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Have a fun, but safe, Memorial Day!
Don't forget to pack sunscreen and SPF 30 lip balm if you're headed to the shore this weekend! Protect your skin and lips by reapplying every two hours.
Start summer on a healthy note. Instead of making macaroni and potato salads this weekend, try grilling veggies instead.
Show your appreciation for EMS workers by thanking them for keeping people safe during urgent situations.
Bike riding is low-impact exercise that is great for everyone, especially people with arthritis. Grab your bike and enjoy the outdoors.
Who doesn't have foot problems? Bunions, tired aching feet, old nagging injuries. Here's the chance to talk to Podiatrist Jason Galante about commont foot problems and, better yet, how to treat them. Program is May 26 at 7 pm at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center. Program is free. The advice is priceless.
Congratulations to the faculty, staff and graduating class of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, which held its Convocation Ceremony on Monday, May 16 at the State Theatre in New Brunswick.
Pictured are (L-R): Stephen K. Jones, FACHE, Chief Academic Officer, RWJBarnabas Health; Amy Mansue, President, Southern Region, RWJBarnabas Health; Dr. Brian Strom, Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences; Dr. Sherine Gabriel, Dean, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Michael Antoniades, President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
Have you struggled with your weight and are unsure of the next steps? Dr. Nihalani will discussing what it means to be candidate and the different surgical options available.
This free event will be held on May 19 at 6 p.m. at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains. Call 732.499.6193 to reserve your spot. Reservations are required.
With May being National Blood Pressure Month, there's no better time than now to learn about foods that combat hypertension. Join Diane Weeks on May 24 at 7 p.m. for the Foods to Fight Hypertension cooking demo. This free event will be held at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains. Call 732.499.6193 to reserve your spot.
During Hospital Week we celebrate service: service to patients, to families, and to the hospital community. Celebrating those who've served 5,10 and 15 years at RWJ Rahway. Many at the reception asked the same thing: "Where'd the time go?"
During Hospital Week, we honor employees of longstanding and thank them for all they continue to do. Pictured with CEO Kirk Tice are employees who've served 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years. Congratulations and thank you!
Take steps to leading a healthier life with weight-loss surgery at RWJ Rahway. With three different surgical options, we're here to support you throughout the entire process, including life after surgery. To make an appointment or learn more, call 732.499.6300.
Rahway Day on Saturday celebrated all things Rahway. At the RWJ Rahway table, Paramedic Jen Green taught residents -- and let them practice -- bystander CPR, which is 100 chest compressions per minute. Her audience ranged in age from kindergarteners to senior citizens. More than 200 people got to be super heroes by practicing bystander CPR!
Moms are the ultimate caregivers. Happy Mother's Day!
Happy National Nurses Week.
Thank you to the nurses of RWJBarnabas Health.
Together, you are changing the world.
You’re there for patients, families and their friends. Through your unwavering dedication to the profession of nursing, you are transforming the delivery of health care with the implementation of innovative care coordination programs that reduce readmissions and help our patients lead healthier lives.
From the ER to the OR, from welcoming new lives to the world to comforting our seniors, every day, you make the impossible look routine with your unparalleled compassion. And you do it in the spirit of wellness, care and making better health something we all share together.
Now as RWJBarnabas Health nurses, you will spearhead a new era of health care for New Jersey. Together, we will build healthier communities and deliver the highest quality and culturally competent clinical care and superior excellence within our hospitals, outpatient centers and community-based services.
It is with gratitude that we show our appreciation during Nurses Week, and every other week of the year.
Let’s change the world together,
Nancy E. Holecek, MAS, MHA, BSN, RN
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Northern Region
Lori Colineri, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Southern Region
Congratulations to star employee Jean Claud Achil Estine (center),who was honored for helping act as a translator. The patient did not want to use the hospital's translation phone, preferring to speak Creole with Jean, who was patient and kind. Congratulations!
Congratulations to infusion nurse Juliana Jones (third from right) for being selected as a star employee.
Her manager wrote this about her: "Juliana goes above and beyond each and every day. She has a heart of gold. She is complemented by patients, visitors and staff.
"She is what the organization is all about -- making a difference each patient at a time. She will come in early and stay late to accommodate a patient and their family. Juliana is a star in evry sense of the word. I am honored every day to work alongside her."
Remember to thank your nurses, not just today but every day!
Looking to spice up your boring vegetable recipes? Diane Weeks will demonstrate how to add spring veggies to your favorite dishes and provide recipes for you to try at home! Join us at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains on May 10 at 7 p.m. To register, call 732.499.6193.
Our Hospital Stories continue with this touching mother-daughter story. See how the family, nurses and staff rallied together to make this mother’s final wish come true.
Congratulations to Star Award Winner Diane Hopper, RN (second left) who works on 3E. A patient wrote this of Ms. Hopper's care: "Diane is a spectacular and compassionate nurse. During my stay she showed me nothing but extreme kindness. I came in feeling extremely sick. She made my stay feel extremely comfortable. She was always there to help. She is one unbelieveable nurse. When I wasn't feeling great, she would let me know that I will be all right... With nurses like her working here, I could see why this is a great hospital."
Trina Parks, MHA, FACHE has been appointed Assistant Vice President of Corporate Diversity and Inclusion for RWJBarnabas Health. Ms. Parks will be responsible for corporate diversity and inclusion for the system including leadership accountability and communication; employee development and training; supplier inclusion; diverse community engagement; patient inclusion; and health equity. http://essexnewsdaily.com/news/westorange/12314essexnewsdaily.com
Check out the spring 2016 issue of North Jersey Woman to see how the executive women of RWJBarnabas Health are shaping healthcare in NJ. http://northjerseywomanmagazine.com/issuu.com
Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer for RWJBarnabas Health, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Healthcare Executive Award. The award, one of the prestigious Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards that recognize exceptional physicians and leaders in healthcare, will be presented at the Edward J. Ill Medicine Awards ceremony on May 4 at Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville.http://www.rwjbhinfo.org/Press-Room/2016/April/RWJBarnabas-Health-President-and-CEO-Barry-H-Ost.aspxrwjbhinfo.org
More people are losing their battles with lung cancer than any other cancer. RWJ Rahway now offers a new, minimally invasive technology that may help patients get an earlier diagnosis. To learn more, visit: http://rwjuhr.com/newsEvents.htm?IDNews=432
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