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Newswise: Despite All Odds, Father-Daughter OB-GYN Duo Help Deliver Healthy Baby to New Jersey Couple
Released: 4-Aug-2021 4:30 PM EDT
Despite All Odds, Father-Daughter OB-GYN Duo Help Deliver Healthy Baby to New Jersey Couple
Hackensack Meridian Health (Mountainside Medical Center)

For Chrissy and Russell Bouchelle, finding the right OB-GYN to deliver their first child was no easy task. When Chrissy became pregnant with her second child she was classified as a high risk pregnancy. Despite all odds, father-daughter OB-GYN Duo help deliver a healthy baby to the Bouchelle family.

Newswise: Researchers from Hackensack Meridian University Medical Center and Colleagues Develop New Model to Help Clinicians Predict Risk of Death in Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19
Released: 2-Aug-2021 4:25 PM EDT
Researchers from Hackensack Meridian University Medical Center and Colleagues Develop New Model to Help Clinicians Predict Risk of Death in Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19
Hackensack Meridian Health

New COVID-19 40-day mortality risk model, published in The Public Library of Science ONE, has potential for use in patient treatment planning, comparisons of therapeutic strategies, and public-health preparations.

Newswise: Jersey Shore University Medical Center 
Now Offers Elite Regional Expertise in Orthopedic Oncology
Released: 30-Jul-2021 3:00 PM EDT
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Now Offers Elite Regional Expertise in Orthopedic Oncology
Hackensack Meridian Health

The care of cancer (sarcomas) of the bones and soft tissues requires the expertise of a highly specialized team. Jersey Shore University Medical Center is among two of the elite Hackensack Meridian Health locations in New Jersey to offer clinical expertise in the field of orthopedic oncology.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Becomes First in New Jersey to Implant Responsive Neurostimulation Device in a Pediatric Patient with Epilepsy
Hackensack Meridian Health

Based on seizure and treatment history, the patient was a candidate for implantation of the NeuroPace RNS® System. The system is designed to treat focal seizures, which start in one or two specific parts of the brain.

Newswise: Back to School Sports Physicals – An Important Health Screening
Released: 28-Jul-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Back to School Sports Physicals – An Important Health Screening
Hackensack Meridian Health (Mountainside Medical Center)

It’s back to school time, when we have a ton of things to check off the list: new books and supplies, new clothes, enrolling our children in sports, activities and more. A sports physical can help ensure children and teens are prepared to participate in athletics.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian CDI Scientists Awarded NIH Grant for $6.4 Million to Pursue TB Vaccine
Released: 27-Jul-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian CDI Scientists Awarded NIH Grant for $6.4 Million to Pursue TB Vaccine
Hackensack Meridian Health

Focus of the work is bolstering B-cell immunity to help body beat bacteria

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center Earns Joint Commission Recertification for Advanced Diabetes Management
Released: 26-Jul-2021 5:55 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center Earns Joint Commission Recertification for Advanced Diabetes Management
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center has been recertified by the Joint Commission, a national accreditation organization, in Advanced Diabetes Management. This Disease Specific Certification demonstrates that Hackensack University Medical Center meets or exceeds national standards for diabetes care.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Announces New Chief Financial Officer
Released: 26-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Announces New Chief Financial Officer
Hackensack Meridian Health (Mountainside Medical Center)

Yang Linda Chen, “Linda,” has been named the chief financial officer for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center.

Newswise: Jersey Shore University Medical Center Physicians 
Among the Nation’s First to be Certified in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Released: 23-Jul-2021 10:30 AM EDT
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Physicians Among the Nation’s First to be Certified in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Hackensack Meridian Health

Three Hackensack Meridian 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.

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Released: 22-Jul-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center Becomes First and Only Center in New Jersey to Offer Incisionless Neurosurgical Tremor Treatment
Hackensack Meridian Health

On June 14, 2021, Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center became the first and only center in New Jersey — and one of only a few in the country — to offer noninvasive MRI-guided focused ultrasound to treat hand tremors, or involuntary and rhythmic shaking that affects people with certain neurological conditions.

Released: 22-Jul-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Palisades Medical Center Awards High School Students Merit Scholarships for Academic Success and Community Contributions
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center again honors graduating seniors who contribute to the community while maintaining academic excellence with scholarships.

Newswise: Lisa Tank, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Hackensack University Medical Center, Receives “Hometown Hero” Award
Released: 21-Jul-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Lisa Tank, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Hackensack University Medical Center, Receives “Hometown Hero” Award
Hackensack Meridian Health

U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) honored Lisa Tank, M.D., chief medical officer, Hackensack University Medical Center with “Hometown Hero” Award for her guidance and leadership to medical staff through the pandemic and for developing critical COVID-19 patient care guidelines to treat the virus, as well as establishing a patient office-hours program for families to connect with each patient via iPads.

Newswise: John Theurer Cancer Center Investigators Participated in ZUMA-7 Study Showing Value of CAR T-Cell Therapy as Second-Line Treatment for Relapsed Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Released: 20-Jul-2021 4:05 PM EDT
John Theurer Cancer Center Investigators Participated in ZUMA-7 Study Showing Value of CAR T-Cell Therapy as Second-Line Treatment for Relapsed Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Hackensack Meridian Health

new study has found that using CAR T-cell therapy as the second line of treatment for diffusing large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) that has returned or continued to grow after initial treatment was more effective than the standard second-line regimen of care for improving event-free survival (EFS / defined as disease progression, needing to start a new lymphoma treatment, or death from any cause). Investigators from Hackensack Meridian/Hackensack University Medical Center’s John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC), a part of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, participated in the multicenter international study, called ZUMA-7.

Newswise: Future of Cardiac Imaging Now at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Released: 20-Jul-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Future of Cardiac Imaging Now at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Hackensack Meridian Health

Cardiovascular experts at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center are now using new, leading-edge imaging technology to view inside patients’ coronary arteries in real time, with greater detail, and more accompanying data than ever before.

Newswise: Lyme Disease: What you Need to Know
Released: 20-Jul-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Lyme Disease: What you Need to Know
Hackensack Meridian Health

While summer may mean more time outside, the season brings an increased threat of tick bites. These parasites can be relatively harmless, but can also carry and spread illnesses like Lyme disease. We spoke with Mountainside Medical Group’s Crystal Tank, M.D., and Ashany Sundaram, M.D. to learn more.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Seton Hall University Opioid Conference to Feature Addiction Experts Working to Combat National Crisis
Released: 19-Jul-2021 1:40 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Seton Hall University Opioid Conference to Feature Addiction Experts Working to Combat National Crisis
Hackensack Meridian Health

The July 30 virtual conference is part of a three-year grant to train clinicians to prescribe medications to treat addiction.

Newswise: Understanding Lymphoma
Released: 19-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Understanding Lymphoma
Hackensack Meridian Health

Lymphoma is a rare form of cancer that affects bone marrow, lymph nodes, the thymus gland and spleen, collectively known as the lymphatic system. To understand more about lymphoma, we spoke with the co-medical director of the Cancer Program at Mountainside Medical Center, Lori Leslie, M.D.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center Proud Sponsor of the Reimagined 2020 Donate Life Transplant Games
Released: 16-Jul-2021 10:35 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center Proud Sponsor of the Reimagined 2020 Donate Life Transplant Games
Hackensack Meridian Health

In support and in celebration of all organ donors who give the selfless gift of life and their recipients, Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center is again proud to sponsor the Reimagined 2020 Donate Life Transplant Games, July 16 - 19, a biennial multi-sport festival recognizing the success of donation and transplantation.

Newswise: Annual Physical Therapy Check Up
Released: 15-Jul-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Annual Physical Therapy Check Up
Hackensack Meridian Health

We take time to see our primary care physicians and dentists regularly to ensure the best possible health outcomes. One vital part of our physical wellbeing often overlooked is the health of our musculoskeletal system. Add a physical therapist to your list as you make your annual healthcare visits.

Released: 15-Jul-2021 12:20 PM EDT
John Theurer Cancer Center Selected as One of Four Beneficiaries at the 2021 Breeders Crown Charity Challenge
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian John Theurer Cancer Center has been selected as one of four beneficiaries of the 2021 Breeders Crown Charity Challenge, presented by the Libfeld/Katz Breeding Partnership.

Newswise: New Jersey Woman Experiences Great Success after Bariatric Surgery Despite COVID-19 Obstacles
Released: 30-Jun-2021 9:05 AM EDT
New Jersey Woman Experiences Great Success after Bariatric Surgery Despite COVID-19 Obstacles
Hackensack Meridian Health

Some people who have had bariatric surgery are uncomfortable discussing it, but Melissa Flores, 27, feels differently. After losing over 100 pounds since she underwent gastric sleeve surgery in June 2020, Melissa has become an advocate for this option, sharing her experience with anyone who is interested in her weight loss journey.

Released: 29-Jun-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Announces Class of 2021 Fellowship and Residency Program Graduates
Hackensack Meridian Health

Graduating fellows are, Ashley Kakkanatt, M.D. (Brain Injury); Aakash Thakral, M.D. (Pain Medicine). The 2021 residency graduates are, Mina Gayed, D.O.; Eric Liu, D.O.; Tomas Salazar, M.D.; Mina Shenouda, M.D.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian CDI Scientists Discover New Tuberculosis Treatment Pathway
Released: 29-Jun-2021 10:30 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian CDI Scientists Discover New Tuberculosis Treatment Pathway
Hackensack Meridian Health

The compound TA-C is metabolized by TB bacteria – weakening the germ from within like a ‘Trojan horse’ attack

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Health Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Circle of Compassion Team Member Financial Assistance Program
Released: 28-Jun-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Health Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Circle of Compassion Team Member Financial Assistance Program
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Circle of Compassion program, which provides timely and equitable financial assistance to team members affected by a disaster or emergent, personal monetary hardship. Through the generosity of donors and 100% of Hackensack Meridian Health’s senior leadership team, more than $3 million has been raised, with over $2.3 million being awarded to date to 1,960 team members impacted by COVID-19 and other challenges.

Newswise: JFK University Medical Center Foundation Receives Generous Pledge in Memory of Beloved Mother’s Life and Legacy
Released: 28-Jun-2021 2:05 PM EDT
JFK University Medical Center Foundation Receives Generous Pledge in Memory of Beloved Mother’s Life and Legacy
Hackensack Meridian Health

JFK University Medical Center Foundation Receives Generous Pledge in Memory of Beloved Mother’s Life and Legacy

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Continues Grant Program to Help Boost Promising Early Research
Released: 28-Jun-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Continues Grant Program to Help Boost Promising Early Research
Hackensack Meridian Health

Grants totaling $100,000 to support research targeting cancer, fungal infections, diabetes, concussions

Newswise: Hackensack University Medical Center Breast Surgeons Demonstrate Accuracy of New Technology for Marking Location of Cancerous Lymph Nodes
Released: 28-Jun-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Hackensack University Medical Center Breast Surgeons Demonstrate Accuracy of New Technology for Marking Location of Cancerous Lymph Nodes
Hackensack Meridian Health

Breast surgeons at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center have a new tool that allows them to pinpoint breast tumors more easily, with many benefits to the patient.

Newswise: Skin Cancer & Melanoma
Released: 28-Jun-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Skin Cancer & Melanoma
Hackensack Meridian Health

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Doing a monthly at home self-check of your skin can help you spot changes. Learn how to spot lesions and skin changes from Mountainside Medical Center.

Newswise: Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation to Host Annual Golf Classic on July 12
Released: 28-Jun-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation to Host Annual Golf Classic on July 12
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation will host a golf outing on Monday, July 12 at Deal Golf & Country Club and Hollywood Golf Club in Deal. Funds raised from the event will support Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s continued growth, including the creation of a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary Neuroscience Institute and the renovation and expansion of the cardiovascular interventional procedure rooms.

Newswise: Ocean Medical Center Foundation Raises Nearly $200,000 at Golf Outing
Released: 24-Jun-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Ocean Medical Center Foundation Raises Nearly $200,000 at Golf Outing
Hackensack Meridian Health

On June 14, Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center Foundation raised nearly $200,000 at a golf outing that took place at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle in support of Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center’s Greatest Need Fund. The annual golf outing was sponsored by George Harms Construction Co. and Brielle Orthopedics.

Newswise: Montclair High School’s Blue Scrub Club donates to 
Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center
Released: 24-Jun-2021 9:10 AM EDT
Montclair High School’s Blue Scrub Club donates to Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center
Hackensack Meridian Health

The Blue Scrub Club at Montclair High School has donated $500 to Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center’s Pastoral Care department through the Partners for Health Foundation.

Newswise: Riverview Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustees
Released: 23-Jun-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Riverview Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustees
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Lee DeJulius and John J. Maggiacomo III to the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.

Newswise: The Importance of Daily Sunscreen Use
Released: 22-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT
The Importance of Daily Sunscreen Use
Hackensack Meridian Health

Wearing sunscreen every day, even if you are outside only for short periods, is an important step in keeping your skin looking healthy and preventing skin cancer.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Doctors, Student Help Establish Way to Prioritize Surgeries During COVID-19 lockdown
Hackensack Meridian Health

The MeNTS method of prioritizing surgeries during the height of pandemic, developed by University of Chicago, helped procedures continue during time of need

Released: 17-Jun-2021 9:35 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian CDI Scientists Develop ‘CATCHER’ for Crucial Biomarkers
Hackensack Meridian Health

The EV-CATCHER methodology identifies and captures tiny pieces of genetic material – and shows value in COVID-19 plasma

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Stephen G. Silver, M.D.
Released: 17-Jun-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Stephen G. Silver, M.D.
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group at Hackensack University Medical Center is proud to welcome board-certified orthopedic surgeon Stephen G. Silver, M.D. Dr. Silver specializes in arthroscopic treatment of sports injuries to the shoulder, elbow and knee.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy Announces Class of 2021 Medical Residents
Hackensack Meridian Health

The graduating residents include: Behzad Amoozgar, MD; Sayed Mahdi Ayat, MD; Zaigham Baloch, MD; Nabonita Barua, MD; Karim Bayanzay, MD; Pavan Garala, MD; Varun Kaushal, MD and Ruwaidah Majeed, MD.

Newswise: Tackle Kids Cancer Raises $80,000 in Inaugural Virtual 5K to Support Pediatric Cancer Research and Patient Care Programs
Released: 15-Jun-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Tackle Kids Cancer Raises $80,000 in Inaugural Virtual 5K to Support Pediatric Cancer Research and Patient Care Programs
Hackensack Meridian Health

Tackle Kids Cancer Raises $80,000 in Inaugural Virtual 5K to Support Pediatric Cancer Research and Patient Care Programs

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Health Trio of Experts Honored as ‘Champions of Humanistic Care’
Released: 15-Jun-2021 1:15 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Health Trio of Experts Honored as ‘Champions of Humanistic Care’
Hackensack Meridian Health

The woman leading the network’s COVID-19 vaccination effort, and two professionals from the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, honored by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

Released: 15-Jun-2021 9:25 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Recognized for National Excellence by U.S. News & World Report
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Children's Health Cancer Program Ranks Top 50 in Cancer Care. Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center #1 Children's Hospital in New Jersey.

Released: 14-Jun-2021 6:05 PM EDT
Palisades Medical Center Opens New Physical Rehabilitation Center for Outpatient Services
Hackensack Meridian Health

State-of-the-art 7,500-square-foot facility opens on North Bergen campus.

Newswise: Helena Theurer, Devoted Friend and Benefactor of Hackensack Meridian Health, Receives the 2021 Pontifical Hero Award for Inspiration After Nomination By CEO Robert C. Garrett
Released: 7-Jun-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Helena Theurer, Devoted Friend and Benefactor of Hackensack Meridian Health, Receives the 2021 Pontifical Hero Award for Inspiration After Nomination By CEO Robert C. Garrett
Hackensack Meridian Health

Helena Theurer, Devoted Friend and Benefactor of Hackensack Meridian Health, Receives the 2021 Pontifical Hero Award for Inspiration After Nomination By CEO Robert C. Garrett


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