Monday, May 6, 2013
Effort part of a national study
Three patients at Holy Name Medical Center are being treated for Crohn's Disease by ingesting parasitic eggs, NJ.com reported. The treatment is part of a national trial studying if pig whipworm eggs can effectively treat Crohn's Disease, a gastrointestinal illness. The disease is caused when a person's immune system attacks harmless intestinal bacteria, which helps in digestion. When patients swallow the parasitic eggs, the immune system attacks the eggs rather than going after the harmless bacteria, Karin Hehenberger, an official with Coronado Biosciences said in the report. The whipworm reportedly die after about two or three weeks. Gastroenterologist Dr. Mitchell Spinnell, who works at Holy Name and Englewood Hospital and Medical …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Magazine's survey collected employee input
Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck has been named among the “100 Best Places to Work in New Jersey” by NJBIZ magazine, the hospital announced Thursday. It is the eighth consecutive year Holy Name has achieved the top ranking. Holy Name has been recognized for in the large employer category every year since 2006. In this year’s program, the Medical Center was ranked 16, and was the only Bergen County hospital on the magazine’s list. “It's no surprise to all of us here that Holy Name is a fabulous place to work, but it sure does feel good to know that the message came across loud and clear during the NJBIZ evaluation process,” said April Rodgers, vice president for Human Resources at Holy Name. “Our staff’s enthusiasm and the pride they …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Health commissioner's roundtables gets first responders, local and state officials talking
Add deadly carbon monoxide poisoning from improperly vented generators and toxic mold to the many health hazards visited on the state by Hurricane Sandy. That helps explain why healthcare providers from New Jersey's first responders to the state’s top health official are looking to identify and apply lessons learned to head off similar crises during the next bout of extreme weather. Sandy will have a lasting effect on how the state prepares for the future, Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd said after completing a round of forums with healthcare officials and emergency responders. One major change: The state will take steps in future disasters to make sure that residents are informed on how to operate electric generators before a storm …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Holy Name has been working to help the Hôpital Sacré Coeur help the people of disaster and poverty stricken Milot, Haiti, and hopes to raise support for the effort with a new public television program.
Give a man a fish, the old proverb says, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. That’s the idea behind Holy Name Medical Center’s work with the Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti, the subject of a One on One with Steve Adubato program premiered at the Teaneck hospital Wednesday night. Dr. Dave Butler, an OB/GYN in private practice and the chairman of the CRUDEM foundation, first visited the hospital in Milot in 1992 and has traveled back to Haiti multiple times a year since to bring medical supplies and treat patients there. “Preventive medicine doesn’t exist there,” said Butler. “Part of our goal is to educate Haitian physicians.” The 25-year-old local hospital he says, needs updated equipment …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Holy Name Medical Center's new Accountability Care Organization is designed to increase care while lowering costs.
A plan for Holy Name Medical Center, which was approved by federal officials this month, is expected to eliminate redundancies and cut costs for care, according to a report on NJ.com. The hospital's Accountable Care Organization (ACO) was one of six approved in New Jersey this month by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service and is the second ever in Bergen County, according to the report. Holy Name's ACO includes 140 doctors from the hospital's staff. Patients may not notice much difference in their care, but doctors will be communicating more, have easier access to patients' medical history and avoid redundant treatments, according to the report. The ACO will face some challenges. It may not be easy to get 140 doctors to agree on …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Medical center hosting drive for Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Month.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, January 24
Holy Name Medical Center will hold a blood drive for Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Month, according to the township. The drive will be held at the medical center's Marian Hall, 718 Teaneck Road, on Feb. 4 from 1 to 7 p.m. Visit holyname.org for more information.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
New flu drug could be ready in three to five years, report says
Wednesday, January 16
A team at Holy Name Medical Center is testing a new drug that could fight strains of the flu resistant to drugs like Tamiflu, WABC-TV reports. "It means that we would have ways to fight influenza even if it becomes resistant to the existing drugs," Dr. Thomas Birch, medical director of the Institute for Clinical Research at Holy Name said in the report. Although still experimental, the drug could be available in about three to five years, the report said. Clinical trials for the Department of Defense-funded project stated Monday at Holy Name. Follow Patch on Twitter, Facebook and click to sign up for Breaking News Alerts. News tip? Story idea? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, January 13, 2013
New drug aims to relieve flu symptoms, report says.
A clinical trial of a new flu medication will begin Monday at Holy Name Medical Center, northjersey.com reports. Participants in the trial will be given a placebo or the drug, manufactured by Fugifilm Pharmaceuticals, the report said. Anyone involved in the study will need to be at the medical center's research facility for six days in a row and undergo basic medical tests. Participants with flu or flu symptoms must be between 18 to 80 years old without underlying health conditions. Holy Name is one of 70 sites across the country participating in the Phase 2 trial, which is overseen by the Department of Defense, according to the report. For more information, call 201-541-6315.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Bergen County Police Chiefs accompanied Santa as he visited area hospitals to deliver gifts to sick children.
It is impossible to count the number of sick children Santa and his very special helpers--the Bergen County Chiefs of Police--have brought joy to over the last 30 years as they deliver toys to the pediatric wards and clinics of Englewood, Holy Name Medical Center and Valley Hospitals. But they did it again Wednesday, as Santa went from floor to floor, hospital to hospital, surprising children as they lie in their bed, many attached to tubes in their arms, some too sick to show joy. Jack Murphy, ret. Chief from Englewood Cliffs, one of the founding members of this annual tradition, continues to lead the way every year. "This is a tradition that I want to see carried on," Murphy said. "I'm always glad to see the turnout for this event and …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Safety expert warns against becoming a victim of holiday crimes
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
With the holiday season in full swing, Holy Name Medical Center safety official and Vice President Chuck Gerity is offering the following tips to prevent becoming a crime victim: