Games, art, music, even a wash and set followed by a little tender loving care from man’s best friend, are served up Monday through Friday at the Saint Peter’s Adult Day Center in Monroe Township. In the caring hands of the specially trained staff, clients with physical or cognitive challenges such as dementia are provided the compassion and medical attention that has been the hallmark of care for more than a century at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. In this brightly-colored spacious center, clients – and their caregivers – find a home away from home. With the expansion of its free curb-to- curb transportation services, the center now extends its reach to the communities of East Brunswick, Old Bridge, Helmetta, Spotswood, and South River.
The emergency call to Siva Jonna, M.D., came from a nearby hospital during the late night, actually early morning, but the sun hadn’t come up yet. Dr. Jonna, chief of Pediatric Critical Care and clinical director of Pediatric Telemedicine at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, got out of bed and put on a shirt and tie. He never left the house, though. Using technology known as telemedicine, he communicated with doctors treating the small baby in respiratory distress that he could see and hear on his computer.
Barbie Zimmerman-Bier, M.D., chief of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and Genevieve Kumapley, PharmD, a pharmacist and an advocate for families coping with autism, lead training sessions during a mission to Ghana.
On any given day of the
week, a Community
Mobile Health Services
(CMHS) registered nurse from
Saint Peter’s University Hospital
can be found at a church,
homeless shelter, worksite,
senior center, school, or even
the local mall. If members of the
community can’t get to Saint
Peter’s, CMHS brings Saint
Peter’s to them, often delivering
screenings and education
aboard the 34-foot mobile unit
the department operates on
behalf of the hospital.
Saint Peter’s University Hospital has opened a new state-of-the-art Perinatal Center which houses its Maternal Fetal Medicine practice, its High-Risk Pregnancy follow-up program, and its Antenatal Testing Unit. The Perinatal Center provides unique and highly skilled perinatal health care for women
who anticipate or are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy.
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