The Sleep Center Receives National Accreditation

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WAYNE, NJ [February 14, 2012] – "The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) congratulates The Sleep Center at St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital on fulfilling the high standards required for accreditation as a sleep disorders center," said Dr. Nancy Collop, President, AASM.

This national level accreditation assures the community that The Sleep Center at St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital in Wayne, New Jersey, a division of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, "is a significant resource to the local medical community and will provide academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders," she added.


Model of Care Stresses Personalized Caring and Collaboration

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HlthQtrly NursingModelOfCareAtSJHSThe elderly patient was in a quandary, and he turned to his nurse for help.

"His family strongly desired to help care for him while he was in the hospital, to take over some of his basic care like his bed bath," says Maria Brennan, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Chief Nursing Officer, St. Joseph's Healthcare System (SJHS) and Vice President, Patient Care Services, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center (SJRMC). But the patient wanted the nursing staff to do it instead.

"It was a matter of his dignity," Brennan says. "He was embarrassed in front of his family. He also wanted to be fresh when they arrived, rather than have them help him get ready."


The nurse explained the situation to the family, and, with discussion, they understood. It was a family issue averted and another success for relationship-based care, an innovative care delivery model at St. Joseph's that enhances the current high standard of care by emphasizing the importance of caring and collaboration to address the unique needs of each patient.



St. Joseph's Healthcare System: Top '100 Great Places To Work'... Again!

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PATERSON, NJ [April 16, 2012] - St. Joseph’s Healthcare System has been named among the nation’s 100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker's Hospital Review/Becker's ASC Review for creating an outstanding workplace through opportunities for professional development, robust benefits, and a strong sense of community. This is the second consecutive year that St. Joseph’s has received this prestigious recognition, previously called, 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.


St. Joseph's Receives New Recognition for Stroke Center

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PATERSON, NJ [January 26, 2012] – St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus achievement award and named to the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll.  These awards recognize St. Joseph's multidisciplinary team effort (medicine-neurology, emergency care, nursing, radiology, rehabilitative services, swallowing center, laboratory, pharmacy & other support services), strong commitment to top quality care, and success in implementing a high standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. 


St. Joseph's and PSE&G Complete $1.1 Million in Energy Efficiency Efforts

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PSEG Web FinalPATERSON, NJ [January 11, 2012]St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center has partnered with Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) in the completion of a $1.1 million project in energy efficiency improvements.

The project, which began in early 2009, has been a smooth process with a quick turnaround and renovations throughout the hospital have received positive reactions from employees. As a result of the project (the last of the funding was presented on November 16, 2011), part of PSE&G's Hospital Energy Efficiency Program, St. Joseph's will save more than $250,000 annually in utility costs.



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