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Two Jefferson Health - New Jersey nurses were honored with March of Dimes Nurse of the Year awards at a special event held in Old Bridge, NJ. The program recognizes NJ-based nurses in 12 different categories who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service. Jefferson Health was honored to have 10 nominees this year, three of whom moved into finalists in their respective categories. Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s March of Dimes “Nurse of the Year” winners are: Angelina McCurdy, MSN, RN, APN, CMSRN, of Turnersville, NJ, won in the Adult Care category. A clinical nurse... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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ATLANTIC CITY NJ (November 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-RAIN – A Tribute to The Beatles presented by The B.A.C. Cancer Transportation Fund will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by bringing its Broadway show to Atlantic City’s Ovation Hall at Ocean Resort and Casino on Saturday, November 17. One hundred percent of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Jefferson Health’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and cancer research in Philadelphia. The RAIN tribute offers Beatles fans something the original group never could: over two hours of hits from every era of the band’s development.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Sewell, NJ – The Barsky family has had a long history with Jefferson Health in New Jersey. The late Dr. Paul Barsky played an integral part in the planning, construction, and 1972 opening of Jefferson Washington Township Hospital (which, for many years, was part of the then-Kennedy Health system). His son, Dr. Robert Barsky, a Jefferson Health – New Jersey urologist and longtime board member, has shown support for the health care organization’s continual growth and progress over more than three decades. Now, the Barsky family name is forever imprinted within the hospital. Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, President of Jefferson... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Hosts FREE Bariatric Weight Loss Seminars VOORHEES, NJ (Nov. 12, 2018) – Gain a better understanding of the different surgical weight loss options by attending one of Jefferson Health - New Jersey’s FREE weight loss seminars hosted by its bariatric surgeons. These seminars will help prospective bariatric patients feel more at ease and confident to begin a new, healthier chapter in their lives. All community members are welcome to attend to learn about adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic sleeves, laparoscopic gastric bypass, and revisional surgery. Registration is require Upcoming dates and locations include: Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital (2211 Chapel Avenue, Cherry... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP NJ (November 13, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--On Monday, November 12, Jefferson Health’s JeffSTAT helicopters became the first health system transportation service to carry units of lifesaving blood for emergency transfusions. This new service is the result of a collaboration between JeffSTAT – the helicopter program that routinely transports acutely ill and injured patients – Jefferson’s New Jersey hospital-based blood bank, and the New Jersey Department of Health. Hemorrhage is the leading cause of death in trauma victims, and early transfusions of red blood cells have been known to reduce the chance of death. A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) study... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) will honor longtime partner Jefferson Health (NJ) with the “Champion Against Hunger Award” at its annual Viva South Jersey Gala for the healthcare system’s steadfast commitment to fighting hunger in South Jersey. “We truly appreciate Jefferson’s long-standing support of the Food Bank and are excited to present them with our highest honor,” said Lavinia Awosanya, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Food Bank of South Jersey. “Jefferson Health in New Jersey has made us their charity of choice and have made our mission their mission. We are thrilled to present Jefferson Health with the Champion... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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SEWELL, NJ (November 8, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Area residents have the opportunity to honor, remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have battled cancer and/or gone through dialysis treatment by symbolically illuminating a light and placing an ornament on Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township’s annual “Tree of Lights” celebration, this year set for Thursday, November 15th. The Tree of Lights Remembrance Celebration — set for 5 p.m. at the Cancer Center (900 Medical Center Drive, Sewell, NJ) — includes music, light refreshments and a tree lighting ceremony, where honorees’ names are recited aloud. A $5 donation — to benefit... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze - Photo by Nicole Pensiero Nicole Pensiero | CNBNewsnet HUDSON VALLEY, NY (CNBNewsnet)--It was a co-worker who tipped me off to the "Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze" held each year in the Hudson Valley of New York State. By the time I got around to ordering tickets to what is, indeed, a dazzling experience, all the pre-Halloween ones were sold out, meaning we'd be having a post-Halloween fall getaway. It ended up being perfect, though, as the fall Foliage was in full, fiery display along our two-hour ride from southern New Jersey to New York... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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On October 21, Joseph B. Hill, Chief Diversity Officer of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, received the Corporate Diversity Award from the Gloucester County NAACP, for his commitment to integrating diversity, equality and inclusion initiatives to ensure excellence in education, research and patient care. Hill was one of 15 recipients of a “Game Changers” award at the annual Black & White Gala held at Aueltto’s Caterers in Deptford, New Jersey. A native of Buffalo, NY, Hill is a frequent speaker at national forums, where he shares his insights and experience on the importance of diversity and strategic partnerships for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Colonel Gwyn Parris-Atwell, MSN, RN, an Employee Health Nurse at Jefferson Health in New Jersey and a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force, recently received an Achievement Award from the Emergency Nurses Association at its national conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Parris-Atwell, a resident of Alloway, NJ, was presented with the Judith C. Kelleher Award, which recognizes an ENA member who has consistently demonstrated excellence in Emergency nursing and has made significant contribution to the profession and to ENA. An exceptional role model as a civilian and military nurse, Parris-Atwell has been the recipient of numerous state and national ENA... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Nicole Pensiero | CNBNewsnet Glenside Pa (October 18,2018)(CNBNewsnet)This Saturday, October 20th, you can catch the legendary funk-soul band Tower of Power celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a performance at the Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Avenue, in Glenside Pa. The group, together for nearly 50 years, have a new album, ‘Soul Side of Town,’ that’s proving to be just as classic as their vintage material. And if you listen closely, you’ll hear some Philly Soul influence. The Oakland Sound likes to mix it up! Known for having one of the best horn sections in the biz without a doubt, dust... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Sewell, NJ – Washington Township youth received free heart screenings, information about Jefferson Health – New Jersey services, and CPR education on Saturday October 13th, thanks to a partnership between Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, Washington Township High School, the Sharp family in memory of Nadiir King, Simon’s Heart, and cardiologists of The Heart House. Located at Washington Township High School’s 11/2 building gymnasium in Sewell, NJ, the invaluable screenings examined undetected heart conditions that could lead to sudden cardiac arrest. The screenings were intended for students who never have been examined by a cardiologist, or received an electrocardiogram; they should... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Santa Fe’s acclaimed Ottmar Liebert and bassist Jon Gagan are coming to Philadelphia's World Café Live this week, and will play songs fans have come to know and love -- as well as introduce newer material. Liebert, a five-time Grammy nominee, has sold millions of records across the globe and is known for creating the so-called "Nouevau Flamenco" style of guitar playing - which was also the title of his 1990 groundbreaking, multi-platinum-selling debut album. A skilled practitioner of contemporary flamenco guitar, the 59-year-old guitarist is fascinating to watch onstage, as he plays with traditional and electric instruments. Liebert will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Absecon, NJ – Kennedy Health Care Foundation’s Golf Invitational, held October 9th at Galloway International Golf Club, raised $116,000, the net proceeds of which will benefit the Patient Assistance Program at Jefferson Health – New Jersey. The event packed an extra bit of excitement with the announcement of Earth, Wind and Fire as the headlining entertainment for 2019’s Kennedy Health Care Foundation Gala. The Gala entertainment announcement was made by Joe Davi, CEO of New Jersey-based Medi-Centrix, a revenue cycle optimization and healthcare analytics firm. Medi-Centrix is the Presenting Sponsor for the Kennedy Gala, set for Saturday, February 23, 2019... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Voorhees, NJ, October 10, 2018 – Helene Burns, DPN, RN, NEA, Vice President of Clinical Services & Chief Nurse Executive of Jefferson in New Jersey, is the lead author of the October cover story for Nursing Management: the Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership. The article written by Burns, who recently oversaw Jefferson – New Jersey’s successful journey to Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center is titled “The CNO’s Role in a Healthy Work Environment.” The cover story focuses on the value of a Healthy Work Environment (HWE) in the hospital setting and how Chief Nursing Officers can... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Jefferson Health – New Jersey leadership attended Thursday’s “Best Practices” Conference sponsored by the Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ), where President Joe Devine was honored for his “best practice” support of the healthcare organization’s Servant Leadership initiatives. The annual CIANJ event showcases and honors best practices from various industries and businesses from through the state. Shown at the conference are, from left: Jefferson – NJ Hospital Chief Administrative Officers Lisa Dutter (Cherry Hill) and John Graham (Washington Township); Senior VP of Hospital Operations Jill Ostrem, shown with CIANJ President Anthony Russo; President Joe Devine; Senior VP –... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Talk about teamwork! In the days leading up to the September 22nd wedding of Joey Schramn and Kelly Bain, Joey’s mom, Susan, was worried that her health problems would prevent her from being part of the “Big Day.” And, indeed, she was not able to attend – but that didn’t stop Sue from being there! Through great teamwork and a lot of coordination – Woodbury resident Sue, who is currently a patient at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital – was part of the wedding, as well as the fun-filled reception, via a live FaceTime feed! Dean Auer, the hospital’s Director of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Travel feature about the upcoming Fall Festival in Jim Thorpe, Pa., happening the first 3 weekends in October. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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It seems like only yesterday, but back in May we celebrated National Hospital Week by giving out Bombas Socks to all of our associates as a token of appreciation for their hard work and dedication to our patients. If you are familiar with Bombas you know that the brand donates a pair of socks for every pair purchased. Instead of Bombas distributing the socks to the community, we chose to do it ourselves during ‘Bombas Sock Day!’ Yesterday, associates from across the division came together to distribute 16 boxes filled with 4,000 pairs of socks to those in need at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Two years ago, Jefferson Health – New Jersey (then Kennedy Health) was named a national Sepsis Hero by the Sepsis Alliance for its groundbreaking (and life-saving) sepsis detection and treatment protocols. Representatives from Jefferson attended this year’s event to show our support of the Sepsis Alliance and to recognize Sepsis Awareness Month (September). Shown here are our Infection Control Officer, Dr. Cindy Hou (far right) and Jefferson - New Jersey Clinical Quality Managers Sheryl Keen (left) and Stefanie Deangelo (center). Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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On Thursday, September 13th, Jefferson Washington Township Hospital associates Lisa McCarry (Nurse Manger) and Betty Perry (Labor & Delivery nurse) reached out to the Target store in Turnersville for assistance in getting a new car seat for a new mother and baby in need. Target Store Manager Jay Nichols stepped up to the plate by gladly donating a new car seat valued at $85 for the new family. Nichols noted that Target stores nationwide are running a car seat trade-in promotion through September 22nd in honor of Baby Safety Month, and said the store was happy to assist. He is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Voorhees, NJ, September 12, 2018 – September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month, and physicians at the two Jefferson Health Wound Care Centers in New Jersey, located in Washington Township and Cherry Hill, are taking part in the Save a Leg, Save a Life (SALSAL) Foundation’s #DocsInSocks Challenge. The event is aimed at helping educate the southern New Jersey community about PAD. These wound care providers have pledged to closely partner with other clinicians to help ensure high-risk patients are properly diagnosed and treated before amputation becomes necessary. Through this new collaborative approach, physicians will work together with a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Three associates of Jefferson Health in New Jersey have been named recipients of Annual Nursing Scholarships at the Magnet® designated health care organization. These associates were chosen by the Nursing Selection Committee based on their academic achievements and support of Jefferson Health’s mission, vision and valEach year, Jefferson Health in New Jersey offers various nursing scholarships: an Entry Level BSN Scholarship, open to all associates (clinical and non-clinical) aspiring to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN); the Gartzman Fund RN to BSN Scholarship; and the Leadership Scholarship, open to current BSN- and MSN-level nurses aspiring to a Master’s... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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It was an afternoon of excitement on Saturday, August 25th, when famed health expert and TV star Dr. Oz came to the Cherry Hill Mall to speak before an audience of hundreds at his Health & Wellness Expo! Jefferson Health, the exclusive healthcare sponsor for the Cherry Hill Mall, was a presenting sponsor for the expo, which drew an enthusiastic crowd to the Mall’s center court. Sharing the stage with the personable Dr. Oz were two of our own Jefferson Health physicians, Dr. Kay Yoon-Flannery and Dr. Greg T aylor, who spoke on the topics of breast care (Dr. Yoon-Flannery)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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August 16, 2018 – Jefferson Health’s New Jersey-based hospitals (in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, formerly Kennedy University Hospital) have achieved Magnet® recognition, becoming the first hospitals in Camden and Gloucester counties to receive what is considered the gold standard for nursing excellence. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence and is a reflection of their nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. With this credential, Jefferson Health in New Jersey joins the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Just 477 Magnet-recognized U.S. healthcare organizations, out of more than... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City