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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 →


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,... 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... Read more →


Aesthetics of Skin Cancer Therapy may vary by Treatment Type

Credit: Getty Images/Casarsa Guru While there are several effective options for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, some may result in better cosmetic appearance after treatment, according to researchers. Gloucestercitynews.net--Newswise — HERSHEY, Pa. — While there are several effective options for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, some may result in better cosmetic appearance after treatment, according to researchers. In a meta-analysis of 58 studies, a study led by Penn State College of Medicine compared four types of skin cancer treatments and found that while all four had similar... 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;... Read more →


An Arizona Transplant Family is Celebrating National Minority Donor Awareness Week:

Please Register to be a Life-Saving Organ or Tissue Donor (Bellemont, Arizona)(Gloucestercitynews.net)-- August 1st - 7th is recognized as National Minority Donor Awareness Week, which was created in 1998 to increase our nation’s consciousness of the need for more organ and tissue donors -- especially among multicultural communities. National Minority Donor Awareness Week honors communities of color who have been donors, and encourages others to register as donors. It is about empowering multicultural communities to save and heal lives by registering as organ and tissue... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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, just like women, with the same amount of fruits and vegetables, not just protein. Lauren Falcone, RD: The only real difference is minor. Because men... 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 longer visits. This Direct Primary Care (DPC) practice is a member of Jefferson Health Primary & Specialty Care. Patients who become part of this practice,... 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 newborns. Shown from left: Kimberly Pearson, Jefferson Family Health Services Nurse Manager (Washington Township); Pediatrician Xiomara A. Penn-Becoat, MD; Jennifer Martin, The Solasta Group CEO;... 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 the Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Award. The awards recognize our commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized,... Read more →


U.S. Youth Suicides on the Rise

CNBNews graphics file Newswise (Gloucestercitynews.net)--— Suicide rates among teens and young adults in the United States are on the rise among both males and females, reaching their highest point in 2017, according to newly published research analyzing suicide trends among U.S. youth between 2000 and 2017, the last year for which the researchers had data. The study is being published as a research letter in the June 18 issueof JAMA. Key findings: In 2017, a total of 6,241 suicides occurred in 2017 among individuals 15... Read more →