Jersey

Ex-N.J. Gov. Chris Christie stays in hospital for 6th day with COVID-19. Murphy calls him a ‘Jersey fighter.’

As former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spends his sixth day in a hospital being treated for COVID-19, current Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday his predecessor is “the quintessential Jersey fighter.”

Christie’s exact condition remains unknown and it’s still unclear what course of treatment he’s receiving. The 58-year-old hasn’t tweeted since Saturday, and doctors, family, and friends have not made any public announcements about how he’s doing.

But a source familiar with the situation told NJ Advance Media on Wednesday that Christie was in good spirits, getting good care, and is not on a ventilator.

Multiple sources said there were no changes as of Thursday afternoon.

Murphy, a Democrat who succeeded Republican Christie in 2018, said he “exchanged notes” with Christie on Wednesday night but has “no further insight” into his condition.

“I shot him a note, as I had done a couple of days earlier, just to say that

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Dr. William H. Stiles of Medford, New Jersey Named 2020 NJ Top Dentist

NJ Top Dentists has reviewed and approved Dr. William H. Stiles of Stiles Dental Care in Medford, New Jersey for 2020.

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J., Sept. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — NJ Top Dentist Dr. William H. Stiles wholeheartedly believes that a strong doctor-patient relationship is the key to excelling as a dentist. Dr. Stiles’ Golden Rule of Dentistry is to form a trusting, long-lasting relationship with each patient.

“In most cases, my patients and I have formed a relationship,” says Dr. Stiles. “While it’s important for dentists to listen to patients to understand what’s desired, it’s equally crucial for patients to listen to their dentists so they understand what options are being suggested.”

Dr. Stiles’ Medford, New Jersey practice is outfitted with cutting-edge technology including a CEREC machine, which is the latest 3D innovation providing single-visit crowns, inlays, and onlays.

To stay abreast of emerging technologies, Dr. Stiles has completed

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VA New Jersey Health Care System


 

NEWS

The VA New Jersey Health Care System has temporarily closed the Morristown Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) effective March 24, 2020, due to the COVID-19 and the closure of state nursing homes to any visitors or outsiders.

Morristown providers and staff have been converted to virtual care at this time and we recommend using telehealth (phone or video) for your scheduled appointments. To help us address the most urgent needs first, we ask that you use one of our online tools for routine or non-urgent concerns. You can:

  • Use Secure Messaging. You can send a secure message to your provider about any health concern or question.
  • Download VA Video Connect. Your provider may ask you to consider telehealth for an upcoming appointment. By downloading and learning about the VA Video Connect app now, you can prepare yourself. 


NEW
 COMMUNITY CARE INFORMATION and FACT SHEET
VA Community Care Network changes

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New Jersey dentist suspended after 1 patient dies and 14 others suffer heart infections

Fifteen individuals who were treated at the dental office of Dr. John Vecchione in Budd Lake between 2012 and 2014 suffered from bacterial endocarditis. Twelve of the patients required heart surgery and one died, according to the release.

The state alleges that Vecchione’s “continued failure to follow infection protocols exposed his patients to the risk of contracting the serious heart infection,” the release states. The failure has continued despite numerous inspections by the Department of Health informing the dentist of deficiencies in his infection control practices, according to the 2016 complaint filed by the NJ Attorney General’s Office.
The dentist agreed to a temporary suspension of his license in 2016 after the unannounced state inspections of his office found breach of infection protocols. The subpar standards Vecchione maintained at his office included failure to use sterile water during surgical procedures, non-sterile preparation of instruments and improper handling and disposal of
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RWJBarnabas Health | Comprehensive Healthcare in New Jersey

We provide our communities and patients convenient access to high-quality,
cost-efficient, coordinated healthcare.

Our dedication to serving the people of New Jersey extends far beyond the
care we provide within our hospital walls. We support programs that promote
health and wellness in our communities and provide access to services
that would otherwise be unavailable. We are committed to the ongoing improvement
of the health, quality of life, and vitality of our communities. We strive
to bring the best healthcare to meet the evolving needs of residents in
New Jersey—whether that be enhancing the coordination for treating
complex health conditions or improving community health through local
programs and education.

Once consummated, our planned partnership with Rutgers University will
create the state’s largest academic healthcare system dedicated
to providing high-quality patient care, leading-edge research, and world-class
health and medical education, further advancing our mission of providing
high-quality healthcare in New Jersey.

The

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