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AtlantiCast Episode 12

February 20, 2018

On this week’s AtlantiCast, Fortune Magazine recognizes a decade of excellence at Atlantic Health System! Plus we take you inside Morristown Medical Center’s new hybrid operating room and learn how we're helping students live healthier lives.

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- This week on AtlantiCast,0:02a decade of excellence for Atlantic Health system.

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We take you inside the new operation room

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at Morristown Medical Center,

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learn how Atlantic Health is helping local students0:11live healthier lives and much more.

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(upbeat music)

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Hello.

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I'm Luke Margolis.

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Welcome back to AtlantiCast.

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For the 10th straight year Fortune Magazine

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has named Atlantic Health System

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one of the 100 best companies to work for.

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The list is compiled through surveys.

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So, a huge thank you goes out to all

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of the Atlantic Health team members

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who filled out those surveys.

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Their passion and dedication to caring for our patients

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and each other are inspirational.

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To see where Atlantic Health System ranked on the list,

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visit Atlantic Health on Facebook.

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Morristown Medical Center already a leader

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in heart care in the nation has opened a state of the art,

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hybrid operating room to accommodate increasing number

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of minimally invasive surgical procedures,

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known as TAVR.

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The transcatheter aortic valve replacements,

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which were the subject of a recent episode

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of the AltantiCast medical minute,

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replaced the need for open heart surgery

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when it comes to heart valve replacement.

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The operating room has highly specialized equipment1:24and monitoring technology and is already in use

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at Morristown Medical Center,

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which handles the most TAVR procedures

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in New Jersey.

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Atlantic Health System has reached a new milestone

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when it comes to providing seamlessly integrated care.

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A new electronic health record is in use

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at Chilton and Overlook Medical Centers,

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along as with Atlantic home care and hospice1:45and other departments called Epic.

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The new system features a special patient portal

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called My Chart that uses the latest technology

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to deliver patients the best possible care.

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Through My Chart patients will be able to manage1:57their appointments, view test results

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and get answers to their healthcare questions.

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As all of Atlantic Health System goes online

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with Epic throughout the year,

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patients will be able to access their information

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at anytime, anywhere improving care and efficiency.

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Building healthier communities is the mission

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of Atlantic Health System

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and schools are a big part of any community.

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That's why Atlantic Health System has teamed up

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with schools throughout the communities we serve

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to develop programs that make it easier for students

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to embrace healthy lifestyles and habits.

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The A+ challenge is part of the Atlantic Health Schools

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program and was created in response to data

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indicating early intervention is key to finding diseases,

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such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

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37 schools throughout Central and Northwestern New Jersey

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will receive funding from Atlantic Health

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for projects including bike racks,

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non food related rewards, such as field trips

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and school supplies and events like physical activity fairs.

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For more information visit our website

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atlanticast.org.

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New doctors and medical specialists are on the way

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to the Hackettstown region.

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Joe DiPaolo, president of the western region

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for Atlantic Health System recently celebrating

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Atlantic Health Specialty Care,

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a 5,000 square foot facility located at Patriot's Plaza

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in Hackettstown.

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That is the blueprint of the new facility

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you're looking at on that cake.

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If you're listening on our podcast you can see the photo

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on our Facebook page Atlantic Health Specialty Care.

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We'll house 10 exam rooms, one procedure room

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and counsel rooms.

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A courageous story out of Puerto Rico

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by way of Morristown Medical Center.

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Pedro Colon Ortiz, a third year medical student3:35was forced to put his education on hold

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when he and his pregnant wife fled Puerto Rico

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and Hurricane Maria.3:42They found a place to stay in New Jersey with relatives.

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And Pedro tried to find a way to resume his studies.

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The Morristown Medical Center Academic Program

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was already packed with students3:51but they quickly made room for Pedro,

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who not only was able to resume

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his internal medicine rotation

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He's looking forward to returning to Puerto Rico soon

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to put his lessons to use healing the population there.

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Alright, as we head to a quick break,

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February is National Heart Month, so Atlantic Health System

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team members did their part to help raise awareness

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by joining the American Heart Association

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and breaking out their best red shirts and sweatshirts

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for wear red day on February second.

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Here's some of the photos from across the system

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thanks to everyone who participated in this great cause.

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We'll be right back.

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With the Atlantic Ask Medical Minute,

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I'm Luke Margolis.

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The Atlantic Orthopedic Institute recently announced

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the creation of the scoliosis and spinal deformity center.

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Dr.Jason Lowenstein is the director of the center.

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He joins us now and Dr. I'm hoping you can share a thought

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or two about how the center is able to help folks4:57with these conditions.

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- Yeah.

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The center really it's goal is to offer comprehensive care5:01for patients who have spinal deformity

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for both children and adults.

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We have amazing physicians and surgeons in the center5:08and really state of the art technology to offer5:11comprehensive care to these patients.

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- So, how does being part of Atlantic Health System

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enable the center to do this important work?

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- Our surgeons operate at both Morristown Medical Center

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and Overlook Medical Center.

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And our orthopedic program has been nationally recognized

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by both the Joint Commission and US News and World Report.

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- Thank you doctor.

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- To learn more about the center or Atlantic Health System

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you can go to AtlantiCast.org.

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With the Atlantic Ask Medical Minute,

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I'm Luke Margolis.