The Veterans Affairs Hospital has been named one of the nation's MOST WIRED, according to the 2015 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study released by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
The Department of Veterans Affairs NJ Health Care System (VANJHCS) is a consolidated facility comprised of 2 main campuses and 17 satellite outpatient clinics serving the 428,000 veterans that reside in the state. Last year, there were more than 4,600 inpatient admission and 591,000 outpatient visits in NJ State VA facilities.
Residents receive most of their training at the East Orange Campus, with Geriatrics rotations and elective time available at the Lyons Campus. The medical centers offer a full range of services including acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, and nursing home care. There are also a variety of specialty programs and initiatives including Diabetes Education, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Prosthetics, and Homeless Outreach Programs which have been recognized for outstanding achievement both within the Department of Veterans Affairs and the general health care community.
the population ages, elderly and long-term care become critical issues
for more and more patients. Care of geriatric veterans is a high priority
in the VANJHCS, as more than half of the veterans in NJ are elderly. The
VA was one of the first institutions in the state to have a palliative
care team in the hematology-oncology section. All inpatient veterans in
NJ now have access to the services of hospice and palliative care consultation
teams. Residents also get exposure to a variety of specialized programs
targeted to geriatric needs, including the Health Aging and Recovery Care
Program (HARP), Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
(CIIRP), and Home-based Primary Care. This exposure is essential in developing
skills to meet the challenge of caring for the elderly population of the
extensive VA research program exists in NJ, with almost 300 projects and
an annual budget of $2.5 million. The VANJHCS has led the Department of
Veterans Affairs in health services research that evaluate clinical practice
guidelines for diabetic patients, and the East Orange facility was selected
as one of the sites for a Center for the Study of War-Related Illnesses.
VA intends to keep pace with technology and advances in the medical field,
and is at the forefront of medical informatics. One of its biggest attributes
is its Computerized Patient Record System, linking it to VA institutions
across the country. It is a paperless system through which all patient
care, including notes, orders, medications and scheduling is managed.
This unique state-of-the-art system provides unlimited access to detailed
comprehensive patient information, and is utilized by all practitioners
at most VA sites, making it easier to manage and follow all aspects of
For more information, please visit the VANJHCS website at:
Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) is a 577-bed non-profit major teaching hospital located in Livingston, New Jersey. Since 1865, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, New Jersey's oldest nonprofit, nonsectarian hospital has worked to exceed highest expectation for compassionate, comprehensive health care. This award-winning institution is one of the largest health care providers in the state, treating nearly 33,000 inpatients and over 100,000 adult and pediatric Emergency Department patients each year. Together, the Medical Center and Ambulatory Care Center provide treatment and services to more than 349,000 outpatients annually. The medical staff includes more than 1700 physicians and dentists representing approximately 100 specialties. New programs and services are continually being developed and the Medical Staff is expanding.
SBMC’s commitment to excellence has drawn national recognition. As New Jersey’s only certified burn center, SBMC draws adult and pediatric patients from all over the state. The Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division is the 3rd largest program in the nation and the largest Living Donor Transplant program in the U.S. The Heart Centers at SBMC offer a comprehensive array of cardiac services and procedures including Open Heart Surgery and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements (TAVR). The Cancer Center at SBMC, a clinical partner of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, offers a coordinated program including Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncology with the expertise and compassion to treat a wide range of cancers and disease sites. For those with disorders of the chest, the thoracic surgery team provides the most appropriate minimally invasive surgical techniques. The majority of patients have video-assisted thoracoscopic, laparoscopic or robotic surgeries to minimize blood loss and reduce postoperative pain resulting in shorter hospital stays and a faster recovery to daily activities.
The Breast Center at the Ambulatory Care Center—one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive breast diagnostic centers—performs close to 60,000 procedures annually with coordinated care and patient navigation to the medical and surgical expertise and services available through SBMC.
SBMC is part of RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey's largest integrated health care delivery system with acute care hospitals, a Behavioral Health Center, ambulatory care facilities, a statewide behavioral health network and comprehensive home care and hospice programs.
For more information, please visit the award-winning Saint Barnabas Medical Center website at: www.rwjbh.org/saint-barnabas-medical-center/