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Car Plunges into Creek of Goffle Road ,in Hawthorne

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Hawthorne NJ, Hawthrone Fire Department personnel rescued an adult female who was trapped in her vehicle after it veered off of the roadway and crashed into a creek at the intersection of Goffle Road and Route 208 northbound, Hawthorne on Tuesday evening, 09/11. Hawthorne Police and Hawthorne EMS also responded to the incident, along with mutual aid fire departments from several neighboring communities. The victim sustained non life threatening injuries and was transported by a Hawthorne BLS ambulance to The Valley Hospital. A heavy duty wrecker winched the vehicle out of its predicament.

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Two Ridgewood Police patrol vehicles collided at the intersection of East Glen Avenue and North Van Dien Avenue

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Ridgewood NJ, Two (2) Ridgewood Police patrol vehicles collided at the intersection of East Glen Avenue and North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood on Sunday afternoon, 09/02. The two (2) drivers, uniformed Ridgewood Police officers, were transported to The Valley Hospital for evaluation and possible treatment. Both officers were conscious and alert following the crash and exited their respective vehicles without assistance. Ridgewood Fire Department, Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Emergency Services personnel also responded to the incident.

 

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Rollover Crash on Franklin Turnpike takes Out Utility Pole

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Allendale NJ, Allendale Police, Allendale Fire, and Allendale EMS responded to a Monday morning, 08/13 rollover crash in the 900 block of Franklin Turnpike, Allendale. A utility pole was demolished in the mishap. At least one (1) person was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Allendale EMTs. Ramsey Police assisted with traffic control. A flatbed tow truck righted and removed the wreck from the roadway. Police at the scene did not indicate if the downed utility pole caused any outages to electric power or communications services. No word either on whether any extended road closures would be in effect.

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Falling Tree Branch Takes Out SUV on Route 208 in Glen Rock

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July 23,2018

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Glen Rock NJ, A large tree limb fell onto a Mercedes Benz SUV that had just exited Route 208 northbound in Glen Rock on Sunday afternoon, 07/22. The vehicle’s adult male driver sustained a non life threatening head injury and was transported by a Glen Rock EMS ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Glen Rock EMTs with patient evaluation. The driver was the only occupant in the Mercedes when the tree limb hit it. Glen Rock Police Department and Glen Rock Fire Department also responded to the incident. A flatbed tow truck was summoned to remove the wreck.

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Crash at Grove Avenue and Prospect Street Sends One to Valley Hospital

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July 19,2018

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Glen Rock NJ , Glen Rock EMS transported one (1) driver to The Valley Hospital following a two (2) vehicle crash at the intersection of Grove Avenue and Prospect Street on Wednesday evening, 07/18. Both damaged vehicles were removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Glen Rock Police and Ridgewood Police also responded.

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One driver taken to the Hospital after North Maple Collision in Ridgewood

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July 19,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, A apparent medical episode experienced by an adult female driver from Pennsylvania caused a two (2) vehicle collision in front of 522 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood on Wednesday afternoon, 07/18. Following impact, both vehicles were catapulted off of the roadway onto nearby front lawns. One (1) driver was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus. No other injuries were reported. A flatbed tow truck removed both wrecks from the scene. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Department, Ridgewood EMS, and Ho-Ho-Kus Police responded to the incident. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Ridgewood EMTs.

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The Valley Hospital : A Fast Track to Colonoscopy

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July 8,2018

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Ridgewood NJ,  Valley Health System has made it easier and more affordable to schedule a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer. Valley’s Fast Track Screening Colonoscopy streamlines the process by eliminating the need for patients to meet with a gastroenterologist for a pre-procedure consultation; they simply come in on the day of their procedure.

The hope is that by making colonoscopy more accessible and affordable, more patients will opt to be screened.

“Screening is one of the best tools we have in the fight against colon cancer,” notes Haleh Pazwash, M.D., a board-certified gastroenterologist and Director of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine at The Valley Hospital. “If detected early, colon cancer is highly curable, resulting in a five-year survival rate of 90 percent.”

“Ultimately, the goal is to reduce the number of people afflicted with colorectal cancer through the use of screening colonoscopy, and, thus, save more lives,” says Mitchell J. Rubinoff, M.D., a board-certified gastroenterologist and Chair of Gastroenterology for Valley Medical Group. “It is recommended that all men and women at average risk for colorectal cancer undergo a screening colonoscopy beginning at age 50 or at age 45 for African-Americans due to higher risk factors.”

Patients must meet certain criteria to quality for a Fast Track Screening, which include being in overall good health with no significant medical problems or symptoms of colon cancer. Each patient will receive an initial consultation by phone with the program’s nurse navigator, who will determine his or her eligibility. Once the patient is deemed eligible, he or she will be scheduled for the procedure with a Valley gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon based on a health insurance match and availability, and will receive instructions and a prescription for preparatory colon-cleansing agents.

“Our program is designed to be user-friendly, convenient, and less expensive for low-risk individuals,” says Leslie W. Ringelstein, M.S., R.N., APN-C, an advanced practice nurse and nurse navigator for the Fast Track Screening Colonoscopy procedure.

For more information and to find out if you are a candidate for a Fast Track Colonoscopy, please call Leslie Ringelstein at 201-389-0808.

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The Valley Hospital Named Among the Best Cancer Hospitals in America for Fifth Consecutive Year

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June 13,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, For a fifth consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has been named a Women’s Choice Award® recipient as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care, acknowledging Valley’s dedication to providing exceptional patient care and cancer treatment care for women and their families.

Valley is one of only 452 hospitals nationwide that have earned the 2018 Women’s Choice Award® by meeting the highest cancer care accreditation standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, demonstrating excellence in clinical performance with regard to patient safety measures, and having a high recommendation rate.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals for cancer care for the fifth consecutive year,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System. “Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care, a partnership between The Valley Hospital and Mount Sinai Health System, continues to develop new and enhanced inpatient and outpatient services. This award affirms our ability to consistently deliver compassionate, world-class cancer care to our patients within the scope of a wider, integrated network.”

To be considered for the award, a hospital must be designated by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer Classification (ACS CoC) as one of four specific types of cancer programs. The Women’s Choice Award measures hospitals on the presence of specific cancer-related services offered onsite, infection rates and patient recommendation ratings on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. The award is unique in that criteria also include primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.

Delia Passi, Founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award, emphasized that Valley and all other hospital and facility recipients of this 2018 recognition deliver on the care that matters most to women. “In addition to our award winners’ high-level performance on a national level, they provide the care that women value most, including easily accessible services onsite to avoid multiple trips for their treatment, which is so important to women faced with a cancer diagnosis,” stated Passi.

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Hawthorne Factory Worker Falls 35 feet, Rushed to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center

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June 6,2018

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Hawthorne NJ, Members of Hawthorne Fire Department Engine Company #3, Engine Company #4, and Rescue Company #5 assisted in the Tuesday morning, 06/05 rescue of a factory worker who fell 35 feet off of a ladder and landed on the secondary roof of an industrial building located at 1 Loretto Avenue, Hawthorne. The victim was placed on a backboard and then carried three (3) flights down a set of interior stairs in a basket stretcher by Hawthorne EMS, FD, and Police Department personnel. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Hawthorne EMS with patient evaluation and treatment. The victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.

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Three Injured in Crash in Washington Twp

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May 31st , 2018

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Washington Twp NJ, A four (4) vehicle, Wednesday afternoon, 05/30, collision at the intersection of Van Emburgh Avenue and Washington Avenue in Washington Township resulted in three (3) non life threatening injuries. All three (3) victims were transported by ambulances to The Valley Hospital. Two (2) flatbed tow trucks were required to remove the wrecked vehicles from the busy intersection. Washington Township Police, EMS, and Fire Department personnel responded along with an ambulance from Hackensack University Medical Center’s north campus.