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Healthy Heroes Can Defeat a Season of COVID-19 and Flu

By |2021-09-29T11:00:19-04:00October 13th, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus, Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

As the weather crisps and we spend more time inside, the risk of contracting a respiratory illness, including the common cold, flu, or COVID-19, increases significantly. “Remaining vigilant against these diseases is so important,” says James Matera, DO, chief medical officer at CentraState. “It’s up to us to help [...]

The Best Defense Against COVID-19

By |2021-06-28T12:22:09-04:00July 11th, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus|Tags: |

Being on the sidelines has never felt sweeter. Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at CentraState, Freehold resident Rose Rocha now revels in her granddaughters' soccer games and is back to cheering them on. “It’s wonderful watching them play again knowing that I am fully vaccinated,” says Rose. “I feel more [...]

Live Life Well Again

By |2021-06-22T13:43:19-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus, Health A-Z|Tags: |

As more people receive their COVID-19 vaccinations and states lift lockdown restrictions, the possibilities of things we can do again are nearly endless. But for many who already have the vaccine, what they have been looking forward to doing to most largely comes down to the three Fs: family, [...]

A #ShotOfHope at CentraState

By |2021-06-16T15:19:33-04:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus|Tags: , |

After many months of challenges – and perseverance – facing the COVID-19 crisis, CentraState received its first supply of vaccines on December 17, 2020. Our staff, well-prepared for this moment, immediately jumped into action. That same day, the first hospital employees were vaccinated against a disease that has changed [...]

ER Nurse Welcomes Healthy Twins During COVID-19

By |2021-06-15T16:35:36-04:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus, Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , , , |

When Kristen Connors McEvoy, RN, learned she was having twins last spring, she kept working as the clinical leader in CentraState’s busy Emergency Department. And then the COVID-19 crisis hit. While all healthcare workers were anxious about the virus, her pregnancy brought another level of concern. With the advice [...]

Sensational Saxophonist Overcomes COVID-19 with Aggressive Treatment and Faith

By |2021-03-25T01:34:20-04:00November 15th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus|Tags: , , |

“Screamin’ Steve” Barlotta is a fixture at the Jersey Shore. As the saxophone player for the Sensational Soul Cruisers, he typically performs 200 shows a year. This spring, however, he was struggling to breathe while battling COVID-19. Following a round of antibiotics for strep throat in mid-March, Steve, 57, [...]


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