St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Projects Win Two 2009 Communicator Awards

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PATERSON, NJ [August 6, 2009]– St. Joseph's Healthcare System (SJHS) in Paterson, New Jersey is proud to be the recipient of two honors presented by the 15th Annual Communicator Awards, an international awards program honoring creative excellence in communications. The Public Relations/Marketing Department, led by Nancy Collins, Director, won a Silver Award for their 2008 'St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Charity Ball Video, Introduction Section' in the Film/Video category, and a second Silver Award for their 'St. Joseph's is the Future – 140th Anniversary Booklet' in the Brochure – Special Events category. The video is accessible for viewing on the Featured Videos section of the St. Joseph's Healthcare System website, www.StJosephsHealth.org.


The Communicator Awards, judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, is the leading international creative awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations, and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. This year's competition featured over 7,000 entries.

Celebrating Everyday Heroes at SJWH

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Everyday_Heroes_Tiffany_Ba_copyWAYNE, NJ [August 6, 2009] – Take a moment to think of your most memorable vacation. The one that you will never forget for years to come. What about that vacation made it stand out in your mind more than any other? For Tiffany Baker, Surgical Tech in the Operating Room at St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, one very unique detail about her most recent vacation, has made it one that she will never forget: She saved someone's life. While out one day, she heard a commotion and noticed a large crowd of people beginning to gather.


'Project LadyBug' Supports SJCH Through Fundraising Efforts

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Paterson, NJ (August 13, 2009)
– Since 2007, Project Ladybug has dedicated its fundraising efforts to providing support for the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital (SJCH) in Paterson, New Jersey, through direct program support, the purchase of toys, games, computers and other entertainments to ease the minds of young patients while undergoing painful or stressful treatment regimens.

Additionally, Project Ladybug has been providing young patients and their families with special trips to sporting events, local attractions, restaurants, and other morale-boosting activities to attempt to improve attitudes and outcomes for these patients and their families.

Project Ladybug also has held a "spa day" to provide the mothers of children being treated at SJCH with a much-needed day of pampering. The group has also provided in-kind donations of party supplies, gifts, food, etc., to make birthday and holiday celebrations special.


Demolition BBQ Celebrates Renewal at St. Joseph's

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Demolition Celebration 01 DSC03717PATERSON, NJ [AUGUST 12, 2009] –
On Tuesday, August 11, 2009, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center celebrated the demolition of the Johnson Building and 100 Hospital Plaza to enable the construction of our new Critical Care Building. Demolition is scheduled to begin shortly.



ER Video Teleconference Links Victims and Courts

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PATERSON, NJ [August 4, 2009]- The emergency room meets the courtroom in a joint venture being launched this week between St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and the Passaic County Courthouse to better help domestic violence victims through technology.


The Passaic Vicinage Hospital Project will allow victims coming into St. Joseph's ER for treatment to obtain temporary restraining orders from a judge right then and there via video teleconferencing.


Follow this story with John Petrick's article, which ran on the front page of The Herald News and the Local sections of The Record and NJ.com.


The article features Lauren La Porta, MD, Chairman, Psychiatry, SJRMC, and James N. Pruden, MD, Director of Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Medical Services and Telemedicine, SJRMC. It also features the technical support of Jim Cavanagh, VP/CIO, SJHS, and his team.


For additional information about this story, click on the link below to see the story as it ran on WOR-TV My 9 News during their 11:00 p.m. evening news broadcast.

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