Author: New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute

NJPNI December Newsletter

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Collaborative Care At NJPNI
December 2020 Newsletter

Teamwork at NJPNI

NJPNI’s ability to provide excellent care for your child starts with our emphasis on collaborative teamwork. Everyone at NJPNI cooperates to make equal contributions to the care of your child. From the surgeons and nurse practitioners to the clinical assistants and billing office, all members of our team are in constant communication to accomplish holistic care for each child. Every member of our team knows all of our patients so there is always a familiar face whenever your child may need assistance.

Lastly, the health and safety of our patients and their families is our top priority. Our team has expanded to provide welcoming and safe services through launching a dedicated Telemedicine Platform. Our patients can now  securely connect with their respective provider from the comfort of their home.
The Craniofacial Team

The culture of teamwork starts within our offices and expands to the many teams we work with, one of those being the Craniofacial Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center. With craniofacial anomalies having the ability to affect several organ systems, we have commited to working as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide the best care for this multidisciplinary disorder. In doing so, our team is able to minimize the patient’s time and travel needs and keep patients, parents, and all providers in the loop on diagnostic results and treatment decisions. Our team has been recognized by The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPCA) for providing care consistent with their standards for Craniofacial Team excellence.

The Cerebral Palsy Team

NJPNI pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Mazzola (top left) and  Children’s Specialized Hospital pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, Dr. Jenfu Cheng (top right), meet for a monthly Cerebral Palsy (CP) clinic for children with spasticity. By working together, Dr. Mazzola and Dr. Cheng are able to combine their medical backgrounds to thoroughly consider the best treatment options for each child’s spasticity.

Dr. Mazzola and Dr. Cheng also collaborate with Barnabas Health pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. O. Folorunsho Edobor-Osula (bottom left) and NJIT biomedical engineer Dr. Saikat Pal (bottom right) to study how children with CP move. This IRB approved research at NJIT studies the movement of typically developing and CP children to understand how surgery can improve the gate of children with CP. Each member of this team provides a new perspective on CP, allowing for a complete and unbiased evaluation of how children with CP respond to treatment.
A special THANK YOU to all our referring pediatricians and providers. We love collaborating with everyone to provide the best care for our patients!
THANK YOU to all our patients and their families!

NJPNI wishes everyone a HAPPY HOLIDAY! Let’s hope 2021 is a healthy, happy, and brighter year for all. Enjoy time with family.
xoxo Love from Dr. Mazzola, Dr. Collins, & the staff from NJPNI

Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award 2020

Our very own Dr. Catherine Mazzola has received the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctors award for 2020. See the congratulations letter from President & CEO of Atlantic Health Systems below:

Congratulations on being named a 2020 Top Doctor by Inside Jersey magazine and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

This great accomplishment confirms what the entire Atlantic Health System family has always known… you are the best of the best.  Whether you are connecting virtually for telehealth, safely welcoming patients in your practice or caring for patients in our medical centers, you provide extraordinary care that improves the health and well-being of our friends, families and neighbors.

For your tireless efforts throughout the pandemic and the compassionate care you provide every day, thank you for your partnership and for doing all you can to build healthier communities.

Brian Gragnolati

President & CEO

Atlantic Health System

Email Your Congressman

Despite fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, legislation in Washington is being considered to address surprise medical denials.

One plan would set arbitrary price caps and deny doctors and hospitals fair rates for critical medical procedures. Doing so would force many to close their doors and threaten your access to quality health care.

Doctors, hospitals and nurses in New Jersey need your help. Contact your member of Congress using the form below. Let them know we should stop surprise medical bills by making insurance companies pay, not cutting rates for our health care providers.

Go to https://www.congressweb.com/NJDPA/TakeAction/oneAction/lettergroupid/1 to take action.

NJ Craniofacial Center’s 10th Annual Gala!

Dear Friends,

We hope and pray that you and your family are doing well and staying safe!

Due to the continuation of the current health climate, The NJ Craniofacial Center will be postponing the Annual Gala to a new date of Tuesday October, 13, 2020 at The Park Savoy Estate.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding! We thank those who have already purchased tickets and donated to the event. We are very grateful! If this change in date affects your ability to attend the event, we hope we can still count on your support!

The NJ Craniofacial Center’s Gala helps to benefit Developing Faces Organization, Operation Smile and the Foundation of Morristown Medical Center. These great organizations help to underwrite the cost of the Gala so that 100% of your gift will go directly to helping children and families overcome craniofacial challenges. Among the types of help your generosity supports, we are hoping to be able to reschedule Developing Faces mission trip to Guatemala this year. As you can well imagine, we anticipate a tremendous increase in demand for our services as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for years to come.

Thank you for being a critical part of NJ Craniofacial Center and New Jersey’s caring community. Let us pray for those whose health and livelihood have been directly impacted by the pandemic and also the millions who, indirectly, will be impacted in numerous other ways.

Sincerely,

The NJ Craniofacial Team

For any questions or more information please contact

Christina Sarcona:
csarcona@njpni.com or 973-326-9000 Ext. 157

We look forward to your support and hope to see you there!

Sincerely Yours,

The NJ Craniofacial Center
131 Madison Ave, 3rd Floor
Morristown, New Jersey 07960

May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month!

May is national Lyme Disease Awareness Month!  It’s time to educate yourself,  friends, relatives, teachers, co-workers and healthcare workers about lyme disease prevention. Experts say this year could be one of the worst years on record for the ticks that carry Lyme and other diseases. Currently, Lyme disease is the number one vector-borne illness in the United States. Protect yourself and others from Lyme disease!