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Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse Linda McAllister, BSN, RN, shown right, was honored with a 2020 first quarter DAISY Award for compassionate and skillful care. Jefferson New Jersey Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, made the presentation to McAllister at the hospital on June 3. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients, family members, and colleagues for demonstrating excellence through clinical expertise, extraordinary compassionate care, and a high level of professionalism. A resident of Sewell,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at CNBNews
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Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse Lynn Stites demonstrates how the SNOO bed is used to soothe fussy babies at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Washington Township, NJ, June 3, 2020 – Jefferson Washington Township Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was the recent recipient of a specialized bassinet, called SNOO, aimed at soothing fussy babies. The South Jersey-based acute care hospital had previously purchased two SNOO beds –developed by renowned pediatrician and author Dr. Harvey Karp - which had proven highly popular with the nursing staff, and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at CNBNews
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For Immediate Release Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital ICU Team, Emergency Department Nurse Receive DAISY Awards VOORHEES, NJ, May 19, 2020 — Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital’s ICU nursing staff was recently honored with the 2019 DAISY Team for extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care. Additionally, Cherry Hill Emergency Department nurse Erica Ceron BSN, RN, received the first-quarter 2020 DAISY Award for individual achievement. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients, family members, and colleagues for demonstrating excellence through clinical expertise, extraordinary compassionate care,... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2020 at CNBNews
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TURNERSVILLE, NJ (May 18, 2020) — In a show of support for the Class of 2020, residents of the Jefferson Health Care Center – a long-term care facility in Gloucester County - have launched a #Seniors4Seniors2020 social media campaign to send congratulations to area graduates whose final semester of school was disrupted by COVID-19. “This inter-generational social media campaign is a morale-booster and reinforces that we are all in this together,” says Health Care Center Executive Director Gary Pizzichillo, adding that it has provided residents... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at CNBNews
Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals — located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township — each were awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements in providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety; the Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months, assessing how well hospitals prevent medical errors and other harm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2020 at CNBNews
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Washington Township, NJ, April 28, 2020 - Members from EMS, Police and Fire departments from across South Jersey drove through the Jefferson Washington Township Hospital campus on April 27 to thank their fellow frontline heroes during the COVID-19 crisis. The 15-minute parade, featuring hundreds of vehicles from dozens of area municipalities, began at Washington Township High School on Hurffville Cross-Keys Road, and traveled through the Jefferson campus — including past the seven-floor Silvestri patient tower currently under construction. Here, an employee of Jefferson Washington Township... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2020 at CNBNews
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Did you know that colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer death among American men and women combined? One out of every three people are not up-to-date with screenings. Sadly, 60 percent of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented with screening: in fact, getting screened routinely starting at age 45 or 50, at the latest — is the most effective way to reduce your risk. Abnormal growths, called polyps, can form in the colon or rectum. Through screenings, they can be removed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2020 at CNBNews
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Nearly 900 supporters of Jefferson Health New Jersey enjoyed an evening of dancing and dining at the organization’s 24th annual Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey fundraising Gala, held at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. The February 29th event — headlined by performances from Motown legends The Temptations and Four Tops — raised close to $900,000 to benefit the planned Jefferson Pride Primary & Specialty Care practice, set to open in Collingswood later this year. For more information, visit JeffersonHealth.org/JeffPrideNJ. Shown, from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2020 at CNBNews
Jefferson Washington Township Hospital reached a major milestone on Thursday, February 20th, as a “topping off” ceremony was held for its new $184 million patient tower, slated to open in summer 2021. Jefferson leadership and staff — including Dr. Stephen Klasko, President of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health — were in attendance, along with NJ state and local officials, as the final beam was lifted by a crane and put in place. The 7-floor, 243,500-square-foot tower, being named in honor of Jefferson... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2020 at CNBNews
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Join Jefferson Health experts for FREE community wellness programs for seniors through May: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - The Basics; Thursday, March 5, 2 p.m.; Kennedy Health & Wellness Center (405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Suite 201, Sewell): COPD affects almost 15 million Americans. Learn what COPD is; how it affects the lungs; causes, signs and symptoms; and disease management. Weight Loss and Fiber – What’s the Connection?; Wednesday, March 18, 11 a.m., at the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library (606 Delsea Drive, Sewell):... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2020 at CNBNews
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There was a sweet treat awaiting Jefferson Primary & Specialty Care patients in New Jersey on Valentine’s Day. Four of our medical practices – Marlton, Voorhees, Regulus (Turnersville) and Kingsway (Sewell) – celebrated "Patient Appreciation Day” as a well to thank patients for trusting us with their healthcare needs. The all-day events featured snacks, Jefferson “swag” and a chance to win a gift basket. Patients could also learn about the benefits of MyChart, which offers free, online access to their medical record, and allows patients... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2020 at CNBNews
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Jefferson Health Patient Engagement Scheduling Center Opens in Cherry Hill, NJ Cherry Hill, NJ, February 13, 2020 – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held this week for the new 35,000-square-foot Jefferson Health Patient Engagement Scheduling Center in Cherry Hill. This new call center is designed to increase efficiency and ensure a seamless patient experience. It combines several existing call centers in southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, and will handle everything from ‪1-800-JEFF NOW calls to appointments for Medical Imaging studies, and Jefferson Primary & Specialty Care... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2020 at CNBNews
On November 3, Lisa Morina, Vice President of Government & External Relations, received the Corporate Excellence Award from the Gloucester County NAACP. Morina was one of 20 recipients of a “Game Changers” award at the annual Black & White Gala, held at Auletto’s Caterers in Deptford, NJ. “Game Changer awards recognize those who, through their organization, provide significant financial or in-kind resources to assist organizations like the NAACP in meeting community needs,” said Loretta Winters, President, Gloucester County NAACP. “Through Lisa’s community involvement, she has... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2019 at CNBNews
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On September 28, Jefferson Health in New Jersey transitioned to a new patient portal called MyChart. The innovative, user-friendly platform will enhance the safety and security of the organization of medical records, as well as offer unique benefits to patients. MyChart allows patients to access real-time results, right at their fingertips, explains Brenda Gorman, oncology assistant at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township. “It’s one chart – everywhere you go,” said Gorman. “That’s what we are so excited about! All of the patient’s... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2019 at CNBNews
The Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey announced today that the new patient tower under construction at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital will be named in honor of John P. Silvestri and his family, who have made a gift of $5 million to the New Jersey arm of the organization, the single largest in its history. “John Silvestri and his family have been wonderful advocates for our organization for over 30 years,” said Joseph W. Devine, President of Jefferson Health in New Jersey. “Their generous gift... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at CNBNews
Jefferson NJ Infection Control Officer Dr. Cindy Hou recently was among speakers at the 4th Annual Jefferson Sepsis Symposium, held at Thomas Jefferson University. In addition to being on the “Debates in Sepsis” panel discussion, Dr. Hou individually lectured on “The Global Crisis of Antibiotic Resistance.” Everyone involved in the care of patients with sepsis, or at risk of sepsis, was invited to attend the symposium, which coincided with September being Sepsis Awareness Month — designated to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2019 at CNBNews
Physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered on September 19th to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which was given to our Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Washington Township. The Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. The award recognizes the Center having achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent, and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at CNBNews
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Jefferson Health to Host Fitness Classes in Stratford, NJ Jefferson Health offers a wide variety of fitness classes, and this fall, all community members are invited to get fit with basic yoga and resistance training classes at Jefferson Stratford Hospital (18 E. Laurel Road, 3rd Floor Room L). Basic Yoga: A mixed-level yoga experience with the basics for new students, yet still challenging for advanced students. Bring a yoga mat. When: Thursdays Session I: September 26 Session II: January 9 Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $75... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2019 at CNBNews
Congratulations to Christina Romano, Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital’s Director of Service Excellence and Guest Relations, who recently received the Partnership in Philanthropy Award from Jefferson’s enterprise-wide Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA). The Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey, which is part of the OIA, nominated Christina for the award, which recognizes colleagues across the enterprise who have a deep understanding of philanthropy’s power to shape Jefferson’s future, and a determination to see that future realized. “Regardless of what’s needed - a tour for a potential... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2019 at CNBNews
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The Jefferson Office of Institutional Advancement has announced that Jeffrey A. Dubnow has been named Associate Vice President of Development for Jefferson Health in New Jersey. In this role, Dubnow will oversee all fundraising efforts for the healthcare organization’s New Jersey operation, including bolstering its major and planned giving programs, in addition to its annual gala and golf outing, which raise funds to support various patient-centered programs and services. Prior to joining Jefferson Health, Dubnow served three years as Vice President of Development and Communications... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at CNBNews
Brian Duffy, Jefferson Health New Jersey’s Director of Rehabilitation and 12-year employee, is one of South Jersey leaders representing this year’s American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink breast cancer awareness campaign. Learn more about Brian and what inspired him to get involved: What is your role as Director of Rehabilitation? I oversee operations, hiring, scheduling, performance reviews, policy and procedures, survey readiness, and other duties as assigned. In addition to sitting on multiple committees, I am chair of Kennedy Fitness: A Jefferson Health Affiliate,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at CNBNews
Prepare to be amazed at Jefferson Health New Jersey’s Weight-Loss Surgery Fall Fashion Show, featuring bariatric success stories, at the Cherry Hill Mall (Grand Court between the Macy’s and Nordstrom wings) on Saturday, September, 21, from 1 – 3 p.m. This celebratory event will feature 19 female and male weight-loss surgery patients who’ve lost a combined total of more than 2,000 pounds since their procedures with one of Jefferson’s New Jersey-based bariatric surgeons: Dr. Marc Neff, Dr. Louis Balsama, Dr. Adeshola Fakulujo, or Dr. Adam... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at CNBNews
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 and more. The Gynecologic Oncology office staff were excited to receive the comfort bags for their patients. Pictured here (standing from left): Tracy Reynolds, RN;... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2019 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 Replacement. “Delivering exceptional care and outcomes with compassion and empathy is part of the mission for each hospital within Jefferson Health,” saidBruce Meyer, MD, MBA,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at CNBNews