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Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, President, New Jersey Division, and Chief Experience Officer at Jefferson Health, was named Chair of the Board of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), the state’s oldest and largest hospital and healthcare advocacy organization, at its 100th Annual Meeting, held January 18th at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. “I am honored to continue to work for the continual improvement of health services for both individuals and New Jersey communities,” said Devine. “Our mission statement is to improve the health of the people across the state and, as NJHA’s Board Chair, I look forward to collaborating with other... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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David Condoluci, DO, MACOI, Senior VP and Chief Patient Safety & Quality Officer at Jefferson Health in New Jersey, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) at its 100th Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes healthcare leaders who demonstrate strength, integrity, professionalism, and a relentless commitment to a New Jersey-based hospital or health system. Dr. Condoluci has long been an unsung hero to the Jefferson Health – New Jersey (formerly Kennedy Health) organization, as well as to his patients. A member of the Medical Staff since 1983, Dr.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (January 15, 2019)--A launch celebration was held at Jefferson Family Health Services (FHS) in Washington Township, NJ, for its expanded Behavioral Health program. Since 2017, Jefferson’s Family Health Services at Somerdale Square (Somerdale, NJ) has offered Behavioral Health screenings and treatment for thousands of area residents, services funded through a $225,000 grant from The Nicholson Foundation to implement the Cherokee Health Systems’ model for providing integrated Behavioral Health service in a primary care setting. That program has proven so successful that Jefferson has now been awarded an expansion grant from The Nicholson Foundation, for $140,000, to bring... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Kathleen Solari Kathleen Solari, RN, BSN, OCN, Radiation Oncology Nurse Manager at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Excellence in Radiation Therapy Nursing Award presented by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). The award will be presented to Solari, a 27-year associate of Jefferson Health – New Jersey (formerly Kennedy Health), at the ONS 44th Annual Congress, set for April 11-14, in Anaheim, CA. The Excellence in Radiation Therapy Nursing Award is granted to an ONS member who has been nominated by a fellow member and who meets specific professional... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2019 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Delivered at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Jefferson Washington Township Hospital welcomed Gloucester County NJ’s first baby of the #NewYear at 6:04 a.m. Tuesday, when little Salice Paris Woodley entered the world! The newborn, the first child for Mays Landing residents Brianna Rodriguez and Dennis Woodley, weighed in at 7 pounds, 15 oz., and is 20 inches long. She was delivered by Jefferson Health - NJ OB/GYN Dr. Jennifer Hummel. Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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at the Gift of Life Family House The Gift of Life Family House stands as a place to stay for organ donation patients and their families coming into the Philadelphia area to receive life-saving transplant treatments. To provide support, during what can sometimes be a trying time, the Gift of Life Family House sponsors the Home Cook Heroes Program. The program offers members of the community the opportunity to give back to those in need by cooking a special meal. This past weekend, our Jefferson Stratford Hospital Surgical Services team purchased the ingredients and whipped up a special meal for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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CHERRY HILL, NJ (December 28, 2018) — David V. Condoluci, DO, MACOI, Senior Vice President and Chief Patient Safety & Quality Officer at Jefferson Health – New Jersey, was recently presented with the Teddy DePrince Award at the 29th Annual HIV Medical Update in Cherry Hill, NJ, in recognition of his continued commitment and compassion in addressing the needs of patients living with HIV/AIDS. The Teddy DePrince Award is named in memory of a South Jersey resident who died in 2004 at age 24 due to complications of HIV/AIDS, which he contracted in the 1980s while undergoing blood transfusions to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 18, 2018)--Three Jefferson Health – New Jersey physician leaders spoke recently at the 7th Annual World Congress Physician Relations Summit held in Philadelphia, December 11 – 12. Dr. Carman Ciervo, Chief Physician Executive (far right) and Dr. Anthony Wehbe, Chief Population Health Executive (left), spoke about how physician liaisons and senior leadership can work together to effectively communicate key messages to doctors in their network. Dr. Richardo Perez, Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Chief Clinical Officer, presented about how healthcare organizations can enhance and create a competitive model for their physician recruitment process. The Physician Relations Summit,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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from the Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (December 11, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Representatives from the South Jersey-based Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation (BBCF) held a check presentation ceremony recently at Bottino’s ShopRite store in Vineland to donate $120,000 to two area healthcare care providers of cancer treatment, including the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township. The $120,000 donation -- $60,000 to each organization – was raised during this year’s annual Bottino fundraising event, including the popular Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation’s Golf Tournament. Robert Davis, Jefferson (NJ) VP of Product Lines, noted that the donation would go directly toward helping cancer patients... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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On December 6, members of our senior leadership gathered with business professionals, civic leaders and community members at the 27th Annual Gloucester County Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast. As a gold sponsor, Jefferson Health supports the county and its goal of holding an event that stands as a positive way to mark the start of a festive holiday season. This year’s breakfast featured Philadelphia Eagles Chaplain and Senior Pastor of Greater Exodus Baptist Church, Reverend Dr. Herbert H. Lusk II, who left his position as a running back for the Philadelphia Eagles after just three seasons to commit himself to serving those... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Congratulations to Adham, Anthony, and Helaina, Jefferson Health - New Jersey former Project Search interns and current associates, for receiving the Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service (JFCS) of Southern New Jersey's Outstanding Employer Recognition Award at the 13th annual Dubrow Vocational Celebration Breakfast! Baghdadi, Goodson, and Sohn respectively work at Cooper Landing Road Primary Care (Jefferson Medical Group), the Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Emergency Department, and the main office of Jefferson Health Primary & Specialty Care in Voorhees. Prior to their current positions, Baghdadi, Goodson, and Sohn were Jefferson Health - New Jersey interns through Project SEARCH — a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Congratulations to the four Jefferson Health – New Jersey Fall 2018 graduates of Jefferson Leadership Academy. The Academy is a 9-month program for enterprise leaders who will work collaboratively to be “change agents” to drive Jefferson’s business strategy and organizational transformation. The recent graduates are: Dr. Joseph Badalato, Chief Clinical Officer of Graduate Medical Education (2nd from left); Dr. Ricardo Perez, Chief of Medicine (3rd from left); Amanda Kimmel, AVP of Population Health (3rd from left); and Dr. Maryann Lauletta, VP of Medical Operations (5th from left). Also shown are (left to right): Jefferson Health - New Jersey Division President... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Giving back to those in need is what makes the holiday season so special. Members of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township team — led by Peggy Wight, BA, CTR, Director of Oncology Data Services — recently did just that. Through Cancer Center associates and Wight’s family donating snacks, tissues, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, and body lotion, they were able to assemble 260 “blessing bags” for Camden and Philadelphia homeless. “I wanted to thank everyone who was able to donate for the homeless ‘blessing bags,’” Wight said. “The Cancer Center has an awesome team, and I am honored... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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In a celebration of empowerment, independence, and seeing the “full light” of their potential, three Jefferson Health - New Jersey associates — Adham Baghdadi, Anthony Goodson, and Helaina Sohn —will be honored at the Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service (JFCS) of Southern New Jersey’s 13th annual Dubrow Vocational Celebration Breakfast on Friday, November 30. The three, along with their supervisors, were filmed “on the job” at various Jefferson Health – New Jersey locations for a tribute video being shown at the event later this month. Baghdadi (file clerk), Goodson (Patient Safety Observer), and Sohn (file clerk) respectively work at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Celebrated each year on November 15, National Philanthropy Day helps showcase the impact that generosity and giving back has on enhancing the quality of life in communities across the United States. Jefferson Health - New Jersey recently celebrated National Philanthropy Day with a gathering of key stakeholders, board members, and donors. One of Jefferson Health - New Jersey’s key donors, The Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation, based in Bridgeton, NJ, was recognized for its generous support of the Patient Assistance Fund at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township. The Patient Assistance Fund provides support to assist with patients’ financial... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Showing coworkers tokens of appreciation can go a long way, especially during the holiday season. The Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Same-Day Surgery (SDS) Department did just that through their ‘Friendsgiving’ luncheon on November 19, as part of their monthly employee engagement get-together. SDS staff cooked and provided a Thanksgiving meal for their fellow Surgical Services associates in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and Operating Room. Colleen Farnum, BSN, RN, CPAN, Director of Surgical Services at the Cherry Hill campus, referenced the following quote by philanthropist W. Clement Stone while reflecting on her team’s good deed: “If you are really thankful,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Cherry Hill, NJ, November 21, 2018 – Jefferson Health – New Jersey Board Chairman Albert E. Smith was recently honored for his years of dedication at a recent ceremony at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. There, Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, President of Jefferson – New Jersey, along with members of the Kennedy Health Care Foundation, helped dedicate a reflection pond in Smith’s honor in front of the hospital. The recognition follows Al Smith’s recent $100,000 donation to the Foundation, whose Executive Director, Michelle Gollapalli, MBA, CFRE, CAP, said Smith is “always making sure people know there is strong leadership” at Jefferson... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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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 Nov 15, 2018 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 Nov 14, 2018 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 Nov 13, 2018 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 Nov 13, 2018 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 Nov 13, 2018 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