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Women who have had surgery or are about to begin chemotherapy or radiation treatments at SKCC – WT will now receive a “comfort bag” donated by Mothers Matter – the Lauren Rose Albert Foundation. These spa-type gift bags include a pillow made by local Girl Scouts and the Mothers Matter volunteers, a journal, lotions, breath mints, nail polish, eyebrow pencils... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at CNBNews
The specialty care provided at Jefferson Health hospitals ranks among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 annual Best Hospitals rankings. In the regional rankings, Jefferson Health New Jersey ranks: 11th in New Jersey 13th in the Philadelphia metro area High Performing in three categories: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Heart Failure, and Knee... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at CNBNews
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On Tuesday, July 30, Jefferson Health employees, construction workers, Board members and elected officials gathered to sign the final beam for the Cherry Hill Patient Pavilion and watched it soar into the sky at this special event. Among those who offered remarks were: Jefferson Health New Jersey President Joe Devine; NJ State Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney; NJ Assembly Majority... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at CNBNews
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A new ENT medical practice -- Jefferson Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery – is now open at the Jefferson Cherry Hill Medical Office Building at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. The practice offers comprehensive ENT, allergy, and audiology care services that include: Allergy testing and therapy Audiology (Diagnostic Testing & Hearing Aids) General ENT care Head & Neck Surgery Laryngology... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at CNBNews
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Bridging the gap between physical and mental health is becoming more and more important in the modern health care system. This rings especially true for OB/GYN providers, who often treat expectant and new mothers facing a hurdle of mental and emotional challenges. Inspired to further integrate care, Jefferson Health and Philadelphia-based NeuroFlow collaboratively designed a patient-focused, digital health platform. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at CNBNews
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Jefferson Health’s Outpatient Medical Imaging Center, located at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township, now offers a more comfortable mammography system, GE Healthcare’s Senographe Pristina™ with next-generation 3D digital mammography technology. This state-of-the-art system offers patients a faster and quieter exam, with greater comfort and less pain during compression. “This new system will help dismiss any preconceived fears... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2019 at CNBNews
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When it comes to bariatric surgery, having a strong support system is key to success. For the past 12 years, the bariatric surgery program at Jefferson Stratford Hospital has continuously supported the unique opportunity for patients to speak with program employees who walked an identical path to a healthier life. In addition, support groups, exercise and healthy eating classes are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2019 at CNBNews
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In support of Men’s Health Month, the Nutrition Team at Jefferson Health in New Jersey recently sat down to discuss men’s nutritional needs, breaking the common misconception that they differ from the needs of women. Do men and women have different nutritional needs? Lindsay Friel, MS, RDN: This is more stereotype-based than it is fact-based. Men need a balanced diet,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at CNBNews
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A new type of family medicine practice — providing patients with greater access to their care providers and more in-depth visits — will launch in Haddonfield on July 1st. Jefferson Health Direct Primary Care - Haddonfield, led by family medicine physicians Dr. Leonard Ridilla and Dr. James Runfola, is a new model of care that ensures patients more accessibility and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at CNBNews
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On Thursday, June 20th, Be You — a Burlington, NJ-based nonprofit affiliate of The Solasta Group — donated baby baskets for the third consecutive year to Jefferson’s New Jersey-based Family Health Services. Since 2017, Be You has donated more than 100 baskets, including 25 this year, at both Jefferson Family Health Services locations (Somerdale and Washington Township) for patients/families with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2019 at CNBNews
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Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, Jefferson Stratford Hospital and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital have each received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award. Additionally, Jefferson Washington Township Hospital — a state-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center — received the Target: StrokeSMHonor Roll Elite Plus Award, while Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital and Jefferson Stratford Hospital each received... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2019 at CNBNews
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The third class of talented Y.A.L.E. School interns recently graduated from Jefferson Health’s Project SEARCH program at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. Launched in Cincinnati in 1996, Project SEARCH is a work-transition program for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities; it has grown to more than 400 host employer sites worldwide, including Jefferson — which in 2017 began the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at CNBNews
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Nick Farrauto, 17-year-old son of Jefferson Washington Township Hospital ED Nurse, Tracey Sosa, has a unique talent that he shares not only with his mother’s coworkers, but with the world. Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as a young child, Nick’s tendencies began to worsen during his adolescence. But after a six-month period of treatment, his behavior improved tremendously, and he... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at CNBNews
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The Emergency Department (ED) at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital received 100 Harm Reduction & Recovery Kits from the Gloucester County Freeholders on Wednesday for those who have overdosed and have used Narcan®. Jefferson’s Washington Township ED, the ED at Inspira Medical Center - Woodbury, and Gloucester County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) each received 100 kits at a presentation held at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2019 at CNBNews
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Jefferson Health’s presence and impact within the Washington Township community extends beyond the hospital campus, and the latest example of that became evident Monday morning at Washington Lake Park (626 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Sewell). Washington Township launched a new Bike Share program at the popular community park, following a $20,000 donation from Jefferson to support the project and Mayor Joann... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2019 at CNBNews
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If you were asked what “mental health” means, what would you say? Mental health is a broad term, that doesn’t just encompass our emotions, but also our psychological and social well-being. This includes how we think, feel, perceive, and react to different situations. Equally important as physical health, mental health evolves over our entire life span, sometimes through positive development,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at CNBNews
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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 invited to enjoy a free and festive afternoon of fun,... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2019 at CNBNews
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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, admission, medical stabilization, and discharge planning. Discharge planning occurs prior... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2019 at CNBNews
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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 safer health care. Developed under the guidance of a national... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2019 at CNBNews
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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 leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. During... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2019 at CNBNews
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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 rigorous screening process to select winners in various fields. All... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at CNBNews
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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 heavily on what are called ADLs (Activities of Daily Living,... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at CNBNews
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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, made a surprise visit to Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at CNBNews
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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 – heart disease.Cardiovascular diseases, which include stroke, claim the life of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at CNBNews
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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 $100,000 donation to the top vote-getter, $20,000 to the runner-up,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at CNBNews