15
May

Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety

Raritan Bay Perth Amboy receives an ‘A’ and Raritan Bay Old Bridge a ‘B’ for the Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy received an ‘A’ and Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge a ‘B’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designations recognize Raritan […]

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10
May

Do You See Your ‘Real Self’ in the Mirror?

By: Ayotunde Adeyeri, M.D., FASMBS I’ve spent nearly 11 years helping people use bariatric weight loss surgery as a tool to lose excess weight and regain health. One of the motivating factors for surgical weight loss is the fast progression of weight reduction for patients, for those who follow the post-op protocol. Sometimes these rapid […]

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10
May

Optimize Your Foot Health to Avoid Chronic Wounds

By: Michael Sears, DPM Right now, 6.7 million Americans are living with a chronic wound, and more than two million of those are suffering from a diabetic foot ulcer. Are your feet at risk? Some of the primary risk factors for wounds of the feet include neuropathy, deformity of the foot, history of foot ulceration, […]

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30
Apr

High School Students Help Prepare Learning Garden

Middlesex County Vocational Schools Perth Amboy Campus Culinary Students Learn Value of Organic Produce  Culinary students from Middlesex County Vocational Schools’ Perth Amboy Campus visited Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy in April. This was the first of five visits the students will make to help the medical center’s Integrative Health & Medicine […]

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26
Apr

Rethinking Your Spring Diet

By Laura Giménez, RDN Spring has arrived, and for many of us, turning the page onto warmer temperatures brings additional pressure to look our best. With headlines now reminding us how many weeks, days, even seconds we have left to whip into shape for summer, remain calm, and remember the following. Don’t diet! Despite the tempting […]

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19
Apr

How to Avoid a Broken Heart

By Ayotunde Adeyeri, M.D., FASMBS It is important for people with weight challenges to be aware of the toll those extra pounds take on the heart muscle and how positively a stressed heart responds to significant weight loss. In overweight people, the heart has to work significantly harder to keep the body fully functional. As you […]

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10
Apr

How to Beat Serious Stress

By Paula O’Neill, MS, R.N.-BC, HNB-BC Every day of our lives we face events that cause us stress. Although most of these events are minor in the grand scheme of things, there are situations that clearly are considered major sources of stress, like an approaching marriage or divorce, or trouble at home or work. You may […]

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4
Apr

Raritan Bay Medical Center Resident Physicians Win State Championship

Raritan Bay team will represent New Jersey in national competition in April Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center’s team of resident physicians defeated three other hospital teams to win the final round of the American College of Physicians’ (ACP) Resident Challenge Bowl on March 22. Sponsored by the nation’s largest medical-specialty organization, the 2019 […]

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22
Feb

Institute for Weight Loss Attains Renewed National Accreditation

The Institute for Weight Loss at Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge was recently re-accredited as a Comprehensive Bariatric Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). The institute provides individualized medical and surgical solutions and ongoing support for individuals seeking weight loss, including nutrition and lifestyle counseling. […]

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11
Jan

Raritan Bay Medical Center Begins Temporary Visitor Restrictions

New Jersey Department of Health Reporting Influenza Activity Level as High throughout New Jersey In a proactive measure to help prevent the spread of the influenza virus, Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center–Old Bridge and Raritan Bay–Perth Amboy is temporarily suspending visitor privileges for children age 11 and younger, beginning Monday, January 14. Additionally, […]

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