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Valley Walks Every Thursday

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Ridgewood NJ, Valley Health systems launched Valley Walks on Thursday. Join Valley Health System physicians every Thursday morning (weather permitting!) at 7 a.m. for Valley Walks – A Weekly Walk With a Doctor, and get on the path to wellness! Our specialists are on hand to lead the walks, offer health information to walkers and answer general questions. The walks last approximately 30 minutes, at a pace all walkers can maintain. 😃Registration requested➡️Click http://bit.ly/valleywalks to register/view topics/learn more! For more info via📱call 201-634-5341!

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Valley Health System Introduces Valley Walks – A Weekly Walk with a Doctor

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Ridgewood NJ, Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky typically spends her workdays caring for women with cancer. But on Thursday, September 12, Dr. Teplinsky, who serves as Head of Breast Medical Oncology at Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care, will lace up her walking shoes to lead Valley Health System’s inaugural Valley Walks – A Weekly Walk with a Doctor.

Dr. Teplinsky developed this program in collaboration with Drs. Kariann Abbate and Benita Burke, two Valley Medical Group cardiologists.  These three founding members of Valley’s Cardio-Oncology program recognized the need for all patients to develop a healthy lifestyle, whether as part of an overall wellness strategy or while coping with chronic disease. 

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Valley Hospital Recognized for Consumer Loyalty

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Ridgewood NJ, Valley Hospital was recently named to the 2019 NRC Health Top 100 Consumer Loyalty list for garnering a high degree of loyalty from their patient populations. Valley is the only hospital in Bergen County to be featured on the list. 

Created by NRC Health, a national research corporation focused on health care, the Consumer Loyalty Awards are the first and only loyalty-based hospital rankings in the U.S. Valley was selected based on results from NRC Health’s Market Insights survey, the largest database of healthcare consumer responses in the country. NRC Health surveys more than 310,000 households in the contiguous U.S., measuring their engagement with healthcare brands in their communities.

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PSE&G Road Work Starting Today August 7th at Valley Hospital

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Ridgewood NJ, Road work starting tomorrow at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood .

–Line work by PS&G will require one of The Valley Hospital’s two entrances off North Van Dien Avenue, as well as portions of the avenue, to be closed each day from Wednesday, August 7, to Friday, August 9, per the schedule below. These entrances will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

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Valley Participates in Free Vaccines for Children Program

Program Provides Free Childhood Vaccinations for Residents of Fair Lawn, Glen Rock and Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Vaccines help keep our children healthy. However, they can be very expensive and many parents cannot afford to pay for vaccines on their own. The Valley Hospital’s Department of Community Health and Community Benefit has partnered with the Fair Lawn, Glen Rock and Ridgewood Health Departments in the Vaccine for Children Program, a federally funded program that helps provide vaccines to children whose parents or guardians are not able to afford them.

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Reader says ,”Valley used Ridgewood’s services without any payment”

Ridgewood firefighters quickly extinguished a fire inside a document shredding truck at Valley Hospital

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“I take exception to the above statement that Valley gave us big donations. In actuality, Valley used Ridgewood’s services without any payment. Several years ago, a Judge declared that hospitals could be charged money in lieu of taxes–but the Council did not want to charge them. The law was also passed that hospitals had to pay town taxes for all the property they owned that was used “for profit entities”. Valley owns a ton of property in Ridgewood–all being used for profit making endeavors! Do they pay taxes? I know they do not pay for all the Police and Fire calls–not even for the mandatory use of Vet’s field–which requires both police and fire to stand by–for their inbound patient helicopters. Residents are charged for fire calls that exceed a certain number. Valley probably exceeds this number the first week of every month. This use of the fire department includes police to stand by. Do they pay–not likely! And, even when they technically “leave the Village years from now”, they are legally responsible to continue to pay (if they had ever started!) for money in lieu of taxes and real estate taxes for all the profit making buildings. Just think how much tax could be paid on just the 200 building near the Duck Pond? I am quite sure that no physician or other use “donates their time” but are instead well paid for it. I can’t understand why the Village refuses to collect all that money that is legally owed to them as well as all the unpaid money due from Fire, Police, and other services we supply for free! At one time, the Village even picked up their garbage for free! Remember, YOUR tax money is paying for all of these FREE services!”

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Valley Hospital in Ridgewood Ranked as One of the Best Hospitals in New Jersey

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Ridgewood NJ, Valley Health Systems in Ridgewood was ranked 6th over all in the latest survey of best hospitals in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report.

A total of 15 hospitals in New Jersey earned recognition from the high-profile list, in its 30th year of publication.

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Valley Health Systems Gail Callandrillo Named to Top 25 Leading Women Intrapreneurs List

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Ridgewood N J, Gail Callandrillo, Vice President of Planning & Government Relations at Valley Health System, has been named to the 2019 Top 25 Leading Women Intrapreneurs list by Leading Women Entrepreneurs (LWE).

The Top 25 Leading Women Intrapreneurs list, developed by LWE, honors women innovators in corporate environments who support diversity efforts. The women named to this prestigious list —selected out of hundreds of nominations—exhibit outstanding performance in four areas: market potential, innovation, community involvement and advocacy for women. 

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Valley Hospital is Bringing Back the House Call!

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Ridgewood NJ, Valley Hospital has just announced that Valley Health System and Dispatch Health have partnered to bring high-quality urgent care to you, in the comfort of your home.

Requesting care is easy — simply visit DispatchHealth.com, use Dispatch Health’s free mobile app, or call us directly at 201-882-7527. Dispatch Health is available in the northern New Jersey area from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays.

On average, our medical teams will arrive at your home within a few hours and are able to treat anything an urgent care center can. We accept most insurance, including Medicare.

Want to learn more? Click here for more details.

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Valley will maintain a vibrant campus in Ridgewood that will be dedicated to a broad range of healthcare services

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 “I can’t believe they are going to build a whole new hospital! Wonder what the old one will become?”

Valley Health System ,”Valley will maintain a vibrant campus in Ridgewood that will be dedicated to a broad range of healthcare services. Those services may include an urgent care center, and laboratory, radiology and endoscopy services. Moving the inpatient services to Paramus also provides Valley with an opportunity to consolidate existing ambulatory and outpatient services, as well as health system business functions.”