Clinical Programs 2012

Geriatrics

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Geriatrics

Services available at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital

 

Operating under St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, St. Vincent's Nursing Home, provides long-term skilled nursing care as well as an adult medical day care program for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The 151-bed facility is operated under the direction of a board-certified geriatrician and offers onsite therapeutic services such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

 

In addition, geriatric acute care services are offered at both St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital's facilities with each offering dedicated Geriatric Special Care Nursing Units which follows the Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) care protocols designed to meet the needs of this special patient population.

 

St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in the region to provide a dedicated Geriatric Emergency Department (SrED) for older patients, featuring a 14-bed treatment area with thicker mattresses, natural lighting, and reduced noise.

Oncology

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Oncology

Services available at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital

 

Accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Community Cancer Center, the System's cancer program offers adult and pediatric comprehensive cancer diagnostic and treatment services to cancer patients. Diagnostic services include PET Scan, MRI and 64-Slice CT, with Board-Certified Pathologists specializing in Cancer diagnosis. Cancer treatment services include Infusion and Radiation Therapy with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) technology as well as board-certified Oncology Medical and Surgical specialists. Patients also have access to the latest research protocols through affiliations with St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Trauma Emergency

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Trauma/Emergency

Services available at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital

 

In 1994, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center received designation as a State-Designated Trauma Center and is equipped to handle critically injured patients around the clock, every day of the year. The Emergency Services Department is staffed 24 hours a day and provides access to all of St. Joseph's continuum of healthcare services.

 

An innovator in emergency and trauma services, St. Joseph's provides dedicated Pediatric, Adult and Geriatric (SrED) Emergency Departments staffed by specially-trained clinicians. For example, The Pediatric Emergency Department is uniquely staffed 24/7 with dual Board-certified pediatric emergency physicians. Other innovations include the first Emergency Department-based Palliative Care Program in the mid-Atlantic zone, toxicology and pharmacology expertise available 24/7.

 

St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, a division of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, operates a full service Emergency Department offering Advanced Life Support diagnostic and treatment services available 24/7. The facility is connected to the St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Emergency Department via telemedicine to provide immediate subspecialty consultation services as necessary.

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