Local and Global Outreach 2012

Across the Country

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St. Joseph's Healthcare System – Across the Country

  • Recognized by the American Heart Association for the quality of its programs, "The Heart Center at St. Joseph's" received a total of nine "Get With The Guidelines" awards between January 2006 and July 2007, placing it as one of the top ten hospitals in the nation.
  • St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph's Children's Hospital are three-time recipients of the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence, which is the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, a division of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, were selected to receive federal funding from the Urban Area Security Initiative Nonprofit Security Grant Program, a grant that seeks to integrate nonprofit preparedness activities with broader state and local preparedness efforts.

 






Across the State

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St. Joseph's Healthcare System – Across the State

  • In 1994, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center was designated by the New Jersey Legislature and State Department of Health as the Children's Hospital for Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren Counties.
  • In 2007, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center screened approximately 1,468 low-income men and women for breast, cervical and prostate cancer through its State funded Cancer Education Evaluation and Detection Program (CEED). In 2008, the State approved a grant of $650,000 to expand the number of individuals screened through this program.
  • In 2007, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center was licensed by the Department of Health and Senior Services as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.
  • Of the over 80 hospitals in New Jersey, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center is only one of half a dozen hospitals that have eliminated ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP), a hospital-acquired infection, for 2 or more years.

Across the Community

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St. Joseph's Healthcare System – Across the Community

  • The City of Paterson and St. Joseph's Healthcare System joined hands to build a park in the first step in the City's Urban Enterprise Zone redevelopment process.
  • St. Joseph's Healthcare System works with Passaic County Community College to assist Passaic High seniors by providing opportunities for students to experience health care careers.
  • Staff from St. Joseph's Healthcare System provide informational and educational seminars throughout the community to various audience groups including children, adults and seniors. Topics include healthy food choices and lifestyle habits, car seat and bicycle helmet safety, heart healthy lifestyles, the benefits of coronary artery scoring related to the health risks of being a firefighter and Diabetes education.
  • To help promote careers in health care, St. Joseph's Healthcare System helps to provide scholarships for high school and college students who have a parent or relative working within the health care system.
  • St. Joseph's Healthcare System works with programs to help educate low-income families about the importance of reading to their children, our patients.
  • Community members are constantly fundraising and donating money, books, toys and their time to support numerous programs at St. Joseph's Healthcare System.

 

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