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8th Annual Heart ConferencePATERSON, NJ [MARCH 16, 2009]- St. Joseph's Healthcare System hosted their 8th Annual St. Joseph's Healthy Heart Conference, held at William Paterson University. The 240 people from throughout northern New Jersey, benefited from 21 workshops on heart disease and stroke risk reduction, advances in diagnosis and treatment, as well as strategies for managing stress and living with heart disease.

 

April Stearns, Catering Director at William Paterson University, Pat Ortlieb, RD, CDE, Senior Clinical Dietitian, St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, and Julie Edwards, RD, CDN, Clinical Nutritionist, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, offered three one-hour cooking workshops where they showed participants how to prepare low-fat, heart-healthy meals.

Community Outreach Program A Success

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SJRCM Oasis Center OutreachPATERSON, NJ [MARCH 16, 2009] - Pat DiPietro, RN, CDE and Mary Schneider, RN, CDE, Certified Diabetes Educators from the John Victor Machuga Diabetes Education Center at St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital in Wayne, NJ, provided two one-hour workshops on diabetes to women at Oasis: A Center for Women & Children. They explained the importance of reading food labels and encouraged the ladies to include more fruits and vegetables in their diets. The workshop, one of many others, was part of a daylong community outreach program, which included nurses and other staff from various specialties and departments through out St. Joseph's Healthcare System.

SJHS Names Sister Rosemary Smith as New Board of Trustees Chairperson

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smithrosemary360PATERSON, NJ [FEBRUARY 24, 2009]- Sister Rosemary Smith, S.C., has been selected as the new Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph's Healthcare System in Paterson, NJ.

 

"It is an honor to lead St. Joseph's Healthcare System during such an exciting period in our organization's history and this challenging economic time," said Sister Rosemary Smith, S.C., Chairperson of St. Joseph's Healthcare System's Board of Trustees. "St. Joseph's is an organization with a proud 145-year tradition of service excellence that is experiencing tremendous progress. I look forward to working with the St. Joseph's Board and the Healthcare System family in the years ahead."

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St. Joseph's Hosts Successful International Conference

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the result of an external force striking the head causing a physical disruption in normal brain functioning. TBIs frequently occur as a result of a car accident, sports head-injury, or any event that causes a sudden blow to the head. Incidentally, due to the nature of the artillery used in the War in Iraq, TBI is considered the 'signature wound' of this war. Unfortunately much remains unknown in the realm of diagnosis, immediate care, and long term treatment of these devastating injuries.

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SJCH to receive teddy bears from AuPairCare’s Share-A-Bear party

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AuPairCare, a leading au pair placement agency located online at www.aupaircare.com, is teaming up with Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationwide to hold their Share-A-Bear campaign which invites au pairs to give back to their local communities by making a bear and donating it to a local children's charity.

 

AuPairCare's monthly au pair activities have involved charitable giving in the past, however, this is the first time AuPairCare has launched a nationwide charitable campaign. Heidi Woehl, VP of AuPairCare, says "AuPairCare is present in many of the same areas as Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and their mission of creating a place "where best friends are made" is very much in-line with the role an au pair can play in the life of a child and host family. We are very excited about this partnership and the opportunity for our au pairs who make a difference in the lives of the children they care for, to extend the spirit of international friendship through these bears to other children in their area."

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