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AtlantiCast Episode 009

December 22, 2017


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- On this special edition of AtlantiCast we look

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at 10 of the year's many stories at Atlantic Health System

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Hello, I'm Luke Margolis, welcome

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to the holiday edition of AtlantiCast.

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We begin back in the first months of 2017.

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A year of awards for Atlantic Health System

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began when Fortune Magazine named Atlantic Health

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one of the 100 Best Places to Work for

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for the ninth year in a row.

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As we shared, originally, on a Facebook Live announcement.

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This top 50 ranking was followed by Best Workplace listings

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for groups including: healthcare, the New York region,

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diversity, women, and parents.

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Plus, health centers around the system received recognition

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from groups like, U.S. News& World Report, Healthgrades,

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Leapfrog, The American Nurses Credentialing Center,

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and The American College of Surgeons.

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One of this year's stories was

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more than a century in the making.

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Morristown Medical Center celebrated it's 125th

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anniversary in 2017, dubbed The Year of Giving,

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the 125th anniversary year was filled with events

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and celebrations recognizing the profound impact

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Morristown Medical Center has had on the community,

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our state, and beyond.

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Back in the 1890s recognizing the need for quality

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medical care closer to home, Myra Brookfield,

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a Morristown resident, bequeathed her property

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on DeHart Street on to the town to start the hospital.

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2017 was a transformative year for Atlantic Health System.

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Hackettstown Medical Center unveiled a new

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spa-like rehabilitation facility.

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Part of Atlantic Rehabilitation, the new space

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helps patients live healthier lives

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through a variety of programs including physical,

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occupational, and speech therapy for adults and kids,

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cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation,

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and fitness and audiology services.

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Plus, patients will have access to the latest treatment

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methods for orthopedic and sports injuries,

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work related injuries, neurological conditions,

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cognitive and learning impairments, and many more.

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For added convenience, valet parking is available too.

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At Newton Medical Center, a 22 thousand square foot addition

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has helped create a brand new emergency department.

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The versatile space allows for staff to adjust the settings

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to better treat patients depending

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on the severity of their condition.

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A second phase of renovations has begun, all leading

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up to shorter wait times and easier access to care.

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A milestone trip was taken through

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the October sky this year.

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As the 100th air-transfer of a patient landed

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at Overlook Medical Center's

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Atlantic Neuroscience Institute.

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The team from Atlantic Mobile Health's

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Air Three made the transfer.

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The helipad at Overlook opened last November

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allowing patients suffering from brain-related

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emergencies to get highly skilled treatment

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as fast as possible.

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In November, Chilton Medical Center

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unveiled its new Children's Center,

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featuring a combined pediatric emergency department,

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and an inpatient care unit.

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Families now have one family-friendly facility

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to meet all of their needs, including 11 private

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emergency treatment rooms and a dedicated entrance

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into the specially designed facility

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to reduce anxiety for children.

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This is the only center of its kind in northern New Jersey.

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Access to pediatric specialists

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at Goryeb Children's Hospital is available too.

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The Chilten Medical Center Foundation

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helped raise $600 thousand to support construction.

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MetLife Stadium felt like home this year to

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Atlantic Health System team members.

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Not only did we have a series

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of AHS correspondents in the stands,

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but Atlantic Health and the New York Jets

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partnered to fight pediatric cancer

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on and off the field.

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As part of the NFL and the American Cancer Society's

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Crucial Catch initiative, four children,

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who are undergoing or recently underwent,

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cancer treatment at Goryeb Children's Hospital,

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served as honorary captains at a Jets home game this year.

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Plus, Jack, who couldn't attend the game due to treatment,

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got to virtually enjoy pre-game

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warm ups using Vgo robot technology.

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Also, throughout the season, Jet's players visited the

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kids at Goryeb to play catch, raise spirits,

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and spend some quality time

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with patients , parents, and staff.

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Atlantic Health System made 2017 a year of innovation

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to find new ways to solve tomorrow's healthcare challenges.

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Atlantic Health Advancements, or AHa!,

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taps into Atlantic Health's 3,700

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highly skilled physicians and 16 thousand

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member army of innovators.

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More than just an idea incubator, AHA is a true partnership

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between Atlantic Health and its workforce.

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And it's already working.

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This is the ISSI Box, a brand new device that helps

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deliver insulin in a more efficient way

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that 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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You can learn more about AHA at atlanticast.org.

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One of the year's biggest stories is also

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a look ahead to next year, The American Hospital Association

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named Atlantic Health System president and CEO

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Brian Gragnolati, as its Chair-Elect Designate.

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That means Brian will take over as Chair-Elect in 2018

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and become the Chairman in 2019.

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This honor recognizes all the work Brian has done,

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and will do, to improve access, affordability,

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and inclusion for our communities

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in New Jersey, and across the nation.

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Finally, 2017 was a year of many special

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moments at Atlantic Health System.

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Moments inspired by our patients, their families,

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our caregivers, and the communities we serve.

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Our Moments That Matter Campaign highlighted

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just a handful of those amazing stories.

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John, Walter, Haley, Kathryn, Megan, and others

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contributed to a special year of moments that we

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were grateful to be a part of

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and proud to share with all of you.

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To see them you can find a link at atlanticast.org.

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As we head to break, on behalf of our entire

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AtlantiCast Crew, thank you so much to our

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Atlantic Health teammates for making this year

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so special and for allowing us to share your stories.

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We look forward to joining you for a great 2018.

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We'll be right back.

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