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Hospitalist David Kovalsky Honored with ‘Frontline Hero Banner’ Outside Phillies Stadium for 2021 Season

Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is always a special day, especially this year on April 1st for avid Philadelphia Phillies fan David J. Kovalsky, DO, a hospitalist at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital. Following a long, dark and cold baseball offseason, Opening Day marks the first of a 162-game season filled with excitement and warm weather. This year, the season opener is extra meaningful, as it will be the first time in 550 days that fans are allowed to watch “America's pastime” inside Citizens Bank Park. Due to the pandemic, last season was shortened to 60 games and seats were only... Read more →


Alzheimers Disease: The 10 Most Common Signs

Memory loss that disrupts daily life One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s disease, especially in the early stage, is forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events, asking for the same questions over and over, and increasingly needing to rely on memory aids (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on their own. What's a typical age-related change? Sometimes forgetting names or appointments, but remembering them later. 2 Challenges in planning or solving problems Some people living with dementia may experience changes in their ability to develop... Read more →


Avaya 71200X Exam Preparation Tips with Sample Practice Questions

Gaining certification in Avaya 71200X will allow a candidate to work with some of the world's largest corporations. To develop in your profession, you must complete the Avaya Certified Implementation Specialist course. As a result, candidates are more eager to put their knowledge to use and accomplish more. In order to verify whether a candidate fulfills Avaya's competency criteria using industry-standard methodologies, the Avaya Aura Core Components Integration exam is tough and experienced. With this certification, candidates may showcase their potential to link and execute the core features of 71200X Exam Dumps, which is the goal of this credential. Attendees... Read more →


13 Project SEARCH Interns Graduate from Work-Transition Program at Jefferson Health – NJ

Thirteen young adults received Project SEARCH graduation certificates at an outdoor ceremony, marking their participation in a longstanding work-transition program at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital and, for the first time, Jefferson Stratford Hospital. These Project SEARCH interns attended classes at both hospitals every day throughout the school year, working and learning alongside Jefferson Health's employees. Jefferson Health – New Jersey has been involved with Project SEARCH -– an international work-transition program for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities -- since 2016. Since its launch, 51 students from Cherry Hill’s Y.A.L.E. School have “graduated” from the Project SEARCH program... Read more →


Jefferson Health NJ Hospitals Receive AHA/ASA Gold Plus Stroke Awards

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals have each received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement award for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, Jefferson Stratford Hospital and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital each earned the Gold Plus award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. Before hospital discharge, patients should also receive education and have a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions. “The Get With The... Read more →


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Camden City N.J.-Wednesday, June 15, 2022, is observed as WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY. Elder abuse is defined as any knowing, intentional or negligent act by a caregiver or any person that causes harm or serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult, according to the Division of Aging Services New Jersey Department of Human Services. Each year, hundreds of thousands of older people are subject to elder abuse. Many of them are frail, and vulnerable, and rely on others to meet their most basic needs. Abusers can be children, family members, trusted friends, or even professionals hired to provide... Read more →


Food and Drug Report on the Baby Formula Crisis

In the coming weeks and months, you should see more infant formula on store shelves as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration helps to increase supply to address production and distribution issues. Some of the products will be new to the U.S. market, and therefore new to you. It is important to talk with your child’s health care provider for recommendations on changing feeding practices as you consider your options. The FDA and our government partners have created information resources to help you make decisions for feeding your baby until infant formula supplies return to normal. FDA and HHS Information... Read more →


My Up and Down Struggle with Depression

By John Driscoll EdD | CNBNews Exclusive image courtesy of unsplash.com Recently, I found myself volunteering to speak about the correlation between one’s physical health and mental health. I volunteered because of several reasons. First, I think of myself as a good guy, and I want to help people that are currently in a position that I have found myself in over the years. That position would be that of a person struggling with mental health while trying to move through life. I say move because sometimes the best you can do while struggling is to keep moving like treading... Read more →


BEWARE OF TICKS, THEY CAN KILL YOU

DNREC, Division of Public Health Offer Tips About Ticks image courtesy of https://www.cliniciansbrief.com With spring heading into summer – prime time for ticks as well as for people getting outdoors – the DelawareDepartment of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has partnered with the Division of Public Health within the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services to educate the public about ticks, including where they are found, how to identify different types and what precautions to take before and after exposure to ticks, as well as information about tick-borne pathogens. “Summer in Delaware is a great time to be outdoors... Read more →


Kratom: A Natural Herb with a Variety of Positive Properties

Kratom is a plant that is available in retail stores and online. It is utilized in supplements due to its therapeutic properties. John Hopkins Medicine researchers discovered that Kratom contains psychoactive chemicals similar to opioids. This can help treat anxiety, depression as well as depression, pain, and. These self-reporting studies haven't been confirmed by authorities such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That is why pharmaceutical companies are researching Kratom's potential as a substitute for opioids. According to the American Kratom Association (AKA), the most effective kratom capsules available online have been spotted by over 10 million in... Read more →


Everything You Need to Know About Hemp Cannabinoid HHC

Hemp has been utilized for centuries to make a variety of products. The most popular use of hemp is to produce CBD oil. However, hemp-derived CBD HHC is becoming more widely known, and many people don't know its benefits and how it works. What exactly is it? Hemp cannabinoid HHC is an organic compound found within the plant hemp. It is one of more than 100 cannabinoids discovered in the hemp plant. Cannabinoids are substances that interact with the body's system of endocannabinoids. The body's endocannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining balance or equilibrium. Hemp cannabinoid HHC is thought to... Read more →


Why Do People Love To Buy Disposable Vape Pens?

What is a disposable vape pen? This one has a clue in its name. These vape pens are disposable after your e-liquid runs dry or your battery dies. They can't be changed or refilled. The idea of disposable vapes is not new. This type of e-cig is one of the earliest vapes to hit the market in 2008! They have initially called cig-a-likes back then and looked just like regular cigarettes in size and style. Disposables are now entirely different—higher quality in terms of the build quality and the quality of e-liquid inside. These are perfect for anyone who is... Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey Awarded $574,503 Grant to Expand Education and Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

Jefferson Health – New Jersey has been awarded a $574,503 grant from the New Jersey Department of Health to establish an outreach program to provide education, as well as COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, to a wide array of community members in southern New Jersey. The grant awarded to Jefferson Health – New Jersey will be used to fund and train a team of social workers and community health workers to connect with various segments of the population throughout Camden and Gloucester counties, and provide education and needed vaccinations. Although New Jersey has one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in... Read more →


Sanderson Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Children of Two Jefferson Health – New Jersey Employees

Two children of Jefferson Health – New Jersey employees have been named recipients of the Annual Sanderson Memorial Scholarship. Two $2,500 scholarships are given to two eligible dependent children of regular full- or part-time associates with at least one year of service. The scholarship is awarded in memory of Sarah Sanderson, an original Board Member of then-Kennedy Health. Sanderson generously bestowed funds to promote the continuation of health education among promising young students. The scholarship winners are: Kassidy Farnum, of Medford, NJ, daughter of Colleen Farnum, Nurse Director of Surgical Services at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. Kassidy will graduate from... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Clinicians Receive Bereavement Training from Regional Nonprofit ‘Three Little Birds Pregnancy & Infant Support’

Several Jefferson Health clinicians recently completed a six-week online perinatal bereavement training program, offered at no cost by South Jersey/Philadelphia based nonprofit, Three Little Birds Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support. Jefferson Health – New Jersey was lead sponsor of the organizations 2021 “Wave of Light” ceremony held at Cooper River Park. There, Jefferson was presented with two Cuddle Cots –- aimed at providing solace for parents who experience infant loss in a hospital setting –- as well as access to Three Little Birds bereavement training. The online training program included a wealth of research, along with topical videos to address... Read more →


Risks with Dry Eye: What You Should Know

Not many people know that dry eyes syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions that affect people worldwide. Dry eyes happen when your eyes don't produce enough good-quality tears to lubricate them properly. This leads to an uncomfortable feeling that people usually attribute to their allergies. The eyes become irritated, feel gritty and itchy, and there are times when they become light-sensitive and blurry. However, if left unchecked dry eyes can cause long-term problems, and in rare cases, it can even cause blindness. If your optometrist diagnoses that you have dry eyes syndrome, there's no reason to fret... Read more →


NIH-Funded Study: Depression, loneliness associated with increased hospitalization risk after COVID-19

People who reported in a survey that they felt worried, depressed or lonely had a greater chance of being hospitalized after a COVID-19 diagnosis, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study, which analyzed survey data from more than 54,000 female nurses and their offspring, was conducted by Andrea L. Roberts, Ph.D., of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, and colleagues. It appears in Psychological Medicine. Between April 2020 and April 2021, slightly more than 3,600 study participants tested positive for SAR-CoV-2 infection. Those who reported chronic (long-term) depression before the pandemic were... Read more →


South Jersey Health System Welcomed 9,000-Plus New Babies in 2021

(VOORHEES, NJ, May 19, 2022) Newsweek and data firm Statista have named Virtua Voorhees Hospital as one of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals. The list includes 350 hospitals nationwide, eight of which are in New Jersey. Virtua Voorhees received five out of five ribbons, signifying the highest-possible performance category and the hospital’s commitment to safety, outcomes, and personalized care. Ratings are based, in part, on medical data, patient satisfaction data, and reputation among industry leaders. “We recognize the tremendous responsibility that comes with helping women and families welcome their babies to the world. Recognition like this affirms our patient-focused practices and... Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey Gala Raises more than $600,000 for Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in NJ

More than 400 supporters of Jefferson Health – New Jersey attended its annual Gala, held May 7th at the Borgata Hotel & Casino. The event -– the first in-person gala since 2019 –- raised about $635,000 to support the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in New Jersey. The iconic Beach Boys provided entertainment for the Gala. Shown here are several key Jefferson NJ leadership members, along with two members of the band. From left: Larry Slagle, Associate VP of Development; Mike Love of The Beach Boys; Lisa Dutterer, VP of Operations, Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital; Autum Shingler-Nace, VP of Operations, Jefferson... Read more →


CNB MEDICAL NEWS: Things to Know About How Body Image Impacts Mental Health

RELATED: So Who is George Merryfield ? Ageless MD, turns the spotlight on the connection between mental and physical health TUSTIN, Calif. – (May 10, 2022) – May is Mental Health Awareness Month, spotlighting an issue that impacts millions of people around the country. The top doctor at Ageless MD is spreading the importance of helping people understand the association between having a healthy body image and one's mental health. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, mental health is an incredibly important part of overall health. “I want to help people feel and look their best, but they... Read more →


Winners of Jefferson Health – New Jersey ‘Giving Tank’ Awards Named at Annual Gala, Held May 7th

Six winners of the Jefferson Health – New Jersey recently named six winners of its first-ever “Giving Tank” competition at the Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey Gala held this past weekend at Borgata Hotel & Resort. Much like the popular ABC television show “Shark Tank,” more than 30 Jefferson Health NJ employees submitted proposals that would either help improve their work, benefit patients, or enhance well-being. Six awards — ranging from $25,000 to $100,000, and totaling up to $275,000 — were granted in categories that included: Clinical, Spaces, and Wellness. The12 finalists presented their ideas before a panel of... Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Three Hospitals Nationally Recognized with ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals -- located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township -- were each awarded an ‘A’ in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Jefferson New Jersey’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems that hospitals have in place to prevent harm. “At a time when... Read more →


National Nurses Week:  Three Nurses Who Are Changing the World - One Patient at at Time

National Nurses Week is celebrated May 6-12 - Celebrate by telling the story of three nurses who are transcending symptoms with extraordinary results in Akron, St. Louis and Omaha - each one recently recognized nationally with impact grants to fund their life-changing ideas. Mary Filipi, PhD, APRN-C (Omaha, NE) has built an MS-focused gym with special MS-adapted fitness program - helping dozens of patients including one who - through fitness- has fought his MS relapses, conquering both blindness and a wheelchair. Mary's gym is the nation’s only fitness center specially designed to serve amputees, the visually impaired, people recovering from... Read more →


Vision improvement is long-lasting with treatment for blinding blood vessel condition

NIH-funded study finds many patients with retinal vein occlusion have vision benefits, but require long-term monitoring and treatment. Occlusion of the retinal veins can lead to blood vessel leakage in the retina. NEI New research shows that a treatment for retinal vein occlusion yields long-lasting vision gains, with visual acuity remaining significantly above baseline at five years. However, many patients require ongoing treatment. Retinal vein occlusion is one of the most common blinding conditions in the United States; without treatment, central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), the most severe type of retinal vein occlusion often leads to significant and permanent vision... Read more →


Time for Some Fun, Fun, Fun: Jefferson Health – NJ Gala featuring The Beach Boys Set for Saturday, May 7th, at Atlantic City’s Borgata Tickets Available Now

Community members are invited to put on their dancing shoes for a good cause! Tickets are now available for the Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey 2022 Gala, featuring the famed Beach Boys, on Saturday, May 7, at Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa. Proceeds from this year’s Gala will benefit the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in New Jersey. Black tie optional. Seating will be confirmed on a first-paid, first-served basis. Must be 21 to attend. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The Beach Boys concert begins at 9:30 p.m. Also, winners of... Read more →


With Pot Retail Sales Coming NJ Cannabis Commission Promises Medical Patients Uninterrupted Service

Dear Medicinal Cannabis Patient/Caregiver: The NJ-CRC is committed to protecting your access to your cannabis medicine. You, our patients, are the priority. With retail sales beginning on April 21st, Alternative Treatment Centers are required to provide uninterrupted service and supply of medicine for patients. Read more →


Your EHR Isn't Just for Storing Health Records

It is very important to have a healthy and profitable group of patients that will come back to you. A new meta-analysis of 22 studies from nine countries found that people who see the same doctor for a long time live longer. According to a survey by Health24, people who stay with their doctor for a long time are less likely to die early than people who switch doctors. To keep patients, focus on preventative care and long-term health care efforts. It's a good thing that many of the current EHR systems have features that keep patients interested and excited.... Read more →


ARE YOU FIGHTING THE DEMONS IN YOUR HEAD WITH ALCOHOL AND DRUGS? Help Is Available

If you’re visiting the NCADD website to find out about alcohol, you are in the right place. We have chosen to have a separate section about alcohol because it is our most commonly used drug and it represents our number one drug problem. Ethanol, commonly known as alcohol, found in beer, wine and spirits (like whiskey, gin, scotch, vodka, etc.) is a psychoactive drug that has a depressant effect. Alcohol, consumed across cultures, often used to help and promote social interaction, is popular, generally accepted and legal. However, for millions of individuals and family members, alcohol is a source of... Read more →


A Peek into the Standard Dental Streams and Their Services

Dental problems can be minor or significant based on the extent of damage or their impact on your oral condition and overall health. The priority should be maintaining proper hygiene and cleanliness to avoid getting into trouble with your teeth. In this, lifestyle choices like eating healthy and following a good dental cleaning routine play an essential role. But you cannot avoid instances like losing a tooth to a sports injury or developing a crack in one due to an accidental fall. Sometimes, pre-existing medical conditions can also affect your dental wellness, or your gums and teeth can indicate underlying... Read more →


COTA Kid Greta Zilch Heart Recipient

April is Donate Life Month: New Heart Means New Life for an Illinois Toddler COTA Kid Greta Zilch Heart Recipient April 1, 2022 -- April is celebrated nationwide as Donate Life Month. National Donate Life Month was instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003 and features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ and tissue donors, and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of organ and tissue donation. This month, the Zilch’s family and friends will undoubtedly be promoting donor awareness as... Read more →


ProPublica Series: St. Jude’s Unspent Billions

St. Jude Fights Donors’ Families in Court for Share of Estates by David Armstrong and Ryan Gabrielson ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Behind the Hospital’s Claims to Donors Most Americans know St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through television advertisements featuring Hollywood celebrities asking for contributions or the millions of fundraising appeals that regularly arrive in mailboxes across the country. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files But a select group of potential donors is targeted in a more intimate way. Representatives of the hospital’s fundraising arm... Read more →


Discover Some Great Advantages of Invisalign Aligners 

If you want to improve your facial appearance while boosting overall mouth hygiene in 2022, you need to focus on orthodontic treatment. Speaking of orthodontic treatment, nothing is as great and effective as Invisalign. The modern Invisalign technology is capable of fixing your damaged or broken tooth with removable plastic appliances. Unlike the old-school orthodontic treatment like the fixed braces, the Invisalign treatment comes with many benefits. From convenience and comfort to health benefits, the Invisalign treatment is great. Additionally, the Invisalign trays are almost invisible. Therefore, they will undoubtedly be considered as one of the most attractive propositions for... Read more →


Are You Depressed? Out of Work? Suicidal? HELP IS AVAILABLE

(Camden CITY, NJ) – The COVID-19 pandemic has forced PEOPLE to dramatically alter their day-to-day activities. From small adjustments like mandatory mask wearing, to life-changing events like lost loved ones or prolonged unemployment, the pandemic can be a serious strain on mental health. For some, managing comes easy, but for those struggling to cope, support is available. image courtesy of https://www.pexels.com/ “From the beginning of this pandemic, we have been fighting a war on multiple fronts. While much of our collective attention has been paid to protecting physical health, we need everyone to make sure they are closely monitoring their... Read more →


Cardiac Partners Structural Heart team celebrated the 100th successful implantation of the lifesaving Mitral Clip

Cardiac Partners at Cooper and Inspira First in Region to Reach Heart Carmen Solis who successfully underwent the M Citral Valve procedure is joined by (from left to right) her daughter Martha Jimenez, and Cardiac Partners team members Cecilia Sebastiani, RN, and Barbara Wenning, APN. Valve Device Milestone (CAMDEN, NJ) Cardiac Partners Structural Heart team celebrated the 100th successful implantation of the lifesaving Mitral Clip. The Mitral Clip is a device for high-risk heart patients who have a severe form of leaky mitral valve disorder, called mitral regurgitation, and who were deemed too frail or sick to undergo open heart... Read more →


What is the Best Cybersecurity Tool to Invest in?

By Tero Vesalainen/Shutterstock.com Technology has become one of the most important elements of our modern society. It can be difficult to get by without some form of device, whether it’s a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. These devices have become the go-to tools for work or entertainment. However, as convenient as technology has been to our lives it also comes at a cost. Cybercriminals are now becoming more and more cunning in their tactics as they launch their cyberattacks on innocent victims. Thus, it’s important that you ensure that your devices are always protected against cyberattacks. You might be wondering which... Read more →


Newark Resident Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Obtain More Than $700,000

NEWARK, N.J. – An Essex County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for conspiring to fraudulently obtain more than $700,000, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Jefferson Robert, 31, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Julien X. Neals to an information charging him with conspiring to commit wire fraud. Judge Neals imposed the sentence by videoconference today. According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court: On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law. The CARES Act... Read more →


Study Shows JOGO-Gx Helps With Treating Parkinson's Disease Symptoms Like Tremors, Muscular Rigidity

BRIDGEWATER, NJ March 17, 2022 – JOGO-Gx, a non-invasive digital therapeutic built with AI and wearables that taps into the neuroplasticity of the brain using biofeedback, shows early success as a Parkinson’s Disease treatment. An uncurable progressive nerve system illness, Parkinson’s affects more than 10 million people worldwide with symptoms such as uncontrollable tremors and muscular rigidity. Existing medications for treating Parkinson’s have severe side effects, and often become less effective with time – leaving sufferers of this disease with few options. JOGO-Gx has already shown a 70% tremor reduction among initial trial participants using the device at least two... Read more →


Jefferson Health–New Jersey Kum Kay Pai Receives BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Jefferson Health - New Jersey’s Kum "Kay" Pai, a Patient Care Technician on the C4 unit at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, was recently honored with a BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers. A Mt. Laurel, NJ, resident, who joined Jefferson in late 2017, was presented the award by Coordinator of Patient Care Services Dawn Scott, RN, and Senior VP & Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC. Kay was nominated by a grateful patient, who praised her for being welcoming and easy-going: "From the moment Kay walked through my door, warmth and comfort came with her. She took my vitals... Read more →


Gwyn Parris-Atwell Recognized for Top Research Poster at NJENA Emergency Care Conference

Congratulations to Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Gwyn Parris-Atwell, DNP, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, whose poster presentation received First Place in the Research category at the recent New Jersey Emergency Nurses Association's (NJENA) 43rd Annual Emergency Care Conference. The NJENA conference, held in Atlantic City, featured timely educational topics in emergency nursing practice — while also providing key networking opportunities for attendees. A Nurse Practitioner with the Jefferson Occupational Health Network, Parris-Atwell's First Place poster is about mitigating fatigue to improve the health and well-being of shift-work nurses. During the three-day conference, Parris-Atwell also presented on wound care practices. When not... Read more →


Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Employees Receive DAISY, BEE Awards

Mercedes Kallal, BSN, RN — a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Registered Nurse at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital — was recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. In addition, Sabrina Bogert, an Environmental Services housekeeping attendant at the hospital, was presented with a BEE Award for excellence in supporting nursing care. Kallal, of Turnersville, NJ, and Bogert, of West Deptford, NJ, were each nominated by Director of Surgical Services Irene Houck. The oldest full-time nurse at Jefferson Health – New Jersey, the 83-year-old Kallal, was praised for her strong work ethic, dedication to her nursing career, and willingness to help... Read more →


All Jefferson Health New Jersey Hospitals Earn Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR®) Strong Designation

Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Operating Rooms at its hospitals in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township have earned the Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR®) Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). The CNOR Strong designation is given to facilities having at least 50 percent of its Operating Room staff CNOR certified through training specific to their area of expertise. According to CCI, research shows that nurses who earn the CNOR credential have greater confidence in their clinical practice, having validated their specialized knowledge in perioperative nursing. Thus, a team of CNOR certified nurses who have mastered the standards... Read more →


Jefferson Health–New Jersey Employees Recognized with DAISY Awards

Cody Ramos, BSN, RN, CCRN, and Helen Gudin, BSN, RN, were both recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Additionally, the Jefferson Washington Township Hospital MS-3 Unit received the DAISY Team Award. Ramos, who lives in Cherry Hill, works at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The son of one of his patients nominated him for this award, citing his compassion and ability to connect with his mother. The patient’s son also appreciated Ramos keeping him informed and explaining medial terms to him. A resident of Philadelphia, Gudin works at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital’s C5 Unit.... Read more →


Stedman Gallery exhibition celebrates works, lives and careers of eight women painters

Rite of Passage March 10, 2022 CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – As part of its ongoing Women’s History Month celebration, Rutgers University–Camden pays homage to the passage of time, growth and individual journeys with the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts exhibition, “Passages: 8 Women Painters.” The exhibition, which is free of charge and open to the public, will run through Friday, April 8 in the Stedman Gallery. Hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “‘Passages’ is personal to me as the connector, but it’s also universal,” explained curator and participating artist Noreen Scott Garrity, associate director of education... Read more →


Discovery Phase For Software Development: How Much Does It Cost?

When you come up with the idea of a mobile application or desktop software, you, probably, see its realization in the most bright colors. When you come up with the idea of a mobile application or desktop software, you, probably, see its realization in the most bright colors. However, the implementation of this idea can bring unexpected outcomes and produce quite opposite results. Why does it happen? Maybe because you missed a Discovery stage in your software production life cycle. Importance of the Discovery Stage for Software Development The Discovery or Initiation stage is a complex of methods that allow... Read more →


Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation Donates $50,000, Benefits Cancer Patients at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

The Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation, a longtime supporter of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township, recently donated $50,000 to the Patient Assistance Fund at Jefferson Health – New Jersey. Cancer patients who need help with rent, utilities, or transportation during their treatment can receive financial assistance from this fund. “The generosity of the Bill Bottino Foundation means so much to our patients and their families, said Ana María López, MD, MPH, Chief of Cancer Services at Jefferson Health – New Jersey. “I speak for everyone at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township when I say, ‘Thank... Read more →


Jefferson-NJ's Hospitals Receive 2021 Quality/Safety Award from Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey acute care hospitals – Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, Jefferson Stratford Hospital and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital – have each been honored with a 2021 Hospital Quality & Safety Award by the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH).The awards were announced at the Inaugural GPBCH Hospital Quality and Safety Awards virtual event, held March 3, and then presented to Jefferson Health – New Jersey leadership in person. Hosted by GPBCH and the Health Care Improvement Foundation, the awards program brings together healthcare leaders and employers to discuss the value of the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and... Read more →


Brian Jones Named Chair of Jefferson Health Foundation-New Jersey Business Leadership Council

Brian W. Jones, President & CEO of The First National Bank of Elmer, has been appointed to the Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey Business Leadership Council (BLC) to serve as Chair. Brian W. Jones, Jones will serve as liaison to the Foundation Board and lead its members in establishing initiatives that encourage more meaningful relationships with JHNJ and the business community. The Business Leadership Council promotes partnerships with socially conscious businesses that make it a priority to give back to the community. Business partnerships help Jefferson Health promote awareness of its many services, offer expanded visibility and networking opportunities,... Read more →


Philadelphia Fire Dept. will use $265,000 Grant to Help Opioid Overdose Victims Receive Treatment

The Philadelphia Fire Department (PFD) has received a $265,000 grant to bolster its innovative approach to the opioid epidemic, with the ultimate goal of getting more overdose survivors into treatment. The funding from the University of Baltimore’s Center for Drug Policy and Prevention (UBalt) will enable the PFD to fully staff its alternative EMS response unit known as AR-2. This unit pairs a PFD paramedic with a social services case manager in a marked SUV to respond to overdoses in the hard-hit Kensington neighborhood. Overdose survivors are offered access to treatment for substance use disorder instead of an ambulance ride... Read more →


CONSUMER ALERT: Spilling the tea on the latest COVID-19 cure claim

March 3, 2022 by Jim Kreidler Consumer Education Specialist, Division of Consumer and Business Education Wouldn’t it be nice if all you had to do to get rid of COVID-19 was drink some tea? Well, selling people easy, feel good products — without competent scientific evidence — is something scammers are good at — and the FTC is working aggressively to stop them. In the FTC’s latest case targeting fake COVID-19 cure claims, the agency took action against B4B Earth Tea, LLC. The company claims drinking their beverage (which sells for $60 per 16-ounce bottle) will cure the disease. But... Read more →


Congressman Donald Norcross Speaks at Jefferson Health – New Jersey Sponsored Southern New Jersey Development Council’s Public Policy Speaker Series

Earlier this week, Congressman Donald Norcross (center) gave the keynote address at the Southern New Jersey Development Council’s Public Policy Speaker Series at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Glassboro. Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s President and COO Brian Sweeney and VP of Government and External Relations Lisa Morina also attended. Jefferson Health - New Jersey was the title sponsor for this event, where Norcross discussed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Build Back Better Act, American Rescue Plan, and more. Founded in 1951, SNJDC strives to create a better economic environment in the region, functioning as a government affairs liaison... Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey ER Nurse Honored with DAISY Award

Lisa Caudill, BSN, RN, a nurse at Jefferson Stratford Hospital’s Emergency Department, was recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The Deptford resident was presented the award by Nurse Manager Stephanie Maxwell and Senior VP & Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns. They praised Caudill for putting a patient first who entered the hospital without shoes. Caudill gave the patient an extra pair of her own shoes, after discovering she and the patient wore the same size. Caudill used patience, empathy, and kindness to alleviate this patient’s anxiety. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients,... Read more →