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Stephen K. Klasko joins the list of 100 women and men from Tesla, Amazon, Netflix, Instagram, Twitter, Frito-Lay, Universal Music, Google, Disney, the NBA and Lyft. PHILADELPHIA (May 30, 2018) — Fast Company today announced its annual list of the Most Creative People in Business for 2018, honoring an influential and diverse group of 100 leaders from a vast range of global industries including tech, design, entertainment, healthcare, media, government, nonprofit, finance, food, and more. The Most Creative People in Business list recognizes individuals whose work might not necessarily be quantifiable by numbers, but who are nonetheless having a measurable... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at CNBNews
Washington Township, NJ (May 23, 2018) – Since 2015, several New Jersey Hospital Association-trained Veteran Healthcare Navigators have worked collaboratively with Jefferson Health in New Jersey to ensure that patients who have served, or are still active military personnel, receive healthcare services they need. The program continues to grow and address healthcare needs of this often-underserved patient population. The Garden State is home to more than 428,000 veterans, and for many of them, access to healthcare and behavioral health services is a significant issue. Nearly 19,200 N.J. veterans lack health insurance, and only 26.8 percent are registered to receive care... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at CNBNews
SEWELL, NJ (May 21, 2018) – Celebrate life for cancer survivors and their families on National Cancer Survivors Day — Sunday, June 3 — from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township (900 Medical Center Drive, Sewell, NJ). Cancer patients/survivors, their friends/family, and other community members, are invited to enjoy this free and festive afternoon of fun, food and games, featuring light fare and refreshments, games, chair yoga, music and more. The event is sponsored by Jefferson Health – New Jersey and will be held outside, weather permitting. For more information, or to RSVP... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at CNBNews
Washington Township, NJ (May 18, 2018) - A spacious outdoor recreation space featuring a new basketball court was officially “opened for business” at Jefferson Health Behavioral Health Services in Washington Township, NJ, on May 17th. Located at the rear of the outpatient facility - which serves both adolescents and adults struggling with mental health and/or substance abuse - the new recreation space will provide for an array of physical and recreational activities as part of treatment, including small group activities. The new, multi-purpose outdoor space was made possible by a $60,000 donation raised through key supporters, including the Jet Start,... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at CNBNews
A group of Jefferson Health – New Jersey associates and family members volunteered Saturday, May 12, at the Food Bank of South Jersey’s (FBSJ) Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive event in Pennsauken. The group unloaded and sorted non-perishable food items donated by area residents for distribution to people in need. Now in its 26th year, the Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, is held in all 50 states each on the second Saturday of May. On this day, U.S. mail carriers both deliver mail and collect food donations. Held in May because most... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at CNBNews
FREE Weight-Loss for Seniors Luncheon set for May 15th VOORHEES, NJ (May 10, 2018) – Join Kennedy Health Alliance Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Adam Goldstein for an informative “Weight-Loss Surgery for Seniors” luncheon Tuesday, May 15th, at Noon at Elena Wu Restaurant (Voorhees Town Center, 12106 Town Center Blvd.). Participants can learn about the various surgical weight-loss procedures available, as well as how bariatric surgery can improve certain medical conditions, such as diabetes. This free program is sponsored by Jefferson Health’s PrimeTime, a free health and wellness program for active older adults in South Jersey. However, all community members are invited... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at CNBNews
VOORHEES, NJ (May 7, 2018) – Donna Casey, DNP, RN, NE-BC, has been named Assistant Vice President of Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Officer at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital in Turnersville, NJ. In this position, Casey will oversee the clinical and operational aspects of nursing at the 230-bed acute care hospital, based in Gloucester County, NJ. With more than 30 years of nursing experience, and more than 15 years in nursing leadership, Casey joins Jefferson Health from Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE, where she served as Vice President of Patient Care Services since 2012. A resident of Middletown,... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at CNBNews
VOORHEES, NJ (April 25, 2018) – Join Elementary School Counselor Diana Trasatti for a FREE program, “Healthy Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Their ‘New Normal’,” on Wednesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson Center at Voorhees (1099 White Horse Road, Voorhees, NJ) to learn about childhood trauma. Children respond to trauma in many different ways. Some may have reactions very soon after the event; others may do fine for weeks or months, and then begin to show troubling behavior. Attendees will learn common signs, how to recognize problems and how to respond appropriately. This free community wellness... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at CNBNews
VOORHEES, NJ (April 23, 2018) – Four Jefferson Health associates based in New Jersey were recently honored as recipients of the Annual Nursing Scholarships, presented at Camden County College in Blackwood, NJ. Each year, Jefferson Health’s New Jersey Department of Nursing offers various nursing scholarships: the Entry-Level BSN Scholarship, open to all associates (clinical and non-clinical) aspiring to earn a bachelor’s of science nursing degree (BSN); two RN to BSN scholarships (the Gartzman Fund and the Shah Family scholarships), both open to Jefferson Health RNs in NJ aspiring to earn a BSN degree; and the Leadership Scholarship, open to current... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at CNBNews
VOORHEES, NJ (CNBNewsnet) – Learn about the impact of sleep on driving safety at a FREE Jefferson Health wellness program, “Proper Sleep Can Keep You Awake, Alert & Alive,” set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library (606 Delsea Drive, Sewell, NJ). Led by Kennedy Health Alliance Sleep Medicine physician, Dr. Jennifer R. Roszkowski, the program will focus on the impact of undiagnosed sleep disorders that affect more than 40 million Americans, impacting their day-to-day quality of life and safety behind the wheel. The program is sponsored by PrimeTime, Jefferson Health’s free health... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at CNBNews
VOORHEES, NJ (April 18, 2018) – Learn the proper preventative steps to take after a prediabetes diagnosis at a FREE program, “Stop Diabetes in its Tracks,” on Wednesday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Glassboro Public Library (2 Center Street, Glassboro, NJ). Getting diagnosed with prediabetes is a serious wake-up call, but there is still time to turn things around. Kennedy Health Alliance Endocrinology expert Dr. Anthony Cannon will discuss how to initiate lifestyle changes or treatments, and stop the progression to diabetes. This free community wellness program is sponsored by Jefferson Health – New Jersey and is open... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at CNBNews
Two Jefferson Health – New Jersey Pharmacy associates received awards recently from the New Jersey Society of Health System Pharmacists (NJSHP). Nikunj Vyas, PharmD, BCPS, (left) a Jefferson Health – New Jersey Clinical Pharmacist in Infectious Diseases, was named named 2018 Pharmacist Practitioner of the Year, while Ken Bevenour, R.Ph., MBA, Corporate Director of Pharmacy Services, received the Gregory A. Santora Pharmacist of the Year Leadership Award from the organization. Both awards were presented at the NJSHP’s April 13th Annual Meeting in Long Branch, NJ. Nikunj was being honored for his leadership, patient-centered care and positive outcomes, and community outreach... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at CNBNews
VOORHEES, NJ (April 11, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – Jefferson Health – New Jersey proudly announces its Associates of the Quarter for the 4th Quarter 2017. These 14 associates, residents of southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, were nominated by their fellow associates, and selected by a committee of former winners based on their exemplary performance, professionalism and commitment to the health care organization. Each winner is honored with a gift and a special luncheon with Joseph Devine, President of Jefferson Health in New Jersey. Individual Award Winners Jefferson Cherry Hill Campus Bruce Ehmer of Philadelphia, PA, Clinician Masters Level II - Behavioral Health... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at CNBNews
Event ties in with the Philadelphia Science Festival happening April 20-28th Sewell, NJ (April 4, 2018) – Youngsters can get their favorite teddy bear, stuffed animal or doll checked out by a doctor or nurse at the upcoming “Be a Doctor Teddy Bear Clinic” set for Sunday, April 22nd, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Jefferson Surgery Center – Washington Township (900 Medical Center Drive, Sewell, NJ). Several Jefferson Health locations, including the Washington Township, NJ Surgery Center, will offer Teddy Bear Clinics on April 22nd, to tie in with the health care organization’s support and sponsorship of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at CNBNews
on Hernia, Appetite Control and Osteoporosis VOORHEES, NJ (April 10, 2018) – Join Kennedy Fitness & Wellness for three FREE community wellness programs to learn about hernias, appetite control and osteoporosis. “Help! Is This a Hernia?”: Join Kennedy Health Alliance surgeon Dr. Linda Szczurek at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 24, at Kennedy Fitness & Wellness - Sewell (405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Sewell, NJ) for a FREE presentation about hernias and treatment options, including repair via minimally invasive robotic surgery. “Appetite Control: Understanding Your Hunger Hormones”: Join Jefferson Health Registered Dietitian Stephanie Biggs, RD, LDN, CDE,for a FREE discussion about “hunger... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at CNBNews
VOORHEES, NJ (April 4, 2018) – Gear up for gentle yoga and tai chi beginning mid-April. Dress comfortably and bring a water bottle and mat, as you ease your mind through spring and summer sessions. Gentle yoga is great for beginners, as it is considered less intense than traditional yoga. Gentle yoga evokes a minimalistic, non-strenuous atmosphere while the mind relaxes and the body reduces stress. Gentle yoga sessions are $48, or $4 per class, and take place Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 17-May 24, June 5-July 19 and July 24-August 30, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., at Kennedy Fitness & Wellness –... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at CNBNews
Voorhees, NJ (March 29, 2018) – Jefferson Health – New Jersey donated $10,000 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) 9th annual “Change the Luck of a Child” Telethon held March 27th. The 14-hour on-air fundraiser, which aired live on CBS 3 and The CW Philly, helps RMHC further its mission to support children throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. This year’s event raised more than $1 million, for a total of $8.4 million since 2010. Jefferson Washington Township Hospital is the proud home of a Ronald McDonald Pediatric Unit, as well as Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at CNBNews
Phase 2 of campus revitalization now underway March 27, 2018 (Cherry Hill, NJ) – For more than 50 years, the now-closed Medical Office Building at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital (2204 Chapel Avenue West) served area patients with an array of medical services. The tear-down of the two-story, hexagon building is now underway and is expected to be completed in early April. It is the first step in making way for a new seven-story Patient Tower at the hospital. The original medical office building, which opened in 1960, was recently replaced by a new 102,000 square-foot facility, located within the new... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at CNBNews
By Nicole Pensiero | CNBNewsnet (CNBNewsnet)--There's a first time for everything, as they say. And finally, it was time to give an all-inclusive vacation a try. Aside from ocean cruising, I'd never been very interested in all-inclusive travel, imaging long buffet lines, watered-down drinks and sub-par food. But when pondering a good getaway for my 60th birthday, the idea of a four-night jaunt to Mexico (with five longtime friends) seemed ideal. And an all-inclusive resort, selected online, seemed our best value. We opted for the Mexican Caribbean for a few reasons: half of our group ad never been “south of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at CNBNews
VOORHEES, NJ (March 23, 2018) –Jennifer Lucas, MBA, has been named Senior Director of Finance for Kennedy Health Alliance (KHA). In this position, Lucas has complete oversight of the finance, revenue cycle, decision support, credentialing, and contracting departments of KHA, a network of specialty and primary care physician practices throughout southern New Jersey that is part of Jefferson Health. With more than 15 years of professional experience, Lucas joins KHA from Penn Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, where she served as Controller since 2015. She also served as Director of Finance for the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (2011-2015)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at CNBNews
Voorhees, NJ (March 15, 2018) – Jefferson Health – New Jersey (formerly Kennedy Health) has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by Philadelphia Media Network. This marks the fifth consecutive year the South Jersey-based arm of Jefferson Health has been named a Top Workplace. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, to name a few. “More than 3,800 of our employees were randomly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at CNBNews
Tower of Power Entertains Hundreds of Guests VOORHEES, NJ (March 1, 2018) – More than 800 supporters of Jefferson Health – New Jersey and the Kennedy Health Care Foundation enjoyed an evening of dancing and dining at the organization’s recent 22nd annual fundraising Gala, held at Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. The February 24th black-tie event raised more than $800,000 to benefit the Breast Cancer Program at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township. Jessica Dean, co-anchor of CBS 3’s Eyewitness News, served as emcee for the evening’s festivities, and entertainment was provided by legendary soul-funk group... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2018 at CNBNews
Glassboro, NJ (February 28, 2018) – For the second year in a row, the Glassboro Intermediate School girls’ field hockey team made a very special donation to the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Washington Township, NJ. The team raised $800 in honor of Glassboro High School teacher and cancer survivor Michele Keating, who, in 2015, received treatment at the facility, which was then called Kennedy Cancer Center. In 2016, the girls also donated $600 in honor of Ms. Keating. The girls’ field hockey coach, Gloria Byard, is a retired Glassboro High School teacher and former colleague of Ms. Keating. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at CNBNews
VOORHEES, NJ (February 19, 2018) – Join Dr. Brian Smeal, Medical Director of the Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Jefferson Health’s Washington Township, NJ, campus, for a FREE program about wound care on Tuesday, March 6, at 3 p.m. at the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library (606 Delsea Drive, Sewell, NJ). Wounds can cause great discomfort and often put those living with a wound “out of commission” for a while. Attendees will learn how to help heal wounds as quickly as possible so they can get back to living their “regular” life! The free program,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at CNBNews
VOORHEES, NJ (February 14, 2018) – The Maternity Center at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital (formerly Kennedy University Hospital – Washington Township), has been recognized by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey with a Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care designation. The Blue Distinction® Specialty Care Program is a national program recognizing health care facilities that demonstrate expertise in delivering specialty care safely, effectively and cost-efficiently. Blue Distinction® designated maternity centers have demonstrated improved overall patient satisfaction and a lower percentage of early elective deliveries. Jefferson Health - New Jersey President Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, said the designation “speaks... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2018 at CNBNews