Crozer-Keystone’s First Steps nurse practitioner, Monjama Korngor, CRNP, was selected to receive the 2020 Evidence-Based National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Mentored Training Award. The award is $10,000, to support Monjama’s research and travel to the annual meeting of NIDA and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The title of her project is “Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependent Pregnant Women – An Evidence-Based Practice Improvement Project.” In January, Monjama presented to a group of Medication-assisted treatments (MAT) providers and Behavioral Health staff at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. She will officially present her findings at the annual meeting of NIDA and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing this March in Baltimore, Maryland. Monjama’s goals include cutting down on AMAs, policy change/implementation, and eventually offer education pamphlets about the Access Center in OB offices throughout the community.
Crozer-Keystone was pleased to support the Western Delaware County Business Professionals Association (BPA) and participate in their recent meeting at Brandywine Prime: Seafood and Chops at Chadds Ford. David Baxter, DO, a Crozer-Keystone Health System sports medicine physician, spoke to the group about diseases and sports medicine treatments, including osteoporosis, arthritis, and tendonitis.
The Crozer-Keystone community experienced an exciting transition last month: The Healthplex Sports Club changed hands from Crozer-Keystone ownership to ownership by the Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County. Members of Crozer-Keystone's leadership team were proud to participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially welcome the YMCA to our health system family. We hope the community enjoys the benefits of Springfield’s premier sports and fitness facility, now owned and operated by the YMCA! Congratulations and best wishes to Mike Ranck, President & CEO, and his team!
Congratulations to Regina Jones PCT from Adult Psych at Crozer-Chester Medical Center on her well-deserved retirement. Michael Curran, president of Crozer-Chester Medical Center, joined our Behavioral Health team at a luncheon last week to recognize Regina for 31 years of service and dedication to our health system (October 1989 through January 2020). We wish Regina a very happy and healthy retirement. Thank you for the care you provided to our patients and the community.
Our Crozer Burn team recently welcomed American Burn Association (ABA) site reviewers for their two-day re-verification survey. Earning the three-year re-verification requires an on-site visit and assessment of the Burn Center’s capacity to deliver the best possible care to its patients - not only those with burns but also others with a variety of skin injuries and diseases. Burn Center verification provides a true mark of distinction for a burn center. It is an indicator that the center provides high-quality patient care to burn patients from the time of injury through rehabilitation. ABA site reviewers Lucy Wibbenmeyer, MD, FACS, Clinical Professor of Surgery, Program Director of Burn Fellowship, and Burn Center Staff Surgeon for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA, and Rajiv Sood, M.D., FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon and Director of the Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center in Indianapolis, IN, kicked-off their visit with a pre-review conference and dinner meeting.
James C. Jeng, M.D., recently spoke at an educational event with staff from Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The topic of the afternoon lunch and learn was burn injury and care. Approximately 30 physicians, CRNPs and RNs were in attendance. Special thanks to Hackensack Meridian for inviting Crozer-Keystone to participate.
Crozer-Keystone was honored to sponsor and participate in the 2nd Annual Hackensack Meridian Trauma Symposium on November 22, 2019. The theme was “Orchestrating Care of Trauma, Emergency and Acute Care Surgical Patients.” The goal of the educational activity is to enhance healthcare professionals’ knowledge of trauma, emergency, and acute care surgery and promote the integration of evidence-based care and interdisciplinary collaboration into patient management. Shown in the photo is Deborah Love, MBA, MSN, R.N., NEA-BC, Regional Director of the Crozer Burn Service Line, who attended the event on behalf of the health system. Thank you to Hackensack Meridian for providing this educational opportunity to learn more about enhancing and validating the continuum of care between pre-hospital and acute care treatment of the trauma patient.
Congratulations to Lisa Hahn, radiation therapist at Crozer-Keystone at Broomall. Lisa was recently recognized for her outstanding performance as a clinical educator in radiologic sciences at Thomas Jefferson University. The certificate of excellence was presented by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Shown in the photo with Lisa is Jackie Murray, a student at Jefferson University. Jackie graduated with a bachelor of science degree in medical imaging and radiation sciences. Congratulations Lisa, and best wishes to Jackie in her future endeavors!
Crozer-Keystone recently celebrated the 25th Anniversary of our Family Medicine Residency Program. We are proud of our well-earned national reputation for innovation, leadership and teaching methods. Congratulations to William Warning II, M.D., FAAFP, Director of the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program, and his dynamic team.
Karen Greenberg, DO, recently spoke at an educational event with emergency medicine residents from Inspira Medical Center Vineland. The topic of the morning was acute “Stroke Management in the ED: Exam/Imaging/Treatment Options.” Approximately 50 residents were in attendance. Special thanks to Inspira Vineland for inviting Crozer-Keystone to participate.