U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report published an article, “How Value Based Care is Changing Population Health,” featuring Mark Rosenberg, DO, Chief Innovation Officer, St. Joseph’s Health, speaking on our organization’s innovative approach to improve the health of our community. The article is part of the U.S. News “Healthiest Communities” series.

 How Value Based Care is Changing Population Health:

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USA today, The Record and North Jersey.com

St. Joseph’s Health was highlighted in the article, “We're exhausted: Stress and social media are taking their toll” featured on USA today, The Record and North Jersey.com – which includes Dr. Carlos Rueda, Chairman, Behavioral Health Services, SJH, providing insight on sleeping better and dealing with stress.

“We’re living in a very complex society,” says Dr. Carlos Rueda, “and this causes all kinds of problems. We are dealing with perceived threats from everywhere, economic uncertainty, and we are in constant state of fight and flight. And, of course, people are constantly receiving stimuli from their computers and their phones. You need this if you want to stay competitive but this is also creating constant stress that disrupts sleep and disrupts your circadian rhythm.”

Dealing with these stresses, Rueda says, requires time management skills and re-learning how to relax. “Set a time, say 8 p.m. or 9 p.m., when you turn off your computer and TV screens,” he suggests. “We aren’t supposed to be receiving and processing information 24/7. Stop. Take a pause. You want to sleep better? Go sit under a tree and read a book.”

We're exhausted: Stress and social media are taking their toll

 

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News 12 NJ

The St. Joseph’s ALTO℠ program was highlighted in the media, as News 12 NJ spoke with Adelaide Viguri, DO, Associate Medical Director, Emergency Medicine, St. Joseph’s Health, about our nationally-acclaimed ALTO℠ program in connection with President Trump’s announcement declaring opioid abuse a national public health emergency.

Dr. Viguri explained our philosophy and practice at St. Joseph’s to prescribe non-opioid medications for pain management.

Paterson hospital finds alternative medicines to opioids:

 

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North Jersey.com

This year's flu season has hit hard and fast, and is dominated by a particularly rough strain of the virus, federal health officials said Friday.

The elderly, the very young, those with chronic health conditions and baby boomers are suffering more than usual from the viral illness. 

NorthJersey.com published an update on this year’s flu season, featuring David Goldberg, MD, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease, St. Joseph's Children’s Hospital.

"It's never too late to get the flu vaccine," said Dr. David Goldberg, "We're seeing an increasing number of children being admitted."

A rough flu season may be hitting its peak

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North Jersey.com and TAP into Paterson

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital was featured in the media, as NJ Senator Bob Menendez and NJ Congressman Bill Pascrell hosted a press conference at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital to discuss the federal fight to restore funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides healthcare coverage to more than nine million children from lower-income families across the nation.

Joining the Senator and Congressman, was St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital patient Zaira Dollar from Paterson, who desperately relies on CHIP for her care at St. Joseph’s.  

Fighting to Restore CHIP Funding:

 

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HIP & KNEE SURGERY WITH ROBOTIC-ASSISTED PRECISION

MAKO ROBOTIC ASSISTED KNEE AND HIP REPLACEMENT

The MAKO Surgery System is transforming the way hip and knee replacement procedures are performed.

St. Joseph’s University Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in New Jersey to offer the innovative Mako Robotic Assisted Surgery System for knee and hip replacement procedures. This latest advancement in surgery is transforming the way joint replacement procedures are performed.

Robotic assisted surgery is a new approach to joint replacement that offers the potential for a higher level of patient-specific implant alignment and positioning. The technology allows surgeons to create a patient-specific 3D plan and perform joint replacement surgery using a surgeon controlled robotic-arm that helps the surgeon execute the procedure with a high degree of accuracy.

“Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed,” says Dr. Anthony J. Scillia, Orthopedic Surgeon and member of the St. Joseph’s Department of Orthopedics.

“Using a virtual 3D model, the Mako System allows surgeons to personalize each patient’s surgical plan pre-operatively, so there is a clear plan for how the surgeon will position the implant before entering the operating room,” adds Dr. Scillia.  “During surgery, the surgeon can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments, while the robotic-arm then allows the surgeon to execute that plan with a high level of accuracy and predictability. The combination of these three features of the system has the potential to lead to better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.”

The Mako Partial Knee application is a treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. Following the personalized pre-operative plan, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm during bone preparation to execute the pre-determined surgical plan and to position the implant. By selectively targeting only the part of the knee damaged by osteoarthritis, surgeons can resurface the diseased portion of the knee while helping to spare the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding the knee joint. Studies have shown robotic-arm assisted partial knee replacement to be two to three times more accurate than manual partial knee replacement procedures.

The Mako Total Hip application is a treatment option for adults who suffer from degenerative joint disease of the hip.  During surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm during bone preparation to prepare the hip socket and position the implant according to the pre-determined surgical plan.  In studies, Mako total hip replacement has been shown to be four times more accurate and reproducible than manual total hip replacement procedures.

”We are proud to be among the first to use this innovative technology in New Jersey,” says Dr. Craig Wright, Orthopedic Surgeon and member of the St. Joseph’s Department of Orthopedics “It is part of our commitment to provide our community with outstanding healthcare.”

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