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"There aren’t any better human beings on this earth than the infusion nurses."

A team effort 

In July, patient Barbara Fiedler, 75,  of Forked River and family members joined her care team to throw the first pitch at a Lakewood BlueClaws game. RWJBarnabas Health Southern Region hospitals and the Blue Claws honored Barbara and her care team. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer three years ago and underwent a total hysterectomy in 2016 followed by five months of chemotherapy. 

 In January 2018 an imaging test revealed a small tumor near her bile duct, and she had additional chemotherapy. Today, Barbara is in remission. To prevent cancer from returning, she’s undergoing targeted therapy at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC). She’s grateful for her family’s support—and that of her care team, especially the infusion nurses at MMCSC and Monmouth Medical Center.

"There aren’t any better human beings on this earth than the infusion nurses," she says. "Going for infusion treatment there is like visiting your family. You get to know the nurses, find out how their kids are doing, and you spend some time chatting.It’s a beautiful experience."

Spreading the word about helmets

Aniela Adamski of New Egypt Girl Scout Troop 50402 held a Health and Wellness Fair with assistance from MMCSC and Safe Kids, a nonprofit organization focused on preventing injuries among kids. During the Fair, Aniela educated her peers about the importance of we aring a helmet while riding a bike or scooter. She also discussed the signs and symptoms of a concussion. MMCSC and Safe Kids helped Aniela research the project and provided helmets, fittings and handouts at the event.

Learn more about Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus community events.