We are very proud to share with you what our patients say about Meadowlands Hospital... Read more
“ICU and Med Surg Unit – everyone went above and beyond to keep me comfortable. They including the Respiratory aides were all good to me. Everyone took great care of me. Dietary staff was very pleasant. All the nurses were great and tended to my every need with a pleasant attitude. The doctors were great and was very informative and made me smile! Everyone at the Meadowlands Hospital was very nice to my family.”
— Susan S., Meadowlands Hospital HCAHPS/3West Patient, June 2017
“My nurses were amazing and the candlelight dinner was great! (MHMC staff) made sure my visitors were comfortable. Doctors always kept me informed of my son’s health. On discharge, nurses made sure I knew what I needed to take care of myself at home. I really loved my stay at this hospital.”
— Shanice R., Meadowlands Hospital HCAHPS/Postpartum Patient, April 2017
“All staff at the Meadowlands Hospital were concerned and helpful.”
— Mary C., Meadowlands Hospital Emergency Room Patient, July 2017
During the month of May and every month of the year, please spread the word about stroke to increase awareness. While stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., there are more than 7 million stroke survivors. To reduce their risk of stroke, individuals can take control of their health.
2017 Stroke Fact Sheet
Let's Talk About Stroke
Please take the time to review this video on recognizing the symptoms of stroke:
Stroke, a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain, is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures). When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it and brain cells die. Nearly two million brain cells die each minute a stroke goes untreated. read more
By Kate ONeill, DNP, RN
National headlines are reporting something that most providers already knew - medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. Hospital acquired conditions, like catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI’s) are one of the most common adverse events in clinical practice. In the spring of 2016, Meadowland’s Hospital Department of Nursing, Nancy Brobeck, Dona Ortiz, and CEO Felicia Karsos embarked on a strategic improvement project with nurse Kate ONeill using mobile technology from iCareQuality. The ICU and Medical-Surgical nurses set out to improve frontline care delivery using the CDI Mobile Toolkit to reduce adverse events, and win the war on hospital infections. read more
As a potentially record-breaking blizzard pummels the U.S. Northeast, there are steps residents should take to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, doctors say.
The National Weather Service is predicting anywhere from 2 to 3 feet of snow along a 300-mile corridor that stretches from New Jersey to Maine. Wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour are also predicted.
"Snow, high winds and cold are a dangerous combination," Dr. Sampson Davis, an emergency medicine physician at Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, in Secaucus, N.J., said in a hospital news release. read more
HUDSON REGIONAL HEALTH COMMISSION
HEALTH ALERT NETWORK
Public Health Information
To Hudson County Community: As you may have heard, on February 1, 2016 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika Virus an International Public Health Emergency due to its apparent association with microcephaly. Microcephaly is a condition in which infants are born with heads smaller than normal, and is associated with developmental delays, conditions such as cerebral palsy, and can result in death for these children. read more
Secaucus, October 22, 2014 - As travel continues between West Africa and the rest of the world, the possibility increases that more individuals exposed to Ebola will seek care at hospital emergency departments. It is also possible that more medical and other volunteers caring for Ebola patients will contract the disease and need treatment in U.S. hospitals.
Meadowlands Hospital has been gearing up for weeks as we watched Ebola spread in West Africa. Despite that New Jersey has no known cases of Ebola at this time, we are on the high alert to watch for a potential cases that could come to our facility and to take immediate actions to isolate those individuals and implement full precautions to protect our staff and our community. read more