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


Camden County Reports 58 People Died From COVID-19

Friday, April 17, 2020 (Gloucester Township, NJ) –The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 86 additional confirmed cases of patients with coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday, April 17th. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 1,808 in Camden County today and 58 total fatalities. “This has been an extremely difficult week for our community, this silent, insidious virus continues to wreak havoc throughout the county,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “New cases continue to come in, but the county has fought... Read more →


COVID-19 Checklist for NJ to Help Keep Residents Informed

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. KIMBERLEE BONGARD | MARCH 19, 2020 | MORE ISSUES, CORONAVIRUS IN NJ The COVID-19 pandemic is moving almost too quickly to track. An updated look at many of the closures and the exceptions statewide The closures have been ordered, or voluntarily undertaken, to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. In an attempt to slow... Read more →


You Could Be Part Of The 33 Percent

One in three American adults are at risk of life-threatening kidney disease, and most don’t know it—but that can be remedied. (NAPSI)—Look around the next time you’re in a crowd. One-third of everyone in there with you is at risk of developing dangerous kidney disease. Kidney Disease Facts In the United States, 37 million adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease—and more than 90% aren’t aware of it. Often there are no symptoms; they won’t find out until their kidney’s fail. Kidneys are vital... 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... 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... 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):... 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... 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... Read more →


CNB Medical: Let’s Talk Thyroid Health

Have you had your thyroid checked lately? A healthy thyroid is vital for a healthy you! Located in the front of the neck, this butterfly-shaped endocrine gland secretes hormones which are important in regulating the metabolic rate and protein synthesis. The thyroid uses iodine and tyrosine (one of the 20 standard amino acids) to produce thyroxine, also known as T4, the primary hormone produced by the gland. After delivery via the bloodstream to the body’s tissues, a small portion of the T4 released from the... Read more →


New Study at Temple Shows Extra Virgin Olive Oil Staves Off Multiple Forms of Dementia in Mice

(Philadelphia, PA) – Boosting brain function is key to staving off the effects of aging. And if there was one thing every person should consider doing right now to keep their brain young, it is to add extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) to their diet, according to research by scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). EVOO is a superfood, rich in cell-protecting antioxidants and known for its multiple health benefits, including helping put the brakes on diseases linked to... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey Donates New Guitars to Local Schools

West Berlin, NJ – Jefferson Health donated 24 brand new electric guitar packages to southern New Jersey school systems’ music programs. The guitars, presented on Wednesday, November 20, at Lucien's Manor in West Berlin, New Jersey, were built as part of a team-building exercise among more than 250 Jefferson Health New Jersey managers. The donation supports Jefferson’s organization-wide mission to improve lives, including beyond the walls of its hospitals and medical practices. Local school representatives accepting two guitars each for their individual music programs, shown... 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.... 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 —... 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... Read more →


Jefferson Health Hosts 10th Annual ‘Tree of Lights Remembrance Celebration

Sewell, NJ (November 20, 2019) – Staff and community members gathered at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township as Jefferson Health New Jersey hosted its 10th annual “Tree of Lights” remembrance celebration. Attendees celebrated the lives of loved ones who are battling, or have battled, cancer by symbolically placing an ornament on the tree. The popular holiday event benefits the Cancer Center’s Patient Assistance Fund. The tree lighting ceremony followed remarks by Jeffrey A. Dubnow, Associate VP of Development, Jefferson Health Foundation –... Read more →


Dr. Cindy Hou, from Jefferson Health NJ, Appointed to Sepsis Alliance Advisory Board

Dr. Hou is the First-Ever Infectious Disease Physician Named to the National Nonprofit’s Board Voorhees, NJ, November 14, 2019 - Cindy Hou, DO, MA, MBA, FACOI, FACP, FIDSA, Infection Control Officer at Jefferson Health in New Jersey, was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of the Sepsis Alliance. Dr. Hou is the first Infectious Disease physician ever appointed to the Board by Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s first and leading sepsis organization. “We congratulate Dr. Hou on this amazing achievement on a national scale,” said Todd... Read more →


Jefferson Health Nurses Receive March of Dimes Awards

Old Bridge, NJ – On Wednesday, November 13, two Jefferson Health nurses in New Jersey were recipients of the March of Dimes’ 2019 New Jersey Nurse of the Year Awards — Alison Brencher, BSN, RN, CMSRN, of Marlton; and Barbara Midure-Crofton, MSN, RN, RNC-NIC, of Williamstown. Alison won the Rising Star Award, while Barbara won the Neonatal and Pediatrics Award — the second straight year a Jefferson Health nurse in New Jersey won the latter category. Held annually, the March of Dimes Awards serve as... Read more →


Deborah Heart and Lung Center Receives $5 Million Gift

BROWNS MILLS, NJ – (November 12, 2019) – Deborah Heart and Lung Center, New Jersey’s only specialty cardiac, pulmonary, and vascular hospital, located in Burlington County, has announced a $5 million gift from Gregory Olsen, PhD., to Deborah100: The Campaign. It is the largest single gift by an individual to Deborah in its 97-year history, and ranks among the largest gifts ever made to a New Jersey hospital. Deborah100 is a multi-year initiative to add new patient floors all with private inpatient suites. Dr. Olsen’s... Read more →


Jefferson Health to Hold 10th Annual - Washington Township

‘Tree of Lights’ Event at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center--— Area residents will have the opportunity to honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have battled cancer by symbolically illuminating a light and placing an ornament on the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township’s “Tree of Lights” on Tuesday, November 19. The 10th annual Tree of Lights Remembrance Celebration – set for 5-6 p.m. at the Cancer Center (900 Medical Center Drive, Sewell, NJ) – will include music, light refreshments, and a... Read more →


VIDEO: Camden City Activists Call for George Norcross to Resign from Cooper Board

SOURCE (Anonymous Tip) : InsiderNJ.com CAMDEN CITY, NJ – Progressive activists led by Working Families Executive Director Sue Altman and local leader Amir Khan on October 10, 2019 called for the resignation from the Coooper Hospital Board of Trustees of George Norcross III. Standing in front of the Sheridan Pavilion at 3 Cooper Plaza, Khan cited a ProPublica story about the so-called L3 deal and ongoing investigations by the FBI and AG’s Office into a corporate tax incentive program, which benefited Cooper and business interests... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →