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AtlantiCast Episode 007

December 8, 2017

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll see how Atlantic Health System is driving innovation and finding new ways to solve tomorrow’s health care challenges, find out how a near tragedy on the tennis courts was averted thanks to some world-class training and technology at Chilton Medical Center and meet the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about – plus much more! 

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Here are some of the can't miss headlines

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on this week's AtlantiCast.

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Advancing healthcare and bringing

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new innovation to the world.

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Special training and technology come together

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to save a life at Chilton Medical Center.

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And we'll tell you how to find

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the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about,

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plus much, much more.

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Hello, I'm Luke Margolis.

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Welcome back to AtlantiCast.

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We are your on-the-go look at some

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of the week's top headlines at Atlantic Health System.

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We begin with Atlantic Health System being committed

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to finding innovative and new ways

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to solve tomorrow's health care challenges.

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Atlantic Health Advancements, or "AHa!",

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is a new way to find those solutions,

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by tapping into Atlantic Health's

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3,700 highly-skilled physicians,

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and 16,000 member army of innovators.

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More than just an idea incubator,

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AHa! is a true partnership between Atlantic Health

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and its workforce, and it's already working.

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This is the ISSI Box,

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a brand new device that helps deliver insulin

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in a more efficient way and improves safety.

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It was invented in the pharmacy at Overlook Medical Center

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by those who are on the front lines of patient care.

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We've had people on the front lines

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that see that everyday,

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and we give them the tools

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to excite them around the possibilities of their thoughts.

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There's nothing impossible at this point.

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To learn more about AHa!, go to AtlantiCast.org.

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A day of tennis turned into a fight to survive for a man

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from Pompton Plains after he collapsed on the court.

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Tom Delart was rushed to Chilton Medical Center

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where Dr. Lawrence Blitz implanted an Impella heart pump,

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which helps the left side of the heart pump

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when it can't do so itself.

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Mr. Delart was then transferred to Morristown

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and discharged with no neurologic damage days later.

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AHS heart care standard that helped Chilton Medical Center

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expand it's cardiology capabilities,

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providing the highest level of training,

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technology, and care to patients throughout our system.

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Thanks to the quick thinking and expertise of Dr. Blitz,

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Mr. Delart is now back on the courts.

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Cancer impacts everyone,

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whether you've been touched by it personally,

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or know somebody who's been affected,

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but no one should have to face a diagnosis of cancer alone.

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And that's why Atlantic Health System has published

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its 2017 guide to the 70 leaders in cancer care

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you need to know.

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Distributed in the latest issue

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of New Jersey Monthly Magazine,

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this guide provides a comprehensive list

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of top cancer specialists in our area,

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along with their educational backgrounds,

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and details about Atlantic Health System's

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vast network of cancer care services.

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To request a copy, visit AtlantiCast.org.

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Everyday is an opportunity to raise awareness about stroke.

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But recently, medical centers throughout

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Atlantic Health System offered important information

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and educational materials as part of World Stroke Day.

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At Overlook Medical Center, free blood pressure,

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cholesterol, body mass index, and glucose screenings

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were offered to dozens of people

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as part of an open house in the Bouras Auditorium.

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All of those taken together are indicators

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for risk of stroke.

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Stroke survivors shared their stories

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and guests took a tour of a giant inflatable brain.

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Ten years after its opening,

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the Emergency Services at Overlook - Union Campus

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is better than ever.

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Union County dignitaries joined

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Overlook Medical Center president, Al Lieber,

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and other officials for an anniversary celebration recently.

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The 24-bed, nationally-recognized,

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full-service emergency department,

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is a satellite of Overlook Medical Center,

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and not only delivers emergency services to the community,

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but throughout the decade has added other medical services

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throughout the facility.

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Happy 10th birthday to the Union Campus,

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and here's to the next ten great years.

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And finally, we'd like to recognize another special moment

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here at Atlantic Health System.

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Last month, Atlantic Health System unveiled its newest

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Moment That Matters television commercial,

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featuring Megan, a world-class opera singer,

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who nearly saw the curtain drop on her career

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after she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

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After surgery was performed by Dr. Eric Whitman

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at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

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at Morristown Medical Center,

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Megan was able to return to performing,

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and is now getting her master's degree.

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You can see Megan's commercial with a special,

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behind-the-scenes interview and hear her wonderful voice

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by going to AtlantiCast.org.

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As we go to a quick break,

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here's a look at some of the events coming your way.

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But first, the cameras were out,

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and everyone was dressed to the nines

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for this year's Chilton gala.

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Take a look at some the night's action as we go to a break.

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We'll be right back.

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