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We are open.
We are clean.
We are ready.

Holy Name Medical Center is happy to announce that we have begun our return to normal operations. You may wonder, Is the hospital safe? Yes. We are ready. Ready to partner with you and your family on all your healthcare needs.

Holy Name is the first hospital in North Jersey to complete a rigorous, deep cleaning of our 450,000 square feet of clinical and non-clinical space. We started with manual disinfection, then applied electrostatic sanitizing mist, and finally, blasted UV-C light to kill more than 30 types of pathogens — including Covid-19.

Learn How Holy Name Became COVID-19 Clean

Now is a good time to think about your overall health and wellness. How can Holy Name help you?

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Key Phone Numbers

  • Medical Center Operator

  • 201-833-3000

  • Physician Referral Service

  • 877-HOLY-NAME (465-9626)

  • Patient Information

  • 201-833-3300

  • Foundation (Donations)

  • 201-833-3187

  • Human Resources

  • 201-833-7040

  • Medical Staff Office

  • 201-833-3352

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Pulmonary Embolism

A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a serious condition that can be fatal. It occurs when a blood clot travels from another area of the body – known as deep vein thrombosis – and settles in the lung, blocking the oxygen supply and causing heart failure.


  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Sharp chest pain
  • Bloody sputum (coughing up blood)
  • Rapid pulse
  • Fainting


Individuals who experience any of the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism should seek medical care immediately.

Pulmonary embolisms are typically treated with medications to break up the clot. But when a PE is life threatening, Holy Name Medical Center's Interventional Radiologists may guide a catheter to the clot to take it out or deliver medication that will dissolve it. Rarely, surgery is used to remove the clot.


  • This procedure rapidly brakes up the clot, restoring blood flow.
  • It has a low complication rate.
  • Pain and swelling are reduced