30Jul

ACUITY SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY NAMES PATRICIA E. CHIORELLO DIRECTOR OF PROVIDER RELATIONS

ACUITY SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY NAMES PATRICIA E. CHIORELLO DIRECTOR OF PROVIDER RELATIONS

Willingboro, New Jersey – (July 30, 2018) – Acuity Healthcare, a leader in long-term acute care, is pleased to announce that Patricia E. Chiorello has been named Director of Provider Relations  of Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey.

Chiorello is a seasoned leader who has spent the past 15 years in strategically leading marketing and business development for client-care focused organizations, including her most recent position as Vice President of Communications and Census Development.

“Patricia will oversee our Clinical Liaison Marketing Team and continue to enhance our strong presence in the community,” said Monica Titus, Regional Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey and Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey. “Her vast knowledge of the industry combined with expertise in business development will lead to significant growth in the market.”

Chiorello said Acuity and its team have a history of making incredible positive impacts on the lives of its patients and their families. “I am honored to lead the marketing effort of Acuity Specialty Hospital, ” she said.

Chiorello holds a bachelor of arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies Humanities from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey

Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey (AHSNJ) is a 69-bed, long-term acute care hospital. AHSNJ is conveniently located on the campus of Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro, New Jersey.

Acuity Healthcare

Acuity Healthcare is an employee-owned (ESOP) long-term acute care hospital company (LTACH) founded in 2001 with headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Acuity Healthcare currently owns and manages three LTACHs in New Jersey, Ohio and West Virginia.

Acuity is focused on the development and operation of LTACHs and the delivery of specialized care with  improved outcomes. We offer quality care in a cost-effective manner to medically complex patients who require intensive hospital services for an extended length of stay.

To learn more about Acuity Healthcare, please visit us at www.AcuityHealthcare.net.

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30Apr

ACUITY SPECIALTY HOSPITAL NAMES LISA CIMINO REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS AND MANAGED CARE

ACUITY SPECIALTY HOSPITAL NAMES LISA CIMINO REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS AND MANAGED CARE

Willingboro, New Jersey – (April 30, 2018) – Acuity Healthcare, a leader in long-term acute care, is pleased to announce that Lisa Cimino has been named Regional Director of Admissions and Managed Care of Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey and Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey.

Cimino is a seasoned leader who has spent the past 20 years in progressively challenging roles, including her most recent position as the Director of Provider Relations of Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey.

Since 2006, Cimino has been an integral part of the Acuity Specialty Hospital team. She is an integral part of the Leadership and Compliance team and played a key role on the Workplace Violence, Utilization Management, Performance Improvement and Patient Outreach Committees.  She also was a major contributor to the successful hospital expansion.

“The landscape of managed healthcare is continually changing. Lisa’s expertise in the industry and passion for making a difference in the lives of our patients and families makes her the perfect person to direct the managed care efforts for our region. Her drive and determination is an invaluable asset to Acuity and continues to position us as the best in the region for long-term acute care,” said Monica Titus, Regional Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey and Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey.

“This position allows me to pair my industry knowledge of managed care with my understanding of what patients and families need and to collaborate with insurance companies to better serve the medical community,” said Cimino. “Seeing the positive impact our hospitals have on our patients’ and families’ lives is extremely rewarding to me.”

Cimino holds a BA in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.  Cimino is an active member of the NJHA Managed Care Constituency Group. She volunteers her time to support performing arts programs in each of her daughters’ schools and is actively working to certify her family’s second therapy dog.

Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey (AHNJ) is a 30-bed long-term acute care facility. AHNJ was the first hospital in New Jersey to receive ISO 9001:2008 certification as a provider of healthcare services including acute, medical, surgical, critical care, and dialysis. AHNJ operates within AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City campus, on the newly renovated fifth floor of the Wellness and Friendship Pavilion.

Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey

Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey (AHSNJ) is a 69-bed long-term acute care hospital. AHSNJ is conveniently located on the campus of Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro, New Jersey.

About Acuity Healthcare:

Acuity Healthcare is an employee-owned (ESOP) long-term acute care hospital company (LTACH) founded in 2001 with headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Acuity Healthcare currently owns and manages four LTACHs in New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia and Texas. Acuity is focused on the development and operation of LTACHs and the delivery of specialized care with  improved outcomes. We offer quality care in a cost-effective manner to medically complex patients who require intensive hospital services for an extended length of stay.

To learn more about Acuity Healthcare, please visit us at www.AcuityHealthcare.net

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06Mar

Monica Titus Regional CEO of Acuity Special Hospitals Has Been Elected to the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board

Monica Titus Regional CEO of Acuity Special Hospitals Has Been Elected to the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board

Willingboro, New Jersey – (March 5, 2018) – Acuity Healthcare is pleased to announce Monica Titus, MBA, BSN, RN, has been elected as a Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation alternate delegate and member of Regional Policy Board 2 for a term effective immediately for the American Hospital Association (AHA).

Titus, Regional Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey, Atlantic City, (AHNJ) and Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey, (AHSNJ) will serve on the Regional Policy Board for one term.

The Regional Policy Board is responsible for reviewing and discussing policy issues and alternatives.  Their recommendations and analyses are used by the AHA Board in its policy deliberations.

“This recognition is evidence of Monica’s level of commitment to ensuring quality patient care and her desire to be a thoughtful and progressive leader,” said Ed Cooper, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Her leadership both in and out of the hospital is an inspiration. Monica is one of a kind, and I know that she will make a positive impact on the shifting footprint of healthcare.”

Titus is a tenured leader in the healthcare industry with well over 20 years of experience.  Titus began her career as a clinical registered nurse quickly advancing her practice focusing on trauma.  Prior to joining Acuity Healthcare as Chief Executive Officer in 2013, she served as the Trauma Program Director and Neurosciences Institute Director in the AtlantiCare Regional Hospital System.  Titus’ leadership is evident as both of her NJ hospitals received recognition on a national level in 2017.  AHNJ was recognized as #47 in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work and AHSNJ was recognized in Becker’s 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare.

Titus currently is a board member of Acuity Healthcare’s Quality Advisory Committee. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the New Jersey Hospital Association, and the National Center for Employee Ownership.

Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey (AHNJ) is a 30-bed long-term acute care facility. AHNJ was the first hospital in New Jersey to receive ISO 9001:2008 certification as a provider of healthcare services including acute, medical, surgical, critical care, and dialysis. AHNJ operates within AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City campus, on the renovated fifth floor of the Wellness and Friendship Pavilion.

Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey

Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey (AHSNJ) is a 69-bed long-term acute care hospital.  AHSNJ is conveniently located on the campus of Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro, New Jersey.  In 2016, AHSNJ was awarded Disease Specific Certification for Respiratory Failure by The Joint Commission.

About Acuity Healthcare:

Acuity Healthcare is an employee-owned (ESOP) long-term acute care hospital company (LTACH) founded in 2001 with headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Acuity Healthcare currently owns and manages four LTACHs in New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia and Texas. Acuity is focused on the development and operation of long-term acute care hospitals (LTACH) and the delivery of specialized care with improved outcomes. We offer quality care in a cost-effective manner to medically complex patients who require intensive hospital services for an extended length of stay.

To learn more about Acuity Healthcare, please visit us at www.AcuityHealthcare.net.

02Mar

Acuity Healthcare Names Monica Titus Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey

Acuity Healthcare Names Monica Titus Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey

ACUITY HEALTHCARE NAMES MONICA TITUS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF  LOURDES SPECIALITY HOSPITAL OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY

 

Charlotte, North Carolina – (October 25, 2016) – Acuity Healthcare, a 100% employee owned long term acute care hospital (LTACH) is pleased to announce Monica Titus, MBA, BSN, RN, is named CEO of Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey. Titus, who is currently the CEO for Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey, Atlantic City, (AHNJ) will serve as the CEO for both of the area’s two specialty hospitals.

With more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Titus was a natural selection for the post.  Before joining Acuity Healthcare, Titus served as Trauma Program Director, Neurosciences Institute Director and Critical Care Extenders Director for AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. She held many leadership positions, including directing clinical and administrative operations, coordinating and developing clinical and educational programs, and managing finances.

“This is an exciting opportunity for me as I lead two of the region’s premier specialty hospitals. This opportunity affords me to make a difference and that is what we do here every day. We make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. Our teams treat all of our patients as their own family,” said Titus.

“Monica is a proven leader, a professional in every aspect of health care,” said Ed Cooper, Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Healthcare. “She has extensive medical expertise, and leads with vision and strategy. Her enthusiasm is an inspiration. She’s decisive and leads by example.”

Titus began her career as a clinical registered nurse, providing care in acute care hospitals.  In the ensuing 20 years, she worked as a trauma nurse, served as a resource nurse, a trauma case manager, a trauma registry/performance improvement coordinator and developed many other programs and services. Her vast career includes serving as an instructor teaching courses highlighting advanced trauma and the fundamentals of critical care.

Titus currently serves a board member of Acuity Healthcare Quality advisory committee.   She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), The New Jersey Hospital Association and the National Center for Employee Ownership group.  Titus is currently pursuing to become board certified in healthcare management as a fellow of ACHE (FACHE).

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Widener University in 1991, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health and Medical Services from Widener in 2000.

Both hospitals are specifically designed and staffed to provide intensive care to patients who are either ventilator dependent or have other medically complex conditions such as extensive non-healing wounds, infections, system failures or complications from surgery. The hospital utilizes a physician led interdisciplinary team of highly skilled clinicians who develop a customized plan of care designed to support and effectively treat some of the most complex clinical conditions found in healthcare.

Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey (AHNJ) is a 30-bed Long Term Acute Care. AHNJ was the first hospital in New Jersey to receive ISO 9001:2008 certification as a provider of healthcare services including acute, medical, surgical, critical care and dialysis. AHNJ operates within AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Atlantic City Campus, on the newly renovated 5th floor of the Wellness and Friendship Pavilion.

Lourdes Specialty Hospital 

Lourdes Specialty Hospital (LSH) is a 69-bed Long Term Acute Care Hospital. LSH is conveniently located in Burlington County, New Jersey, on the campus of Lourdes Medical Center in Burlington County, New Jersey.

Acuity Healthcare is a 100% employee owned (ESOP) long term acute care hospital (LTACH) company founded in 2001, with headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Acuity Healthcare currently owns and manages six LTACHs in New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas. Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey is jointly owned by Acuity Healthcare and AtlantiCare Health Services. To learn more about Acuity Healthcare, please visit: www.acuityhealthcare.net.

 

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02Mar

Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey Recognized as a Leader in Respiratory Failure Care

Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey Recognized as a Leader in Respiratory Failure Care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Bien

Cell: 609.464.0914

LBien@AcuityHealthcare.net

LOURDES SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY  RECOGNIZED AS A LEADER IN RESPIRATORY FAILURE CARE

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 AWARDED GOLD SEAL FOR RESPIRATORY FAILURE ACCREDITATION  FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION 

(WILLINGBORO, NJ – December 28, 2016) – Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey (LSHNJ) today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Disease Specific Certification for Respiratory Failure and compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey underwent a rigorous, onsite survey on October 20, 2016.  During the review, a surveyor from The Joint Commission evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to care of the patient with respiratory failure. The surveyor also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“Lourdes Specialty Hospital is delighted to receive the Gold Seal for Respiratory Failure from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Monica Titus, Regional Chief Executive Officer of Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey and Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey. “This certification reflects the hospitals commitment to providing the highest level of care to our patients. Achieving this certification is testament to the clinical team working towards common goals of excellence and true combined efforts.”

“Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with respiratory failure,” said Patrick Phelan, interim executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey for becoming a leader in respiratory failure care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for respiratory failure patients in its community.”

Lourdes Specialty Hospital

Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey (LSH) is a 69-bed specialty hospital, provides care to critically ill and medically complex patients who require an extended hospital stay averaging greater than 25 days. LSH’s interdisciplinary healthcare team and a medical staff of approximately 300 physicians serve the regional communities and meet the unique needs of each patient. LSH is conveniently located in Burlington County, New Jersey, on the campus of Lourdes Medical Center in Burlington County, New Jersey. To learn more about Acuity Healthcare, please visit: www.Lourdes.acuityhealthcare.net.

The Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

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29Dec

3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety

3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety

Lourdes Awarded 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety

3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division and the WOCN Society today announced that Lourdes Specialty Hospital in Burlington County, NJ, has received the 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety.

Lourdes Specialty Hospital is a 69-bed Long Term Acute Care Hospital designed to provide intensive care to patients who have ventilator dependency, medically complex conditions such as extensive non-healing wounds, infections, system failure, and surgical complications. The facility’s wound care program was selected for its mission to ensure prevention of new wounds. The program is executed by such activities as outstanding wound monitoring, tracking and reporting methods, comprehensive staff training and extensive patient education. In addition, each patient has an individualized plan of care.

In its third year, 3M sponsored the competitive award to promote and recognize health care facilities and their WOCN Society members who have implemented a patient care regimen designed to prevent skin injuries and improve skin integrity. The winning team received financial support through an unrestricted educational grant to attend the annual WOCN conference in Nashville. Previous recipients of the award are Rochester, N.Y.-based Strong Memorial Hospital and Tucson, Ariz.-based Northwest Medical Center.

To compete for the award, facilities were invited by the WOCN to submit summaries of skin care programs that have achieved measurable and sustained results in the area of skin integrity. The programs also had to demonstrate best-in-class prevention protocols; comprehension, accessibility and user-friendliness of product formulary; interdisciplinary participation; senior leadership engagement and front-line autonomy; and creative and effective staff and patient education. A panel of WOCN members selected by the WOCN Society judged entries.

Bill Cruise, vice president and general manager, for 3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division, presented the award to Dr. Gregory Mukalian, D.O. from Lourdes Specialty Hospital, at the 46th Annual Conference of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, hosted this year in Nashville.

“Lourdes Specialty Hospital is a deserving recipient with its efforts to provide respect, dignity and quality of care for each patient, but most importantly its mission to prevent new wounds,” noted Cruise, vice president and general manager for 3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions. “At 3M we place high priority on prevention when it comes to patient skin care.”

“This year, the submission from the team at Lourdes Specialty Hospital stood out from the rest because they have demonstrated both creativity and persistence in the quest to reduce hospital acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs),” said Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP; WOCN Society Development Chair. “Their sustained gains in this area of quality improvement are to be celebrated. The WOCN is excited to be able to showcase their accomplishments at the Society’s 46th Annual Conference.”

3M’s leadership in improving skin integrity is reflected in its innovative line of Cavilon™ brand products, designed to help protect skin and prevent skin damage. The Cavilon professional skin care line includes cleansers, moisturizers, moisture barriers and antifungal creams that help simplify skin care regimens, maintain and support skin integrity, and provide comfort and convenience to clinicians, patients and families. Learn more at www.3M.com/cavilon.

Click here to view the press release on 3Ms website.

08May

Mothers Matter Deliver Gifts to Cooper University Hospital

Mothers Matter Deliver Gifts to Cooper University Hospital

Excerpt from WPVI-TV article. There were special deliveries made Friday in Camden for moms who can’t be home for Mother’s Day.

The Lauren Rose Albert Foundation donated more than 100 gift baskets to moms, grandmothers and caregivers who are hospitalized at Cooper University Hospital.

The recipients included new moms who just delivered their babies, oncology patients, trauma patient family members and others. The personal health and beauty care products in the baskets were collected with the help of the Mother’s Matter program.

The Lauren Rose Albert Foundation has been reaching out to mothers in need since 2001.

18Mar

Best Places to Work Celebratory Luncheon

Best Places to Work Celebratory Luncheon

Excerpt from Courier Times article Employees of a Pennsylvania-based credit union and a New Jersey specialty hospital don’t just like going to work — they love going to work.

American Heritage Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Philadelphia, and Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey, located in Willingboro, received top honors at the sixth annual Best Places to Work awards ceremony Wednesday at the Northampton Valley Country Club in Northampton.

Edward Levenson is a freelance writer. He can be reached through editor Harry Yanoshak at 215-345-3051 or hyanoshak@calkins.com.