Patient & Family Advisory Council

We Want To Hear From You…
The Patient & Family Advisory Council at St. Joseph’s Health brings together patients, families, clinicians and staff to improve care and the patient and family experience. 

What is the PFAC?
Our mission of the PFAC is to always serve our patients and families first while achieving the highest aspirations of the St. Joseph’s Health’s Vision, Mission, and Values.  Promoting the patient and family voices integrates and elevates development of programs, services and initiatives. 


How Can I Become Involved?
For additional information about the Patient and Family Advisory Council, or to inquire about becoming an advisor, please send an email to   

Interested in joining the PFAC? Click here.



New Medical Pavilion Opens in Wayne!

The St. Joseph’s Health Medical Pavilion, located at 234 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ, on the St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center Campus is officially open. St. Joseph’s Health is making specialty care more accessible by bringing a wide range of health professionals and services to one convenient location.

The new facility will provide a patient-centered environment for medical and surgical care along with coordinated services.

Offering You The Most Advanced Treatment Options

Take Your Recovery to Heart: Cardiac Rehabilitation

New at the St. Joseph’s Medical Pavilion, Cardiac Rehabilitation offers a structured program of exercise and heart health education designed to help you regain your life after a life-changing event, such as a heart attack. Our world-renowned specialists work together to help you improve your functional mobility, decrease risk factors related to cardiac complications, improve your outlook and emotional stability, and increase the ability to manage heart disease.

The St. Joseph’s Health Cardiac Rehab program is multi-disciplinary, with physicians, nurses, exercise physiologists, psychologists, and dietitians waiting to improve your quality of life.

Living with Diabetes

The John Victor Machuga Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center at the St. Joseph’s Health Medical Pavilion is dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment options, to help with managing and living with diabetes. The award winning center has been recognized by the prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition – for sixteen consecutive years.

St. Joseph’s diabetes specialists are available to help you learn how to make healthy eating and physical activity a part of your lifestyle – providing high-quality services needed to effectively manage diabetes.

Regaining Your Life after Injury: Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

St. Joseph’s Health is home to world-renowned Therapy experts, providing patients with physical, occupational and speech therapy services. An interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, work with both the patient and family to develop a plan of care that meets each individual’s needs to help them to live healthy, independent lives.

Driving and Community Mobility

The St. Joseph’s Driver Rehab Program provides clinical evaluation and assessment of the underlying skills needed for driving. This includes visual and physical assessments, reaction time tests and cognitive perceptual assessments. Clients must demonstrate adequate skills to progress to the Behind The Wheel Evaluation.

St. Joseph’s certified Driver Rehabilitation experts help individuals with disabilities gain the skills needed to be on the road safely – allowing them to lead more independent lives.

Treating Illnesses That Affect Body Movement

St. Joseph’s Physiatrists Rehabilitation experts specialize in treating injuries or illnesses that affect functional abilities - resulting from disease or injury, from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries. Our services focus on putting the pieces of a person's life back together, while focusing on improved function and quality of life.

High-Quality Care…Close to Home

A leader in surgical services, St. Joseph’s Health offers highly skilled personalized surgical specialty care dedicated to the treatment of a full spectrum of injuries, illnesses and disorders.

Our experienced multi-disciplinary surgical team is comprised of Board-certified physicians. An emphasis on teamwork, with collaboration among physicians, staff, patients and their families, helps to ensure the highest quality of care.

Contact Us:

Naveem Ballem, MD, Bariatric Surgery . Suite 203 . 862.207.7510

Derick Christian, MD, Liver Surgery . Suite 204 . 973.754.2850

Stephan Dorkhom, DO, Hematology Oncology . Suite 202 . 973.389.5160

Matthew Grossman, MD, Gastroenterology . Suite 100 . 973.569.6118

Mark Ingram, MD, General Surgery . Suite 203 . 862.207.7510

Robert Lahita, MD, Rheumatology . Suite 204 . 973.754.4175

Nadra Moulayes, DO, Breast Surgery . Suite 204 . 973.754.4180

Harvey Rainville, MD, Bariatric Surgery . Suite 203 . 862.207.7510



Loss/Bereavement Support Services

Forever In My Heart” is a support group offered by St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. This parent led group offers caring support for grieving mothers and fathers who have experienced the loss of their baby during pregnancy (miscarriage), at birth or shortly thereafter. Parents can share with other parents who have experienced a pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn loss in a safe and comforting environment. Grandparents are also welcome to attend. Facilitators of the group have been trained and certified by the Resolve through Sharing (RTS) bereavement program. This program addresses individual family needs with supportive care and resources in the hospital and also through parent support groups.


St. Joseph’s Health Now Participating in UnitedHealthcare’s Commercial and Medicare Provider Network

Back In-Network Effective November 1, 2018.


 St. Joseph’s Health and UnitedHealthcare have established a new network relationship, giving individuals enrolled in UnitedHealthcare and Oxford Commercial plans and Medicare plans access to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, in addition to outpatient care facilities throughout Northern New Jersey.

“We are pleased to offer UnitedHealthcare plan participants access to our wide range of acute care, outpatient, and wellness services for all of their healthcare needs,” said Kevin J. Slavin, President & CEO of St. Joseph’s Health. “We look forward to working with United to provide greater access and quality care to our patients and communities.”

This new relationship provides more than 50,000 plan participants with access to St. Joseph’s facilities, physicians and other care providers who share UnitedHealthcare’s commitment to improving access to quality care, enhancing clinical outcomes, lowering costs of care and creating an exceptional patient experience.

“St. Joseph’s Health is an important community partner and offers the people served by UnitedHealthcare greater choice and access to quality, cost-effective care,” said Paul Marden, CEO of UnitedHealthcare New Jersey. “We are grateful for the collaborative relationships we share with care providers like St. Joseph’s, who are committed to improving the quality and cost of care.”

UnitedHealthcare serves nearly 2 million New Jersey residents enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and employer-sponsored/individual health plans with a network of 170 hospitals and more than 36,500 physicians and other care providers statewide.



Annual Community Meeting

St. Joseph’s Health will hold its Annual Community Meeting on Monday, November 26, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., at the New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) Great Falls Youth Center, 52 Front Street, Paterson, NJ 07522. This meeting is open to all members of the community. Pre-registration is appreciated. Please call 973.754.4500 by November 16, 2018.



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