We are very proud to share with you what our patients say about Meadowlands Hospital... Read more
“ICU and Med Surg Unit – everyone went above and beyond to keep me comfortable. They including the Respiratory aides were all good to me. Everyone took great care of me. Dietary staff was very pleasant. All the nurses were great and tended to my every need with a pleasant attitude. The doctors were great and was very informative and made me smile! Everyone at the Meadowlands Hospital was very nice to my family.”
— Susan S., Meadowlands Hospital HCAHPS/3West Patient, June 2017
“My nurses were amazing and the candlelight dinner was great! (MHMC staff) made sure my visitors were comfortable. Doctors always kept me informed of my son’s health. On discharge, nurses made sure I knew what I needed to take care of myself at home. I really loved my stay at this hospital.”
— Shanice R., Meadowlands Hospital HCAHPS/Postpartum Patient, April 2017
“All staff at the Meadowlands Hospital were concerned and helpful.”
— Mary C., Meadowlands Hospital Emergency Room Patient, July 2017
Ebola virus has induced panic all over the world. With a fatality rate of up to 90%, it sure is a matter of grave concern. The list of affected countries was limited to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria but it was a matter of time and the first travel-associated case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States. World Health Organization has advised all world countries to further strengthen its infection control mechanism and surveillance to prevent an outbreak of Ebola virus disease like the current one in western Africa. read more
"Raising children is a big job" – says Dr. Rubinshteyn, a Pediatrician at Meadowlands Hospital. "It can be overwhelming to think about all the things your child needs to learn to stay safe and healthy. In addition to teaching children good eating and activity habits, you can also teach them some basic health and safety habits.Remember that your child learns habits by watching you. If you and the rest of your family follow healthy habits, your child will learn them from you. And if you have bad habits, your child will learn those too," she adds. read more
by Valentina Gumenyuk, Ph.D.
This study found that among employees that work overnight hours, there is a higher amount of people who may suffer from symptoms of insomnia and/or excessive sleepiness. The circadian mismatch between working "night" hours and sleeping during the day may contribute to the global problem with workers that have non-typical work schedules. Specifically, the study is demonstrating that insomnia in night workers is related to "brain hyperarousal," a condition found to be similar in individuals who work during the day who experience symptoms of physiological insomnia and the inability to sleep normally. There is scientific evidence of the study supporting that night workers who suffer insomnia will not sleep well even during their nights off from work. read more
Here at Meadowlands Hospital we are very serious about vaccinating people for Influenza (Flu). It is a nasty disease that tends to last about 8 months throughout the year in most places. As common as the flu may be, this doesn't make it any safer. Many people die every year from this illness, which is why getting vaccinated is very important. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) mortality surveillance data available on December 31, 2014, 7.2% of the deaths occurring during the week ending December 13, 2014 (week 50) were due to Pneumonia & Influenza. Our medical experts are saying that the disease is running it's course longer and affecting more people this season than in recent years, which is another reason to get a vaccination as soon as possible. read more
Tips From Meadowlands Hospital Nurse
I'm pretty sure we are all a little sick of hearing about tips to stave off the common cold, but why don't we go over it once again? Repetition is the mother of all learning, isn't it?
1. Wash your hands. This one always amazes me. For the nurses, this means washing your hands obsessively outside of work, also. Don't reserve the clean hands just for clocking in.
2. Dress appropriately. Just because your car is parked in a covered garage does not mean you don't wear the appropriate outdoor clothing. I don't know how many times I see coworkers walking "quickly" from their car with little to no outdoor gear. Oh, and guys, put something on your head! read more