Diane Rossi has been named Vice President of Supply Chain for the Kennedy Health System in southern New Jersey. In this role, Ms. Rossi is responsible for the leadership and direction of supply chain services, including contracting, procurement and distribution for the integrated healthcare system in southern NJ, which includes three acute care hospitals and many ambulatory facilities.
Knee Osteoarthritis is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions affecting approximately 20 million people in US. This condition affects primarily older population, but multiple other factors including genetic predisposition, injuries, and obesity play a significant role and affect a much younger population as well. While many patients respond to conservative treatments, over 600,000 people in US annually will progress to a total knee replacement. However, there is a large population of patients who are not candidates for surgical intervention due to preexisting health conditions, age, and body mass index. These patients may be candidates for a new innovative treatment is called Genicular Nerve Neurotomy, which is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure that takes minutes, and performed on outpatient basis that can offer significant pain relief and improvement in function.
Many pregnant women ask, “Should I make a birth plan prior to coming to the hospital to have my baby?” Other women ask, “What is a birth plan? How do I know if I need one?” A birth plan is a wish list of sorts - a written description of preferences of how an expectant mother wants her labor, birth, and postpartum care to go. Taking the time to make up a birth plan during your pregnancy can help you and your partner explore the birthing process in detail. Once you have your birth plan written down, it is a good idea to bring it to your midwife or obstetrician and discuss your specific wishes. The birth plan should then become a part of your chart.
Dr. Trina Poretta was featured on a segment on NJ.com about lung cancer screening. Kennedy now offers free lung cancer screeningsto high risk patients at the Washington Township imaging center. http://www.nj.com/indulge/index.ssf/2014/03/kennedy_health_system_offers_lung_cancer_screenings_for_high-risk_patients.html
Dr. Thomas Newmark will be inducted into The American College of Psychiatrists on February 21, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. Promoting the highest standards in psychiatry, the College comprises 750 psychiatrists who have demonstrated excellence in the field of psychiatry and achieved national recognition in clinical practice, research, academic leadership or teaching.
Dr. Jane Friehling along with South Jersey Gastroenterology welcomes, new physician, Jane K. Jaffe, D.O. to the practice. Dr. Jaffe will see patients and perform procedures at Kennedy Hospital in Cherry Hill, NJ. Dr. Jaffe is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and she completed her residency and fellowship training at Temple University Hospital. Appointments with Dr. Jaffe are available in either the Marlton, Haddonfield, or Hainesport offices. Please call 856-983-1900 for an appointment.
Rowan-SOM Family Medicine announces the grand opening of a new office in Mount Laurel, NJ. The physicians at this office are: Dr. Tracy Brobyn, Dr. Joshua Coren, Dr. Danielle Cooley, Dr. Michael Weingarten, Dr. Robert Hudrick, and Dr. Cathy Barone seeing patients in Family Medicine, Dr. John Chiesa and Dr. Richard Walters in Gastroenterology and Dr. Adarsh Gupta in Weight Management.View their open house announcement for March 26th 10am - 12pm.
Kennedy Health System offers a variety of health education and wellness programs designed for you and your family. Classes are offered year-round in convenient locations in Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties.
Registration is necessary for all classes and special events.
Breakfast Club-Cherry Hill - 03/10/2014 Early breakfast dining from 6:30 - 10 a.m. for only $3.50 per person. Enjoy the "traditional" with: eggs, breakfast meat, and potatoes or the "power" with: oatmeal, fruit, and yogurt. Both include toast or bagel, juice (no bottles) and coffee.