Technological Advances in Healthcare – 750,000 Remote Clinical Encounters Through InTouch Health

Jersey City, August 16, 2017 – Imagine you are at home with your dad and he suddenly feels strong headache, starts to feel dizzy and has such a speech disorder which he has never experienced before. Of course you would immediately call an ambulance. But what if you live in a rural area or frontier town where it takes ages until the doctor and the nurses arrive?

InTouch Health and its telehealth network could help in such situations. Through the waste network patients in remote areas have access to high-quality emergency consultations for stroke, cardiovascular, and burn services in the exact time they need it. Moreover with telehealth, medical professionals in such towns and rural areas also have access to specialty services and patients can be treated in their own communities.

Through this network, a “telemedical robot” has already established over 750,000 clinical encounters where it was not possible before.

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InTouch Health products and services can help you build your telehealth programs across the entire continuum of care. Learn more about how we can help you build your programs for:

  • Community Based Care
  • Acute Care
  • Post-Acute Care
  • The Complete Enterprise

Post-Acute Care

As healthcare shifts from pay-for-service to pay-for-value, health systems are becoming more responsible for patients after leaving the hospital. Reducing readmissions and tracking patient outcomes are the highest priority for healthcare administrators. InTouch Health has worked to provide comprehensive solutions that allow health systems to address these challenges through telehealth. Health systems are considering key clinical uses case in the post-acute space, including:

  • Post-Acute Follow Up
  • Skilled Nursing Readmission Management
  • At-Home Monitoring

InTouch Health works with customers throughout the world and has helped customers develop more than 30 different types of clinical programs, across the care continuum.

Skilled Nursing

What is Skilled Nursing Management?

Skilled Nursing Care is for those who need ongoing long-term nursing care or for those who need short-term concentrated rehabilitation while recovering from surgery or an illness. Often times, these patients require re-hospitalization and must be sent back to the hospital for additional care. CMS has instituted a Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program that measures 30-Day Readmissions rates to determine prospective payments for skilled nursing facilities. With this in mind, facilities are looking for effective ways to reduce readmissions, and telehealth has been shown to help achieve these results

“Transition from the hospital to home is complicated, and for those who go to a SNF, we are adding another set of doctors and nurses with new instructions. Good communication between the SNF clinicians, the patient’s community doctors and the patient and caregiver are key.

– Alexia Torke, M.D., IU Center for Aging Research and Regenstrief Institute”

InTouch Skilled Nursing Management Solution

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Our skilled nursing management telehealth solution provides a combination of medical devices for two-way communication and access to documentation through electronic health records, along with a proven clinical workflow to create continuity of care for patients and providers. By leveraging the InTouch Health Network, hospitals and health systems can easily connect their providers to skilled nursing facilities throughout their geography, to ensure access to specialists and routine care are delivered in a timely and effective fashion.

Results / Benefits

Telehealth has been shown to be a cost-effective practice based on savings gained from reduced readmissions. InTouch Customers have experienced between five and 10 percent reduction in readmissions in less than one year after implementing telehealth services.

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  • Better Continuity
  • Faster Care
  • Less Disruption
  • Reduced Costs Of Care

Hospital Benefits

  • Fewer Readmissions
  • High Patient Satisfaction
  • Better ED Throughput
  • Gap Coverage

SNF Benefits

  • More Timely Intervention
  • Improved Continuity Of Care
  • Fewer Transfers Back To Acute Care
  • Access To Specialists When Needed

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About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.

Cedar Grove Police Thank Alaris Health For Supporting National Night Out


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By CHIEF JOSEPH CIRASA
August 8, 2017 at 5:02 PM


Dear Editor,

On Tuesday, August 1st. the Cedar Grove Police Department and Municipal Alliance hosted the 2017 National Night Out Event in Community Park. The event could not have been the success it was without
the help and support of the many different groups and individuals that participated.

We would like to thank the following: The Cedar Grove Township Manager, the Township Council, the Recreation Department, the Department of Public Works, our fine Rescue Squad and Fire Department, the Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce, West Caldwell Fire Department, the Verona Police Department, FBI Newark Division, the Drug Enforcement Agency, Essex County Sheriff Dept., Newark Police Mounted Division, the Mountainside Hospital-Atlantic Paramedics and the Atlantic Corporation, the Cedar Grove Elks, Knights of Columbus Little Falls and of Verona & Cedar Grove, Cedar Grove Garden Center, Coca-Cola Products, Nicholas Markets Foodtown, Kings of Verona, Arctic Falls, David’s Cookies, CG Rotary, Florham Park AAA, Rainbow Catering, Holsman Physical Therapy, Alaris Health, Alpine Entertainment, Horizon Entertainment, Mountainside Stables, The Mad Hatters, Rare Steak House, P.F.G. Food Service, Hunts, Sabrett’s, Nathan’s, Golds and Gulden’s, Cedar Grove Public Library, Cedar Grove Unico and Esposito’s Pizza & Deli for the zeppolies, Il Tulipano for the hamburgers, Two Guys Tee’s, and Jacqueline Wolfstirn of Sinful Sweets for the cookie decorating table.

We would also like to thank the many residents that came out for NNO, helping to make it a great success and a true ‘Community Event‘.  Finally, I would like to thank our NNO Coordinator Officer Carolyn Zajack for her hard work in bringing the event together along with the rank and file of the Cedar Grove Police Department. An event such as National Night Out demonstrates what a dedicated group of men and women we have serving the residents of Cedar Grove 365 days a year.

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Joseph Cirasa
Chief of Police

 

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About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.

Technologial Advances in Healthcare – Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)

Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit bannerJersey City, August 9, 2017 – More than 1,700 healthcare stakeholders gathered in Cleveland, October 24–26, 2016, to discuss the latest medical breakthroughs and make new connections to spark future awe-inspiring innovations.

Now in its 14th year, Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit is the oldest and largest meeting of its kind in healthcare. The perennial highlight? The unveiling of the top 10 medical advancements for the coming year — those that Cleveland Clinic experts predict will change patient care forever.

FHIR LogoOne of the ten picks for 2017 was Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR).

It has become increasingly difficult to safely and efficiently share patient data between healthcare providers. In-house information technology (IT) systems have become so diverse, that it’s hard for them to communicate with each other.

Digital interoperability is complex in healthcare, which must weigh privacy, security and accuracy concerns. But in-house systems have become so diverse and convoluted, it’s hard for different systems to communicate and nearly impossible for new software companies to penetrate the industry.

2017 marks the year we finally make sense of the tangled web healthcare has woven. FHIR is a new tool soon to be released by an international committee called Health Level Seven (HL7). It will essentially function as an interpreter between two healthcare systems or offices that have developed their own languages. The first release will focus on clinical data, like images and medications, while the second will focus on administrative data, like billing and demographics.

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There are huge implications for healthcare beyond the interoperability of their systems. Innovators and entrepreneurs everywhere can finally take a crack at building smart, data-driven technologies that can be built to a FHIR standard, allowing new technologies to be adopted anywhere.

FHIR not only marks a potential end of the frustration, it paves the way for a surge of life-saving health information technology.

Click here to see the other 9 picks from the Cleveland Clinic experts for 2017.

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About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.

Care Connection Rahway Receives Five-Star Overall Quality Rating

5 star cms logoRahway, NJ, July 26, 2017Alaris Health is proud to announce that Care Connection Rahway was awarded a five-star rating by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The five-star rating comes nearly a year after Care Connection Rahway was awarded a four-star quality rating in the area of quality measures, which is one of three measurement sources that CMS takes into consideration when determining a nursing home’s overall rating.

Administrator Jeanne Leus said of the rating, “When I joined Care Connection Rahway in 2016, it was rated a two-star facility. That year, we had our CMS evaluation survey, and with the help of our staff’s hard work and dedication, we were able to bring it up to four stars by the end of the year. That in itself was a great accomplishment. To see it now become a five-star overall quality facility is incredibly rewarding and a testament to the team’s commitment to providing our residents the highest level of care possible.”

Care Connection Rahway Dr. Kamran Tasharofi said, “At Care Connection, it is not how much we do, but how much LOVE we put into providing excellent care, which is something that has helped us earn this rating.” Dr. Kevin Lukenda added, “As a medical director here for the past two years, it has been a pleasure working with this most professional, dedicated and courteous staff. We take pride in every aspect of care, like our second-to-none therapy department, which is dedicated to enabling residents to return home and resume their daily lives as quickly as possible.”

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(The Care Connection Rahway staff celebrates receiving the Five-Star Overall Quality Rating)

About the Five-Star Quality Rating System:

CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and help identify areas in which people may want to ask questions.

The Nursing Home Compare website features a quality rating system that rates each nursing home a range of one to five stars. Nursing homes with five stars are considered to offer significantly above-average quality, while nursing homes with one star are considered to offer significantly below-average quality. CMS gives a star rating to each of the following three sources of information, which are then combined to calculate an overall rating:

  • Health inspections: The health inspection rating contains information from the last three years of onsite inspections, including both standard surveys and any complaint surveys. This information is gathered by trained, objective inspectors who go on site to the nursing home and follow a specific process to determine the extent to which a nursing home has met Medicaid and Medicare’s minimum quality requirements. The most recent survey findings are weighted more than the prior two years. More than 180,000 onsite reviews are used in the health inspection scoring nationally.
  • Staffing: The staffing rating has information about the number of hours of care provided on average to each resident each day by nursing staff. This rating considers differences in the levels of residents’ care needs in each nursing home. For example, a nursing home with residents with more severe needs would be expected to have more nursing staff than a nursing home where residents’ needs were not as high.
  • Quality measures (QMs): The quality measure rating has information on 11 different physical and clinical measures for nursing home residents. The rating now includes information about nursing homes’ use of antipsychotic medications for both long-stay and short-stay residents, and the information is collected by the nursing home for all residents. The QMs offer information about how well nursing homes are caring for their residents’ physical and clinical needs. More than 12 million assessments of the conditions of nursing home residents are used in the Five-Star Quality Rating System.

For more information about the CMS Five-Star Quality Rating System, visit https://www.cms.gov/medicare/provider-enrollment-and-certification/certificationandcomplianc/fsqrs.html.

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About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.

Alaris Health at St. Mary’s Celebrates Resident’s 107th Birthday with Mayor Dwayne Warren

(From left to right: Mr. Morris Momo, president of the Liberian Community in North America, presenting a birthday banner to Mr. MacFoy; Mr. Samuel George MacFoy)

(From left to right: Mr. Morris Momo, president of the Liberian Community in North America, presenting a birthday banner to Mr. MacFoy; Mr. Samuel George MacFoy)

Jersey City, NJ, June 19, 2017 − It isn’t every day that an Alaris Health Member Center resident turns 100 years young, let alone 107. For such a momentous occasion, Alaris Health at St. Mary’s pulled out all the stops to make this birthday unforgettable.

Alaris Health at St. Mary’s resident Samuel George MacFoy was born on May 1, 1917, in Greenville, Liberia at a time when Woodrow Wilson was President of the United States, James Fairman Fielder was Governor of New Jersey and a dozen eggs cost a mere 34 cents. Mr. MacFoy grew up in Liberia and began his public service career by entering the civil service as a bookkeeper in the Ministry of Justice, rising through the ranks to chief accountant, director of finance and operations and finally assistant minister for finance and operations until he retired in 1980. He settled in Newark with his beloved wife of more than 50 years, Mrs. Gladys MacFoy, and has been an active member of St. Philip’s Cathedral and very involved with the local Liberian community.

(Left to right: George MacFoy Jr., Mr. MacFoy’s son; Alaris Health at St. Mary's Administrator Gerry Nwabueze; Mr. Morris Momo, president of the Liberian Community in North America; Mr. MacFoy; MacFoy family friends)

(Left to right: George MacFoy Jr., Mr. MacFoy’s son; Alaris Health at St. Mary’s Administrator Gerry Nwabueze; Mr. Morris Momo, president of the Liberian Community in North America; Mr. MacFoy; MacFoy family friends)

MacFoy has seen a lifetime of changes, from steam trains and horse-drawn carriages to high-speed trains, planes and automobiles. He lived through two World Wars, the Great Depression, the Liberian coup d’ėtat, the Civil Rights Era and is the oldest known living member of the Liberian Justice Ministry. He is a pioneer, role model and mentor, and was honored by Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2010 on the nation’s 163rd independence day for a lifetime’s worth of achievements and dedication.

Amidst a room full of Mr. MacFoy’s beloved friends, family, staff and residents, Alaris Health at St. Mary’s hosted a birthday celebration for him on May 1st. To make the day even more memorable, City of Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren came to present him with a special tribute, a mayoral proclamation honoring his life and achievements. Mayor Warren then declared May 6th as Samuel MacFoy Day in Orange and joked, “Mr. MacFoy can do 100 miles an hour in his

(Left to right: Mayor of the City of Orange Dwayne Warren; Mr. MacFoy; MacFoy family friend)

(Left to right: Mayor of the City of Orange Dwayne Warren; Mr. MacFoy; MacFoy family friend)

wheelchair on every 6th of May without worrying about getting a speeding ticket”. Residents of the Liberian community also came to commemorate Mr. MacFoy.

It is with great honor that Alaris Health at St. Mary’s has the pleasure of having Mr. MacFoy as a resident. Alaris Health at St. Mary’s Administrator Gerry Nwabueze said in closing remarks, “longevity could be attributable to DNA or destiny, but we ensure that our residents get the best care and treatment by providing programs, conditions and care that optimize our residents’ psychological, mental and physical well-being. We respect their dignity and privacy as we would want ours respected.”

Proclamation of S. MacFoy-City of Newark The Year you were born..Samuel G. MacFoy


About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.

Alaris Health at The Chateau Joins UnitedHealthcare Network

Jersey City, NJ, May 24, 2017 – In an effort to continuously expand its in-network providers, Alaris Health at The Chateau is now a participating provider with UnitedHealthcare (UHC).

Alaris Health at The Chateau joins 10 other Alaris Health Member Centers that are already in network with UnitedHealthcare: Alaris Health at Castle Hill, Cedar Grove, Essex, HarborView, Kearny, Passaic County, Rochelle Park, Riverton, St. Mary’s and West Orange.

Regional Director Provider Relations Raquel Pecillo-Mulligan said of the opportunity, “We are excited to be expanding our market with one of the strongest healthcare networks, which will enable UnitedHealthcare members to access 11 of our 16 Member Centers.”

For more information about UnitedHealthcare, visit www.uhc.com. For a full list of Alaris Health Member Centers, visit www.alarishealth.com/find-a-location.

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About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.

Alaris Health Welcomes Araceli Mendoza as Regional Vice President of Alaris Health Dialysis Services

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(Regional Vice President of Alaris Health Dialysis Services Araceli Mendoza)

Jersey City, NJ, May 23, 2017 – Alaris Health is excited to welcome Araceli Mendoza as the regional vice president of Alaris Health Dialysis Services. She will lead dialysis services at select Alaris Health Member Facilities, including Alaris Health Dialysis at Essex, Irvington, a state-of-the-art dialysis facility opening in five-star sub-acute rehab center Alaris Health at Essex in spring of 2017.

For dialysis patients, Alaris Health Dialysis at Essex will offer new and enhanced services with highly skilled staff and leading nephrologists. The facility is centrally located near major hospitals and highways and has 17 dialysis stations and 1 separation room.  It will also boast deluxe amenities, such as heated chairs, Internet access, patient education, custom individualized lighting controls and high-tech multimedia and entertainment capabilities and will be open Monday through Saturday.

Araceli joins Alaris Health with more than 35 years of dialysis and nurse administration experience in addition to impressive leadership and awards accolades. After earning her Master of Science in Nursing at Columbia and MBA in Health Systems Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University, she is pursuing her Doctorate in Management and organizational leadership at the University of Phoenix. She has worked in a number of healthcare settings and capacities, most recently at East Orange General Hospital as the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer and previously Carepoint Health, St. Barnabas Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.

Araceli will be instrumental in the planning, designing and the expansion of the dialysis services in all Alaris Health Member Facilities. She is responsible for its overall clinical and operational activities. “Alaris Health Dialysis Services will primarily improve our residents’ qualities of life and eliminate long wait times to be transported to local out-patient dialysis clinics,” she said. “For the staff, that means more time attending to each resident’s personal needs, like giving them medications and meals and providing therapy services. For residents, they get to enjoy their favorite TV shows and spend more time with family and friends.”

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(Alaris Health Dialysis at Essex)


About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.

Jennifer Puleo From Alaris Health at Cedar Grove Receives ACHCA’s Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award

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Jennifer Puleo Receives ACHCA’s Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award

Washington, DC – April 26, 2017 – The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored Jennifer Puleo, MSRD, LNHA, Administrator of Alaris Health at Cedar Grove in Cedar Grove, New Jersey with the 2017 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.  The leadership award was celebrated during the awards luncheon at ACHCA’s 51st Annual Convocation and Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  Fewer than 9% of facilities nationwide qualify. This year, 1,288 facilities met the selection criteria. Two hundred and six administrators were awarded the facility leadership award nationally.

Based on the premise that facility excellence reflects leadership excellence, this award recognizes the administrator of record who provided that leadership throughout the award year.  Eligibility for this award is based on three years of skilled nursing facility (SNF) survey data, including the Health, Fire (Life Safety), and Complaint Surveys, as well as top quartile performance on designated Quality Measures. The criteria also includes an 80% or greater facility occupancy and a three year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status. This prestigious award is made possible with the support of ABILITY Network.

This award is in memory of Eli Pick who was a consummate member of ACHCA, dedicated to advancing professionalism and leadership in long term care.

Founded in 1962, the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is the only professional association devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of today’s post-acute and aging services leaders. Focused on advancing leadership excellence, ACHCA provides professional education and certification to administrators from across the spectrum of long term care. For more information about ACHCA, contact the ACHCA Staff at (202) 536-5120 or visit www.achca.org.

 

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About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.

Alaris Health Celebrates National Nursing Home Week

NNHW Banner 2017.jpgJersey City, NJ, May 16, 2017 – May 14th through May 20th is the American Health Care Association’s (AHCA) National Nursing Home Week (NNHW), when skilled nursing care facilities across the country unite to recognize and appreciate the important role that skilled nursing staff provide for seniors and those with disabilities.

The commemorative week always begins on Mother’s Day and has a different theme each year. This year’s theme is “The Spirit of America”, and residents, volunteers and staff are gearing up for a packed agenda of themed events at Member Centers to celebrate the week.

Alaris Health at Boulevard East will host a series of travel-themed days, including Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and New York Days with trivia, costume contests, themed food, games and activities. There will also be a very special Hawaii Day in partnership with the students at Anna L. Klein Elementary School in Guttenberg, NJ.

Chateau Carnival Updated Flyer“The Spirit of America” will come to life at Alaris Health at Kearny with an Imagination Travel to New Orleans (with Mardi Gras-themed food and drinks), bingo marathon, an All-American Day and Journey to Texas events. At The Chateau, they’ll host an indoor/outdoor carnival featuring Anna O’Connor, a fire hoola-hooper, and an Atlantic City blackjack event, which will be hosted by a professional Atlantic City Casino dealer from Atlantic City Poker Entertainment.

Alaris Health at Jersey City and Riverton will host fun events like a costume party, cook-off, mixology competition, scavenger hunt, human knot and unit competition, American history trivia contest, melting pot luncheon, patriotic music event, Hollywood Squares game and an employee appreciation event.

Over at Alaris Health at Belgrove, Cedar Grove, Hamilton Park, St. Mary’s, The Fountains – South Campus and West Orange, they’ll enjoy events like live music concerts, a talent show, a magic show, a taco Tuesday bar, a Trinidad gourmet food demonstration, a balloon send-off, a fashion show, various Mother’s Day events (such as the Mother’s Day Luncheon), various games and BBQs (with apple pie of course).

To learn more about NNHW, visit www.nnhw.org. For a full list of 2017 NNHW events, visit http://alarishealth.com/events/. And to see photos from last year’s NNHW events, visit http://alarishealth.com/bwg_tag/national-nursing-home-week-2016/.


About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.

Alaris Health Celebrates National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week 2017 LogoJersey City, NJ, May 10, 2017 – The week of May 6th is the American Nurses Association (ANA) National Nurses Week, a time when those in the nursing field are celebrated for their commitment to providing the highest quality patient care. The ANA has designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse”.

Each year, the commemorative week ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who founded the modern nursing profession. Through courage, compassion and fierce dedication, she set high standards for patient care and opened the first nurses’ training program, among many other achievements. Nurses often recite “The Nightingale Pledge”, a variation of the Hippocratic Oath, upon completing their studies to pledge their commitment to the ethics and principles of the nursing profession.

It’s Nightingale’s lasting impact on the nursing field that makes it possible for our nurses to do what they love, and each decides to go in to the nursing field for different reasons.

national nurses week“My passion for nursing started when my mom was diagnosed with end-stage breast cancer almost 20 years ago,” said Alaris Health at Belgrove Assistant Director of Nursing Genevive Diaz, who has been with Alaris since 2012. “I paused my studies so that I could give her the very best care until her last breath. Every time I see and take care of my patients, I remember my mom. It’s an intrinsic motivation to help them recuperate, brighten their days and help them get through tough times.”

In 2002, Criselda De La Pena became a per diem nurse at Alaris Health at Essex and progressed to a staff nurse, unit manager, MDS coordinator, assistant director of nursing and finally, director of nursing. “I came from a family of medical professionals, so nursing was my destiny. Throughout my 15 years here, I’ve had invaluable management teams, nursing staff and CNAs. Our chemistry at Alaris Health at Essex is unparalleled and has earned us a five-star rating in quality of care for the last six years, which is a reflection of our teamwork and dedication to provide the best possible resident care.”

Ruth Amiths joined Alaris Health in 2013 and is the director of nursing at Alaris Health at Kearny. “I became a nurse because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of the people I touched. Still today, that is why I am a nurse. The fulfillment always outweighs the challenges and frustrations and I feel thankful and blessed to be given such an opportunity. Nursing is not just a profession; it is a vocation.”

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To celebrate National Nurses Week with its residents, Member Centers will host events, like Atlantic City blackjack on May 11th  at Alaris Health at The Chateau, as well as hand massages for nurses at Alaris Health at St. Mary’s, provided by Grace Healthcare Services. For more information on Alaris Health Member Centers’ National Nurses Week events, visit http://alarishealth.com/events/.

Alaris Health would like to thank all of its nursing staff who make the excellent level of care we provide possible. For more information about National Nurses Week, visit http://www.nursingworld.org/FunctionalMenuCategories/National-Nurses-Week-2017.

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About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.