line unfolds, some lawmakers say now is the time to bring ranked-choice voting to local elections in New Jersey. With federal judges ordering county clerks to use a new kind of ballot for June’s Democratic primaries, this is “exactly the time to have this conversation,” said Sen. Andrew Zwicker (D-Middlesex). Source CNBNews graphic file “If we’re changing the ballot design, flip the switch to do the whole thing at once, and let’s change how people... Read more →

Jefferson Stratford Hospital Nurse Receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Lori Harris, RN, CAPA, an Emergency Department nurse at Jefferson Stratford Hospital, was recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. A resident of Glassboro, NJ, Harris saw a community member in need in the hospital lobby and stopped to talk to him. Lori, who was returning to the building with her food truck Hospital Week celebratory meal, then offered her meal to this resident. Harris says she believes in doing good and that her reward was his thanks and appreciation. She consistently shows professionalism and a positive attitude toward her co-workers and patients. Part of an international program,... Read more →

Jefferson Health Employees Receive BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Two Jefferson Health Patient Care Technicians in New Jersey were recently honored with a Beyond Expectations of Excellence (BEE) Award for Extraordinary Caregivers — Lisa Hawkins, of Clementon, NJ, and Rosa Lopez, of Philadelphia. Hawkins, a Jefferson Stratford Hospital 2-East Unit tech, received a patient compliment for being an helpful, friendly person who responds quickly to call bells with a smile. Lopez, who works in the Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital ICU, is described by her co-workers as a caring and personable tech who goes above and beyond with patients. She is also an immense help to the dietitians by always... Read more →

1000th Robotic Surgical Procedure Milestone Reached at Jefferson Stratford Hospital

It was a day for celebration as the 1000th Robotic Surgery using the da Vinci Xi surgical system took place at Jefferson Stratford Hospital. Robotic surgeries at the hospital began in January 2022. Surgeon Adeshola Fakulujo, MD, performed the 1,000th robotic procedure on March 27. Dr. Fakulujo (seated, front row, right) is shown with members of the Jefferson Stratford Hospital surgical services team. The surgical robot at Jefferson Stratford Hospital is used for bariatric (weight loss) surgery, along with gynecologic, urologic, and general surgery procedures. Jefferson Health in New Jersey also offers robotic procedures with the da Vinci Xi system... Read more →

$400,000 to Enhance W.H.P Traffic Safety

(Camden City, NJ) – On Monday, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety stood at the intersection of Pinehurst and the White Horse Pike in Waterford Township to announce a new traffic safety initiative aimed at cutting down on motor vehicle accidents and enhancing pedestrian safety along the state highway. The project is price tagged at $400,000 and is being funded by the Division of Highway Traffic Safety. Over the last four years, the White Horse Pike has had an increase in car accidents and pedestrian fatalities. In 2023 alone, there were seven fatal crashes... Read more →

Jersey Arts Unveils the Spring Arts Guide

A Celebration of Artistic Happenings Across NJ BURLINGTON, N.J., April 1, 2025 – Discover Jersey Arts, a cornerstone initiative by ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, today launched the much-anticipated Spring Arts Guide, marking a season of renewal and vibrant cultural awakening across New Jersey. From April 1 through May 22, residents and visitors alike are invited to explore the myriad of arts events blooming statewide, offering an inspiring escape from the winter's end into the rejuvenating embrace of spring. In the spirit of discovery and community engagement, the Spring Arts Guide curates an exceptional array of artistic experiences designed to enlighten,... Read more →

Jefferson Health Opens Nurse Emeritus Program to Retired Area RNs

A Jefferson Health program that offers retired nurses an opportunity to help new-to-practice nurses hone their skills through in-person mentoring is being expanded to potential hires from outside of the health system. “We’ve had great success with our Nurse Emeritus program, originally offered to Jefferson Health nursing retirees, and we’re ready to take it to the next level,” said New Jersey Program Coordinator Marilyn Goodman, MSN, RN. First established during the pandemic in 2022, more than 12 nurses who had retired within the past three years (a requirement of the program), joined the Nurse Emeritus team at Jefferson in New... Read more →

Larry Brown Convicted of Beverly City Murder in 2022

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 29-year-old man has been convicted of murder in the fatal beating of a man inside a Beverly City residence two years ago. Larry Brown was also found guilty on additional charges related to barricading himself inside the home with a woman and four children following the slaying, creating a standoff situation with law enforcement officers who responded to the scene. After deliberating for several hours over three days, a Superior Court jury on Friday found Brown guilty of Murder (First Degree), multiple counts of Kidnapping (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a... Read more →

Missing Person from Pennsauken: Jacob Batista, age 15

RELATED MISSING PERSON The Pennsauken Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old missing juvenile. Jacob Batista was reported missing by his mother on March 15, 2024 at approximately 2:20 pm. Jacob is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’ 5”, thin build, with brown eyes and black hair. At the time of the report Jacob was reported wearing a red Pennsauken High School sweatshirt, khaki pants, and white sneakers. If you come in contact with or see Jacob Batista, please call 9-1-1 immediately and report his location. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts please contact the... Read more →

Jefferson Leaders attend NAWBO Gala

Members of Jefferson Health’s New Jersey leadership team were out for a night of networking and knowledge at the recent “Beyond the Glass Ceiling” Gala held by the National Association of Women Business Owners of South Jersey (NAWBO). Jefferson was the Gold Sponsor for the event, held at the Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees. The gala honored extraordinary individuals and businesses for their contributions to women and women business owners, as well to as the community at large. Jenny Breunig, Vice President of Operations at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, spoke about Jefferson’s continually expanding patient-focused programs and services, as... Read more →

Riverton Borough Man Receives Prison for Sexually Assaulting Minors

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 50-year-old Riverton Borough man has been sentenced to 21 years in state prison for the sexual assault of juveniles. Ian Forrester pled guilty in August 2023 to Aggravated Sexual Assault (First Degree) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree). The sentence was handed down February 28 in Superior Court in Mount Holly by the Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C. Forrester must serve the entire term before becoming eligible for release. The assaults occurred several years ago on more than one victim. Details about the crimes, along with the ages... Read more →


Perkins Center for the Arts exhibitions and a free Purim event Purim Celebration (free) March 24, 3-5pm Perkins Center for the Arts – Moorestown, NJ, 395 Kings Highway Family-friendly activities including a purim play, costume contest with prizes, games, crafts, and hamantaschen! Sign up here. Exhibition: Meditations and Musings Open until April 26 Artist reception: Saturday, March 9, 5-8pm Perkins Center for the Arts – Collingswood, NJ, 30 Irvin Ave. Featuring the work of ceramic artist David Gamber Exhibition: Shooting Hoops: A Photographic Essay Open until April 26 Artist reception: Saturday, March 9, 5-8pm Perkins Center for the Arts –... Read more →

Route 70 westbound lane closure tonight to close the Conestoga Drive jughandle

(Trenton) – The right lane Route 70 westbound is scheduled to be closed tonight in order to close and detour the Conestoga Drive jughandle to Route 70 eastbound in Evesham, Burlington County. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Thursday, March 7, until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, March 8, the right lane Route 70 westbound is scheduled to be closed, along with the Conestoga Drive jughandle to Route 70 eastbound to place construction barrier. Conestoga Drive will remain open. By 6 a.m. tomorrow, the right lane on Route 70 westbound will reopen and the Conestoga Drive jughandle will remain closed and detoured.... Read more →

Ovidiu V. Dragos, 60, of Moorestown Charged with Promoting Obscene Material to a Minor

Moorestown, N.J.- A Burlington County man has been charged with promoting obscene material to a minor, endangering the welfare of a child and other offenses, following an investigation involving a 15-year-old female victim, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay, Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw, Cherry Hill Police Chief Robert Kempf, and Moorestown Director of Police Patrick J. Reilly, Jr. Ovidiu V. Dragos, 60, of Moorestown, New Jersey, has been charged with one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, one count of third-degree Promoting Obscene Material to Persons Under 18-years-old, one count of fourth-degree Stalking,... Read more →

Jefferson Health's 2024 New Jersey Gala: Elevating Healthcare and Celebrating Excellence

Jefferson Health in New Jersey held its major fundraiser of the year at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City in late February. Some 400 guests attended the event, which raised nearly $400,000 to support Jefferson's programs and services. A highlight of the evening was the announced winners of the 2024 Giving Tank, an initiative inspired by the popular "Shark Tank" television show. Through generous donations, the Jefferson Health Foundation - New Jersey awarded $225,000 in grants to employees’ best ideas for elevating patient care or employee well-being. The top $100,000 grant was given for anoscopy equipment and... Read more →

Jefferson East Region Gala Held Giving Tank Winners and Healthcare Heroes Named

Some 400 guests enjoyed a night of dining and dancing – as well as recognition for some special Jefferson team members -- at the recent 2024 Gala held at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. Nearly $400,000 dollars was raised though the event, held on February 24, to support programs and services in the Jefferson - East Region. The entertainment headliner was DJ Jazzy Jeff. A great time was had by all! Thank you to everyone who supported this important fundraising event for our region. Winners of the 2024 Giving Tank – a “Shark Tank” type contest... Read more →

Three Shot in Willingboro, No One Arrested

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Willingboro Township Acting Public Safety Director Captain Ian Bucs announced that three people were shot last night in the Buckingham Park section of Willingboro Township. The incident occurred at approximately 8:15 p.m. at a residence in the first block of Buttercup Lane. The victims were adult males. They were taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden and are expected to survive. No arrests have been made. The names of the victims and further details are being withheld at this point of the investigation, which is being conducted by the Willingboro Township Police Department... Read more →

Former Mount Laurel Police Officer Indicted

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a grand jury returned a 97-count indictment against a former Mount Laurel police officer who was charged in 2022 with hacking into the social media accounts of multiple women and distributing nude images they kept of themselves. Ayron Taylor, 24, of Moorestown, was indicted on 54 counts of Elements of Computer Theft (Second and Third Degrees), 21 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, including Distribution of Child Pornography (Second and Third Degrees), 19 counts of Invasion of Privacy (Second and Third Degrees), two counts of Attempted Elements of Computer Theft... Read more →

Jefferson Surgery Center Nurse Receives DAISY Award

Blackwood, NJ, resident Barbara Lamaina, BSN, RN, CAPA, CPEN, a Jefferson Health nurse based at its Washington Township Surgery Center, was recently honored with a Daisy Award for Nursing Excellence. “Her kindness, compassion and sincerity is contagious and promotes a positive work environment,” says Regional Chief Nursing Officer Diane Juliano. Barb assisted a fellow RN with the discharge of a patient who was apprehensive about returning home without a nurse to assist with post-op care. Barb, overhearing the conversation, knew her co-worker needed support and volunteered to talk with the patient. After speaking with Barb, the patient felt confident and... Read more →

Donovan G. Hollingsworth Sentenced to 30 Years for Murder, Plus 4 Years for Killing Dog

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 27-year-old Evesham man has been sentenced to 34 years in state prison for fatally stabbing a friend, as well as his dog, while robbing him in early 2022. The sentence was handed down Friday in Superior Court in Mount Holly by the Hon. Terrence R. Cook, P.J.Cr., to Donovan G. Hollingsworth, who was convicted by a jury in August. After deliberating for just over an hour, the panel returned guilty verdicts on charges of Murder (First Degree), Robbery (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree), Cruelty... Read more →

Winter Weather Advisory until 03:00PM Tuesday

* WHAT...Wet snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph. * WHERE...Eastern Monmouth, Camden, Northwestern Burlington and Ocean. * WHEN...From 3 AM to 3 PM EST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Briefly heavy snow will be possible around the time of the morning commute, with snowfall rates up to 1 inch per hour possible. There is uncertainty regarding snow amounts and how efficiently the snow will accumulate on roads, given mild temperatures... Read more →

Willingboro Man Murdered at Eastampton Apartment Complex

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Eastampton Township Police Chief Joseph Iacovitti announced that a 26-year-old Willingboro man was fatally shot last night at the Eastampton Gardens apartment complex. The investigation began yesterday just before 7:15 p.m. after officers from the Eastampton Township and Westampton Township police departments were called to the intersection of Hedding-Jacksonville Road and Welsford Way for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that Christian Kurtz was suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported by ambulance to Virtua Mount Holly Hospital, where he died approximately 30... Read more →

Maple Shade PD Alert: Coastal Flood Advisory until 06:00PM Sunday

* WHAT...Up to one foot of inundation above ground level expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. * WHERE...In New Jersey, Gloucester, Camden and Northwestern Burlington. In Pennsylvania, Delaware, Philadelphia and Lower Bucks. * WHEN...From noon to 6 PM EST Sunday. * IMPACTS...At this level, flooding begins on the most vulnerable roads along tidal waterways. Some partial or full road closures are possible. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor coastal flooding will continue to occur around the times of the afternoon high tides through Tuesday. A strong coastal storm bringing widespread rainfall will lead to increased fresh water runoff on Tuesday.... Read more →

Conditions of New Jersey's County Jails Are Not Fit for Humans or Animals

County jail conditions — ‘hazardous even to a dog’ — spur calls for independent oversight CNBNews graphic files by Dana DiFilippo, New Jersey Monitor January 22, 2024 The water at the Mercer County Correction Center runs brown, if it runs at all. Some days, it’s shut off for hours, forcing the people incarcerated there to forego showers, get drinking water from a garden hose, and wait to use the toilets. The jail has no laundry, leaving inmates to wear the same unwashed jumpsuits for months or wash their own clothes in mop buckets. Flies and larvae infest the bathrooms, toilets... Read more →

New Leaders Appointed at Jefferson Health in New Jersey

Jefferson Health, which includes Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, Jefferson Stratford Hospital and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital in New Jersey, has announced promotions and appointments of several leaders: Diane Juliano, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, has been named regional Chief Nursing Officer. In this role, Dr. Juliano has overall responsibility for patient care services and nursing operations, with oversight of more than 1,400 RNs and nursing staff. Dr. Juliano joined Jefferson in 2019 as Corporate Director of Nursing for the Stratford Hospital and, in 2021, was promoted to Assistant VP of Clinical Services. Most recently, she had served as Associate Chief... Read more →

Are You Interested In Law Enforcement? Maple Shade Police Dept. is Hiring

MAPLE SHADE, NJ (JANUARY 22, 2024)(CNBNEWS)--Join us Monday night, (tonight) 6 PM at the Maple Shade Municipal Building to learn the process of becoming a Maple Shade Police Officer. Hear from current officers about the process of becoming a Maple Shade Police Officer. Read more →

PET NEWS: Burlington County Animal Shelter Makes First Adoption of 2024

PRESS RELEASE (JANUARY 12, 2024 The Burlington County Commissioners celebrated the Burlington County Animal Shelter’s first adoption of 2024. Mecca was adopted Friday, Jan. 5 by Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst resident Ebony Toney and his daughter. The 4 ½-year-old bulldog mix has been cared for at the shelter since being surrendered in August by his former owners. “Mecca is a goofy boy who lives for making people smile,” said Ericka Haines, the shelter’s director. “He’s really playful and we’re thrilled he is starting off the year in a wonderful new home.” Burlington County Commissioner Deputy Director Dan O’Connell said happy stories... Read more →

Unsettling Weather Results in Another Code Blue for Camden County

Camden County Health Department issues “Code Blue” (Gloucester Township, NJ) (January 12, 2024)---– Commissioner Virginia Betteridge, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, advises municipalities that the region will be under a Code Blue Advisory Saturday evening into Wednesday morning. The Health Officer has issued the Code Blue advisory for Camden County effective from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., beginning January 13 to the morning of January 17. Temperatures during the code blue will drop as low as 20 degrees. Please note that the new after-hours code blue emergency hotline is 2-1-1. “It is crucial that... Read more →

Jane I. Moore, age 89, of Burlington Township

Of Burlington Twp. Formerly of Willingboro – On January 10, 2024. Age 89. Jane will be buried beside her husband Louis on January 19th, 2024, at 11:30 am in B.G. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Province Line Road, Wrightstown, NJ. Born in Camden, NJ. She is survived by her children, grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Jane worked for many years as a self-employed hair stylist. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home: Gloucester City: Ph: 856–456 -1142. Read more →

Marisa Rivera of Mt. Laurel Convicted of Mother’s 2019 Murder

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 27-year-old Mount Laurel woman was found guilty of fatally stabbing her mother four years ago in the residence they shared at the Ramblewood Village Apartments. Marisa Rivera was convicted this afternoon in Superior Court in Mount Holly of Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree), and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree). The ruling was handed down by the Hon. Terrence R. Cook, P.J.Cr., who conducted a bench trial at the defendant’s request. Sentencing was scheduled for March 8. The body of Rivera’s mother,... Read more →

Burlington County Residents Asked to Voluntarily Evacuate

Burlington County Office of Emergency Management Declares Countywide Emergency Burlington County is preparing for another strong storm system that will potentially cause more severe flooding along the Delaware River and its tributaries. The Burlington County Office of Emergency Management has declared a countywide state of emergency and is encouraging residents living in areas previously impacted by flooding earlier this week to voluntarily evacuate. “We’re bracing for more rain, strong winds and potential for more severe flooding,” said Burlington County Commissioner Deputy Director Dan O’Connell. “Our emergency management teams and first responders are making preparations, but in the interest of everyone’s... Read more →

Maple Shade PD Coastal Flood Advisory until 4 AM Thursday

* WHAT...For the Coastal Flood Advisory, up to one foot of inundation above ground level is expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. For the Coastal Flood Watch, one to two feet of inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. * WHERE...In New Jersey, Gloucester, Camden, and Northwestern Burlington. In Pennsylvania, Delaware, Philadelphia, and Lower Bucks. * WHEN...For the Coastal Flood Advisory, from 11 PM this evening to 4 AM EST Thursday. For the Coastal Flood Watch, from late Friday night through Saturday evening. * IMPACTS...At this level, widespread roadway flooding... Read more →

Celebrate Your Love Of New Jersey Wines

VALENTINE’S DAY: GARDEN STATE WINERIES HOST WINE & CHOCOLATE TRAIL WEEKENDS Haddonfield, NJ (January 9, 2024) – Garden State Wine Growers Association – a coalition of 60+ New Jersey wineries and vineyards supporting the Garden State’s wine industry through information, resources, and advocacy – will host two weekends of Valentine’s Day-themed events. The New Jersey Wine & Chocolate Trail Weekends celebrate Valentine's Day and will occur on two consecutive weekends: February 9-11 and February 16-18, 2024. During both weekends, participating New Jersey wineries offer wine tastings, artisanal chocolates, live music, and more. “In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, New Jersey’s wineries... Read more →

Jefferson Health to Provide Support Services for Delsea Regional Students and their Families

Representatives of Jefferson Health in New Jersey and the Delsea Regional School District in Franklinville, NJ, have formalized an agreement for Jefferson to offer specialized support services for students coping with lasting impacts of the pandemic. Jefferson Health will provide four social workers in the K-12 district and to neighboring parochial school, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, to address student needs. Additionally, Jefferson will provide a Community Wellness Manager to support the needs of families throughout the district. This trained professional social worker will provide resources to state and federal social programs addressing everything from food insecurity to lack of... Read more →

STEMI Cath Lab Services for Heart Attack Treatment Now Offered at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital

For patients experiencing the most severe type of heart attack – ST elevation myocardial infarction or STEMI -- time is of the essence. Jefferson Health recently received New Jersey state certification to offer a specialized treatment, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), for STEMI patients at its Washington Township Hospital Catheterization Lab. A STEMI is a type of heart attack caused by a complete blockage of a coronary artery. These heart attacks are extremely serious and can be life threatening. “Time is critical to open up these vessels to save the patient’s life,” said Henry Schuitema, DO, Chief of Emergency Medicine at... Read more →

Call for Submissions for Photography 43 “Point of View”

Call for Submissions for Photography 43 “Point of View” Perkins Center for the Arts is seeking submissions for Photography 43, a juried photography show, held in January 2024 with the theme for this year of “Point of View.” There are four cash prizes. Artists are invited to learn more and submit their work here: Drop-off is Jan 5 and 6 at the Moorestown gallery at Perkins Center for the Arts 395 Kings Hwy. Moorestown. The show will run January 10 to February 23, 2023. Awards will be announced during the artists' reception on Jan. 20, 5-8pm. Read more →

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Welcomes Its 1st Baby of 2024

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital greeted its first baby of 2024 on New Year’s Day! Victoria and Chris Lacher of Sewell, welcomed little Cora Jane at 12:41 p.m. on January 1st. The baby weighed 7 lbs., 2 ounces, and is 19 ½ long. And like her parents and three year-old brother, little Cora Jane has a cleft chin! Jefferson is also celebrating a major milestone this year. The health system and university turn 200 this year and will celebrate its bicentennial throughout 2024. Happy birthday to all the region’s New Year’s babies and happy birthday, Jefferson! Read more →

Maple Shade PD Dense Fog Advisory

WHAT...Visibility one quarter mile or less in dense fog. * WHERE...Salem, Gloucester, Camden, Northwestern Burlington, Cumberland, Atlantic, Cape May, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal Atlantic and Southeastern Burlington. * WHEN...From 11 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility. * AFFECTED AREAS: SALEM ... GLOUCESTER ... CAMDEN ... NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON ... CUMBERLAND ... ATLANTIC ... CAPE MAY ... ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY ... COASTAL ATLANTIC ... SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON Instructions: If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you. Read more →

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital ED Receives DAISY Team Award

Members of the Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Emergency Department (ED) were recently honored with a DAISY Team Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award was presented in recognition of their commitment to compassionate care and collaborating with nursing to identify and exceed patient needs. The team devoted hours to stabilize a patient and maintained clear communication with the family, while seamlessly attending to other patients. “The team showed extraordinary dedication, prioritizing the urgent situation and skillfully applying their expertise to save a young man's life,” said Diane Juliano, Interim Chief Nursing Officer, Jefferson Health – East Region. “His parents expressed overwhelming... Read more →

Gloucester County Happenings & Events

source GLOUCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Spreading Holiday Cheer Together! This year, The Division of Human & Special Services has joyfully sponsored a heartwarming Christmas for a wonderful family from Gloucester County. The family consists of two sisters, aged 10 and 12, and their 8-year-old brother. The care packages included essential items like shoes and clothing, along with exciting board games to bring the family together. We also made sure to add a touch of magic with carefully selected toys from their wish list, making this Christmas extra special for the little ones. Gift cards were included to provide the family with... Read more →

CNB Political News: Melinda Castro Ciattarelli Calls Out New Jerseys Political Buddy System

Melinda Castro Ciattarelli Castro Ciattarelli vows to end the political buddy system HILLSBOROUGH – Melinda Castro Ciattarelli, who is currently testing the waters to gauge the viability of a run for the US Senate, is calling out the political buddy system today. “As I call and travel around the state, one thing is clear: politics are broken and have become what Ronald Reagan called ‘…the seat of a buddy system that functions for its own benefit…’,” Melinda Castro Ciattarelli said. “That buddy system is made up of individuals who pick which candidates should run and who should handle their campaign.”... Read more →

Two Jefferson Hospitals -- including Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital -- Earn ‘Top Teaching’ Awards from the Leapfrog Group

Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital and Jefferson Einstein Montgomery Hospital Earn 2023 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety Philadelphia, PA, December 5, 2023 -- Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital and Jefferson Einstein Montgomery Hospital were each named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers, known as the toughest... Read more →

Smaratin Invites Community to Attend Season of Light

Headquarters in Mount Laurel On December 5th Mount Laurel, NJ – Samaritan invites the greater southern New Jersey community to take part in its annual Tree of Life: Season of Light illumination program on Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. at their headquarters in Mount Laurel (3906 Church Road). This moving ceremony is a time to remember and honor loved ones who are no longer here with us this holiday season. As part of the program, individuals are invited to dedicate a symbolic light in memory of someone who has passed or in honor of someone special in their life.... Read more →

CNB Medical: Virtua Health’s Hospitals Recognized for Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs 

(Marlton, NJ, November 30, 2023) … All five Virtua Health hospitals have been recognized with the Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence Designation by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA). Institutions that receive this designation have created stewardship programs led by infectious diseases-trained physicians and pharmacists who advance science in fighting antimicrobial resistance, which is an urgent global health threat. Antimicrobial resistance occurs when germs like bacteria develop the ability to resist the drugs designed to kill them. When germs are not eliminated and continue to grow, resistant infections can be difficult, or even impossible, to treat. Antimicrobial resistance kills... Read more →

Jefferson Health Employees Receive BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Three Jefferson Health employees in New Jersey were recently honored with a Beyond Expectations of Excellence (BEE) Award for Extraordinary Caregivers — Patient Care Technicians MaryAnne Metzger and Theresa Sapigao, as well as Environmental Services associate Nicole Savoca. During a patient's 17-day hospital stay, Metzger, of Salem, NJ, stood out as an exceptionally positive and caring individual who showed compassion and sensitivity to the patient’s needs. This grateful patient from the Silvestri 4 Unit at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital wrote that “Maryanne infused care and humor into tasks such as bathing, creating a positive atmosphere." Sapigao, of Marlton, NJ, was... Read more →

Jefferson Health Nurses Honored with DAISY Award

Jefferson Health registered nurses Amber Hart, BSN, RN, and Jeong Kim, BSN, RN, PCCN, were each recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Hart and Kim — who respectively work on the Silvestri 5 and C4 patient care units at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital and Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital — were recognized for establishing a connection with patients and families through trust and emotional support. Hart, of Pine Hill, NJ, received praise from colleagues for initiating a rapid response and administering Narcan to a patient suspected of taking illicit drugs. Hart exhibited non-judgmental care while providing empathetic support.... Read more →

Moorestown Lions Club Holiday Parade Saturday, No Parking on Main Street

Main St. in the business district, Chester Ave. and S. Church St. will be closed this Saturday 12/2/23 from 11:30am-2pm for the annual Lions Holiday Parade that starts at noon. No Parking will be permitted on Main St. between Chester Ave. and Church St. 11am - 2pm. Expect traffic delays in the area during the event. Please slow down and watch for pedestrians in the roadways during the event. Instructions: Expect traffic delays in the area during the event. Address/Location Township of Moorestown Police Department 1245 N Church St Moorestown, NJ 08057 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-234-8300 Read more →

Virtual Health’s Pediatric Mobile Program Receives $1M from the Joseph Lacroce Foundation

Second Specialty Van to Expand Access and Scope of Services in Late 2024 (MARLTON, N.J., November 15, 2023) The Joseph Lacroce Foundation has pledged $1 million in support of Virtua Health’s Pediatric Mobile Services program – an initiative it helped to launch in 2018 with an equally generous donation. Through this gift, not-for-profit Virtua Health will launch a second mobile-health van to further improve access to vital screenings and services for children. “We are proud to make this commitment in memory of my son, Joseph, who lost his life to leukemia as a child. For many years, bringing medical services... Read more →

Jefferson Health to Hold 14th Annual ‘Tree of Lights’ Event at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township on November 29th

Area residents will have the opportunity to honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have battled cancer with the symbolic illumination of the “Tree of Lights” in the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township’s lobby on Wednesday, November 29. The 14th annual Tree of Lights Remembrance Celebration, set for 5-6 p.m. at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (900 Medical Center Drive, Sewell, NJ), will include music, light refreshments, and a tree-lighting ceremony, where honorees’ names will be recited aloud. A minimum $5 donation per recited name will benefit the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – New Jersey... Read more →


Please join Maple Shade Police, Chaplains, and First Responders on Tuesday, November 14th from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM to help donate food for the Maple Shade Food Bank. All who donate will receive one free water ice compliments of the Maple Shade Custard Stand! Address/Location Maple Shade Township Police Department 200 N Stiles Ave Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-234-8300 Read more →