April 10, 2012 ~ Diabetes Self Management with Stephanie Smith,Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator.

Stephanie Smith, RD, CDE

Stephanie Smith, RD, CDE: Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator provides outpatient nutrition counseling at Underwood Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, NJ.  She has provided nutrition care to patients at Underwood Memorial Hospital since 2003.

Stephanie graduated with honors from Messiah College with her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. She spent time working in community nutrition with the WIC program and moved on to complete her dietetic internship with Sodexho in Philadelphia.

She teaches diabetes self management and nutrition as part of Underwood’s Diabetes program, an American Diabetes Association recognized program.  She also provides nutrition therapy for a variety of nutrition related issues including weight management, gastro intestinal disorders, cardiac, and food allergies.

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April 10, 2012 ~ Diabetes Self Management with Stephanie Smith,Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator.


 

March 29, 2011 ~ Diabetes and Your Kidneys with Nephrologist Dr. Patricia J. Lyons Underwood Memorial Hospital

Dr. Patricia J. Lyons

Dr. Lyons is a graduate of Hahnemann Medical College, she completed her Internship at Philadelphia General Hospital and her Internal Medicine Residency and Nephrology Fellowship at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia.  Dr. Lyons is currently in private practice with Lyons Chvala Nephrology Associates, maintains hospital privilges at Hahnemann, Underwood Memorial Hospital and Virtua West Jersey.  She is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Drexel Medical College, the Director of the Division of Nephrology at Underwood Memorial Hospital and the Medical Director of the FMC Fairmount dialysis center in Philadelphia.  Dr. Lyons was the former Medical Director fo the renal Transplant Program at Hahnemann University Hospital from 1970 – 1990.


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March 29, 2011 ~  Diabetes and Your Kidneys with Nephrologist Dr. Patricia J. Lyons Underwood Memorial Hospital

March 22, 2011 ~ Treating Diabetes in the Intensive Care Unit with ICU Nurses Sharon Heath, RN,BSN, CCRN and Tracy Ceferatti, RN

Sharon Heath, RN, BSN, CCRN

Without hesitation, Sharon Heath, RN, BSN, CCRN, recognizes that her passion is working with the critically ill patient.  A nurse at Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, NJ for 31 years, she has spent 23 of those years in the Intensive Care Unit.

“I started my career on the medical-surgical floors, but I moved to the ICU where I could focus my care on the critically ill,” says Sharon.  “I’ve evolved into a strong patient advocate.”  Part of that dedication extends to serving on the hospital’s Bioethics Committee.

As a high school student, Sharon joined the Future Nurses Club and worked as a candy-striper at Underwood, but she admits that it was at the urging of her mother that she attended nursing school.

A graduate of Helene Fuld School of Nursing in Trenton, NJ, she returned to pursue her bachelor’s degree of nursing ten years later.  She has received specialized training in end-of-life care and she is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

A native of South Jersey, Sharon resides in Deptford where she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and four grandchildren.

Photo Above:  Sharon Heath, RN, BSN, CCRN


Tracy Ceferatti, RN

From the start of her nursing career six years ago, Tracy Ceferatti, RN decided to focus on the patients of Underwood-Memorial Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

A native of National Park, she said that going to work at the Woodbury hospital was where she always imagined working, because as she says, “It’s my home-town hospital.  This is where I was supposed to be.”

Even though she spent some of her teen years as a candy-striper in the same hospital where she now cares for the most critically ill patients, Tracy didn’t start her nursing career until after she had worked as a medical assistant for 13 years.

Then, with her two children in school, she decided it was “inevitable” that she return to school to become a nurse.  She graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing in Camden, NJ, becoming a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the academic honor society for graduates of two-year colleges.

A member of the American Association for Critical Care Nurses, Tracy has started to pursue her bachelor’s of nursing degree from Rowan University.

“I so admire the group of seasoned nurses here,” notes Tracy.  “Someone is always teaching me a new or better way to care of my patients.  I wouldn’t trade the group I work with for anything.”

Photo Above: Tracy Ceferatti, RN


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March 22, 2011 ~ Treating Diabetes in the Intensive Care Unit with ICU Nurses Sharon Heath, RN,BSN, CCRN and Tracy Ceferatti, RN