2011 Data Shows "A" Rating

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CrossA new type of hospital performance report card was distributed in June 2012 by the Leapfrog Group, an organization that surveys and reports on healthcare safety. This latest report card used Medicare information and data collected from a Leapfrog survey that aggregated 26 hospital safety indicators. The data was then turned into a letter grade for each hospital.


CMS Health Care Innovation Award Funds 3-Year Geriatric ED Study

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The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in collaboration with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center (NYC) and Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago) has announced the receipt of funding from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Innovation Challenge for an in-depth three-year evaluation of geriatric emergency services.


Known as GEDI-WISE, Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations through Workforce, Informatics and Structural Enhancements, the project will study the impact of leading edge geriatric services at three top tier tertiary academic urban medical centers.


"It's an honor to work shoulder-to-shoulder with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital on such a noteworthy geriatric emergency services study," notes Mark Rosenberg, DO, Chairman of Emergency Services, Geriatric Emergency Services, and Palliative Emergency Care, SJHS.


"A pioneer in geriatric emergency services, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center opened the state's and the northeast region's first dedicated Senior Emergency Department (SrED) in 2009. As a successful evidenced-based model, we've encouraged the development of similar programs throughout the United States – and they are taking hold. This study is significant because it will enhance the understanding and application of specialized senior emergency services nationwide," says Dr. Rosenberg.


According to the CMS Innovation Challenge Award announcement, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine GEDI-WIDE model "will use evidence-based geriatric clinical protocols, informatics support for patient monitoring and clinical decision support, and structural enhancements to improve patient safety and satisfaction while decreasing hospitalizations, return ED visits, unnecessary diagnostic and therapeutic services, medication errors, and adverse events, such as falls and avoidable complications."


"Together, through GEDI-WISE, we will evaluate Senior ED services at the three facilities and the overall impact on the health of this patient population, provision, and cost containment," adds Dr. Rosenberg. "It's a compelling study and we're proud to be part of it."

Citrin Cooperman Cares about Kids

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SJCH CitrinCoopermanVisitPATERSON, NJ [June 19, 2012] - Members of Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP - Springfield, New Jersey location - recently visited St. Joseph's Children's Hospital (SJCH) at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey, with fun summer crafts in tow. The group, led by St. Joseph's Healthcare System Board of Trustees member Wilfredo Fernandez (far left), brought sand art, coloring and other craft projects for the young patients at SJCH as part of Citrin Cooperman's Day of Caring. Some crafts were distributed for the patients to decorate or assemble themselves, while others – in particular ones for the littlest patients – were decorated / assembled by the Citrin firm members for the children.


Pictured with Mr. Fernandez are (left to right): standing - Paula Vuksic; Linda Depiro; Tiffany Shevchik, Child Life Specialist, SJCH; Glenys Merejo; Timothy P. Barr, Vice President for Development at St. Joseph's Healthcare System; sitting - Ann Torno, Sylvia Zuzulia, and John Watker.

Healthgrades Names St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Among Best in Nation in Maternity Care and Gynecologic Surgery

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2012 Gynecologic20Surgery GradientPATERSON, NJ (June 19, 2012) – A report released today by Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, named St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center among the top 5% in the nation (2011-2012) to be 5-Star rated and the recipient of both the Maternity Care Excellence Award and the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award. In addition, St. Joseph's is one of only 3 hospitals in New Jersey to be 5-Star rated and the recipient of the Maternity Care Excellence Award, placing it in the top 10% nationally.


201220MC20Medallion GradientHealthgrades found that women who give birth at 5-Star rated hospitals experience 62 percent fewer complications than lower-performing hospitals and those who undergo gynecologic surgery at 5-Star rated hospitals experience 56 percent fewer complications than lower-performing hospitals. St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, recipient of these designations, is committed to providing the women of northern New Jersey and southern New York and their babies with the highest possible quality care.


Cooking For Kids Dishes Up Funds at 5th Annual St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Event

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c4KidsResizePATERSON, NJ [MAY 24, 2012] - St. Joseph's Children's Hospital (SJCH) recently hosted the Fifth Annual "Cooking for Kids: Gourmet Fare from Everywhere!" With 60 world-class chefs, restaurateurs and distributors and nearly 650 supporters and friends, this signature event raised more than $200,000 for the young patients and their families at our Children's Hospital.


For the third consecutive year, Guest of Honor Lidia Bastianich, acclaimed public television personality, chef, restaurateur and best-selling cookbook author, welcomed other celebrity chefs and guests to the event. "Lidia and all the other celebrity chefs who participated in Cooking for Kids made for an evening of great food and excitement, all for the kids at St. Joseph's. Many of our pediatric programs will benefit from this fundraiser, enabling St. Joseph's Children's Hospital to continue bringing great care to the children who need it the most thanks to the support of the culinary community" says Timothy P. Barr, Vice President for Development at St. Joseph's Healthcare System.


Among the many guest at this year's event, which focused on farm to fork and included products from local farm co-ops, were (left to right): Steve Adubato; Scott Cutaneo (Great Scott Chef), official Chef to the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games; Michael Lamacchia, MD, Chairman, Pediatrics, SJCH; Guest of Honor Lidia Bastianich; Carl Nelson, former New York Giant; Allan Strongwater, MD, Chairman, Pediatric Orthopedics, SJCH; Dorothy Myridakis, MD, Assistant Chief, Pediatric Cardiology, SJCH and event co-chair; and Timothy P. Barr, Vice President for Development at St. Joseph's Healthcare System.

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