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According to RWJUH, the new unit is the first of its kind in the state featuring the most advanced technology designed specifically for the care of critically ill and injured neurology and neurosurgery patients.
Kiwon Lee, chief of Neurology at RWJUH and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Medical Director of the RWJUH's Comprehensive Stroke Center.
The full technology suite deployed at RWJUH enables managers and hospital leaders to monitor data and compare it to benchmarks, budget volume, and patient demand, helping the hospital minimize unnecessary overtime, over staffing and inflated costs.
Also, the novel compounds and patient-derived organoid platform allow the teams at RWJUH and Rutgers Cancer Institute to examine combination therapy and design individualized therapeutic strategies for GBM that relies on utilizing tailored combinations of targeted genetic-, epigenetic- and/or immune-modulating therapies.
The energy efficiency improvements at RWJUH Somerset included a major upgrade to the hospital's air conditioning chiller plant, the installation of energy efficient lighting fixtures and controls in the hospital and in the parking deck and the replacement of old, inefficient motors, fans and pumps with new energy efficient models.
The work at RWJUH Somerset will save more than 3.5 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and 226,000 therms (a unit of measurement for natural gas use over time) of natural gas annually.
Baras' new role finds her serving as representative and liaison for RWJUH's LGBT patients and employees as well as working with the hospital and its leaders to ensure the delivery of services.
"As RWJUH and other health care organizations recognize the importance of addressing the unique health care needs of the LGBT community, there is a tremendous need to build strong, coordinated networks among providers and community-based organizations which serve as advocates for the LGBT community," Baras said in a release.
A player in getting RWJUH's first LGBT business resource group PROUD (Promoting Respect, Outreach, Understanding and Dignity) off the ground, Baras has a history of working with hospital leadership.
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