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Holy Name Medical Center

Currently celebrating its milestone 90th anniversary, Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC) has evolved since its founding in 1925 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, into an independent, fully accredited medical center - and nursing school - which provides the highest standards of clinical proficiency and advanced technology to a diverse, highly educated, cosmopolitan residential population, in an environment rooted in compassion and respect for each patient. Unique leading-edge programs and services are HNMC’s hallmark. The Institute for Simulation Learning, one of only two facilities in New Jersey registered with the Society of Simulation in Healthcare, provides innovative training to healthcare professionals and first responders. Medical and non-medical multidisciplinary scenarios are recreated to offer sophisticated immersive training experience for developing safe and compassionate clinical and interpersonal skills. The newly-renovated state-ofthe-art MS Center, a regional leader in MS care for 30 years, sees 1800 patients from the NY metropolitan area annually. Providing comprehensive care to patients of all ages living with multiple sclerosis, the MS Center is the only facility in Bergen County affiliated with the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Holy Name’s Villa Marie Claire, located on 26 acres in Saddle River is the region’s only free-standing residential hospice facility. The Villa’s family-focused philosophy, welcoming overnight accommodations for loved ones and interfaith/intercultural educated healthcare team all demonstrate a profound belief that quality can be achieved at every stage of life, whatever the medical diagnosis or physical and cognitive abilities.

HNMC’s culturally and linguistically sensitive outreach programs reflect its commitment to helping the entire community access quality healthcare. In 2015 the seven-year old Korean Medical Program expanded its reach to become Holy Name’s Asian Health Services with the inclusion of the Chinese Medical Program. In addition to serving the Hispanic Community through its Hispanic Outreach Program, HNMC provides accommodations for the observant Jewish community, including a Sabbath elevator, Sabbath room for family overnight stays, kosher food for patients and visitors, Sunday mammograms and hospice programs accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice.

HNMC Interventional Institute

Patients of the Regional Cancer Center, accredited by the American College of Surgeons, receive comprehensive, multidisciplinary care from an exceptional staff of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, technologists and physicists in a convenient community setting that offers the newest chemotherapies and precision-targeted radiation therapies. The Interventional Institute offers innovative non-surgical treatment options for a broad spectrum of illnesses. HNMC’s comprehensive cardiovascular program provides a wide arrange of preventative, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services in inpatient and outpatient settings.

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Helping the community access quality health care is a commitment that extends even to the impoverished nation of Haiti. Under the inspirational leadership of President and CEO Michael Maron, scores of HNMC staff members volunteer regularly to provide critically needed financial, clinical and operation support to Hôpital Sacré Coeur, the only reliable medical provider in northern Haiti. Ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for patient care, safety, clinical performance and workplace excellence, HNMC is poised for another 90 years of advancing medicine and healing lives.

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“What More Can Be Done?” – The Critical Question That Can Save a Stroke Victim Newly proven, minimally invasive treatment removes blood clots and has patients returning home as good as new The normal response from the doctor used to be, “He suffered a stroke. There’s nothing more we could do.” Especially if the patient sought medical care after the six-hour treatment window.

Today, the response should be much different. So it’s critical the patient’s loved ones or caregiver ask the all-important question: “What more can be done?”

Not every emergency room physician or neurosurgeon has the training to answer, “There is something that can be done.” But, according to Ronald P. Benitez, neurosurgeon and president of Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists, there is.

“Using a stent retriever, we can now go into the brain within 8 to 10 hours of the stroke – in some instances even longer- remove the clot and restore blood flow to the brain,” he explains. “This minimally invasive treatment is successful in patients who have suffered ischemic strokes. An ischemic stroke – the most common type – is caused when a brain artery becomes blocked, prohibiting normal blood flow to the brain.”

Benitez was a pioneer of this treatment when the first device was introduced in 2004. Despite advancements that have been made since then and proven medical success, it wasn’t until just recently that results of studies confirming the effectiveness of stent retrievers were released at the International Stroke Conference 2015 in Nashville.

The results showed treatment with the latest generation stent retrievers – the Trevo® by Stryker and the Solitaire ™ FR by Covidien – reduced poststroke disability and increased the proportion of patients alive and independent at three months. Four studies showed convincing evidence of benefit.

“Removing a clot stuck in a blood vessel is somewhat similar to removing a cork stuck in a wine bottle,” Benitez details. “We insert the stent into the blood clot and open it to restore the blood flow. The clot attaches to the retriever and comes out when the device is removed.

“This treatment works well in patients with brain tissue that has not been damaged by the lack of blood flow,” he continues. “When the brain tissue is alive, but on sleep mode like a computer, we are often able to awaken it.” Dr. Benitez does 80-100 of these procedures a year with amazing results.

“Typically, we see a stroke patient enter the hospital unable to speak and move one side,” Benitez concludes. “Many times, after removing the clot, the patient walks out of the hospital and goes home talking. It is truly miraculous.” Despite these advances, seeking medical treatment at the onset of symptoms is still critical, so know the symptoms of stroke: • • • • •

SUDDEN numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg – especially on one side of the body SUDDEN confusion, trouble speaking or understanding SUDDEN trouble seeing in one or both eyes SUDDEN trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination SUDDEN severe headache with no known cause

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Loss of consciousness or fainting General weakness Difficulty or shortness of breath Confusion, unresponsiveness or disorientation Sudden behavioral change Agitation Hallucination Nausea or vomiting Pain Seizures Hiccups

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Also, know the location of your nearest stroke center that employs stent retrievers. In New Jersey, ANS performs these procedures at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, and Morristown Medical Center in Morristown.

That way, when you ask that all-important question, “What more can be done,” you’ll get the right answer.

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Emergency Physician Steven Stack Is President of the AMA

The following is a statement from Michael Gerardi, MD, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). “The American College of Emergency Physicians congratulates our esteemed colleague, Dr. Steve Stack, on his inauguration as president of the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Stack is the first emergency physician to lead the AMA and its youngest president in 160 years. Even as a very young physician, Steve demonstrated his interest in leadership by joining the board of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA) and went a step further by acting as the EMRA representative to ACEP’s Board of Directors from 1998 to 2000. Dr. Stack embodies all that is best about emergency medicine: staying cool under pressure, problem-solving, teamwork and the spirit of innovation. His career – already distinguished by governance roles in both emergency medicine and the house of medicine as a whole – offers a shining example to us all of how to blend leadership with hands-

on work in the emergency department, which he continues to do. Dr. Stack’s experiences as an emergency physician have kept him connected to the wide variety of patients who seek help every day in our nation’s emergency departments, giving him a unique and invaluable perspective on our 21st century health care system. We are very proud of Steve Stack’s inauguration as president of America’s largest physician organization and look forward to the great things we know he will accomplish in this new role.” ACEP is the national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies.

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MONOC Mobile Health Services is proud to announce that its President and CEO, Vincent Robbins, has been named by the U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to serve on the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC), which is authorized by Congress to advise the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS). Along with 24 other Emergency Medical Services (EMS) executives and practitioners, physicians, researchers, and patient advocates, Robbins will serve a two year term representing hospital based EMS throughout the United States. Supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Office of EMS, the NEMSAC provides expert advice and recommendations to the safety agency and its federal partners on key issues such as data collection, performance measurement, and the EMS workforce. Additionally, they have paved the way for several critical efforts to improve local EMS systems and the quality of EMS care delivered across the nation.

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Peter Carrazzone, MD, honored by Northern NJ Council, Boy Scouts of America

Peter Carrazzone, MD, is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Health Care Service Award, Passaic County, presented by the Northern New Jersey Council, Boy Scouts of America, at the organization’s 23rd Annual Distinguished Health Care Service Awards Dinner on June 2, 2015 at Mayfair Farms, West Orange, NJ. The dinner is conducted annually by the Northern New Jersey Council, Boy Scouts of America, and is co-sponsored by medical societies, hospitals, and other health-related organizations in the four counties of northeastern New Jersey. “St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is pleased to join the Northern New Jersey Council, Boy Scouts of America, in saluting Dr. Peter Carrazzone for his outstanding commitment and efforts on behalf of the residents and communities of Passaic County,” stated Kevin Slavin, President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. Dr. Carrazzone is a board certified family physician and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In practice since 1985, he began his career as a solo practitioner and became a principal and

founding partner in High Mountain Health, PA in 1997. He acted as the medical director for the organization for much of the time, and became president of the corporation before the group disbanded. In 2014, he joined Vanguard Medical Group and serves on the senior leadership team of the organization. Dr. Carrazzone is one of three principals in High Mountain Management, formed in 1997, which currently partners with St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital in managing University Imaging, an awarded full service hospital-based out-patient radiology center. St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital is a division of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center and a member of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, New Jersey’s premier Catholic healthcare system. A member of the medical staff at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital for many years, Dr. Carrazzone served as chairman of the Department of Family Medicine for five years. He is a member of the board of the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians and is the current treasurer of the organization, having served as the chairman of the government affairs committee for the last three years.

A founding preceptor for the Department of Family Medicine at New Jersey Medical School, and active in teaching for many years, Dr. Carrazzone was awarded the Alpha Omega Honor Society Volunteer Faculty award in 2000. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering at the University of Michigan, graduated from St. George’s University College of Medicine and did his residency in Family Medicine at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. A respected physician-leader, Dr. Carrazzone has prioritized quality and compassionate primary care to his patients. He has been awarded Vitals “Patient Choice Award” yearly for the last six consecutive years. Previous Distinguished Health Care Service Award honorees affiliated with St. Joseph’s Healthcare System include Ellen Clifford, SC, MD; Walid Baddoura, MD; Joseph Holahan, MD; Michael Lamacchia, MD; Anthony Losardo, MD; Vincent McInerney, MD; James Pruden, MD; and Joseph Shami, MD. New Jersey’s premier Catholic healthcare system, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is a nationally recognized major academic


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Trinitas Health Foundation Gala celebrates Medical Center’s 15th Anniversary More than 400 guests celebrated Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s 15th Anniversary during the Trinitas Health Foundation’s annual gala held recently at The Venetian in Garfield. International recording star Gloria Gaynor received Trinitas’ Humanitarian Award, saluting her support of teens receiving treatment in the Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Residential Program. The spirit of survival that she shares with these young patients was brought to life when she sang her signature song “I Will Survive” at the Event. Wakefern Food Corporation received the “Celebrating Philanthropy” Award in recognition of their long-time support of Trinitas, includ-

Wakefern Food Corporation and Gloria Gaynor Honored ing their most recent funding for a Specialty Care Transport Unit for the Medical Center. Pictured (l to r): Nadine Brechner, Chief Development Officer, Executive Director of Trinitas Health Foundation; Christopher Lane, Senior Vice President/NonPerishables, Wakefern Food Corporation; Joseph Sheridan, President and Chief Operating Officer, Wakefern Food Corporation; Gary S. Horan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinitas; Jan Margolis, Chairperson, Trinitas Health Foundation, and Victor M. Richel, Vice Chairman, Trinitas Health & Regional Medical Center. The Gala netted a record $662,000.

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St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital accepts donation from AFLAC Incorporated Representatives from Aflac New Jersey presented a generous $11,573 check to Kevin Slavin, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System (SJHS); Michael Lamacchia, MD, Chairman, Pediatrics, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital (SJCH); and Elizabeth Regula, Acting Executive Director, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) Foundation in Paterson, NJ, to help fund the treatment and research of children’s cancer at SJCH. Russell Burt, Special Projects Coordinator, and Al Shust, State Sales Coordinator, both of Aflac, presented the check along with plush Aflac Ducks for the children in the Hematology/Oncology unit. The check presentation was attended by (l to r) Jill S. Menell, MD, Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, SJCH; Dr. Lamacchia; Elizabeth Regula; Russell Burt; William Copeck, RN, Nurse Manager, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, SJCH; Kevin Slavin; and Al Shust. Aflac Incorporated, based in Columbus Georgia, and founded in 1955, is the largest provider of supplemental insurance in the United States. St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital (SJCH) is a state-designated children’s hospital offering a broad spectrum of advanced services for patients from birth to 21 years of age and their families. A member of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, SJCH is recognized for its high standards of quality, responsive and compassionate pediatric care. For more information about St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, please call 877.757.SJHS (7547) or visit


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Michael Maron of Holy Name recognized for his impact on local and global health care


Michael Maron, President and CEO of Holy Name Medical Center, has been honored with the 2015 New Jersey Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) for his ongoing contribution in the field of health care both locally and globally. Mr. Maron was recognized for his work in a number of organizations and non-profits, including Holy Name, the New Jersey Hospital Association, and the CRUDEM Foundation in Haiti, which supports Hôpital Sacrè Coeur, the largest hospital in northern Haiti. “Mr. Maron’s impact locally at Holy Name and his involvement with the New Jersey Hospital Association, and globally through the CRUDEM Foundation in Haiti is inspiring,” said Scott Serbin, the AMCH chapter’s president. “We are proud to honor him.” This award is given annually to an individual who has made a significant impact on health care in New Jersey and in the field in general. Mr. Maron is committed to Holy Name’s mission to help “our community achieve the highest attainable level of health through education, prevention and treatment.” Under his leadership, Holy Name once again received an “A” grade for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group in 2015 and was recently recognized for the 10th consecutive year as one of the Best Places to Work by NJ Biz. The Medical Center continues to provide leading-edge medical services in a culturally-sensitive environment, a combination that has drawn attention from other hospitals across the nation. “I believe you lead by example and must show respect not just with words but with deeds and actions,” said Mr. Maron.

“Here at Holy Name we are influenced by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, our founding Order, and try to maintain a culture of selflessness at all times.” After joining Holy Name as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1987, Mr. Maron quickly rose through senior management positions until he took the helm as president and CEO in January 1997. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and sits on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Hospital Association. He is chairman of the Catholic HealthCare Partnership of New Jersey and chairman of the New Jersey Hospital Association’s HealthPAC Board of Directors. “This award is not only validation of Mike Maron’s exceptional leadership but also Holy Name Medical Center as a premier healthcare provider,” said Robert Britz, Chairman of Holy Name’s Board of Trustees.

ABOUT HOLY NAME MEDICAL CENTER Holy Name Medical Center is a fully accredited, not-forprofit healthcare facility based in Teaneck, New Jersey, with off-site locations throughout Bergen County. Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, the comprehensive 361-bed medical center offers leading-edge medical practice and technology administered in an environment rooted in a tradition of compassion and respect for every patient. Holy Name provides high quality health care across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, early intervention, comprehensive treatment options, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance—from pre-conception through end-of-life.


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Nurse’s Viewpoint By Alison Lazzaro, RN

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Seasoned nurses are notoriously known for “eating their young.” A 2011 retrospective design study demonstrates that the new graduate nurse retention rate is as low as twenty-five percent. It is time for the traditional approach - that of more experienced nurses belittling new comers - to become a thing of the past. Renowned nursing theorist Patricia Benner’s (1984) model of skill acquisition shines light on the stages through which new nurses progress through in their careers. At the lowest rung on the totem pole, beginning nurses start out as “novices” in the profession. With experience in the field, these novices advance to competent and proficient nurses. Veteran nurses who can walk into a room and proceed solely by intuition with just their sense of smell and observation, are called “expert” nurses accorder to Benner's model. Using Benner's philosophy to drive the culture of health care settings, proposes a way to guide novice nurses by understanding that with time and experience comes expert professionals. The American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC) awards Magnet status recognition to hospitals that strive to retain nurses. Incorporating the professional practice model of Synergy helps new nurses feel comfortable in their new role. The Synergy model pairs the “right nurse to the right patient.” The model notes the unique individual patient's needs and matches the patient to a nurse who has the qualifying skill sets. Matching the nurses' competencies improves quality of care for the patient, while adding to nurse satisfaction. Applying this model to staffing assignments can help new nurses develop their skills safely. Formal mentorship programs can also successfully ensure that new nurses have a trusting and competent co-worker to approach. Fostering mentorship programs can a provide a valid resources for the new nurses that will help support professional growth, help nurses seek learning opportunities, and help the nurses deal with stressors. Nursing is a profession built on caring, compassion, and empathy. These traits have not always aligned with the hazing attitude towards new-comers into the coveted circle of caregivers. Rather than taking a bite out of new nurses, it is time to stop the bullying mentality. Through re-vamped orientation programs, synergistic assignments, and mentorship, the culture can change to foster pride in novice nurses for their decision to enter the field of nursing.

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Patricia Steingall, RN, MS, NE-BC, Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer for Hunterdon Healthcare was included on Becker’s Hospital Review’s prestigious list of the 130 women hospital and health system leaders to know. The 130 women on the list are current executives at hospitals and health systems across the nation, who all demonstrate outstanding leadership within the hospital and healthcare industry and were chosen based on a wide range of management and leadership skills, including oversight of hospital or health system operations, financial turnarounds and quality improvement initiatives. Patricia Steingall, has been the Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer since 2010. Ms. Steingall has administrative and strategic responsibility for nursing practice for the Hunterdon Healthcare System. During her tenure with Hunterdon Healthcare, she achieved Magnet status, not once, but twice for the organization. Ms. Steingall is Board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, as a Nurse Executive. Ms. Steingall received her BSN degree from the University of Delaware, and her MS in Healthcare Services Administration also from the University of Delaware. Prior to her promotion to Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Ms. Steingall was the Administrative Director for Patient Care Services for twelve years. During her 32 year tenure with Hunterdon Healthcare, Ms. Steingall also worked as the Director of Maternal Child Health, and as a staff nurse in the Materity and Newborn Care Center. Ms. Steingall is a member of the American Nurses Association, The Organization of Nurse Executives in NJ (ONE/NJ) and The American Association of Nurse Executives (AONE). She is presently the President of ONE/NJ Board of Trustees. Ms. Steingall sits on the NJHA Policy Development Committee and is a member of the New Jersey Hospital Board of Trustees. She also previously served on the Board of Directors for the Anderson House, a half-way house for drug and alcohol addicted women from 2004-2013. In addition to this most recent achievement, in 2008, Ms. Steingall received the R. Kirk Seaton, MD Memorial Award for her contribution to the community and to the family practice residency program at Hunterdon Medical Center. She also was the recipient of the Wynona P. Lipman Award from the Governor of New Jersey for her commitment to community service and in 2002, she received Hunterdon Healthcare’s Leadership Excellence Award.

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AIDING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, 24/7 Collaborative a Model for Others Nationwide

Battered and bruised from a recent confrontation, the young woman enters the Emergency Department (ED) at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson. She is treated with compassion and skill and, when she is more comfortable, gently offered the benefits of the innovative Hospital to Court program for victims of domestic violence. If she chooses, the woman will use a video link that will connect her promptly, in a private setting at St. Joseph’s, with a Passaic (Vicinage) Court judge or hearing officer. The court official will take testimony from the victim and decide whether to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO). The court will fax the order to the victim at St. Joseph’s. With a TRO, a legal protection order, in hand, the victim can be escorted home by a police officer. Hospital to Court enables injured victims – women and men – to access legal protections from the court while having the capability of seeking healthcare for their often emergent trauma issues. Protocols, procedures and an electronic bridge allow emergency court hearings from the hospital, 24/7. “St. Joseph’s continually explores new ways to better serve the community. Hospital to Court developed during discussions between St. Joseph’s staff and Passaic County court officials several years ago. Together, we provide a unique lifesaving service,” said Sr. Maryanne Campeotto, SC, LCSW, Vice President, Mission, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. “Initially, the Hospital to Court video-conferencing bridge was available for individuals treated in our ED,” explained Tina Miles, LCSW, Manager, Psychiatric Emergency Services, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. “St. Joseph’s soon expanded the program to other departments, including the Pediatric ED, which serves patients to age 23, and the Obstetrics/Gynecology Department, which serves pregnant patients with emergent medical conditions. Today, connectivity is initiated from a rolling telecommunications link utilized, as needed, across the medical center.” In 2015, the Hospital to Court link expanded to 24/7 functionality, from its original 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (court hours) availability, due to the strong commitment of the Passaic Vicinage Domestic Violence Hearing Officer, Superior Court Assignment Judge and the Presiding Family Court Judge. Broader hours of service will enhance efficacy as domestic violence victims often turn to the ED during the night and on weekends. This innovative model is being widely adopted across the state and country, thanks to champions in the Judiciary and healthcare industry. “St. Joseph’s purpose is to meet the needs of the most vulnerable. Within our Mission statement there stands a longtime directive: “to care for people who through shame might conceal their necessities.” Victims of abuse often feel shame and are too embarrassed to discuss their circumstances. Our goal in developing the Hospital to Court program was to provide a program to address the needs of domestic violence victims while at the regional medical center. St. Joseph’s already offered leading edge comprehensive behavioral and medical care to these patients. We realized the necessity of providing Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs) to protect the victims from their abusers upon discharge.


(Left to right) – Sr. Maryanne Campeotto, SC, LCSW, Vice President, Mission, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, and Tina Miles, LCSW, Manager, Psychiatric Emergency Services, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, review protocol procedures for the Hospital to Court program, which enables injured victims – women and men – to access legal protections from the court while having the capability of seeking healthcare for their often emergent trauma issues.

We collaborated with the Passaic (Vicinage) Court to enable accessibility to TROs provided by appropriate court officials via video teleconferencing. In addition, victims are offered police escorts upon discharge. Since the initial establishment of the Hospital to Court program, TRO video teleconferencing capabilities have been expanded to 24/7, thanks to the dedication of Passaic Court officials,” said Sr. Maryanne. “When victims of domestic violence turn to St. Joseph’s, they may be just as injured emotionally as they are physically. We meet their needs with comprehensive services in a caring, nonjudgmental setting. They are free to voice concerns and have their needs addressed. Hospital to Court delivers our mission,” she added.

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center’s Hospital to Court program has been recognized through coverage by National Public Radio, Catholic Health World, Computerworld, NJ Monthly, and other media. The Hospital to Court program has been selected as a Finalist in the 2015 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes Awards program, Innovation Hero, Organization category.

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For a local nursing student, an accelerated program and scholarship support pave the way to patient care r ardy-Taylo Chayna H

For Chayna Hardy-Taylor, the second time’s the charm. It was while earning her first degree and launching a career in healthcare administration that she uncovered her true passion: patient care. “I received my first bachelor’s degree in biology from Georgetown College in Kentucky, and was focused on working in hospital administration,” said Hardy-Taylor, a Trenton, N.J., resident. “While I was pursuing that degree, I worked for an on-campus clinic and a local doctor’s office where I fell in love with direct patient care.” Rather than change her major, Hardy-Taylor completed her studies while searching for the right accelerated nursing degree program. In late 2014, she applied and was admitted to the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing’s Accelerated 2nd Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program. Hardy-Taylor also earned one of the school’s Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) scholarships and explained that the financial support was essential in completing the program. “Since this is my second degree, I did not qualify for grants to fund my education,” she said. “So any financial assistance I receive gets me closer to my goal of becoming a registered nurse.” Hardy-Taylor grew up witnessing the love her mother, also a registered nurse, had for the profession.

(From left to right) Chayna Hardy-Taylor with fellow NCIN Scholars Suzanne Szary, Victoria Burch and Charles Thompson

“I grew up watching her work and saw the enthusiasm she had in caring for her patients,” she said. “Through her, I learned that the relationship established between a nurse and patient can make the difference in their recovery.” The Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program is a 12-month, intensive academic journey for RNhopefuls who already possess a non-nursing bachelor’s degree. On-campus classes, online course work and clinical experiences at Capital Health in Mercer County, N.J., make up their curriculum. “The scholarship funding allows me to focus on my education without having to worry about how I’m going to repay my loans,” said Hardy-Taylor, who is interested in earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree so that she can become a pediatric nurse

practitioner. “My goal is to become a nurse practitioner in the family practice specialty focusing on all stages of child development. I also plan on earning my master’s degree to become a nurse educator. I would like to assist others who are planning on becoming RNs in the same way that nurse educators are helping me now.” The scholarship support also improves the college’s ability to attract students of HardyTaylor’s caliber to the program. “Our ability to recruit and retain students like Chayna is priority in our program,” said Dr. Filomela Marshall, dean of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at the college. “Help from supporters like the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ensure we have the ability to attract these students and lessens the burden of cost for them.”

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Hardy-Taylor joined other NCIN scholars in April at the NCIN Northeast Regional Scholars Network Leadership Conference, which was hosted for the first time by Thomas Edison State College and attracted more than 100 people. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, every NCIN scholar has already earned a bachelor’s degree in another field and is making a transition to the field of nursing through accelerated programs like the one at Thomas Edison State College. NCIN funding is awarded with the objective of increasing the diversity of the nursing workforce and assisting schools in making their institutions more inclusive. The program also promotes leadership development and provides mentoring to scholars. To find out more about the programs available at the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing, visit

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Hackensack University Health Network and Seton Hall University sign definitive agreement to form New Jersey’s only private school of medicine Hackensack University Health Network (HackensackUHN) and Seton Hall University (SHU) announced today that the two organizations have signed a definitive agreement to form a new, four-year school of medicine. Earlier this year, HackensackUHN and SHU signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the establishment of the school. “This definitive agreement with Seton Hall University marks another step forward for our new school of medicine,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of HackensackUHN. “We are excited to build a world-class institution that will prepare future healthcare professionals in an innovate curriculum. The opportunities are endless when combining our clinical expertise and Seton Hall University’s academic reputation.” “We look forward to partnering with Hackensack University Health Network to create a top-tier school of medicine,” said Seton Hall President A. Gabriel Esteban. “The school will be built upon Hackensack’s extensive clinical and research expertise combined with the University’s nationally recognized academic strengths in the sciences, nursing, and health and medical sciences.” This partnership will establish the only private Catholic school of medicine currently in

the state and provide a significant economic boost to the region. Establishing a school of medicine with the backing of two esteemed institutions will attract the best and brightest to the field of medicine in the State of New Jersey and help curb the critical physician shortage that the state and the nation currently face. By 2020, it is estimated there will be a shortage of 2,500 physicians in the Garden State. In order to make this transformational project a reality, HackensackUHN and SHU will launch a significant philanthropic fundraising effort and will seek State funding and incentives. Earlier this year, the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners granted conditional approval to the project, subject to the approval from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The LCME is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the authority for the accreditation of medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree. Accreditation by the LCME establishes eligibility for selected federal grants and programs, including Title VII funding administered by the Public Health Service. The school of medicine will be committed to educational and healthcare excellence, cutting-edge research, high quality care, and the advancement of medical and health


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Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation awards sixteen scholarships

On May 20, 2015, the Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation presented sixteen scholarships from the Jean Alvater Baker Scholarship, Wingover Scholarship for Nursing Education, Albert and Mary Kahn R.N. Educational Fund, the Patricia M. Psenisky Nursing Scholarship and the Hunterdon Medical Center Auxiliary Educational Fund. Pictured are back row (l to r) Joseph Skowronski of Doylestown, Emily Gunia of

Holland Township, Katie Hartigan of Clinton, Margaret Vitale of Lebanon Township, Meaghan Driscoll of Glen Gardner, Kiersten Frenchu of Delaware Township, Lisa Scheier of Kingwood Township Front Row (l to r) Michael Snellen of Glen Gardner, Alexandra Sakellos of Flemington, Lia Throckmorton of Lebanon, Chelsea Romanick of Whitehouse Station, Emma Frenchu of Delaware Township, Julia

Magliaro of Readington, Amanda Knoll of Lebanon Township, Travis Koch of Hampton Not pictured: Kelsey Sible of Clinton The Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation, the fundraising organization for the Hunterdon Healthcare System, seeks gifts and grants from individuals, corporations, foundations and other sources to assist the Hunterdon Medical Center and its affiliated non-profit organizations, such as Hunterdon Regional

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18th Annual Miles for Matheny features new Fitness Walk, more family activities The 18th annual Miles for Matheny returned to Liberty Park in downtown Peapack, NJ, on Sunday, May 31 with some new twists. A one-mile Fitness Walk replaced the 5K run, and new family-friendly features such as an ice cream truck, musical entertainment and a karate demonstration created a “picnic in the park” atmosphere prior to the start of the Lu Huggins Wheelchair Walk at 12:30 p.m. The signature event continued to be the Wheelchair Walk in which friends and family, along with Matheny staff members, walked alongside more than 100 Matheny students and patients who “wheeled” through the streets of downtown Peapack . There were also five Cycling rides – ranging from a highly challenging “Hills of Attrition” 50-mile endurance ride to a 10mile ride. A Kids Fun Run was open to children, ages 3-10, divided by age category, and The Friends of Matheny auxiliary group provided a “Breakfast of Champions” throughout the day. The new one-mile Fitness Walk will started at 12:15, just 15 minutes before the beginning of the Wheelchair Walk. Families with strollers walked at their own pace while others power walked. And when the mile was finished, everyone had the option of going “the extra mile” by joining in with the Wheelchair Walk. A group of Peapack-Gladstone residents formed a walking team called “PG Loves Matheny”, carrying signs and offering stickers to new recruits.

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Gladstone, NJ, resident Donna Brooten leads the Fitness Walk.

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The Peapack-based Matheny Medical and Educational Center is a special hospital and educational facility for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities. All funds raised at Miles for Matheny will benefit programs and services that enhance the lives of the patients and students at Matheny

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and serve people with disabilities in the community. Premier sponsor was the Poses Family Foundation. Other major sponsors were: the Golub Family, Mariner Wealth Advisors – Madison, Partlow Insurance, Peapack-Gladstone Bank, Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C. Attorneys at Law and WCBS Newsradio 880.

Matheny adult resident Bianca Mathis with, from left, Bernards Middle School students Angeles Britez and Melissa Almoda and Matheny recreation therapist Shannon O’Brien.


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Hunterdon Medical Center’s Mobile Intensive Care Unit becomes first in country to administer point of contact dual anti-platelet therapy for patients experiencing a heart attack


Pictured left to right: Brian Orlando, Paramedic, James Maguire, Paramedic Martin Hogan, Director of Mobile Intensive Care Unit, Michael Prendergast, MD, Medical Director, Mobile Intensive Care Unit and Andrey Espinoza, MD, Interventional Cardiologist at Hunterdon Medical Center.

On Thursday, May 28th, Hunterdon Medical Center's Mobile Intensive Care Unit became the first in the nation to add a P2Y12 inhibitor (a classification of medications for antiplatelet inhibitors), an anti-platelet drug to their medication boxes on all their mobile units. For patients who are experiencing an ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), the most deadly type of cardiovascular event worldwide, the addition of these agents allows treatment at the point of contact and drug effect early in the course of the heart attack. Based on available scientific evidence and guidelines HMC MICU chose BRILINTA (ticagrelor) as its P2Y12 inhibitor of choice as it has been proven to be safe in this setting and extends the reach of our ED into the field at the point of first patient contact. "Early treatment of a completely blocked artery minimizes the extent of the heart muscle damage and preserves the pumping function of the heart which can help increase survival. Once administered, Brilinta takes about 20 minutes to begin to work. By receiving this medication in the field, as early as possible, the rapid ingestion through the GI tract and direct bio-availability to the clot, stands to result in a significantly softer clot," explained Martin Hogan, Director of Hunterdon Medical Center's Mobile Intensive Care Unit. Once the patient arrives to the Emergency Department and eventually the catheterization lab, the Interventional Cardiologist can perform emergency angioplasty, which results in a mechanical disruption of the obstruction and thereby allowing delivery and deployment of a stent to maintain the flow through the artery.

"Many of these STEMI patients would have died in the past decades, as treatment consisted of nothing more than analgesics, bed rest and observation. Our contemporary approach that includes a multi-disciplinary team, the Mobile Intensive Care Unit is contributing significantly to the process through the early interventions of STEMI recognition, IV's, MONA and now "Brilinta". Now, most of the same type of patients are not only surviving a cardiac event which could have ended their lives, but are surviving in most cases with almost no lasting heart muscle damage and are having full lives with their families, stated Mr. Hogan. Hunterdon Medical Center's Mobile Intensive Care Unit worked on a collaborative initiative to add P2Y12 inhibitors to their medication formulary which is approved by the Department of Health. Andrey Espinoza, M.D., Interventional Cardiologist at Hunterdon Medical Center and Mike Prendergast, M.D., Medical Director for Hunterdon Medical Center's Mobile Intensive Care Unit, presented at a New Jersey Department of Health Mobile Intensive Care Unit Medical Advisory Council (MAC) on the importance of administering P2Y12 inhibitors in the field as opposed to waiting until the patient arrives to the Emergency Department. “The American College of Cardiology Guidelines are clear on this issue. They state that these drugs that are the mainstay of therapy for STEMI patients and should be administered as early as possible after diagnosis. For us, at HMC, that is at the point of first contact with the patient encountered by the MICU. Why wait 20 or 30 minutes for the patient to arrive in the ED to give the same exact medications?

The patient is having the heart attack now, not at some remote time point in the future. Though this effort may seem revolutionary, this practice has been commonplace in Europe and other parts of the world for many years. We are finally catching up.” Dr. Espinoza. The MAC committee endorsed that anti-platelet medications be added to their the optional formulary and the NJ Department of Health approved and granted this be added to all Mobile Units, throughout NJ. "This is a significant achievement. Not only has Hunterdon Medical Center lead the way in gaining the approval for all Mobile Intensive Care Units to use these anti platelet therapies locally, but also state-wide. We chose Brilinta as it has been shown to reduce not only cardiovascular events but most importantly cardiovascular death. It reduces mortality. Few things we do in medicine actually impact mortality. Combining the strategy of a mechanical procedure that is life saving in the short term and a pharmacologic agent that reduces mortality in the long term is a win-win for all patients.” This initiative was made possible because of the efforts of Hunterdon Medical Center's Mobile Intensive Care Unit, the Pegasus Emergency Physician Group and Hunterdon Cardiovascular Associates. In particular Emergency Department Chairman, Ed Spector, MD, Mobile Intensive Care Unit, Medical Director, Michael Prendergast, MD, Martin Hogan, Director of the Mobile Intensive Care Unit, Cardiovascular Interventionalists: William Schafranek, MD and Andrey Espinoza, MD. Additionally, the Physicians of the MICU MAC Committee and the New Jersey Department of Health, Office of EMS.

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Raritan Bay Medical Center receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award

Raritan Bay Medical Center Paramedics Jessica Jenkins, left, and Matthew Brophy prepare a patient for travel in one of the medical center’s MICU vehicles.

Raritan Bay Medical Center, with locations in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, NJ, has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients experiencing severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience a STEMI, or ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction, a type of heart attack caused by a complete blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by surgically opening the blocked vessel or by giving clotbusting medication. Unfortunately, a significant number don't receive this prompt treatment. Mission: Lifeline seeks to save lives by closing the gaps that separate STEMI patients from timely access to appropriate treatments. Mission: Lifeline’s EMS recognition program recognizes emergency responders for their efforts in improving STEMI systems of care and improving the quality of life for these patients. “Our medical center is dedicated to making our unit among the best in the country, and the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program is helping us accomplish that by implementing processes for improving STEMI systems of care with the goal of improving the quality of care for all STEMI patients,” said Director, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Emergency Preparedness at Raritan Bay Medical Center Scott Powers, MBA, NREMT-P. “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in emergency medical care for STEMI patients.”

Emergency Medical System providers are vital to the success of Mission: Lifeline. EMS agencies provide access to 12-lead ECG machines (devices that measure the electrical activity of the heartbeat and can help medical personnel determine if a heart attack has occurred), and follow protocols derived from American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines. The correct tools and training allow EMS providers to rapidly identify the STEMI, promptly notify the medical center, triggering an early response from the awaiting hospital personnel. Agencies that receive the Mission: Lifeline Silver award have demonstrated at least 75 percent compliance for each required achievement measure for the entire year, and treat at least eight STEMI patients for the year. “EMTs and paramedics play a vital part in the system of care for those who have heart attacks,” said Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. “Since they often are the first medical point of contact, they can shave precious minutes of life-saving treatment time by activating the emergency response system that alerts hospitals. We applaud Raritan Bay Medical Center for achieving this award that shows it meets evidence-based guidelines in the treatment of people who have severe heart attacks.”

About Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) With hospitals in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) is a New Jersey state-designated primary stroke center, a recipient of the American

Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Transport fleet is pictured at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location.

Stroke Association/American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines® - Stroke Silver Plus Performance and Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Awards, recognizing the optimal care of stroke and heart failure patients respectively. RBMC is also a recipient of the AHA’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award for

implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients experiencing severe heart attacks. RBMC is one of a few hospitals in the world to achieve Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence three times. The Joslin Diabetes Center, Affiliate at RBMC provides some of the latest advances for treating diabetes and its

complications as well as patient education and support services. Among its flagship programs are the Human Motion Institute, a comprehensive musculoskeletal program, and Institute for Weight Loss, specializing in bariatric surgery. For more information, visit For a free physician referral, call 1-800-DOCTORS.


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Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Long-Term, Skilled Nursing Care Alzheimer’s Care Hospice & Palliative Care Respite Stays The Charles Bierman Home Senior Housing with Assistance • The Sarah & Aaron Franzblau Institute for Continuing Education Our team of skilled and dedicated professional staff deliver the highest quality of care for our 300+ residents. Services provided include: round-the-clock professional nursing care; 24hour medical coverage by board-certified geriatricians; on-site synagogue with full-time rabbinical services; a full range of stimulating and innovative recreational activities; on-site beauty salon, barber shop, work activity center, gift shop and coffee shop; spacious dining rooms, auditoriums, lounges and outdoor patio areas. Our sub-acute rehabilitation facility, which functions as a separate unit within the Home, features a spacious gym with state-of-the-art equipment and comfortable recovery suites with luxury amenities. Semi-private and private rooms are available at Daughters of Israel. The facility is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurances and private payment. Daughters of Israel is a beneficiary agency of United Jewish Communities of MetroWest, N.J. 1155 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052 Contact: Adena Twersky, Director of Admissions Tel: 973-400-3307 Fax: 973-731-8364

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Located in Paramus, Bergen Regional Medical Center is the largest hospital in New Jersey and is dedicated to providing quality medical, mental health and long term care to Bergen County and surrounding communities. With 1070 beds, the hospital has three divisions of care. The Behavioral Health Division, includes child and adolescent programs, adult and geriatric psychiatric treatment and inpatient and outpatient mental health services. The Long Term Care Division far exceeds the scope of services offered in a standard nursing home. As a full service, Joint Commission accredited Medical Center; BRMC provides wound care, surgical care, cardiac care, rehabilitation services, respiratory care including ventilator care, Korean care services, Alzheimer's and dementia care. As an acute care Hospital, 24/7 medical care for long term care residents is always only an elevator ride away. The hospital is also known for the treatment of substance abuse and offers medical detoxification, in-patient and out-patient services, and treatment for the mentally ill and chemically addicted. The BRMC Acute and Ambulatory Services Division offers same day surgery, more than 20 medical and specialty clinics, critical care, surgical services and imaging services. The Medical Center's recently renovated and expanded Emergency Department is available 24/7 to provide emergency medical and psychiatric care. Tel. 201.967.4000



Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey is a nationally recognized long term acute care hospital (LTACH). The hospital specializes in the care and treatment of critically ill, medically complex patients who require an extended hospital stay. Lourdes Specialty is known as “the hospital's hospital,” a place where critically ill patients can go to receive optimal care for an average stay of 25 days. The hospital is now a regional hub for excellence in medical care provided by an amazing staff of clinicians. The hospital has been voted one of South Jersey’s “Best Places to Work” for three consecutive years. Staffed by more than 250 employees, Lourdes Specialty primarily serves the Delaware Valley Region, including Mercer, Salem, Gloucester, Burlington and Camden Counties, as well as Philadelphia and Bucks Counties in Pennsylvania. Lourdes Specialty Hospital is anticipating further growth and advancement in the years to come while maintaining the highest-grade levels of quality care, excellence and compassion for patients and their families. For more information about Lourdes Specialty Hospital, please visit or call 609-835-3650.

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LIFE at Lourdes participants walk for stroke awareness

Fifteen stroke survivors who are also participants at LIFE at Lourdes – a unique program based in Pennsauken, NJ, that assists elders to live safely at home while providing them with a team of healthcare experts, recently walked in an event to promote stroke awareness. The participants walked on their own, as well as with the assistance of wheelchairs and walkers. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a major cause of disability in the U.S.


LIFE at Lourdes physical therapist Deb Hart assists stroke survivor and LIFE at Lourdes participant Paul Smalls.

Trinitas and NJ Sharing Network focus spotlight on National Donate Life Month

Debbie Durand, RN, Clinical Coordinator of the Intensive Care Unit at Trinitas Regional Medical Center (left), and Jackie Lue Raia, Assistant Director of Resource Development at the NJ Sharing Network based in New Providence (middle), were guests of Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage on his weekly cable show, “Our City.” The interview was tied in with the observance of Donate Life Month in April. The guests gave viewers an overview of the joint activities of Trinitas and the NJ Sharing Network in promoting organ and tissue donation and advocating for those who are on organ transplant lists. Ms. Lue Raia, whose mother was an organ donor, stressed the importance of family conversations about


organ and tissue donations as lifesaving/life enhancing gifts. She explained that nearly 5,000 New Jersey residents are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. She emphasized that identifying yourself as an organ donor is as easy as registering with the Division of Motor Vehicles when you apply for or renewal of a New Jersey driver’s license or a state ID. Ms. Durand presented 2014 data on the success rate of tissue donations at Trinitas which resulted in 13 lives saved and 1076 tissue donations given as lifeenhancing gifts. Those interested in learning more about organ/tissue donations can contact the NJ Sharing Network at (908) 516 – 5400 or please visit


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HOSPITAL WORKERS HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED ON THE JOB? Learn What You Must Do To Protect Your Workers' Compensation And Disability Rights!

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