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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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Diagnosis & Treatment


  • History and physical exam - particularly a digital rectal exam
  • Fecal occult blood testing
  • Blood tests - including CEA, (carcinoembryonic antigen) a test to check the amount of antigen released into the bloodstream by cancer cells
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • CT
  • Biopsy


The type of treatment used for rectal cancer is determined by the stage of the disease when diagnosed. Early cancers may be treated solely by surgery, which involves removing the part of the rectum with the cancer, as well as surrounding lymph nodes. With modern techniques, this surgery rarely requires a colostomy - a bag outside the body to collect waste.

When the cancer is at an advanced stage and has spread, a combination of chemotherapy and radiation are given, followed by several weeks of recovery before surgery is performed. Chemotherapy and radiation are used to slow the growth of cancer cells and prevent the disease from further metastasizing.