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
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,
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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.