• July 31, 2019

    Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center’s Baby Expo will Focus on Needs of Expectant Parents

    Montclair, NJ, [July ,2019] -- Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center invites prospective parents to attend our Baby Expo on Saturday, August 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 1 Bay Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042. This event will allow you to tour the birthing center at Mountainside Medical Center and meet local vendors to learn about baby-friendly services in the area. Admission is free and advance registration is requested at or by calling 888-973-4674.

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  • July 15, 2019

    R. Swami Nathan, M.D., F.A.C.G., Gastroenterologist, Joins Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Group

    Montclair, NJ, - (July 2019) – Mountainside Medical Group announced today that R. Swami Nathan, M.D., F.A.C.G., has joined the practice to serve the communities growing need in the field of gastroenterology.

    Dr. R. Swami Nathan received his medical degree from Madurai Medical College and completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Dr. Nathan has extensive clinical experience in performing various gastrointestinal procedures. He has mastered his skills in procedures such as colonoscopy, gastroscopy, ERCP, spyglass cholangioscopy, feeding tube placement, and small bowel capsule endoscopy. Of his many accomplishments, Dr. Nathan was the first physician in New Jersey to perform capsule endoscopies while becoming a leader in the field.

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  • July 14, 2019

    Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Target: Stroke Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award

    Members of Mountainside Medical Center’s Stroke team pictured left to right:
    Kelsey Vander Werff, Director Neurosciences; Michelle Rombough, R.N., Interim Director Emergency Department; Melissa Santoro, R.N., Stroke Coordinator; Amy Paolella, R.N., Quality Outcomes Manager; David Blady, M.D., Stroke Committee Physician Chairman; Arthur Calise, D.O., Medical Director Emergency Department; Florey Cruz-Cerpa, Community Health Manager; Andrea Maestas, medical Imaging Coordinator; Kathleen Williams, R.N., Emergency Department
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  • July 10, 2019

    Lifesaving Habits for Child Car Safety

    No one believes they will be the ones to leave their child in a hot car, but every year the parents of 37* children are wrong. Forgetting a child, not locking your car doors, getting distracted can happen to the best parents. It’s the responsibility of all mom, dads and caregivers to learn about the dangers of heat stroke and develop safety routines. 


    The Danger of Heat

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  • July 02, 2019

    Transitional Care Unit at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Receives Highest Quality Rating from CMS

    Montclair, NJ, [June 2019] -- The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center, a post-acute skilled nursing facility located on the sixth floor of the hospital, received the highest ranking (Five Stars) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Five-Star Quality Rating System is based on three categories including Health Inspections, Staffing and Quality Measures.

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  • June 03, 2019

    Choosing to Have Bariatric Surgery Proves to be Positive for New Jersey Woman

    As a young adult, Olivia Davis was in great physical shape and had always lived a very health conscious lifestyle. After giving birth to her daughter in the 1990s, she found it hard to maintain that lifestyle.

    “I went through a series of bad events in my 40s which contributed to my weight gain,” said Olivia. “I had to have a hysterectomy, foot surgery on both feet and knee and shoulder surgeries to fix injuries sustained from a car accident.”

    Even though Olivia was still physically active whenever possible, she continued to gain weight.

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  • May 20, 2019

    Double Hip Replacements Gives Mountainside Nurse New Outlook

    Annie Mueller has been a nurse at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center since 1992. In recent years, she started experiencing intense hip pain.

    “Being a nurse, I was afraid to have the issue addressed because I knew what I was likely going to have to undergo a hip replacement,” said Mueller.

    After a vacation with her husband, Mueller knew something had to be done.

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  • May 02, 2019

    Why Mixing Alcohol and Prescription Medication is Dangerous

    Mixing prescription drugs with alcohol may lead to possible overdose, damage to the body, and even death. The National Council on Patient Information and Education warns consumers that “alcohol interacts with as many as 150 medications and can cause them to not work effectively.” Alcohol combined with prescription drugs can counteract the purpose and effectiveness of your medication. Combining alcohol with your prescription may also induce the drug to create an even more harmful effect on the body. Prescription misuse mixed with alcohol consumption can occur more frequently than expected.

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  • April 15, 2019

    Wound Treatment at Mountainside Medical Center

    The Wound Care Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center is a leader in Northern New Jersey in treating patients with stubborn wounds. Individuals living with diabetes are particularly prone to slow-healing and related risks when they experience a wound, especially foot wounds. To learn more about how wounds are treated, Lauren Danzi, RN, BSN, WCC, manager of the Wound Care Center, is telling us more, as well as sharing general foot health practices.

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  • April 01, 2019

    Stroke Care at Mountainside Medical Center Leads Woman to Successful Recovery

    The morning of Christmas Eve 2018, Barbara Donahue was getting ready for her family’s annual dinner.

    “Around 10 a.m., I told someone sitting nearby that I was starting to get a headache and my eye was hurting, which I thought was very strange,” said Donahue. “My oldest son turned to look at me and said something to which I thought I responded normally. It turns out I wasn’t making any sense with my responses and my son knew something wasn’t right.”

    The rest of Donahue’s family agreed that something was wrong so they called 911 immediately.

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