New Year Brings Changes to Zufall’s Board of Directors

Zufall Health reported several changes to its Board of Directors this week. First, former Vice Chair Barry Rabner, MPA, has been appointed to Chair, succeeding Michael O’Donnell, JD. Rabner is a highly influential health care executive who most recently served as President and CEO of Penn Medicine Princeton Health for 18 years before joining Zufall’s Board in 2021. “We are privileged to have Barry at the helm of our Board,” said Zufall...

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Notice: Temporary Closures in January 2024

Newton Our Newton facility (238 Spring St. Suite A, Newton, NJ) will be closed on January 4, 5, 8, and 9 2024. Patients may be seen at any other Zufall facility for medical and dental services. Behavioral health services will continue to be provided via telehealth during this time. We expect to resume normal operations on Wednesday, January 10 from 7:30am-5:00pm.   Somerville Due to construction, Zufall Health – Somerville (71 Fourth St. Somerville, NJ) will...

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Zufall Health Cuts Ribbon on New Home in West Orange

15,000-Square-Foot Building Expands Capacity for Community’s Underserved On Thursday, December 14 before a large, supportive crowd, Zufall Health unveiled its new, state-of-the-art facility at 49 Mount Pleasant Avenue in West Orange. The event marked the long-awaited completion of Zufall's first-ever ground-up construction project. Zufall leaders, including President and CEO Frances L. Palm, MPA, Board Chair Michael O’Donnell, JD, and Former President and CEO Eva Turbiner, along with West Orange Mayor Susan McCartney,...

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Universal Developmental Screenings Will Put Kids on Track for Healthier Futures

With 11,000 pediatric patients under its care annually, Zufall Health is dedicated to the healthy development of all children, regardless of their circumstances. To that end, the health center is preparing to add a standardized approach to childhood development in its Dover and West Orange locations. What Are Developmental Delays? In the U.S., one in six children experiences developmental delays in their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional skills. Relative to their peers,...

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Navigating New Beginnings: Compassionate, Comprehensive Care for Refugee Patients

In the busy halls of Zufall Health – Plainsboro, a diverse array of patients receives health care services. Among them is Hassan*, a father of four and refugee from Afghanistan. Since his first visit to the health center in September 2023, Hassan has been addressing a number of health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and hypertension, under the care of nurse practitioner Nancy Patel, DNP, FNP-BC, and colleagues....

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Historic Goodale Pharmacy in Dover Is Now Part of Zufall Health

Earlier in the year, Zufall Health took ownership of Goodale Pharmacy, the 150-year-old community pharmacy conveniently located two blocks from its Dover headquarters. The pharmacy is open to the community for use by both Zufall patients and non-patients. This significant acquisition adds a retail pharmacy – a store that dispenses prescription and over-the-counter medications – to Zufall’s service offerings for the first time. Now, Zufall medical providers and pharmacists can seamlessly...

Building the Dental Workforce with On-the-Job Training at Zufall Health

Zufall Health’s dental department recently introduced an exciting workforce development opportunity: the Dental Assistant On-the-Job Training program. Generously funded by the Delta Dental Foundation, the tuition-free, six-month training program teaches chairside dental assisting and radiology skills in preparation for the Dental Assisting National Board's Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam. Upon successful completion of the course and exam, trainees are guaranteed full-time positions as dental assistants (DAs) at Zufall. DAs play...

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Meet Your Provider: Angela Otto-Ryan, DNP, APN

Providers at Zufall Health are committed to delivering affordable, high-quality care to everyone, no matter their circumstances. Pediatric nurse practitioner Angela Otto-Ryan, DNP, APN, CPNP-PC, CBC, finds motivation not only in Zufall's mission but also in the meaningful relationships she has built with her patients and their families during her two years at the health center.  “I cannot imagine life without caring for my patients,” says Otto-Ryan, who sees patients ages...

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Zufall Health Supporters Rally to Replace Aging Medical Van and Honor Retired CEO

On October 11, Brooklake Country Club came alive with compassion and generosity as supporters of Zufall Health gathered for the Be Well Benefit. Against the backdrop of live piano music and scenic views, the event had a dual purpose: raising funds to replace Zufall’s aging medical van and honoring former President and Chief Executive Officer Eva Turbiner. The medical van, a 38-foot biodiesel bus, is in dire need of replacement after...

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What Health Care Should Be Like: Zufall in the New York Times, 1992

In a world in which going to the doctor can be difficult or scary, especially for people with limited resources, Zufall Health has long represented what health care should be like: compassionate, community-oriented, and available to everyone. Zufall started as a small, volunteer-powered clinic inside St. John’s Episcopal Church in Dover. Here, founders Robert Zufall, MD (“Dr. Bob”), and his wife, Kathryn (“Kay”) created a space where underserved people and families,...