2016

Section: Saint Barnabas Medical Center News - posted in 2016

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Saint Barnabas Medical Center 1 of 29 Teaching Hospitals Nationwide to Earn Prestigious Award
Dec 7, 2016
Saint Barnabas Medical Center 1 of 29 Teaching Hospitals Nationwide to Earn Prestigious Award Saint Barnabas Medical Center Earns 2016 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Second Consecutive Year (Livingston, NJ) – The Leapfrog Group announced that Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) has been named a Top Hospital for the second consecutive ...
Right at Home: Radiation Oncologist Returns, Gives Back to the Community That Raised Him
Dec 6, 2016
Right at Home: Radiation Oncologist Returns, Gives Back to the Community That Raised Him Though Brijal Desai, M.D., radiation oncologist, started working at saint Barnabas Medical Center in September, it wasn’t his first time in the hospital. “I was born at Saint Barnabas,” says Dr. Desai. Diving back to the community ...
Cancer Care on Trial: Today’s Clinical Trials Help Future Patients Receive the Latest Treatment Options
Dec 6, 2016
Cancer Care on Trial: Today’s Clinical Trials Help Future Patients Receive the Latest Treatment Options Cancer care has progressed enormously over the past few years, thanks in large part to clinical trials that study new treatments. Clinical trials are research studies designed to test if and how well new approaches work. Each study focuses on ...
Protect Against the Burn: We Know It As The Season Of Giving, But Winter Is Also Tops For Burn Accidents
Dec 6, 2016
Protect Against the Burn: We Know It As The Season Of Giving, But Winter Is Also Tops For Burn Accidents The holidays and new year are a happy time for most of us, but it can also be a hectic time for those who work at The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “Winter is our busiest season,” says Michael A. Marano, M.D., the ...
Pulling the Trigger: Physical Therapists Trained In New Methods To Treat Musculoskeletal Disorders
Dec 6, 2016
Pulling the Trigger: Physical Therapists Trained In New Methods To Treat Musculoskeletal Disorders When physical therapists are treating chronic pain or impaired movement, they rely on a host of therapies, from electric stimulation and massage to stretching and strength training. The physical therapists at Saint Barnabas Medical Center are trained ...
This Thanksgiving, The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Warns of the Dangers of Deep Fried Turkey
Nov 23, 2016
Livingston, NJ -- Although many find it a delicious tradition, deep frying a turkey can be dangerous. Every year deep-fryer fires are responsible for five deaths, 60 injuries, the destruction of 900 homes, and more than $15-million in property ...
Saint Barnabas Medical Center Recognized With Straight ‘A’s’ For Patient Safety and Quality
Nov 7, 2016
Saint Barnabas Medical Center Recognized With Straight ‘A’s’ For Patient Safety and Quality One of just 72 hospitals in the nation to get top marks Livingston, NJ -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a RWJBarnabas Health facility, is one of 72 hospitals in the nation to earn straight “A’s” on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety ...
New Treatments for Old Knees: Cartilage Transplants Return Patients To Active Lifestyles
Nov 3, 2016
New Treatments for Old Knees: Cartilage Transplants Return Patients To Active Lifestyles Years of playing sports take their toll on bodies, and for Ken Crovetti, a lifetime of athletics had so damaged his left knee that he could barely walk without pain. There is nothing newsworthy about sports-related knee pain as it represents one of ...
Shaping the Future of Breast Care: Today’s Clinical Trials Help The Next Generation Of Cancer Survivors
Nov 3, 2016
Shaping the Future of Breast Care: Today’s Clinical Trials Help The Next Generation Of Cancer Survivors Although October is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we cannot forget about our health the other 11 months of the year. Breast cancer develops over time and can be present before any symptoms appear or the tumor can be detected by a ...
A Call for More Mammography: Breast Cancer Expert Says Recent Guidelines Are Insufficient
Nov 3, 2016
A Call for More Mammography: Breast Cancer Expert Says Recent Guidelines Are Insufficient “My life is all about breast cancer awareness,” Linda Sanders, M.D., declares. Dr. Sanders, medical director of The Breast Center at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center (ACC), specializes in breast imaging and mammography, and her ...
A New Look After Breast Cancer Surgery: Women Can Opt For Lumpectomy Combined With Cosmetic Breast Shaping
Nov 3, 2016
A New Look After Breast Cancer Surgery: Women Can Opt For Lumpectomy Combined With Cosmetic Breast Shaping When women are first diagnosed with breast cancer, the news is, of course, devastating. M. Michele Blackwood, M.D., medical director of the Center for Breast Health and Disease Management at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, often has to deliver that ...
Germ Warfare: A Robot Uses Intense UV Light To Kill Pathogens In Hospital
Nov 3, 2016
Germ Warfare: A Robot Uses Intense UV Light To Kill Pathogens In Hospital Safety is our priority at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, states Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, president and CEO. Reducing the potential for infection is at the top of our list, which is why Saint Barnabas Medical Center recently purchased a ...
Saint Barnabas Medical Center to Host Community Meeting
Oct 31, 2016
Saint Barnabas Medical Center to Host Community Meeting (Livingston, NJ) The community is invited to attend the Saint Barnabas Medical Center community meeting on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in Saint Barnabas ...
Sweet 16 - 16th Annual Miracle Walk To Benefit New Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Sep 22, 2016
Sweet 16 - 16th Annual Miracle Walk To Benefit New Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center Sweet 16 - 16th Annual Miracle Walk To Benefit New Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center Livingston, NJ – Twins Grace and Olivia Hayward surprised their parents when they were born eight weeks early at Saint Barnabas ...
Saint Barnabas Medical Center to Host Patient Education Seminar on Customized Knee Replacement
Sep 9, 2016
Saint Barnabas Medical Center to Host Patient Education Seminar on Customized Knee Replacement There’s a difference between feeling one’s age and knee pain that keeps one from participating in even the most common of everyday activities. For those suffering from chronic knee pain, joint replacement surgery could help. To learn ...
A New Era in Diabetes Care: Using Bariatric Surgery To Treat The Disease
Aug 23, 2016
A New Era in Diabetes Care: Using Bariatric Surgery To Treat The Disease Major medical groups now endorse bariatric surgery to treat the disease. If you’re not the type of person who reads medical journals, you probably missed the groundbreaking June 2016 issue of Diabetes Care, the American Diabetes ...
Too Much Weight, Too Little Sleep: Risk Factor for Sleep Apnea
Aug 23, 2016
Too Much Weight, Too Little Sleep: Risk Factor for Sleep Apnea Being overweight is a risk factor for sleep apnea. We Americans, by and large, are tired. Most of us don’t get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep a night. But too many Americans don’t realize their poor sleep may be caused by a ...
The Art of Healing: Outlets that Help Patients Cope
Aug 23, 2016
The Art of Healing: Outlets that Help Patients Cope Creative outlets help patients cope with cancer treatment. Diane Genco calls her second bout with breast cancer “earth shattering.” Genco, 64, of Westfield, suffered a recurrence in October 2014 after a mastectomy in 2010. She ...
The Perfect Fit: Custom Knee Implants
Aug 23, 2016
The Perfect Fit: Custom Knee Implants 3D technology provides custom knee implants. Knee replacement surgery has come a long way since the first modern total knee implant operation was performed in 1974. One of the pioneering surgeons who developed and implanted that artificial knee was a ...
Knifeless Surgery: Targeted Radiation Cuts Out Prostate Tumors and Leaves No Scars
Aug 23, 2016
Knifeless Surgery: Targeted Radiation Cuts Out Prostate Tumors and Leaves No Scars Targeted radiation cuts out prostate tumors and leaves no scars. When a doctor becomes a patient, you can be reasonably sure he or she will know where to turn for reliable information on the best treatment options available. So when Stephen F. ...
Strengthening Our Minds and Bodies: Helping Patients With Parkinson’s Disease
Aug 23, 2016
Strengthening Our Minds and Bodies: Helping Patients With Parkinson’s Disease An exercise and support program helps patients with Parkinson’s. Stuart Cooper, of Livingston, and Michele Sutton of West Orange, are both 74 and suffer from Parkinson’s disease. And they share one more thing in common—the two are ...
Menendez, Booker Host Forum on NJ, National Heroin, Opioid Addiction Crisis with Local Docs
Aug 9, 2016
Menendez, Booker Host Forum on NJ, National Heroin, Opioid Addiction Crisis with Local Docs US Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy stops in NJ on nationwide ‘Turn the Tide’ Tour urging doctors to help stem the tide of addiction by improving prescribing practices VA: Vets 2x more likely to suffer from chronic pain, fall victim to ...
Barnabas Health Children’s Kidney Center Celebrates 20 Years
Jul 29, 2016
Barnabas Health Children’s Kidney Center Celebrates 20 Years Pictured is Isabel Roberti, MD, Director of the Children’s Kidney Center, along with a pateint at the 20 th Anniversary Celebration held by the Barnabas Health Children’s Kidney Center on June 5, 2016. Livingston, N.J. - For the past 20 ...
Saint Barnabas Medical Center's Isabel Medeiros Receives Star of Essex County Award
Jul 25, 2016
Saint Barnabas Medical Center's Isabel Medeiros Receives Star of Essex County Award Isabel Medeiros, Physician Community Liaison at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, along with Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., and others at the 2016 Essex County Portuguese Heritage Celebration Isabel Medeiros, Physician Community ...
Saint Barnabas Medical Center Employees Honored for Humanism in Healthcare
Jul 22, 2016
Saint Barnabas Medical Center Employees Honored for Humanism in Healthcare Pictured, from left, at the 2016 Humanism in Healthcare Award Ceremony from Saint Barnabas Medical Center are Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, President and CEO; Paul C. Yodice, FCCP, FCCM, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Associate Professor of ...
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