Jersey City Medical Center Community Needs Survey; Cedar Grove Swimming Benefit

Sources: NJ.com; NJ Patch.com

Officials with the Jersey City Medical Center are urging Hudson County residents to participate in an anonymous survey, saying that it will help shape future health care programming and services for the community. The online survey takes roughly 10 minutes to complete.

The survey can be found at rwjbh.org/chna.

Participants are asked a series of multiple choice questions that start with residency and both personal and community health concerns.

The survey includes questions on how often the participant goes to the doctor and family medical history. There is also a space provided for the survey participant to expand on a topic mentioned or even not mentioned in the survey.

The Community Health Needs Assessment is to ensure that hospitals have information needed to provide community benefits as well as an opportunity to improve community health, according to the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.

The assessment is required by all non-profit hospitals and is done every three years.


The Cedar Grove Swim Team will be holding its annual Swim-A-Thon on Monday, July 9th from 8-10pm. This year the team will be swimming for Alison Walton and her family.

Alison Walton is a long-time resident of Cedar Grove and, unfortunately, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer earlier this year. She has fought this battle with amazing strength and courage and always with a smile on her face. She is a true inspiration to all who battle this disease. We hope that our contribution will help to defray her high medical costs and pray that her battle will soon be over. Alison has three children in the Cedar Grove Schools and all are or have been swimmers on the Cedar Grove Swim Team over the years.

Participation in the Swim-A-Thon is for members of the Cedar Grove Panthers swim team only and will be held when the pool is closed to the public. Only the meet lanes will be open. There will be lifeguards on duty and coaches will be supervising. Swim Parents are welcome to stay, and swimmers will be given refreshments free of charge.

Anyone wishing to contribute to this worthy cause may do so in a variety of ways: Sponsor a local swimmer who will be participating in the event; contact cedargrovesplash @ gmail.com to find a swimmer to sponsor or make a donation; stop by the pool during the Swim-A-Thon to make a contribution. The final check will be presented to the Walton Family at the Cedar Grove Swim Team end-of-season party on Thursday, July 26th.

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