Brunch to highlight cancer prevention is May 7

The Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation for Cancer Prevention is holding a “Brunch to Crunch Cancer” on Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m. at the Chandelier Restaurant, 1081 Broadway, Bayonne. Men and women are welcome. Between 10 a.m. and12:30 p.m. there be vendors for your shopping pleasure. This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Julie DiGioia. Dr. DiGioia is an attending breast surgeon at Overlook Medical Center in Summit and Jersey City Medical Center. She is the chief of surgical oncology and is the medical director of the Christie Kerr Women’s Center at Jersey City Medical Center/Barnabas Health. Tickets are $50. Call (20) 437-9100 to reserve your seat.
The Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make cancer prevention programs available to the community. Its focus is to grant access to the tests and/or screenings necessary to those individuals who may otherwise be denied, those who are uninsured and above the poverty level. It is the foundation’s goal to make Mammography, PSA,Colonoscopy, Oral and Skin Cancer screenings available to them.

New fingerprint ID provides convenient patient registration

HackensackUMC Palisades (formerly Palisades Medical Center) patients can now experience a modern, convenient registration process that protects against identity theft and the creation of duplicate medical records. Using the state-of-the-art system, called SafeChx, patients are now able to register using their fingerprint to instantly secure their medical information.
Enrolling in the system for the first time takes each patient less than 30 seconds. No fingerprints are stored by SafeChx. Instead, SafeChx creates a unique identifier of more than 2,500 characters per person that is used to ensure the right person receives the right care. In follow up visits, registration using SafeChx will take just seconds and provide an additional layer of identity protection.
“We fundamentally believe patient care begins in the waiting room. By providing a better overall experience, HackensackUMC Palisades can provide even better care,” said Sean Lane, Co-Founder and CEO of CrossChx. “Patients should expect this level of protection and efficiency as the new standard of patient care.”
In more than 200 hospitals across the country, CrossChx has found that nearly 14 percent of medical records contain serious identity errors. At the same time, medical identity theft crimes are rising at a rate of 22 percent annually. Hospitals using SafeChx have taken a proactive measure to prevent these risks, which can cause serious adverse effects to patients and lead to millions of dollars in waste, fraud and abuse for the health systems.

HackensackUMC Palisades releases maternity class schedule

HackensackUMC Palisades (formerly Palisades Medical Center) in North Bergen has released a schedule of classes involving childbirth and small children, held for a small fee. To register or for more information, please call Robin Petrick at (201) 295-4823.
Childbirth Education Series, a two-day class, costs $125 per couple if delivering at PMC; $150 if delivering elsewhere. Topics covered include: understanding the labor process, breathing and relaxation techniques to work with your body, the role of the support person, options for pain medications and medical interventions, Caesarean birth, understand your changing body after birth, newborn appearance and procedures after birth. The childbirth education series also includes a tour of Palisades Medical Centers labor and delivery unit. There will be series in May and June.
The hospital also runs newborn baby care classes, breastfeeding classes, sibling preparation, and Friends & Family CPR. For upcoming dates, please call Robin Petrick at (201) 295-4823.
HackensackUMC Palisades (formerly Palisades Medical Center) is located at 7600 River Road in North Bergen.

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