Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT South Hackensack, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in South Hackensack, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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Ascend Fort Lee will be open for recr...
Ascend Fort Lee will be open for recreational weed order pick-ups on Thursday, NJ Advance Media has been told exclusively by the multi-state operator that owns the dispensary.
This dispensary received its site approval from the Fort Lee Planning Board late Monday, the last step the firm needed to begin adult weed sales and become the 21st store in New Jersey to offer recreational adult weed.
Consumers can order online at letsascend.com starting Wednesday, Nov. 16, and can pick up on appointment-only basis at the Fort Lee store beginning this Thursday, said Caitlin Fleishman, Vice president of Public Affairs for Ascend.
Ascend had already received state approvals from the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission months ago to expand to adult weed sales at the 461 West Street location. The dispensary, located in a former Staples store, began selling medical marijuana on Aug. 12.
After Thursday’s soft launch, an official grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19. Currently, the store will only offer on-line pick ups, but Fleishman said the dispensary could eventually open to the public for walk-in traffic.
Ascend Fort Lee will be the company’s flagship location in New Jersey and its third dispensary to open. The company also has stores in Rochelle Park and Montclair.
Medical marijuana patients will continue to get priority treatment as mandated by the CRC with a dedicated medical express lane, direct access to the front entrance, private consultation rooms, designated parking spots and medical cannabis shopping hours, said Fleishman.
Exclusive hours for medical patients will be: Sundays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Mondays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Located in densely populated Bergen County, Ascend Fort Lee, will be the closest dispensary to New York City.
“Ascend Fort Lee is a uniquely positioned flagship location, only a 9-iron away from the George Washington Bridge, which will greet existing medical patients and incoming recreational consumers with exceptional product and service,” said Frank Perullo, interim co-CEO, president, and co-founder of Ascend Wellness Holdings.
Perullo was equally optimistic during last week’s company earnings call.
“The team has been preparing and gearing up for the highly anticipated start of adult-use operations at New Jersey’s closest dispensary to New York City,” Perullo said during the call on Thursday.
Fort Lee’s proximity to the New York border is significant as the Empire State is still on track to open the first of its recreational marijuana dispensaries by the end of the year, barring any additional delays. New York is expected to compete with New Jersey for adult weed buyers in the northernmost counties, like Bergen.
Adult recreational weed sales in New Jersey generated $79.7 million in total sales between April 21 and the end of the fiscal year on June 30, according to the state Cannabis Regulatory Commission. The state’s cut was $4.65 million in tax revenue.
On Monday the CRC announced it was hosting a second round of three virtual meetings to listen to public suggestions on how funds raised from fees and fines of legalized adult weed should be used for social equity projects as stated in the new cannabis law. The first of three Social Equity Excise Fee (SEEF) hearings was held Tuesday, Nov. 15, for South Jersey. The hearing for Central Jersey is on Wednesday, Nov. 16, and for North Jersey on Thursday, Nov. 17, both starting at 7 p.m. Similar regional hearings were held in the spring.
“New Jersey has always been incentivized (from a tax perspective) to maximize the amount of time that its adult-use program is operational prior to the launch of the New York market,” said cannabis attorney Robert DiPisa of Hackensack-based Cole Schotz.
“What I think will play into New Jersey’s favor is the fact that New York has already experienced some hurdles with the launch of its program,” including funding for its social equity cannabis investment fund and litigation matters, said DiPisa.
So far, 20 locations have sprung up throughout New Jersey that are all owned and operated by Multi-State Operators, including Ascend. The most recent store to open was Curaleaf Bordentown on Nov. 1.
3 minute readSpecial to the USA TODAY NetworkNext week I have a busy schedule.I plan to meet people from South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Russia, Australia, Ukraine, South Africa and a number of other countries.No, I am not going to be at the United Nations. I will spend the weekend with thousands of rabbis at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries — rabbis from all over the world.There will be many sessions, workshops, training, and plenary events. But the ...
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Next week I have a busy schedule.
I plan to meet people from South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Russia, Australia, Ukraine, South Africa and a number of other countries.
No, I am not going to be at the United Nations. I will spend the weekend with thousands of rabbis at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries — rabbis from all over the world.
There will be many sessions, workshops, training, and plenary events. But the best discussions are often the ones that happen in between the formal get-togethers. We will talk about our families, we'd talk about the challenges, and we'd talk about the inspiration we draw from the Rebbe.
And after what happened last week, I expect to hear many "what is happening in New Jersey" questions.
The alert issued by the FBI on Thursday was nerve-wracking. For hours that afternoon I — and my colleagues across the state — wondered whether which synagogue was the target of the “credible threat”; whether law enforcement would be able to stop those who wished us harm. News about it spread all over the world, and I know that my colleagues will ask me all about it. We will talk about the necessary safety measures, and we will talk about the feelings of our congregants after this frightening episode.
So, of course, we will talk a lot about antisemitism.
But honestly, we will not spend too much time talking about the antisemites; about the recent disturbing statements from celebrities.
You see, antisemitism — or any form of hatred, for that matter — is like a disease.
When someone is sick, they need to take medicine. Yet as anyone in health care can tell you, it would be foolish to only focus on a cure for illnesses. The real long-term sustainable solution lies in prevention.
This is why governments spend billions of dollars to understand how positive lifestyle and environmental changes can prevent illnesses. Because it's great to help someone become healthy again, but to help someone not become sick in the first place is much greater. It really is true that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
We need to discuss the broader question at the heart of the issue.
Not how we can prevent the next antisemitic attack or the next celebrity touting vile hatred to millions online, but instead, how can we create a world where antisemitism declines and disappears? How can we inspire a society based on morals and kindness, one that has no place for hatred?
I found the answer on the humble penny.
One side of the coin declares that “E Pluribus Unum” — “Out of many, one”. It is an assertion that we, the American people, can bridge our great diversity, the many different elements of society, and emerge connected as one.
In the current environment, this statement seems so naive. If anything, our country seems to have become more polarized. Hatred seems to be on the rise.
So we need to flip the coin and find the other statement.
"In G-d we trust."
If G-d created you and G-d created me, I need to respect you, and you need to respect me.
We might have sharp differences in lifestyle choices, political affiliations, even the teams we root for (full disclosure: I have none). Still, we know that our core is the same: we were all created by one G-d for one purpose: to make our world a better and holier place.
Hatred stems from the otherization of people. Faith in G-d is emphasizing that which we have in common: our shared existence and our interconnectedness.
I will proudly share with my fellow Chabad Rabbis how my hometown of Hackensack joined the US president, governors from all 50 states, and hundreds of city councils from all across the U.S. in proclaiming the Rebbe's 120th birthday this past year as "Education and Sharing Day."
By appreciating the importance of instilling moral values from a very young age, we are setting up the next generation for a better future, one with less divisiveness and more cohesion.
The present seems to leave a lot to be desired, but the future is bright if we focus on uniting, on recognizing the Godly spark inside each of us. And if you care about our current state of affairs as much as I do, I hope you will join us as well.
Because all the world needs to be better is a few good people who do something about it.
Less than eight months after tearing his ACL in Alabama’s first-round NCAA Tournament game against Notre Dame, senior guard Jahvon Quinerly was back on the court Tuesday night.After the Crimson Tide took a 20-point lead over South Alabama, head coach Nate Oats called Quinerly’s number, which is now No. 5, giving him his first minutes since March 18. Quinerly only logged four minutes and didn’t score in the eventual 65-55 win over the Jaguars, but his return to game action was a surprise, given the initial target retu...
Less than eight months after tearing his ACL in Alabama’s first-round NCAA Tournament game against Notre Dame, senior guard Jahvon Quinerly was back on the court Tuesday night.
After the Crimson Tide took a 20-point lead over South Alabama, head coach Nate Oats called Quinerly’s number, which is now No. 5, giving him his first minutes since March 18. Quinerly only logged four minutes and didn’t score in the eventual 65-55 win over the Jaguars, but his return to game action was a surprise, given the initial target return date was December.
Following the game at Mitchell Center, Oats shared how Quinerly was able to get back so fast.
“We’ve got, I think, the best doctors in the country up at Andrews,” Oats said. “Dr. Cain did his surgery. He’s great. We’ve got probably the best trainer in the country in Clarke. He’s in there with these guys at six in the morning all the time. They’re in there in the pool, the underwater treadmill, doing all the work. And then Henry, our strength coach, has been working with JQ on the side for two or three months now, I think all the way back to the summer.
“So I think between JQ’s desire to get back, he’s back for another year of college, trying to prove he can make it to the level, and then with the best people around him. And shoot, we were hoping to get him back by Michigan State, and he just kept pushing the envelope. He’s been on the practice squad for the last couple weeks, being a scout player. And finally, I had a talk with him last night, like, ‘What are we waiting on?’”
Quinerly echoed his coach’s praise for the medical staff that helped him get back on the court.
“The rehab process was tough. It was a lot of early mornings, long nights. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without our trainer Clarke and my strength coach, Henry. Those guys took a lot of time out of their lives to help me get back early. And no, I didn’t think I would back this early, but it’s just a testament to the work that we put in.”
This past season, Quinerly played in all 33 contests, starting in 27 games, and finished the year ranked second on the team in scoring (13.8 ppg), assists (4.2 apg) and in field goals both made (165) and attempted (401). He ranked eighth in the SEC in assists per game and was 12th in scoring, finished with 23 double-digit scoring efforts, including five 20-point contests, and led the Crimson Tide with 11 games with five or more assists as a redshirt junior in 2021-22.
Initially planning to turn pro after the 2021-22 season, Quinerly chose to come back after his injury in the NCAA Tournament. The early hopes were to get the veteran point guard back by the start of SEC play, but he was ahead of schedule in his recovery. Regardless of when it happened, checking into a game again was a special moment for the Hackensack, N.J. native.
“It means the world, man. It means the world,” Quinerly said. “My plans for last season, obviously, I was planning on taking that next step, and unfortunately, I tore my ACL and I kind of had to roll with the punches. It’s an amazing feeling being around this young team and seeing these guys every day and being able to kind of be that leader, be that veteran voice. It’s just a really good feeling, man. These guys, this is my family here, so it’s a good feeling.”
According to Oats, Quinerly had been getting after the other scholarship players in practice as he continued his comeback. At the second half’s under-8 media timeout, the coach asked his guard if he wanted to play a few minutes, which, of course, he did, and Quinerly completed his warp-speed rehabilitation by registering one assist and two turnovers on 0-of-2 shooting.
Moving forward, Quinerly will be on a minutes restriction, Oats said, but the plan is to try to get him more playing time against Jacksonville State on Friday, Nov. 18 (8 p.m. CT on SECN). But on a team that saw five players 20 years of age or younger in the starting lineup Friday night in Mobile, Ala., adding an experienced player like Quinerly could give the team a big boost.
“JQ’s the best we’ve got on the team at getting in the lane, breaking people down on our offensive end, getting the ball moving,” Oats said. “Obviously, he’s not back to full strength. He’s gotta get some confidence. He had a couple turnovers. That’s fine. We’ll get those out of his system. We’ll get him back to where he’s feeling comfortable.
“Hopefully, by PKI up in Portland he’s back to looking a lot closer to 100 percent.”
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South Hackensack, NJ (August 19, 2022) – A woman from Hasbrouck Heights and her teenage son were both injured when a car driven by an inebriated motorist from Teaneck crashed into theirs on Route 46 on Friday, August 19th.The 50-year-old woman and her 15-year-old son were stopped at a westbound stop light at Route 46 and Huyler Street in South Hackensack when a drunk driver rear-ended their 2020 Tesla at about 12:00 a.m.The driver of the striking 2008 Volkswagen Passat, 29-year-old Dayana Perez-Kazimierczak, former...
South Hackensack, NJ (August 19, 2022) – A woman from Hasbrouck Heights and her teenage son were both injured when a car driven by an inebriated motorist from Teaneck crashed into theirs on Route 46 on Friday, August 19th.
The 50-year-old woman and her 15-year-old son were stopped at a westbound stop light at Route 46 and Huyler Street in South Hackensack when a drunk driver rear-ended their 2020 Tesla at about 12:00 a.m.
The driver of the striking 2008 Volkswagen Passat, 29-year-old Dayana Perez-Kazimierczak, formerly of Glen Rock, was under the influence.
All three were transported to Hackensack University Medical Center in non-critical condition.
Perez-Kazimierczak was issued summonses for reckless driving, DWI, failing to maintain a lane or observe a traffic control device, unsafe operation, and not having insurance, he said.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
The law divides damages into two categories: compensatory, which are intended to compensate the victim, and punitive, which are intended to serve as a punishment for the defendant and a warning to others.
Similar to any other accident where Personal Injury Protection benefits come into play, a victim may only sue a drunk driver for non-economic losses, those arising from subjective, non-monetary damages, if they sustained a permanent injury such as dismemberment, disfigurement, death, or the function of or loss of a body part.
The permanent injury condition that applies to non-economic damages still applies in cases involving drunk drivers.
Punitive damages are obtainable in New Jersey only when the negligent party behaved with willful and deliberate indifference to the safety of others.
Unfortunately, a court-ordered judgment is only helpful if the defendant is able to pay. More often than not, however, the driver is unable to pay the damages on their own so, once again, it becomes a matter of insurance.
Personal injury lawsuits against drunk drivers are subject to numerous limitations, and winning your lawsuit is only the halfway point of your fight.
If you were hit by a driver under the influence, contact a car accident lawyer from Metro Law by calling (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.
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MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The Leapfrog Group just released their Fall 2022 Hospital Safety Grades report Wednesday.Of the two hospitals in New Brunswick, Saint Peter's University Hospital received an "A" grade and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital received a "B" grade.Robert Wood Johnson is connected to Rutgers University a...
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The Leapfrog Group just released their Fall 2022 Hospital Safety Grades report Wednesday.
Of the two hospitals in New Brunswick, Saint Peter's University Hospital received an "A" grade and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital received a "B" grade.
Robert Wood Johnson is connected to Rutgers University and is owned by RWJBarnabas. Saint Peter's is a Catholic hospital owned by the Catholic church.
JFK University Medical Center in Edison received a "B" grade. JFK is operated by Hackensack Meridian Health.
Here are the Fall 2022 Leapfrog grades for all the hospitals in Middlesex County, plus the RWJ hospital in Rahway (it got an "A") and Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy (it also got an "A"): https://www.hospitalsafetygrad...
Leapfrog is a respected non-profit agency that determines hospital safety nationwide. For the past 10 years, they have released their hospital grade rankings every spring and fall.
The grades are always closely watched. Some hospitals, such as this one in Chicago, have even sued Leapfrog when they get a "C" or "D" grade.
Leapfrog says its hospital rating system is the only one in the country focusing solely on a hospital’s ability to protect patients from preventable errors.
Leapfrog looks at the following in hospitals: Rates of infection, such as MRSA, C. diff and colon or sepsis infections after surgery; the rates of problems that occur after surgery; safety problems that occur in the hospital, such as the rates of patients with bed sores or the rates of patients who fall; handwashing rates; how well hospital staff works together; the qualification of nurses and how well hospital staff communicates with each other.
Most hospitals have improved over time under more public scrutiny, Leapfrog Group President and CEO Leah Binder said in a news release Wednesday.
“The big difference over this decade is that for the first time, we publicly reported each hospital’s record on patient safety, and that galvanized the kind of change we all hoped for," said Binder.
Notably, hospitals reduced what are called “never events” — accidents and errors that never should have happened, the release said. Incidents of falls and trauma and incidents in which objects were unintentionally left in a patient’s body during surgery were down 25 percent, the watchdog group said.
The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Hospital safety grades are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.
In New Jersey, 33 hospitals received an A, 20 hospitals received a B, 14 hospitals received a C and 3 hospitals received a D grade. Zero hospitals received an F.
Here is the entire Fall 2022 New Jersey list: NJ Safest Hospitals: Latest Ratings Released For Fall
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