RWJBarnabas Health Recognizes Second Annual Maternal Health Awareness day

RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) marked Wednesday, January 23 across its system as the second annual statewide observance of Maternal Health Awareness Day. New Jersey is the first state in the nation to designate a day calling for action to raise public awareness about maternal health and promote maternal safety.

The proclamation for Maternal Health Awareness Day in New Jersey was signed by Governor Christie in 2017.  It was spearheaded by The Tara Hansen Foundation – created after the death of a New Jersey woman who died from an unnoticed infection after childbirth – as well as Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. The objective of the day is to increase maternal health awareness for all residents of the state including providers of women’s healthcare services, the general public, legislators, insurance company executives and other interested parties.

“RWJBarnabas Health’s participation in Maternal Health Awareness Day is one of the many ways in which our system is taking an active role in educating our communities about the importance of healthy pregnancies to ensure positive outcomes for both mothers and babies,” said John F. Bonamo, MD, MS, FACOG, FACPE, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical and Quality Officer of RWJBarnabas Health. “On the clinical side, in 2015, we established the RWJBarnabas Health OB Collaborative to assist health care providers by instituting evidence-based protocols to address the rising concerns of maternal health. The collaborative brings together the top minds in obstetrics care across the RWJBH system and takes a multidisciplinary team approach by actively engaging physicians, nurses, and support service leadership.” 

The RWJBarnabas Health’s OB Collaborative meets regularly to identify best practices, review and implement evidence-based protocols, address challenges, and evaluate and implement ways to improve maternal care. For example, to help address complications of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, which is one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality, the OB Collaborative created a bundle that includes a standardized order set and care pathway to support physicians and residents in clinical decision making to improve maternal care. The bundles were created using guidelines and recommendations from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and are currently being implemented system wide.  

“One major new initiative we are undertaking across the system this year is creating a protocol together with all of our emergency rooms,” said Dr. Bonamo. “This ensures that the right questions are asked of patients from the time they enter the emergency department and pregnant and postpartum patients are directed appropriately and swiftly from the beginning.  This is a vital step to decreasing the risk of maternal mortality and morbidity.”

The work includes advocacy before lawmakers, community engagement through institutes and coalitions, and leading obstetrical care for all.  As a result of the OB Collaborative, the majority of RWJBarnabas Health hospitals offering ob-gyn care have reduced their C-section rate, about half are now below the national episiotomy rate, and all hospitals are below the national early elective delivery benchmarks.

RWJBarnabas Health has also partnered with several outside organizations to improve maternal outcomes across the state, including: the NJ Department of Health Maternal Mortality Review Program, the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM), the NJ Perinatal Quality Collaborative led by the NJ Hospital Association’s Health Research and Educational Trust and the State of NJ Maternal Mortality Case Review Team.RWJBarnabas Health is also actively participating in the ‘Stop! Look! Listen!’ maternal health and safety campaign developed by the Tara Hansen Foundation to help empower pregnant mothers and their loved ones in addressing maternal health and safety and encourages women and families to speak up if they feel something is wrong – and providers to take heed of those concerns.

“Our work through the RWJBarnabas Health OB Collaborative and our outside partnerships are centered on implementing the best practices to continually improve the quality of care for women and their babies,” said Dr. Bonamo. “RWJBarnabas Health remains committed to developing new programs and initiatives to proactively address issues of maternal health and mortality.”

In recognition of Maternal Health Awareness Day, facilities across the RWJBH system hosted various education events for health care providers and the community to help increase awareness of maternal health issues within the communities they serve.

 

ABOUT RWJBARNABAS HEALTH  
RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering nine counties with five million people. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, RWJUH New Brunswick, RWJUH Somerset in Somerville, RWJUH Hamilton, RWJUH Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital (Children’s Specialized Hospital) with its multiple outpatient centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and two accountable care organizations. RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest private employer – with more than 33,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns.

RWJBarnabas Health recently announced a partnership with Rutgers University to create New Jersey’s largest academic health care system.   The collaboration will align RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.  The alliance will result in a multi-specialty group that will be one of the largest medical groups in the country.  


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Hudson County Community College Foundation 21st Annual Holiday Gala Celebration, a Success!

This year marked the 21st anniversary of the fundraiser, and the theme was “Americana.” Guests toured the program kitchens of the HCCC Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts representing various regions of the USA. All of the delicious cuisine was prepared by the College’s Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) chefs/instructors and students, and served by CAI students.  The HCCC CAI program – which is ranked among the top ten culinary programs in the U.S. – is one of only two programs in the region accredited by the American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission.


On Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, the Hudson County Community College Foundation held its 21st Annual Holiday Extravaganza. The annual Distinguished Community Service Awardwas presented to Barbara and William Netchert (second and third from left). Pictured with the Netcherts from left are Anthony Romano, Hudson County Freeholder; HCCC President Chris Reber, Ph.D.; Richard Mackiewicz, Jr., HCCC Foundation Chair; and Nicholas Chiaravalloti, HCCC Vice President for Planning and Development & Assistant to the President.

One of the evening’s highlights was the presentation of the Hudson County Community College Foundation 2018 Distinguished Community Service Award to Barbara and William Netchert. Mr. Netchert is an attorney with the firm of Netchert, Dineen & Hillman and serves as General Counsel for the Hudson County Improvement Authority. A member of HCCC Board of Trustees since 2003, he has been Chairman of the Board since 2005, and has been instrumental in the College’s incredible growth.  An integral part of the county and the College, Ms. Netchert served as Hudson County Clerk for more than 10 years. She was also Director of Jersey City Housing, Economic Development and Commerce, and Executive Director of the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency.


Proceeds from the Americana-themed fundraiser will benefit deserving students; Barbara and William Netchert received the 2018 Distinguished Community Service Award. January 4, 2019, Jersey City, NJ – The Board of Directors of the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation hosted its Annual Holiday Gala on Wednesday, December 5. The event was held in the College’s Culinary Conference Center at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City.  Proceeds from the event – over $175,000 – will provide scholarships for deserving students.

The Hudson County Community College Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (C) 3 corporation giving tax-exempt status to contributors. Since the Foundation was established in 1997, it has provided over $3 million in scholarships. The HCCC Foundation also established the Foundation Art Collection eleven years ago to coincide with the initiation of the College’s Fine Arts studies program. Presently, the Collection includes over 1,200 paintings, lithographs, photographs, sculptures, and other works by nationally acclaimed artists that are displayed throughout all the buildings on the College’s Journal Square and North Hudson Campuses. The Foundation also hosts a series of lectures that feature prominent artists and art authorities and scholars, and are open to the general public.# # # 
NOTE TO EDITORS: A photo from the event is included with this release. Caption follows:


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Hearing Set for Bayonne Block Grant Program on January 10

 

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Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the annual public hearing for Bayonne’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program has been scheduled for Thursday, January 10, at 5:30 p.m., in the Dorothy Harrington Municipal Council Chambers, 630 Avenue C, Bayonne. Continue reading Hearing Set for Bayonne Block Grant Program on January 10

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Join RWJBarnabas at Bayonne for a Free Health Screening Fair Tuesday, January 29, 2019

RWJBarnabas at Bayonne Health Screening Januar 29, 2019
RWJB Health, Bayonne NJ

As you get ready to celebrate a new year, including making the traditional new year resolutions, make sure to add “keeping healthy” to the top of your list.

One of the easiest ways to honor this resolution is to know your actual numbers. What is your Blood Pressure? BMI?

Please join RWJBarnabas at Bayonne for a Free Health Screening Fair “New Year, New You, Know your numbers”  open to adults and children.

Take advantage of a variety of screenings and educational programs meant to empower you to make healthier decisions. There will be FREE screenings for:

Blood Pressure Glucose Finger Sticks Weight/BMI

Cholesterol Medication Reviews Educational Information

 Tuesday, January 29, 2019

 10 am – 4 pm

RWJBarnabas Health at Bayonne

519 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002

For more information, please contact Sharnia Williams at: 201.388.1290.

HEALTH

SCREENINGS

FREE

COOKING

DEMOS AND

RECIPES

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Tickets now on sale for the first East Coast Music Hall Of Fame Awards Gala in Wildwood NJ, June 5, 2019.

Easst Cpast Music Halll of Fame Awards Jersey City’s Own Comedian Mike Marino Master of Ceremonies

The first annual East Coast Music Hall Of Fame Awards Gala and Ceremony celebrating our Lifetime Achievement Awards and Legend Awards will be held at the beautiful Wildwood Convention Center in a gala induction ceremony that will take place on Wednesday June 5, 2019. 

During the event, sixteen Lifetime Achievements and fourteen “Voice Of The People” Legend Awards will be presented.  Those selected to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards include Frankie Avalon, Jimmy Beaumont, Larry Chance, Chubby Checker, Lou Christie, Joey Dee, Connie Francis, Charlie Gracie, Ronnie “I” Italiano, Johnny Maestro, Richard Nader, Vito Picone, Eugene Pitt, Bobby Rydell, Jay Siegel and Willie Winfield.  The Legend Award inductees will be determined by vote of the Ambassador Members.
Scheduled to perform that evening are the Brooklyn Bridge, the Duprees, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Lou Christie, Charlie Gracie, Larry Chance, the Skyliners, Vito Picone & the Elegants, Joey Dee, Stan Zizka, Kid Kyle, Bobby Wilson, Teresa McClean, Johnny Gale, Emil Stucchio, Vinnie Medugno, Sal Valentinetti, the Mark Baron Orchestra and more.  [Line up subject to change].  Continue reading Tickets now on sale for the first East Coast Music Hall Of Fame Awards Gala in Wildwood NJ, June 5, 2019.

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Grand Opening El Aquila Dorada Mexican Restaurant Bayonne

Floodlights streaking the sky, smoke billowing outside its front door and a Marachi band playing traditional Mexican music, signaled the Grand Opening of Bayonne’s beautiful new restaurant, and 2nd El Aquila Dorada location.

On hand for the ribbon cutting was El Aquila owners Isreal and his wife Irma, their family and friends also attending, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and Bayonne Council members; Sharon Ashe Nadrowski, Juan Perez, and Gary LaPelusa. Bayonne Chamber President Tom Coughlin, Annette Rubin and Jack Kennedy.

Bayonne boxing legend Chuck Wepner and wife Linda also attended the Grand Opening.

El Aquila Dorada was packed with friends and customers.

 

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Owners Isreal and Irma and family and friends at opening of El Aquila Dorada newest location 412 Broadway, Bayonne

Cutting the ribbon at El Aquila Dorada 2

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Boxing great Chuck Wepner and wife Linda at the opening of El Aquila Dorada

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MARIST HIGH BASKETBALL – BUILDING STRENGTH AND GROWING

Marist is “One to Watch”

Marist has a new mindset and a singular goal: to be champions

 [Bayonne, NJ, December 10, 2018] Basketball is back in a big way at Marist High School with several key developments that demonstrate a growing investment and a new, winning attitude.  Boys Head Coach Ben Gamble most recently led the program at Mater Dei and is a former St. Anthony’s assistant under the legendary Bob Hurley. Coach Gamble and the Royal Knights are poised to dominate their division.  A recent NJ.com/Star-Ledger pre-season ranking placed Marist at #14 in the state based on the returning talent, strength of schedule, and competitive coaching staff.

 The Girls team under the watchful eye of Head Coach Reggie Quinn boasts one of the top players on the East Coast and an impressive squad of mentally tough teammates.

 The basketball season begins with two powerhouse match-ups on Friday, December 14, 2018, when the Marist Boys will host Snyder High School and the Marist Lady Knights travel to Snyder.  Continue reading MARIST HIGH BASKETBALL – BUILDING STRENGTH AND GROWING

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Grand Opening for El Aquila Dorada Restaurant in Bayonne Second Location

El Aquila Dorada logo

Front of El Aquila Dorada

Grand Opening of “El Aguila Dorada”

(Complimentary Mexican hors d’oeuvres will be served.)

 The folks at El A quila Dorada is celebrating the GRAND OPENING of El Aguila Dorada’s second location. After almost 2 years of construction the new location is 3 times bigger and 3 times more amazing. The public is invited to  join   for some authentic Mexican food at one of the best restaurants in Bayonne.

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST

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LOCATION

El Aguila Dorada

412 Broadway

Between W 18th st. and W 19th st.

Bayonne, NJ 07002

The Story:

Israel first came to America at the age of 16. His first job as….(drumroll)… a dishwasher. Not too exciting but after one month of proving himself Israel quickly worked his way up from a dishwasher into prep/ line cook station. Here is where his passion for food was born. Continue reading Grand Opening for El Aquila Dorada Restaurant in Bayonne Second Location

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