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Health & Wellness

November 9, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ -  Further highlighting its excellence in elder care, Overlook Medical Center -- part of Atlantic Health System -- recently received the prestigious 2021 Choosing Wisely®️ Trailblazer Award from Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE), and the ABIM Foundation. The award ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County has added the age 5-11 age group has been added to its ongoing vaccination program, with free COVID-19 vaccines now available to all County residents age five and up. The Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11 will be available free of charge through the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - There were 92 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Summit during October, according to data compiled by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) and released by the City of Summit. There have now been 2,147 confirmed cases of the virus in Summit since the pandemic began.

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SUMMIT, NJ - SAGE Eldercare is offering free COVID-19 testing on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The testing takes place at SAGE, located at 290 Broad Street in Summit, and is available now. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19 will be administered by ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Westfield Regional Health Department has notified the City of Summit of 20 new cases of COVID-19 as confirmed from October 22 - 28. There have now been 85 cases confirmed this month and 2.040 cases confirmed in Summit since the pandemic began. Relative to the most recent ...

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SUMMIT, NJ, - Investing in its workforce Atlantic Health System has created two 'tech schools' based at Overlook Medical Center, which are designed to allow existing team members to obtain radiological technologist certifications, or to become certified pharmacy technicians. The programs are ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - County residents who are eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot can receive one free of charge through Union County’s free COVID-19 vaccination program. Residents can check their eligibility for a booster shot by visiting ucnj.org/covid19/covid-19-pfizer-booster-dose. To make an ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has been notified by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) that 17 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Summit from October 15 - 21. In Summit, there have now been 65 cases confirmed this month and 2.020 cases confirmed since the onset of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has been notified by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) that 19 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Summit from October 8-14. There have now been 48 cases confirmed this month ad 2,103 cases since the onset of the pandemic. Relative to the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Ophelia Byers, DNP, RN, APRN, has joined Atlantic Health System as Chief Nursing Officer for Overlook Medical Center, as well as Associate Chief Nurse Executive for the health system. Byers -- who comes to Atlantic Health System from New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit saw 29 new cases of COVID-19 from October 1-7, as confirmed by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD). More than one-third of the reported cases were adults ages 40-49. Summit has now recorded 2,084 cases of the virus since the beginning of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A record 74 nursing scholarships were awarded recently to Overlook Medical Center team members looking to enhance their roles as health care providers by pursuing nursing degrees. The scholarships, which must be used toward a nursing degree -- including RN to BSN and advanced degree ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) confirmed 102 cases of COVD-19 in the City of Summit during the month of September. More than 99% of the cases involve the Delta variant and thirty-eight -- or 37.2% -- of the months cases were individuals that have been fully vaccinated, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has been notified by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) that 21 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Summit from September 17-23. There have now been 89 cases confirmed in Summit this month, and 2,042 since the onset of the pandemic. Relative to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Free flu shots will be available for Union County residents starting September 23, dispensed at clinics run by the Office of Health Management at locations throughout Union County. The free flu shot clinics are open to all Union County adults and children ages nine and up, and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has now surpassed the 2,000-case mark since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with the Westfield Regional Health Department reporting 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Summit from September 10 - 16. There have now been 68 cases confirmed in the month of September and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has been notified by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) that there have been 41 positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Summit from September 1-9. In 2020, the WRHD reported 18 total cases for the entire month of September. This month's case total ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) has reported that Summit recorded 148 cases of COVID-19 in August, with 62 of those cases -- 41.89% -- involving individuals identified as fully-vaccinated, presenting as asymptomatic or experiencing mild symptoms. No hospitalizatons ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) has notified the City of Summit of 38 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Summit, recorded from August 20-26. The most recent reported cases bring Summit's August 2021 case total to 107. One year ago, Summit saw seven cases of the virus in the ...

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Free COVID-19 shots and saliva testing to be provided to residents at events in Hillside, Elizabeth and Scotch Plains. ELIZABETH, NJ - Free COVID-19 vaccines and testing will be available at convenient pop-up clinics throughout the County late this month and throughout the month of September.

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy has signed Executive Order No. 253, which requires all school personnel -- in preschool to Grade 12 -- to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18 or be subject to COVID-19 testing at minimum one to two times per week. Murphy also announced that all ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - There are still 11 days to go before the end of August but, already, the month has seen a near tenfold increase of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Summit compared to the entire month of August 2020. In data compiled by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) from August 1-19 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County will begin offering an additional COVID-19 shot to eligible residents beginning August 14. Under new guidelines issued by the New Jersey Department of Health, residents who are already vaccinated against COVID-19 with either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine can receive a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Citing a greater than 4% rise in the percentage of COVID-19 cases in children since the pandemic’s peak, local health officials are strongly encouraging parents of youths 12-17 to get their children vaccinated against the virus before the academic year starts with what is ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A toll-free number has been established to enable COVID-19 vaccine appointments for Union County residents who are homebound or have difficulty leaving their home. To request an appointment, residents can call 1-833-256-2478 during regular weekday business hours to speak with an ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit saw 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in July, as reported by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD), a number that is more than double the previous month's total of 16. According to the WHRD, July 2021's total is nearly 20 percent less than July 2020's ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy today announced that all workers in certain state and private health care facilities, and high-risk congregate settings will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to testing weekly (at minimum one to two times per week). This ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County residents can receive a free COVID-19 vaccination via a pair of convenient pop-up clinics on August 3 and 5 in Scotch Plains and Elizabeth, respectively. “We have come a long way, but we are still in a race against dangerous COVID-19 variants, and cases are once ...

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 MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System announced on Tuesday that Morristown Medical Center was ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the fourth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 Best Hospital rankings. The medical center is one of the top acute care ...

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NEWARK, NJ - In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Governor Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns. Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc.

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