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Louis Shapiro Installed as GNYHA Chairman Louis Shapiro, President and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), was formally installed as the 2014-2015 Chairman of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) Board of Governors last night at GNYHA’s Annual Meeting and Reception. As GNYHA Chairman, Mr. Shapiro will help shape the policies, projects, and advocacy efforts of the trade association, which represents more than 250 not-for-profit hospitals and continuing care facilities, both voluntary and public, throughout the New York metropolitan area, upstate New York, and in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. “We are very fortunate to have Lou Shapiro as Chairman in this era of rapidly evolving health care reform,” said GNYHA President Kenneth E. Raske. “He is a proven leader, and his vision and experience will be invaluable during these challenging times for hospitals in the metropolitan New York area.” “I am honored to be appointed the new Chairman of GNYHA and look forward to working with my fellow Board members and the GNYHA staff on the important issues facing health care providers in our region,” said Mr. Shapiro. “Our industry is experiencing unprecedented change that demands we collaborate, think differently and drive toward innovation, to ensure healthcare quality is increased, costs are managed, and access is improved.” Mr. Shapiro who has more than 30 years of healthcare experience, has been at Hospital for Special Surgery since 2006. Prior to joining HSS, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. His experience also includes being a leader in the healthcare practice at McKinsey & Company, and at Allegheny General Hospital, where he served in a number of capacities in the Pittsburghbased system.

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Personalized family-centered care, medical excellence, innovation and collaboration—these values are at the heart of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s mission. Every diagnosis, procedure and care plan—from the routine to the highly complex—considers the whole child—mind, body and spirit. We bring these same responsive, friendly and sophisticated services to patients who come to us from around the world, across the nation or throughout the region to our pediatric centers in convenient, neighborhood-based locations. St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is proud to provide world-class care. Close to home.

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St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center offers the unique expertise required to evaluate and treat rare genetic disorders St. Joseph’s Healthcare System has announced the expansion of its genetic programs and the opening of its advanced Neurogenetics and Lysosomal Storage Disease Center. Devoted to leading edge treatment and research providing comprehensive and compassionate care for patients – children and adults – affected by rare genetic diseases and disorders, services are currently available at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ. “Due to the rapid expansion of molecular genetics into clinical medicine, there is a growing need for evaluation of pediatric and adult patients with inherited and neurodegenerative disorders,” stated Punita Gupta, MD, a Board-certified clinical geneticist, Chief of the Genetics Division at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and Co-Director of the Lysosomal Storage Disease Center at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital/St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. “The ever-expanding list of diagnostic possibilities and available tests can seem overwhelming to patients in need of assessment – that’s where

the multidisciplinary team at St. Joseph’s steps in and leads the way,” she added. An expert in the care of patients with genetic rare disorders, Dr. Gupta also provides clinical and leadership expertise as the Director of The Alfiero and Lucia Palestroni Birth Defects Center at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, as well as overseeing several multispecialty centers at St. Joseph’s, including the PraderWilli Center, The Neurofibromatosis Diagnostic & Treatment Program, the Turner Syndrome Program and the Down Syndrome Program. Recognized as a leader in the care of children with genetics disorders, the Genetics Division at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital provides a full range of advanced services, including pediatric evaluations, prenatal genetic counseling and cancer genetic counseling. Dr. Gupta completed her residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago, her genetics fellowship at Columbia University and an additional neurogenetics fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center with special training in lysosomal storage diseases. She is experienced in


Recognized as a leader in the care of children with genetics disorders, the Genetics Division at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital provides a full range of advanced services including prenatal genetic counseling led here by Punita Gupta, MD, a Board-certified clinical geneticist, Chief of the Genetics Division at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and Co-Director of the Lysosomal Storage Disease Center at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital/St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center (center) and Loren Pugliesi, Genetic Counselor, Genetics Division at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital (right).

enzyme replacement therapy and an active participant in clinical trials for lysosomal storage diseases. The Neurogenetics and Lysosomal Storage Disease Center at St. Joseph’s provides diagnostic, evaluation, management and treatment services for patients with known or suspected neurogenetics disorders.

This includes consultation and counseling for patients and their families, input to physicians regarding their patients with neurogenetics disorders, and coordination of appropriate testing and care management of neurogenetic diseases. Dr. Gupta works closely with Swati Sathe, MD, MS, Co-Director of the Lysosomal Stor-

age Disease Center, who is the Chief of Neurology and the Director of the Neuroscience Institute at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. Patient referrals are appropriate for children and adults with Gaucher disease, Pompe disease, autism, neurological disorders, MPSI Type 1, MPSIII, IV and VI, Familial Alzheimer’s disease, congenital heart disease, skeletal dysplasia and a wide range of congenital anomalies. For more information, please visit About St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Nationally recognized St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth since 1867, is a leading not-for-profit tertiary medical center and major academic institution located in Northern New Jersey. An integrated comprehensive healthcare organization, St. Joseph’s prides itself on providing sophisticated healthcare with a ‘patients first’ approach to service excellence. To learn more, visit or call 877.757.SJHS (7547).

HMC’s Child Development Center celebrates 40 years and moves to new location Hunterdon Medical Center’s Child Development Center held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 to celebrate their move into a new facility located in the Hunterdon Medical Pavilion, 190 Route 31 South in Flemington (behind CVS and next to BJ’s). Previously, the Center had been located on the

fifth floor of Hunterdon Medical Center. The 3,000 square foot facility includes a gym with specialized pediatric equipment and a climbing wall. The Center was started in 1974 by Avrum Katcher, M.D, former Chief of Pediatrics at Hunterdon Medical Center and one of New Jersey’s finest pediatric specialists in


Staff from the Child Development Center and local government officials gathers to celebrate the Center’s 40th anniversary and move into their new office in the Hunterdon Medical Pavilion, across the street from Hunterdon Medical Center. Pictured Center: Robert P. Wise, President and CEO of Hunterdon Healthcare, gives a hand to Amy Fiore, Physical Therapist at the Child Development Center and her son, Tanner (Fiore), as he cuts the ribbon to officially open the Center.

developmental disorders. Today, the Center is staff by the same level of expertise with Neurodevelopmental Pediatricians, Audrey Mars, M.D., Michele Willems-Plakyda, M.D., Frances Rhoads, M.D. and Sam Vergara, M.D. The Child Development Center sees approximately 5,000 patient visits a year. “This year marks the 40th anniversary for the Child Development Center. Hunterdon Medical Center is the only hospital in the region with a specialized multi-disciplinary Child Development Center. We are proud to be able to serve children throughout the state of New Jersey and their parents who come to our specialists for a diagnosis, treatment and guidance for their child,” stated Robert P. Wise, President and CEO, Hunterdon Healthcare. The Child Development Center offers children and adolescents who have learning difficulties, developmental delays or other special needs, comprehensive testing and treatment services to meet their individual needs. The Child Development Center serves infants and children with a variety of challenges, such as ADHD, autism, communication, cognitive and social difficulties, fine and gross motor delays and sensory concerns. “Our goal at the Child Development Center is to open new worlds for children with special needs. Our programs offer support for a child and provide families with the resources they need to provide optimum care for their child,” said Carol Klein, M.A., CCC-S, Administrative Director of Rehabilitation Services.

Neurodevelopmental Pediatricians see patients at the Center and assist in evaluating and treating children with special needs. The most common difficulties are in the areas of behavior, attention, learning, social-emotional development, motor coordination and language development. The Child Development Center in conjunction with the State of New Jersey offers the Early Intervention Program, a family-centered program for developmentally delayed children from birth to age three. The Early Intervention program is made up of a team of professionals which includes a special education teacher, a speech-language pathologist, an occupational therapist and a physical therapist. The team works closely with families and the child to improve developmental skills such as motor abilities, speech-language, feeding, thinking and socialization. Another component to the center is Pediatric Rehabilitation. Pediatric Rehabilitation offers therapeutic services such as physical and occupational therapy for an individual or in small group sessions. Therapists perform a comprehensive occupational and physical therapy evaluation on a child’s first visit and create an individualized treatment program that is designed for the child’s unique abilities and needs. For more information on the Child Development Center visit or please call (908) 788-6396.

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Empower Clinical, Administration Leaders to Find the True Value of Value Analysis Despite tight budgets, healthcare organizations can achieve both quality and cost savings in clinical care delivery using value analysis. Value analysis targets the supply chain—the intersection of cost, quality, and outcomes (CQO). At its best, it functions in a cross-disciplinary vein, bringing supply chain professionals and clinicians together to evaluate the use and effectiveness of products and services. Those assessments lead to stakeholder decisions that directly impact patient care and quality, as well as the bottom line. By using a clinician/supply chain-integrated value analysis that relies on vetted analytics, enterprise-wide communication, and physician-led teams, organizations can affect meaningful change. Hospitals must take into consideration all costs: supplies, procedures, and total delivered care costs (which are all dependent on quality and outcomes) and the way in which they intersect to determine reimbursement levels. An integrated supply chain and a value analysis program can lead providers to the intersection of cost, quality, and outcomes. The challenge, however, is not only to show the CQO connection, but to provide persuasive, meaningful information that overcomes ingrained practices and the cultural status quo. A multidisciplinary value analysis team that includes clinical and supply chain representatives ensures that the key stakeholders are involved and engaged, resulting in realistic action plans. Change can be difficult. But value analysis experts who have clinical and healthcare administrative backgrounds are armed with the tools to surmount those hurdles, hurdles that may be preventing savings on such products as physician preference items, which can account for as much as 60 percent of an institution's supply costs. Because there are so many complex healthcare products and services, it is essential to find value analysis practitioners with the expertise to both speak clinicians’ language and who know how to link clinician needs to supply chain financials effectively. In order to achieve optimal returns, it is critical to identify and buy safe, effective products at the best prices by using evidencebased data, then clearly outlining products, services, and processes that weigh patient care quality and outcome merits along with their financial impact. At Nexera, the extensive healthcare experience of our staff, combined with our partnership approach to client relationships, yields proven results. Nexera identifies savings using a multidisciplinary methodology. First, our team members, whose healthcare industry backgrounds range from doctors to nurses to administrators, evaluate organization-wide spend by clinical service line. We then engage hospital clinical staff in product selection and use based on quality and patient outcomes. Sustainable results are achieved by validating savings, tracking outcomes, and providing data-driven reports. Transparency and accountability are crucial to creating a successful program. Nexera’s results-driven differentiators include assigning a clinical professional to each client’s value analysis program using a physician-led approach combined with clinical resources to lead decisions. Value analysis is a proven strategy for constructing the most efficient, cost-effective supply chain, which can have a positive effect on clinical, fiscal, and administrative performance. With empowered clinicians collaborating with supply chain professionals and relying on empirical data, impactful decisions can be made that will offer long-lasting results. Roberta Knab is Senior Vice President, Nexera Management Services. She is a healthcare professional with over 16 years of experience supervising initiatives for supply chain operations, including materials management and purchasing, strategic sourcing and contracting, cost reduction through operating and strategic improvement, value analysis, and vendor management.

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Lower costs. Increase quality. Let Nexera’s Value Analysis team help you find the right balance. Physician preference items account for up to 60% of hospital supply costs, presenting an opportunity for supply chain professionals, clinicians, and leadership to work together to offset economic constraints. Value analysis is a physicianled, hospital-wide, evidence-based process that collaboratively establishes, prioritizes, and monitors initiatives that reduce costs while maintaining or improving the quality of care and clinical outcomes. Implementation and support of the value analysis team structure is a Nexera core competency. We look at total spend by clinical service with two goals in mind: rationalizing the approach to product sourcing and utilization, and creating accountability at all levels. By working with your teams, we customize a value analysis program that is tailored to your resources, your needs, and your existing purchasing processes.

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Holy Name Medical Center selected a Winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC) is a winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for its piece titled “The Haitian Way of Milot.” With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, the awards program enjoys a prestigious reputation. This will be HNMC's second bronze Telly win for the series of videos created to raise awareness about the “Help Us Help Haiti” campaign for Hôpital Sacré Coeur (HSC) in Milot, Haiti – the only reliable medical resource in the northern Haiti region, responsible for providing health care to more than 225,000 people. Dr. David Butler, featured in “The Haitian Way of Milot,” is the Holy Name Medical Center physician who has led a small group of Holy Name physicians, nurses and other clinical staff, on medical missions there for the past two decades. After the region was ravaged by the 2010 earthquake, Hôpital Sacré Coeur was on the verge of closing. Today, led by President/CEO Michael Maron, Holy Name is committed to providing critically-needed financial, clinical and operational support to Hôpital Sacré Coeur. HNMC employees have been working with HSC staff and the community to ren-

a friend, and a day doesn’t go by that I don’t think about them.” The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. For its 35th season, The Telly Awards once again joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards. In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps decide the People’s Telly Awards winners. A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The Silver


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ovate the hospital’s physical plant and find solutions to bring structure and stability to HSC. Holy Name volunteers are installing equipment; providing pharmaceuticals, supplies and medical, nursing, administrative and operations expertise; developing IT, finance and hiring systems; and educating Haitian healthcare professionals in current medical practice and hospital management. “The Haitian Way of Milot,” was produced by Jeff Rhode, Multimedia Specialist at Holy Name Medical Center. In the past two years, Rhode has made six trips to

Haiti to document the improvements Holy Name Medical Center is making with Hôpital SacréCoeur. “My goal with this series was to introduce people of Milot to people at home though photos and video, to make a stronger connection to the community, and not just the place,” says Rhode. “I have made friends, and have made bonds with several people and their families in Milot. When I see them on each trip, I ask questions like, ‘Is your family healthy?’ and, ‘Are your kids eating every day?’ It is a difficult conversation to have with

Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, the highest honor. Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly. “The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “Holy Name Medical Center’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.” To view “The Haitian Way of Milot,” visit, UQTqysE. Jeff Rhode also produced Holy Name Medical Center’s Telly award-winning video, “Kyleen” for the Internet/Online Video - Social Responsibility category in 2013. To view this video, visit For the full series of Haiti videos visit: To learn about giving opportunities for Hôpital Sacré Coeur, visit or call (201) 833-3187.

10th Annual Earth Day celebration event with Bergen Regional Medical Center’s Long Term Care Department About Bergen Regional Medical Center Located at 230 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, NJ, Bergen Regional Medical Center provides a comprehensive set of quality services including Long Term Care, Behavioral Health Care and Acute Care to the Bergen County community. Bergen Regional is both the

largest hospital with 1,070 beds and the largest licensed nursing home in New Jersey. The entire Medical Center, including its Long Term Care Division, is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. Less than 6% of Long Term Care facilities nationwide pursue and receive Joint Commission accreditation.

Additionally, with 323 beds, Bergen Regional is one of the largest medical resources providing a continuum of care for the behavioral health community and is a safety net provider for the mentally impaired, elderly, uninsured or underinsured for the state of New Jersey. BRMC also provides services for those eligible for health insur-

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Residents in the Long Term Care Department at Bergen Regional Medical Center held their 10th Annual Earth Day Celebration in Paramus, NJ. Residents planted flowers donated by philanthropist Young Paek, founder of The 1492 Green Club who has a vision of promoting peace and respect through nature. Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan and County Freeholder Maura DeNicola came out to join in the festivities. For older Americans, Earth Day is a celebration of restoring and preserving the environment for the younger generations. For residents of New Jersey’s largest licensed nursing home it is also an acknowledgment of their own vitality through horticultural therapy, which research is demonstrating has a dramatic effect on health, including alleviating stress, perceptions of pain, and improving a patient’s mood.

ance or Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. As a complement to its long term care and behavioral health/substance abuse expertise, Bergen Regional also offers acute medical services. You can have all of your outpatient healthcare needs fulfilled in one convenient location.

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St. Joseph’s Healthcare System among Nation’s Great Places to Work in Healthcare…again St. Joseph’s Healthcare System has been named among the nation’s 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker's Hospital Review/Becker's ASC Review for providing outstanding benefits, workplace culture, professional development opportunities and excellent work environments that promote employee collaboration and satisfaction. This is the fourth consecutive year that St. Joseph’s has received this prestigious recognition, previously called, 100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare. “St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is truly honored to be selected by Becker’s as a top 150 healthcare industry employer,” states William A. McDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System which includes St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center/St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital based in Paterson, St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital in Wayne and St. Vincent’s Nursing Home in Cedar Grove. “The credit for this national honor goes directly to the St. Joseph’s employee family for their dedication to our patients, their professions and our organization’s uncommon commitment to healthcare service excellence,” he adds. According to Becker’s, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, like the other organizations appearing in the 2014 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare list, goes ‘above and beyond’ to keep their employees happy, healthy and motivated, stating they consistently achieve high employee satisfaction scores and report low turnover rates, encourage a healthy work/life balance by providing wellness programs, financial assistance and adoption and child care amenities, as well as encouraging professional development through tuition reimbursement and on-site education. Other top tier industry leaders joining St. Joseph’s Healthcare System on the prestigious 2014 Great Places to Work in Healthcare list include The Cleveland Clinic, OH; The Mayo Clinic, MN; and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, TN. A highly-respected provider of executive level business and legal news and analysis about hospitals and health systems, Becker’s selected the 2014 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare based on nominations, inclusion on other industry lists and research conducted by the Becker's editorial team. Organizations do not pay and cannot pay to be included on this list.

Becker’s 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare profile of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System reads: “With 651 beds and 5,100 employees, St. Joseph's Healthcare System is the largest employer in Passaic County. In 2013, its nursing vacancy rate was 0.7 percent, well below the industry average of 7 percent, and its overall employee retention rate last year was 94.36 percent, much higher than the national average of 88.5 percent. Employees, spouses and their children who receive medical care at St. Joseph's have access to comprehensive healthcare at virtually no cost. There are no hospital copays or co-insurance when their surgery is performed at St. Joseph's. Additionally, when employees have exhausted their PTO benefits yet need to remain out of the office, their colleagues can donate vacation time or PTO to let the sick employee stay in a fully paid status.” About Becker’s Hospital Review and Becker’s ASC Review Becker’s Hospital Review is a bimonthly publication offering up-todate business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward high level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision makers. Becker’s ASC Review is a bimonthly publication offering business and legal news and analysis to surgery center administrators, physicians and industry leaders. The content is geared toward decision-makers in surgery centers, and we work to provide guidance, advice and news specifically for those key industry players. About St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Nationally recognized St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth since 1867, is a leading not-for-profit tertiary medical center and major academic institution located in Northern New Jersey. An integrated comprehensive healthcare organization, St. Joseph’s prides itself on providing sophisticated healthcare with a ‘patients first’ approach to service excellence. To learn more, visit or call 877.757.SJHS (7547).

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Saint Michael’s Medical Center Home to World-Class Care and Treatment for Women of All Ages Too often, women put the health care needs of their loved ones in front of their own, leaving themselves vulnerable to preventable diseases. Saint Michael’s Medical Center believes in treating the whole woman— body, mind and soul— by offering diagnostic, treatment, wellness, education, and quality-of-life improvement services. The Medical Center caters to a woman’s busy life, supporting her needs to coordinate her many other obligations. This continuum of care ensures that patients are helped each step of the way and that all of their health care needs are met.

Nadine C. Pappas, M.D., medical director of the Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Saint Michael’s Medical Center

At Saint Michael’s, women receive personalized attention and extraordinary, customized service through the dedicated team of health care experts. Preventative medicine, such as regular testings and screenings, is at the heart of all women’s health care programs as regularly scheduled examinations can help identify potential medical issues before they become critical. While Saint Michael’s offers generalized health tests for males and females through its Center for Primary and Specialty Care, there are a series of specialty exams and screenings offered specifically for women, including pelvic, cervical and breast exams. If any of these screenings indicate the need for further diagnostic testing, surgery or other specialized procedures, the patient-centered Saint Michael’s staff will coordinate every step of the health care process. A full spectrum of specialty health care services including advanced gynecological care, supervised weight-loss plans and surgical options at The Metabolic and Bariatric Center, diabetes detection, education and management, and advanced cardiac care through the Heart and Vascular Institute are offered at the Medical Center. In every situation from the point of diagnosis to treatment and beyond, the Saint Michael’s team guides and treats each patient and family member with the care and dignity they deserve to ensure the best possible experience and medical outcome. The Connie Dwyer Breast Center Recognizing that breast cancer is a highly curable disease if early detection and multidisciplinary care are provided, The Connie Dwyer Breast Center reaches out to more than 1,500 women annually through a series of free educational sessions and breast cancer screenings at the hospital and in the community, with outreach performed at churches, schools, community centers, and other local organizations. The Center’s mission is to provide advanced breast care — from screening and diagnosis to treatment — for all women, with a special focus on addressing glaring statistical disparities in breast cancer’s impact among African-American and Hispanic women.

Saint Michael’s Medical Center offers the most state-of-the-art technology for Women’s Health Services.

The Connie Dwyer Breast Center provides patients with sophisticated care in a comfortable setting.

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Too often, the illness goes undetected until it has reached an advanced state. The fully digital Breast Center employs a host of advanced diag-

Breast Center medical assistant, Ana Seoane, and patient care coordinator, Mille Rivera, ensure that patients receive quality care.

nostic techniques, such as fullfield digital mammography with computer-aided detection. With 3-D Tomosynthesis mammography, radiologists have the ability to identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue. The Breast Center uses the Miraluma® nuclear imaging technique in conjunction with mammography to help find cancers in women with particularly dense breast tissue. High resolution breast ultrasound, breast MRI and Stereotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsies are also used in the diagnostic process. For more information about Women’s Health Services or to schedule an appointment, please call 973-877-5189 or visit

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Saint Michael’s Medical Center is thriving. And much of our bright future is due to the caliber of our physicians and staff who work here. They are dedicated professionals delivering compassionate care to thousands of patients in the Newark area. They are men and women who truly believe in our hospital and in this vibrant community. Our medical staff is 500 and growing – we’re hiring new physicians, and recently invested $30 million in renovating and expanding our Emergency Department and other areas of the hospital. Our leadership team is committed to strengthening Saint Michael’s future so it remains a pillar in the community for many years to come.

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By Alison Lazzaro, RN

Hospital Newspaper Correspondent

Safe Haven? Each morning (or evening) before stepping onto your unit, you take a moment to set an intention. Perhaps it is to give the best possible care you can, to have more patience, or to be more present in the moment when connecting with a patient. These humbling intentions are why we chose this profession. After working so diligently to earn this degree, you are proud to be a nurse. But with such hard work and dedication, you never believed you would be among the occupation with the highest risk of assaults. Health care workers are actually more likely to be attacked at work than police officers or prison guards, according to the International Council of Nurses. Workplace violence unfortunately plagues nurses far too often. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health defines violence as physical assaults and threatening behavior including verbal abuse. In 2006, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the healthcare industry topped the charts for workplace violence and 45% of assaults were committed against nurses. In 2011 the American Nurses Association found that 50% of nurses have been threatened or verbally abused according to a 2011 survey of 4,600 nurses. These alarming statistics require legislative action, policy change and personal reflection in your field. The American Nurses Association takes a firm stance on the topic of workplace violence. The organization supports nurses by expressing their "right to work in healthy work environments free of abusive behavior." The Joint Commission also addresses inappropriate behaviors by calling upon leaders to create a process for managing disruptions and enforcing an organization wide code of conduct. Nurses go into the profession to help people each day to restore their health and wellness. Nurses should not have to fear physical harm in order to do their job. The culture of inappropriate patient behavior in the Emergency Department or on the units is unacceptable. Employers need to minimize violence by decreasing the notion that violence is tolerated, by providing training for nurses to avoid or de-escalate potential violence, by providing a policy for reporting incidences in order to report data and by flagging charts of patients who have a history of incidents. In most states, it is a crime to assault a police officer. Yet, it is expected and assumed to be part of the job description for nurses. We need to stop justifying the actions of patients and pass national legislation to make it a crime to commit violence against healthcare workers. Employers and nursing organizations need policies that stop the tolerance of inappropriate behavior. It is time to make our workplace the safe haven we deserve.

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education & careers Special guest helps celebrate Nurses Week at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System St. Joseph’s Healthcare System proudly welcomed Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita, University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing Anschutz Medical Center campus and Founder/ Director, Watson Caring Science Institute (second from right) as their guest for National Nurses Week 2014. During her two day visit, Ms. Watson toured several of the nursing units, meeting with staff nurses and Nursing Directors. She was the keynote speaker for a special Nurses Week presentation as well as the 4th Annual Tri-State Caritas Conference, which drew approximately 100 nurses from around the tri-state area. St. Joseph’s model of nursing care is based on Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring/Caring Science.

Pictured with Ms. Watson (left to right) are MaryAnn Hozak, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Director, Innovative Nursing Practice & Quality Outcomes, SJHS; Maria Brennan, DNP, RN, CPHQ, Chief Nursing Officer, SJHS, and Vice President, Patient Care Services, SJRMC; and Diane McClure, DNP, CPNP, CCRN, AHNBC, Neonatal APN, Caritas Coach, SJHS. Nationally recognized St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth since 1867, is a leading not-for-profit tertiary medical center and major academic institution located in Northern New Jersey. An integrated comprehensive healthcare organization, St. Joseph’s prides itself on providing sophisticated healthcare with a ‘patients first’ approach to service excellence. To learn more, visit or call 877.757.SJHS (7547). provided

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education & careers Maninder “Dolly” Abraham receives Senior Fellow Designation Maninder “Dolly” Abraham, MD, SFHM, has earned designation as a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine (SFHM) by the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). Designation requires an applicant to serve as a hospitalist and be a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine for at least five years. Applicants also must demonstrate their dedication to quality and process improvement and commitment to organizational teamwork, leadership and lifelong learning. Dr. Abraham was inducted into the 2014 class of Senior Fellows at the Society of Hospital Medicine’s annual meeting in Las Vegas March 24-27, 2014. Dr. Abraham is the section chief for the Division of Hospital Medicine at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J. She is a member of multiple committees at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, including the House Staff Review Committee, Quality and Resource Management Committee, and Medical Executive Committee. Dr. Abraham received her medical degree from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore University in Manipal, India. She is a fellow of the Academy of General Education and a member of the American College of Physicians. About Inpatient Medical Associates Inpatient Medical Associates (IMA) specializes in adult and pediatric hospitalist medicine. Dedicated to providing exceptional solutions for the measurable success of our hospital partners, we are recognized for clinical excellence, quality service and sustained, improved patient satisfaction. For more information, visit or About the Society for Hospital Medicine Representing the fastest growing specialty in modern healthcare, the Society of Hospital Medicine is the leading medical society for more than 31,000 hospitalists and their patients. SHM is dedicated to promoting the highest quality of care for all hospitalized patients and overall excellence in the practice of hospital medicine through quality improvement, education, advocacy and research. Over the past decade, studies have shown that hospitalists decrease patients’ length of stay, reduce hospital costs and readmission rates, and increase patient satisfaction. For more information about SHM, visit

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education & careers Trinitas launches Residency Programs for highly-motivated Nurses 12-week program is a win-win New Jersey Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz, a fierce advocate of nursing and its pivotal role in the delivery of healthcare, addressed a Nurses Week seminar at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in 2012 with powerful words: “Nursing is a profession. It shouldn’t just be perceived as a job. In order to be considered as professionals, nurses should take courses… that will help them as individuals and also advance the entire profession.” When you speak with Mary Beth Adams-Toms MSN, MAS, CEN, of the Trinitas Department of Education, Training and Development, you’ll learn that she buys into the Assemblywoman’s thinking in a big way, as do her fellow nurses at Trinitas. Trinitas recently introduced two new residency programs for novice nurses to acquaint them with Emergency and Med Surg Nursing through a carefully-designed 12-week program. “Nursing Administration, Nurse Managers, and the Department of Education, Training, and Development, along with Human Resources developed a plan to create this program and move it to the forefront of priorities,” she explains. “Together we realized that this was a strong option for motivated nurses.” And motivated they are. In one instance, a program participant has been a nurse in a correctional facility

and always dreamed of being an Emergency Department nurse. As Mary Beth reports, “She has always wanted to be an ED nurse, but has never been able to transition into the acute care setting and work in the emergency department. Through this program, she has been able to swing a 12-week adventure as an ED nurse. She has been a real inspiration to her fellow nurse residents.” Nursing education and its role in creating avenues of advancement for those new to the profession is a winwin situation for novice nurses, those who have years of experience behind them, and the healthcare facility where they work. Education programs beyond nursing school give recent graduates further exposure to the profession and pave the way for them to carry on the noble work of nursing and assume their places in the profession. The heart beat of the program is vital education that expands a nurse’s scope of experience, an enrichment of the years that they have spent in college to prepare for this opportunity. The residency may bring them into an area that is beyond where they expected to work. Although not unique to Trinitas, Denise Loneker, RN, Nurse Manager of the Emergency Department, notes that “Such programs represent a trend among hospitals across the country to attract new nurses who are interested


Nursing Residents from Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, NJ, include Marianne Daly and Monica Opilac, seated, with Crystal Ortiz, Bianca Sanon, and Theresa Tran standing behind. Some 30 – 40 nurses are expected to go through the ED and Med-Surge residency programs that are intended to “grow nurses” and build a combination of critical thinking, problem solving, communication and leadership skills this year.

in refining their skills and transitioning into professional practice. Another beauty of the program is that it’s both stimulating and challenging in a safe, non-threatening environment.” Connie Kozachek, MSN, CCRN RN-BC, Director of Education, Training, and Development, has spent 14 years transitioning the senior nursing students to novice registered nurses at Trinitas. With its strategic

blend of evidenced-based didactic and hands-on-education, peer support, and seasoned nurse mentorship, Connie believes that “The residency program will continue to provide this structured transition while maintaining fiscal responsibility for the Medical Center." Mary McTigue, RNC, MA, CENP, Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, agrees

that this program offers many benefits to both the residents and the hospitals that ultimately hire them. “This group of RN residents has recognized that nursing jobs are scarce, especially for new graduates. By participating in the residency program they are propelling themselves forward in their careers, their education and their opportunities to advance in or gain employment in a rewarding profession. It is a winning program for all stakeholders.” The nursing residents agree that the experience has been a win for them: “I have learned so much.”; “This has meant so much to me. I am grateful that I did this.”, and “I have always wanted to be an ED nurse and now I can say I tried it.” Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC), a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey, is a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. With 10 Centers of Excellence across the continuum of care, Trinitas has distinguished itself in cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health, renal care, nursing education, diabetes management, wound healing and sleep medicine. For more information on Trinitas Regional Medical Center, visit: or call (908) 994-5138.

Saint Michael’s Medical Center Nurse Educator receives Daisy Award


(Pictured from left to right) Marie DeSimone, RN, Teresita Gasataya, RN, Johanna Magner, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer, SMMC, DAISY Award recipient Cindy Tooley-Pierce, RN, BSN, Joan Florczyk, RN, Kimberly Kroener, RN, and Stephanie McKeown, RN

In celebration of National Nurses Week (May 5-9, 2014), Saint Michael’s Medical Center (SMMC) hosted the DAISY Awards—a peer-elected award program. The DAISY (an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation was started in Glen Allen, Calif., by family members of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little-known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. As a way of thanking Barnes’s nurses, his family established the award program to recognize “the super-human efforts nurses everywhere perform every day.” This year’s award went to nursing educator, Cindy Tooley-Pierce, RN, BSN. As nursing educator, Cindy plays a vital role in educating and training new nurses and the advancement of experienced nurses through continuing education. Cindy shares her expertise both in the classroom, as well in the clinical setting—even lending support to nurses and patients right at the bedside. With 33 years of nursing experience, Cindy’s guidance and knowledge made her the perfect choice by her peers for this award. “I can’t think of a better person to receive the DAISY Award,” read one peer’s nomination. “Cindy provided me with motivation, direction and inspiration

that I will never forget.” The DAISY Award ceremony, held before colleagues, honored Cindy with the "Extraordinary Nurse" certificate, which reads: "In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people." Cindy also received a DAISY Award pin, a hand-carved serpentine stone sculpture, entitled "A Healer's Touch,” and of course, daisies. “Cindy is always gracious and flexible with her talents and skills,” said Johanna Magner, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer, SMMC. “Her care and compassion for patients, families and her colleagues serves as a prime example of the outstanding nursing that takes place at Saint Michael’s Medical Center.” To read more about the DAISY award, please visit Established by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 1867, Saint Michael’s Medical Center is a 357-bed regional tertiary-care, teaching, and research center in the heart of Newark’s business and educational district. Saint Michael’s Medical Center is currently a member of CHE- Trinity Health. More information is available at

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Transition in Wound Care Nursing at Matheny Medical and Educational Center In January 1987, Gaila Call, RN, had relocated to New Jersey from New England. “I was pregnant,” she recalled, “and I couldn’t do any lifting, so the nursing agency recommended the Matheny School and Hospital (now the Matheny Medical and Educational Center) because the personal care assistants would take care of the lifting.” Twenty-seven years later, Call, a resident of Blairstown, NJ, is retiring as Matheny’s certified enterostomal nurse. Along the way, she received Matheny’s Employee Excellence Award (2003) and New Jersey’s Governor’s Nursing Merit Award for excellence in the RN Post-Acute category (2005). Matheny is a special hospital and educational facility in Peapack, NJ, for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities. Call remained at Matheny for the rest of her career for several reasons, but a primary motivation was the personal connections she was


Carol Enos, left, and Gaila Call.

able to forge with the patients. “This is an exciting place without the kind of excitement you experience in an acute-care hospital,” she says. “You share a childhood with a lot of these people. You begin to realize the important part you play in their lives. And they have become very significant in my life as well.” For the past year, Call has been

working closely with her successor, Carol Enos, RN, who went for four months of specialty training in wound, ostomy and continence education at Wicks Educational Associates in Mechanicsburg, PA. “Our specialties,” Call explains, are “wounds, ostomy (any procedure requiring an artificial opening in an organ), incontinence and bowel

Showcasing Special Art

Artist Cindy Shanks with Morris Museum trustee Charles Pascarella and his wife Maryann. photos provided

Artists James Lane and Jess Evans. Behind them is untitled painting by Cindy Shanks.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Matheny open this exhibit,” said Geri Horn, Morris Museum trustee. “You have set the bar very high.” The occasion was the opening reception for “Access-ABILITY”, a series of exhibitions that the museum, in Morristown, NJ, is presenting this year to showcase the expressive creativity of persons with special needs. Seven artists from the Matheny Medical and Educational Center’s Arts Access Program were at the reception, and 30 pieces of visual art were on display. In addition, those in attendance were treated to readings of original work created by Arts Access writers. Arts Access provides individuals with disabilities the freedom to create in the visual, literary and performing arts. Matheny is a special hospital and educational facility in Pea pack, NJ, for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities. The Arts Access exhibit was presented from April 24-27. It will be followed by exhibits by JSDD WAE Center Artist Showcase, July 17-20; and ECLC of New Jersey & P.R.I.D.E. Artist Showcase, October 23-26.

management. But, at Matheny, the emphasis is on wound prevention. We’re a support group for the nurses. It’s very critical here because so many of our patients are prone to wounds, especially since they’re in wheelchairs all day.” Enos, a resident of Bridgewater, NJ, was a late convert to nursing. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in medical technology from Douglass College (now part of the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences). “I really love science,” she says. “I did blood banking, and I worked for Johnson & Johnson’s Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, making diagnostic products. But I wanted the patient contact.” So, she went back

to college, receiving her nursing degree from Raritan Valley Community College and doing her nursing clinicals at Matheny. “The Matheny mission – what they do and how they do it – really pulled at my heartstrings,” she says. Enos joined the nursing staff 5½ years ago and decided to apply for the enterostomal nursing job because, “from the day I met Gaila, I just always admired the job that she did.” Before coming to Matheny, Call worked at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Hartford and the Tufts Northeast Medical Center in Boston. She received her nursing degree from Alfred University in Alfred, NY.

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Cura Hospitality Prepares New Hospitality Strategies for Baby Boomers By Grace Zarnas-Hoyer, Cura Hospitality Cura Hospitality, a specialist in senior living and acute care dining services management, is proactively helping administrators design appealing venues and plan new dining menu and hospitality strategies for the influx of residents from the “Greatest Generation”. As these Baby Boomers age, they expect a new worldliness and desire for food and beverage options beyond the traditional dining room. Cura elevates their experience by offering dining-related opportunities more conducive to their lifestyle. Take for example Cura-managed “home brewing” clubs, which has several residents enthused about learning how to brew a variety of beers and ales right in the comfort of their home. At the Whitney Center in Hamden, CT, more than 20 residents are members of the new “social” brew club, who meet monthly with their cook/brew master, Tim Smith, to learn the tricks of the trade on how to brew a variety of ales! “When I moved here, I never expected to participate in a brew club. It’s quite popular! What was supposed to be a social gathering for men has now grown to include women, too. It’s a lot of fun,” laughs Sanford Zimmerman, 84, a Whitney Center resident. Since December of 2012, Whitney’s brew club has brewed nine beers including a Blond Ale, Maple Brown Ale, India Pale Ale, Double India Pale Ale, Orange Wheat, and Russian Imperial Stout. French Saison and a Single Hop Pale Ale are next! The brew club brings fond memories to Zimmerman, originally from St. Louis, MO, who grew up near the AnheuserBusch landmark brewery. Now Zimmerman can help create his own brew, while another brew club member/resident, Carl Puleo, designs the bottle’s label. Ales are served in Cura-managed pubs for all residents to enjoy! As we finally leave winter behind, more and more Curamanaged communities will also be tending to their gardens. “Growers Days” at Cura have grown in popularity as older adults are keenly aware and educated on the key health benefits of the food they eat. In fact, it’s important for them to know where their food is grown and harvested.

Residents of The Bridges at Bent Creek in Mechanicsburg, PA, are part of this “growing” trend. Since 2009, residents have planted vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, peppers, arugula, and tomatoes. With the help and instruction of a local greenhouse owner, the residents were educated on how to plant, water, and care for the plants in several raised beds constructed by Cura’s dining team members. Gardening not only improves residents’ health by helping to keep them active, gardens inspire and create enjoyment. Ron Moyer, the former CEO of Peter Becker Community (Harleysville, PA) for 25 years, is now retired and a resident at Peter Becker. “For me, gardening is a hobby and therapy which also helps me to stay active and eat healthier,” says Moyer who has planted peas, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, lima and string beans on a 50 by 50 plot located on the community’s acre-plus garden located just outside of Philadelphia. Gardening is also part of Moyer’s physical activity regimen. “I’m convinced that staying active prevents me from suffering lower back problems,” says Moyer. Some of the vegetables and herbs harvested by the residents are used by Cura chefs to prepare fresh and delicious meals. These foods are identified on the menu with a customized logo denoting “food from the garden”! To further enhance sustainable efforts, vegetable waste and wood material (cardboard, leaves and woodchips) are composted on-site and returned back to the gardens for natural fertilization. According to Becky Lockner, Cura director of partnership development, “Through our LivingLife philosophy, Cura’s goal is to encourage residents to be involved and give them a sense of purpose and belonging.” LivingLife strives to nourish, heal and uplift the spirit and body through great food, personal service and memorable dining experiences. Based upon six dimensions of overall well-being including physical, spiritual, vocational, emotional, social, and intellectual, these areas are used as a frame to put an extra twist on what we already do well – enhancing life around great food!

ABOUT CURA HOSPITALITY A member of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Cura Hospitality is a highly responsive and innovative dining services and hospitality provider dedicated to a mission of Enhancing Life Around Great Food. Cura serves over 50 senior living communities and hospitals in the mid-Atlantic region. Cura’s culinary, guest service and clinical professionals provide hospitality and clinical care to more than 20,000 residents, patients and guests each day. Visit us at

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Villar looks to Sun Homes Loans for ‘HELP’ and gets results To receive more information about the program and its benefits, Sun Home Loans has established a direct telephone number exclusively for members of the hospital community call 1-973-805-4156. When you call you will speak to a live program specialist who will discuss your needs and explain how the Sun Home Loans Hospital Employee Loan Program can H.E.L.P. Sun Home Loans and Hospital Newspaper are not affiliated. All loans are subject to approval. Certain conditions and fees may apply. Mortgage financing provided by Sun Home Loans, a division of Sun National Bank, N.A. Equal Housing Lender. Other Products and services are not banking products, not FDIC insured, may lose value, and are not a condition of credit or any banking product or service offerings. You may inquire about these additional services when you apply.

Win an iPad! If you are a member of the hospital community, now is your chance to enter Sun Home Loans and Hospital Newspaper's contest to win a free iPad. Just fill in the entry form on our website at Once you complete it, you will receive an email that requires you to confirm your email address. Once you do that you are entered. Hospital Newspaper will also be accepting applications at all conventions that it attends. A total of Five iPads will be given away so your chances to win are excellent. Sign up today to win today!


Melissa Villar was referred to Sun Homes Loans by a realtor who spoke highly of the firm’s excellent customer service, expertise and mortgage rates. As Villar will tell you, Sun Home Loans certainly lived up to its reputation, and than some. After speaking with Sun Home Loans, Villar learned of the innovative Hospital Employee Loan Program (H.E.L.P.). Whether purchasing a new home or refinancing an existing one, H.E.L.P. is offered to members of the hospital community and their families. The unique program provides discounted mortgage rates designed for hospital employees and pre-qualifications to shop for your next home. Villar, a clerical associate at Hackensack University Medical Center, used the H.E.L.P. program to purchase a beautiful condominium, proudly closing on Feb. 10. “It’s a big step. I’m very excited,” Villar said. “Sun Home Loans was excellent. They answered all of my questions quickly, they answered all of my phone calls. I’m definitely happy that I was referred to Sun Home Loans. They were always in touch with me throughout the process.” Sun Home Loans and Hospital Newspaper teamed up to bring the emergency services community this unprecedented mortgage opportunity. The popular program offers benefits, including a complimentary evaluation of your particular financial situation, and credit repair if needed. You may take advantage of these other products and services, though they are offered separately from the H.E.L.P. Among other things, Villar was excited that the H.E.L.P. program offered a lower mortgage rate than other brokers. Villar’s purchase was a short sale, which could have been complicated, but the Sun Home Leans team made the transaction a seamless one. Sun Home Loans, a division of Sun National Bank, and Hospital Newspaper are both proud to serve the hospital community, who dedicate their lives serving the rest of us. They are the core fabric of our society. H.E.L.P. clients enjoy unmatched customer service and attentiveness throughout the process – from their initial inquiry – to closing. However, after closing, the staff is there to address other financial needs. “We have worked extremely hard to put together a group of impressive incentives for the hospital community,” said Steve Testa, Vice President Regional Sales Manager of Sun Home Loans. “We remain confident that those who are currently in the market for a mortgage will discover that the Sun Home Loans Hospital Employee Loan Program exceeds what they are able to find elsewhere in the marketplace. We have received a lot of positive feedback and its always a pleasure working with a hard-working woman such as Melissa Villar. We were glad to help her.”

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Sun Home Loans, a division of Sun National Bank, is proud to serve the heroes in our community who dedicate their lives to serving the rest of us: doctors, nurses and other hospital employees. That is why we teamed up with Hospital News to create the Hospital Employee Loan Program (HELP). With a competitive mortgage rate and discounted fees, this program helps our community heroes purchase new homes or refinance existing homes. Plus, the program comes with our pledge to get hospital employees in their new homes by their contract dates.

PROGRAM INFORMATION We understand that the current economic environment has created challenges to home ownership. Working with our own resources and Federal government programs we will create a solution that opens the path to home ownership. The Hospital Employee Loan Program delivers these advantages: » A competitive mortgage rate, available specifically for hospital employees » Discounted fees » Personal service from program specialists » Our pledge to have you in your home by the contract date

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