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Interventional Radiology Center Expands To Meet Growing Community Need Healthcare Foundation Of NJ Funds New Suite


NBI Interventional Radiology

Photo: (L to R):Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey (NBIMC), Suken Shah, MD, Section Chief, Interventional Radiology, NBIMC, Beth Levithan, Board of Trustees Chair, Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey (HFNJ), Marsha Atkind, Executive Director, HFNJ, Marcy Felsenfeld, Program Officer, HFNJ, Michael Connelly, R.T. (R) BSBA, Administrative Director, Radiology, NBIMC, Steven Parmett, Chairman, Radiology, NBIMC.

Newark, NJ -- As demand for less invasive procedures continues to grow, Newark's only Outpatient Interventional Radiology suite has expanded to provide convenient, accessible services to patients in the Greater Newark community. The expansion, made possible through a grant from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, has increased the number of treatment rooms and added a dedicated registration area and waiting room, all improvements to provide a more efficient and patient-friendly environment.

"Thank you to the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey for their generous gift and for working with us to meet the healthcare needs of patients seeking less invasive procedures. We are now able to accommodate our growing number of outpatients, especially in our local community," said John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey, Executive Vice President, Barnabas Health.

"The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey is proud to have provided funding for this important project," said Marsha Atkind, the Foundation's Executive Director/CEO. "The expanded Interventional Radiology Suite will help ensure that patients at the Beth receive the best possible care when being treated for a variety of significant health conditions."

Dr. Suken Shah, Section Chief of Interventional Radiology at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, has already seen the difference in the continuity of care, "Dynamic musculoskeletal ultrasound can now be performed in the outpatient suite, offering patients both the ability to get diagnostic and therapeutic exams, in addition to alleviating the added burden and expense of returning to the medical center on a different day." Dr. Shah

performed the first AngioVac in New Jersey to remove a right atrial mass from the patient's heart and introduced microwave ablation for lung cancer and percutaneous carpal tunnel release procedures at NBIMC.

Interventional radiology procedures like uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), localized chemotherapy, CT guided radiofrequency ablation, venous thrombolysis and Kyphoplasty are often described as 21st century medicine. They utilize minimally-invasive, guided imagery to diagnose and treat conditions, often with less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery. With the additional space, future programs may include "Legs for Life," a preventive screening program for peripheral artery disease enabling patients to begin to be treated at an earlier stage of the disease.

The Interventional Radiology Suite at NBIMC is located on the 2nd floor of the ABC building at NBIMC. To make an appointment please call (973) 926-7038.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, (NBIMC), is a 673-bed regional care teaching hospital with more than 800 physicians, 3,000 employees and 100 volunteers with over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. NBIMC is in the top three hospitals in the nation in the number of heart transplants with better than expected outcomes, has the only lung transplant program in New Jersey, and combined with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, both Barnabas Health affiliates, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume. To learn more, visit us online at Join us on Facebook at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and to register for our free email E-Newsletter.

Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey
The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey is an independent, endowed grant-making organization dedicated to reducing disparities in the delivery of healthcare and improving access to quality healthcare for vulnerable populations in the greater Newark, NJ area and the Jewish community of MetroWest NJ.

Patricia Mitrano

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