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Patient Story: Stanley Sackowitz

The car crash came without warning. Stanley Sackowitz, of Hamilton, felt lucky to be alive after the initial impact. Then, the pain set in — mind-numbing pain resulting from 11 broken ribs that left him gasping for breath.

“Each time I would try to breathe, the pain was overwhelming. I couldn’t get enough air,” recalled Mr. Sackowitz, who also suffered a collapsed lung and fractured hip.

Staying Safe in the Car

The NJ Trauma Center Council Injury Prevention Coordinators are proud to provide you with a new instructional child passenger safety DVD entitled, "Staying Safe in the Car".

A New Jersey "ASSET"

On February 2, 2012, the first Advanced Surgical Skills for Exploration in Trauma (ASSET) course was conducted in New Jersey at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. This program uses a case-based overview that is followed by hands-on exposure to key anatomic areas of the neck, chest, abdomen/pelvis and the upper and lower extremities. A low faculty to student ratio ensures adequate instructional experience.

Emergency Department Drive-Through Ribbon Cutting

RWJ's Emergency Department, Trauma Services and Senior Leadership introduced the hospital ED's new drive-through to improve access to the department for local emergency personnel and rescue squads.

The drive-through will be complete and open by May 27. The ribbon-cutting was held on May 16 prior to RWJ's EMS Week dinner.