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RWJ Rahway staff is there for the community every step of the way. In this first video in a series of RWJ Hospital Stories, you’ll see how the RWJ Rahway staff made sure that Juana didn’t miss her college graduation, a milestone that was years in the making. Watch Juana’s story and learn how our staff takes caring for our community to the next level. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFmwooNntrN4yrhckG2myA
This weekend, stop by the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center's Health and Wellness Fair for pulmonary function tests, information about diet and exercise, Reiki and more! Our staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the Center's services and free wellness programs for diabetes, Parkinson's Disease and heart health.
Congratulations to 3E Nurse Ulana Prokopiak (fourth from left) who was recognized as a star of the month for the attentive, kind and compassionate care she provides patients and their families. "Hats off to her," wrote a patient's daughter. We agree.
NJ Sharing Network's Melissa Peck presents RWJ Rahway CEO Kirk Tice with an award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognizing the hospital's efforts to increase enrollment in the NJ donor registry and spreading the message of organ and tissue donation. RWJ Rahway joins the 45 hospitals in the NJ Sharing Network service area recognized.
Congratulations to Security Guard Joe Pisapia, who was honored as a star. Officer Pisapia is always willing lend a hand to help, even making early morning deliveries of materials for conferences. Thank you, Joe!
The weather cooperated for the Paul Jackson Fund 5K, Walk and Fun Run yesterday at Oak Ridge Park. Members of team RWJ Rahway finished with smiles. The Paul Jackson Fund is a charity of last resort for people with medical problems.
Physical therapist Linda Bernot will be joining our Breast Cancer support group on October 7th to discuss evidence-based exercise in breast cancer recovery. Join us at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains at 5:30 p.m.
Did you know there are foods that can help prevent cancer? On Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7:00 p.m., attend Cooking to Prevent Cancer at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center for a cooking demonstration of fiber-rich, healthy foods! Call ahead to reserve your spot for this free demonstration: 732.499.6193.
It's not too late to sign up for Shapedown at RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center, starting Oct. 8. Call now for more information about our family-oriented weight management program for children and adolescents ages 8 – 15 with nutrition, exercise and tools included for parents. Improve stress management and communication while helping to promote a positive body image for your child! 732.499.6109.
Many blood donor host groups and individuals scheduled to donate blood and platelets have cancelled appointments due to the impending storm, leaving our state vulnerable to blood shortages.
You can help by scheduling an appointment to donate blood and platelets tomorrow at RWJ Rahway, 865 Stone Street, Rahway. Conference Room 1. Meal vouchers, tee shirt and chance to win a $100 gift card to Delicious Orchards.
Appointments are available from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Walk-ins welcome. Thank you!rwjuhdonorclub.edu
It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Take care of yourself and visit RWJ Rahway for your annual mammogram. Call 732.499.6299 to schedule an appointment.
Women are used to powering through everything, but sometimes they need support from others. Join us on the first Wednesday of the month for RWJ Rahway's Breast Cancer Support Group. The group meetings will be held at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains from 5:30 to 7 p.m. To learn more, please call 732.499.6193.
A patient wrote of Pulmonary Rehab: "The care in this department is excellent. Paula (Erickson) makes sure we do our rehab made for our recovery. I have improved 100% thanks to Paula and the staff."
Pulmonary Rehab is a supervised program of exercise, education, breathing training and nutritional and pharmaceutical counseling for those with COPD, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and restrictive lung disease. For more information or to make an appointment for this program call 732.499.6208.
A patient wrote this letter about therapist Paula Erickson and the entire Pulmonary Rehab team:
"The staff is very caring, always looking out for you. Pulmonary Rehab has been excellent for my breathing. It has taught me not to panic when I feel that I cannot breathe."
Give Blood: A Truly Selfless Act
Blood & Platelet Drive
Friday, October 2
8:00am - 4:30pm
Conference Room 1
All donors will receive a RWJ Donor Team t-shirt, hospital meal voucher and be entered into a raffle to win $100 at Delicious Orchards in Shrewsbury.
Appointments available online www.rwjuhdonorclub.org
or by contacting Susan Chinery 732-815-7632 SChinery@rwjuhr.com or Maria Benavides at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember to eat and bring a photo ID.
You have to act FAST if you notice these signs in someone.
A patient wrote this about RWJ Rahway: "I have been associated with RWJ Rahway Hospital since 1964 and cannot say enough good about the entire establishment, staff, facility and proficiency.
"This last personal episode, being admitted through the emergency was the most stressful for me, but I have to tell all: RWJ Emergency and full staff on 2nd floor cardiac went beyond.
"From the housekeeping staff right up through the professional staff, they were so attentive and really put me at ease, like a big happy family. A million thanks to all and may God bless all for their kindness."
Our Shapedown program starts October 8. Have you signed up yet? This 8-week program goes beyond weight. Children and teens will enhance their self-esteem, improve peer relationships, adopt healthier habits and begin to normalize their weight. To sign up, call 732.499.6109.
We're having a Blood and Platelet drive Friday, October 2 at RWJ Rahway, 865 Stone Street, Conference Room 1.
All participants will receive a Donor Team shirt, a meal voucher and be entered into a raffle to win a $100 gift card at Delicious Orchards, a must stop this time of year!
Save a life and give blood.
The narrowing of the aortic valve, known as aortic stenosis, is the most common yet serious valve disease.
Join Cardiologist Danny Wang on September 29 at 6 p.m. at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains where he'll discuss the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of aortic stenosis. To register for this free class, call 732.499.6193.
Run for a Good Cause
RWJ University Hospital Rahway supports The Paul Jackson Fund, a charity of last resort for families facing medical crisis. The fund's annual 5K/ 2 Mile Walk/ Kids Fun Run is Sunday, October 4at Oak Ridge Park in Clark. For more information and to register visit www.pauljacksonfund.org.
Spousal Bereavement group starts September 24. Group meets seven consecutive Thursdays from 10:30 am - noon at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center, 2120 Lamberts Mill Road, Scotch Plains. Last group meeting is November 5.
Nurse Jane Dowling, who has extensive experience running groups, facilitates this group, as well as our caregiver and adult bereavement group. For more information call 732 247 7490.
With the kids back in school, remind them to always wash their hands.
RWJ Rahway's Shapedown program is an 8-week, family-based treatment. During this time, families will address underlying factors of obesity like eating out of boredom or stress and different therapy techniques like stress management, body image and cognitive therapy. To learn more, call 732.499.6109.
Football season is in full swing and that means tailgating and Sunday parties! Keep your snacks healthy and light but also delicious. Try this amazing mango salsa recipe!
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