Health screenings for seniors in Basking Ridge; Warren Nurse Earns Healthcare Award

Sources: Bernardsville News, Echoes-Sentinel
There will be two free health screenings at the Somerset County Senior Wellness Center, 202 Mount Airy Road in Basking Ridge, during August.
Appointments are not necessary.
Blood pressure screenings will be conducted beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, by the Somerset Hills Visiting Nurse Association (VNA).
Hearing screenings will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Dr. Farah Said from Raritan Valley Audiology will conduct the screenings.
For more information, call the center at (908) 204-3435.


One of Warren Township’s many dedicated and hard-working residents was recognized recently when Registered Nurse Monica Lazo was awarded the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey‘s 2016 Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award.
Lazo has been working at the Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside for 23 years and now works in the pediatric practice. She was nominated and chosen by her supervisors, administrators and peers to receive the award.
“I love serving the population of children with special needs, their siblings and parents,” said Lazo. “I was very surprised and humbled to receive this Humanism award.”
The Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award recognizes “hospital and long-term care facility employees, nursing students, and nursing faculty who treat patients and their families with exceptional compassion and kindness, and infuse these exemplary practices into healthcare.”
Winners of the 19th annual program were presented with a plaque and a $500 cash award during the ceremony at the Crystal Palace in Livingston. Honorees included Thomas Krever, chief executive officer at The Hetrick-Martin Institute and Master Sergeant Roderick East, mental health counselor at Family Connections and Master of Social Work (MSW) intern at Rutgers University-Newark.

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