St. Barnabas to Host Two Doc’s Talk Seminars in April

Knowledge and understanding are often the keys to maintaining and regaining one’s health. With that belief, local community members are invited to St. Barnabas Medical Center’s bi-weekly Doc’s Talk seminars free of charge at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 and Monday, April 22 in Hilltop Hall at The Village at St. Barnabas, 5850 Meridian Road,

Anne Nelson, Director of Clinical Admissions at St. Barnabas Health System, will present a discussion titled “The Perks of Living Assistance” at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.  Nelson will discuss living assistance as an excellent option when living independently becomes too difficult. She will cover how living assistance provides peace of mind as well as a high level of privacy and independence, a safe and secure environment, support with daily living activities, medication assistance, three daily nutritious meals with attention to special dietary needs, recreational and social activities and easy access to rehab therapy and skilled care.

Dr. Santosh Pandit, Cardiologist at St. Barnabas Medical Center, will talk about “Updates in Cardiology” at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 22. Dr. Pandit’s talk will focus on knowing the warning signs and preventing Heart Attacks, Congestive Heart Failure and Strokes.

The presentations are part of St. Barnabas Medical Center’s monthly Doc’s Talk series, in which health care practitioners share information with St. Barnabas residents and the public free of charge. For more information, call (724) 443-7231. St. Barnabas Medical Center is open to the public and provides outpatient medical care in a number of specialties through its nearly two dozen practitioners.

About St. Barnabas:
St. Barnabas Health System is Pennsylvania’s largest health care concern of its kind.  In its 113th year, St. Barnabas is like no other – diverse and expansive – meeting the needs of young retirees through those who require hospice. St. Barnabas’ spectrum of care includes four retirement communities, three living assistance facilities, two skilled nursing homes, and a community outpatient medical center.

Providing $4.5 million in free care annually, St. Barnabas engages in innovative methods to raise money for its Free Care Fund such as The Jackie Evancho award in its Kean Quest Talent Search, The Kean Theatre, The Crystal Conservatories, Rudolph Auto Repair and Beautiful Buys.  For more information on St. Barnabas visit

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