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On a cold day, Cassidy Knight and Doris Khouri of Girl Scout Troop 40551 brought some of the cards their troop made for our patients. Thanks so much.
It's cold and dark out, but there's the light of life in three lives who were saved thanks to a heroic organ donor. Organ donors are heroes whose generosity is never forgotten. The Sharing Network flag flies at RWJ Rahway in honor of that donor.
Thinking of others and making them smile. That's what Cranford Girl Scouts do. The girls, under the direction of Lauren Ramsay and Lisa Durant, made funny, pretty, adorable cards to give to our patients. Thank you to the leaders and the girls.
Changing your lifestyle and diet can be difficult, but at RWJ Rahway, we are here to make it an easy transition for you. Diane Weeks, our registered dietitian, will be sharing heart healthy recipes that will work as everyday meals too! This free class will be held on February 16 at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains at 7 p.m. To register, please call 732.499.6193.
Congratulations to Star Award winner 2E Nurse Eugene Glukhovskiy for the great care he gives his patients. One of his patients wrote this about him: "He just gave me great care. Extra great care. He was always ahead of the game." Congratulations.
Congratulations to Emergency Department Manager Eric Kleinert, RN for receiving a Star award for his steady and compassionate leadership. A staff member wrote that Mr. Kleinert is kind, caring and a real team player, always going above and beyond for both patients and staff. Congratulations.
Congratulatons to Pharmacy's Lori Gonzalez who will receive the Union County Human Relations Commission's 2016 Unity Award. The award celebrates programs and services that foster human rights, eradicate prejudice, and promote diversity. She receives the prestigious countywide award on May 9th. Ms. Gonzalez is the founder of the Union County Spectrum All Stars, which provides recreational programs for children with Autism.
Women are used to working through anything, but not a heart attack. Heart attack symptoms for women can be different. Know the signs, call 911.
You may not have control over what your child eats all the time, but you do have control of the food in the pantry. On February 18, Lauren Bernstein will be discussing what foods should be incorporated in your household diet along with what makes a balanced meal. This free class will be held at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains. To register, call 732.499.6193.
80% of women's cardiac events could be prevented if we took the time to educate and make lifestyle changes. On National Wear Red Day, take the time to bring awareness to this deadly disease and educate yourself on the signs and systems of heart disease. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/heart.org
Our free cooking programs at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Centers are not only popular, but they change lives.
Our guests learn a ton about healthier eating from a reliable source, a Registered Dietitian.
"I eat better foods now," wrote one of our regular guests. "I've lost weight and I feel better. Such good education. Thank you."
Diane Weeks' next cooking program is February 16 -- Heart Healthy Meals. Call 732.499.6193 to register. Recipes and samples provided.
Our Fibromyalgia and Cancer support groups meet February 4th, the first Thursday of the month. The fibro group meets at 5:30 pm and the Cancer group meets at 7 pm. Our February calendar had the wrong date. Sorry for the confusion.
Star Award winner Social Worker Carol Teufel, third from right, is celebrated by her team on 3E for her great teamwork, focus and compassionate care in helping our patients. Great work, Carol. Thank you.
It's not very often you get the opportunity to sit down with a cardiologist and ask questions. Join us on February 17 at 6 p.m. to sit down with Dr. Paul Schackman and ask questions about medication, heart prodecures and much more. This free class will be held at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains. To register, call 732.499.6193.
Stir fries don't have to be difficult or unhealthy. Join us as Diane Weeks demonstrates how to make a light and satisfying stir fry! This free class will take place at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center on February 2 at 7 p.m. To secure your spot, call 732.499.6193.
Do you find yourself struggling to fall asleep, and then once you fall asleep, you toss and turn? You may benefit from a sleep study at RWJ Rahway's SleepCare Center. To learn more, visit http://bit.ly/1reBZls
Star award winner Therapist Faye Lafond (third from left) gets congratulations for her attentive care.
A hip surgery patient wrote this of her: "Patient, kind and helpful are just some of the words that describe my PT Faye.
"When I arrived I was unable to lift my leg due to fear and sheer panic. Her patience and attention has helped me walk better and feel better."
When it comes to patient care, everything matters.
MRI tech John Ferrer put this in practice when he helped calm a claustrophobic patient receiving an MRI.
Ferrer explained what was happening and even played some of the patient's favorite music to distract her.
"He's caring, attentive and has a great relationship with his patients. He takes extra steps to ensure patients are comfortable throughout the testing period."
Ferrer, second left, was honored with a Star Award.
Packed with fiber, Vitamin C and potassium, blueberries are a great addition to your diet.
3C Nurse Jeff Balmaceda is congratulated by Director of Nursing Ann Marie Shears for winning a Star award. Mr. Balmaceda was recognized for his careful attention to a patient's medication list. That patient called Mr. Balmaceda "a great nurse."
Cancer support group meets first Thursday of each month. Next meeting is February 4 at 7 pm at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center, Scotch Plains. Newly diagnosed are welcome, as are family members. Professionally run group offers resources, information and a place to share.
It's important to think fast when you notice these changes in a person. You may save their life. http://www.rwjuhr.com/neuroStroke.htm
Do you have knee or shoulder problems? Tonight at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center orthopedist Howard Pecker will explain what may be behind your pain and how to get relief. To sign up for this free event at 6:30 p.m., call 732.499.6193.
With multiple pots and added clean up, sometimes cooking can be a struggle. Diane Weeks will show you how to cook a delicious meal in one pot, and she'll make sure it's loaded with vegetables, too!
Join us on January 19 at 7 p.m. at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains. To sign up for this free class, call 732.499.6193.
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