Business Briefs

The Middlebrook/New Brunswick Business & Professional Women will hold a business/dinner meeting Feb. 21 from 6-9 p.m. at Omega Diner & Café, 1337 Route 1 south, North Brunswick. State Sen. Bob Smith will speak on women’s issues. Cost is $20, and reservations are required. For reservations, call Shirley at (732) 562-2382.

The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA), Cranbury, recently received two national marketing and communications awards for its brochure about services at Barbara E. Cheung Memorial Hospice at Roosevelt Care Center, Edison. The MCIA was named a gold winner for the Marcom Creative Awards, a competition for marketing and communication professionals. The MCIA’s pamphlet also received a bronze award for the 2005 Spotlight Awards of the League of American Communications Professionals.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), New Brunswick, was recently named a primary stroke center and awarded the gold seal of approval by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, one of only eight hospitals statewide to be designated as such. To earn certification, RWJUH demonstrated adherence to national standards and guidelines for stroke care.

MultiCare Therapy, 1527 Route 27, Somerset, recently added a pulmonary rehabilitation program to its programs. The program is designed for pulmonary patients suffering from chronic lung conditions. The center’s respiratory therapists, physical therapists, registered dietitians, and social workers are all involved in the program which runs for eight to 12 weeks, and is held in two to three sessions weekly. For more information, call MultiCare at (732) 545-7474.

Keep Middlesex Moving Inc. (KMM) has introduced “Fuel Your Pool!,” an incentive that awards $100 gas cards to commuters who form and maintain carpools. Carpools must have a work destination in Middlesex County. Interested commuters must register with KMM, carpool at least 30 times during three months, and record commute mode weekly. Gas cards will be awarded at the end of the three-month period. For more information, call Cristina at (732) 745-4318. To register, go to

Paula Sjolund, D.O., South Brunswick, has received the Honorary degree of Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) for excellence in the practice of internal medicine. Sjolund has an internal medicine practice in Milltown. The ACOI represents more than 3,500 osteopathic internists and medical subspecialists nationwide.