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Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The Pediatric Emergency room at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital has an annual patient volume of over 40,000 visits. It provides children with the specialized care they need in a warm and friendly environment. The Pediatric ER facility has a separate entrance and waiting room with dedicated registration and triage areas.

The Pediatric Emergency Room at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is staffed by specialists who are dually trained in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The registered nurses and other staff have specialized pediatric training and experience to recognize and treat conditions unique to children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Upon discharge from the Emergency Room, a discharge summary is sent to the treating Pediatrician to ensure continuity of care.

Programs and Services

  • Level II Trauma Center
  • Helicopter Transport
  • Dedicated Pediatric and Neonatal Transport Services

New Commissioner of Health Visits St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center

Commissioner of HealthSt. Joseph’s Health (SJH) proudly welcomed Cathleen Bennett, New Jersey’s new acting Commissioner of Health, to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson. Commissioner Bennett was greeted by SJH President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin J. Slavin, who led her on a tour through many of St. Joseph’s state-of-the-art facilities.

Among the locations visited was the newly expanded DePaul Center at St. Joseph’s, a community-based outpatient facility which supports approximately 100,000 patient visits each year. The culmination of five years of planning and construction, the new DePaul Center offers a holistic approach to medical and dental clinic care in a 59,200+ square foot location. Services such as dental and orthodontic services, counseling, education/testing services and a blood laboratory, are now conveniently available at one location across the street from the Regional Medical Center.

Commissioner Bennett also visited additional units within the hospital including the Emergency Department, one of the busiest in the country, and the Same Day Ambulatory Surgery Center, a free standing ambulatory surgery center with the safety and advanced specialties of a hospital-based facility, new in 2015. During the tour, Commissioner Bennett had to opportunity to interact with administrators, physicians, nurses and other support staff.

September 30, 2015


Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer with Go4theGoal

11875210 1151440101537743 5947328185211462907 oIn support of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, we have partnered with Go4theGoal, a New Jersey-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of children battling cancer by providing financial support, developing and implementing unique hospital programs, funding innovative research, and granting personal wishes.

Go4theGoal has two national awareness campaigns: Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer and National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day that St. Joseph’s will be participating in and “Going Gold!” for this September into mid-October.

Please join us in spreading the word among your families, communities, schools, and sports teams; further information on how you/they can participate is attached. You can get your own gold laces or ribbons —for a $5 donation—to show your support! You can visit Go4theGoal.org to learn more, sign up a team today as well as get your laces/ribbons. You can also contact Amanda Yetman at AmandaYetman@go4thegoal.org for further assistance. As always, if we can answer any questions please give us a call at 973.754.4483.

Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer gives local athletic teams the opportunity to support the cause by ordering gold shoelaces to wear at games, tournaments, etc. this Fall. Proceeds from this effort will benefit the pediatric patients and their families being treated at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

On National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day (Friday, September 25) wear your gold laces or ribbons and show your support!  Again, proceeds from any Go4theGoal merchandise will benefit our pediatric cancer patients.

Thanks in advance for your time and support of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and all the children and families for whom they provide excellent care.

Go 4 the Goal



City Green Pop Up Farm Stand at St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center

City Green Farm Stand at St  Josephs Wayne HospitalFarm fresh produce from the City Green urban gardens in Clifton and Paterson was available at a Pop Up Farm Stand on campus at St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center, thanks to the collaboration between City Green and St. Joseph’s Health. The farm stand offered an array of colorful, delicious vegetables, including herbs, peppers, heirloom tomatoes and squash to area residents as well as St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center employees and visitors. St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center Chef Maurice Alameda and Joy Adriano MS, RD, CDN, Senior Dietitian, Clinical Nutrition Services, St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center, shared nutrition and health information and preparation techniques, including recipes related to the season’s farm fresh produce offered at the pop up farm stand.

“Sound nutrition is the foundation for overall wellness. I applaud City Green as they work to provide healthy food options at affordable prices, as well as nutritional education programs to our communities,” said Kevin Slavin, President & CEO, St. Joseph’s Health.

“We are pleased to bring City Green’s Pop Up Farm Stand to St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center. The turnout was great and we enjoyed the interaction with so many St. Joseph’s employees,” said Jasmine Moreano, Director of Community Engagement for City Green. A Passaic County-based nonprofit organization, City Green manages two organic, urban farm sites: a half-acre Learning Garden & Farm at Eastside Park in Paterson and a five-acre Learning Farm & Eco-Center in Clifton. Produce from City Green’s farms is sold at their stands in downtown Paterson, downtown Passaic and Clifton and through the mobile pop up farm stand that operates in Passaic County. As an added incentive for low-income customers to shop at the City Green Farm Stand, City Green operates a farmers' market incentive program enabling all SNAP and WIC customers to receive a dollar in City Green Bucks for every dollar spent in federal nutrition benefits. Last year, City Green sold over 25,000 pounds of fresh produce at their farm stands. To learn more about City Green, please visit www.citygreenonline.org

Seen in photo l to r: Daniel Kline, Vice President, SJH, and Site Administrator, SJWMC; Kevin Slavin, President and CEO, SJH; Ruthanne Braddock, MA, RN, NEA-BC, Site Director, Nursing, SJWMC; Colin English, AmeriCorps Youth Programming Assistant; Jasmine Moreano, Director of Community Engagement for City Green; Eric Batiz, Patient Representative, Patient Relations Department, SJWMC; Fr. Martin Rooney, Director, MissionServices, SJH; Kenneth Morris, Jr., Vice President, External Affairs, SJH.


SJCH and Community Partners Offer Food Gifting Program to Families

Healing Meals-02Healing Meals Assures Nutritious Meals for Ill Children

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital has launched the first Healing Meals food gifting program in Passaic County.  Healing Meals provides nutritious meals for families with children undergoing treatment for cancer, serious blood disorders and sickle cell anemia distributed through the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

Stacey Antine, MS, RDN, founder of HealthBarn USA and director of HealthBarn Foundation, launched this one-of-kind food gifting program in 2014, in collaboration with community partners to assure that all children have access to healthy meals when their nutritional needs are heightened.  “We are thrilled to welcome the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital community into this dynamic partnership of serving others in need.  We are committed to supporting families during this stressful time with the gift of food and to make sure that all children in treatment have access to good nutrition through delicious meals made with love,” said Stacey Antine.

“This partnership with Healing Meals supports the mission of our Clinical Nutrition Department; as every day we encourage our patients and community to making nutritious food choices, in order to improve the healing process and promote healthful lifestyles,” says Lara Zamajtuk, MS, RDN, Director of Food and Nutrition Services for St. Joseph’s Health.  

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital staff hand selected the kid-tested, family-friendly recipes from Appetite for Life, a child-friendly cookbook authored by Antine.  Culinary student volunteers from the Bergen County Academies’ SkillsUSA Club in Hackensack prepare the recipes at No Fuss Lunch commercial kitchen in Hawthorne, NJ using fresh, natural and organic foods donated by Whole Foods Market locations in Edgewater, Paramus and Ridgewood.  The HealthBarn Foundation oversees the operation and provides additional ingredients and packaging.  A variety of Healing Meals’ breakfast items, soups, dinners and snacks are made readily available on the treatment floor in a Whirlpool freezer donated by Reno’s Appliance of Paterson.

“The Healing Meals program will enable our families to take home a nutritious meal after spending a long day at the hospital. It also helps our staff educate families about healthy food choices, and now we can literally hand the family this amazing gift,” says Jill Menell, MD, Chief of Pediatric Hemotology/Oncology at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

The HealthBarn Foundation’s program has distributed over 6,000 Healing Meals since it was introduced at Tomorrows Children’s Fund, Hackensack University Medical Center in 2014.  Funding for this program is made possible through public donations at www.healthbarnfoundation.org.

HealthBarn Foundation is a New Jersey non-profit organization and a federally recognized 501(c)(3) public charity with a mission to gift children and families healthy food through access and in conjunction with nutrition education. There are currently three initiatives that are being funded with generous support from the public including: Healing Meals, Garden-to-Table Scholarships and School Nutrition Education. Email info@healthbarnfoundation.org or call 201.241.2774 for more information. 

August 26, 2015



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