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


Jefferson NJ ‘Chefs’ Earn Honorable Mention at Food Bank Hunger Games

Four dynamic “chefs” from Jefferson Health in New Jersey recently competed in the Food Bank of South Jersey’s annual Food Bank Hunger Games. Jefferson’s team earned an Honorable Mention for their prepared chicken croquettes dish, judged on its taste, presentation and ingredient use of the five MyPlate food groups. Shown,... Read more →


Jefferson Health Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Parking Facility at Washington Township Campus

A Ribbon Cutting celebration was held for the new, eight-level $23 million parking facility on the Jefferson Washington Township Hospital campus, which opens to the public on Thursday, April 25. The Ribbon Cutting marked the completion of the first phase of an overall $205 million expansion project at the hospital... Read more →


Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care

A six-month investigation by KHN and PBS NewsHour finds that older Americans are quietly killing themselves in nursing homes, assisted living centers and adult care homes. By Melissa Bailey and JoNel AlecciaApril 9, 2019 When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn’t... Read more →


Jefferson’s Family Health Services Hosts Wellness Fair

Jefferson Health’s New Jersey-based Family Health Services (FHS) held a “Spring Into Wellness” fair on April 19th, offering community members free diabetes education, blood pressure checks, food, games & giveaways, as well as an opportunity to speak with a wellness coordinator and behavioral health consultant. Also, there were local “Reach... Read more →


Jefferson Health Volunteers in NJ Recognized for Hours of Dedication & Service

Nearly 75 Jefferson Health volunteers, based at New Jersey locations, were honored for their many years and hours of service at a special luncheon, held April 16th at Lucien’s Manor in Berlin, NJ. Volunteers were recognized for reaching milestones for hours of service that ranged from 100 hours to more... Read more →


Study:

Philadelphia Hospitals Responded to the Equivalent of 54 Mass Shootings

RESEARCHERS ANALYZED NUMBER OF FIREARM-INJURED PATIENTS THAT PRESENTED IN “CLUSTERS” WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF EACH OTHER AT THE SAME HOSPITAL PHILADELPHIA PA (April 10, 2019)--High-profile mass shootings involving three, four or more victims killed in a single incident receive extensive attention from media, policy makers and the general public. However,... Read more →


Jefferson’s New Jersey-based Wound Care Center Offers Foot Health Tips

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, and the experts at Jefferson Health’s New Jersey-based Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (Wound Care Center) suggest people take a moment to “stand up” for their feet. Currently, 6.7 million Americans are living with a chronic wound, and more... Read more →


Radiation Oncology Nurse Kathy Solari Receives National Award at ONS 44th Annual Congress

Kathy Solari, RN, BSN, OCN, Radiation Oncology Nurse Manager at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township, received a national honor on Thursday, April 11th, at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 44th Annual Congress in Anaheim, CA. Before thousands of her nursing peers, Kathy, a 27-year associate of Jefferson... Read more →


Jefferson Family Health Services Receives 2 Grants to Support ‘Reach Out and Read’ Program

Studies show reading to children is one way to address the gap in early literacy education that prevails among low-income populations. Since 2014, Jefferson Family Health Services’ (FHS) “Reach Out and Read” program has helped more than 7,000 families by giving children a book at routine health checkups to take... Read more →


Jefferson NJ Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Ronald McDonald Family Room at WT Hospital and Longtime Volunteer Catherine Durante

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, home to the only Ronald McDonald Family Room located within an Emergency Department waiting area, celebrated the 15th anniversary of the respite space — for families with children needing medical treatment — on Wednesday, April 3rd. Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey (RMHSNJ) volunteers uplift... Read more →


Jefferson Health Foundation – NJ Receives $10,000 Donation to Establish Kevin Todd Memorial Fund

to Support SJ HIV/AIDS Patients and their Families South Jersey resident Kevin Todd was just 40 when he passed away in 1997 from complications of AIDS. Two years later, Kevin’s family started a non-profit organization — Spirit of the Holidays (SOTH) — to honor his memory and fulfill his wish... Read more →


Jefferson Health NJ Offering Automated Breast Ultrasound for Better Detection of Breast Cancer

Jefferson Health New Jersey is now offering a new FDA-approved Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS) for the detection of breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue. This system has been clinically proven to increase breast cancer detection by more than 35 percent. Jefferson is the first health system in... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey Donates $10,000 to RMHC’s “Change the Luck of a Child” Telethon

Shown at the telethon are, from far right: Ronald McDonald; John Durante, Chairman of the Jefferson Health New Jersey Hospital Board of Trustees, and former President of RMHC of the Philadelphia Region; Lisa Morina, VP, Administration & External Relations; and Jefferson Health managers Rebecca Bigwood, Dean Auer, and Kevin Gerber,... Read more →