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Study Supports Promise of Innovative Immunotherapy Vaccine for Aggressive Brain Cancer

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What You Need to Know Researchers from John Theurer Cancer Center participated in a multicenter study showing that a new cancer vaccine more than doubled the survival of patients with recurrent glioblastoma compared to historical controls. The findings suggest the

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Seven Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Centers Nationally Recognized for Heart Failure Care 

Bayshore Medical CenterCardiologyJersey Shore University Medical CenterJFK Medical CenterOcean University Medical CenterPalisades Medical CenterRiverview Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

What You Need to Know Seven Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers have received American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Quality Achievement Awards.  The awards recognize the medical centers’ commitment to improving outcomes for patients with heart

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Hackensack University Medical Center Expands Organ Transplant Program to Physician Satellite Offices at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and JFK University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterJFK Medical Center

What You Need to Know The Organ Transplantation Division at Hackensack University Medical Center is bringing its services to satellite locations at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and JFK University Medical Center. Consultations, testing and follow up care of transplants

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John Theurer Cancer Center Researchers Report Value of More Efficient Liquid Biopsy Genetic Sequencing Technique for Diagnosing and Monitoring People with Blood Cancers

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What You Need to Know A study by researchers from John Theurer Cancer Center — part of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center — has reported the effectiveness of a liquid biopsy genetic sequencing technique

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Abstracts Awarded 2nd Place at National Cardiology Conference

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical CenterJFK Medical Center

What You Need to Know Abstracts presented by Jersey Shore University Medical Center and JFK University Medical Center clinicians tied for 2nd place in the Transforming Cardiovascular Care category at the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) Scientific Sessions, April 2-4, 2022, in Washington,

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Hackensack University Medical Center Department of Urology Presents 26 Abstracts at AUA 2022 Annual Meeting

Hackensack University Medical CenterUrology

Hackensack University Medical Center’s Department of Urology presented 26 abstracts at the American Urological Association’s (AUA) 2022 Annual Meeting, held in New Orleans, LA, from May 13-16, 2022. Department physicians also won three first-place awards for poster and video presentations,

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Hackensack University Medical Center Enrolling Patients in Alzheimer and Dementia Trials

Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center is enrolling in three clinical trials. If you have a patient who is a fit, email Dr. Manisha Parulekar or call the research coordinator at 551-996-5565. New IDEAS Study The New IDEAS study examines if amyloid positron emission tomography

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Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Offers Clinical Trial for Children and Young Adults Diagnosed with Aggressive or Recurrent Brain Tumor

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalOncologyPediatrics

What You Need to Know Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health is one of a dozen pediatric networks in the country participating in a trial studying the treatment of an aggressive cancer of the brain. Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Enrolling Patients in a Clinical Trial

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

What You Need to Know Cardiovascular experts at Jersey Shore University Medical Center are enrolling eligible patients in Boston Scientific’s AGENT IDE clinical trial to treat in-stent restenosis (ISR), following a previous implantation of a coronary stent, through angioplasty. This is

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Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Hospitals Earn Top Rankings in U.S. News & World Report

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

What You Need to Know Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health is ranked again as a top provider of pediatric health care in New Jersey.  Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital are ranked #1 in the state and

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John Theurer Cancer Center Advances Understanding of Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation (ASCT)

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What You Need to Know John Theurer Cancer Center researchers are advancing understanding of the evolving role of autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM), as reported in three recent publications. The publications underscore the

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Pioneering Studies Provide New Options for Patients with Advanced Cancers

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What You Need to Know Researchers from Hackensack Meridian John Theurer Cancer Center are presenting data from 29 studies at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Abstracts of the studies can be viewed at abstracts.asco.org. Some

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John Theurer Cancer Center Investigators Participate in Large International Study

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What You Need to Know John Theurer Cancer Center investigators participated in the large phase III multicenter SHINE study. This study reported that using the drug ibrutinib (Imbruvica®) in combination with standard therapy B-R as initial treatment for mantle cell

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John Theurer Cancer Center Investigators Contribute to Knowledge Base on Selinexor Use

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What You Need to Know Investigators from Hackensack University Medical Center’s John Theurer Cancer Center are contributing to the growing knowledge base on the use of selinexor, a selective inhibitor of nuclear export (SINE), in the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM),

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Academia, Pharma Team up to Discover New Drugs in Fight Against SARS-CoV-2, Viruses of the Future

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What You Need to Know The Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) has teamed up with other academic and pharmaceutical experts in New York City and Northern New Jersey to form a regional drug accelerator, the Metropolitan AntiViral Drug

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Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Physicians Present Research at International Conference

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteRehabilitation & Post-Acute

What you need to know Sara Cuccurullo, M.D., vice president and medical director of JFK Johnson, and Talya Fleming, M.D., medical director of the JFK Johnson Stroke Recovery and Aftercare Program, were keynote speakers at the John Hopkins Medicine conference,

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HMH Cardiologists Perform a First at Hackensack University Medical Center

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Cardiologists from the Structural and Congenital Heart Center and Cardiac Surgeons at Hackensack University Medical Center/Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine have reported what is believed to be the very first patient with heart failure and

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CDI Laboratory Secures NIH Funding for Thymus Immunotherapy Research

Oncology

What you need to know A new grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute will fund a physician-scientist from the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) to investigate ways to harness the body’s

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Pediatric Subspecialty Services Now Available at JFK University Medical Center

JFK Medical CenterPediatrics

Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health has added pediatric subspecialty care at JFK University Medical Center. The new practice is located on the third floor of 102 James Street and provides care in a range of pediatric services, including: Adolescent Medicine ENT/otolaryngology Endocrinology

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Hackensack University Medical Center Offering New Genetic Screening for Pancreatic Cancer

Hackensack University Medical CenterOncology

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center has launched an innovative surveillance program that screens individuals who are at high-risk for developing familial or hereditary pancreatic cancer. This new initiative is the first of its kind in New Jersey.

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Neuroscience Spring 2022 Newsletter

Neurology

As winter 2022 comes to a close, the Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute team is reflecting on the past year’s opportunities, innovations, and accomplishments and looking forward to an exciting, bright future. In 2021, Hackensack Meridian Health made significant investments in

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Raritan Bay Medical Center Opens Satellite Outpatient Rehabilitation in East Brunswick

Raritan Bay Medical CenterRehabilitation & Post-Acute

What you need to know Raritan Bay Medical Center opened its satellite location, Hackensack Meridian Outpatient Rehabilitation in East Brunswick, N.J. This facility was formally in Matawan, NJ and has relocated to East Brunswick, NJ. The East Brunswick outpatient rehabilitation

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John Theurer Cancer Center Investigators Publish Research on New Treatment Option for Large B-Cell Lymphoma 

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center investigators co-authored a publication in the New England Journal of Medicine that will change the paradigm in managing aggressive lymphoma who failed standard therapy.   The

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center Among the Elite Hospitals in North America in Open Heart Surgery

CardiologyHackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center earned distinguished three-star ratings from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for their patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and

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Three Neuro-Oncology Clinical Trials Enrolling Patients

Neurology

The Brain Tumor Treatment and Rehabilitation Center at JFK University Medical Center is enrolling qualifying patients in three brain tumor/neuro-oncology clinical trials. The Center is co-located with JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute.  A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase 3 Study of Enzastaurin Added

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Study Shows Adherence to Oral Medications for Metastatic Breast Cancer Is Affected by Side Effects, Cost, Patient Knowledge, and Care Team Supports

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know Investigators from John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) participated in the first study to evaluate factors that influence the ability of people with metastatic breast cancer to adhere to their prescribed regimen of oral anticancer medication.

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John Theurer Cancer Center Participates as Leading Center in Groundbreaking Study

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) was a leading center in the DREAMseq trial, a large phase III randomized study that compared immunotherapy 1st (Ipi + Nivo) versus targeted therapies 1st (dabrafenib (and trametinib) in patients

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Awards Two Grants to HMH

Behavioral Health

What you need to know The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded Hackensack Meridian Health two grants for more than $3.2 million, enabling the network to advance behavioral health and substance use disorder care for patients in need. 

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Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Nephrologists Are Principal Investigators in Clinical Trial 

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health is the only pediatric health care network in New Jersey undertaking a new study that examines the effectiveness of a drug called sparsentan to treat rare kidney diseases in children.  Chief

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St. Joseph’s Health and Hackensack Meridian Health’s Cancer Care Affiliation

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know St. Joseph’s Health and Hackensack Meridian Health have launched a new clinical affiliation that brings expanded cancer care services to the residents of Northern New Jersey. The affiliation will provide better access to clinical trials

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JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Receives APPNA Award

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteRehabilitation & Post-Acute

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute received an award for heading the “Best Cardiac Rehabilitation Center” by the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) at their annual gala in December 2021. Dr. Iqbal Jafri, Director of the Center for

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Anthology Diagnostics: Next-Generation Sequencing

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Anthology Diagnostics provide comprehensive next-generation sequencing of DNA and RNA for solid tumors, including cancers of the lung, pancreas, brain, colon, breast, ovary, endometrium, thyroid, head and neck, and soft tissue (sarcoma and GIST). Anthology Diagnostics’ assays cover all clinically

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U.S. News & World Report Names Five HMH Hospitals to 2021-22 Best Hospitals for Maternity

OB/GYN

U.S. News & World Report named five HMH hospitals to its High Performing in Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy):  Jersey Shore University Medical Center Ocean University Medical Center Pascack Valley Medical Center Raritan Bay Medical Center Riverview Medical Center These five

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John Theurer Cancer Center Investigators Present Pioneering Research at the American Society of Hematology Annual Conference

Oncology

Researchers from John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC)] will present updates on treatment advances in multiple myeloma, lymphoma, leukemia, and bone marrow transplantation at the 63rd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, to be held virtually and live

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Hackensack Meridian Cardiologists Using Shockwave to Improve Heart Disease Treatment

CardiologyHackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical Center

What You Need to Know Cardiologists at Hackensack University Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center are now using Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) to treat atherosclerosis. IVL uses sonic pressure waves to create a series of microfractures to break up calcium

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St. Joseph’s Health and HMH Affiliation Brings Advanced Rehabilitation Care To Northern New Jersey

Rehabilitation & Post-Acute

What You Need to Know St. Joseph’s Health and Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) have a new a clinical affiliation that brings the expertise of the Hackensack Meridian Johnson Rehabilitation Institute (JRI) to Northern New Jersey. JRI services will now be

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Physicians Core Stroke Measures Update 2021

Neurology

The Hackensack Meridian Health Stroke Committee would like to provide physicians with updates regarding all of the stroke measures. Our standards of care for Stroke are the same across all campuses and are housed within our CPOE order sets. Standardized

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Provides NJ’s Most Experienced Robotic-Assisted Deep Brain Stimulation Program

Neurology

What You Need to Know Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Neuroscience Institute recently established its comprehensive Movement Disorder Program.  The program is led by Chair of Neurosurgery, Board Certified Neurosurgeon Shabbar F. Danish, M.D., FAANS, and a multidisciplinary team of

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Hackensack University Medical Center Heart Doctors Are First in New Jersey to Perform Innovative Heart Failure Treatment

Hackensack University Medical Center

Interventional cardiologists and heart surgeons at Hackensack University Medical Center were the first in New Jersey to treat a patient with heart failure after a heart attack using a unique device that makes a weak, enlarged heart smaller — enabling

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Nominate a Healthcare Hero for the Metastatic Breast Cancer Heroes Awards

Oncology

What you need to know CURE® is now accepting nominations for the inaugural Metastatic Breast Cancer Heroes™ Awards. For the inaugural celebration, CURE® will be presenting two separate awards, including the Metastatic Breast Cancer Diversity & Inclusion Hero™ award, honoring individuals who have made a significant impact

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Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Becomes First in New Jersey to Implant Responsive Neurostimulation Device in a Pediatric Patient with Epilepsy

Hackensack University Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalNeurologyPediatrics

What you need to know Pediatric neurosurgeon Arno Fried, M.D. has implanted the first responsive neurostimulation (RNS) device in a patient to treat drug-resistant focal epilepsy. The procedure was performed at Hackensack Meridian Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack

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Jersey Shore OB/GYNs Among the Nation’s First to be Certified in MIGS

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Three Jersey Shore University Medical Center obstetrician gynecologists (OB GYNs) are among the first in the nation to receive board certifications in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Andrew Blechman, M.D., Jocelyn Carlo, M.D., and Karim Elsahwi,

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Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Children’s Cancer Institute Now a Member of the Prestigious Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC)

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOncologyPediatrics

What you need to know The Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI) is now a member of thePacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC.) The CCI, whose pediatric cancer program is ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report,

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Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Recognized for National Excellence by U.S. News & World Report

OncologyPediatrics

What you need to know U.S. News & World Report, in its inaugural ranking of state and regional hospitals, has ranked the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center #1 Best Children’s Hospital in New Jersey, and

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Three HMH Rehabilitation Hospitals Unify Under the Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Name

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterOcean University Medical CenterRehabilitation & Post-AcuteRiverview Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health has unified their three rehabilitation hospitals under the Hackensack Meridian Johnson Rehabilitation Institute name to reflect the shared vision and mission to provide the highest level of rehabilitation care to patients.  Through

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Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health to Host 38th Annual Advances in Developmental Pediatrics Conference

Pediatrics

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health will host the 38th annual Advances in Developmental Pediatrics Conference on May 24 to 26, 2021. The virtual conference will be led by a distinguished national faculty who will provide continuing

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment at Riverview

General SurgeryOncologyRiverview Medical Center

Related Posts Surgery Update: Riverview Adds Second da Vinci Robot Bayshore Now Offers Y-90 Liver Cancer Treatment Thoracic Surgery Program Expands to Ocean Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center – Welcome Dennis Vega, M.D.

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Riverview’s Lung Nodule Management Program

Riverview Medical Center

Related Posts Riverview Medical Center Specialty Update: Matthews Vision Treatment Center at Riverview Current Drug Shortages for Raritan Bay, Bayshore, Riverview and Southern Region

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Riverview Medical Center’s Radiation Oncology Program

OncologyRiverview Medical Center

Today’s radiation therapies for cancer are far more targeted and precise than ever before. Riverview Medical Center offers radiation oncology services closer to where your patients live and work. Priti Patel, M.D., medical director of Radiation Oncology, matches patients with

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Welcomes Gynecologic Oncologist Dr. Borowsky

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOncology

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently welcomed gynecologic oncologist and surgeon Mark E. Borowsky, M.D., MBA, as director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology.  Dr. Borowsky is board certified in gynecologic oncology and a fellow

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Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Pediatrician Named President-Elect of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Hackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

Katharine Clouser, M.D., FAAP, a pediatric specialist at the Hackensack Meridian Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital has been elected by her peers to serve as vice president-elect of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr.

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Spotlight on Pediatric Publications

Pediatrics

Check out the list below of publications from HMH pediatricians focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. AAP New Jersey Chapter. Little Changes Go a Long Way: Re-structuring Office Practices for Ensuring Patient and Staff Safety During the Coronavirus Pandemic. Valerie J.

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HMH Children’s Health Expands Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program to Include new Thrombosis Program

Hackensack University Medical CenterJFK Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOncologyPediatrics

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health has expanded their Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program and will now include a Thombosis Program Research into the prevalence of blood clots in pediatric patients who have had COVID-19 is among the work

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HMH Children’s Health Expands Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program to Include new Thrombosis Program

JFK Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalOncologyPediatrics

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health has expanded their Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program and will now include a Thombosis Program Research into the prevalence of blood clots in pediatric patients who have had COVID-19 is among the work

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Neuroscience Fall Newsletter Now Available

Neurology

A Message from the Directors As the field of neuroscience continues to evolve with exciting advancements in research, technology and treatment, Hackensack Meridian Health remains at the forefront. Our network’s three Neuroscience Institutes at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), JFK

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Introducing Heather Appelbaum, M.D., FACOG Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOB/GYNPediatrics

Heather Appelbaum, M.D., FACOG, recently joined Hackensack Meridian Children’s Heath as director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Appelbaum specializes in minimally invasive gynecological surgery for children and adolescents, and pediatric pelvic reconstructive

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Wound Care at HMH Wound Center

EndocrinologyPrimary Care

Diabetes Awareness Month November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  If your patients are suffering from diabetic ulcers,  please encourage them to intervene early and seek specialized wound care for diabetic ulcers and wound healing at one of our Wound  Centers. Hackensack

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Gynecologic Oncologists at JTCC Become Leaders in Robotic Gynecologic Surgery

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOB/GYNOncology

What you need to know Gynecologic oncologists at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center are leaders in the use of an innovative technique called “Firefly Fluorescence Imaging,” which enables them to select which lymph nodes need to

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HMH Children’s Health Welcomes New Medical Leaders

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health recently welcomed new medical leaders: Mark Kayton, M.D.,chief, Pediatric General Surgery, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Suzanne Touch, M.D., chief of Neonatology, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Jan B. Wollack, M.D., Ph.D., chief of Pediatric Neurology, K. Hovnanian

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Cardio-Oncology Program Now Available at HOPE Tower

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical CenterOncology

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center has launched a Cardio-Oncology Program that offers care for oncology patients and survivors who develop or may be at risk to develop cardiac issues. Louis Steven Zukerman, M.D., medical director

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HMH Receives Significant Funding for Pediatric Primary Care Program

K. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

What you need to know Judy Aschner, M.D., chair of pediatrics and physician-in-chief of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and clinical director, Children’s Care Transformation Services has been awarded $838,489 in grant funding to pilot HealthySteps, a program of

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Share Your Thoughts on the Oncology Retreat

Oncology

Hackensack Meridian Health is preparing for its first Oncology Retreat this spring at Jersey Shore’s HOPE Tower. Oncologists are encouraged to take the pre-event survey to ensure we accomplish our retreat goals of: Fostering networking Offering learning experiences that focus

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Palisades Expands Urology Services in Hudson County

Palisades Medical CenterUrology

What you need to know Palisades Medical Center has expanded its urology services with the addition of David T. Chang, M.D. to its Medical Staff.  Dr. Chang treats all urologic conditions, including kidney, bladder and prostate cancer, prostate enlargement (BPH),

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What are Care Transformation Services

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Care Transformation Services (CTS) is the term used by Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) to designate its clinical service lines. These service lines are a way of joining similar services around diseases (e.g., cancer, stroke, heart, etc.) or other care dimensions

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K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Welcomes New Pediatric Neurology Chief, Jan B. Wollack, M.D.

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalNeurologyPediatrics

What you need to know K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, located at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, recently welcomed Jan B. Wollack, M.D., PhD, as Chief of Pediatric Neurology.  Dr. Wollack is board certified in Child Neurology and Pediatrics.  He joins

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Hackensack Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review on its “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs” List

Hackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedics

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the top “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs” in the nation. Becker’s Hospital Review highlighted the Orthopedic Institute

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Hackensack’s Spine Surgery Program Earns The Joint Commission Disease Specific Care Certification

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know On October 21, Hackensack earned its 27th The Joint Commission (TJC) Disease Specific Care (DSC) certification, marking the most certifications of any hospital in the nation. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal® is a symbol of

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Hackensack’s Emergency Residency Program Ranks Top 10

Emergency MedicineHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center’s emergency residency program has ranked the 10th most viewed emergency medicine residency program by the American Medical Association Residency & Fellowship Database, FREIDA. FREIDA users have tallied more than 120,000 views

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The Molly Diabetes Education Management Center for Adult and Children at Hackensack Receives Prestigious American Diabetes Association Recognition

EndocrinologyHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know The Molly Diabetes Education Management Center for Adults and Children at Hackensack University Medical Center has received its 8th American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for excellence in diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES).  The

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Jersey Shore Breast Surgery Receives Full Accreditation

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOncology

what you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center Breast surgery recently received full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers for years 10/2019 – 10/2022. The accreditation was received with no discrepancies and was cited for

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Spotlight On Robotics

All LocationsAll Specialties

Ihor Sawczuk, M.D., FACS Regional President, Northern MarketExecutive Leader, Robotics Council Last month, I gave one of the key note addresses at the 360 Intuitive Summit. More than a thousand health care executives and physicians from all over the world

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Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Receives St. Baldrick’s Foundation Grant

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalPediatrics

What you need to know The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, awarded the Children’s Cancer Institute of Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital an infrastructure grant. Under the leadership of pediatric oncologist Katharine Offer,

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Second Annual Urology Research & Education Dinner raises over $150, 000

Hackensack University Medical CenterUrology

What you need to know The second Annual Urology Research & Education dinner raised over $150,000 to support advancements in urological education and clinical research. This year’s event honored grateful patient and Urology Fellowship Benefactor, Dottie Purcell, and was co-chaired

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Mountainside Medical Center partners with John Theurer Cancer Center

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterMountainside Medical CenterOncology

What you need to know The Cancer Center at Mountainside Medical Center has established an affiliate agreement with John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, one of only 16 cancer center consortia in the U.S. approved by the

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The Center for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Receives AACVPR Certification

CardiologyJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstitutePulmonology

What you need to know The JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute received certification of its Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is recognition of JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute’s commitment to

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$350,000 Gift Made to Support Pediatric Palliative Care at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation received a gift of $350,000 from the Morris and Clara Weshnak Family Foundation, administered by Barry and Carol Anne Cawley Weshnak, in support of the Pediatric Palliative Care Program

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Jersey Shore Welcomes New OB/GYN Chair, Dr. Scott Smilen

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOB/GYN

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently welcomed Scott W. Smilen, M.D., FACOG, as its Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Smilen is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Hackensack University Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in New Jersey to Deliver New, Life-Saving Treatment for Genetic Neuromuscular Disorder

Hackensack University Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalNeurologyPediatrics

What you need to know Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center became the first hospital in New Jersey to deliver a new, life-saving treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) Type 1. Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type

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HMH Opens Nation’s First Urgent Care Center with Behavioral Health Services

Behavioral Health

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health launched the first medically integrated urgent care center with behavioral health in the country on September 20. Patients who use this urgent care center will have access to a behavioral health team

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Palisades Hosts Open House for New Breast Center

General SurgeryOB/GYNOncologyPalisades Medical CenterPrimary Care

What you need to know Palisades Medical Center is hosting an open house on October 3, 2019 to commemorate the opening of their new Breast Center. The Breast Center at Palisades provides women in Hudson and Southern Bergen counties with

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The Wilderman Fund for Maternal Mental Health Introduces The Wilderman Center for Maternal Mental Health at Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical CenterOB/GYN

What you need to know The Wilderman Fund for Maternal Mental Health recently hosted its inaugural event at the Alpine Country Club to benefit and introduce The Wilderman Center for Maternal Mental Health at Hackensack University Medical Center. The center

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Hackensack’s Institute for Sleep/Wake Disorders Receives 4th Reaccreditation

Hackensack University Medical CenterPulmonology

The Institute for Sleep/Wake Disorders at Hackensack University Medical Center has received its fourth re-accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The AASM accreditation ensures sleep centers maintain high quality, patient-centered care with optimal practice standards/performance measures. Related

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John Theurer Cancer Center Investigators Presenting at ASCO

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know Researchers from John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) at Hackensack are presenting data from 23 studies at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). ASCO is being held in Chicago from

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Southern Ocean Diabetes Program Recognized by the American Diabetes Association

EndocrinologySouthern Ocean Medical Center

The Diabetes Self-Management Education Service (DSMES) at Southern Ocean Medical Center has been awarded continued Education Recognition by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for offering high-quality education services to participants. Education services that receive the ADA’s recognition status meet National

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Smoking Cessation Program Now Accepting New Patients

Hackensack University Medical Center

What You Need To Know Hackensack Meridian Health’s Quit Center is now open at 107 First Street, Building B in Hackensack. Partially funded by grants from the State of New Jersey Department of Health, the Quit Center operates in partnership

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Hackensack’s Orthopedic Surgery and Oncology Has Moved

Hackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedics

Hackensack’s Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Oncology moved to a new location on April 15. The new address is:Alfred Sanzari Medical Building 360 Essex Street, Suite 203Hackensack,NJ 07601 Both departments can be reached at:Orthopedic Surgery: 551-996-8867 Orthopedic Oncology: 551-996-2533 Related Posts

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Bayshore Now Offers Y-90 Liver Cancer Treatment

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What You Need To Know The Y-90 procedure, a new, highly targeted treatment for inoperable liver cancer, is now available at Bayshore. How It Works Y-90 radioembolization is a minimally invasive procedure that combines embolization and radiation therapy. It safely

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HMH Hospitals Nationally Ranked for Savings Performance in Medicare Orthopedic Program

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Bayshore’s Diabetes Program Earns Re-certification

Bayshore Medical CenterEndocrinology

Bayshore’s diabetes program passed the re-certification application inspection in early March 2019, meaning it is qualified for Medicare/Medicaid and other private insurances reimbursement for diabetes care. The Bayshore diabetes program is accredited by American Diabetes Association through May 13, 2023.

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Jersey Shore and Hackensack Recognized as Centers of Excellence for TCAR Stroke Prevention Procedure

CardiologyHackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterNeurologyOcean University Medical Center

What you need to know Silk Road Medical has named Jersey Shore and Hackensack 2018 Centers of Excellence. Jersey Shore and Hackensack are the only facilities in New Jersey to earn this distinction from Silk Road Medical, a developer of

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Hackensack’s Diabetes Program Receives Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Re-certification

EndocrinologyHackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center Diabetes Program has received its fifth disease-specific re-certification in Advanced Inpatient Diabetes. The Joint Commission’s certificate of distinction for inpatient diabetes care recognizes hospitals that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for patients with diabetes

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Bayshore’s Bariatric Department Receives Re-Accreditation

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What you need to know On February 28, Bayshore Medical Center’s bariatric department received their site inspection for the re-accreditation as a MBSAQIP Accredited Center for Quality Program and was recommended for a continuation of the full accreditation. The surveyor

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Fourteen Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Center Practices Earn PCSP Recognition

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What you need to know Fourteen Hackensack Meridian Health practices recently earned the Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) recognition. Practices achieve PCSCP recognition through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and must demonstrate continuous quality improvement in clinical quality, resource

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Raritan Bay’s Institute for Weight Loss Attains Renewed National Accreditation

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What you need to know The Institute for Weight Loss at Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge was recently re-accredited as a Comprehensive Bariatric Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).  Details The institute provides

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Jersey Shore Receives Behavioral Health Home Certification from The Joint Commission

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What you need to know The Behavioral Health Home at Jersey Shore has received certification from The Joint Commission (TJC), providing additional recognition for Jersey Shore’s behavioral health services. The Behavioral Health Home is a high intensity outpatient service targeting

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K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Welcomes New Pediatric Specialists

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K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital welcomes new pediatric specialists Marian Khrizman, D.O., pediatric neurologist; Marianna Nicoletta Gentile, D.O., pediatric endocrinologist; Anna Carmela Gironella, M.D., pediatric rheumatologist and Reena Jethva, M.D., pediatric geneticist to the team. Marian Khrizman, D.O., specializes in treating

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Hackensack Selected as Site for Multiple Sclerosis Mental Health Mentorship Program

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What you need to know The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) has selected Hackensack to be one of two medical centers in the nation to offer the Mental Health Mini-Mentorship Specialty Training Program for health professionals. This training provides

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Oncology Breakthrough: Life-Saving CAR T-Cell Therapy Now Available

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What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health is at the forefront of advanced cancer treatment in New Jersey and the nation. Two sites, the John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC), and Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, are the first in New

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Mountainside’s Center of Advanced Bariatric Surgery Achieves National Accreditation

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What you need to know Mountainside Medical Center has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for

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John Theurer Cancer Center Recruiting a Phase II Clinical Trial for Pancreatic Cancer

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What you need to know John Theurer Cancer Center is now recruiting a Phase II clinical trial for pancreatic cancer called PROTACT (Precise RNAi for Obtaining Targeted Cancer Therapy). During PROTACT treatment, a miniature biodegradable polymeric matrix called “LODER” that

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HUMC Offering Treatment to Regrow Knee Cartilage Cells

Hackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedics

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center is among the first hospitals in New Jersey to offer a cutting-edge treatment to regrow and implant a patient’s own cartilage cells to regenerate knee cartilage. Surgeons at Hackensack are using

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Hackensack Recognized for its Neurosurgery and Spine Programs

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What you need to know Becker’s Healthcare named Hackensack University Medical Center among its “100 hospitals and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs.” Hackensack was recognized for its robust program for all subspecialized areas of neurosurgery, including cranial

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John Theurer Cancer Center Recruiting for New Glioblastoma Study

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What you need to know John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is recruiting for WIZARD 201G, a global Phase 2 study in glioblastoma (GBM). The trial is sponsored by Boston Biomedical and is evaluating DSP-7888, an investigational

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New Wound Healing Specialists at Raritan Bay

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What you need to know The Center for Wound Healing at Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy has added three wound specialists to address the underlying conditions that cause non-healing wounds.  Services offered Our expert medical practitioners provide

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HMH Launches Task Force To Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

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What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health announced January 23 that it has formed an expert Maternal Health Task Force to improve maternal health outcomes in the Garden State. New Jersey has the fifth highest maternal death rate in the

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New at Hackensack: Incisionless Surgical Treatment for GERD

GastroenterologyHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Specialists within the Division of Gastroenterology and the Department of Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center are using the new TIF® procedure (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication) to correct the underlying causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD),

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Smoking Cessation Treatment Center Launches

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What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health launched a regional Community Smoking Cessation Treatment Center initiative in February 2019 at 10 locations in northern New Jersey, including the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center and Palisades Medical Center. The

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3 Ways We’re Expanding Our Cardiovascular Program

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What you need to know Here are three new, advanced cardiovascular services we now offer: 1. Heart Recovery Program: Located at Hackensack University Medical Center this innovative, multidisciplinary program provides advanced circulatory support with Impella® to treat cardiovascular compromise during a myocardial

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Infographic: See our Cardiovascular Program Numbers

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Our Cardiovascular Program: By The Numbers Our Advanced Cardiovascular Services Minimally Invasive Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR): Hackensack Meridian Health is among a select number of hospitals nationwide to offer the TCAR procedure, which uses a transcarotid neuroprotection system to reduce the risk of

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Specialty Update: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Services at HUMC and JSUMC

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What you need to know The Institute for Sleep Wake Disorders at HUMC has a new program for admitted patients with suspected and undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy is now available at HUMC and JSUMC

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Orthopedic Update: Revolutionizing Scoliosis Treatment for Children

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Remote-controlled magnetic rods help avoid multiple surgeries Overview: Hackensack Meridian Health is among a small number of New Jersey healthcare organizations that specialize in a noninvasive technique that uses remote-controlled magnetic rods to treat children with early-onset scoliosis (EOS) Patient

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Specialty Update: Matthews Vision Treatment Center at Riverview

All LocationsAll SpecialtiesRiverview Medical Center

What you need to know Riverview Medical Center has re-launched its eye care services in the Matthews Vision Treatment Center, located in the Ambulatory Care Center. The ophthalmic program offers the most up-to-date and advanced options available for vision correction.

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Surgery Update: Riverview Adds Second da Vinci Robot

All SpecialtiesCardiologyGastroenterologyGeneral SurgeryOB/GYNOncologyRiverview Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center has acquired the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, providing its surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity, and control that allows for a minimally invasive surgical approach for many complex surgical procedures. Already

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