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PATIENTS' STORIES

We are very proud to share with you what our patients say about Meadowlands Hospital... readmore

“I had such a great experience at the Meadowlands Hospital! From ER Registration to nurses, anesthesiologist to my doctor – everyone was very professional and nice but most importantly caring! This is what makes this hospital great!"
— Emma R., Meadowlands Hospital Same Day Surgery Patient, May 2017

“MHMC Staff made me feel comfortable and at ease at all times. Nurses always made sure my bed was made and cleaned. I never knew hospital food could be so good. Great meals! Nurses were helpful – amazing staff. For my first C-section, there is no way I could have done it without my nurses. Thank you. Nurses made sure I was in no pain and kept up with me as much as possible. Everyone was friendly and polite. Staff made me feel like family and they honestly cared. At first I was very nervous because it was my first time in this hospital – after my experience I will recommend this hospital to everyone. One of the best hospitals I have ever been to – please keep up the good work!”
— Amanda R., Meadowlands Hospital HCAHPS/Postpartum Patient, February 2017

MEADOWLANDS EMERGENCY

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Sunscreen Facts

The Emergency Room at Meadowlands Hospital sees an increase of patients with sun poisoning and severe sunburn in the early months, we would like to share some tips with you to prevent this. Spending time in the sun increases the risk of sun cancer and early skin aging. To reduce this risk, consumers should regularly use sun block and sunscreen. Sun block or sunscreen is a lotion, spray or gel that contains one or more UV filters that reflect the sun's ultraviolet radiation from the skin. If a product states “Suntan Lotion” it does not have any protective sunscreen!

SPF is used world wide to measure from 1-100 the effectiveness and the protection of the sunscreen against UV rays. The SPF number is the amount of UV radiation needed for the skin to become burned with the sunscreen on divided by the amount required of sunscreen. SPF numbers multiplied by 10 indicate the number of minutes the sunscreen will protect against UV rays. It is recommended that you apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going out. You should use at least one ounce (the size of a shotglass) to cover all exposed parts of your body.

Meadowlands Hospital’s dermatologists agree that skin no matter how dark the complexion or if your skin never burns will receive sun damage if sunscreen is not used. With this damage the risk of skin cancer is higher. The American Academy of Dermatology advises wearing a broad-spectrum sun block with at least an SPF of 15 on all sun-exposed areas and to reapply every two hours especially after swimming or perspiring. Generally, the higher the SPF number, the better the protection. However there is minimal difference between a SPF 45 and 100. Look for a sunscreen that protects against both UVB and UVA rays for better protection against the sun. You should also limit the time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10am and 2pm when sun's rays are most intense! Sunscreen should always be used-even on the most of cloudy days. Do not forget ears, top of feet and hands and lips!