Specialty Hospital Staff

In Their Own Words…

Below is a testimonial we recently received. These heartfelt words are a reflection of our commitment to providing patients with a warm and nurturing environment that fosters respect, trust, reassurance and healing. Continue reading below: \”We would like to give recognition to the awesome team you had on staff for our father, John Baumann – room 548, overnight on November …

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The Pharmacy Department at Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey

By Patricia Huttmeyer, Director of Pharmacy The Pharmacy Department at Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey operates with clinical pharmacists and certified pharmacy technicians. The pharmacists and technicians have separate roles but work together not only in the department, but as part of the interdisciplinary team composed of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, nurse educators, …

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Respiratory Care at Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey

The respiratory care program at Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey is very unique. At any given time, we have four highly trained respiratory therapists on staff. Each respiratory therapist has approximately eight to ten patients each. During the respiratory therapist’s shift, he or she will aggressively wean ventilator patients with the ultimate goal of getting …

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Recognizing Administrative Professionals in an LTACH on April 27, 2016

Administrative Professionals’ Day is set for April 27, 2016. Originally called Secretaries’ Day, this work holiday was created in 1952 by Harry F. Klemfuss of Young and Rubicam. Its purpose was to recognize the importance of these positions and demonstrate their value to organizations. The name change recognizes the significant evolution in the role since …

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April is Occupational Therapy (OT) Month: Celebrate these Dedicated Professionals

By Colleen Leonard, Occupational Therapist The roots of Occupational Therapy (OT) reach back to the early part of the last century. This therapeutic intervention was the result of the need for reform of the mental health care system. At the time, OT’s demonstrated that patients experienced a more successful recovery as a result of purposeful …

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Forging Solutions out of Challenges: A Closer Look at the Important Work of Social Workers

By Kelly Ann Cox-Montalban, M.S.W. and Miriam Rotberg, L.S.W. Social work has been noted to be a profession of hope fueled by resilience and advocacy. In the United States, there are more than 650,000 of these highly trained professionals who make a difference in the lives of millions of struggling people on a daily basis. …

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Is a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Right for your Loved One?

When you have loved ones in your life who have serious medical conditions, choosing the appropriate level of care for them can seem overwhelming. After they are discharged from intensive care units, what are the next steps? Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACH) specialize in treating patients who are in need of extended hospitalization for …

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Clinical Nurse Educators: Elevating the Level of Care at the LTACH

By Megan Gisoldi RN, Clinical Educator and Nissa Paul RN, Clinical Educator Clinical Nurse Educators combine clinical expertise with a passion for teaching into rich and rewarding careers. Clinical Nurse Educators work by providing staff development expertise as an educator, consultant, and facilitator. Each educator supports the development of the bedside nursing staff, and fosters empowerment …

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Selecting the Appropriate Level of Care

Many choices exist in the healthcare landscape, but which one is right for you or a loved one? It is very important to choose the appropriate level of care after an acute illness, complex surgery or traumatic accident. Sometimes, 24-hour medical care is required along with continuous supervision. Other times, patients require less clinical care …

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