- Here are some of the can't miss headlines
on this week's AtlantiCast.
A gathering of world leaders in cardiology.
A mile high milestone for the Atlantic Neuroscience
Institute and Atlantic Air.
Some young all-stars join the Jets
in a crucial catch and much more.
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Hello I am Luke Margolis, welcome back to AtlantiCast.
We are your on the go look at some of this weeks
top headlines at Atlantic Health System.
Atlantic Health System recently hosted some of the
brightest minds in cardiology at the 4th annual
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Disease Symposium.
Dr. Linda Gillam, the Chair of
Cardiovascular Medicine, seen here.
And, Dr. Jordan Safirstein, the Assistant
Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
and Director of Transradial Intervention at
Morristown Medical Center,
hosted the event including more than
250 participants from around the world.
Some of the topics discussed included the
latest developments in non-invasive, and less invasive
ways to treat heart and valve disease,
as well as best practices in cardiac imaging.
Atlantic Health System latest community
benefit report was just released.
Last year Atlantic Health delivered more than 80 million
dollars in free, discounted, and subsidized healthcare
services for those in need, including the elderly
and those without health insurance.
Pioneering clinical trials and hundreds of
training opportunities for medical residents and fellows
were created by more than 48 million dollars
in education and research.
And millions of people benefited from community programs
and not-for-profit organizations funded through
To see the latest community report
go to AtlantiCast.org.
You're looking at video of the 100th
air transfer of a patient to Overlook
Medical Center's Atlantic Neuroscience Institute.
Here's the team from Atlantic Mobile Health's
Air three that made the transfer.
The helipad at Overlook opened last November,
allowing patients suffering from brain related emergencies
to get highly skilled treatment as fast as possible.
When treating those conditions, every second counts,
according to hospital President Alan Lieber.
Quote, "The 100th air transfer to Atlantic Neuroscience
Institute at Overlook Medical Center means 100 patients
from across the region were able to quickly access our
world-class neurovascular care, for stroke patients,
every minute saved, saves brain tissue."
The New York Jets and Atlantic Health System are
partnering to fight pediatric cancer on and off the field.
As part of the NFL, and the American Cancer Society's
Crucial Catch initiative,
four children who are undergoing
or have recently underwent cancer treatment
at Goryeb Children's Hospital,
served as honorary captains at a recent Jets home game.
Plus using Atlantic Health System telemedicine technology,
Jack, who couldn't attend the game, due to treatment,
got to virtually enjoy pre-game warm-ups
using VGo robot technology.
Leading up to the game, several Jets players also
recently made a visit to the kids at Goryeb.
They played catch, spent some quality time
with patients, parents, and staff.
To learn more or to help in the fight against
pediatric cancer go to atlantichealth.org/jets.
We've got some exciting news in the race
to find a vaccine for Zika.
And one of our own physicians at Morristown
Medical Center is playing a lead role.
Dr. Joel Maslow is the Senior Author
on a recent article published
in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The study shows promising results in the early stages
of a Zika vaccine trial in humans.
For more information go to atlanticast.org.
In other national news the American Osteopathic
Association recently held it's annual
Medical Education Conference,
and Atlantic Health System Chief Transformation Officer,
Joe Wilkins was invited to participate.
Joe was a panelist during a discussion on finding
innovative solutions and delivering community-based,
primary care in underserved communities.
Back home in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System team
members have a brand new training facility to prepare a new,
state-of-the-art electronics record system
designed to better coordinate patient care.
The new Epic training center in Livingston,
on the site of the former Gibbs Community college
is a fully renovated location.
It has top of the line technology to allow team members
from across Atlantic Health System to become
Epic super users who can then help the entire work force
become fluent in Epic and provide even better
care for our patients.
And finally we'd like to recognize another special
moment that matters here at Atlantic Health System.
Yes, those were in fact wedding bells
ringing at Newton Medical center last month as the new
Mr. and Mrs. Cody and Hannah Smith were
married in a ceremony by Pastor Randy Parks,
from Spiritual Care.
The bride's father was a patient at Newton,
who couldn't make it to the official wedding the next day.
Food service provided some refreshments
and staff at Newton brought flowers for the ceremony.
Thank you to everyone who made this couple's
pre-wedding so special.
As we go to a quick break, here's a look at
some events coming your way on the calender.
But first, check out some of the highlights
from two great events, our Atlantic Health System
team members were excited to attend.
The recent Hackettstown Community Day and Ladies Night Out,
in Sparta, sponsored by Newton Medical Center.
We'll be right back.
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