News & Announcements

Protect yourself from the seasonal flu

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu vaccine every year. Seasonal flu vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and others from the flu. For many people, the seasonal flu is a mild illness. But sometimes, the flu can be serious or even deadly. The flu: Is linked to serious infections like pneumonia Can make existing health problems worse (for example, long-term heart or lung disease) Can lead to hospitalization or death Flu vaccines can…

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SJFMC Launches EPIC EMR System with Care Everywhere

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers has made a revolutionary move transforming health care delivery! After months of planning, SJFMC implementing a new electronic health record system, EPIC in November. The system is now in full operation at all eight health center sites as well as the corporate office. The new system, one of the leading systems in the health and information technology industry, facilitates communication between providers, streamlines administrative tasks and improves the quality of patient care delivery by enhancing…

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Need Insurance? The 2020 Marketplace will open soon

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Enroll by December 15, 2019, and coverage starts January 1, 2020. 2020 plans and prices will be available to preview shortly before November 1. If you don’t act by December 15, you can’t get 2020 coverage unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Please call SJFMC at 1-800-486-0131 for more information.

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SJFMC Continues to Break Down Barriers for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

By Dr. Judith Ruffin, Medical Director, Women’s Health Breast cancer is all around us. Just think about it—about one in eight women (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. You probably know someone who has been affected by breast cancer and may even be a survivor yourself. The CDC reports that deaths from breast cancer are decreasing among Hispanic, Caucasian and African American women. But there is still disparity among women of…

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Did you know one in five children in the United States suffers from obesity? Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. This September, we can work together to create opportunities for kids to eat healthier and get more active. Make a difference for kids: spread the word about strategies for preventing childhood obesity…

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Spread the Need to Get Screened This Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

By: Dr. Gregory Collins, Chief Medical Officer In recognition of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, do your part to make sure our patients are aware of how to protect themselves from this deadly disease—not just this month but all year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year more than 160,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. It’s the second-most common cancer in men, and about 30,000 die from their illness. New Jersey ranks in the top 10 for…

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