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NJHA honors Trinitas for Leadership and Quality Improvement State’s largest health trade association honors Gary Horan, CEO, and cardiac readmission reduction effort

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The New Jersey Hospital Association, the state's oldest and largest healthcare trade association, recently held its annual awards program to honor several individuals and organizations for their commitment to the state's healthcare system and the patients and communities they serve. The awards were presented during NJHA's 97th Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Princeton.

NJHA's 2016 Distinguished Service Award was presented to Gary S. Horan, FACHE, president and CEO of Trinitas Health & Regional Medical Center. Horan has given a lifetime of service to the advancement of excellence in healthcare administration. At Trinitas Regional Medical Center, his leadership is credited with carrying out the successful merger of Elizabeth General Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Hospital – a merger that created Trinitas Hospital in January 2000. "When you do something you love, you never just 'go to work.' You go to your passion. Healthcare management has been my passion for 44 years," said Horan, summarizing an outstanding career of service and an equally impressive list of accomplishments. In addition to his 14 years as CEO of Trinitas, he served as the president and CEO of Our Lady of Mercy Healthcare System, Bronx, New York, and he has held senior leadership positions with New York University Medical Center, St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York and JFK Medical Center, Edison. He is past Chairman and current Board member of the Hospital Alliance of New Jersey; past Chairman and current member of the Board of Governors of the Greater New York

Hospital Association, and a past Chairman of the Hospital Association of New York State. He currently serves on the Board of the Catholic Healthcare Partnership of New Jersey as well as a board Member of the New Jersey Hospital Association. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce and the Union County College Board of Governors. NJHA, through its Institute for Quality and Patient Safety, also honored Trinitas for Excellence in Quality Improvement, in recognition of its tremendous advances in quality improvement and patient safety. Trinitas developed a Mobile Integrated Health Service (MIHS) program that utilizes paramedics with additional training as community health workers --known as Community Health Integrated Practitioners (CHIPs) -- focusing on the heart failure population. Carried out by Trinitas Advanced Practice Nurses. pharmacists, and paramedics, these visits allow the team to assess diets, home conditions and other factors that could contribute to a readmission. Patients targeted are generally underinsured or uninsured, and the service is provided at no cost to the patient. The program provides an innovative, cost-effective solution to support the heart

failure community in the City of Elizabeth. The heart failure readmission rate at TRMC was above the national and state average at 24 percent. Through the program, 108 patients were screened after discharge, 30 received follow-up visits, of which only three patients were readmitted, decreasing the readmission rate to 10 percent. During one of the first phone screenings a patient stated, "Thank you for calling, I don't know what to say. I have never felt more cared for in my life." About TRMC 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 offers 554 beds and 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: www.TrinitasRMC.org or call (908) 994-5138.


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Join us at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City for the 2016 NEW JERSEY LEAGUE FOR NURSING CONVENTION on March 30th – April 1st! There is a paradise of exciting gaming options, spectacular restaurants, superstar entertainment, specialty shops and a complete health spa to enjoy after a productive day in the Exhibition Hall showcasing your products and services. For the 2015 Convention we had over 600 attendees! This is a proven cost-effective way to bring nurses and exhibitors together to learn about the latest health care products, services, employment and educational opportunities available. Our convention is attended by a variety of health care providers including, Nurse Educators, Staff Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Managing Practitioners and Senior Student Nurses.

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Nurse’s Viewpoint By Alison Lazzaro, RN

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Building a Journal Club

"That's how it's always been done." This rationale for following a specific procedure is becoming a thing of the past. Traditional practices in healthcare are being overhauled in an effort to implement evidence-based practice guidelines. Whether you are interested in improving patient outcomes or achieving/maintaining "Magnet Status," developing a journal club can facilitate new research based procedures at your institution. A successful journal club can keep your colleagues current with new knowledge, research evaluation, and improved outcomes. Other advantages of a journal club are that it can improve your ability to critique current research, create leadership opportunities for those presenting, allow staff to bond, and enable learners to develop skills to critically analyze literature. A journal club can be cost free and also minimally time consuming- fitting in perfectly with a nurse's busy schedule! Start the club by deciding on a meeting time and location. This can be surprisingly trickier, due to various shift work schedules. The club can be held on site, at a local coffee shop, or even at a co-workers cozy home. A location near the hospital may make it easier to find and promote participation. Next, select a topic. Scour through your specialty nursing journal or major medical journals. The article should be from within the last 5 years. This ensures that any potential changes made by your unit are based on the most current evidence. Is there a particular procedure that is confusing on your unit? For instance, hypothermia protocol was something that we struggled with in the cardiovascular ICU. This made for a great topic and generated much discussion at our monthly journal club. Now, e-mail out the "save the date" for the club with a copy of the article. Disseminate flyers around the unit to keep everyone abreast of the new article. Form a simple agenda covering your main objectives to keep the group focused. Start with the purpose of the research article. Find the hypothesis, variables of interest, population and setting of the study. Next, dissect the literature review. Look for current articles and types of journals that were cited. Then, look at the sample studied and compare it to the patients you see daily. Note how representative the sample is compared with your patients. Be mindful of sample selection bias and always highlight whether or not the study received IRB approval. Finally, look for implications for nursing. How does the study contribute to the current body of knowledge and how could be it replicated? With these simple tips and tricks, you are well on your way to forming a unit based journal club!


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Saint Peter’s Auxiliary will host fashion show to aid the fight against breast cancer The Saint Peter’s University Hospital Auxiliary will host its spring fashion show to benefit breast health programs at Saint Peter’s from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Pines Manor in Edison. This year’s theme is “Fun in the Sun.” Tickets are $65 for the show - featuring fashions and entertainment by Lord & Taylor, Bridgewater Mall, and Journey Productions – and a sit-down lunch. Attendees can take part in gift basket and special prize basket drawings along with a 50/50 cash raffle. For more information or to register for the event, contact the Saint Peter’s Auxiliary at 732-745-6641 or by email at Auxiliary@saintpetersuh.com. Auxiliary members make a difference in the lives of those in need. “If you are not already a member of the Saint Peter’s University Hospital Auxiliary, you might want to join the group in 2016,” said Kathleen Killion, president of the Saint Peter’s University Hospital Auxiliary. “The Auxiliary is a great way to promote and support Saint Peter’s University Hospital through increased community awareness, health-related education and fundraising initiatives. It’s also a way to make and build new friendships. Auxiliary members seem to enjoy a very special camaraderie.” Members are needed to organize and help run the Auxiliary’s many fund-raising events. Call Mary Ann Snediker at 732-846-9434 to become a member of the Auxiliary.

About Saint Peter’s University Hospital Saint Peter’s University Hospital is a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in geriatrics, oncology, orthopedics, women’s services, and ambulatory care. Please visit www.saintpetershcs.com for more information.


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St. Joseph’s Healthcare System celebrates 1st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Awards

L to R: Loretta Hall, Research Manager, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System (SJHS) – Honoree(resident of Paterson); Joyce Hyatt, PhD, College Professor, HARP Academy-Paterson Public School Advisory Board and Acting, Nurse-Midwifery Program – Honoree(resident of Elmwood Park); The HonorableBernice Toledo, Surrogate Court Judge, Passaic County – The St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2016 Community Empowerment Award Recipient(resident of Prospect Park); James Pruden, MD, Emergency Services Physician, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), and Director, Emergency Preparedness, SJHS, The St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2016 Faith in Paterson Award Recipient(resident of Teaneck); Cheryl L. Walters, Founder, Sisters Network of Passaic/Bergen Counties - The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2016 Community Health Award Recipient(resident of Paterson); Pam Schaefer, RN,MSN, Director, Maternal/Child Health Nursing, SJRMC - The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2016 Community Education Award Recipient(resident of Kinnelon); Carmen Cruz-Torres, per diem Nurse, SJRMC – Honoree(resident of Paterson); Mary Medlock, Manager, SJRMC Gift Shop – Honoree (resident of Garfield).

The 1st Annual St. Joseph’s Healthcare System (SJHS) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Community Service Awards was a grassroots Healthcare System employee sponsored event that celebrated employees and community members who, through their extraordinary acts, have positively impacted the African-American community in Northern New Jersey. In an effort to continue to build connections and honor the diversity in which St. Joseph’s Healthcare System serves, employees nominated colleagues and community members who embody the qualities of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in four award categories: Community Health, Community Education, Community Empowerment and Faith in Paterson. Congratulations to James Pruden, MD, Emergency Services Physician, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), and Director, Emergency Preparedness, SJHS, honored with The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2016 Faith in Paterson Award; Pam Schaefer, RN, MSN, Director, Maternal/Child Health Nursing, SJRMC, honored with The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2016 Community Education Award; The Honorable Bernice Toledo, Surrogate Court Judge, Passaic County, honored with The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2016 Community Empowerment Award; and

Cheryl L. Walters, Founder, Sisters Network of Passaic/Bergen Counties, honored with The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2016 Community Health Award. Kevin J. Slavin, President and Chief Executive Officer, SJHS welcomed those who attended the event. “Both Mission and Core Values of our Sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth and the St. Joseph’s Healthcare System are closely aligned with the teachings and principles that are the legacy of Dr. King and we are proud to gather here today to celebrate Dr. King’s life, to honor his impact on us all, and pledge to continue his work in all that we do,” said Slavin prior to recognizing all of those nominated for the Community Service Awards. Each candidate was considered based on the nomination narratives received from St. Joseph’s physicians and employees, the award category descriptions and the extent of his/her meaningful impact on the AfricanAmerican communities throughout Northern New Jersey. For these awards, St. Joseph’s employees were asked to nominate fellow employees and/or community members they felt embodied the qualities of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to improve the community. To learn more about the spectrum of leading edge services and compassionate care available at St. Joseph’s, visit www.StJosephsHealth.org.

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Kevin J. Slavin, President and Chief Executive Officer, SJHS, said, “Both Mission and Core Values of our Sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth and the St. Joseph’s Healthcare System are closely aligned with the teachings and principles that are the legacy of Dr. King and we are proud to gather here today to celebrate Dr. King’s life, to honor his impact on us all, and pledge to continue his work in all that we do,” at the 1st Annual St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Community Service Awards.


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Thomas Edison State University launches first Doctoral Program Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) prepares RNs for Executive Leadership Thomas Edison State University has launched its first doctoral program, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a specialization in Systems-Level Leadership that is offered completely online. The 36-credit, 18-month program is designed around the needs of working nurses who want to advance to lead health systems and organizations. “We are thrilled to introduce the DNP as the first doctoral program to be offered at the university,” said Dr. Filomela Marshall, dean of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing. “What makes our DNP program unique is that it is offered entirely online and has no physical campus residency requirements. Our years of being a leader in providing programs for registered nurses have taught us that there is little reason for students to travel great distances to achieve their educational goals.”

Marshall said the need for DNP programs is driven by the changing demands of the nation’s complex healthcare environment, which requires nurses to possess increased levels of evidence-based knowledge and practice expertise to ensure safety and quality outcomes. Numerous professional organizations have completed studies recognizing the need for DNP programs, including the landmark 2010 study by the Institute of Medicine, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which called for a push to double the number of nurses with a doctorate by the year 2020. The program features a specialty area in Systems-Level Leadership, which will prepare nurse leaders with competencies in advanced nursing practice, organizational leadership, economics and finance, healthcare policy and technology.

“With the launch of the DNP, our students can now seamlessly transition from baccalaureate and graduate-level study to a doctoral degree,” said Marshall. “This program will set high standards of excellence in nursing education as well as help to improve our healthcare community by advancing the knowledge obtained by our nurse leaders.” The school plans to admit up to 10 applicants in its initial cohort in order to remain focused on intensive, doctoral-level education and assure that students meet the program’s rigorous requirements. Classes for the first cohort are scheduled to begin in October. Funding for the development of the program was provided by a grant from the Thomas Edison State University Foundation. To apply or learn more about the program, visit www.tesu.edu/dnp.


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Kevin J. Slavin appointed to New Jersey Hospital Association Board Leadership

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Kevin J. Slavin, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, will serve as Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA). His appointment, and that of other Board officers and members, was announced at the organization’s 97th Annual Meeting held January 29, 2016. The NJHA is a not-for-profit trade association that helps hospitals and other healthcare providers deliver quality, accessible and affordable healthcare. “It is an honor to serve as an officer of the New Jersey Hospital Association Board of Trustees during such a pivotal time in our state’s – and the nation’s – healthcare industry,” said Mr. Slavin. “The NJHA is a healthcare-focused collaborative organization that positively impacts the lives of people across New Jersey.” A highly-respected healthcare industry leader, Mr. Slavin has served as a Trustee of the New Jersey Hospital Association

since 2013. Most recently, he chaired the NJHA Property Tax Task Force (201516) in the development of a mutually beneficial resolution that defined the community service contributions provided to host municipalities by New Jersey’s not-for-profit hospitals. Mr. Slavin, recognized as #34 on the prestigious NJBIZ 2015 Power 50 Health Care List, is a Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Trustee and Immediate Past Chairman of the Hospital Alliance of New Jersey (2005-present) and has held a variety of legislative appointments to healthcare boards, commissions and task forces. He is a Seton Associate of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. Mr. Slavin took the reins of 1,000-bed St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, New Jersey’s premier Catholic healthcare system and the largest employer in Passaic County, in late 2014. Prior to leading St. Joseph’s, he

served as President and Chief Executive Officer at East Orange General Hospital, Essex County. Previously he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, Passaic County; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at St. Clare’s Health System, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer and Vice President for Ambulatory Care at St. Clare’s Hospital, Morris County. A native of Trenton, Mr. Slavin is a resident of Hackettstown, New Jersey. Nationally recognized St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, New Jersey’s premier Catholic healthcare system, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth since 1867, is a major academic comprehensive healthcare institution located in Northern New Jersey. To learn more about the advanced services available across St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, please visit www.StJosephsHealth.org.


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Davis Bell, left, gives Matheny student Shane Szott some tips while teammate Kevin Schroeder looks on.

There were three-point attempts from several rows back in the auditorium, layups and jump shots on the stage, and a helping hand for Matheny Medical and Educational Center students and patients, who were playing adapted basketball games. It was all part of the annual visit to Matheny by members of the Delbarton School varsity basketball team. Participation in sports is very important to Matheny’s students and patients who compete in Special Olympics, play a variety of adapted sports, and often attend high

Dan Cimaglia helps Matheny student Ryan O’Connor shoot a basket.

school, college, and professional games as part of Matheny’s recreation therapy program. The Delbarton visit is greatly anticipated every year, stoking competitive fires and resulting in a lot of fun and camaraderie. Matheny is a special hospital and educational facility in Peapack, NJ, for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities. Delbarton is an independent college preparatory school in Morristown, NJ, for boys, grades 7-12.

Here comes Skanska Volunteers from Skanska USA’s Parsippany, NJ, office made their annual visit to the Matheny Medical and Educational Center in Peapack, NJ, to deliver presents to the students and patients. Matheny is a special hospital and educational facility for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities. Sweden-based Skanska is one of the world’s leading construction groups.

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Morristown and Atlantic Ambulance announce ambulance agreement, future initiatives

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L-R, Jim Smith, director of Atlantic Ambulance Corp., Trish O’Keefe, Interim President of Morristown Medical Center, Rick Goryeb, Trustee of the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, Karen Johansen, president of Morristown EMS, Timothy Dougherty, Mayor of the Town of Morristown, and Brian Gragnolati, president and CEO of Atlantic Health System, outside the emergency department at Morristown Medical Center, dedicate the new ambulance that will be used to serve the Morristown community

The Town of Morristown and Atlantic Health System, one of the largest health care systems in New Jersey, recently announced an agreement appointing Atlantic Ambulance as one of the primary emergency responders for the town. The agreement is among the early results of the recently enhanced relationship between the hospital system and the town. A subsidiary of Atlantic Health System, Atlantic Ambulance will provide basic life support services for the town. The agreement is a collaboration between Atlantic Health System, the Town of Morristown, and the Morristown Ambulance Squad (Morristown EMS), the volunteer squad currently serving the town. “The health and well-being of the Morristown community is a priority shared by our organization, the town and the volunteer squad alike,” said Brian Gragnolati, president and CEO of Atlantic Health System. “By working together on the very front lines of health care, we can work together to ensure that the community receives the best of care.” The Foundation for Morristown Medical Center donated $120,000 to Atlantic Ambulance Corporation, to purchase and equip a new ambulance that will be dedicated to providing the contracted emergency medical services to Morristown residents. This will be one of two Basic Life Support (BLS) vehicles that will serve the town, each staffed by two emergency medical technicians (EMTs). “Our mission is to help the hospital provide our community with the care it needs,” said Chris Baldwin, chairman of the board, Foundation for Morristown Medical Center. “I can’t think of a better use of philanthropic dollars than in ensuring a resource as vital as emergency services.” ”This dedication of resources to Morristown demonstrates that Atlantic Health System is a willing partner in ensuring the health of our community. I look forward to further deepening this relationship in the coming year,” said Timothy Dougherty, Mayor of the Town of Morristown. The Morristown Ambulance Squad will continue to serve the town as an additional primary provider. As part of the agreement, Atlantic Health System will also work with the town to support Morristown Ambulance Squad, specifically assisting in locating a new base of operations for the volunteer squad.

“The dedicated members Morristown Ambulance Squad have been committed to serving the residents of Morristown for more than half a century,” said Karen Johansen, president of Morristown EMS. “By working with Atlantic Ambulance, we look forward to being able to continue to fulfill that mission.” The emergency services agreement is just one of the several initiatives planned for the near future as part of the heightened collaboration between Atlantic Health System and the Town of Morristown, including: • Atlantic Health System will assist the Town of Morristown to support a triennial community health needs assessment. Led by town officials, the project will include representatives of the hospital system and other community-based health and human services organizations. The project will prioritize the community’s health needs and determine how the participants can work to address those needs • Atlantic Health System will meet annually with Morristown police and fire officials to develop and promote collaborative efforts, actions and training to enhance safety and security for the community • Atlantic Health System will also collaborate with the Mayor, town officials and other community representatives to promote community and economic development • Atlantic Health System will also help develop a new health and wellness program for municipal employees and their families About Atlantic Health System Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey. Atlantic Health System has created a Trusted Network of Caring™. Our promise to our communities is that anyone who enters our system will receive the right care, at the right quality, at the right time, at the right place and at the right cost. Our network includes Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ; Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ; Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ; Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ; and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, as well as Atlantic Rehabilitation, and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice.

It also includes its subsidiary, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation. Atlantic Health System comprises 1,599 licensed beds, more than 14,000 employees and more than 4,000 physicians. Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University; a Major Clinical Affiliate of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; part of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and is a member of AllSpire Health Partners. Learn more about our Trusted Network of Caring™ at Atlantic Health System.

About Atlantic Ambulance Corp. Atlantic Ambulance Corp. is a subsidiary of Atlantic Health System, the parent organization of Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital. Atlantic Ambulance features ground, air and Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) services. Its fleet of ground vehicles is designed to transport patients with a wide range of needs, including Mobility Assistance Vehicles, Basic and Advanced Life Support Vehicles, and Specialty Care Transport Units. Atlantic Ambulance also features Neonatal Intensive Care Units and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit which specialize in the transport of children and infants. Atlantic Ambulance also boasts two medevac helicopters. Atlantic Air One was introduced in 2006 and has since become a fixture in the skies of New Jersey, performing about 400 flights each year to Morristown Medical Center and other medical facilities. Atlantic Ambulance’s other medevac was introduced in April 2012, and serves Sussex and Passaic Counties.

About The Foundation for Morristown Medical Center The Foundation for Morristown Medical Center is a nonprofit public foundation whose mission is to inspire community philanthropy to advance exceptional health care for patients at Morristown Medical Center. Our objective is to use philanthropy to preserve and expand the hospital’s programs and services in direct patient care, clinical research, medical and public health, education, and preventative medicine.


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Visiting Health and Supportive Services offers Telehealth in the home

Hunterdon Regional Community Health’s Visiting Health and Supportive Services is now offering patients an innovative approach to providing better care through a home monitoring system called Telehealth. Last summer, after Ms. Peters had heart surgery and her daughter found the Telehealth program and thought the monitoring would be great for her mom. At 10:15 each morning, Grace Peters, 97 of Readington Township wakes up and logs on to her Telehealth monitoring tablet to have her vitals taken. She first takes her blood pressure, next she carefully checks her pulse and oxygen levels and then steps on a scale to get a record of her weight. Once the monitor logs in her vitals, it will be reviewed by a nurse at Visiting Health and Supportive Service. According to Cathleen Siessel, RN, BC, Director, Visiting Health and Supportive Services, “The Telehealth monitoring system gives patients and their loved ones the comfort that their health is being monitored by a registered nurse. It is ideal for patients with chronic illness, unstable conditions and with congestive heart failure. The mon-

itor has helped to reduce repeat hospitalizations and helps to instill a sense of confidence and control in patients who utilize the system.” To be monitored by Telehealth a patient must be able to, step on and off a scale, attach a blood pressure cuff, and push a button. Some patients are able to perform these tasks alone while others have a caregiver to assist them. The Telehealth system may ask the patient questions such as, “Are you experiencing more difficulty breathing today then a normal day?” or “Are your ankles more swollen today than a normal day?” These questions are tailored to each patient based on their diagnosis and clinical circumstance. Readings are then transmitted to a central station, which is monitored daily by a registered nurse. When a reading falls outside the patient’s specific parameters, an alert is generated. “Abnormal weight gain, serious fluctuations in blood pressure, heart rate or oxygen levels are warning signs of a problem, and a nurse will call the patient and arrange and alert the patient’s physician. The physician may then modify the patient’s treatment, as needed to prevent hospitalization,” explained Ms. Siessel.

In addition to the monitoring, patients receive education in managing their disease process, which includes diet information, medications and early warning signs to look for if they are experiencing a problem. Telehealth can be utilized to produce a patient’s clinical picture and

Visiting Health and Supportive Services works closely with the patient’s physician. A report can be sent to the Physician’s office prior to the Patient’s next visit for evaluation. Visiting Health and Supportive Services received funding support to launch the Telehealth program

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through a $15,000 grant from the Lowell Foundation and a $10,000 Community Health grant from CVS. For more information regarding Visiting Health and Supportive Service’s Telehealth program, contact 908-788-6138.


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LHS Health Network chosen for CMS Next Generation ACO Model Initiative sets stronger, more challenging measures while offering greater opportunity to improve care

LHS Health Network, a member of Trinity Health and the Trinity Health ACO, has been selected to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services's (CMS) new accountable care organization (ACO) model. It is called the Next Generation ACO (NGACO) Model. The model advances the Administration’s healthcare system goals and builds on experience from the Pioneer ACO Model and the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Through this new model, CMS will partner with LHS Health Network and its physician members (via the Trinity Health ACO) to assume higher levels of financial risk and reward. The initiative is expected to result in better health, better care, and lower costs, and to impact individuals as well as whole communities. The other organizations participating in the Trinity Health ACO include Affinia Health Network – Muskegon and Grand Rapids, MI; Health Collaborative of Central Ohio – Mount Carmel Health System – Columbus, OH; Loyola Physician Partners, ACO LLC – Loyola University Health System – Chicago, IL and Summit Medical Group – Berkeley, NJ. “At Lourdes and at Trinity, we are dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the communities we serve. Participation in initiatives like this allows us to achieve our mission,” said Alexander J. Hatala, President & CEO of Lourdes Health System and a member of the Network’s governing body. “It is truly an honor for LHS Health Network, and its fellow participants, to be chosen by CMS, especially given the highly selective nature of the process.”

“We are pleased to be recognized for our expertise in coordinating care for populations of patients as well as for the readiness of our providers to take the lead and innovate care delivery,” said Jennifer Schwartz, Executive Director, LHS Health Network. Through the NGACO Model, the Department of Health and Human Services’ is carrying out its goal to tie 30 percent of traditional (fee-for-service), Medicare payments to alternative payment models, such as ACOs, by the end of 2016. By the end of 2018, this threshold rises to 50 percent. The Medicare Shared Savings Program and Pioneer ACOs began in 2012. With the addition of, the Next Generation ACOs, Medicare ACOs have grown to over 450 nationwide, serving nearly 8.9 million beneficiaries. The results from the past 5 years have demonstrated that as ACOs gain more experience in these programs, their performance improves in providing better quality of care for beneficiaries, while producing savings for taxpayers. The 21 ACOs participating in the NGACO Model in 2016 have significant experience coordinating care for populations of patients through initiatives, including, but not limited to, the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer ACO Model. The NGACO Model participants represent a variety of provider organizations and geographic regions, and were selected by fulfilling specific eligibility criteria outlined in the Request for Applications found at the Next Generation ACO Model web page. These organizations were selected through an open and competi-

tive process from a large applicant pool that included many qualified organizations. For more information on the Next Generation ACO Model, please visit the Next Generation ACO Model web page at: https:// innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Next-Generation-ACO-Model/ or the Trinity Health ACO web page at http://www.trinityhealthaco.org. For more information about Trinity Health, please visit www.trinity-health.org. About LHS Health Network Initiated in 2013, the LHS Health Network is made up of primary care physicians and specialists located in Burlington, Camden,

Gloucester, and Mercer New Jersey counties. Affiliated with Lourdes Health System and St. Francis Medical Center (Trenton), the LHS Health Network is dedicated to partnering with private and governmental payers to achieve better health and outcomes at lower costs for its communities. The Network partners with Horizon, Aetna, AmeriHealth, and CMS in value-based programs aimed at achieving the highest quality results while reducing the overall cost of health care. With its physician partners, the LHS Health Network currently manages the health of over 60,000 individuals. For more information on the LHS Health Network visit http://www.lhsaco.com.

NATIONAL DOCTORS DAY—March 30, 2016

March 30th marks the annual observation of National Doctors Day. This day was established to recognize physicians, their work, and their contributions to society and the community. On National Doctors Day, we say “thank you” to our physicians for all that they do for us and for our loved ones. March 30, 1933 was the first observance of Doctors Day in Winder, Georgia. Dr. Charles B. Almond’s wife, Eudora Brown Almond, wanted to have a day to honor physicians. On this first day in 1933, greeting cards were mailed and flowers were placed on the graves of deceased doctors. The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors Day. The first ether anesthetic for surgery was administered by Crawford W. Long, M.D. on March 30, 1842, marking the date for Doctors Day. On that day, before Dr. Long operated to remove a tumor from a man’s neck, he administered ether anesthesia. Following surgery, the man would swear that he felt nothing during the surgery and was not aware of anything until he awoke. “On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives. In 1990, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctors Day. Following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed S.J. RES. #366 (which became Public Law 101-473) designating March 30, 1991 as “National Doctors Day.” ” (Wikipedia) Doctors perform vital diagnosis, treatment and care 365 days per year, this is the day to honor them.


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Holy Name Regional Cancer Center earns National Accreditation Approved by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons Among the Top 30% of all U.S. Cancer Programs

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted full accreditation to the Regional Cancer Center at Holy Name Medical Center. To earn CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patientcentered care. As a CoC-accredited cancer center, Holy Name Medical Center's Regional Cancer Center takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists. This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care. There are currently 1,500 CoC-accredited cancer programs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, representing only 30 percent of all hospitals. CoC-accredited facilities diagnose and/or treat more than 70 percent of all newly diagnosed cancer patients. The Regional Cancer Center at Holy Name Medical Center is also accredited by the American College of Radiology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology. These prestigious recognitions are awarded only to hospitals representing the highest standards in patient care and safety, and superior technical standards. “Holy Name's Regional Cancer Center is proud to be among the top cancer centers in the U.S., providing high quality care,” said Michael Maron, President and CEO, Holy Name Medical Center. “Patients not only get the best possible treatment, but they do so close to home and with easy access to a specialized staff that truly cares about the individual.” Holy Name's Regional Cancer Center has demonstrated quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care including prevention, early diagnosis, disease staging, treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease, and palliative care. When patients receive care at a CoC facility, like Holy Name's Regional Cancer Center, they also have access to information on

clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient centered services including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life. “At Holy Name, we form teams of board-certified cancer specialists that work in unison to address the individual needs of each patient,” said Raul Parra, MD, medical director of the Regional Cancer Center at Holy Name Medical Center. “That may include a surgeon, radiation oncologist, medical oncologist, nurse, nutritionist, physical therapist, social worker and others to not only treat the cancer but to support the patient as a whole.” CoC-accredited facilities must maintain a cancer registry and contribute data to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), a joint program of the CoC and American Cancer Society (ACS). This nationwide oncology outcomes database is the largest clinical disease registry in the world. Data on all types of cancer are tracked and analyzed through the NCDB and used to explore trends in cancer care. CoC-accredited cancer centers, in turn, have access to information derived from this type of data analysis, which is used to create national, regional, and state benchmark reports. These reports help CoC facilities with their quality improvement efforts. The Regional Cancer Center at Holy Name Medical Center offers leading-edge diagnosis, staging and treatment services that match urban-based medical centers while allowing patients to undergo treatment close to home. An outstanding team of board-certified specialists, including surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, nurse-practitioners, therapists and social workers cares for patients in an environment that promotes personalized service and ready access to multiple disciplines. As patients of a CoC-accredited cancer center, Holy Name's patients gain access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care close to home. To learn more, please visit HolyName.org/ RegionalCancerCenter


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Hunterdon Healthcare and Hawk Pointe breaks ground for new medical office building

Ground was broken recently by Developers Richard Cotton, Randall Welsh and President and CEO of Hunterdon Healthcare, Robert P. Wise, at the site of a new medical office building to be constructed in the village of Hawk Pointe on Rt. 31 North, Washington, New Jersey. “Our idea has always been to create a sustainable, environmentally friendly village that has what our community needs all in one area. We have our food source, Shop-Rite of Washington, Vision Credit Union for our financial needs, Hawk Pointe Golf Club and mixed retail for recreation and we now will add our health and wellness component which is this new building. We are proud to have Hunterdon Healthcare be part of this,” stated Richard Cotton. The building will be two floors, totaling 25,000 square feet. Hunterdon Healthcare will occupy the first floor, relocating Hunterdon Family Medicine from their Washington office and offer expanded services to include walk in appointments. In addition, Hunterdon Behavioral Health and Physical and Occupational Therapy will also move into the new building. Currently these offices are located in Washington Borough. “This has been a shared vision with Richard Cotton for almost 20 years. The Washington offices are outgrown and the residents of Warren County and the Hawk Pointe community will enjoy the expanded space and convenient location, stated Robert P. Wise, President and CEO, Hunterdon Healthcare. The new building plans to open in September 2016.

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Pictured center left to right: Robert P. Wise, President and CEO, Hunterdon Healthcare and Richard Cotton break ground for a new office building planned at Hawk Pointe in Washington. The building will be the new home for Hunterdon Family Medicine at Riverfield, Hunterdon Behavioral Health and Physical and Occupational Therapy. Pictured back row left to right: Brett Kolpan, M.D., Medical Director, Hunterdon Family Medicine at Riverfield, Gary Piscitelli, Administrative Director, Hunterdon Behavioral Health, Debbie Liska, Practice Manager, Hunterdon Family Medicine at Riverfield, Christine Bogard, Executive Director, Hunterdon Medical Management, Patricia Steingall, M.S, R.N., Vice President Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Ellen Gantner, Ph. D, Director, Hunterdon Behavioral Health Clinical Outpatient,Edward Smith, Warren County Freeholder, Erik Peterson, Assemblyman and Donna Manzo Dragon, Director, Physical and Occupational Therapy.

Trinitas Regional Medical Center makes statement in Red Joins the nation in 13th annual National Wear Red Day

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On Friday, February 5, the main campus of Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth shed light on life-changing and life-saving awareness of heart health with a red illumination of its main entrance. Trinitas was one of thousands of public buildings, landmarks and properties aglow with red in support of the Go Red initiative of the American Heart Association. The illuminations will continue throughout February. The American Heart Association has set aside the first Friday in February as National Wear Red Day to create a massive public awareness of women, heart disease and stroke. Trinitas encouraged its employees to Wear Red on National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 5 and urges them to do so on all Fridays throughout February. Wearing red and using the powerful color of red in outdoor displays are bold

statements that support the effort to help women live healthier, and prevent or survive heart disease and stroke.

About Trinitas Regional Medical Center 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: www.TrinitasRMC.org or call (908) 994-5138.


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RESOURCE DIRECTORY ARCHITECTURE

Bernstein & Associates, Architects Founded in 1990, Bernstein & Associates, Architects, specializes in the design and construction of hospital and healthcare facilities. Our focus: high-quality design, excellent service, and client satisfaction. We have worked for over 100 hospitals and another 200 private healthcare facilities, across the United States. Our project types have included all hospital and healthcare service groups, including: Adult Day Care, Alcoholism Treatment Facilities, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Assisted Living, Cancer Centers, Cardiac Cath, Cardiology, CCU/ICU, Clinics, Coronary Care, Dental, Dermatology, Dialysis Clinics, Doctors Offices, Drug Treatment Facilities, Elder Care, Employee and Student Health Support Services, Emergency Departments, Emergency Preparedness, Endoscopy, ENT, Expert Witness, Group Practices, Hospices, Hospitals, Infectious Disease, Information Systems, Intensive Care, JCAHO Survey, Joint Commission Survey, Laboratories, Master Plans, Medical Offices, Medical Equipment, Medical Libraries, Medical Records, Neurology, Nursing Homes, Ophthalmology/Eye Center, OB/Gyn, Orthopedic, Pain Care Facilities, Pathology, Patient Safety Consulting Services, Pediatric, Pharmacy, Physical Fitness and Sports, PT/OT, Primary Care Programs, Psychiatric, Radiology, Rehabilitation, Senior Citizen Facilities, Sleep Centers, Social Services, Statement of Conditions, Surgical Suites and Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Urgent Care Centers, and USP 797 Consulting Services. The firm's projects have won design awards from Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, and the Architectural Woodworking Institute, and have been published in Advance, Health Facilities Management, Medical Technology Today, Bio/Technology, Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, Design Solutions, Hospitality Design, Sound and Communication, Contract Design and Hospital Newspaper. Architectural Services include: programming, planning, design, construction documents, bidding and negotiation, and construction administration. The firm also offers sustainable or “green” healthcare design. The firm has a number of LEED-accredited professionals, has successfully completed numerous green healthcare projects, and has published articles on “Greening the Healthcare Environment”. Project Management (or Owner’s Representative Services) is offered as a stand-alone service through our affiliated project management company, Empire Projects, Inc. (www.empireprojects.com). Bernstein & Associates, Architects - PLLC 1201 Broadway - #803, New York, NY 10001 Contact: William N. Bernstein, AIA Managing Principal Tel: 609-309-7005 Fax: 609-309-7006 wb@bernarch.com

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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. www.bergenregional.com Tel. 201.967.4000

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LOURDES SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY

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 www.lshnj.com or call 609-835-3650.

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