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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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  • 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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Stroke is the third leading cause of death, and the number one cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Approximately 795,000 people nationwide suffer a stroke each year.

A stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is interrupted or drastically lessened, depriving the brain of oxygen. Brain cells begin to die within minutes. It is a medical emergency, but early action can help minimize brain damage.

Signs of a Stroke

It is important to recognize the signs of a stroke and there is an easy way to remember them.

Use the word FAST to prompt your memory:


Face drooping — Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile and notice if the smile is uneven.


Arm weakness — Is one arm weak or numb? Can the individual raise both arms? Does one drift downward?


Speech difficulty — Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or difficult to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, such as, “The sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?


Time to call 9-1-1. If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get the individual to the hospital immediately. Note the time the symptoms first appeared. Immediate medical attention may help reduce any long-lasting impairment that may be caused by a stroke.

In addition to the symptoms above, be aware of other signs that may indicate a stroke. If any of these occurs suddenly, immediately summon help.

  • Weakness in the face, arm or leg, especially if it is only on one side of the body
  • Confusion, trouble understanding speech
  • Difficulty seeing in one or both eyes
  • Trouble walking, including dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Severe headache with no known cause

Risk Factors for Stroke:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Obesity
  • Atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat)
  • Family history of stroke