This will be the last issue of UH Now. But don’t worry, we’ll keep you informed on all that’s happening, via our new monthly newsletter, which debuts on July 1. It will be distributed in print throughout the hospital, and you can find it online where you found UH Now.
Because the newsletter comes out monthly, any information for the following month must be to the editor no later than the third Friday of each month. The deadline for the August issue is July 22. You can send your information and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 2-7527.
We think you’ll like our new magazine-style publication and look forward to getting your feedback.
Smoking Cessation Sessions
UH offers free smoking cessation sessions. You can find the information here.
Calendar of Events
Tuesday, June 28
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Workshop
8:30 a.m. Registration/breakfast
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seminar
Broadway House for Continuing Care
298 Broadway, Newark
7 CE credits
Friday, July 15
Deadline to nominate nurses
For the MOD Nurse of the Year Award
Nomination form here
List of categories here
About The Hospital
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Breaking Down Barriers
University Hospital has taken another step in improving patient care. We now have video remote interpreting (VRI), which enables communication between deaf, hard-of-hearing and non-English-speaking patients and their healthcare professionals.
A cart with the video screen is rolled into the patient’s room, and a medically trained, certified interpreter facilitates the conversation. Anyone in the room, including patient’s family, can join in. The VRI offers instant video interpreters in over 21 languages, and over 100 languages via audio, every day of the year, around the clock. UH has 11 of these systems currently in place.
Expert Addresses Newark Youth
Chief Nursing Officer Carl Kirton, DNP, MBA, RN, ANP, was recently called upon to address a group of young males, at the South 17th Street School in Newark, on HIV/AIDS. Dr. Kirton’s talk was part of a program titled “Responsibility, Respect and the Role of Young Males in Relationships.”
“I find any opportunity to provide education about this disease to our community very gratifying,” says Dr. Kirton.“The young men who participated had great questions and were eager to have them answered. It demonstrated that there is still a lot of mystery and myth about HIV/AIDS among our teens. Hopefully, this dialogue will help them to continue to seek answers and to have healthy and open conversations with both family and friends.”
The program was presented by the local chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Each year the organization presented a program to increase the knowledge of the African-American male of the consequences of teenage pregnancy from the male perspective.
UH Patient is Tops
Even a diagnosis of cancer, couldn’t keep Allahghe Wheeler down. The 22-year-old graduated from Newark Leadership Academy this week as valedictorian of his class and with the second highest grades in his school district. Not a small feat, even for someone who is completely healthy.
Allahghe learned in February that he has small cell glioblastoma, a common type of brain cancer. While undergoing treatment he continued with his studies and continued to excel. His prognosis is still unclear at this time—his treatment is ongoing—but one thing is clear: He’s not a quitter.
In his spare time, Allahghe enjoys music, art and cooking.
Step up to the Plate
The Mets want you to donate blood. They know that summer means an increased need, so they’re making a donation, too. They’re giving everyone who presents at the upcoming drive a pair of tickets to the Mets vs. Marlins game, at Citi Field, on August 25.
The drive, sponsored by UH, RBHS and NY Blood Services, will be on Monday, July 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the MSB Grand Foyer on B-Level. You can make an appointment here but walk-ins are welcome. Be sure to bring a photo ID.