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Temple U Hospital to Partake in Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Trial

(Philadelphia, PA) – Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults up to 44 years of age. Every 15 seconds someone in the US suffers a major traumatic brain injury, and every five minutes someone is forever disabled from traumatic brain injury.... 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... 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 →


How to Spot a Fake Psychic and Avoid Getting Scammed

Life is full of ebbs and flows and most people wish they could get a handle on various aspects of their lives. Some of these may be in relation to one’s love life, family, career, finances… Basically, those unanswered questions about life that may have kept us up at night... 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 →


MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and Holy Redeemer to Expand

Advanced Cancer Care to Residents of Southeastern Pennsylvania CAMDEN CITY, NJ – MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and Holy Redeemer Health System have signed a Letter of Intent to develop a joint cancer program at Holy Redeemer Hospital. The agreement will expand the reach of Cooper University Health Care’s... Read more →


The Advantages of Learning A New Language At A Young Age

Learning a new language as a child at a young age is definitely advantageous. There are various reasons for this, including the fact that it is simply easier for children to accomplish. Additionally, a second language allows for increased potential to open up doors for them in adulthood. To find... Read more →


A Look Into the Federal and Statewide Illegality of Marijuana

We are witnessing a wave of marijuana legalization and decriminalization all across the US. More than 30 states have legalized it for medicinal uses. Moreover, 10 states have put blanket marijuana legalization in places where people can use it both recreational and therapeutic purposes. Many states are also in the... Read more →


Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Honors Margie Ivins

for 20 Years of Service Margie Ivins, Chief Operating Officer for Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice with Mary Ann Boccolini, President and CEO. Marlton, N.J. – Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice recently honored Chief Operating Officer Margie Ivins, MS, BSN, RN, for 20 years of service to the not-for-profit hospice and palliative... 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 →


Philadelphia Mag Names 146 Temple Physicians "Top Doctors"

(Philadelphia, PA) – One hundred forty six (146) Temple physicians have been named to Philadelphia magazine’s “Top Doctors” list for 2019. Physicians on the list were nominated by their professional peers and practice at Temple University Hospital (TUH), Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC), Jeanes Hospital, Temple University Hospital-Episcopal Campus and... 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 →


How to Care For Your Folks in Their Old Age

Having raised you from birth to the moment you were ready to take on life’s challenges on your own, your folks are some of the most important people in your life. As they approach old age, a time arrives when you can pay back the favor of their care by... 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 →


USciences Students from NJ Recognized at 2019 OT Pinning Ceremony

PHILADELPHIA, PA (04/22/2019)-- As they transition to the professional phase of their education, 56 occupational therapy students at University of the Sciences took part in the 15th annual OT pinning ceremony on March 30, 2019. Ashleigh Augello of Turnersville (08012) Shayla Giosia of Runnemede (08078) Alyssa Malitsky of Cherry Hill... 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 →