2023 Construction Activity to Improve Patient Experience

Zufall Health’s ability to deliver high-quality health care to our 42,000 patients will be enhanced during the coming year through the completion of a number of new construction, renovation, and expansion projects. “The mid-year opening of our new West Orange site and improvements at our existing facilities will better serve our current patients and accommodate future growth,” explained Eva Turbiner, Zufall’s president and chief executive officer. Replacing our modest West Orange office...

At Zufall Health, Substance Use Recovery is Part of Primary Care

Providing support for substance use disorders (SUDs), which involve the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs despite harmful consequences, is one of the many ways that Zufall Health helps patients achieve better health. Though SUDs can be managed, most people do not get help. Only 1.4 percent of the 41 million people in the U.S  with a SUD in 2020 received treatment. Misconceptions about people with SUDs – that they are...

Zufall Health Awarded More than $650,000 to Confront the HIV Epidemic in Essex County

Zufall Health’s HIV Services program is implementing a new, status neutral system of HIV care in Essex County, New Jersey, thanks a grant of more than $650,000 from the New Jersey Department of Health’s Division of HIV, STD, and TB Services. The grant program, Comprehensive Status-Neutral HIV Services for Focus Populations, is part of the state’s efforts to elevate HIV strategy in line with efforts to end the epidemic nationally....

American Academy of Pediatrics Publishes Advice from Zufall Pediatrician Christine Pagano, M.D., About Keeping Kids Safe from Batteries

Christine Pagano, M.D., a pediatrician in Zufall’s Dover location, was published in October 2022 in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ digital publication HealthyChildren.org. Dr. Pagano’s article, “How can I protect my child from the dangers of lithium coin and button batteries?” addresses the growing problem of kids being admitted to emergency rooms for swallowing batteries, which are harmful to the body. Dr. Pagano writes: “In just 2 hours, lithium coin batteries can...

Celebrating the Value of Community Health Centers

Every year in early August the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) leads National Health Center Week (NHCW), a campaign celebrating the essential contributions that Community Health Centers (CHCs) make to local communities across the U.S. CHCs are community-based and patient-directed organizations that deliver comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services to vulnerable individuals and families. Zufall Health is proud to be a CHC! Annually, our nation’s 1400-plus CHCs serve an...

Why We Celebrate Pride

Happy Pride Month! LGBTQ+ people and allies observe Pride Month each June with rallies, parades, festivals, concerts, workshops, and dance parties. Learning about our country’s 50-plus-year history of Pride, the advancement of LGBTQ+ rights, and the continued marginalization of the community is also an excellent and meaningful way to commemorate the occasion. Did you know Pride Month began with a riot? The Stonewall Riots were a six-day series of LGBTQ+ protests...

En un Nuevo Video, Zufall Health Analiza la Crisis de Salud Materna en Mujeres Negras de Nueva Jersey

En Nueva Jersey, la tasa de mortalidad en madres, un cálculo de cuántas mujeres mueren du mujeres negras se ven más afectadas que las mujeres de otras razas. Una madre negra en Nueva Jersey tiene siete veces más probabilidades que una madre blanca de morir por complicaciones relacionadas con la maternidad. Durante la Semana de la Salud Materna Negra (BMHW, por sus siglas en inglés), desde el 11 al 17 de Abril, en...

Zufall Health Examines New Jersey’s Black Maternal Health Crisis in New Video

In New Jersey, the maternal mortality rate – a measure of how many women die during pregnancy or up to one year after giving birth – is one of the highest in the U.S., with Black women affected more than women of other races. A Black mother in New Jersey is seven times more likely than a white mother to die from maternity-related complications. During Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW), April...

Dele las Gracias a Su Médico

¿Está satisfecho con los médicos de Zufall? ¿Le gustaría hacerles saber cuánto aprecia la atención que usted recibe?  Únase a nosotros el 30 de marzo para celebrar el Día del Médico, un evento anual para honrar a los profesionales de la salud que trabajan tan arduamente para mantenernos sanos. Haga clic aquí para mostrar su gratitud.   El Día Nacional del Médico se celebró por primera vez en Winder, Georgia, el 30 de...

Say Thank You to Your Provider

Are you happy with your Zufall providers? Would you like to let them know how much you appreciate the care you receive? On March 30, join with us in celebrating Provider’s Day, an annual observance to honor the health professionals who work so hard to keep us well. Click here to show your gratitude. National Doctor’s Day was first observed in Winder, Georgia, on March 30, 1933 when Eudora Brown Almond, the...