March 15, 2023

Mock Code Stroke

Mock code stroke drills are essential components of training programs that prepare healthcare providers to respond effectively in emergency situations. These drills simulate stroke scenarios that allow the code stroke team to practice skills including, stroke ...

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February 23, 2023

Beyond the Hospital’s Four Walls

On the way to visit her family in Florida on an October day, Regina Angeletti, RN, was in for a plane ride she will never forget. A nervous flyer, she boarded her plane, and prepared herself for the approximately 3-hour flight from New Jersey to Miami.  ...

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July 26, 2022

Mountainside Medical Center and Montclair EMS Partner to Recreate “Code-Stroke” Scenario

On July 14, 2022, Mountainside Medical Center partnered up with Montclair EMS to simulate a “code stroke,” or the process for patients coming to the hospital experiencing a stroke.  Simulations are tools used to replicate real life scenarios i...

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April 15, 2022

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Recognizes January Leader of the Month

The hospital announced Angela Calderon, Director of Quality at Mountainside Medical Center, as a Leader of the Month for the month of January. As the Director of Quality, Angela evaluates policies, and processes that work cohesively to eliminate harm while op...

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March 10, 2022

Bariatric patient overcoming obstacles to better health

Struggling with one’s weight and related illnesses like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol can get anyone down. Add to that the traumatic experience of losing a leg, and no one would fault them from wanting to hibernate from the world. N...

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March 10, 2022

Mountainside Medical Center Welcomes Kulvir Nandra, M.D., Colorectal Surgeon

Gastrointestinal diseases can have a huge impact on an individual’s quality of life, and often goes untreated. Colorectal surgeons have access to the latest surgical technologies to treat a wide variety of diseases of the intestinal tract, colon, rectal...

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February 07, 2022

What is incontinence and how do we treat it?

Do you suffer from incontinence – the lack of voluntary control over urination or defecation? Would you like to know the different options available to treat this condition? Konstantin Walmsley, M.D., urologist at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medica...

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December 09, 2021

Empowered by Bariatric Surgery, Patient Hopes to Inspire Others

For Naiesha Brooks, 44, knee pain and missing her children’s activities were finally too much to bear. She had always been an active person, enjoying dancing and exercising, especially boxing. During one strenuous boxing workout she tore the meniscus in...

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August 30, 2021

Treatment and Considerations for Pancreatic Cancer

According to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, pancreatic cancer is the eleventh most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, with more than 60,000 Americans expected to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. Pancreatic cancer results from...

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May 14, 2021

Mother and Daughter Received Expert Orthopedic Care For Separate Injuries

Judith D. and Dana M., mother and daughter pair, experienced separate falls that led them to Mountainside Medical Center’s Emergency Department and orthopedic surgeon, Joseph Bellapianta, M.D., in 2020. More than 15 years ago, Dana, the daughter, was hi...

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