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!
Episode 7 Transcript >
Here are some of the can't miss headlines
on this week's AtlantiCast.
Advancing healthcare and bringing
new innovation to the world.
Special training and technology come together
to save a life at Chilton Medical Center.
And we'll tell you how to find
the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about,
plus much, much more.
Hello, I'm Luke Margolis.
Welcome back to AtlantiCast.
We are your on-the-go look at some
of the week's top headlines at Atlantic Health System.
We begin with Atlantic Health System being committed
to finding innovative and new ways
to solve tomorrow's health care challenges.
Atlantic Health Advancements, or "AHa!",
is a new way to find those solutions,
by tapping into Atlantic Health's
3,700 highly-skilled physicians,
and 16,000 member army of innovators.
More than just an idea incubator,
AHa! is a true partnership between Atlantic Health
and its workforce, and it's already working.
This is the ISSI Box,
a brand new device that helps deliver insulin
in a more efficient way and improves safety.
It was invented in the pharmacy at Overlook Medical Center
by those who are on the front lines of patient care.
We've had people on the front lines
that see that everyday,
and we give them the tools
to excite them around the possibilities of their thoughts.
There's nothing impossible at this point.
To learn more about AHa!, go to AtlantiCast.org.
A day of tennis turned into a fight to survive for a man
from Pompton Plains after he collapsed on the court.
Tom Delart was rushed to Chilton Medical Center
where Dr. Lawrence Blitz implanted an Impella heart pump,
which helps the left side of the heart pump
when it can't do so itself.
Mr. Delart was then transferred to Morristown
and discharged with no neurologic damage days later.
AHS heart care standard that helped Chilton Medical Center
expand it's cardiology capabilities,
providing the highest level of training,
technology, and care to patients throughout our system.
Thanks to the quick thinking and expertise of Dr. Blitz,
Mr. Delart is now back on the courts.
Cancer impacts everyone,
whether you've been touched by it personally,
or know somebody who's been affected,
but no one should have to face a diagnosis of cancer alone.
And that's why Atlantic Health System has published
its 2017 guide to the 70 leaders in cancer care
you need to know.
Distributed in the latest issue
of New Jersey Monthly Magazine,
this guide provides a comprehensive list
of top cancer specialists in our area,
along with their educational backgrounds,
and details about Atlantic Health System's
vast network of cancer care services.
To request a copy, visit AtlantiCast.org.
Everyday is an opportunity to raise awareness about stroke.
But recently, medical centers throughout
Atlantic Health System offered important information
and educational materials as part of World Stroke Day.
At Overlook Medical Center, free blood pressure,
cholesterol, body mass index, and glucose screenings
were offered to dozens of people
as part of an open house in the Bouras Auditorium.
All of those taken together are indicators
for risk of stroke.
Stroke survivors shared their stories
and guests took a tour of a giant inflatable brain.
Ten years after its opening,
the Emergency Services at Overlook - Union Campus
is better than ever.
Union County dignitaries joined
Overlook Medical Center president, Al Lieber,
and other officials for an anniversary celebration recently.
The 24-bed, nationally-recognized,
full-service emergency department,
is a satellite of Overlook Medical Center,
and not only delivers emergency services to the community,
but throughout the decade has added other medical services
throughout the facility.
Happy 10th birthday to the Union Campus,
and here's to the next ten great years.
And finally, we'd like to recognize another special moment
here at Atlantic Health System.
Last month, Atlantic Health System unveiled its newest
Moment That Matters television commercial,
featuring Megan, a world-class opera singer,
who nearly saw the curtain drop on her career
after she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
After surgery was performed by Dr. Eric Whitman
at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center
at Morristown Medical Center,
Megan was able to return to performing,
and is now getting her master's degree.
You can see Megan's commercial with a special,
behind-the-scenes interview and hear her wonderful voice
by going to AtlantiCast.org.
As we go to a quick break,
here's a look at some of the events coming your way.
But first, the cameras were out,
and everyone was dressed to the nines
for this year's Chilton gala.
Take a look at some the night's action as we go to a break.
We'll be right back.