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Monday, May 6, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Joetta Clark Diggs will be at the "Just for the Health of It" fair on May 4.
Four-time Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs, a U.S. legend in track and field, will headline the “Just for the Health of It” community fair to be held on Saturday, May 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Buccleuch Park, off of Easton Avenue. The annual fair, co-sponsored by Saint Peter’s University Hospital and New Brunswick Recreation, offers a day of fun along with health information for the entire family. “Just for the Health of It” features games, rides, a fun bus and an obstacle course for children, baseball, soccer and tennis tournaments, a DJ, and karaoke on the main stage. The Saint Peter’s University Hospital Community Mobile Health Unit will also be onhand to provide free health screenings and health information, and the Rutgers University …
Friday, April 12, 2013
St. Peter's University Hospital will hold a baby fair April 28 for expectant mothers, or those who are thinking about it.
Whether you are thinking about having a baby or you are already expecting, Saint Peter’s University Hospital can help you sort it all out during a special program dubbed “Baby Fair 2013 … Special Delivery!” to be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, in the Sister Marie de Pazzi Conference Center at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, 254 Easton Avenue. Come meet and have your questions answered by members of our nursing team, obstetricians, pediatricians, fertility specialists, neonatologists, anesthesiologists, nutritionists, lactation consultants, endocrinologists, and child life specialists. New, expectant or want-to-be parents can also learn about and join one of Saint Peter’s exciting, informative parent education classes; …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
An oncology pharmacist at Saint Peter's University Hospital, Genevieve Kumapley used her experience her own autistic child to help families with autistic children.
Genevieve Kumapley, PharmD, an oncology pharmacist at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, will receive The Role Model award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Roselle Chapter. The award will be granted on Friday, April 12, 7:30 pm at the Gran Centurions in Clark for Kumapley's work in aiding families with autism. Kumapley and her husband, Robert, a structural engineer, are the co-founders of MyGoalAutism Inc., a nonprofit foundation that offers support to parents of children with autism in New Jersey. MyGoal – an acronym for My Gateway to Overcoming Autism in Life – advances that mission by raising money for small grants to families to ensure that they have the resources they need to learn about …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The 5,200 square ft. emergency department will begin admitting patients this week.
Saint Peter's University Hospital cut the ribbon Monday on its newly expanded pediatric emergency room, a 5,200 square foot, state of the art department that will serve the hospital's youngest patients. The Dorothy B. Hersh Pediatric Emergency Department will have 14 beds, 11 of which will be in private rooms. It will treat patients from newborns up to age 18, according to the hospital. Saint Peter's provides pediatric emergency care to 22,000 infants, children and young adults annually, according to the hospital. 2,200-2,400 of those children are admitted as in-patients for additional care, which necessitates the need for a "Fast Track" area, where patients with non-critical needs will be seen by a doctor, treated and released within 90 …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The university hospital attained NICHE status for its special care in dealing with the elderly
Saint Peter’s University Hospital has achieved “Senior Friendly” status for its NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) program. NICHE hospitals such as Saint Peter’s commit to excellence in the care of patients 65 years and older. The “Senior Friendly” status recognizes that Saint Peter’s has put in place a variety of programs such as “Care Companions” and “Silver Spoons” to assist senior patients. The first program calls for volunteers to keep elder patients company. The second program provides assistance during meals. Additionally, the hospital has invested time and resources to implement the NICHE Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) model, develop aging-sensitive policies and obtain input of patients, families and community-…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Fun, activities, and info for the entire family - and all free.
The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital will be sponsoring "KidsFest 2013," a day of fun and health for the entire family. KidFest will be held on Saturday, March 23, from 11 am to 3 pm at Rutgers University's College Avenue Gym, located at 130 College Avenue. Magic 98.3 FM radio will be co-hosting the event. Admission is free. The day of fun activities includes sports, contests and games, and live music, in addition to crafts, a teddy bear clinic, and food. The information parents will receive is designed to keep children healthy, happy and safe. “Ask the Pediatrician" will help parents with exercise tips and parenting advice, while children can enjoy games, contests, music, live characters. For more information, …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Free blood pressure screenings will be offered between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at North Brunswick High School.
Editor's note: The following article is courtesy of Saint Peter's University Hospital. By Margaret Drozd One in three adults has high blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension, and many don’t know they have it. High blood pressure often has no symptoms, a reason it is called the “silent killer.” High blood pressure can be identified easily enough though a simple screening. Ignoring high blood pressure is a recipe for a heart attack or stroke. Blood pressure measures the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. The only way to find out if you have high or low blood pressure is to have it checked using a device called a sphygmomanometer, which measures blood pressure in the arm. The test is usually performed by a registered …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Diocese of Metuchen Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski visited Saint Peter's University Hospital on Feb. 11 for World Day of the Sick.
Rev. Paul G. Bootkoski, Bishop for the Diocese of Metuchen visited Saint Peter's University Hospital on Feb. 11 for World Day of the Sick. Anointing of the sick, one of the seven Catholic sacraments, is conducted on those with health impaired by sickness or aging, according to the hospital.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Saint Peter's Healthcare System has assembled a team of volunteers who are working to rebuild houses damaged by Hurricane Sandy in the Barnegat Bay area.
Saint Peter's Healthcare System seeks volunteers to join their team of staff and community members donating their time to rebuild houses in the Barnegat Bay area following the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Anyone who wishes to join the volunteer team is asked to call Robert Mulcahy, Vice President of Facilities and Construction for Saint Peter's Healthcare System at (732) 745-6670. Monetary contributions are also welcome by calling the Saint Peter's Foundation at (732) 745-8542. View pictures and video of the volunteer efforts at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PIPIflFk4s.