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             NEWS IN BRIEF

     South Jersey Federal                 plus basketball, bike, and scooter areas,                                for the diagnosis of seizures in all comatose

     Credit Union Is Now First            spikeball, and water fun are all included.                               patients following a cardiac arrest.

                                            The Y is also offering Family Game
     Harvest Credit Union                 Nights on Mondays and Wednesdays from                                    LEFT: Dr. Jared Ward, a critical care
        South Jersey Federal Credit Union has   6 to 7 p.m. This is for families with kids of                      fellow at Inspira Medical Center Vineland,
                                                                                                                   demonstrates the placement of the Ceribell
     announced that effectively immediately,   all ages. Games include ring toss, corn hole,                       Rapid Response EEG that provides real-
     the financial institution will operate under   jump ropes, kickballs, and more.                               time awareness of harmful brain patterns
     the name First Harvest Credit Union. The   YMCA Bike Nights are set for Fridays,                              that do not produce observable signs in the
     credit union’s new name and logo, along   from 6 to 7 p.m. Kids can bring their own                           patient and can only be diagnosed using
     with the company’s tagline, “A Better Place   bikes or borrow them and helmets at the                         an EEG.
     to Grow,” were unveiled at a ceremony   Y. They will especially enjoy the new “bike
     last week at the company’s corporate   path.”                                                                 Woman’s Club of
     headquarters.
        “Our credit union prides itself on                                                                         Vineland Collects for
     changing and adapting to meet the needs                                                                       Animal Shelter
     of our members and our community.
     As our credit union has grown, it has                                                                           The Woman’s Club of Vineland, a
     become necessary to develop a new brand                                                                       member of the NJSFWC, collected pet
     that accurately reflects our mission, our                                                                     supplies throughout the month of May
     services, and our unique strengths,” said                                                                     to donate to the South Jersey Regional
     Ernest Huggard, president and CEO of                                                                          Animal Shelter. Among the items donated
     First Harvest Credit Union. “The First                                      The Ceribell Rapid Response device is   were cat and dog food, treats, toys and
     Harvest brand reflects our commitment to                                  comprised of a headband with integrated   grooming supplies. Special kitten food
     help our members tend to their finances                                   electrodes, a pocket-sized recorder with   and milk replacement formula were also
     and reap the rewards of careful money                                     intuitive software and an online portal   donated to help feed the numerous kittens
     management. It also highlights our                                        for remote viewing. To ensure rapid   being housed at the shelter.
     Southern New Jersey roots, while allowing                                 diagnosis and treatment, the Ceribell Rapid   Each month, the Woman’s Club of
     us the opportunity to expand throughout                                   Response EEG has a cloud-linked, portable   Vineland collects items for donation to
     the region.”                                                              electroencephalogram (EEG) device to   various local charitable organizations in
        First Harvest Credit Union was founded                                 enable EEG assessments within minutes.  their ongoing effort to help support the
     in 1940 as the Industrial Union of Marine                                   “We are excited to bring this     community.
     and Shipbuilding Workers of America                                       breakthrough technology to our
     Federal Credit Union, established to                                      community as a means to raise the bar
     serve the employees of the former New                                     in delivering superior care,” said Dr.
     York Shipbuilding Corporation. In 1973,   The YMCA provides all of the activities   Wanshu Di, MD, neurologist at Inspira
     the name was changed to South Jersey   and equipment. This Zone is free for   Health. “Early detection and treatment of
     Maritime Federal Credit Union, and   facility members; to learn about joining the   seizures is imperative for better patient
     beginning in 1979, the organization became   Y, call 856-691-0030 or check ccaymca.org.  outcomes. With this new state-of-the-art
     known as South Jersey Federal Credit                                      equipment providing precise and accurate
     Union. Today, the credit union operates 10  Inspira Medical Centers       information, the care team will be able to
     branches throughout Southern New Jersey   Mullica Hill and Vineland       determine the most appropriate course
     and Pennsylvania, serving over 54,000                                     of treatment for their patients in a timely
     members and more than 700 employer   Introduce New Ceribell               manner.”
     groups.                              Rapid Response EEG                     With the launch of the Ceribell Rapid
        For more information, visit                                            Response EEG program, clinicians at
     SouthJerseyFCU.com/FirstHarvest.     Device                               Inspira Health can access EEG information
                                            Inspira Medical Centers Mullica Hill   to assist them in the triage of at-risk
     YMCA Opens “Let’s Play”              and Vineland, part of Inspira Health, have   patients. The Rapid EEG is the first of its
                                                                               kind and provides real-time awareness of
     Outdoor Fun Zone                     introduced a new Ceribell Rapid Response   harmful brain patterns that do not produce
                                          EEG monitoring device for effective
        Families who want to spend quality   neurological patient management. Inspira   observable signs in the patient and can only
     time together this summer will have a new   Medical Centers Mullica Hill and Vineland   be diagnosed using an EEG.
     outlet at the Cumberland Cape Atlantic   are two of the first hospitals in New Jersey   The Neurocritical Care Society
     YMCA. The Y has recently opened its   to use this breakthrough technology to   recommends the EEG should be initiated
     “Let’s Play” Outdoor Fun Zone. This   detect and diagnose non-convulsive seizure   within 15 to 60 minutes of suspected
     includes exciting, varied outdoor play and   activity in critically ill patients to ensure   seizure activity, and the American Heart   Project chair June Lang sorts through the
     exercise areas for all ages. Four square,   they receive optimal treatment as quickly   Association guidelines requires the EEG   numerous donations destined for South
     giant connect four, and jenja games,   as possible.                       to be promptly performed and interpreted   Jersey Regional Animal Shelter.
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