For the third consecutive year, The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) has been named one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals, according to the 2014-15 U.S.News & World Report ranking of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. BMSCH is one of only 89 children’s hospitals out of 183 surveyed nationally ranked in one or more specialties. BMSCH is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in Pediatric Urology (#39). The eighth annual r...
Counselors will be available at Somerset Medical Center every Wednesday through March 26 to help individuals without health insurance sign up for coverage under the new health insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. Counselors are available from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the medical center’s Financial Counseling Services Department. To schedule an appointment, call Fred Kariuki at 609-819-6216. This initiative is sponsored by the New Jersey Hospital Association, Health Insur...
Congratulations to the following Somerset Medical Center physicians who were recognized as one of Inside Jersey magazine’s 2014 Top Doctors for Women’s Health in the magazine’s February issue: Jeannete Greer, MD, Diagnostic Radiology Angela Lanfranchi, MD, Surgery Rebecca Steckel, MD, Family Medicine Kathleen Toomey, MD, Hematology
Somerset Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital have launched a new microsite, http://smc.rwjuh.info , as part of an ongoing effort to provide employees, physicians, community members and patients with the most up-to-date information on their pending merger. The microsite highlights merger milestones, provides answers to frequently asked questions and offers insight on what the merger means for patients and employees. It also includes an overview of each organization and their recent...
The New Jersey Hospital Association and its Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey today honored Somerset Medical Center's El Poder Sobre La Diabetes Program for helping the Hispanic population to prevent or delay diabetes. The association recognizes organizations that identify community needs and implement programs to serve those needs. Its 2013 awards recognized achievements in the following categories: enhancing access and quality of care to reduce disparities; improving end-of...
Are you one of the millions of individuals who struggle with pain and loss of motion due to damage caused by arthritis? It may be time to consider joint replacement surgery. Somerset Medical Center will hold a free informational seminar on joint replacement surgery on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the medical center’s Fuld Auditorium, 110 Rehill Ave., Somerville. A Somerset Medical Center orthopedic surgeon, Randy Thomas, RN, coordinator of Somerset Medical Center’s Joint Surgery Institute, Na...
Cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Somerset Medical Center, 110 Rehill Ave., Somerville. The cardiac screening is free and is targeted for athletes ages 14 to 18. The screening will look for major abnormalities known to cause sudden cardiac death, which affects an average of 1 in 100,000 student athletes nationwide each year. Somerset Medical Center cardiologi...
Douglas Ashinsky, MD, of Warren Internal Medicine, an affiliate of Somerset Medical Center, was recently named a 2013 Health IT Fellow by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. He is one of only three physicians in New Jersey and one of only 28 nationally to achieve this honor. As a Health IT Fellow, Dr. Ashinsky will help promote how health care providers can use health information technology to improve the delivery of care. Dr. Ashinsky has been a leader in th...
Cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Somerset Medical Center, 110 Rehill Ave., Somerville. The cardiac screening is free and is targeted for athletes ages 14 to 18. The screening will look for major abnormalities known to cause sudden cardiac death, which affects an average of 1 in 100,000 student athletes nationwide each year. Somerset Medical Center cardiologists, nurses and technicians will conduct the evaluation, which incl...
SOMERSET MEDICAL CENTER ENCOURAGES COMMUNITY TO RECOGNIZE GIVING TUESDAY Blood Drive, Giving Tree Offer Opportunities to Make A Difference SOMERVILLE, NJ, Nov. 21, 2013 -- Black Friday is for hitting the stores, Cyber Monday is for shopping online…but this year, Giving Tuesday holds a special place for sharing. Part of a growing movement, Giving Tuesday – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving -- is designed as a break from the consumerism of the holiday season. On Tuesday, December 3, Somerset Medical Center i...