In The News

Commerce Magazine (11/9) Bariatric Surgery Can Offer Long-Term Weight Loss and Good Health for Patients

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than one-third of American adults are obese and the obesity-related health care costs are on the rise. Surgical procedures to treat obesity are delivering positive outcomes for patients. Alexander Abkin, M.D., medical director at JFK For Life, discusses the options that are available and key considerations for anyone considering these procedures.

MyCentralJersey.com (11/13) Kelly Receives the 2018 Nurse Recognition Award

Laura Kelly, coordinator for perinatal education at JFK Medical Center, was recently honored as a recipient of the 2018 Nurse Recognition Award by the New Jersey League of Nursing, in recognition of her commitment and contributions to the profession of nursing. In addition, Kelly is an internationally board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and works as a nurse educator, supporting new mothers in the science and art of breastfeeding, while also providing classes and community education for families.

MyCentralJersey.com (11/13) 10 tips to manage this flu season

With the start of cold and flu season, John Sensakovic, M.D., an infectious disease specialist at JFK Medical Center, provided 10 tips to prevent the spread of seasonal flu. As with most illness, the best approach to cold and flu season is prevention.

Asbury Park Press (11/9) Hospital safety checkups are healthy: Editorial 

The Leapfrog Group hospital watchdog, which began tracking hospital safety measures in 2012, has performed a valuable service by providing consumers with information in an easily digestible form that can be used to determine the quality of care. Perhaps as importantly, it has made hospitals, which are in highly competitive environments, more focused than ever on safety issues. Article mentions Riverview Medical Center received five consecutive ‘A’ grades.

Florida Today – USA Today (11/13) 10 ways not to overeat during the holidays

For the next several weeks, it’s going to be one big meal after another. But there are ways to keep from eating too much whether you have a weight loss goal or are just trying to keep your waist from expanding. It doesn't mean you have to skip dessert. It's all about being mindful of yourself and being honest with yourself," said Meaghin Svenson, a registered dietitian and clinical nutrition manager at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. "At the same time, it is a special time of the year with parties and family gatherings, and it's important to enjoy yourself."

The Patch (11/13) Bayshore Reopens All Floors After February 2018 Fire

After the fourth floor at Bayshore Medical Center was badly damaged in a fire last winter, the hospital announced Tuesday it has now renovated and opened all floors to patients for the first time in months.

TapInto (11/14) Fire Pump Testing Tonight at Hospital – Check Your Water Tomorrow 

Water Pump Testing will be conducted tonight, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Riverview Medical Center.

CentralJersey.com (11/14) Hackensack Meridian Health names regional president of Central Market

Hackensack Meridian Health appointed Raymond F. Fredericks as regional president of the network’s Central Market. This appointment is in conjunction with Hackensack Meridian Health’s new organizational structure to better align its services and improve the overall experience for patients across its 16 hospitals and 500 patient care locations throughout New Jersey. Fredericks oversees JFK, Bayshore, Riverview, Raritan Bay (Old Bridge), and Raritan Bay (Perth Amboy) medical centers. (This article was also featured in the Atlantic Hub, Criterion Sentinel, and the Independent.)

The Star Ledger (11/15) New take on behavioral health care

An op-ed by Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett and Carrier Clinic President Don Parker addresses how the Hackensack Meridian Health-Carrier Clinic merger aims to change the game in treating addiction and mental illness.

Forbes (11/9) Hospital CEOs Agree That Systemness Focus Drives Results

Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett was one of five health care CEOs who participated in the Fifth Annual Thought Leadership on Access Symposium held in Boston last month. This patient-focused conference centered on how health systems are aligning enterprise-wide to become more unified organizations.

The Paramus Post (11/13) Hackensack Meridian Health Foundations Recognized by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy as High Performers

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that its philanthropic organizations, the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and the Meridian Health Foundation, have been recognized by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy as high-performing fundraisers in the health care industry. (This article was also featured on CIANJ.com.)

Home News Tribune (11/12) NJ hospital ratings are a comfort

Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy’s and JFK Medical Center’s ‘A’ Leapfrog grades for hospital safety were mentioned as part of an editorial discussing the information available for consumers when selecting a hospital for care. (This article was also featured in the Courier News and Daily Record.)

Home News Tribune (11/9) We’re No. 1! NJ hospitals found to be safest in nation

Six years after a panel of medical experts began grading hospitals across the country based on their success keeping patients safe and protecting them from infections, falls and mistakes, New Jersey has earned more A’s than any other state in the nation, a report released Thursday said. The following Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals received ‘A’ grades: Bayshore Medical Center, Holmdel; Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack; JFK Medical Center, Edison; Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune; Ocean Medical Center, Brick; Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy; Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank; and Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin. (This article was also featured in the Courier News.)

U.S. 1 (10/10) Big Data is Big Opportunity for Personalized Medicine

Technology is making health care more personal, but it’s also making a certain comeuppance possible. Or maybe a better word would be fairness, at least in how medical treatments are billed. Andrew Pecora, M.D., president of Physicians Services and chief innovations officer at Hackensack Meridian Health, was one of the featured speakers at BioNJ’s “Continuing the Conversation . . . Seeking Solutions” conference that was held at Amicus Therapeutics in October.

The Patch (11/8) Bayshore, Riverview Get 'A' Grades In 2018 Leapfrog Rating

Good news for the two hospitals located in northern Monmouth County: Both Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel and Riverview Medical Center received "A" grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group in their latest 2018 survey, just released Thursday.

CentralJersey.com (11/6) Hackensack Meridian Health names regional president of Central Market

Hackensack Meridian Health appointed Raymond F. Fredericks as regional president of the network’s Central Market. This appointment is in conjunction with Hackensack Meridian Health’s new organizational structure to better align its services and improve the overall experience for patients across its 16 hospitals and 500 patient care locations throughout New Jersey. Fredericks oversees JFK, Bayshore, Riverview, Raritan Bay (Old Bridge), and Raritan Bay (Perth Amboy) medical centers.

Two River Times (11/1) Bayshore Medical Center

Surgeons at Bayshore Medical Center performed their first LINX Reflux Management Procedure on October 8.

TapInto (11/2) Frank Citara, Chief Operating Officer, Bayshore Medical Center Speaks to Holmdel Chamber of Commerce

Frank Citara, the chief operating officer at Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, was the guest speaker for the Holmdel Chamber of Commerce for October as they went “On the Road” to Bayshore Medical Center.

MyCentralJersey.com (10/30) For your health: Manage your diabetes to prevent blindness

Medical Director of the Joslin Diabetes Center, Affiliate at Raritan Bay Old Bridge Reema Patel, M.D., provides tips on preventing diabetic eye disease and promotes Raritan Bay’s free diabetes awareness event, held November 2. (This article was also featured on CentralJersey.com.)

MyCentralJersey.com (11/6) For your health: Take part in the Great American Smokeout 2018 because it’s never too late to quit

Coordinator of Raritan Bay Old Bridge’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Registered Respiratory Therapist Helen Marra discusses the benefits of quitting smoking and suggests making that commitment on November 16, National Great American Smokeout day. (This article was also featured in The Courier News and CentralJersey.com.)

The Patch (11/8) Bayshore, Riverview Get 'A' Grades In 2018 Leapfrog Rating

Good news for the two hospitals located in northern Monmouth County: Both Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel and Riverview Medical Center received "A" grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group in their latest 2018 survey, just released Thursday.

CentralJersey.com (11/6) Hackensack Meridian Health names regional president of Central Market

Hackensack Meridian Health appointed Raymond F. Fredericks as regional president of the network’s Central Market. This appointment is in conjunction with Hackensack Meridian Health’s new organizational structure to better align its services and improve the overall experience for patients across its 16 hospitals and 500 patient care locations throughout New Jersey. Fredericks oversees JFK, Bayshore, Riverview, Raritan Bay (Old Bridge), and Raritan Bay (Perth Amboy) medical centers.

Two River Times (11/1) Bayshore Medical Center

Surgeons at Bayshore Medical Center performed their first LINX Reflux Management Procedure on October 8.

TapInto (11/2) Frank Citara, Chief Operating Officer, Bayshore Medical Center Speaks to Holmdel Chamber of Commerce

Frank Citara, the chief operating officer at Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, was the guest speaker for the Holmdel Chamber of Commerce for October as they went “On the Road” to Bayshore Medical Center.

MyCentralJersey.com (10/30) For your health: Manage your diabetes to prevent blindness

Medical Director of the Joslin Diabetes Center, Affiliate at Raritan Bay Old Bridge Reema Patel, M.D., provides tips on preventing diabetic eye disease and promotes Raritan Bay’s free diabetes awareness event, held November 2. (This article was also featured on CentralJersey.com.)

MyCentralJersey.com (11/6) For your health: Take part in the Great American Smokeout 2018 because it’s never too late to quit

Coordinator of Raritan Bay Old Bridge’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Registered Respiratory Therapist Helen Marra discusses the benefits of quitting smoking and suggests making that commitment on November 16, National Great American Smokeout day. (This article was also featured in The Courier News and CentralJersey.com.)

Gloucester City News New Jersey Honors EMS Award Recipients during National Conference

More than a dozen individuals, two EMS agencies and a New Jersey High School were recognized on Oct. 5 for their exemplary actions in times of emergencies and for supporting their fellow New Jerseyans during the 2018 National Conference on EMS in Atlantic City. The 5-day conference from Oct. 2-6 at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center drew more than 1,000 EMS responders and featured education sessions on overdose patients, shark attacks, school shootings, emergency childbirth, motorcycle trauma and blast scenes. The New Jersey Department of Health received 150 award nominations. Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal attended the awards ceremony and expressed his gratitude to the EMS community for their heroism and dedication. Elizabeth Bianchini, of Toms River Agency: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, received the Outstanding Hospital ER Nurse Award.

 

Medical Construction and Design  Ribbon Cutting Held at Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s HOPE Tower

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s new 10 story HOPE Tower on the center’s east campus, located in Neptune, New Jersey. The tower provides a healing outpatient experience for the community, a cancer center, advanced imaging technologies, research services and medical education programs, faculty physician offices, an amphitheater and a high-tech simulation laboratory. Dewberry provided surveying; site/civil, geotechnical and traffic engineering and landscape architecture and environmental services for Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s new $265-million development. The 300,000-square-foot facility includes the HOPE Tower and a nine-level parking garage with more than 1,500 parking spaces. The firm also supported the medical center with demolition of a senior housing complex that occupied the development site and offsite water, sewer and roadway improvements to support the development.

 

ROI  ROI-NJ reveals first-ever Health Care influencers list

Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett has been named No. 1 in ROI-NJ’sInfluencers Health Care List. Andrew Pecora, M.D., president, Physician Enterprise and chief innovations officer was ranked No. 6. Also recognized were Bonita Stanton, M.D., founding dean of Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University and Don Parker, president of Care Transformation Services with oversight of behavioral health once Carrier Clinic joins the network. (This story was also covered by The Paramus Post and CIANJ.com.)

West Essex Tribune Woman Credits Recovery from Brain Aneurysm to Calculated Decision to Perform Open Surgery

At Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a CAT scan revealed blood on Carrie Mazak’s brain. Carrie had a ruptured middle cerebral artery aneurysm. “Minimally invasive doesn’t necessarily mean minimal risk,” explained Pinakin R. Jethwa, M.D.

 

Press of Atlantic City New Jersey ranks No.1 in latest Leapfrog Hospital Patient Safety Scores

The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grades showed that New Jersey had the highest percentage of hospitals with “A” grades in the country, including Southern Ocean Medical Center based in the South Jersey area.

 

92.7 WOBM  Why is Men's Health Awareness Month So Important?

 

NJTV News Birth simulator helps OB-GYN residents train for deliveries

Christine Hader, clinical simulation director at Hackensack Meridian Health, explains the advanced and innovative learning environment that has been created at the new HOPE Tower at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The Center for Simulation and Experiential Learning teaches physicians, nurses and clinicians about real scenarios using high tech mannequins. 

 

HumanizeMD Magazine (Fall 2018) Robert C. Garrett Well Orchestrated

In a special edition of Livingin Magazine, Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, is featured as the cover story in its inaugural publication, HumanizeMD. Mr. Garrett shares his insights about the dynamic evolution of health care in the state.

 

AHA-American Hospital Association  AHA Honors 19 hospital volunteer programs

The AHA recently presented 2018 Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence to four extraordinary hospital volunteer programs for their positive impact on patients, hospitals, health systems and communities. Hackensack Meridian Health’s Tackle Kids Cancer was one of this year’s award recipients. (The story was also covered by Pharmacy Choice.)

 

The Paramus Post Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center Helps Giants Fans Make a Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the New York Giants, Hackensack Meridian Health and the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center are teaming up to inspire fans to intercept breast cancer through early detection. During the month of October, the Giants are part of the NFL’s league-wide “Crucial Catch” initiative that encourages fans to intercept cancer through early detection. On October 11th, during the Giants Thursday Night Football game vs. Philadelphia, Hackensack Meridian Health highlighted these efforts at MetLife Stadium featuring pink Hackensack Meridian Health’s messages to inspire women to get their “GamePlan for Reducing Risk of Breast Cancer,” which can be downloaded at HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Giants.

NJBIZ Hospital Directory

Hackensack Meridian Health hospital profiles are featured in the NJBIZ 2018 guide to health care institutions in the Garden State.

WPIX-11 News  Former Rutgers football player reunites with hospital caregivers 8 years after paralyzing injury

Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers football player who suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury on the field, returned to Hackensack University Medical Center where he was first treated after his accident. He met with the medical team responsible for saving his life. Robert C. Garrett, co-CEO, FACHE, of Hackensack Meridian Health, along with Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, president of Hackensack University Medical Center and Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS, regional president, Northern Market, Hackensack Meridian Health and Roy Vingan, M.D., vice chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, met with Eric. During the reunion, Eric recounted the darkest days of his injury, which he also calls his best days. Eric has spent the past eight years inspiring others to overcome seeming insurmountable odds. He speaks to young people and advocates for others with spinal cord injuries. (Note: This event was also featured on: WCBS 880, WCBSAM, News 12 New Jersey,Asbury Park Press, Fios 1 News,WMBC-TV. The Record, MyCentralJersey.com, and Daily Record .)

HMH opens wellness center

Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine program opened a new location at Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge on June 26. The center provides nutritional consultations, acupuncture and psychology consultations that focus on all aspects of health and wellness. Integrative health and medicine focuses on the health and well-being of the whole person — mind, body and spirit.


The SandPaper 
Therapy Dog Charms Hospital Donors

The real star of the Southern Ocean Medical Center Donor Appreciation Reception was Dakota, a Golden Retriever therapy dog who made a grand appearance with his owners Bob and Rosemary DeSalvo and stole the hearts of donors, leaders and team members alike attending the July 12 event. 


The SandPaper
Stafford Township Girl Scout Troops Deliver Jared Boxes to Hospitals

Stafford Township Girl Scouts Troops 29 and 495 worked together to use their cookie money to give back to the community by filling Jared boxes with hundreds of items for boys and girls. 30 boxes were to Southern Ocean Medical Center on June 30. 


Holmdel Patch 
Don’t Invite Back Pain on Your Vacation

Howard Eisenbrock, D.O., a neurosurgeon affiliated with Bayshore Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center, offers tips to avoid back pain while traveling this summer.

Stop the Bleed campaign prepares public for emergencies.

Someone with a severe bleeding injury can bleed to death in 5 minutes. Help from a bystander can save a life. Stop the Bleed teaches people basic skills to stop bleeding until medical help arrives. Free classes are offered at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Postpartum depression: Not just a concern for mothers.

Can men suffer from postpartum depression? Rebecca Cipriano, M.D., OB/GYN, talks about how men may adapt to having a new baby in the house. Experts say it may occur in 5% to 10% of dads, and possibly as many as 25% of all fathers.

What are the health benefits of yoga?

Rebecca Cipriano, M.D., an ob/gyn at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, discusses the physical and emotional benefits of practicing yoga. The interview took place at the Community Resource Center at Freehold Raceway Mall, where an instructor from business partner Tilton Fitness was leading a demonstration class for the public and provided insight on the ancient practice of relaxation and wellbeing.

Special Needs Dance Instructor Honored with Proclamation

Jersey Shore University Medical Center security guard Jay Bowman was recently recognized by the Raine Foundation, a special needs organization. For the past dozen years, Jay has been teaching young people with special needs how to dance. He was recently honored with a proclamation from State Legislator Declan O’Scanlon and Freeholder, Serena DiMaso.

 Cancer Talk at Jersey Shore University Medical on Tuesday, May 22

The Memorial Sloan Kettering – Hackensack Meridian Health Partnership will host their third community talk in their Cancer Science Today series on Tuesday, May 22 at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Township. Dr. Elizabeth Jewell, Director of Surgery at MSK Monmouth, and Dr. Verda J. Hicks, Chief of Gynecologic Oncology, Jersey Shore University Medical Center will discuss how the genes our parents pass on to us may contribute to our risk of developing certain types of cancer and how you can know if your family is at risk. The question and answer session will be moderated by Steve Adubato, PhD, of PBS and NJTV.

Dr. Rebecca Cipriano, OB/GYN talks about the health benefits of yoga.
NJTV
May 23, 2018

ROI  ROI-NJ reveals first-ever Health Care influencers list

Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett has been named No. 1 in ROI-NJ’sInfluencers Health Care List. Andrew Pecora, M.D., president, Physician Enterprise and chief innovations officer was ranked No. 6. Also recognized were Bonita Stanton, M.D., founding dean of Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University and Don Parker, president of Care Transformation Services with oversight of behavioral health once Carrier Clinic joins the network. (This story was also covered by The Paramus Post and CIANJ.com.)

HumanizeMD Magazine (Fall 2018) Robert C. Garrett Well Orchestrated

In a special edition of Livingin Magazine, Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, is featured as the cover story in its inaugural publication, HumanizeMD. Mr. Garrett shares his insights about the dynamic evolution of health care in the state.

AHA-American Hospital Association  AHA Honors 19 hospital volunteer programs

The AHA recently presented 2018 Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence to four extraordinary hospital volunteer programs for their positive impact on patients, hospitals, health systems and communities. Hackensack Meridian Health’s Tackle Kids Cancer was one of this year’s award recipients. (The story was also covered by Pharmacy Choice.)

The Paramus Post Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center Helps Giants Fans Make a Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the New York Giants, Hackensack Meridian Health and the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center are teaming up to inspire fans to intercept breast cancer through early detection. During the month of October, the Giants are part of the NFL’s league-wide “Crucial Catch” initiative that encourages fans to intercept cancer through early detection. On October 11th, during the Giants Thursday Night Football game vs. Philadelphia, Hackensack Meridian Health highlighted these efforts at MetLife Stadium featuring pink Hackensack Meridian Health’s messages to inspire women to get their “GamePlan for Reducing Risk of Breast Cancer,” which can be downloaded at HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Giants.

NJBIZ Hospital Directory

Hackensack Meridian Health hospital profiles are featured in the NJBIZ 2018 guide to health care institutions in the Garden State.

WPIX-11 News  Former Rutgers football player reunites with hospital caregivers 8 years after paralyzing injury

Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers football player who suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury on the field, returned to Hackensack University Medical Center where he was first treated after his accident. He met with the medical team responsible for saving his life. Robert C. Garrett, co-CEO, FACHE, of Hackensack Meridian Health, along with Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, president of Hackensack University Medical Center and Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS, regional president, Northern Market, Hackensack Meridian Health and Roy Vingan, M.D., vice chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, met with Eric. During the reunion, Eric recounted the darkest days of his injury, which he also calls his best days. Eric has spent the past eight years inspiring others to overcome seeming insurmountable odds. He speaks to young people and advocates for others with spinal cord injuries. (Note: This event was also featured on: WCBS 880, WCBSAM, News 12 New Jersey,Asbury Park Press, Fios 1 News,WMBC-TV. The Record, MyCentralJersey.com, and Daily Record .)

Women: Take Stress to Heart

A new study published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology showed that women’s hearts may be vulnerable to the effects of stress. Preventative tips and risk factors were featured along with advice from a local resident and SOMC family medicine physician, Kimberley Hogan, M.D. in Bay Magazine, the bi-annual lifestyle publication of LBI. Check out the feature here.

Allison Brutka Is (In Her Words) A "Magical Cancer Unicorn" 

In recognition of Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, cancer survivor Allison Brutka, talks about what people should know about diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer. Her cancer care team included gynecological oncologist, Dr. Karim ElSahwi, nurse oncologist Cheryl Cappetta and cancer site manager, Laura Zimmerman of Ocean Medical Center where she was treated. Story appeared in  Berkeley Times, Manchester Times, Howell Times, Jackson Times, and Southern Ocean Times.  

Busy Bees: What is all the buzz at Ocean Medical Center?

Ocean Medical Center is home to more than 100,000 honey bees who inhabit three hives on the medical center’s rooftop bee apiary. Beekeeper, Dr. Greg Mazzatta and Ken Souchek explain that bees are an essential part of the food chain and the importance of protecting the bees from disappearing from the environment. Bees also make delicious honey that is not only known for enhancing foods but it also used for health and medicinal purposes. According to director of sustainability, Kylie Trafuri, the roof top bee apiary is part of Hackensack Meridian Health’s sustainability initiative. Hackensack University Medical Center’s children’s hospital (Joseph M. Sanzaria Children’s Hospital) has had a bee apiary since 2016.   Story appeared in the Asbury Park Press  on September 21.  

Hackensack Meridian Health to use $1 million donation to Help Fund New Residency Program at Ocean Medical Center
CentralJersey.com
March 31, 2018

Hackensack Meridian Health to use $1 million donation to Help Fund New Residency Program at Ocean Medical Center
NJBiz
March 16, 2018

Understanding Congenital Heart Disease
WOBM-FM
February 27, 2018

Brick Times (2/24) Ocean Medical Center Receives Accreditation for Residency Programs 

Ocean Medical Center will welcome its inaugural class of 14 residents in July 2018 after receiving initial accreditation from the ACGME for residency programs in family medicine and psychiatry, practice areas in which there are serious shortages of physicians expected in New Jersey and the nation.

(Note: This article was also included in Jersey Shore Online)

New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio (Trenton, NJ) (2/22) Guess who hasn't been getting flu shots: NJ hospital workers

Despite a low statewide flu vaccination rate among hospital workers, Ocean Medical Center had a 81 percent rate and Southern Ocean Medical Center a 84 percent rate due to a mandatory flu vaccinations policy

Brick Times (2/17)Area Hospitals Restrict, Instruct Visitors

Visitor guidelines have changed at Ocean Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center to protect patients from contracting the flu during the height of the flu season.

(Note: This article was also included in Toms River Times, Southern Ocean Times Howell Times and Jackson Times)

Patch.com (1/23) Monmouth County Hospital Sees Nearly Triple Number of Flu Cases
Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel is currently seeing a 187 percent increase in flu patients this January compared to last, said Dr. Roman Tuma, the vice president of clinical effectiveness and medical affairs at Bayshore Medical Center.

Becker's Spine (1/19) Drs. Jim Maxwell, Howard Eisenbrock & more: 6 spine, neurosurgeons making headlines 
Howard Eisenbrock, D.O., neurosurgeon at Bayshore Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center, was included in the six spine surgeons and neurosurgeons making headlines column.

Asbury Park Press (1/19) Brick Hospital another Byrne legacy
Columnist and resident of Brick, John Paul Doyle, credits the founding of Ocean Medical Center (formerly Brick Hospital) to the efforts of Governor Brenda Byrne who worked tirelessly for 15 years to build a community hospital for the residents of Brick.

Becker's Spine (1/18) Neurosurgeon brings TLIF to Bayshore Medical Center: 5 things to know
Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, N.J., now offers patients transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion back surgery thanks to Howard Eisenbrock, D.O.

NorthJersey.com/The Record/ AP (12/5) Hackensack Meridian Health Brand Backdrop for major Giants Announcement
John Mara, owner of the NY Giants, held a press conference in East Rutherford to announce the firing of coach Ben McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese –in front of a background featuring the Hackensack Meridian Health brand. The photo ran on major news broadcasts and in many papers as well as the AP.

Becker's Hospital Review (12/5) Garrett and Lloyd named Non-Profit CEOs to Know in 2017
Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEOs Robert C. Garrett and John K. Lloyd are included in Becker's Hospital Review's 183 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know in 2017.

Becker's Hospital Review (12/7) Welcome Dr. David Reis
Hackensack Meridian Health Names David Reis, Ph.D. with more than 20 years of experience in health care IT, to serve as executive vice president and chief information officer.

NJBIZ (12/6)  Hackensack Meridian Health signs onto novel cloud-based platform
Hackensack Meridian Health and Brighton Health Solutions Create offer an accountable care organization which is designed to provide patients with high-quality, cost efficient health care. It will be offered to New Jersey residents who are members of corporate, government or labor-sponsored health care plans. Those members can now price out and choose Hackensack Meridian Health or another ACO as its exclusive health care provider. Signing on Hackensack Meridian Health gives Brighton's customers significant access to care in New Jersey, with 6,000 doctors across 13 hospitals, 140 ambulatory care centers and the John Theurer Cancer Center.

(12/4) NJ Spotlight Innovation at Hackensack Meridian Health Transforming Health Care
The network's collaboration with NJII is featured in a story on innovation in health care in New Jersey and builds anticipation for which entrepreneur will win the first round of "Bear's Den.'' Andrew Pecora, M.D. chief innovation officer and president of Physician Services at Hackensack Meridian Health,  touts the network's role as "an incredible incubator.''

GreenBiz.com (12/05) Diagnosing chemical footprints in pediatric health care
The list of companies investing in chemical footprinting is on the rise. Now, concerned with the vulnerability of pediatric patients to exposure from hazardous chemicals, health care providers are scrutinizing the chemicals contained in the products they use on a daily basis. Beginning in the early 2000s, many health care organizations including Dignity Health moved to eliminate DEHP phthalate from medical supplies. With chemical footprint data in hand, health care organizations can engage suppliers in searching for alternatives that use inherently safer chemicals and have a baseline for measuring their progress in reducing their footprint. As Kyle Tafuri, director of sustainability at Hackensack-Meridian Health, explained, "Having chemical footprint data reveals where CoHCs are in products, which in turn helps us make better purchasing decisions that advance our mission of health."

Asbury Park Press (12/4) Ditch dairy with these alternative 'milks'
More health-conscious consumers are moving away from dairy and considering new milk-like alternatives. Stephanie Macaluso, a doctor of clinical nuturition and registered dietitian at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, recommends one percent or skim milk when choosing cows' milk. Milk with higher levels of saturated fat can be detrimental to cardiovascular health. When considering other alternatives, she advises to be aware of sugar content and the amount of protein that each contains.

 TAPinto.net (12/7) Mixed, Mingled, Jingled: Hope for Children Foundation Annual Fundraising Event at Holmdel's Bell Works is a Great Success
More than 550 guests attended a fundraiser that is focused on making a positive difference in the community by helping children in need and their families. The event honored Phyllis and Carmine Visone of Holmdel with the Humanitarian Service Award for their efforts to support many organizations, including their fight against neuromuscular disease with a special fundraiser to benefit Jersey Shore University Medical Center's ALS clinic.

 APP.com (12/4) - Riverview Medical Center welcomes Habib Khan, M.D., vascular surgeon
Riverview Medical Center is pleased to welcome vascular surgeon, Habib Khan, M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Khan specializes in vascular surgery, especially minimally invasive vascular surgery, and joined the Hackensack Meridian Health Cardiovascular Network in August 2015, practicing at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ and Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ, where he was named Physician of the Year in 2017. (The story was also featured on Patch.com.)

Red Hot Magazine (November/December) Easing Joint Pain in Winter
Steven Lisser, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and president of the Riverview medical staff, offers tips to help people soothe joint pain during the cold winter months.

CentralJersey.com (12/1) - Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Appoints Rebecca Graboso as Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive
Riverview Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Graboso, DNP, RN, RNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN as vice president, chief nurse executive. (The story was also featured in Becker's Hospital Review.)

Two River Times (12/7) Riverview Launches Y-90 Radioembolization Outpatient Tumor Treatment
Riverview Medical Center now offers Y-90 radioembolization, an innovative and minimally invasive method to treat patients with primary liver cancer or metastatic colon cancer who are not surgical candidates.

Patch.com (12/8) - Dr. Harry Swartz Retires from Riverview
After nearly 60 years of service to Riverview Medical Center and the community, Dr. Harry Swartz retires.

Patch.com (12/6) Bayshore Welcomes Muhammad Abbas, M.D., Psychiatrist
Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ is pleased to welcome board certified psychiatrist Muhammad Abbas, M.D., to the medical staff. (The story was also featured on APP.com and TapInto.Net.)

Heredity and Disease (12/7) Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center now offers MRI/ultrasound fusion biopsy
Bayshore Medical Center is proud to announce that it has expanded services to include targeted MRI ultrasound for prostate biopsy. The procedure utilizes both ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging to allow for better targeting within the prostate, enabling cancerous cells to be more easily detected.

Two River Times (12/7) Nurses Lend a Helping Hand to Hurricane Victims (Page 2)
Three Emergency Department nurses from Bayshore Medical Center spent 15 days in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands offering their assistance in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The Star Ledger, NJ.Com (11/10) Jose Lozano accompanies Gov.-elect Phil Murphy to first visit with Gov. Christie after election

Hackensack Meridian Health Vice President and Chief of Staff Jose Lozano heads Gov.-elect Phil Murphy's transition team and accompanies the next governor to his first post-election meeting with Gov. Christie.

 

Associated Press (11/9) Gov.-elect Phil Murphy selects Jose Lozano to head transition team

Hackensack Meridian Health chief of staff and vice-president Jose Lozano was tapped for major job of selecting the cabinet for New Jersey's next governor, Phil Murphy. This AP story out of Trenton ran from coast to coast. Lozano is known in the New Jersey business community for his efforts to help Hackensack University Health Network merge with Meridian Health in the summer of 2016. The merger created the state's second-largest health system.  Lozano received two national honors in 2017.  He was one of just 15 people nationally to earn Modern Healthcare's Up and Comers award.  In addition, he was named one of 60 rising stars in the health care industry nationally by Becker's Hospital Review. All honorees were under the age of 40.  (Note: This announcement was also featured on News 12 New Jersey, NJ101.5, Star-Ledger, ROI, Seattle Times, LA Times and the Washington Times among others. )

 

myCentralJersey.com (11/9) Georgian Court University Board of Trustees

The Lakewood-based university has appointed new members of the governing board. David Kountz, M.D., vice president of Academic Affairs for Jersey Shore University Medical Center and co-chief academic officer for Hackensack Meridian Health, was appointed as a new trustee. He is a graduate of Georgian Court University's MBA program.

 

APP.com (11/9) – Riverview Medical Center welcomes Dara Fedele, M.D., diagnostic radiologist

Riverview Medical Center is pleased to welcome diagnostic radiologist, Dara Fedele, M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Fedele specializes in breast diagnostic imaging and joins the team of radiologists under Bokran Won, M.D., medical director of the Women's Centers at Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ.

 

myCentralJersey.com (11/7) Asthma program aims to stop attacks before they start by identifying triggers in the home

Barbara Cirella, program director of the COACH (Community Outreach for Asthma Care and Health) Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, discusses the pilot program that aims to reach the poorest of New Jersey's children and their families who are dealing with asthma. The hospital is one of four sites funded by a private philanthropic organization, where health workers visit homes to reinforce doctors' instructions about using inhalers and spacers. They also help to identify common asthma triggers, such as cigarette smoke, dust mites, dust and mold, and teach ways to eliminate them. (Also featured in PharmacyChoice.com, Daily Record and The Record.)

 

Infectious Disease News (11/7) AAP emphasizes personal hygiene to curb youth sports-related infections

Pediatricians are encouraged to screen youth athletes for skin conditions and infections that could be transmitted to their teammates, and dispense cautionary advice regarding proper personal hygiene and sanitary sporting equipment. Stephen Rice, M.D., from Jersey Shore University Medical Center, contributed to the article and stresses the importance of educating athletes, coaches and parents on this important health topic.

 

APP.com (11/7) - Riverview Medical Center offers surgical clinic for community members

Riverview Medical Center now offers specialized surgical services for specific conditions to community members with Medicaid, Charity Care, Horizon NJ Health and United Health Care Family plans. (This story was also featured on Patch.com.)

 

APP.com (11/7) - Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Brings National Effort to Improve Health and Reduce Costs to Red Bank

As research increasingly links environmental factors with chronic disease, Riverview Medical Center has enrolled in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a national campaign that supports hospitals in accelerating the greening of health care and reducing environmental impact. (This story was also featured on Patch.com.)

 

CentralJersey.com. (11/7) Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO John K. Lloyd honored by Monmouth University

John K. Lloyd received the Maurice Pollack Award for Distinguished Community Service at the annual Founder's Day ceremony for promoting quality health care for 45 years.

 

The Times (Trenton) 11/6 Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Among the Safest in NJ

Bayshore Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center receive highest grades from The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit group created to improve safety in the nation's hospitals.

 

Becker's Hospital Review (11/6) MACRA panel recommends 2-physician focused payment models to HHS: 6 things to know

A committee of experts on physician-focused payment models recommended two new programs to HHS on Oct. 20 to potentially become future Alternative Payment Models under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. The second model recommended by the committee was a bundled payment model for cancer patients, called the Oncology Bundled Payment Program using CNA-Guided Care. It was submitted by Hackensack Meridian Health and Cota, a precision analytics company.

 

NJBIZ (11/6) Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEOs featured on cover of NJBIZ in exclusive interview

Robert C. Garrett and John K. Lloyd lay out the path forward for the health care industry and detail multiple network successes including a historic partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the launch of medical school with Seton Hall University next year.

 

Two River Times (11/2) Jersey Shore University Medical Center Named Top Nurse Employer in New Jersey

Nurse.org, the web's leading career site for nurses, has recognized Jersey Shore University Medical Center as one of the top hospitals for nurses to work for in New Jersey.

 

Two River Times (11/2) Fall into Good Sleep Patterns as the Clocks Fall Back

Adrian Pristas, corporate medical director, Center for Sleep Medicine, shares helpful tricks to help you get a good night's sleep, along with the side effects a lack of sleep can have on the body.

 

Two River Times (11/2) Grand Reopening of Teaching Kitchen to Promote Nutrition, Healthy Eating

Riverview Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Kelli O'Brien and Bayshore Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Regina Foley celebrate the grand re-opening of the Teaching Kitchen in Hazlet with a cooking demonstration led by Laura Garrett, RD.

 

Two River Times (11/2) Children's Hospital Rooftop Gets a New Look

An ongoing art project is making the view of pediatric patients at K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital a little more enjoyable. Local artist Lucy Kalian is spearheading a creative rooftop painting project to brighten the views and spirits of pediatric patients.

 

App.com (11/2) Riverview Medical Center Launches Y-90 Radioembolization Tumor Treatment

Riverview Medical Center is pleased to announce that it now offers Y-90 radioembolization, an innovative and minimally invasive method to treat liver tumors without surgery. It is used to treat patients with primary liver cancer or metastatic colon cancer who are not surgical candidates, and is beneficial because it directly targets the tumor, helping to minimize radiation damage to healthy surrounding tissue.

 

Two River Times (11/2) Centers for Wound Healing at Hackensack Meridian Health Garner Awards

Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center received a Center of Excellence award and have been named Centers of Distinction by Healogics, Inc. The centers demonstrated excellence in key performance areas, including patient satisfaction, healing rate, and healing time.

 

Trenton Monitor (10/31) Chaplains honored during Pastoral Care Week

More than 20 chaplains of all faiths gathered for a luncheon given in appreciation for the work they do in hospitals and prisons across the Dioceses of Trenton's four counties. Jersey Shore University Medical Center's chaplain was in attendance.

 

Becker's Hospital Review (10/31) 17 RCM service expansions in October

Parsippany, NJ-based revenue cycle management company, Med-Metrix, Edison, NJ-based Hackensack Meridian Health and Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health's New Jersey hospitals are coming together for a joint venture called Medi-Centrix.

 

cms.centraljersey.com (10/31) American idol star to speak about vision loss, kidney transplant

Born blind, former American Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre will share his three secrets to living a fulfilling life amidst adversity at Hackensack Meridian Health's Mitchell Vassar Vision Awareness Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 30 at the Grand Marquis, 1550 Route 9, Old Bridge.

 

Star Ledger and NJ.com (10/31) What are New Jersey's safest hospitals? Here's how they all fared in new national survey

Nearly half of New Jersey's hospitals earned an "A" in the latest national safety report measuring how effective nurses, doctors and other medical staff are in preventing infections, falls and mistakes that often make patients sicker than they arrived. New Jersey ranks 11th best in the nation — up from 15th best in April —  because 30 of the 68 hospitals that participated in the survey received the top grade, according to the Leapfrog Group's report on Tuesday. (The Leapfrog rankings were also covered by ROI, The Press of Atlantic City, 101.5.com, MyCentralJersey.com, NJSpotlight.com, Patch.com, and Asbury Park Press.)

 

NJBIZ (10/30) NJ insurers preparing to cover value-based "bundled" payments

Two of the state's largest health insurers, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield and AmeriHealth are preparing to deliver the next evolutionary step in value-based health care – covering bundled payments. Andrew Pecora, M.D., weighs in as Hackensack Meridian Health is among several health care providers in the state considering offering bundled or upfront payment options for breast cancer patients.

 

Commerce Magazine (2017-2018) Annual Best Practices Guide

This year's Annual Best Practices Guide showcases how companies are providing added value to their clients and, in the process, differentiating themselves from the competition. Hackensack Meridian Health's Co-CEOs Robert C. Garrett and John K. Lloyd focus on how the network is pioneering the way medicine will be administered in the future, leading the way in innovation.

 

Hackensack Chronicle (10/27) Hackensack Meridian Health co-CEOs receive award

Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEOs John K. Lloyd and Robert C. Garrett received the Best Practices Award from the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey. More than 100 submissions were received by Commerce Magazine and a panel of experts chose the winners. They were honored for launching the Agile Strategies Lab with the New Jersey Institute for Innovation, plans to open New Jersey's private medical school next year with Seton Hall University and the network's commitment to the continuum of care.

 

The Record Health Quarterly (10/26) Hackensack Meridian Health and New Jersey Innovation Institute Support New Health Care Products and Strategies

Hackensack Meridian Health and the New Jersey Innovation Institute, a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, are proud to announce the opening of the Agile Strategies Lab, the first incubator of its kind for health care advances in New Jersey. The lab, located on the NJIT campus in Newark, is designed to help create and launch the next wave of problem-solving in health care through better devices, improved technology and more efficient services to provide a higher quality of care, lower costs, and an enhanced patient experience.  The concept is similar to the popular ABC reality show Shark Tank – 10 companies have already pitched ideas to a panel of experts. Innovations include a device to lower risk in common surgeries and a wearable monitor to better track patients' vitals. Four finalists will be selected to start the process to bring the products or innovations to market.

 

The Coast Star (10/26) Third annual Autism MVP Walk set for Nov. 5

K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital is recognized as being an event sponsor for the third annual walk taking place in Manasquan.

 

The Record Health Quarterly (10/26) Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Receives Donation to Advance Multiple Myeloma Research

The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation has received a substantial donation from Celgene Corporation to advance multiple myeloma research and transformational medicine that improve patient outcomes at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. Supported by Celgene, a global biopharmaceutical leader in the discovery, development and delivery of treatment for diseases like multiple myeloma, funds will help to establish the Multiple Myeloma Institute  – a leading-edge research facility at the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine scheduled to open in 2018. (This story was also featured by TapInto.)

 

 Hospital Newspaper (10/21)  Hackensack Meridian Health Announces 2nd Annual Women ROCK Event Oct. 21 at Asbury Park Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre

Hackensack Meridian Health presents the 2nd Annual Women ROCK event Oct. 21 at the Asbury Park Convention Hall to help women of all ages enjoy a day dedicated to well-being, fun, friendship and inspiring ways to live. A major highlight included a Q & A with Bobbi Brown - the best-selling author, entrepreneur and creator of Beauty Evolution – her new lifestyle platform that celebrates confidence and wellness.

 

 Daily Journal (10/17) Scrambling for Doctors

Jersey Shore University Medical Center primary care physician Jason Nemhad, M.D. and James Clarke, M.D., vice president of primary care at Hackensack Meridian Health, share perspectives of how the network is dealing with the demand for primary care physicians, including the opening of a medical school to train and keep doctors in New Jersey.

 

Causeway Gazette (September) Issue 41

Local community publication in southern ocean county informed readers about cardiovascular disease and cardiac catheterization diagnostic testing. In addition, the editor picked up excerpts from the BAY Magazine fall issue featuring the 10-page editorial on advanced care provided at Southern Ocean Medical Center.

 

Causeway Gazette (October) Issue 42

The October issue featured various health-related topics including the introduction of uro-gynecologist, Dr. Laurie Kane and the 29th annual Women's Health Night along with health screenings and educational seminars. A human interest story on hurricane relief for Texas and Florida provided by Southern Ocean Medical Center team members and community stakeholders was included as well.

 

Best Hospitals in New Jersey for Nurses. Did your favorite make the list?
Asbury Park Press
October 20, 2017

Asbury Park Press (10/16/17) Create an Athlete: An important discussion about concussions in youth sports. Concussions in youth sports is a problem across a wide range of sports, not simply limited to football. In the quest to become a scholarship athlete in college, and potentially play a sport professionally, what happens as a teenager can have a long-lasting effect. Stephen Rice, M.D., clinical director of the concussion center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, participated in a podcast discussing this important health issue for young athletes.

Herald Tribune (10/10) MEDICAL Q&A: Help young athletes avoid taking one from the team Stephen Rice, M.D., director of sports medicine at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, explains how close contact and casual equipment give-and-take can be a breeding ground for infection. A clinical report by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which Dr. Rice co-authored, focuses on how to prevent and control outbreaks of infectious diseases in organized sports.

Asbury Park Press (10/10) Family needs help getting babies home A mother and two newborns with special health needs are trying to get from a specialized hospital in Texas back home to Beachwood, NJ. The babies require special medical transportation, and once in NJ, they will be cared for at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

NJ.com (10/9) Good Samaritan who helped in ocean rescue getting some help with medical bills As part of a follow up story, an off-duty lifeguard who is facing steep medical bills after a heroic rescue effort in Belmar in September acknowledged that Jersey Shore University Medical Center "has agreed to waive the co-pays and work with him on other costs" for the $3,000 in bills he received after being treated in the ED the day of the rescue.

Courier Post (10/8) Scrambling for Doctors New Jersey is trying to combat a shortage of primary care doctors, starting new residency programs, building a new medical school, and searching for options that can ease doctors' workload. Jason Nehmad, M.D., of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, shared his perspective as a primary care doctor, and James Clarke, M.D., vice president of Primary Care at Hackensack Meridian Health, spoke about residency programs expanding to Ocean Medical Center and the network's plans to open a medical school with Seton Hall.

Navesink Journal (10/1) Breast Cancer Awareness Month Critical to success in breast cancer treatment is the work being done in research, and some of the nation's most preeminent work is being done locally at the hospitals that are part of Hackensack Meridian Health. Denise Johnson Miller, M.D., director for breast surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health in Monmouth and Ocean counties, discusses the clinical trials and research that are playing an important role in advancing medicine and finding cures. (Also printed in the Middletown, Holmdel, Rumson/Fair Haven, Colts Neck.)

APP News Magazine (10/1) Fellows in the News Stephen Rice, M.D., from Jersey Shore University Medical Center, received the American College of Sports Medicine Citation Award for lifetime contributions and innovations to the sports medicine and exercise science fields. He also was recognized as an early pioneer in pediatric sports medicine as a teacher, clinician, author, researcher, advocate and role model.

NJ Monthly (October 2017) Giving Back: Golfing for Good More than $570,000 was raised for Jersey Shore University Medical Center during the 34th annual Foundation Golf Classic. Funds will support cardiac care and other programs at the medical center.

New York Times (9/25/17) When Athletes Share Infections. Stephen Rice, M.D., section chief of pediatric sports medicine at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center, comments about the importance of greater awareness among pediatricians, parents, student athletes, and scholastic athletic leaders when it comes to preventing the spread of infectious disease. As one of the authors on a report issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics, he stresses the importance of talking to athletes about hygiene and cleanliness to prevent and control outbreaks of infectious diseases in organized sports.


Seabrook TV (9/11) Organ Donation and Transplantation
James Lim, M.D. was the guest on Seabrook TV, talking about kidney disease and organ donation. In particular, he spoke about the kidney transplant program at Hackensack University Medical Center and how the program has now extended south to Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Patients in the greater Monmouth County area now have convenient access to Dr. Lim for consultations and evaluation, and the ability to have services and follow up needs handled at a local level, while being coordinated with Hackensack University Medical Center.

94.3 The Point and 92.7 WOBM (9/11) K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital Expertise and Community Day Peter Halas, M.D., a new pediatrician at Jersey Shore University Medical, was in-studio for interviews on two radio stations, talking about the capabilities of K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital. He also promoted the upcoming Community Day event on September 17. Two promo spots were taped and are running throughout the month of September. 

myCentralJersey.com (9/6) Comedian lends voice to help teens with cancer Several outlets covered the story of local comedian Jeff Norris, who performed for a special cause at Shore Regional High School. Funds raised supported the Alexander Munoz Memorial Fund, which has named K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital as one of the beneficiaries that it supports. (The story was also featured in Home News Tribune and Courier News.)

Asbury Park Press (9/6) Comedian lends voice to help teens with cancer Local comedian Jeff Norris performed for a special cause at Shore Regional High School. Funds raised supported the Alexander Munoz Memorial Fund, which has named K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital as one of the beneficiaries that it supports.

TAPinto (9/5) Beach Bash for Autism: Largest Event of its Kind in New Jersey Returns to Belmar

The Record (9/3) Jersey nurses helping Houston


Healthcare Purchasing News (9/1) Show me the evidence
Investing in room-decontamination systems requires all due diligence. Jersey Shore University Medical Center is referenced in the article and attributed reductions in rates of CAUTI and CLABSI to the ultraviolet disinfection technology.

News Transcript (8/23) Business Briefs

Medscape (8/18) Candida Auris: A Resistant Fungal Infection

NJTV (8/17)
Dental disease more prevalent than 20 years ago

Pediatric dentist Donn Winokur, D.D.S., of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, explains that dental disease is the most chronic disease in children. In fact, we have more dental disease in this marketplace than we did 20 years ago. The doctor says it's important to start early, teach good dental habits, and educate parents on proper oral hygiene care and nutrition for their kids.

EconoTimes (8/16)
MYnd Analytics, Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., Hackensack Meridian Health and Cota Inc., Announce Collaboration to Demonstrate Clinical Utility and Cost Savings When Utilizing the Peer Online
®

The article announced a four-way collaboration on a clinical study for the treatment of patients with depression. Ramon Solhkhah, M.D., chairman, Department of Psychiatry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and corporate medical director of Behavioral Health, believes this study design embraces the importance of data sharing and analytics to assist physicians in making more precise medication prescribing decisions for depression and other mental health disorders.

The Coaster (8/3)
Sharing Network Recognizes Organ and Tissue Donors

More than 300 attend ceremony honoring 38 donors who helped save 47 lives through organ donation and countless others through tissue donation. The event was held at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for an emotional and moving ceremony.

Lincoln Courier (7/27)
On the road with Rick Holmes: The opioid emergency

The opioid epidemic is an issue that touches families of every race, income and educational demographic. Governor Chris Christie is pictured in the article holding a drug addicted baby in the NICU at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Pediatric dentist Dr. Winokur of Jersey Shore University Medical Center talks about the importance of good dental care in kids.
August 21, 2017
NJTV


Three NJ Hospitals Win National Acclaim

August 9, 2017

Hackensack University Medical Center, Morristown Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick are once again the first, second and third-best ranked hospitals in New Jersey, according to the U.S. News and World Report's annual ratings announced on Tuesday.

94.3 The Point, 92.7 WOBM (8/3)
Heads up, Phones down! Are you addicted to using your phone all the time

Addiction to smartphones is a very real thing. Ramon Solhkhah, M.D., chairman of psychiatry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, shares how smartphone addiction stems from a compound in the brain called dopamine. For some people it is the equivalent that if they don't have their phone, it's like trying to quit nicotine or caffeine.

Daily News Sunday (7/30)
The opioid emergency

The opioid epidemic is an issue that touches families of every race, income and educational demographic. Americans are dying for stronger leadership on the nation's most pressing public health crisis. Governor Chris Christie is pictured in the article holding a drug addicted baby in the NICU at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. (Also appeared in the Metro West Daily News.)

Coast Star (7/27)
Toy Drive for K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital

The program is seeking books, movies, arts and crafts, games, stuffed animals and gift cards for children from infants to teenagers.

Point Pleasant Patch (7/27)
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Physician Stephen Rice, M.D. Receives Prestigious Sports Medicine Award

Stephen Rice, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., FACSM, FAAP, program director of the Pediatric Sports Medicine Fellowship program and director of the Sports Medicine and Concussion Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center, has been awarded the 2017 Citation Award by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) for his significant lifetime contributions and innovations to the fields of sports medicine and exercise science.

Asbury Park Press (7/26)
Jersey Shore University Medical Center recognizes organ and tissue donors

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center and NJ Sharing Network honored 38 donors who gave the gift of life over the last two years in an emotional ceremony on Thursday, July 13. More than 300 family members and caregivers were in attendance to recognize the impact donors had on saving hundreds of lives through organ and tissue donations.

JAMA (7/25)
The Effect of Nursing Quality Improvement and Mobile Health Interventions on Infant Sleep Practices

Jersey Shore University Medical Center was one of 16 hospitals that participated in recruitment and data collection, which showed that mothers receiving the safe sleep mobile health intervention had higher prevalence of placing their infants supine compared with mothers receiving the control mobile health intervention.

The JAMA Network (7/25)
The Effect of Nursing Quality Improvement and Mobile Health Interventions on Infant Sleep Practices

A mobile health intervention improved adherence with infant safe sleep practices. Whether widespread use of this type of intervention is feasible and reduces sudden and unexpected infant death rates remains to be studied.

Two River Times (7/25)
Women's Heart Fund Held Heart of Rock and Roll Cocktail Reception

The Women's Heart Fund raises money for women's health and recently held a Heart of Rock and Roll Reception to support construction of the new Women's Wellness Center at the HOPE Tower at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Asbury Park Press (7/25)
Jersey Shore University Medical Center recognize organ and tissue donors

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center and NJ Sharing Network honored 38 donors who gave the gift of life over the last two years in an emotional ceremony on Thursday, July 13. More than 300 family members and caregivers were in attendance to recognize the impact donors had on saving hundreds of lives through organ and tissue donations.

Medical Devices & Surgical Technology Week (7/23)

Data on Parasthesia Detailed by Researchers at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Researchers at Jersey Shore University Medical Center discussed how rehabilitation therapy led to sensory-motor improvement and improved fistula ligation. Jersey Shore University Medical Center's Dr. V. Singh contributed to the article.

Medical Health News (7/21)
Phrenic Nerve Surgery

Matthew Kaufman, M.D., the only known expert in the world to perform surgery on phrenic nerve injuries, explains phrenic nerve injury, one of his cases, and the textbook that he and his colleagues from The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction have collaborated on, "Rehabilitative Surgery – A Comprehensive Text for an Emerging Field."

Asbury Park Press (7/18)
$570,000 raised for Jersey Shore University Medical Center at golf outing

The medical center's 34th annual golf classic raised a record-breaking amount, bringing in more than $570.000 in support of cardiovascular care and other programs and services at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

The Monitor (7/13)
Volunteer needs at JSUMC

Jersey Shore University Medical Center is continuously searching to increase its pool of volunteers.

Newswise (7/13) Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Receives $225,000 Grant From the Nicholson Foundation to Support Integrated Behavioral Health Care

Jersey Shore University Medical Center was awarded a $225,000 grant from The Nicholson Foundation to implement the Cherokee Health Systems model of providing integrated behavioral health interventions in primary care settings. Jersey Shore University Medical Center is one of six New Jersey health care organizations selected for this initiative.

Point Pleasant Patch.com (7/12) Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Award

Jersey Shore University Medical Center is among eight of the network's hospitals to receive the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® achievement award for high-quality stroke care. (The article was also posted to Manasquan-Belmar Patch.)

Colts Neck Journal (7/1) You Can't Ignore the Snore

After being personally diagnosed with severe sleep apnea 10 years ago, John Young, DDS, on staff at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, developed a dental appliance that can reposition a patient's lower jaw in order to open their airway while sleeping. The device helps to reduce snoring and relieve sleep apnea issues.

NJTV (7/1) Navy veteran launches nonprofit to help service members with PTSD

Jersey Shore University Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry Chair Ramon Solhkhah, M.D., comments on PTSD – post-traumatic stress disorder – as part of a story about this mental health issue that is caused by environmental exposure to a serious or significant trauma. Navy veteran Michael Dowens is one of many service members who developed PTSD from experiencing a series of traumatic events.

Asbury Park Press (6/17) A tragic beginning to this year's beach season

Robert Sweeney, D.O., chief of Emergency Medicine at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, was featured in an article to heighten awareness to the importance of beach and ocean safety in the wake of several tragic accidents at the shore. Dr. Sweeney advised people not to forget common advice: Listen to lifeguards, exercise caution at unguarded beaches, be wary of entering the water drunk and watch out for each other.

Asbury Park Press (6/17) Girl, 11, dies after electrocution in Toms River lagoon

After a young girl was electrocuted when she touched a metal boat lift in a lagoon, an article ran to address the risks of swimming near docks and boats. Robert Sweeney, D. O., contributed to the article, verifying that these types of deaths by electrocution are relatively rare. Stories of the young victims of drowning/near drowning continued to run and reference Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where one of the girls has been in critical condition since the incident on June 16, including:  Univision 41, TAPinto  and the Courier-Post.

Advisory Board (6/9) Bedside Medication Delivery. Robert Schenk, RPh, CCP, manager of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, contributed to a newly published Advisory Board Executive Research report recognizing the Bedside Medication Delivery Programs at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center, for several best practices. Through publication of this report, The Advisory Board has recognized the hospitals' Bedside Medication Delivery program as a Best Practice example to other hospital systems. Schenk was one of 14 contributors from across the country.

John Lloyd, co-chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health, offers advice to college graduates
Asbury Park Press (6/8)
John Lloyd, co-chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health, graduated from Princeton University with a degree in religion. But he helped build one of New Jersey's biggest health care networks by being a good listener, surrounding himself with qualified people and, even at 71 years old, continuing to learn.

Summer Celebration to Protect and Preserve the Jersey Shore
Two River Times (5/25)
Steve Littleson, former president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, will receive the Tom Gagliano Leadership Award for Innovative Partnerships on behalf of Hackensack Meridian Health at The Jersey Shore Partnership Foundation's annual Summer Celebration at Fort Hancock.

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Rated One of the Nation's Top Heart Hospitals
Point Pleasant Patch (5/24)
Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center has been rated as one of the nation's top heart hospitals in the May 2017 issue of Consumer Reports. The special report on heart health rated hospitals based on surgery success rates. Hospitals that were rated included those that shared outcomes data with Consumer Reports and performed well in heart bypass and aortic valve replacement. Data that was considered for the report measured complications, mortality, and other factors.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center rated among nation's top hospitals
Asbury Park Press (5/24)
Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Centerhas been rated as one of the nation's top heart hospitals in the May 2017 issue of Consumer Reports. The special report on heart health rated hospitals based on surgery success rates. Hospitals that were rated included those that shared outcomes data with Consumer Reports and performed well in heart bypass and aortic valve replacement. Data that was considered for the report measured complications, mortality, and other factors.

Matawan Woman Honored at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Matawan-Aberdeen Patch (5/24)

Fallen Heroes Honored at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Asbury Park Press (5/24)

Seabrook Today : Dr. Kenneth Sable
Seabrook.com (5/8)

Hospital president Ken Sable, M.D. was interviewed on the Seabrook Today Show, which is aired to the residents of the Seabrook community in Tinton Falls. The interview is also broadcast on their website. Dr. Sable discussed the benefits of the Hackensack Meridian Health merger, the new brand, the partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering, and hospital updates such as HOPE Tower, trauma, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital and 24/7 pedi ED, cancer services, and cardiovascular services.

New Jersey Hospitals Offer Modern, State-of-the-Art Emergency Rooms
Commerce Magazine (May 2017, pg. 42)

Robert Sweeney, D. O., chairman of emergency medicine at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, describes technology that is changing care in the Emergency Department, such as EMR, Epic, PACS and ultrasound imaging.

Sky Blue, Hackensack Meridian Health Join Forces For Fourth Year
May 7, 2017
Wall Patch

Kenneth Sable, M.D., president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, discusses leadership, being part of the new Hackensack Meridian Health network, and patient-focused initiatives
May 5, 2117
RadioVision

What NJ parents need to know, after Jimmy Kimmel's baby story
May 2, 2017
NJ 101.5

Sky Blue FC players visit patients at K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital 
May 1, 2017
Asbury Park Press

Sky Blue FC unveil new uniforms
May 1, 2017
Asbury Park Press

Sky Blue FC announces Hackensack Meridian Health as title sponsor
May 1, 2017
Asbury Park Press

Wine & Martini Tasting raises over $90,000
April 30, 2017
Asbury Park Press

50 Signs You're Healthy from Every Type of Doctor
April 17, 2017
MSN News

Why Do We Dream?
NJTV News
April 7, 2017

Hackensack Meridian Health physicians receive artistic awards
Asbury Park Press
April 7, 2017

Heart health tips no matter the weather
April 6, 2017
Gratiot County Herald

Hackensack Meridian Health Reveals New Logo
April 6, 2017
NJBiz.com

Kidney Disease is Ninth Leading Cause of Death in New Jersey  
March 24, 2017
NJTV

Is Christie right for drug fight job?
March 28, 2017
Asbury Park Press

Change brings Anne Frank exhibit to central NJ for first time.
March 28, 2017
Asbury Park Press

Jersey Shore University Medical listed among Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
Syosset-Jericho Tribune
February 28, 2017

Michael C. Sullivan, M.D. discusses thyroid conditions and treatment
Seabrook Today
February 21, 2017

Ali Moosvi, M.D. discusses heart disease with WOBM's Shawn and Sue
92.7 WOBM-FM
February 20, 2017

Ali Moosvi, M.D. discusses heart disease
94.3 The Point
February 20, 2017

Renato Apolito, M.D., shares some tips for shoveling snow and caring for your heart
APP.com
February 13, 2017

Terminally-Ill Child Gets Happy Surprise After Thief Steals Make-A-Wish Souvenirs
ABC Eyewitness News
February, 8, 2017

Ralph DelNegro, D.O. discusses glaucoma and the importance of regular eye care
NJTV News
January, 31, 2017

Cardiac Care Advances at New Jersey's Top Hospitals and Medical Centers
Commerce Magazine (pg. 42)
January 31, 2017

Jersey Shore University Medical Center infection prevention manager Susan Hanrahan discusses health care related infections
January 4, 2017
Another Thing with Larry Mendte

Howell Girls Give Gift Of Community To Kids Fighting HARD Against Rare Diseases
December 26, 2016
Howell Patch

Memorial Sloan Kettering and Hackensack Meridian team up to fight cancer in NJ and beyond
December 15, 2016
Becker's Hospital Review

Powerful pairing could boost NJ's cancer care
December 15, 2016
NorthJersey.com

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Hackensack Meridian Health to partner on expansion of cancer research, treatment
December 15, 2016
Health Care Finance

Jersey Shore University Medical Center's Trauma unit provides vital services to thousands of area residents
November 29, 2016
Industry Magazine

135 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know in 2016
Nov. 16, 2016
Becker's Hospital Review


Best Hospital IT 2016: Hackensack Meridian engages patients before they arrive and stays with them through the journey

November 2, 2016
Healthcare IT News

Raising awareness about breast cancer in men
October 25, 2016
NJTV News

Learn about the impact and prevalence of arthritis from Jersey Shore's Dr. Deborah Alpert, Rheumatologist
March 22, 2016
NJTV

Dr. Edward Liu, Infectious Disease expert at Jersey Shore, discusses what you need to know about traveling, vaccines and protecting yourself from Zika virus, malaria and more
March 22, 2016
Asbury Park Press

When to keep the kids home from school
March 15, 2016
Asbury Park Press

He Scales Mountains with Stage Four Lung Cancer
March 7, 2016
Asbury Park Press

Are Sexually Transmitted Infections Rising in N.J. Because of Budget Cuts
February 27, 2016
NJ.com

Less Invasive Tools Redefining Heart Medicine
February 12, 2016
Asbury Park Press

Recognizing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease, featuring Ashish Patel, M.D.
February 11, 2016
NJTV News

Learn about postpartum depression from Ramon Solhkhah, M.D., medical director, Meridian Behavioral Health on NJTV
February 5, 2016
NJTV News

Jersey Shore's Mark Martens, M.D. talks about NJ Leading the Country in Twin Births 
January 19, 2016
NJTV News

Childhood Asthma Rates on the Decline
January 15, 2016
NJTV News

Middletown South coach survives health scare with Shore support
January 8, 2016
Asbury Park Press

Learning the Signs of Pancreatic Cancer, featuring Ronald Matteotti, M.D., Meridian Cancer Care
January 7, 2016
NJTV

Hospital merger completed between Meridian, Raritan Bay Medical Center
January 4, 2016
NJ.com

Best Hospitals in New Jersey for Nurses. Did your favorite make the list?
Asbury Park Press
October 20, 2017

Asbury Park Press (9/13) Ocean Medical Center's $18.5M wing built for comfort

Ocean Medical Center unveiled its $18.5 million wing for elective surgeries in an effort to attract new patients and cut costs by making the patients' stay pleasant and delivering care more efficiently. Photos highlighted the patient centric design and amenities including the "curved "design of the nurses' station, patient room, therapy gym and lobby.   (This story was also featured in Healthcare Design, News Jersey Business Magazine and Jersey Shore Online.)

 

Ocean Star (8/25), Brick PAL hosts Community Helpers Day

The first Community Helpers Day sponsored by the Brick Police Athletic League (PAL) introduced young campers to police officers, EMS volunteers, firefighters from Brenton Woods Fire Department and staff from the Emergency Department of Ocean Medical Center. Demonstrations included what to do in an emergency using an example of a broken leg. The Ocean Medical Center Emergency Department team explained what to expect during a typical hospital visit, showed X-rays and demonstrated how to wrap a soft cast.

 

Brick Times (8/12) Community Leaders Discuss Opioid Crisis
On July 29, Brick Township Mayor John Ducey joined U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato, Council Vice President Andrea Zapcic, Brick Police Chief James Riccio, as well as other representatives of the community at Ocean Medical Center for a roundtable discussion on the opioid crisis in Ocean County.

Three NJ Hospitals Win National Acclaim
August 9, 2017
Hackensack University Medical Center, Morristown Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick are once again the first, second and third-best ranked hospitals in New Jersey, according to the U.S. News and World Report's annual ratings announced on Tuesday.

Link News (8/2) Dean Q. Lin named to Monmouth University Board of Trustees Dean Q. Lin, president of Ocean Medical Center and regional president of Hackensack Meridian Health, is elected to the Monmouth University Board of Trustees. In addition to his duties at the network, Dean serves on the fellowship of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the oldest private medical society in the U.S. and is a trustee with Fulfill (formerly the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean counties). (Monmouth University and Two River Times also featured this story.)

Booker: Obamacare Critical in Addiction Treatment
Asbury Park Press
August 1, 2017

JerseyShoreOnline.com (7/14)
Guild Of Ocean Medical Center Show Raises $ For Women's Services

The Guild of Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center recently hosted their Annual Fashion Show at Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty in Point Pleasant Beach. The event raised more than $38,000 to support women's services at Ocean Medical Center. (The story was also featured in Brick Times.)

John Lloyd, co-chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health, offers advice to college graduates
Asbury Park Press (6/8)
John Lloyd, co-chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health, graduated from Princeton University with a degree in religion. But he helped build one of New Jersey's biggest health care networks by being a good listener, surrounding himself with qualified people and, even at 71 years old, continuing to learn.

Meridian Medical Group's Primary Care Office on Hooper Avenue Moved, Effective May 1

Toms River Patch (5/19)
The Meridian Medical Group primary care office of Diane Verga, M.D. and Satish Bhutani, M.D. has relocated to a more spacious office at 1868 Hooper Avenue in Toms River as of May 1 to better accommodate patients and their growing practice. Dr. Verga says of the half-mile move, "With the larger facility we will now be able to get patients in the exam rooms quicker and reduce the overall wait time. This will enhance our patients' experience as we continue to dedicate our practice to being an uppermost resource of health and wellness for the community."

Grand Prix Boat Race Accident
A boating accident during the Grand Prix Boat Race off Point Pleasant resulted in one fatality and one trauma injury. The trauma patient was treated and admitted at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center. (Note: The high-profile incident garnered significant media coverage in print, digital, radio and television, including live stand-up news coverage in front of the medical center from CBS2 NY, ABC7 NY, News12NJ. Other coverage included: East Providence Patch, Asbury Park Press (5/23), Courier-Post (5/23)/Asbury Park Press, The Record, Star-Ledger (5/23), Star-Ledger (5/22), NJ.com, Point Pleasant Patch, Courier-Post (5/21), Newsworks.org, USA Today, Philly.com, NJ 101.5 FM Radio.)

Twin sisters have baby boys on the same day
USA Today (5/1)

32-year-old twins Danielle Grant and Kim Abraham gave birth to baby boys on the same day at Ocean Medical Center (The story was also featured in Daily Advertiser, Daily Journal and People Human Interest.)

Twin Sisters Defy Odds at Ocean Medical Center
May 5, 2017
WABC / WNBC

Twins give birth same day at Ocean Medical Center
WOBM
May 4, 2017

Toms River Twin Sisters Deliver Babies on Same Day
May 2, 2017
WABC-News

Twin sisters give birth to baby boys on same day in same hospital
May 2, 2017
ABC News

These twin sisters do everything together, including giving birth on the same day
May 3, 2017
TODAY

St. Francis Health Fair draws crowds for the 41st year
Asbury Park Press
May 3, 2017

Toms River twin sisters had baby boys on the same day
APP.com
May 1, 2017

A brother's life is paid forward
April 28, 2017
Ocean Star

Ali Moosvi, M.D. discusses heart disease with WOBM's Shawn and Sue
92.7 WOBM-FM
February 20, 2017

Ali Moosvi, M.D. discusses heart disease
94.3 The Point
February 20, 2017

Memorial Sloan Kettering and Hackensack Meridian team up to fight cancer in NJ and beyond
December 15, 2016
Becker's Hospital Review

Powerful pairing could boost NJ's cancer care
December 15, 2016
NorthJersey.com

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Hackensack Meridian Health to partner on expansion of cancer research, treatment
December 15, 2016
Health Care Finance

Vascular Surgeon Frank Sharp, M.D. Discusses Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Dec. 7, 2016
WOBM AM

135 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know in 2016
Nov. 16, 2016
Becker's Hospital Review

135 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know in 2016
Nov. 16, 2016
Becker's Hospital Review


Pierre Mendoza, M.D., discusses the robotic surgery program at Ocean Medical Center

November 16, 2016
WOBM

Best Hospital IT 2016: Hackensack Meridian engages patients before they arrive and stays with them through the journey
November 2, 2016
Healthcare IT News

Raising awareness about breast cancer in men
October 25, 2016
NJTV News

Advanced Cancer Care, Close to Home

Hematologist/Oncologist David Greenberg, M.D. discusses the full spectrum of care available through Meridian Cancer Care, including services at Meridian Health Village at Jackson, on WOBM's "Wake Up with Jeremy."
September 6, 2016

Wake Up with Jeremy Grunin WOBM Interview with Denise Stapleton, Elder Life Specialist
WOBM
July 25, 2016

Robert Schenk of the Meridian Pharmacology Institute discusses the importance of recognizing medication-related problems for individuals who take multiple medications
WOBM-AM
July 15, 2016

Jagjeet Singh, M.D., a pain management specialist at Ocean Medical Center, provides valuable insight during an interview on WOBM.
WOBM-AM
May 25, 2016

"Wake Up with Jeremy" interview with Ellen Angelo, R.N., MSN, CCRN, Nursing Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at Ocean Medical Center
WOBM-AM
May 11, 2016

Ocean Medical Center nutritionist Caity Liptak, R.D., discusses food choices for a healthy lifestyle
WOBM, "Wake Up with Jeremy Grunin"
April 29, 2016

Brick Hospital has big plans for cancer center
Asbury Park Press
April 29, 2016

Building Hope at Ocean Medical Center
April 22, 2016
WOBM-AM

Kristine Keane, Psy.D., Sheds Light on Concussion Issues
April 15, 2016
WOBM-AM

Listen to an Interview with Yolanda Tammaro, M.D. on WOBM Radio as She Discusses Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment
April 6, 2016
WOBM

Interview with Dean Q. Lin, President of Ocean Medical Center, on "Wake Up with Jeremy" Radio Show
February 3, 2016
WOBM

VIDEO: Sung W. Kwon, M.D. discusses vascular disease
September 25, 2015
94.3 The Point

Carino: After beating odds, cancer survivor pays it forward
June 15, 2015
Asbury Park Press

Unprecedented Fundraising Effort at Ocean Medical Center Concludes

April 22, 2015
APP.com

Center for Sleep Disorders in Toms River receives program accreditation
April 22, 2015
APP.com

Ocean Medical Center Robotic Surgery Program marks 100th case
January 15, 2015
APP.com

Holiday Eating Strategies

January 12, 2015
WOBM

New Year, Ancient Remedies
(Jump page)
Star Ledger

Important to choose right doctor when preparing for baby

Asbury Park Press
December 15, 2014

Forfar Nursing Scholarship awarded at Ocean Medical Center
Asbury Park Press
September 26, 2014

Forfar Nursing Scholarship to be awarded on Sept. 19
Asbury Park Press
September 12, 2014

Ocean Medical Center offers summer safety tips for the whole family
Asbury Park Press
July 29, 2014

New technology helps patients understand their medicine
Asbury Park Press
July 22, 2014

Three N.J. hospitals listed among area's best in U.S. News rankings
NJBiz
July 15, 2014

Ocean Medical Center receives ACR accreditation for ultrasound imaging
Asbury Park Press
July 15, 2014

Ocean Medical Center to host weight-loss surgery lectures
Asbury Park Press
July 1, 2014

Rock for Nurses 2014 a Success
Asbury Park Press
June 5, 2014

Ocean Medical Center Heart and Sole 5k returns this weekend
Brick Patch
June 4, 2014

"Rock for the Nurses" happens this Sunday in Point Pleasant
Asbury Park Press
May 26, 2014

Lou Russo on his 'Meridian Healthviews' cover story
94.3 The Point
April 22, 2014

Emergency Care Center Opens At Ocean Medical Center
April 17, 2014
Health Care Design Magazine

Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations Named Top 12 National High Performer
March 18, 2014
Holmdel-Hazlet Patch

Ocean Medical Center Celebrates Completion of ER
March 14, 2014
Torcon

Ocean Medical Center Opens New Emergency Department
March 10, 2014
94.3 The Point

Ocean Medical Center in Brick has opened the doors to its new $82-million-dollar, state-of-the-art Emergency Care Center
March 10, 2014
WOBM

Ocean Medical Center's New ER Opens Thursday

  • Brick Patch
  • Point Pleasant Patch
  • Toms River Patch

Hospital in Brick responds to overcrowding with expanded ER
March 5, 2014
Asbury Park Press

Ocean Medical Center opens new $82M emergency department
March 3, 2014
www.njbiz.com

Update with Ocean Medical Center
February 27, 2014
http://wobm.com

Thanks for being a part of a special show from Ocean Medical Center
February 13, 2014
943thepoint.com

Check in with Lou and Liz live at Ocean Medical Center
February 12, 2014
943thepoint.com

Lou & Liz Live Tomorrow Morning At Ocean Medical Center
February 11, 2014
943thepoint.com

Aiming for good health? Know your number
February 11, 2014
MyCentralJersey.com

2013 Media Mentions


Soldier home from Afghanistan to surprise mother for Christmas
December 26, 2013
Star Ledger (PHOTOS)

Ruggiero delivers a surprise Christmas present to his mother, a nurse at Ocean Medical Center in Brick
December 26, 2013
Star Ledger

Leslie Ruggiero (nurse) and her son, Travis Ruggiero (Army Specialist) share their heartwarming surprise homecoming
December 26, 2013
TODAY Show

Santa-disguised soldier surprises mom
December 26, 2013
CNN

Santa soldier surprises mom on Christmas Eve in New Jersey
December 24, 2013
ABC News

Therapy dogs help patients recover at Ocean Medical Center in Brick
December 20, 2013
Asbury Park Press

A Quest for Rest: NJ-focused sleep care program takes bold leaps in diagnosing and treating many long misunderstood ailments
December 3, 2013
Industry Magazine

Listen to the broadcast of radio host Lou Russo of 94.3 The Point as he celebrated his birthday with the cath lab nurses from Ocean Medical Center, who saved his life after suffering a heart attack
October 29, 2013

Area Hospitals to Hold Teddy Bear Clinic
October 16, 2013
Berkeley Patch

2013 Forfar Nursing Scholarship awarded to five at Ocean Medical Center
September 20, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Ocean Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in Two-County Region to Receive Accreditation in All Imaging Modalities
August 20, 2013
Brick Patch

Post-Sandy mold an enduring calamity for homeowners
July 30, 2013
Press of Atlantic City

Ocean County Hospital Targets ER Overcrowding
July 11, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Hemodialysis at Home
May 16, 2013
NPs and PAs

Mud City Gets Sandy Recovery Help
May 10, 2013
Asbury Park Press

President of Ocean Medical Center Dean Lin on 92.7 WOBM radio, talking about the latest changes and improvements happening at Ocean Medical Center
April 23, 2013
92.7 WOBM

'Rock for Nurses - Rock for Shore' at Jenks
April 3, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Mission of Hope - Medical team brings critical care to struggling Haitians
March 12, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Six health myths that need to be dispelled
March 11, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Ocean Medical Center ER Expansion Progressing
February 8, 2013
Brick Patch

Ocean Medical Marks Completion of New Facility
February 7, 2013
92.7 WOBM-FM

Brick hospital begins next phase of ER expansion
February 7, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Beam Signing and Topping Off Ceremony Highlights Ocean Medical Center's Expansion Project
February 6, 2013
The Lakewood Scoop

Flu strikes early, hard
January 18, 2013
Star News Group

People with the flu jam local emergency rooms
January 17, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Medical professionals: Get your flu shot now
January 12, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Sleep doctor on sleep aid morning after: "Like driving drunk"
January 11, 2013
CBS This Morning

2012 Media Mentions


Above and beyond - Local health care providers go into overdrive to support Sandy's victims
November 12, 2012
Asbury Park Press

Ocean Medical Center - Hurricane Sandy Coverage - Emergency Medical Services
November 8, 2012
Magic 102.1

Local Doctor Issues Hot Weather Survival Tips
June 22, 2012
WOBM Radio


2011 Media Mentions


Local Group Gives Big to Brick's Chronically Ill
December 8, 2011
BrickPatch.com

Toms River resident survives Vets Day health crisis to enjoy Thanksgiving
November 24, 2011
Asbury Park Press

Stroke patient recovers at Meridian Health's Shore Rehabilitation Institute, Brick, NJ
November 8, 2011
Asbury Park Press

Self-Exams, Reducing Risk Factors Important
September 24, 2011
Daily Record

Hospital installs charging stations
August 25, 2011
Asbury Park Press

Ocean County teams drill to ease a disaster
August 8, 2011
Asbury Park Press

Local fire companies take part in "Operation Surf's Up" at Brick Hospital
August 8, 2011
Toms River News

Emergency Drill Held at Ocean Medical Center
August 7, 2011
BrickPatch

In the swim: Point Pleasant water therapy a benefit to patients
August 2, 2011
Asbury Park Press

Brick-Based Program Probes Genetics to Help Determine Cancer Risk
May 11, 2011
BrickPatch

Like mother, like daughter: A nursing story in honor of Mother's Day
May 6, 2011
Scrubs Magazine

  

2010 Media Mentions

ER Doctors Offer Frostbite Prevention Tips
December 16, 2010
WOBM Radio

Point Beach man keeps watchful eye on throat cancer
October 29, 2010
Asbury Park Press

Ocean Medical Center holding third Girls' Night Out
October 11, 2010
Asbury Park Press

Barcodes, 3D MRI upgrade services at Ocean, Southern Ocean facilities
September 19, 2010
Asbury Park Press

Physician is reunited with his mentor, the hospital chaplain
September 15, 2010
Asbury Park Press

In search of the deep sleep
March 29, 2010
Asbury Park Press

Concierge programs ramp up hospital care
March 22, 2010
Asbury Park Press

Haiti's agony is a vivid memory for team from Shore hospitals
March 19, 2010
Asbury Park Press

Heart-attack survivor urges others to set healthy, active goals
March 1, 2010
Asbury Park Press

On the Frontlines in Haiti - Dr. Daniel Burzon
January 22, 2010
Good Morning America

Project SEARCH enabling people who want to work
January 19, 2010
Asbury Park Press

Haiti: Nurse Offers Care in Disaster; Airport Rum for Antiseptic
January 19, 2010
ABC News

Local nurse, student among earthquake survivors
January 19, 2010
Brick Township Bulletin

Brielle doctor on Haiti mission heading home
January 19, 2010
Asbury Park Press

Haiti Hospital waits for patients following quake
January 19, 2010
ABC News

N.J. Nurse stranded at Haitian airport jumped into action after quake
January 18, 2010
Asbury Park Press

SOCH now part of Meridian
January 6, 2010
Asbury Park Press

ROI (10/8) ROI-NJ reveals first-ever Health Care influencers list

Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett has been named No. 1 in ROI-NJ’sInfluencers Health Care List. Andrew Pecora, M.D., president, Physician Enterprise and chief innovations officer was ranked No. 6. Also recognized were Bonita Stanton, M.D., founding dean of Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University and Don Parker, president of Care Transformation Services with oversight of behavioral health once Carrier Clinic joins the network. (This story was also covered by The Paramus Post and CIANJ.com.)

HumanizeMD Magazine (Fall 2018) Robert C. Garrett Well Orchestrated

In a special edition of Livingin Magazine, Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, is featured as the cover story in its inaugural publication, HumanizeMD. Mr. Garrett shares his insights about the dynamic evolution of health care in the state.

AHA-American Hospital Association (10/8) AHA Honors 19 hospital volunteer programs

The AHA recently presented 2018 Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence to four extraordinary hospital volunteer programs for their positive impact on patients, hospitals, health systems and communities. Hackensack Meridian Health’s Tackle Kids Cancer was one of this year’s award recipients. (The story was also covered by Pharmacy Choice.)

The Paramus Post (10/10) Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center Helps Giants Fans Make a Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the New York Giants, Hackensack Meridian Health and the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center are teaming up to inspire fans to intercept breast cancer through early detection. During the month of October, the Giants are part of the NFL’s league-wide “Crucial Catch” initiative that encourages fans to intercept cancer through early detection. On October 11th, during the Giants Thursday Night Football game vs. Philadelphia, Hackensack Meridian Health highlighted these efforts at MetLife Stadium featuring pink Hackensack Meridian Health’s messages to inspire women to get their “GamePlan for Reducing Risk of Breast Cancer,” which can be downloaded at HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Giants.

NJBIZ (10/1)Hospital Directory

Hackensack Meridian Health hospital profiles are featured in the NJBIZ 2018 guide to health care institutions in the Garden State.

WPIX-11 News (10/8) Former Rutgers football player reunites with hospital caregivers 8 years after paralyzing injury

Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers football player who suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury on the field, returned to Hackensack University Medical Center where he was first treated after his accident. He met with the medical team responsible for saving his life. Robert C. Garrett, co-CEO, FACHE, of Hackensack Meridian Health, along with Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, president of Hackensack University Medical Center and Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS, regional president, Northern Market, Hackensack Meridian Health and Roy Vingan, M.D., vice chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, met with Eric. During the reunion, Eric recounted the darkest days of his injury, which he also calls his best days. Eric has spent the past eight years inspiring others to overcome seeming insurmountable odds. He speaks to young people and advocates for others with spinal cord injuries. (Note: This event was also featured on: WCBS 880, WCBSAM, News 12 New Jersey,Asbury Park Press, Fios 1 News,WMBC-TV. The Record, MyCentralJersey.com, and Daily Record .)

Industry Magazine (July/August 2018) Tandem Solutions: A local health network marks advances in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, including combining traditional dermatology with radiation oncology(Online Version)

Riverview Medical Center’s Priti Patel, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at Riverview Medical Center and Kenneth Grossman, M.D., a dermatologist affiliated with Riverview Medical Center, discuss the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.


Holmdel Patch (7/20)
Don’t Invite Back Pain on Your Vacation

Howard Eisenbrock, D.O., a neurosurgeon affiliated with Bayshore Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center, offers tips to avoid back pain while traveling this summer.


NJBIZ (7/16)
HMH opens wellness center

Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine program opened a new location at Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge on June 26. The center provides nutritional consultations, acupuncture and psychology consultations that focus on all aspects of health and wellness. Integrative health and medicine focuses on the health and well-being of the whole person — mind, body and spirit.


The SandPaper (7/18)
Therapy Dog Charms Hospital Donors

The real star of the Southern Ocean Medical Center Donor Appreciation Reception was Dakota, a Golden Retriever therapy dog who made a grand appearance with his owners Bob and Rosemary DeSalvo and stole the hearts of donors, leaders and team members alike attending the July 12 event. 


The SandPaper (7/18)
Stafford Township Girl Scout Troops Deliver Jared Boxes to Hospitals

Stafford Township Girl Scouts Troops 29 and 495 worked together to use their cookie money to give back to the community by filling Jared boxes with hundreds of items for boys and girls. 30 boxes were to Southern Ocean Medical Center on June 30. 


Holmdel Patch (7/20)
Don’t Invite Back Pain on Your Vacation

Howard Eisenbrock, D.O., a neurosurgeon affiliated with Bayshore Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center, offers tips to avoid back pain while traveling this summer.

Red Bank Patch (5/24) Riverview Medical Center Earns Re-Accreditation by the American College of Radiology for Ultrasound and Computed Tomography

Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, has again been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) as a result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness, injury or other medical problems. CT scanning – sometimes called CAT scanning – is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

Two River Times (5/24) Savor Summer Safely

After a long, cold winter, summer is finally around the corner and people are starting to take advantage of the warmer weather by spending more time outdoors. A change in season brings a whole new set of cautions to keep in mind so that you don’t spend the first warm weather days laid up from illness or injury.

Two River Times (5/3) Demystifying Mammography

Bokran Won, M.D., medical director of the Women’s Centers at Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center, wants to help demystify mammography guidelines for women so that all women can take control of their health.


Cardiologist Dr. Brett Sealove & dietitian Annie Zappulla explain why good nutrition can reduce risk of heart disease, blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. A cooking demo learning kitchen in Hazlet offered samples.

NJ Residents learn how to cook heart healthy.


Dr. Verda Hicks and Dr. Amy Eschinger talk about women’s health, expertise and resources in Monmouth County, and how local communities are bringing attention to prevention and wellness.

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New Jersey hospital launches Digestive Care Center in ASC

Beckers

March 16, 2018

Outpatient Surgery Magazine (February 2018) What’s New in Upper GI

Subha Sundararajan, M.D., medical director of interventional endoscopy at Riverview Medical Center, discusses a single gastric balloon weight loss device.

Red Bank Patch (3/7) Shovel with Care

Spring may be around the corner, but winter isn’t over yet.  Javier Soares Velez, M.D., physiatrist at Bayshore Medical Center, offers tips to prevent injury while shoveling snow.

Red Bank/Shrewsbury Patch (2/15) Riverview Medical Center Welcomes Betsy Greenleaf, D.O., Female Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgeon

Riverview Medical Center is pleased to welcome Betsy Greenleaf, D.O., FACOOG, female pelvic health and reconstructive surgeon, to the medical staff. (This article was also included on TapInto Holmdel & Colts Neck.)

Two River Times (2/5) Achoo! It’s the Flu Again

Nasir M. Ahmad, M.D., infectious disease physician at Riverview Medical Center, talks flu.

TapInto Colts Neck & Holmdel (1/30) Do you Feel SAD in Winter?
Eric Alcera, M.D., medical director of Behavioral Health at Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center, shares information, signs and treatment options for Seasonal Affective Disorder. (This article was also included in Red Bank/Shrewsbury Patch.)

Two River Times (2/1) RMC Recognized for Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers at Work
The New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition has selected Riverview Medical Center as a “NJ Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite.” (This story was also covered by CentralJersey.com.)

Two River Times (2/1/) Get Heart Smart for Heart Month
Aristotelis Vlahos, M.D., cardiologist and medical director of the catherization lab at Riverview Medical Center, shares heart attack symptoms and signs to generate awareness for American Heart Month.

Two River Times (2/1) Achoo – It’s the Flu Again
Nasir Ahmad, M.D., infectious disease physician at Riverview Medical Center contributes helpful information about combatting the flu.

CentralJersey.com (12/5) Scott MacIntyre shares secrets of success
Representatives from Jersey Shore University Medical Center participated in a special event featuring Scott MacIntyre, the first blind finalists on season 8 of American Idol in 2009. Dr. Stacy Doumas, vice chair of education and residency program director for the Department of Psychiatry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, spoke about the triumphing adversity, and the Booker Health Sciences Library at medical center was one of several departments showcasing their resources for the public.

Burlington County Times (12/3) Luke’s legacy
Andre Thomas was just 30 years old and suffering through kidney failure when he received a kidney from a donor. The Mount Laurel man received the kidney from Luke Bautista, a 15 year old from Wall who died in a household accident in May 2016. Thomas participated in a special presentation at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, unveiling a floragraph of Luke, which will appear on an organ donation sponsored float in the Rose Parade in California on January 1.

NJ 101.5 (12/2) Join Craig Allen at iPlay America for the Kid’s Health Fair tomorrow
Listeners were encouraged to head to iPlay America on December 3, where team members from K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital participated in a Kid’s Holiday and Health Fair to share information about pediatric services at the medical center.

90.5 WBJB (12/5) Give a Smile Toy Drive
A toy drive to benefit K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center is now underway. The effort is organized by Shore Children’s Dental Care as a way for the community to give gifts and holiday cheer to families and children spending time at the hospital. It supports the palliative care program and services offered by the Child Life team at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

NorthJersey.com/The Record/ AP (12/5) Hackensack Meridian Health Brand Backdrop for major Giants Announcement
John Mara, owner of the NY Giants, held a press conference in East Rutherford to announce the firing of coach Ben McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese –in front of a background featuring the Hackensack Meridian Health brand. The photo ran on major news broadcasts and in many papers as well as the AP.

Becker’s Hospital Review (12/5) Garrett and Lloyd named Non-Profit CEOs to Know in 2017
Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEOs Robert C. Garrett and John K. Lloyd are included in Becker’s Hospital Review’s 183 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know in 2017.

Becker’s Hospital Review (12/7) Welcome Dr. David Reis
Hackensack Meridian Health Names David Reis, Ph.D. with more than 20 years of experience in health care IT, to serve as executive vice president and chief information officer.

NJBIZ (12/6)  Hackensack Meridian Health signs onto novel cloud-based platform
Hackensack Meridian Health and Brighton Health Solutions Create offer an accountable care organization which is designed to provide patients with high-quality, cost efficient health care. It will be offered to New Jersey residents who are members of corporate, government or labor-sponsored health care plans. Those members can now price out and choose Hackensack Meridian Health or another ACO as its exclusive health care provider. Signing on Hackensack Meridian Health gives Brighton's customers significant access to care in New Jersey, with 6,000 doctors across 13 hospitals, 140 ambulatory care centers and the John Theurer Cancer Center.

(12/4) NJ Spotlight Innovation at Hackensack Meridian Health Transforming Health Care
The network’s collaboration with NJII is featured in a story on innovation in health care in New Jersey and builds anticipation for which entrepreneur will win the first round of “Bear’s Den.’’ Andrew Pecora, M.D. chief innovation officer and president of Physician Services at Hackensack Meridian Health,  touts the network’s role as “an incredible incubator.’’

GreenBiz.com (12/05) Diagnosing chemical footprints in pediatric health care
The list of companies investing in chemical footprinting is on the rise. Now, concerned with the vulnerability of pediatric patients to exposure from hazardous chemicals, health care providers are scrutinizing the chemicals contained in the products they use on a daily basis. Beginning in the early 2000s, many health care organizations including Dignity Health moved to eliminate DEHP phthalate from medical supplies. With chemical footprint data in hand, health care organizations can engage suppliers in searching for alternatives that use inherently safer chemicals and have a baseline for measuring their progress in reducing their footprint. As Kyle Tafuri, director of sustainability at Hackensack-Meridian Health, explained, “Having chemical footprint data reveals where CoHCs are in products, which in turn helps us make better purchasing decisions that advance our mission of health.”

Asbury Park Press (12/4) Ditch dairy with these alternative ‘milks’
More health-conscious consumers are moving away from dairy and considering new milk-like alternatives. Stephanie Macaluso, a doctor of clinical nuturition and registered dietitian at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, recommends one percent or skim milk when choosing cows’ milk. Milk with higher levels of saturated fat can be detrimental to cardiovascular health. When considering other alternatives, she advises to be aware of sugar content and the amount of protein that each contains.

 TAPinto.net (12/7) Mixed, Mingled, Jingled: Hope for Children Foundation Annual Fundraising Event at Holmdel’s Bell Works is a Great Success
More than 550 guests attended a fundraiser that is focused on making a positive difference in the community by helping children in need and their families. The event honored Phyllis and Carmine Visone of Holmdel with the Humanitarian Service Award for their efforts to support many organizations, including their fight against neuromuscular disease with a special fundraiser to benefit Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s ALS clinic.

 APP.com (12/4) - Riverview Medical Center welcomes Habib Khan, M.D., vascular surgeon
Riverview Medical Center is pleased to welcome vascular surgeon, Habib Khan, M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Khan specializes in vascular surgery, especially minimally invasive vascular surgery, and joined the Hackensack Meridian Health Cardiovascular Network in August 2015, practicing at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ and Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ, where he was named Physician of the Year in 2017. (The story was also featured on Patch.com.)

Red Hot Magazine (November/December) Easing Joint Pain in Winter
Steven Lisser, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and president of the Riverview medical staff, offers tips to help people soothe joint pain during the cold winter months.

CentralJersey.com (12/1) - Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Appoints Rebecca Graboso as Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive
Riverview Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Graboso, DNP, RN, RNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN as vice president, chief nurse executive. (The story was also featured in Becker’s Hospital Review.)

Two River Times (12/7) Riverview Launches Y-90 Radioembolization Outpatient Tumor Treatment
Riverview Medical Center now offers Y-90 radioembolization, an innovative and minimally invasive method to treat patients with primary liver cancer or metastatic colon cancer who are not surgical candidates.

Patch.com (12/8) - Dr. Harry Swartz Retires from Riverview
After nearly 60 years of service to Riverview Medical Center and the community, Dr. Harry Swartz retires.

Patch.com (12/6) Bayshore Welcomes Muhammad Abbas, M.D., Psychiatrist
Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ is pleased to welcome board certified psychiatrist Muhammad Abbas, M.D., to the medical staff. (The story was also featured on APP.com and TapInto.Net.)

Heredity and Disease (12/7) Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center now offers MRI/ultrasound fusion biopsy
Bayshore Medical Center is proud to announce that it has expanded services to include targeted MRI ultrasound for prostate biopsy. The procedure utilizes both ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging to allow for better targeting within the prostate, enabling cancerous cells to be more easily detected.

Two River Times (12/7) Nurses Lend a Helping Hand to Hurricane Victims (Page 2)
Three Emergency Department nurses from Bayshore Medical Center spent 15 days in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands offering their assistance in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The Gift of Time
News 12
11/17/2017

10 Ways to Not Overeat This Holiday Season
Asbury Park Press
11/17/2017

The Star Ledger, NJ.Com (11/10) Jose Lozano accompanies Gov.-elect Phil Murphy to first visit with Gov. Christie after election

Hackensack Meridian Health Vice President and Chief of Staff Jose Lozano heads Gov.-elect Phil Murphy’s transition team and accompanies the next governor to his first post-election meeting with Gov. Christie.

 

Associated Press (11/9) Gov.-elect Phil Murphy selects Jose Lozano to head transition team

Hackensack Meridian Health chief of staff and vice-president Jose Lozano was tapped for major job of selecting the cabinet for New Jersey’s next governor, Phil Murphy. This AP story out of Trenton ran from coast to coast. Lozano is known in the New Jersey business community for his efforts to help Hackensack University Health Network merge with Meridian Health in the summer of 2016. The merger created the state’s second-largest health system.  Lozano received two national honors in 2017.  He was one of just 15 people nationally to earn Modern Healthcare’s Up and Comers award.  In addition, he was named one of 60 rising stars in the health care industry nationally by Becker’s Hospital Review. All honorees were under the age of 40.  (Note: This announcement was also featured on News 12 New Jersey, NJ101.5, Star-Ledger, ROI, Seattle Times, LA Times and the Washington Times among others. )

 

myCentralJersey.com (11/9) Georgian Court University Board of Trustees

The Lakewood-based university has appointed new members of the governing board. David Kountz, M.D., vice president of Academic Affairs for Jersey Shore University Medical Center and co-chief academic officer for Hackensack Meridian Health, was appointed as a new trustee. He is a graduate of Georgian Court University’s MBA program.

 

APP.com (11/9) – Riverview Medical Center welcomes Dara Fedele, M.D., diagnostic radiologist

Riverview Medical Center is pleased to welcome diagnostic radiologist, Dara Fedele, M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Fedele specializes in breast diagnostic imaging and joins the team of radiologists under Bokran Won, M.D., medical director of the Women’s Centers at Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ.

 

myCentralJersey.com (11/7) Asthma program aims to stop attacks before they start by identifying triggers in the home

Barbara Cirella, program director of the COACH (Community Outreach for Asthma Care and Health) Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, discusses the pilot program that aims to reach the poorest of New Jersey’s children and their families who are dealing with asthma. The hospital is one of four sites funded by a private philanthropic organization, where health workers visit homes to reinforce doctors’ instructions about using inhalers and spacers. They also help to identify common asthma triggers, such as cigarette smoke, dust mites, dust and mold, and teach ways to eliminate them. (Also featured in PharmacyChoice.com, Daily Record and The Record.)

 

Infectious Disease News (11/7) AAP emphasizes personal hygiene to curb youth sports-related infections

Pediatricians are encouraged to screen youth athletes for skin conditions and infections that could be transmitted to their teammates, and dispense cautionary advice regarding proper personal hygiene and sanitary sporting equipment. Stephen Rice, M.D., from Jersey Shore University Medical Center, contributed to the article and stresses the importance of educating athletes, coaches and parents on this important health topic.

 

APP.com (11/7) - Riverview Medical Center offers surgical clinic for community members

Riverview Medical Center now offers specialized surgical services for specific conditions to community members with Medicaid, Charity Care, Horizon NJ Health and United Health Care Family plans. (This story was also featured on Patch.com.)

 

APP.com (11/7) - Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Brings National Effort to Improve Health and Reduce Costs to Red Bank

As research increasingly links environmental factors with chronic disease, Riverview Medical Center has enrolled in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a national campaign that supports hospitals in accelerating the greening of health care and reducing environmental impact. (This story was also featured on Patch.com.)

 

CentralJersey.com. (11/7) Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO John K. Lloyd honored by Monmouth University

John K. Lloyd received the Maurice Pollack Award for Distinguished Community Service at the annual Founder’s Day ceremony for promoting quality health care for 45 years.

 

The Times (Trenton) 11/6 Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Among the Safest in NJ

Bayshore Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center receive highest grades from The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit group created to improve safety in the nation’s hospitals.

 

Becker’s Hospital Review (11/6) MACRA panel recommends 2-physician focused payment models to HHS: 6 things to know

A committee of experts on physician-focused payment models recommended two new programs to HHS on Oct. 20 to potentially become future Alternative Payment Models under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. The second model recommended by the committee was a bundled payment model for cancer patients, called the Oncology Bundled Payment Program using CNA-Guided Care. It was submitted by Hackensack Meridian Health and Cota, a precision analytics company.

 

NJBIZ (11/6) Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEOs featured on cover of NJBIZ in exclusive interview

Robert C. Garrett and John K. Lloyd lay out the path forward for the health care industry and detail multiple network successes including a historic partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the launch of medical school with Seton Hall University next year.

 

Two River Times (11/2) Jersey Shore University Medical Center Named Top Nurse Employer in New Jersey

Nurse.org, the web’s leading career site for nurses, has recognized Jersey Shore University Medical Center as one of the top hospitals for nurses to work for in New Jersey.

 

Two River Times (11/2) Fall into Good Sleep Patterns as the Clocks Fall Back

Adrian Pristas, corporate medical director, Center for Sleep Medicine, shares helpful tricks to help you get a good night’s sleep, along with the side effects a lack of sleep can have on the body.

 

Two River Times (11/2) Grand Reopening of Teaching Kitchen to Promote Nutrition, Healthy Eating

Riverview Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Kelli O’Brien and Bayshore Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Regina Foley celebrate the grand re-opening of the Teaching Kitchen in Hazlet with a cooking demonstration led by Laura Garrett, RD.

 

Two River Times (11/2) Children’s Hospital Rooftop Gets a New Look

An ongoing art project is making the view of pediatric patients at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital a little more enjoyable. Local artist Lucy Kalian is spearheading a creative rooftop painting project to brighten the views and spirits of pediatric patients.

 

App.com (11/2) Riverview Medical Center Launches Y-90 Radioembolization Tumor Treatment

Riverview Medical Center is pleased to announce that it now offers Y-90 radioembolization, an innovative and minimally invasive method to treat liver tumors without surgery. It is used to treat patients with primary liver cancer or metastatic colon cancer who are not surgical candidates, and is beneficial because it directly targets the tumor, helping to minimize radiation damage to healthy surrounding tissue.

 

Two River Times (11/2) Centers for Wound Healing at Hackensack Meridian Health Garner Awards

Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center received a Center of Excellence award and have been named Centers of Distinction by Healogics, Inc. The centers demonstrated excellence in key performance areas, including patient satisfaction, healing rate, and healing time.

 

Trenton Monitor (10/31) Chaplains honored during Pastoral Care Week

More than 20 chaplains of all faiths gathered for a luncheon given in appreciation for the work they do in hospitals and prisons across the Dioceses of Trenton’s four counties. Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s chaplain was in attendance.

 

Becker’s Hospital Review (10/31) 17 RCM service expansions in October

Parsippany, NJ-based revenue cycle management company, Med-Metrix, Edison, NJ-based Hackensack Meridian Health and Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health’s New Jersey hospitals are coming together for a joint venture called Medi-Centrix.

 

cms.centraljersey.com (10/31) American idol star to speak about vision loss, kidney transplant

Born blind, former American Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre will share his three secrets to living a fulfilling life amidst adversity at Hackensack Meridian Health’s Mitchell Vassar Vision Awareness Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 30 at the Grand Marquis, 1550 Route 9, Old Bridge.

 

Star Ledger and NJ.com (10/31) What are New Jersey's safest hospitals? Here's how they all fared in new national survey

Nearly half of New Jersey's hospitals earned an "A" in the latest national safety report measuring how effective nurses, doctors and other medical staff are in preventing infections, falls and mistakes that often make patients sicker than they arrived. New Jersey ranks 11th best in the nation — up from 15th best in April —  because 30 of the 68 hospitals that participated in the survey received the top grade, according to the Leapfrog Group's report on Tuesday. (The Leapfrog rankings were also covered by ROI, The Press of Atlantic City, 101.5.com, MyCentralJersey.com, NJSpotlight.com, Patch.com, and Asbury Park Press.)

 

NJBIZ (10/30) NJ insurers preparing to cover value-based “bundled” payments

Two of the state’s largest health insurers, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield and AmeriHealth are preparing to deliver the next evolutionary step in value-based health care – covering bundled payments. Andrew Pecora, M.D., weighs in as Hackensack Meridian Health is among several health care providers in the state considering offering bundled or upfront payment options for breast cancer patients.

 

Commerce Magazine (2017-2018) Annual Best Practices Guide

This year’s Annual Best Practices Guide showcases how companies are providing added value to their clients and, in the process, differentiating themselves from the competition. Hackensack Meridian Health’s Co-CEOs Robert C. Garrett and John K. Lloyd focus on how the network is pioneering the way medicine will be administered in the future, leading the way in innovation.

 

Hackensack Chronicle (10/27) Hackensack Meridian Health co-CEOs receive award

Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEOs John K. Lloyd and Robert C. Garrett received the Best Practices Award from the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey. More than 100 submissions were received by Commerce Magazine and a panel of experts chose the winners. They were honored for launching the Agile Strategies Lab with the New Jersey Institute for Innovation, plans to open New Jersey’s private medical school next year with Seton Hall University and the network’s commitment to the continuum of care.

 

The Record Health Quarterly (10/26) Hackensack Meridian Health and New Jersey Innovation Institute Support New Health Care Products and Strategies

Hackensack Meridian Health and the New Jersey Innovation Institute, a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, are proud to announce the opening of the Agile Strategies Lab, the first incubator of its kind for health care advances in New Jersey. The lab, located on the NJIT campus in Newark, is designed to help create and launch the next wave of problem-solving in health care through better devices, improved technology and more efficient services to provide a higher quality of care, lower costs, and an enhanced patient experience.  The concept is similar to the popular ABC reality show Shark Tank – 10 companies have already pitched ideas to a panel of experts. Innovations include a device to lower risk in common surgeries and a wearable monitor to better track patients’ vitals. Four finalists will be selected to start the process to bring the products or innovations to market.

 

The Coast Star (10/26) Third annual Autism MVP Walk set for Nov. 5

K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital is recognized as being an event sponsor for the third annual walk taking place in Manasquan.

 

The Record Health Quarterly (10/26) Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Receives Donation to Advance Multiple Myeloma Research

The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation has received a substantial donation from Celgene Corporation to advance multiple myeloma research and transformational medicine that improve patient outcomes at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. Supported by Celgene, a global biopharmaceutical leader in the discovery, development and delivery of treatment for diseases like multiple myeloma, funds will help to establish the Multiple Myeloma Institute  – a leading-edge research facility at the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine scheduled to open in 2018. (This story was also featured by TapInto.)

 

 Hospital Newspaper (10/21)  Hackensack Meridian Health Announces 2nd Annual Women ROCK Event Oct. 21 at Asbury Park Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre

Hackensack Meridian Health presents the 2nd Annual Women ROCK event Oct. 21 at the Asbury Park Convention Hall to help women of all ages enjoy a day dedicated to well-being, fun, friendship and inspiring ways to live. A major highlight included a Q & A with Bobbi Brown - the best-selling author, entrepreneur and creator of Beauty Evolution – her new lifestyle platform that celebrates confidence and wellness.

 

 Daily Journal (10/17) Scrambling for Doctors

Jersey Shore University Medical Center primary care physician Jason Nemhad, M.D. and James Clarke, M.D., vice president of primary care at Hackensack Meridian Health, share perspectives of how the network is dealing with the demand for primary care physicians, including the opening of a medical school to train and keep doctors in New Jersey.

 

Causeway Gazette (September) Issue 41

Local community publication in southern ocean county informed readers about cardiovascular disease and cardiac catheterization diagnostic testing. In addition, the editor picked up excerpts from the BAY Magazine fall issue featuring the 10-page editorial on advanced care provided at Southern Ocean Medical Center.

 

Causeway Gazette (October) Issue 42

The October issue featured various health-related topics including the introduction of uro-gynecologist, Dr. Laurie Kane and the 29th annual Women’s Health Night along with health screenings and educational seminars. A human interest story on hurricane relief for Texas and Florida provided by Southern Ocean Medical Center team members and community stakeholders was included as well.

 

Early Detection and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer and Prostate Cancer Saves Lives
Commerce Magazine (September, page 15)

Adnan Danish, M.D., medical director of Radiation Oncology at Riverview Medical Center, offers information about prostate treatment options available at Riverview.

NJ police officers help deliver baby girl for panicking parents
PIX11 (9/7)

New parents, Christine and Philip got the surprise of their lives when their second child couldn’t wait to join the family! Little Olivia was born in the Hazlet Police Department parking lot and transferred to Riverview Medical Center, where mom and baby were found to be in perfect health.

TapInto.net (9/1)
Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center Welcome Evgeniya Sokolovskaya, D.O., M.D., Diagnostic Radiologist

Riverview Medical Center welcomes diagnostic radiologist, Evgeniya Sokolovskaya, D.O., M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Sokolovskaya specializes in body and breast diagnostic imaging and joins the Women's Center.

Three NJ Hospitals Win National Acclaim
August 9, 2017

Hackensack University Medical Center, Morristown Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick are once again the first, second and third-best ranked hospitals in New Jersey, according to the U.S. News and World Report's annual ratings announced on Tuesday.

Two River Times (8/3)
Blood Drives Scheduled for August

A blood drive will be taking place at Riverview Medical Center on August 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Rechnitz Conference Center.

Two River Times (8/3)
Remembering the Bite; Patients May Not Recall a Tick Bite

Riverview Medical Center infectious disease physicians, Nasir Ahmad, M.D., part of Meridian Medical Group, offers insight into tick bites and Lyme disease.

The Journal Publication (August)
Donate Blood on Tuesday, August 22 with Riverview Medical Center

Riverview Medical Center will be hosting a blood drive on August 28. Members of the community are invited to take part to help save a life.

Two River Times (7/13)
Women's Heart Fund Held Heart of Rock and Roll Cocktail Reception

The Women's Heart Fund raises money for women's health and recently held a Heart of Rock and Roll Reception to support construction of the new Women's Wellness Center at the HOPE Tower at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Manasquan-Belmar Patch (7/12)
Don't Let Cancer Get Under Your Skin

Susan Greenberg, M.D., an oncologist practicing at Riverview Medical Center, offers tips to reduce risk for melanoma. According to The American Cancer Society, each year there are more cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined.

Becker's (6/20): Riverview Medical Center 1st New Jersey hospital to earn The Joint Commission advanced total hip, knee replacement certification: 4 highlights

The Joint Commission awarded Red Bank, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center with the Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

APP.com (6/20): Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center awarded advanced certification for total hip and total knee replacement from The Joint Commission

Riverview Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to earn The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.

John Lloyd, co-chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health, offers advice to college graduates
Asbury Park Press (6/8)
John Lloyd, co-chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health, graduated from Princeton University with a degree in religion. But he helped build one of New Jersey's biggest health care networks by being a good listener, surrounding himself with qualified people and, even at 71 years old, continuing to learn.

New medical study finds just one alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk
WOBM (6/7)
Debra Camal, M.D., medical director for breast surgery at Riverview Medical Center, explains the results of a new study tying the consumption of alcohol to an increased rate of breast cancer.

Sansone Foundation gives $500,000 to Riverview Medical Center
Monmouth Journal (5/12)
Riverview Medical Center added a third tomosynthesis breast imaging machine thanks to a $500,000 pledge from the Sansone Foundation, founded by Enilda and Paul Sansone Sr. of Rumson.

Riverview Medical Center Welcomes More 3D Mammography
Two River Times (5/4)
Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center added a third tomosynthesis breast imaging machine in April 2017 thanks to a $500,000 pledge from the Sansone Foundation, founded by Enilda and Paul Sansone Sr. of Rumson. 

Paint the Town Pink Makes Moves and Pinks On
Two River Times (5/4)
Throughout the month of May, 75 towns throughout New Jersey have been participating in Hackensack Meridian Health's eleventh annual Paint the Town Pink initiative, which helps to raise awareness about the importance of mammography and women's health.

A Savvy New Way to Target Breast Tumors
Red Hot Red Bank (May)

Debra Camal, M.D., medical director for breast surgery at Riverview Medical Center, talks about how innovative technology is advancing treatments for women with breast cancer. 

Riverview Medical Center Receives A Grade for Patient Safety
April 15, 2017
Red Bank Patch

Cautionary tale of the heart: Mom survives cardiac scare
Asbury Park Press
February 14, 2017

Memorial Sloan Kettering and Hackensack Meridian team up to fight cancer in NJ and beyond
December 15, 2016
Becker's Hospital Review

Powerful pairing could boost NJ's cancer care
December 15, 2016
NorthJersey.com

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Hackensack Meridian Health to partner on expansion of cancer research, treatment
December 15, 2016
Health Care Finance

135 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know in 2016
Nov. 16, 2016
Becker's Hospital Review


Best Hospital IT 2016: Hackensack Meridian engages patients before they arrive and stays with them through the journey

November 2, 2016
Healthcare IT News

Pricey EpiPens Put Pressure On Consumers
September 12, 2016
Two River Times

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility at Riverview Medical Center Again Receives Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
May 4, 2016
Newswise

Riverview almost done with $30M cancer facility
March 24, 2016
Asbury Park Press