The Record Special Sections Health Quarterly 04-26-2020

NORTHJERSEY.COM ❚ SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2020 ❚ 1 PHOTO COURTESY OF HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH Dr. Mila Krel at work at the Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation, where as part of a newly approved trial, researchers worked to prepare antibody-rich blood plasma from a COVID-19 survivor to inject into a patient as possible treat- ment. Early on in the pandemic, the CDI developed a same- day test to detect the virus that causes the disease. Health Quarterly Hospitals Respond To Patients and Families Impacted by Coronavirus By NANCY COHEN and JOSEPH RITACCO Special to Health Quarterly Caregivers Risk Their Own Health During COVID-19 Crisis n Stay-at-Home Moms Manage Growing Responsibilities ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO Fit for Life: Flexibility Exercises For Beginners n APRIL 26, 2020 T he disease that has caused the global pandemic — Coronavirus (COVID-19) — has hit much more rap- idly than any of us could have pre- pared for or expected. It’s a new challenge for all as we come together at the com- munity, state, national and global levels to flatten the curve. But it’s the heroic efforts of the countless healthcare workers on the frontline of this crisis who are making the extraordinary sacrifices and to whom we owe our hearts and our thanks. As states anticipate a growing need for resources to help treat coronavirus patients, northern New Jersey is fortunate to be served by recognized hospitals and medical centers which, as well as treating patients affected by the virus, are contrib- uting efforts to combat the pandemic. Each institution is supporting the fight against this disease in a unique way. ENGLEWOOD HEALTH Englewood Health’s commitment to patients’ health and well-being has never been greater. To help support patients and their families during the Coronavirus crisis, Englewood Health is offering and encour- aging convenient telemedicine visits in the comfort and safety of your own home. In keeping with the CDC’s guidance on social distancing and self-quarantining, telemedicine visits allow patients to get the care they need, when they need it, without the exposure of sitting in a waiting room. Whether you’re concerned or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, seeking preventive or routine care or follow-up from a recent procedure or surgery, a telemedicine visit allows you to speak directly with your regu- lar doctor, nurse practitioner, social worker or other provider over a secure video chat on your computer screen or by phone. Behavioral health providers can do medi- cine checks and counseling. Telemedicine visits are made directly through those doctors in the Englewood Health Physician Network who are offering this service. To find out more, call your physi- cian directly. Once an appointment is set, the office staff will email a weblink to log on for your visit, along with detailed instructions. See COVER STORY Page 2