By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, July 17 2010 @ 03:06 PM EDT
Hackensack University Medical Center has been ranked in geriatrics and heart and heart surgery in U.S. News & World Report's 2010-11 Best Hospitals, online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals
and featured in the August print issue of U.S.News, available on newsstands July 27.
Hackensack University Medical Center is the only hospital in New Jersey to receive two rankings in this year’s publication and one of only 152 standouts nationwide to be included.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, July 17 2010 @ 03:02 PM EDT
Jefferson Living Room
$10,000 Incentive Makes Luxury Living Possible In Mercer County For Under $200,000
American Properties Realty, a New Jersey-based full service real estate company, will host a weekend price event July 24 and 25 at its luxury condominium community, The Jefferson, in Ewing, N.J., at which it will offer a $10,000 price reduction on selected homes. Originally priced at $209,990, available first-floor, 1,491-square-foot, Bramley-style homes will be priced at $199,990 for the weekend only.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, July 17 2010 @ 02:58 PM EDT
Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau Creates British Tourist Mannequin and invites Fans to Suggest to Sandy Monica's Next Adventure for a chance to Win a $500 Shopping Spree To Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau (SMCVB) announced a fun online contest, featuring English tourist "Sandy Monica
." Who is she? Sandy is a life-size mannequin masquerading as a British socialite vacationing in Santa Monica. Sandy Monica is determined to experience Santa Monica life by experiencing the seaside destination to partake in at least one activity each day for the 30 days while she is in town. She will then be put on display as part of the Mannequin Collective art exhibit, a community arts program developed by Santa Monica Place in partnership with Otis School of Design to celebrate the grand opening of the new shopping venue.
By Shawn Dell Joyce Thursday, July 15 2010 @ 05:45 AM EDT
Americans drive an average of 10,000 miles per year, per person, which includes non-drivers, as well. We do a lot of that driving during the summer on family vacations, and chauffeuring kids from place to place. Here are a few simple tips to save you gas and money this summer, as well as reducing carbon emissions.
By Care Plus NJ Thursday, July 15 2010 @ 05:44 AM EDT
Paramus-based Care Plus Foundation celebrated its Annual Courage Awards Dinner at Macaluso s in Hawthorne on the evening of June 17, 2010. The event honored an organization and three individuals who exhibited courage in addressing the needs of the approximately 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 5 children and youth in our community struggling with mental illness from depression and anxiety, to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Honorees made great contributions to mental health programs and awareness in Northern New Jersey.
By Connie Schultz Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 05:49 PM EDT
The morning after LeBron James announced that he was leaving Cleveland, parents began calling local pediatrician Shelly Senders' office.
"I talked to a lot of people on the phone and in the office," Senders said. "It was clear that a lot of people, especially children, were suffering. Parents were saying, 'His room is festooned with LeBron posters. What do we say? How do we explain this?'"
By Michelle Malkin Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 05:47 PM EDT
Before the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People decided to ride the anti-tea party wave back to political relevancy, its most recent activist crusade involved a silly space-themed Hallmark graduation card. Yes, the NAACP has been lost in space for quite some time now. And blaming whitey will no longer cut it.
By Care Plus NJ Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 05:40 PM EDT
The New Jersey Association of Mental Health Agencies recently awarded Care Plus NJ staff member Herlande Vilcant with Case Manager of the Year for the Northern NJ Region. Only two awards were given for the entire Northern NJ Region.
Vilcant is a member of Care Plus NJ's Integrated Case Management Services (ICMS) team. Herlande is calm under pressure, objective, compassionate and empathic. Her dedication to helping those struggling with mental illness is notable and she readily assists ICMS clients whenever a need arises. Herlande excels in finding Emergency Community Housing, as she is unwilling to see a client homeless on the street.
By Care Plus NJ Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 05:38 PM EDT
ACCSES New Jersey/CNA Presents Award to Care Plus NJ for Their Ground-Breaking Work in Creating Training and Employment Opportunities for the Disabled and Economically Disadvantaged
Care Plus NJ Workforce Solutions, a non-profit organization offering business tracks dedicated to the employment of the disabled and economically disadvantaged under the social enterprise model, today announced that it has been awarded the Outstanding Community Rehabilitation Program Award from ACCSES NJ/CNA. This is ACCSES’s highest honor. ACCSES is a pioneering association that champions community rehabilitation programs and assists them in obtaining contracts for goods and services from state government agencies.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 03:36 PM EDT
“Our recovery plan will invest in electronic health records and new technology that will reduce errors, bring down costs, ensure privacy and save lives.”
- President Obama, Address to Joint Session of Congress, February 2009
As promised by the President, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 included under which, according to current estimates, as much as $27 billion over ten years will be expended to support adoption of electronic health records (EHRs).
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 03:25 PM EDT
Programs in Interior Design, Financial Planning and Fashion Design Offered
If you have ever wanted to design living rooms, handbags – even a client’s investment portfolio - Bergen Community College has an opportunity for you.
In September, Bergen Community College’s Division of Continuing Education, Corporate and Public Sector Training will offer three free open houses on its certificate programs in Interior Design, Fashion Design and Certified Financial Planning.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 03:13 PM EDT
Starting at $8.99, Three New Entrées Deliver Steaming Sights, Sizzling Sounds, Mouth-Watering Smells and Flavorful Tastes to Paramus
Fresh flavor never sounded so good. Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill and Bar located at the Fashion Center in Paramus is now serving up an unexpected flavorful lineup of crackling, hot and steamy Sizzling Skillet entrées. Hot bubbling cheeses, caramelizing sauce, fresh steamed vegetables and choice of shrimp, steak and chicken on sizzling skillets give neighborhood guests what they’re craving, at a price they can swallow.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 03:09 PM EDT
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is the recipient of a $1.5 million challenge grant from The Russell Berrie Foundation. The gift, which requires the Medical Center to raise an equivalent amount, will benefit its $30 million Lifeline to Tomorrow Campaign for the new emergency care center.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 03:07 PM EDT
Nat Namerow Pursues Lifelong Passion for Painting, Displays Artwork at Community
Nat Namerow intended to take an adult education Spanish class at a Bronx high school back in 1972, but the class was full. His wife suggested he join her in an art class instead. That was the beginning of a decades-long hobby that has nurtured the Heritage Pointe of Teaneck resident through his retirement years.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 02:49 PM EDT
The more things change, the more different generations of workers become the same, suggests a new study (http://www.roberthalf.us/workplaceredefined
) from Robert Half. The research shows that workers of all ages have a new appreciation for company stability when making career decisions. Yet, for many, getting to firmer ground may entail a career change: Four out of 10 professionals polled said they are more inclined to look for new opportunities outside their firms as a result of the recession. Other findings include:
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 02:44 PM EDT
As the Legislature prepares to convene an historic gaming summit, Assemblywoman Connie Wagner, who has been named to the panel, today underscored the need for New Jersey to focus serious attention on bringing Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) to the Meadowlands to help revitalize an ailing industry and infuse the state’s coffers with much-needed revenue.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 02:40 PM EDT
Weak economic conditions generate increasing numbers of self-employed persons and have ratcheted up the demand for business consulting services and training offered by the New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC), at Bergen Community College’s Philip J. Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack. In fact, the number of new clients that the NJSBDC serves has grown from 125 a year when the Center opened in 1992 to more than 400 new clients this year.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 02:34 PM EDT
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced two complementary final rules to implement the electronic health records (EHR) incentive program under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 02:31 PM EDT
Military contractors DHS Technologies LLC and Northrop Grumman Corporation have been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to provide nearly 350 high mobility tactical operations centers that can be rapidly deployed for command, control and communications on the battlefield.
The contract, worth approximately $35 million, is an extension of the Army’s $150 million Standardized Integrated Command Post Systems (SICPS) Family of Trailer Mounted Support Systems (TMSS) contract that was initially awarded to the companies in 2008. Under the agreement, Northrop Grumman and DHS Technologies’ subsidiary DHS Systems LLC have already provided more than 1,300 command post suites of shelters and trailers, complete with climate control and power for lighting, computers and other equipment, for use by Army combat brigades from across the country.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 02:23 PM EDT
Award-Winning Specialist Dr. Steve Elias Champions Innovative Treatment
The numbers are staggering --nearly half of all women and 20 percent of men will suffer from some type of vein disease during their lifetime. Unattractive spider veins and painful varicose veins are major sources of discomfort and frustration, but the new minimally invasive VeinGogh (TM) treatment, performed by award-winning vein specialist Steve Elias, M.D., FACS, FACPh, can eliminate problem vessels in under 30 minutes. Vein Gogh is utilized by Dr. Elias, Director, The Centers for Vein Disease at Mount Sinai Hospital NY and Englewood Hospital NJ.