Residents Celebrate a Century of Life at St. Joseph's in Cedar Grove

DSC 9392Residents and staff recently gathered at St. Joseph's Nursing Home to celebrate a great milestone of five of their own. Walter Solberg, Teodosia Brykowycz, Josephine Smithonic, Teresa Finamore and Anne Campora are all officially members of the “100 and Over Club.” Each with a life full of exciting and memorable times continues to thrive through the loving care they receive at St. Joseph's. The celebration included plenty of cake, singing and laughter.

Walter Solberg was born April 5, 1914 in Bayonne, New Jersey, and had one sister. As a young man he married and had 2 children. Mr. Solberg worked as a supervisor for many years and also drove the transit bus to and from New York City. He traveled often, enjoys history and spending his time at St. Joseph's reading the newspaper and talking with fellow residents. He especially loves telling stories about “back in the day.”

A native of the Ukraine, Teodosia “Tess” Brykowycz was born February 7, 1914 during World War I, as the youngest of 3. Tess, as she is lovingly called, never married nor had any children; she dedicated her years in the Ukraine to teaching and education. Towards the end of World War II, she and her family were transferred to a displaced persons camp. From there they immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where Tess took a job at a local hospital washing floors while attending night school to learn English. She later worked at a medical insurance company for more than 20 years, before moving to New Jersey.

Josephine Smithonic, a native of Dupont, Pennsylvania, was born March 12, 1915, as 1 of 11 children. She married and had one son, who along with her husband has passed. She worked as a factory worker for many years and spent much of her time sewing. Currently, Ms. Smithonic enjoys watching television, talking with friends and staff, and regular visits from her niece.

Teresa “Terri” Finamore was born November 14, 1914. She and her brother Thomas lost their mother in the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918. Her father remarried in 1920 and had two more sons. After graduating elementary school Ms. Finamore had to go directly to work in the Dye House Mills in Paterson due to the hard economic times. She later married a young man from her neighborhood in Paterson and had two sons. She and her husband eventually opened a diner in Haledon which they ran for many years. Additionally, Terri owned/operated Francine Fashions in Totowa, worked for Kearfott in Paterson and later served as a nanny to many families and children in the Wayne area.

Anne Campora was born on October 30, 1914 in New York City, 1 of 2 children. She married, had 2 sons and worked as a secretary for some time. Ms. Campora enjoys playing bingo with friends.

February 8, 2016

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Kevin J. Slavin Appointed to New Jersey Hospital Association Board

Slavin PodiumKevin J. Slavin, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph’s Health, will serve as Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA). His appointment, and that of other Board officers and members, was announced at the organization’s 97th Annual Meeting held January 29, 2016. The NJHA is a not-for-profit trade association that helps hospitals and other healthcare providers deliver quality, accessible and affordable healthcare.

“It is an honor to serve as an officer of the New Jersey Hospital Association Board of Trustees during such a pivotal time in our state’s – and the nation’s – healthcare industry,” said Mr. Slavin. “The NJHA is a healthcare-focused collaborative organization that positively impacts the lives of people across New Jersey.”

A highly-respected healthcare industry leader, Mr. Slavin has served as a Trustee of the New Jersey Hospital Association since 2013. Most recently, he chaired the NJHA Property Tax Task Force (2015-16) in the development of a mutually beneficial resolution that defined the community service contributions provided to host municipalities by New Jersey’s not-for-profit hospitals. 

Mr. Slavin, recognized as #34 on the prestigious NJBIZ 2015 Power 50 Health Care List, is a Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Trustee and Immediate Past Chairman of the Hospital Alliance of New Jersey (2005-present) and has held a variety of legislative appointments to healthcare boards, commissions and task forces. He is a Seton Associate of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth.

Mr. Slavin took the reins of 1,000-bed St. Joseph’s Health, the largest employer in Passaic County, in late 2014. Prior to leading St. Joseph’s, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer at East Orange General Hospital, Essex County. Previously he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at St. Joseph’s Health, Passaic County; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at St. Clare’s Health System, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer and Vice President for Ambulatory Care at St. Clare’s Hospital, Morris County.

A native of Trenton, Mr. Slavin is a resident of Hackettstown, New Jersey.

February 2, 2016

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The Binder Autism Center

dr hoahanThe Binder Autism Center, as part of the Child Development Center at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, employs an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. Our evaluation team is comprised of multiple pediatric subspecialties including developmental pediatrics, neurology, genetics, rehabilitation medicine (physical, occupational, speech and language therapists), feeding and swallowing, child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry.

The objective of the inter and multidisciplinary team is to provide families the experience of a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis of their children, as well as provide critical support services.

Collaborative services provided through the Autism Center include:

  • Diagnostic evaluation
  • Psychological Assessment (ADOS, developmental, cognitive and achievement testing)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services
  • Social Work Services
  • Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Psychoeducation/Support Groups
  • Parent Skills Training Groups
  • Coordination of Services through our Genetics, Feeding and Swallowing and other pediatric services (as needed)
  • Referral Services (to community-based programs and services)

For additional information, please contact us:

Appointments: 973.754.3081

Fax: 973.754.2039

 

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Financial Assistance Program

The below information is the plain language summary for the St. Joseph's Health Financial Assistance Program.

Who can get financial assistance?

The St. Joseph’s Health (“SJH”) Financial Assistance & Self Pay Discount Policy (“FAP”) offers full or partial discounts to eligible patients for emergency care or other medically necessary services.  Patients seeking financial assistance must apply for the program.  This is a short description of the policy. 

To read our full policy, click below:

Financial Assistance & Self Pay Discount Policy - Self Pay Fee Schedule

Política de asistencia financiera y de descuento de pago por cuenta propia

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How do I know if I qualify to receive assistance?

To see if you are eligible for financial assistance you must first complete the Self Pay Financial Assistance Affidavit* or fill out the Charity Care Application. The amount of financial assistance you receive will depend upon your total household income based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Federal Poverty Guidelines. If your family income is below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, you may be eligible for one of the low income assistance programs (e.g., Medicaid or Charity Care). If your income is 300% or above, and you have no insurance, you will be eligible for a hospital discounted fee  equal to the “amount generally billed” for emergency or other medically necessary services.

Services provided by Radiology, Pathology and doctors not employed by the hospital are not included in this policy.

*This document must be downloaded to your computer in order to access the use of the electronic signature option. Once filled out, please attach to an email and send to billingquestions@sjhmc.org.

How can I apply?

You may call the Hospital’s Patient Financial Services Department at 888.338.9458.  You can visit in person, or request the application by mail from St. Joseph’s Health, Patient Financial Services, 35 Getty Avenue, 400 Hospital Plaza, Paterson, New Jersey 07503.  Mail completed application or deliver, in person, to above address.

What are SJH’ billing and collection policies?

A copy of SJH’ billing and collection policies can be obtained by calling the Patient Financial Services Department at 888.338.9458 or by mailing a request to St. Joseph’s Health, Patient Financial Services, 35 Getty Avenue, 400 Hospital Plaza, Paterson, New Jersey 07503.

Additional Information:

To view our Bad Debt and Collection Agency Policy please click below:

Bad Debt and Collection Agency Policy

Política de las deudas incobrables y la agencia de cobros

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Pay Your Bill

Please keep in mind that you will receive separate statements for each hospital, employed physician and contracted providers. For instance, you will also receive separate bills for use of the hospital facilities in addition to the professional service fee of the physician. Other tests that may be billed separately include x-rays, laboratory, cardiology and consulting physicians; such services are provided by independent physicians who are not employees of the hospital.

You have the right to receive all the hospital care that is necessary for the proper diagnosis and treatment of your illness or injury. According to federal law, your discharge date must be determined solely by your medical needs - not by DRG’s or Medicare payments.

Because we understand that hospital bills can be confusing, we assign a Patient Financial Representative to answer your questions, and iron out any difficulties. The representative who will handle your account will meet with you during the Pre-Admission Testing process, or shortly after you are admitted. He or she will discuss arrangements for paying your bill and will be glad to answer any questions you may have about charges, your insurance coverage, or payment.

It is within the St. Joseph’s Health’s mission to render quality healthcare in northern New Jersey with a special concern for the poor and underserved.

Patients and families can now pay their bill online. Click below to access our safe and secure online billing payment system.

St. Joseph's Health Online Bill Pay

 

For additional information or to contact your patient account representative please contact us at 973.754.2150 Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or by filling out the form below.

For Financial Assistance please call 844.440.2900 or fill out the form below.

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