- Here are some of the can't miss
headlines on this week's AtlantiCast.
Have you asked her, find out the question
everyone will be asking this month.
We're going to tell you all about
how to avoid the flu this year.
And you have to see this cutting edge technology
unveiled at Atlantic Health System plus much more.
Hello, I'm Luke Margolis and welcome to AtlantiCast.
We are your on the go look at some of the week's
top headlines throughout Atlantic Health System.
Well, let's start with the question
on everyone's lips this month.
Have you had a mammogram this year?
Make sure you pop the question
as part of this year's Ask Her campaign.
The six-week initiative makes its return this month.
Last year, your willingness to Ask Her resulted
in hundreds of women making their health a top priority.
Now, eight out of 10 of the women who participated
last year said it had been more than
a year since their last mammogram.
You made a huge difference then
and you can make a huge difference now.
To get involved with Ask Her or to
make an appointment for yourself or someone you love
you're just one click away, go to AtlantiCast.org.
October is also a great time to think about protecting
yourself from this year's flu season.
Here are some important tips for the upcoming season.
First up, only the injectable
flu shot is recommended this year.
Now, it takes about two weeks for your body
to be protected once you get the vaccine,
so get it as soon as it's available.
Now, nearly everyone six months of age
and older should get the vaccine
and some kids may need multiple doses.
Parents, you can find out which kids those are
by following your child's doctor's advice.
Thank you to Dr. Christina Gagliardo from
Goryeb Children's Hospital for sharing these crucial tips.
AtlantiCast.org has even more details.
Atlantic Health System Children's Health
is committed to giving every child the
best possible family-centered care.
And that care is now found at two brand new facilities.
First, some outpatient services previously located at
Goryeb Children's Hospital have a new location
right across the street at 55 Madison Avenue in Morristown.
The new space has free parking, a lactation room
and waiting room designed for
everyone from babies to young adults.
And Chilton Medical Center is proud to announce
its new Children's Center opening this month,
featuring a combined pediatric emergency department
and an inpatient care unit.
Families are going to have one family-friendly
facility to meet all of their needs.
Access to pediatric specialists at
Goryeb Children's Hospital will be available too.
Atlantic Health System is committed to building
healthier communities by offering
the latest in healthcare technology to all of our patients.
What you're looking at is the most
advanced MRI available today and patients
at Overlook Medical Center are
the first in the world to use it.
The 3 Tesla MRI adapts to the shape
of any body part and it produces
ultrafine images with greater accuracy and speed.
Now the wide opening on the MRI and free breathing ability
gives patients more room and comfort.
Now that's gonna mean better quality scans for doctors,
fewer re-scans and better care for our patients.
Atlantic Health System is committed to helping
all of our team members reach their
fullest individual potential too.
The Leadership Development for Early Career Women Program
is part of a partnership with Rutgers University.
The six-month training course
ended with a recent panel discussion,
where aspiring women had a chance to learn
from their peers and mentors in leadership.
Every woman who finished the course
developed their own career plan with goals
and specific ways to achieve them.
Congrats to all of them.
And finally we'd like to recognize another
special moment that matters here at Atlantic Health System.
We want to send a huge shout-out to four specific people,
Michelle McGrogin, Debra Lucitorto,
Hannah Truncalli, and Patricia Dunn.
They're all From Community Health and the
Foundation at Chilton Medical Center.
They went down to Eva's Village in Paterson not too long ago
to serve meals to folks in need.
The four served lunch to more than 180 people, amazing work.
Thank you so much for your commitment to building
healthier communities in so many different ways.
Be sure to send all of those moments
Alright, folks as we go to a quick break,
here's a look at some of the events coming your way
but first, never give up on your dreams, right?
Sounds like something you may have
heard before but easy to forget.
Well, that's the message from Dr. Christopher McCulloh
a third-year surgical resident at Morristown Medical Center
who made a national TV appearance recently on ABC's 20/20.
If you missed it, head over to
AtlantiCast.org to find a link to the segment.
We'll be right back.