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Barnabas Health and Jersey City Medical Center Sign Definitive AgreementMay 16, 2013 - The addition of Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) to Barnabas Health (BH) requires approvals from state and federal authorities. It is anticipated that this transaction will be completed by Fall 2013. In the interim, JCMC and BH will continue to serve their patients with high quality health care delivered with a patient-centered focus. Both entities will explore new avenues for sharing of programs and services.
Hospitals Now Providing Acute Care Surgery Model For Patients Needing Emergency General SurgeryApril 24, 2013 - It’s early in the morning and a loved one suddenly awakes with a sharp abdominal pain, accompanied by nausea and a low grade fever. Not wanting to take any chances, you rush her to the emergency room of a local hospital. Here, the ER physician may diagnose the condition, but if emergency surgery is required it may take several hours before a surgeon arrives at the hospital to perform it.
Jersey City Medical Center To Offer Workshops In Baby Massage And Nutrition To New ParentsApril 24, 2013 - For many new parents, there are more questions than answers when it comes to caring for their new bundle of joy.
New Laboratory Technology Enhances Patient Care At Jersey City Medical CenterApril 24, 2013 - Staff at Jersey City Medical Center today held a ribbon cutting for the new Cobas 600 Laboratory Analyzer, state-of-the-art laboratory technology. The new equipment will enable the medical center to further enhance its diagnosis and treatment of patients by allowing additional laboratory tests to be performed in-house, making results available within minutes, rather than sent to an outside laboratory.
Personal, Holistic Care Now Available For Women At Jersey City Medical CenterApril 24, 2013 - Board certified nurse midwifery services are now being offered through Jersey City Medical Center’s OB/Gyn faculty practice on its campus at the Medical Office Building (377 Grand Street, Jersey City) and at Hoboken Stop (2 Hudson Street).
Jersey City Medical Center Offering Free, Monthly Diabetes Education ProgramApril 1, 2013 - Jersey City Medical Center is continuing its free, monthly self management of diabetes educational and training program by hosting a class on safe use of diabetes medications on Thursday, April 4 (6:30 - 7:30 pm) on the hospital’s campus, located at 355 Grand Street in Jersey City. The presenter will be Dr. Michelle Centrella, a registered pharmacist at Jersey City Medical Center.
Harsh Winters Create Hardships for SeniorsJanuary 23, 2013 - Winter, which has come on strong in the last week, is tough on everyone. It puts the cold shoulder on our outside activities, chills our bones, and dampens on our spirits.
Hoboken Health Stop Re-Opens After Being Closed Due to Damage Caused by SandyJanuary 23, 2013 - Hoboken Health Stop, Jersey City Medical Center’s after hours walk-in care facility at 2 Hudson Street in Hoboken, will re-open on Monday, February 4. The center had been closed temporarily as a result of water damage caused by superstorm Sandy.
Jersey City Medical Center Introduces New Service for Injuries, Disorders of Hand and Upper ExtremitiesJanuary 16, 2013 - Jersey City Medical Center has opened a “Hand and Upper Extremity Service” for patients with pain and dysfunction ranging from arthritis, to common disorders like carpal tunnel syndrome, to injuries of the shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand. The service also deals with treating complex wounds with skin grafting and muscle transfer procedures.
Jersey City Medical Center Takes Precautions Against the Flu; Offers Tips to Avoid Getting the Flu and How to Deal with ItJanuary 11, 2013 - Jersey City Medical Center has taken added precautions to care for those affected by the flu epidemic.
Jersey City Medical Center’s ‘Dinner With The Doctor’ to Focus on Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, OsteoarthritisJanuary 2, 2013 - Jersey City Medical Center’s popular “Dinner with the Doctor” series returns in January with the focus on rheumatology, specifically the diagnosis and treatment of such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosis, and osteoarthritis.
Jersey City Medical Center to Hold Blood DriveDecember 17, 2012 - Jersey City Medical Center will hold an all-day blood drive tomorrow, December 18 (7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.) in the bloodmobile parked outside the hospital’s main entrance at 355 Grand Street in Jersey City.
Yoga for Pregnant Women Proving Popular at Jersey City Medical CenterDecember 4, 2012 - Several days a week in a room at Jersey City Medical Center, women in various stages of pregnancy can be seen going through the movements, breathing and meditation of yoga.
Jersey City Medical Center Announces Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes for 2013November 30, 2012 - Jersey City Medical Center will continue holding its prenatal breastfeeding classes in 2013. Classes will begin January 23 and take place on the fourth Wednesday of each month (with the exception of November and December).
Jersey City Medical Center Awarded an ‘A’ for Patient Safety by Hospital Safety ScoreNovember 28, 2012 - Jersey City Medical Center has received an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
Jersey City Medical Center Receives Achievement Award from American Heart AssociationNovember 12, 2012 - Jersey City Medical Center received the Get With The Guidelines®– Heart Failure Silver Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.
ER Patients Will Now Be Able To Make Online Appointments At Jersey City Medical CenterOctober 12, 2012 - Patients have long groused about interminable emergency room waits, as the waiting can sometimes seem more painful than the treatment itself.
CPR Classes Offered to Public by Jersey City Medical Center’s EMSOctober 3, 2012 - Jersey City Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Services will offer members of the community a chance to learn basic CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) at a cost of just $5.
Outlook Has Improved For Patients With Rheumatoid ArthritisOctober 3, 2012 - To a patient like Susan M. (who asked that her last name not be used), it all started with mild joint pain in her hands and feet, some swelling, and morning stiffness. She didn’t think much of it until the pain and stiffness increased. In fact, it wasn’t look before it never seemed to dissipate.
Libertyhealth ‘Urgent Care’ Center Expands Hours For Hoboken ResidentsOctober 3, 2012 - Hoboken Health Stop, the LibertyHealth owned and operated "urgent care" center located on the ground floor at 2 Hudson Place in Hoboken, has expanded its evening hours to support the needs of local people returning home from work.
Jersey City Medical Center, Liberty Science Center Unveil ‘Live From… Orthopedic’ Surgery Program For StudentsOctober 3, 2012 - Through the new Live From…™ Orthopedic program, students will experience what it’s like to be in the operating room with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Erica Rowe Urquhart as she performs knee and hip surgeries thanks to a new partnership between Jersey City Medical Center and Liberty Science Center.
Jersey City Medical Center's EMS Receives County Contract For 9-1-1 Medical CallsOctober 3, 2012 - The Hudson County Board of Freeholders has awarded Jersey City Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) the contract for 9-1-1 medical call screening for Hudson County.
Jersey City Medical Center's Emergency Department Adds Innovative ‘Green’ TouchOctober 3, 2012 - Members of a hospital’s clinical staff routinely collect human waste for diagnostic purposes, such as identifying infections. Cross contamination and exposure to staff are among the concerns those involved in patient care share.
Jersey City Medical Center's EMS Director Receives Elite CertificationOctober 3, 2012 - Steven Cohen, Assistant Director of Jersey City Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Service, has been awarded the professional designation of Chief EMS Officer, as conferred by the Commission on Professional Credentialing. Cohen, who has worked at Jersey City Medical Center for 15 years, is one of only 88 EMS leaders nationwide to receive this prestigious designation.
Jersey City Medical Center Named Top Regional Hospital By U.S. News & World ReportOctober 3, 2012 - For the first time in the 23 years the listing has been published, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Jersey City Medical Center among the top regional hospitals in its annual ranking of America’s best hospitals.
Jersey City Medical Center Doctors Save Pregnant Woman Suffering From Pulmonary EmbolismOctober 3, 2012 - Catherine Rodriguez, 27 weeks pregnant, suddenly started feeling chest pains and experiencing a shortage of breath and difficulty breathing. She was rushed by her family to Hoboken University Medical Center, where doctors performed a cat scan that revealed a clot in her lung, and was immediately transferred to the Intensive Care Unit at Jersey City Medical Center. Here, an echocardiogram revealed that the 29-year-old Hoboken woman was in imminent danger of dying from a pulmonary embolism.
JCMC To Reopen Former Greenville Hospital As Outpatient Service CenterOctober 3, 2012 - Jersey City Medical Center announced today it will re-open the former Greenville Hospital in Jersey City as an outpatient service center.
Jersey City Medical Center Auxiliary To Hold FundraiserSeptember 28, 2012 - The Jersey City Medical Center Auxiliary will host a fundraiser on Friday, September 28, from 6:00-9:00 pm at 355 Grand Street in Jersey City.
Jersey City Medical Center Announces Prenatal Child Birth Education ClassesJune 15, 2012 - Jersey City Medical Center will hold prenatal child birth education and breastfeeding classes starting in July, continuing through the end of the year. The hospital will also begin tours of the maternity unit on the first Saturday of every month at 4:00 p.m. and each Saturday during the rest of month at 12:00 p.m. A breastfeeding support group will be held monthly, beginning August 6 at 11:00 a.m.
Jersey City Medical Center Gets Top Hospital RatingJune 6, 2012 - Jersey City Medical Center has received an “A” Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit group. It was the only hospital in Hudson County to receive an "A" rating.
Free CPR Classes Offered To Public By Jersey City Medical Center's EMSMay 24, 2012 - To celebrate EMS week (May 20 - May 26), Jersey City Medical Center's Emergency Medical Services will offer members of the community a chance to learn basic CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) at no cost.
Jersey City Medical Center Named Gold Fit-Friendly Company By AHAMay 24, 2012 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has selected Jersey City Medical Center as a "Gold Fit-Friendly" company. The award is given to employers who create a corporate culture of health and wellness that improves the health of its employees, thereby reducing the financial burden brought on by a lifestyle of inactivity and poor nutrition.
Jersey City Medical Center Receives Stroke Award From American Heart AssociationMay 24, 2012 - Jersey City Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.
Jersey City Medical Center To Host Presentation on Brain InjuriesMay 24, 2012 - Dr. Arno Fried, chief of neurosurgery at Jersey City Medical Center, will present to the public “Brain Injury Basics” on Tuesday, May 15th (6 – 7:30 p.m.) in the hospital cafeteria. He will provide an overview of brain injury, including definitions and the rate of incidence; and deliver information on the effects of brain injury on families, common consequences of brain injuries in terms of their cognitive, physical and emotional impact, strategies and tips for caregivers, and available resources.
Jersey City Medical Center's Next 'Dinner With The Doctor' to Focus on Chronic Sinusitis And New Treatment For ItMay 24, 2012 - Chronic sinusitis, one of the most prevalent chronic illnesses in the U.S., affecting people of all ages, will be the focus of Jersey City Medical Center's next "Dinner with the Doctor" event.
The Harlem Globetrotters Visit the Jersey City Medical CenterMarch 6, 2012 - The world renowned Harlem Globetrotters visited the Jersey City Medical Center. They showcased some of their legendary basketball skills and tricks in the lobby, in pediatrics and for the children at the Medical Centers outpatients centers. Ahmed Sadik, a three year old from Bayonne, NJ smiles from his hospital bed as he is experiences the Globetrotters magic first hand and some bedside fancy ball handling on the road to recovery. Harlem Globetrotters Firefly Fisher and Jet Williams are with Ahmed
Opening Of New Cardiac EP Lab In Hudson County Allows Doctors To Cure Abnormal Heart RhythmsMarch 6, 2012 - Jacqueline Lewis, a third grade schoolteacher in Bayonne, looks and normally feels years younger than her age. But when the 52-year-old Jersey City woman started to feel her heart racing several months ago, she knew something was wrong.
Jersey City Medical Centers' Safe Patient Handling Program Is Intended To Protect Patients And StaffMarch 6, 2012 - Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) have become endemic to hospital workers and cost millions of dollars.
Jersey City Medical Center Receives Consumer Choice AwardMarch 6, 2012 - Jersey City Medical Center has been named as a recipient of the National Research Corporation's (NRC) Consumer Choice Award.
Jersey City Medical Center One Of 10 U.S. Hospitals Accredited As Ceo Cancer Gold StandardMarch 6, 2012 - The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has accredited Jersey City Medical Center as CEO Cancer Gold Standard, making the hospital one of just 10 hospitals and health care systems throughout the United States to be honored for its efforts in reducing the risk of cancer for employees and their families through healthy lifestyle choices, by encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and in ensuring access to quality treatment.
JCMC, Pole Position Raceway Join Forces To Jump Start Your Heart' On Valentine's DayMarch 6, 2012 - To mark American Heart Month and to celebrate Valentine's Day, Jersey City Medical Center and Pole Position Raceway will be joining forces on Tuesday, February 14th to "Jump Start Your Heart" at the indoor karting facility at 99 Caven Point Road in Jersey City.
Jersey City Medical Center's Next 'Dinner With The Doctor' To Be Held In HobokenFebruary 15, 2012 - Early diagnosis of heart disease and the latest advancements in its treatment will be the focus of Jersey City Medical Center's next "Dinner with the Doctor," the first to be held in Hoboken.
Joseph Scott, FACHE, President and CEO of Jersey City Medical Center Joins the March of Dimes to Improve Health of Hudson County BabiesFebruary 1, 2012 - More than 700 of Hudson Counties babies will be born premature this year. Joseph Scott, the President and CEO of Jersey City Medical Center, is working with the March of Dimes to change this.
Latest Advances In Treatment Of Cardiac Disease Is Subject Of Next 'Dinner With The Doctor'January 1, 2012 - The latest advances in the treatment of cardiac disease will be the focus of the next "Dinner with the Doctor," the monthly event offered free to the public by Jersey City Medical Center.
Jersey City Medical Center To Offer Free Patient Seminar On Weight Loss Surgery OptionsDecember 1, 2011 - Have you tried to lose weight, but nothing seems to work? If so, it may be time to talk to weight loss specialists at Jersey City Medical Center. Free "Introduction to Weight Loss Surgery" workshops will be held at the hospital (355 Grand Street, Jersey City) on Wednesday, December 7 and Wednesday, January 4 (beginning at 6:30 p.m.).
Jersey City Medical Center To Host An Early 'Great American Smokeout'November 1, 2011 - Jersey City Medical Center will get a jump on the rest of the country by holding its own Great American Smokeout for the community, area schools and employees and their families on Wednesday, November 16th (4 - 7 p.m.), 355 Grand Street.
Jersey City Medical Center Named a ‘Best Place to Work’October 31, 2011 - Jersey City Medical Center has been named to Modern Healthcare’s 2011 list of 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The hospital is one of just three organizations in New Jersey to be recognized by the magazine as an outstanding employer in the healthcare industry on a national level.
Jersey City Medical Center Opens Evidence-Based Smoking Cessation ProgramOctober 31, 2011 - Jersey City Medical Center has officially opened its “I Quit Smoking” clinic, a comprehensive smoking cessation program that has had enormous success throughout the country in getting smokers to stop. The one-to-one customized program is located on the second floor of the hospital (at 355 Grand Street in Jersey City).
Jersey City Medical Center To Hold Alumni ReunionOctober 31, 2011 - Jersey City Medical Center is inviting those doctors who ever trained or practiced at the hospital to its first ever alumni reunion. The event is scheduled for the weekend of October 21 – 24, with doctors invited to connect with their colleagues, attend an awards dinner, take an accredited class and play golf on an exclusive golf course.
NICU at Jersey City Medical Center to Hold Annual Halloween Party for ‘ALUMNI’October 31, 2011 - “Alumni” of the Marie Guarini Mangin Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Jersey City Medical Center will once again reunite with medical staffers who cared for them at the annual Halloween party in the hospital on Monday, October 31st from 2 – 4 PM (on the 4th floor at 355 Grand Street).
Ostomy Patients Invited To Conference At Jersey City Medical CenterOctober 31, 2011 - A “Colostomy Confab,” a half-day conference for those who have who have undergone a bowel or bladder ostomy – including a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy – will be held Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 9 a.m. – noon at Jersey City Medical Center, 355 Grand Street in Jersey City.
NJ Family Care Informational and Enrollment Fair for the Uninsured Scheduled for Jersey City Medical CenterOctober 13, 2011 - Jersey City Medical Center is hosting an informational and enrollment fair for uninsured children and their families on Monday, October 17 – Friday, October 21 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) in its lobby (355 Grand Street, Jersey City).
Ongoing Support Program For Heart Patients, Caregivers Now Available At Jersey City Medical CenterOctober 13, 2011 - Jersey City Medical Center is hosting a series of monthly meetings that are intended to provide support for cardiac patients and their caregivers.The hospital’s Heart Patients Support Network will provide patients and their families with the opportunity to exchange information and ideas for coping, share tips for healthy and productive post-operative living, and offer invaluable mutual moral support.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!October 5, 2011 - Jersey City Medical Center has an excellent Women’s Health Center. We are proud of the Cristie Kerr Women’s Health Center and its state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment. We acknowledge our excellent and experienced staff.
Jersey City Medical Center To Hold Annual Community Meeting On October 6October 1, 2011 - Jersey City Medical Center will host its annual meeting for the community on Thursday, October 6th (6:30 – 7:30 p.m.) in its first floor cafeteria at 355 Grand Street in Jersey City.
With New Recommendations, Jersey City Medical Center Urges Parents and Caregivers to Get Their Car Seats InspectedSeptember 22, 2011 - Parents and caregivers are encouraged to have their children’s car seats checked on National Seat Check Saturday, this coming Saturday, September 24 (10 am – 2 pm) at Target, 100 14th Street in Jersey City.
Moblie Health Screening Unit To Be UnveiledSeptember 22, 2011 - Jersey City Medical Center will unveil Hudson County’s first Mobile Health Screening Unit. The unit will go into underserved areas throughout Hudson County to provide health and wellness screenings, dispense care and offer education.
Jersey City Medical Center Holds Grand Opening For New Comprehensive Smoking Cessation ProgramSeptember 22, 2011 - Jersey City Medical Center recently held a ribbon cutting for its new “I Quit Smoking” program, a comprehensive smoking cessation program that has had enormous success throughout the country in getting smokers to stop.
Jersey City Medical Center Adds Infertility ServicesSeptember 22, 2011 - East Coast Infertility & IVF, one of the leading reproductive centers in the state, has opened an office on the Jersey City Medical Center campus (at 377 Jersey Avenue, Suite 220). East Coast, which was established by Dr. Miguel Damien in 1989, has in-vitro fertilization rates that are among the highest in the state and above the national average.
Doctors At Jersey City Eyecare Center Treat Deavastating Eye ConditionSeptember 22, 2011 - Eye surgeons at the Liberty Eyecare Center in Jersey City used to perform less than a half dozen eye surgeries a year on patients suffering from a particularly aggressive and potentially blinding disease called neovascular glaucoma. Now, they routinely do eight surgeries per month.
Jersey City Medical Center Recognizes Employees For Best ‘AHA MOMENT’ EssaysJune 10, 2011 - What was the moment in time that convinced someone who makes his or her career in health care that it was the right decision after all?
Jersey City Medical Center To Partner With Big Brothers, Grove Street Bike As Part Of Unique Team Building ExerciseJune 10, 2011 - Doctors and nurses at Jersey City Medical Center, who are used to spending their time fixing patients, will be working on something they are less accustomed to putting together – bicycles.
Low Income Doula Program Is Making a Difference To Mothers In Hudson CountyJune 10, 2011 - Like silk pajamas and bubble baths, doulas have long been viewed as a luxury for pregnant women who can afford the $1,500 or so it costs for the physical and emotional support these birthing experts provide.
Jersey City Medical Center Announces Partnership With Hoboken High School Emergency Response TeamJune 10, 2011 - Jersey City Medical Center will announce its new partnership with the Hoboken High School Emergency Response Team at a press conference at the hospital on Wednesday (at 11 a.m.).
Mary John Manamkerry Named Daisy Award Winner At Jersey City Medical CenterJune 10, 2011 - Mary John Manamkerry, a pediatric nurse for over 20 years at Jersey City Medical Center, has been named as the hospital’s latest recipient of The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
Stroke Prevention Is Topic Of Next ‘DINNER WITH THE DOCTOR’ At Jersey City Medical Center, Chandelier In BayonneJune 10, 2011 - In recognition of National Stroke Prevention Month, Jersey City Medical Center’s “Dinner with the Doctor” event this month will focus on recognizing the signs and symptoms of a stroke, stroke prevention methods, reducing risk factors for stroke, and treatment options.
Liberty Ambulatory Surgery Center To Open June 1 On Jersey City Medical Center CampJune 1, 2011 - The grand opening of the new 8,800-square foot Liberty Ambulatory Surgery Center will be held June 1 on the Jersey City Medical Center campus (377 Jersey Avenue, 5th floor).
Grill Safely This Summer SeasonMay 26, 2011 - Before firing up the grill this Holiday weekend, Community Affairs Commissioner Lori Grifa and Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary O'Dowd recommend that residents review tips for safe grilling and food handling to avoid illness and injury this summer.
Ostomy Alliance of Jersey City to be Held at HospitalMay 18, 2011 - The Ostomy Alliance of Jersey City (OAJC) will offer free assistance, guidance and support for those who have undergone a bowel or bladder ostomy (including a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy) every month at Jersey City Medical Center, 355 Grand Street in Jersey City.
Scholastic Sports Injuries, Prevention To Be Focus Of Next ‘Dinner With The Doctor’ EventApril 14, 2011 - Sports safety awareness is an increasingly important topic to parents of children who participate in sports, as well as to school nurses, teachers and coaches.
Open Heart Surgery, Once A Highly Risky Procedure, Has Become Routine At Jersey City Medical CenterApril 14, 2011 - In November 2009, Dr. William Tansey, a Berkeley Heights cardiologist, suffered an acute, near-fatal aortic dissection, a tear in the body’s largest artery, and was rushed by ambulance to Jersey City.
One Hospital’s Looks To Improve Breastfeeding RatesApril 14, 2011 - When it comes to convincing new mothers to breastfeed, April Major, an RN and Breast Feeding Coordinator at Jersey City Medical Center, knows she’s fighting an uphill battle.
Jersey City Medical Center to Host Heart Healthy Kids SeriesApril 11, 2011 - Jersey City Medical Center is hosting Heart Health Kids Series: Getting Our Exercise On! in collaboration with the American Heart Association and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union counties. Included will be such activities as Zumba, air boxing and strength training.
Jersey City Medical Center Is Again Named State’s Best Hospital By Inside New Jersey, Castle ConnollyApril 8, 2011 - For an unprecedented second consecutive year, Jersey City Medical Center was recently named as New Jersey’s best hospital in its size category by licensed physicians throughout the state.
Stroke Center At Jersey City Medical Center Receives Achievement Award From American Stroke AssociationApril 6, 2011 - The Stroke Center at Jersey City Medical Center has received the American Stroke Association’s “Get with the Guidelines – Stroke” Bronze Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
Jersey City Medical Center Hosts Monthly Bereavement Support GroupApril 3, 2011 - Jersey City Medical Center is hosting a bereavement support program for those individuals coping with the loss of a loved one. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month (at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm) in conference room 5 at the hospital (355 Grand Street, Jersey City).
April Is Occupational Therapy MonthApril 1, 2011 - David Stellmach, an occupational therapist in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at Jersey City Medical Center, is used to the quizzical looks on the faces of patients when he first visits them. "They can't quit get their arms around what occupational therapy," he said.
Jersey City Medical Center Honors Its Doctors After Being Named State’s Top HospitalMarch 30, 2011 - Jersey City Medical Center is honoring its physicians on “Doctors’ Day” after a year that was capped by its being named New Jersey’s top hospital of its size for an unprecedented second year by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd and Inside New Jersey.
Chronic Kidney Disease To Be Discussed At Next ‘Dinner With The Doctor’March 15, 2011 - Chronic kidney disease (CKD), which affects an estimated one in every eight Americans, will be the focus of Jersey City Medical Center’s next Dinner with the Doctor on Wednesday, March 23rd (beginning at 6:30 p.m.). The event is free to the public.
Madeline Fiadini Lore Foundation For Cancer Prevention To Partner With Jersey City Medical CenterMarch 5, 2011 - To drive home the point that early screening for colon and rectal cancer can save lives, Jersey City Medical Center is teaming up with the Madeline Fiadini LoRe (MFL) Foundation for Cancer Prevention to offer free colonoscopies for uninsured patients throughout the month of March, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Health Information Fair To Be Held At Jersey City Medical Center In Recognition Of Colorectal Cancer Awareness MonthMarch 1, 2011 - Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) is the second leading cancer killer among men and women in the U.S. (after lung cancer). More than 140,000 new cases of colon and rectal cancer were diagnosed in 2010 and more than 50,000 deaths were attributed to these cancers, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Changes In Spine Surgery Mean Less Invasive Procedures, Quicker Recoveries, Less Pain And Down TimeFebruary 4, 2011 - For the 36-year-old banker, an active golfer who had been sidelined by terrible back and leg pain, the herniated discs responsible for the problem were removed through tubes inserted in two centimeter-sized incisions, each about the size of a dime. Five days after the two-hour procedure, he was well enough to attend the U.S. Open tennis championships.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Means Greater Comfort And Precision For Patients At Cristie Kerr Women's Health CenterFebruary 4, 2011 - Women requiring biopsies to determine suspicious findings from their mammograms are now reaping the benefits of state-of-the-art technology that is being used at the Cristie Kerr Women’s Health Center on the campus of Jersey City Medical Center.
JCMC, Pole Position Raceway Join Forces To 'Jump Start Your Heart' On Valentine's DayFebruary 4, 2011 - To celebrate Valentine’s Day on Monday, February 14th, Jersey City Medical Center and Pole Position Raceway are joining forces to “Jump Start Your Heart” at the indoor karting site at 99 Caven Point Road in Jersey City.
Estimated That Over 20 Percent Of Emergency Patients At Jersey City Medical Center Are 'Fast Tracked'December 1, 2010 - The emergency department at Jersey City Medical Center, the busiest in Hudson County, is on pace in 2010 to see 82,000 patients by the end of the year – including those patients treated at the hospital’s separate pediatric and psychiatric emergency departments – an increase of about 5% over the previous year.
Epilepsy Seminar To Be Held At Jersey City Medical CenterDecember 1, 2010 - A seminar on epilepsy – a disease that affects some 2.5 million Americans, ranging from young children to seniors – will be held Saturday, January 29 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Jersey City Medical Center (355 Grand Street in Jersey City).
Jersey City Medical Center To Offer Free Patient Seminar On Weight Loss Surgery OptionsDecember 1, 2010 - For those who have made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight in 2011, Jersey City Medical Center will be hosting a free community educational seminar “Introduction to Weight Loss Surgery” on Wednesday, January 5th (6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.), at 355 Grand Street, Jersey City.
Changes In Spine Surgery Mean Less Invasive Procedures, Quicker Recoveries, Less Pain And Down TimeNovember 16, 2010 - For the 36-year-old banker, an active golfer who had been sidelined by terrible back and leg pain, the herniated discs responsible for the problem were removed through tubes inserted in two centimeter-sized incisions, each about the size of a dime. Five days after the two-hour procedure, he was well enough to attend the U.S. Open tennis championships.
Subject Of Next ‘Dinner With The Doctor’: Is It A Headache Or Something Else?November 16, 2010 - According to the National Headache Foundation, over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, recurring headaches, interfering with their personal and professional lives.
Room Service Comes To Jersey City Medical CenterNovember 16, 2010 - Five types of omelets. Deli specialties like fresh mozzarella, sundried tomatoes and pesto on a baguette. Daily specials ranging from Oven Crispy Crab Cake, to Herb Grilled Pork Chops, to Chicken Parmigiana.
Jersey City Medical Center To Honor Its Operating Room Nurses, November 8-15November 8, 2010 - Jersey City Medical Center will honor its operating room nurses during the week of November 8 as part of the nationally recognized Perioperative Nurses Week. The theme is Reaching the Peak of Perioperative Practice: Safety, Quality, Collaboration.
Jadira Amill Named Hospital's First Daisy Award WinnerNovember 3, 2010 - Jadira Amill, a psychiatric nurse for the last eight years, has been named as Jersey City Medical Center’s first recipient of The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
Breast Cancer Detection, Prevention, Treatment To Be Subject Of Next ‘Dinner With The Doctor’October 20, 2010 - In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this month’s Dinner with the Doctor” series at Jersey City Medical Center will focus on the early detection, prevention and treatment options of breast cancer.
‘No Incision’ Surgery For Gallbladder, Hernia Is Topic Of Next ‘Dinner With The Doctor’October 20, 2010 - The “no incision” laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder removal, as well for hernias, appendix removal (when the appendix is not ruptured), and certain urologic and gynecologic procedures, will be the topic of the next “Dinner with the Doctor” event at Jersey City Medical Center.
Jersey Center Medical Center To Open New Balance CenterOctober 20, 2010 - The Balance Center at Jersey City Medical Center, scheduled to open later this month, will provide state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and treatment to patients with a range of different medical conditions that cause balance problems.
Jersey City Medical Center To Hold Kidney Health ScreeningOctober 20, 2010 - Do you or a family member have diabetes or high blood pressure? Does your family have a history of kidney disease?
Jersey City Medical Center To Host Community MeetingOctober 20, 2010 - Jersey City Medical Center will host its annual meeting for the community on Monday, November 8th (6:30 – 7:30 p.m.) in its first floor cafeteria at 355 Grand Street in Jersey City.
Jersey City Medical Center’s EMS Educational Program Is First In State to Receive CertificationOctober 20, 2010 - Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at Jersey City Medical Center has become the first EMS educational program in New Jersey to be accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The certification was granted for its EMT-Paramedic Program that is offered in collaboration with Hudson County Community College.
Jersey City Medical Center’s EMS Recognized For Dispatch Center’s ExcellenceOctober 20, 2010 - The Jersey City Medical Center EMS Department has been recognized as an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) by the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch (NAED).
Parents are Encouraged to Get Child Safety Seats Inspected On September 25th, ‘Seat Check Saturday’, at Target in Jersey CityOctober 20, 2010 - Are your maximizing the safety of the young children riding in your car?
Violence Prevention Activities Held at Jersey City Medical CenterOctober 20, 2010 - Much of the staff at Jersey City Medical Center has completed training in violence prevention, which includes classroom and hands-on training in gang awareness, de-escalation strategies and techniques, and violence prevention tactics.
Cristie Kerr Women’s Health Center Holds Ribbon CuttingSeptember 15, 2010 - A ribbon cutting for the new Cristie Kerr Women’s Health Center, named for the world’s #1 ranked women’s golfer in 2010, was held today with city and county officials in attendance.
Jersey City Medical Center and the Hoboken Police Department to Hold Bicycle Safety Program in Hoboken, Saturday, June 19July 26, 2010 - To promote children’s bicycle safety, Jersey City Medical Center and the Hoboken Police Department will hold a kids’ bike rodeo, bicycle registration and helmet fitting in Hoboken, Saturday June 19 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) at the city’s 310 Jackson Street parking lot.
Jersey City Medical Center Attracts New DoctorsJuly 26, 2010 - Jersey City Medical Center has placed a priority on attracting private doctors to the hospital. Since the start of 2009, this has resulted in more than 70 physicians from the city of Bayonne alone.
Jersey City Medical Center EMS Moves Into New BuildingJuly 26, 2010 - The Emergency Medical Service (EMS) at Jersey City Medical Center has long viewed itself as a first-class operation. Several weeks ago, this notion was further substantiated when it won the prestigious NJBiz Healthcare Heroes Award.
Jersey City Medical Center Signs Agreement To Implement Isabel’s Diagnosis ChecklistJuly 26, 2010 - The Jersey City Medical Center has implemented an innovative web-based diagnosis decision support checklist tool from Isabel Healthcare to help physicians solve difficult patient diagnoses.
Local Man Saved Through Use Of Therapeutic HypothermiaJuly 26, 2010 - Lorenzo Rivera Jr. considers it a miracle that his 64-year-old father, Lorenzo Sr., is resting comfortably this week on the fifth floor critical care unit at Jersey City Medical Center. Just a week ago, he thought his family would be planning his dad’s funeral.
Jersey City Medical Center EMS Named Healthcare ‘Innovation Hero’ At NJBiz AwardsJuly 26, 2010 - Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at Jersey City Medical Center has been named the statewide winner of NJBiz’s Healthcare Heroes awards program in the category of “Innovation Hero.”
Cristie Kerr Women’s Health Center, Radiology Center Opens At Jersey City Medical CenterJuly 26, 2010 - Both the Cristie Kerr Women’s Health Center and the new Radiology Center have opened their doors on the Jersey City Medical Center campus (377 Jersey Avenue at Grand, Skinner Memorial Drive in Jersey City).
Comprehensive Spine Institute Of New Jersey To Be Opened By LibertyhealthJuly 26, 2010 - The Comprehensive Spine Institute of New Jersey, a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of back and neck pain and loss of function, has opened on the Jersey City Medical Center campus.
Jersey City Medical Center Welcomes The Start Of Summer By Becoming A Smoke Free CampusJuly 26, 2010 - Jersey City Medical Center officially became a “smoke free,” 100% tobacco free campus with the start of summer.
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