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Specialized Pediatric Care Now Conveniently Available In Wayne

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SJCH WayneSubspecialties 01St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Opens Subspecialties Center

PATERSON, NJ (December 6, 2012) – The St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Pediatric Subspecialties Center at Wayne officially opened on December 4, 2012, as local civic leaders joined St. Joseph's Healthcare System administrators, religious leaders, and physicians at a reception that featured words of welcome; a Blessing; a ribbon cutting; and tours of the new facility.


St. Joseph's Pediatric Subspecialties Center at Wayne offers young patients and their parents an array of clinical specialty expertise provided by Board-certified pediatrician-specialists in their fields of Allergy/Immunology, Child Development, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Neurology and Pulmonology/Sleep Medicine. The center is conveniently located at 1350 Route 23 North – easily accessible from Routes 287, 80 and 46.


"Pediatric subspecialties services are not very common," said Michael Lamacchia, MD, Chairman, Pediatrics, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital (SJCH), a member of St. Joseph's Healthcare System, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. "It is our mission at St. Joseph's to be close to our patients," he explained, discussing the importance of providing St. Joseph's high level of pediatric expertise and responsive compassionate care on campus at the Children's Hospital in Paterson and at subspecialties centers in the communities served by the Healthcare System. St. Joseph's Children's Hospital opened the Pediatric Subspecialties Center in Hoboken (2011), another subspecialties center on Century Road in Paramus (May, 2012), and looks forward to the addition of a pediatric ambulatory surgery center in Fair Lawn in 2013.


Fr. Martin Rooney, Director, Mission Services, St. Joseph's Healthcare System, offered the Blessing and reflected on the healing mission of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the founders and sponsors of St. Joseph's Healthcare System. "This will be a place of comfort and strength...as physicians and staff open their hearts and their minds to these young people in need and that these children will experience healing, comfort, and humor."


Christopher Vergano welcomed St. Joseph's Children's Hospital to Wayne Township saying, "we are certainly very happy you're here at this great location... and providing a great service to our residents."


Assemblyman Scott Rumana added, "It is a comfort to know that a children's specialized program is right here in our backyard."


Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital (SJCH) is a state-designated children's hospital located at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson. A member of St. Joseph's Healthcare System, SJCH offers a broad spectrum of advanced services for patients from birth to 21 years of age and their families. For more information, please visit www.StJosephsHealth.org or call the St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Pediatric Subspecialties Center at Wayne, 973.754.8630.

St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Radiologists Selected as New Jersey Monthly 2012 'Top Doctors'

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CrossPaterson, NJ [November 07, 2012] - New Jersey Monthly magazine released their 2012 Top Doctors list and St. Joseph's Healthcare System is proud to announce that among the 840 physicians in 68 medical specialties included are 5 of our radiologists. This annual list of the Garden State's best medical practitioners is based on an independent survey.


Congratulations to the following St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Radiologists for being selected: Kalavathy Balakumar, MD; Edward Milman, MD; Prashant Parashurama, MD; Orestes Sanchez, MD; and Frank Yuppa, MD, Chairman, Department of Radiology, SJRMC.


For information about the expertise of these physicians, and other St. Joseph's Healthcare System medical staff members, please visit us online at www.StJosephsHealth.org.


To compile the list, 'New Jersey Monthly' commissioned an independent survey by Leflein Associates, a research firm in Ringwood, NJ. Questionnaires were mailed to every doctor licensed in New Jersey for at least five years. Each of the doctors was asked to vote for physicians he or she would choose to treat him or herself or a family member. The votes were tallied and preliminary results provided to 'New Jersey Monthly'. Next, a blue-ribbon advisory board of New Jersey doctors was asked to examine the preliminary results for possible additions or deletions, with special attention to physicians in their respective fields of practice or regions of the state. The 24 member board was selected by New Jersey Monthly from among top vote getters in previous surveys. 'New Jersey Monthly' also received special assistance from the Medical Society of New Jersey in compiling this year's list.

St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Receives Trauma Center Status Reverification

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CrossPaterson, NJ [November 06, 2012] - St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), a member of St. Joseph's Healthcare System that includes St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, has received Trauma Center reverification by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.


This reverification means that SJRMC has voluntarily met a stringent on-site review of criteria conducted by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the ACS. The reverification assures that the Regional Medical Center provides the very highest quality trauma care capabilities and institutional performance as outlined by the ACS, which ensures that trauma patients receive the very best of care.


"The Emergency Department at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, which includes pediatric, adult and geriatric emergency departments, is an active trauma center and one of the busiest EDs in the United States. We are proud to provide our patients with 24-hour immediate coverage by a team of general surgeons, as well as coverage by specialists in the fields of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, and critical care, among others," said Mark Rosenberg, DO, Chairman of Emergency Services, St. Joseph's Healthcare System.


Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1987, the Committee on Trauma's (COT) Consultation/Verification Program for Hospitals promotes the development of trauma centers in which participants provide not only the hospital resources necessary for trauma care, but also the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all injured patients. This spectrum encompasses the pre-hospital phase through the rehabilitation process.

St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital Annual Charity Ball Recognized Kathe Crimmins with John A. Pasquale III Community Award

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SJWH Honors KatheCrimminsWAYNE, NJ [NOVEMBER 19, 2012] – St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital (SJWH), a division of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Wayne, New Jersey, is pleased to announce Kathe Crimmins (resident of Wayne) as the 2012 John A. Pasquale III Community Award recipient. This prestigious award was presented to Ms. Crimmins at the St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital Foundation's Annual Charity Ball on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at The Rockleigh. A devoted volunteer and life-long resident of North Jersey, Ms. Crimmins was recognized for her contribution to the community, overall, as well as her dedication to St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital.


"Congratulations to Kathe Crimmins," said Daniel Kline, Vice President, St. Joseph's Healthcare System and Site Administrator, St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. "An exemplary community advocate, Kathe is a well-deserving recipient of the 2012 John A. Pasquale III Community Service Award," he added.


Ms. Crimmins has led her life by example volunteering for both Boy and Girl Scouts organizations, serving as a school board member for Our Lady of the Valley Church, co-developing children's liturgies and confirmation programs, and even sheltering a Vietnamese refugee family through her church while serving as a dutiful parishioner.


Beginning her journey with Wayne General in the mid-nineties, Ms. Crimmins began as a volunteer in the Foundation Office and quickly transitioned to serve on the St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital Board with John Pasquale III and continued her tenure on the Foundation Board to serve as Treasurer. Ms. Crimmins was active on the Foundation Board's Nominating, Finance and Executive Committees.


Ms. Crimmins, a longtime resident of Wayne, served as the President of the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce offering her expertise in economic development, business-to-business networking, event planning, marketing, and governmental advocacy. Under her leadership her work provided opportunities to assist senior citizens and students as well as offering guidance and job shadowing programs to women reentering the work force. Ms. Crimmins also cemented ties between the Chamber of Commerce and St. Joseph's Wayne through many educational event partnerships.


An adamant volunteer and prominent community figure, Ms. Crimmins also participated in the Wayne Rotary and has served on numerous commissions and boards including the Wayne Township Emergency Management Task Force, the Passaic County Technical Institute's Academy of Finance Advisory Board, the William Paterson University Orchestra Advisory Board and the William Paterson University College of Business Stakeholders Committee.


Ms. Crimmins demonstrates an exemplary lifestyle of devotion to her community as well as passion to her volunteerism and even devoted several years to volunteering as a domestic violence counselor. A well-rounded citizen who is always willing to lend her full support, Ms. Crimmins is more than deserving of recognition for her service to St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital and surrounding communities.

St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital Annual Charity Ball Honored Dr. Frank L. Kardos, 2012 Distinguished Physician

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SJWH Honors KardosMDWAYNE, NJ [November 5, 2012] – The St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital (SJWH) Foundation will proudly recognize Frank L. Kardos, MD (resident of Fair Lawn), a member of the SJWH Medical Staff, with the 2012 Distinguished Physician Award at the Foundation's Annual Charity Ball. This annual gala will be held on Saturday, November 17th at The Rockleigh.


"Congratulations to Dr. Frank Kardos, the well-deserving recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Physician Award," said Daniel Kline, Vice President, St. Joseph's Healthcare System and Site Administrator, St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. "A member of our medical team for more than four decades, Dr. Kardos is a highly respected physician-leader and medical practitioner," he added.


Dr. Kardos completed his advanced medical training at Downstate Medical Center alongside a rotating internship at Kings County Hospital. Afterwards Dr. Kardos served a full residency at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital in New York. Dr. Kardos also pursued further head and neck surgical training at East Orange Veterans Administration Hospital. Having completed such an extensive medical education, Dr. Kardos entered the US Army and served as Chief of Otolaryngology at the Womack Army Hospital, Fort Bragg, NC. Following his medical corps discharge, Dr. Kardos opened a private practice in Paterson, which he moved to Wayne after the opening of the Wayne General Hospital.


For more than 30 years Dr. Kardos served as Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology in Wayne and was instrumental in building up the first otologic surgical service in the area. The Department under Dr. Kardos became pioneers in the use of lasers for head and neck surgery and began performing Endoscopic sinus surgery as well as microlaryngoscopic surgery.


Dr. Kardos served the Wayne Hospital in many aspects for over 43 years including serving as President of the Medical Staff, being appointed as the first Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. Dr. Kardos helped to smooth the introductory transition to St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital and St. Joseph's Healthcare System, assisting in the implementation of values and traditions that have been the backbone of the organization since its founding in 1867.


Dr. Kardos is very active in the medical community as well, having been President of the New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology; currently serving as President of the Board of the Paterson Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery and the American Rhinologic Society, a member of the Passaic County Medical Society, and a member of the American Medical Association.


Outside of his work, Dr. Kardos enjoys music and is an accomplished organist. Residents of Fair Lawn, Dr. Kardos and his wife Barbara Kardos are the proud parents of three daughters and grandparents of six.


Dr. Kardos currently practices otolaryngology at his Wayne, NJ based office.


A dedicated and enthusiastic leader at St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital and St. Joseph's Healthcare System, Dr. Frank L. Kardos truly exemplifies the spirit and qualities inherent in the Mission, Vision, and Values set forth by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the sponsors of St. Joseph's Healthcare System.


To purchase your tickets for the St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital Annual Charity Ball, please call the SJWH Foundation Office at 973.956.3304 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by November 12, 2012. Additional information regarding the charity ball and other Foundation events is available at StJosephsHealth.org/giving-to-st-josephs/foundation-events.

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