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Hackensack Meridian Health’s Chief Clinical Officer Honored With Excellence in Health Care Award

OB/GYN

Thomas J. Bader, M.D., MBA, senior vice president & chief clinical officer at Hackensack Meridian Health, recently received UHF’s 2022 Excellence in Health Care Award. He was one of 73 leaders from 68 health care organizations in the metropolitan region

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May Buprenorphine Newsletter

Behavioral Health

Check out Hackensack Meridian Health’s latest Buprenorphine Newsletter. Created by the HMH Post Acute Opioid Task Force in partnership with Population Health and the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, this monthly newsletter serves up what you need to know and the resources available

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Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Physicians Present Research at International Conference

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteRehabilitation & Post-Acute

What you need to know Sara Cuccurullo, M.D., vice president and medical director of JFK Johnson, and Talya Fleming, M.D., medical director of the JFK Johnson Stroke Recovery and Aftercare Program, were keynote speakers at the John Hopkins Medicine conference,

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New Antivirus Software To Be Installed On All Computers May 23 Through July 31

All LocationsAll Specialties

HMH is moving away from Cylance Protect and deploying SentinelOne as the new antivirus standard. SentinelOne, a next generation antivirus software, will be installed on all HMH computers to prevent, detect, neutralize and remove malware found on computer devices, networks, and

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Hackensack Meridian Health and Summit Health Expand Access to Care for Patients

Behavioral HealthCardiologyHackensack University Medical CenterNeurologyUrology

What You Need to Know Hackensack Meridian Health and Summit Health have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) that will expand access to care for communities across Northern New Jersey. Through this new collaboration, Summit Health physicians will treat patients

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New Report Published Compares Hemodynamics of Cardiac Shock in COVID-19 Patients

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

What You Need to Know A new report by cardiologists from the Heart & Vascular Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center that compares the hemodynamics of cardiac shock in patients with COVID-19 during the first versus the second wave of

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Study Shows Breast Cancer Survivors and Healthy Controls Had Similar Sleep Disturbances

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What You Need to Know Investigators from Hackensack Meridian John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) collaborated on a new study published in the journal Cancer Medicine. Led by researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Results from the Thinking and Living

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Take the Well-Being Index

All LocationsAll Specialties

Your well-being as a clinician is vital to a patient’s outcome. HMH recognizes the pandemic has introduced incredible stress into the lives of our physicians. This is why HMH has launched the Well-Being Index. What is the Well-Being Index This validated

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Attend HMHP Q2 2022 Regional Pod Meeting

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Partners

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health Partners (HMHP) created a network pod structure to facilitate the exchange of data and information from the HMHP Board and its committees to our network clinicians. Due to the recent developments with

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Eight Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Receive ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades 

All SpecialtiesBayshore Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean University Medical CenterPalisades Medical CenterPascack Valley Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

What You Need to Know Eight of Hackensack Meridian Health‘s hospitals received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022, including: Bayshore Medical Center Jersey Shore University Medical Center Ocean University Medical Center Old Bridge Medical Center Palisades Medical

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HMH Cardiologists Perform a First at Hackensack University Medical Center

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Cardiologists from the Structural and Congenital Heart Center and Cardiac Surgeons at Hackensack University Medical Center/Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine have reported what is believed to be the very first patient with heart failure and

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Network-Wide System Downtime on June 5

All LocationsAll Specialties

All network traffic, including email, internet access and any third-party applications that require Internet access, will be unavailable from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2022. The downtime will test the network’s “Airplane Mode” that in the

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Hackensack Meridian Health Seeks Disruptive Health Solutions through NJ Innovation Challenge

All LocationsAll Specialties

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health is launching a New Jersey Innovation Challenge to foster innovation and disruptive solutions from New Jersey companies.  The goal is to add to the network’s comprehensive strategies to continuously improve the patient

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JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Publishes New Research

CardiologyJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteRehabilitation & Post-Acute

What you need to know JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute has published a study based on its latest research from the ongoing Stroke-HEARTTM Trials. The findings have the potential to change the future of stroke care.  The new research published in

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Project HEAL Receives $500,000 Grant

All SpecialtiesJersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Project HEAL, a hospital-based violence intervention program based at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, received a $500,000 grant to expand services in the successful multi-disciplined program to address community, domestic, and gang-related violence. The grant

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Cancer Researcher and Physician Team Up to Fight Kidney Cancer Through Department of Defense Grant

Hackensack University Medical CenterOncologyUrology

Benjamin Tycko, M.D., Ph.D., a scientist and member of the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI), has teamed up with Michael Stifelman, M.D., chair of the Department of Urology at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center and inaugural

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Taya Glotzer, M.D. Receives the American Heart Association’s 2022 Researcher of the Year Award

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center’s Taya Glotzer, M.D., Medical Director EP Research, recently received the American Heart Association’s 2022 Researcher of the Year award. The Researcher of the Year Award is given to a researcher who is performing cutting edge research

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Aditya Mehra, M.D. Co-Authors Newly Published COVID-19 Analysis

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

Aditya Mehra, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, a cardiologist at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, co-authored a newly published analysis in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology1. It analyzed hospitalized patients with both STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) and COVID-19 infection,

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Lumedx/Apollo Cardiology PACS 4-hour Downtime Scheduled on Tuesday, May 3

All SpecialtiesBayshore Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean University Medical CenterRiverview Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

An upgrade to the Lumedx/Apollo PACS needs to be installed. This will affect the following locations: Bayshore Medical Center Jersey Shore University Medical Center Ocean University Medical Center  Riverview Medical Center Southern Ocean Medical Center Lumedx/Apollo PACS will be unavailable

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HMHP Earns Highest Level of NCQA Case Management Accreditation

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Partners

What you need to know The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded Hackensack Meridian Health Partners (HMHP) its highest level of case management accreditation status. HMHP is the only organization in New Jersey and one of 49 in

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Euro Lloyd No Longer Booking Conferences on Behalf of Team Members

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

Euro Lloyd will no longer book conferences on behalf of team members.    Booking regular travel (flights, trains, car service, etc.) and lodging will continue to remain through Euro Lloyd. Once a budgeted and approved travel authorization has been obtained, team

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Workplace Violence Screen Updates in ONElink

All SpecialtiesBayshore Medical CenterCarrier ClinicHackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupHackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean University Medical CenterPalisades Medical CenterPascack Valley Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical CenterShore Rehabilitation InstituteSouthern Ocean Medical Center

What you need to know As of Tuesday, April 26, ONElink has been updated to enable clinicians to easily report suspicious, threatening, or violent behavior. The update includes: ALL Workplace Violence Events are to be entered into the Workplace Violence

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IT transforming to Digital Technology Services on May 2

All LocationsAll Specialties

Under the Reimaging HMH Program, the network seeks to transform services in order to deliver higher quality solutions to our patients, team members and the diverse communities we serve. Using these guiding principles, Digital Technology Services will be the new

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JFK University Medical Center Now Offers CAT Scanner at the Bedside

JFK Medical CenterNeurology

What you need to know JFK University Medical Center now offers CT scans of the head for critically ill patients directly in the patient’s room with NeuroLogica’s next generation multi-slice, small bore, mobile OmniTom® Elite, that delivers point-of-care CT imaging.

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CDI Laboratory Secures NIH Funding for Thymus Immunotherapy Research

Oncology

What you need to know A new grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute will fund a physician-scientist from the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) to investigate ways to harness the body’s

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John Theurer Cancer Center expands to HOPE Tower

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know John Theurer Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, is expanding to HOPE Tower at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. John Theurer Cancer Center at HOPE Tower now provides leukemia and

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K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital to Provide Pediatric Patients Access to Cancer Treatment Trials

K. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

What you need to know K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center has been granted Affiliate status to the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), giving K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital patients and their families access to the latest clinical

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Pediatric Subspecialty Services Now Available at JFK University Medical Center

JFK Medical CenterPediatrics

Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health has added pediatric subspecialty care at JFK University Medical Center. The new practice is located on the third floor of 102 James Street and provides care in a range of pediatric services, including: Adolescent Medicine ENT/otolaryngology Endocrinology

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Hackensack University Medical Center Offering New Genetic Screening for Pancreatic Cancer

Hackensack University Medical CenterOncology

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center has launched an innovative surveillance program that screens individuals who are at high-risk for developing familial or hereditary pancreatic cancer. This new initiative is the first of its kind in New Jersey.

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Ocean University Medical Center Heart & Vascular Center Construction Underway

CardiologyOcean University Medical Center

What you need to know Ocean University Medical Center has resumed construction of the new Heart & Vascular Center, a $22 million investment for the academic medical center. The plans had been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Parkinson’s Wellness Program Opens at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteRehabilitation & Post-Acute

What you need to know JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute has opened its new Parkinson’s Wellness Program. In this program, patients are admitted from their homes to participate in an individualized, multidisciplinary and targeted two-week inpatient rehabilitation program that helps them

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John Theurer Cancer Center Investigators Confirm that Preserved Stem Cells Are Safe and Effective for Multiple Myeloma Treatment Up to 20 Years Later

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know Investigators from Hackensack University Medical Center’s John Theurer Cancer Center confirmed that cryopreserved stem cells collected before a first stem cell transplant to treat multiple myeloma are just as viable and potent for use in

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John Theurer Cancer Center Treats First Patient in U.S. with Investigational New Treatment for Brain Cancer

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center has treated the first patient in the country with DSP-0390, an investigational new drug for relapsed glioblastoma (GBM) and other anaplastic gliomas.  DSP-0390, an investigational new

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Neuroscience Spring 2022 Newsletter

Neurology

As winter 2022 comes to a close, the Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute team is reflecting on the past year’s opportunities, innovations, and accomplishments and looking forward to an exciting, bright future. In 2021, Hackensack Meridian Health made significant investments in

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Raritan Bay Medical Center Opens Satellite Outpatient Rehabilitation in East Brunswick

Raritan Bay Medical CenterRehabilitation & Post-Acute

What you need to know Raritan Bay Medical Center opened its satellite location, Hackensack Meridian Outpatient Rehabilitation in East Brunswick, N.J. This facility was formally in Matawan, NJ and has relocated to East Brunswick, NJ. The East Brunswick outpatient rehabilitation

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Welcomes Dr. Roshani Patel as Medical Director of Breast Surgery

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOncology

Jersey Shore University Medical Center welcomes Roshani Patel, M.D., FACS, as medical director for breast surgery, part of Hackensack Meridian Health Cancer Care. With more than 10 years of experience as a board-certified breast surgical oncologist, Dr. Patel specializes in

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Hackensack University Medical Center First in NJ to Use New Transplant Technology

Hackensack University Medical CenterUrology

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) is the first center in New Jersey and the second in the world to use an imaging technology before surgery to assess living donor kidneys more precisely and comprehensively than

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Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Pediatric Neurosurgeon Performs First Endoscopic-Assisted Corpus Callosotomy Surgery to Treat Epilepsy

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalPediatrics

Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health pediatric neurosurgeon Luke Tomycz, M.D., FAANS, working with Dr. Robert Goodman, M.D., PhD, performed the first endoscopic-assisted corpus callosotomy surgery done at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital to treat a nine-year-old patient with epilepsy. Traditional corpus

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Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Welcomes Pediatric Executive Team Members

Pediatrics

Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health welcomes Trisha Farmer, MSN, RN, CNS, as vice president of Children’s Care Transformation Services, and Alexis Kowalski, MPH, as regional director of Pediatrics and Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. About Trisha Farmer, MSN, RN, CNS Since

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John Theurer Cancer Center Investigators Publish Research on New Treatment Option for Large B-Cell Lymphoma 

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center investigators co-authored a publication in the New England Journal of Medicine that will change the paradigm in managing aggressive lymphoma who failed standard therapy.   The

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Best Hospital Voting is Open

All LocationsAll Specialties

U.S. News & World Report voting is open. Don’t miss the chance to vote! You should have received an email from Doximity with an invitation to vote. To ensure you receive future invitations, update your email address in Doximity to your @hmhn.org email.

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Breaking Barriers with Dr. Marian Vandyck-Acquah

CardiologyHackensack University Medical CenterSchool of Medicine

Women have historically been underrepresented in the nation’s physician workforce, varying by race, socioeconomic status and geography. According to data released by the Association of American Medical Colleges in February of 2021, more women are becoming physicians – representing 36.3

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Hackensack University Medical Center Welcomes Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist

DentistryHackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center is proud to welcome Shahid R. Aziz, DMD, M.D., FACS, FRCSEd, as division director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Aziz helped cut the ribbon and open the hospital’s new Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center which

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Long COVID-19 Syndrome Patients Invited to Participate in Treatment Study at Hackensack University Medical Center

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Hospital is enrolling patients in a study to treat Long COVID-19 Syndrome.  Patients with shortness of breath, fatigue and rapid beating of the heart (tachycardia) will be treated with a specifically designed regimen

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center Among the Elite Hospitals in North America in Open Heart Surgery

CardiologyHackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center earned distinguished three-star ratings from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for their patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and

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Three Neuro-Oncology Clinical Trials Enrolling Patients

Neurology

The Brain Tumor Treatment and Rehabilitation Center at JFK University Medical Center is enrolling qualifying patients in three brain tumor/neuro-oncology clinical trials. The Center is co-located with JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute.  A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase 3 Study of Enzastaurin Added

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Southern Ocean Medical Center Adds Full-Service Diagnostic Services for Heart Disease

CardiologySouthern Ocean Medical Center

What you need to know The New Jersey Department of Health has licensed Southern Ocean Medical Center to provide diagnostic cardiac catheterization for all patients.    In May 2021, the New Jersey Department of Health enabled the state’s hospitals to

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Study Shows Adherence to Oral Medications for Metastatic Breast Cancer Is Affected by Side Effects, Cost, Patient Knowledge, and Care Team Supports

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know Investigators from John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) participated in the first study to evaluate factors that influence the ability of people with metastatic breast cancer to adhere to their prescribed regimen of oral anticancer medication.

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Raritan Bay Medical Center Begins Construction on Behavioral Health Expansion

Behavioral HealthRaritan Bay Medical Center

What you need to know Raritan Bay Medical Center has begun construction on its multimillion dollar Behavioral Health expansion.  The Raritan Bay Medical Center Behavioral Health unit will become a specialized inpatient center that will serve adults, providing both Geriatric

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John Theurer Cancer Center Participates as Leading Center in Groundbreaking Study

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) was a leading center in the DREAMseq trial, a large phase III randomized study that compared immunotherapy 1st (Ipi + Nivo) versus targeted therapies 1st (dabrafenib (and trametinib) in patients

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Awards Two Grants to HMH

Behavioral Health

What you need to know The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded Hackensack Meridian Health two grants for more than $3.2 million, enabling the network to advance behavioral health and substance use disorder care for patients in need. 

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Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Nephrologists Are Principal Investigators in Clinical Trial 

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health is the only pediatric health care network in New Jersey undertaking a new study that examines the effectiveness of a drug called sparsentan to treat rare kidney diseases in children.  Chief

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St. Joseph’s Health and Hackensack Meridian Health’s Cancer Care Affiliation

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know St. Joseph’s Health and Hackensack Meridian Health have launched a new clinical affiliation that brings expanded cancer care services to the residents of Northern New Jersey. The affiliation will provide better access to clinical trials

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JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Receives APPNA Award

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteRehabilitation & Post-Acute

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute received an award for heading the “Best Cardiac Rehabilitation Center” by the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) at their annual gala in December 2021. Dr. Iqbal Jafri, Director of the Center for

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U.S. News & World Report Names Five HMH Hospitals to 2021-22 Best Hospitals for Maternity

OB/GYN

U.S. News & World Report named five HMH hospitals to its High Performing in Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy):  Jersey Shore University Medical Center Ocean University Medical Center Pascack Valley Medical Center Raritan Bay Medical Center Riverview Medical Center These five

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John Theurer Cancer Center Investigators Present Pioneering Research at the American Society of Hematology Annual Conference

Oncology

Researchers from John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC)] will present updates on treatment advances in multiple myeloma, lymphoma, leukemia, and bone marrow transplantation at the 63rd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, to be held virtually and live

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Hackensack University Medical Center Nationally Recognized for Mitral Valve Repair Excellence

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

What You Need to Know The American Heart Association and the Mitral Foundation gave Hackensack University Medical Center the Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award for its demonstrated record of superior clinical outcomes resulting from evidence-based, guideline-directed degenerative mitral valve

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Hackensack Meridian Cardiologists Using Shockwave to Improve Heart Disease Treatment

CardiologyHackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical Center

What You Need to Know Cardiologists at Hackensack University Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center are now using Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) to treat atherosclerosis. IVL uses sonic pressure waves to create a series of microfractures to break up calcium

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CDI’s Byungwoo Ryu publishes promising paper in Molecular Cancer Research

Oncology

The secret to melanoma’s metastatic spread could be a complex natural pathway it hijacks – one which may be a therapeutic target in combination with other targeted therapies and immunotherapies, according to new research published by Hackensack Meridian Center for

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St. Joseph’s Health and HMH Affiliation Brings Advanced Rehabilitation Care To Northern New Jersey

Rehabilitation & Post-Acute

What You Need to Know St. Joseph’s Health and Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) have a new a clinical affiliation that brings the expertise of the Hackensack Meridian Johnson Rehabilitation Institute (JRI) to Northern New Jersey. JRI services will now be

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Hackensack University Medical Center Emergency Medicine Department Receives State Health Grant to Address Health Equity for COVID Prevention

Behavioral Health

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center has received a $352,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Health to address Health Equity for COVID Prevention. The funding will support a pilot study focused on COVID risk

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Welcome to Epic Secure Chat!

All LocationsAll Specialties

What you need to know As part of our ongoing efforts to improve physician communications, workflow efficiency and overall experience, we are moving off the Maestro mobile app and Practice Unite as of October 29, 2021. HMH will now exclusively use

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Physicians Core Stroke Measures Update 2021

Neurology

The Hackensack Meridian Health Stroke Committee would like to provide physicians with updates regarding all of the stroke measures. Our standards of care for Stroke are the same across all campuses and are housed within our CPOE order sets. Standardized

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Provides NJ’s Most Experienced Robotic-Assisted Deep Brain Stimulation Program

Neurology

What You Need to Know Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Neuroscience Institute recently established its comprehensive Movement Disorder Program.  The program is led by Chair of Neurosurgery, Board Certified Neurosurgeon Shabbar F. Danish, M.D., FAANS, and a multidisciplinary team of

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Hackensack Opens First Heart and Brain Center in New Jersey

CardiologyHackensack University Medical CenterNeurology

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center has established a Heart and Brain Center to evaluate and treat people with patent foramen ovale (PFO) — a small hole in the heart — who have had a stroke not

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Hackensack University Medical Center Pediatric Rheumatologist Served as Principal Investigator for Newly Published Research Study to Find Optimal Treatments for Juvenile Arthritis

Pediatrics

New clinical research published online in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology investigated three treatment approaches for a type of inflammatory arthritis in children called polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA). The study results showed improvements in pain and mobility with all

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ASC Payable List Update

General Surgery

What You Need to Know On November 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the 2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC Payment System. CMS removed 255 ASC surgeries from the ASC payable list. Click here to

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Nominate a Healthcare Hero for the Metastatic Breast Cancer Heroes Awards

Oncology

What you need to know CURE® is now accepting nominations for the inaugural Metastatic Breast Cancer Heroes™ Awards. For the inaugural celebration, CURE® will be presenting two separate awards, including the Metastatic Breast Cancer Diversity & Inclusion Hero™ award, honoring individuals who have made a significant impact

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Welcome Anthony Conte, M.D.

Bayshore Medical CenterNeurologyRiverview Medical Center

Anthony Conte, M.D., joins Hackensack Meridian Health as a neurosurgeon at JFK University Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center. Dr. Conte is fellowship-trained in complex and reconstructive spine surgery. During his residency at Georgetown, Dr. Conte received

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Tenecteplase in Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS)

All LocationsEmergency MedicineNeurology

 Alteplase (tPA) will no longer be used for AIS, but will be available for other indications. WHY THE SWITCH?  Tenecteplase was added as an option for thrombolytic therapy in AIS in the 2019 AHA Guideline Update. Tenecteplase is given as

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Hackensack Meridian Medical Group Welcomes Lauren Tennyson, M.D., Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupUrology

Hackensack Meridian Medical Group is proud to welcome Lauren Tennyson, M.D., to the Shrewsbury office. Lauren Tennyson, M.D., is a fellowship-trained urologist specializing in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Tennyson has expertise in treating a wide range of

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Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Becomes First in New Jersey to Implant Responsive Neurostimulation Device in a Pediatric Patient with Epilepsy

Hackensack University Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalNeurologyPediatrics

What you need to know Pediatric neurosurgeon Arno Fried, M.D. has implanted the first responsive neurostimulation (RNS) device in a patient to treat drug-resistant focal epilepsy. The procedure was performed at Hackensack Meridian Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack

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Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Children’s Cancer Institute Now a Member of the Prestigious Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC)

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOncologyPediatrics

What you need to know The Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI) is now a member of thePacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC.) The CCI, whose pediatric cancer program is ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report,

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Ocean Medical Center Recognized Nationally as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek

OB/GYNOcean University Medical Center

What you need to know Ocean Medical Center was named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. Ocean Medical Center is one of the three hospitals in New Jersey to have earned this distinction.  Ocean’s Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Ali Valimahomed, M.D., FAAPMR, now working out of Riverview and Bayshore

Bayshore Medical CenterPain ManagementRehabilitation & Post-AcuteRiverview Medical Center

Ali Valimahomed, M.D. FAAPMR, is an interventional pain medicine physician for adults and pediatrics and is dual board certified in pain medicine and physical medicine & rehabilitation. He completed his residency at Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Irving Medical

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Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Announces Class of 2021 Fellowship and Residency Program Graduates

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteRehabilitation & Post-Acute

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute has announced the graduates of its prestigious Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program and sub specialty fellowship programs. The highly ranked residency program trains physicians from around the nation

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Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Stephen G. Silver, M.D.

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupHackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedics

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group at Hackensack University Medical Center is proud to welcome board-certified orthopedic surgeon Stephen G. Silver, M.D. He specializes in arthroscopic treatment of sports injuries to the shoulder, elbow and knee. Dr. Silver has been responsible

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Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Recognized for National Excellence by U.S. News & World Report

OncologyPediatrics

What you need to know U.S. News & World Report, in its inaugural ranking of state and regional hospitals, has ranked the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center #1 Best Children’s Hospital in New Jersey, and

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Three HMH Rehabilitation Hospitals Unify Under the Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Name

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterOcean University Medical CenterRehabilitation & Post-AcuteRiverview Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health has unified their three rehabilitation hospitals under the Hackensack Meridian Johnson Rehabilitation Institute name to reflect the shared vision and mission to provide the highest level of rehabilitation care to patients.  Through

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John Theurer Cancer Center Patients Now Have Access to State-of-the-Art Genomic Profiling Laboratory Technology

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know Patients at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center now have access to state-of-the-art genomic profiling through a newly established on-site lab called Key Genomics. The laboratory is the result of a collaboration

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New HUMC Research Suggests Heart Attack In COVID-19 Patients Involve Less Extensive Coronary Artery Disease and Blood Clots than Seen in Heart Attack Patients without COVID-19

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Interventional cardiologists at Hackensack University Medical Center recently concluded a study that suggests that the mechanisms responsible for COVID-associated myocardial infarction (heart attack), may involve less extensive blockages of the blood vessels in the heart

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Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health to Host 38th Annual Advances in Developmental Pediatrics Conference

Pediatrics

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health will host the 38th annual Advances in Developmental Pediatrics Conference on May 24 to 26, 2021. The virtual conference will be led by a distinguished national faculty who will provide continuing

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment at Riverview

General SurgeryOncologyRiverview Medical Center

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Daniel Mansour, M.D., Thoracic Surgeon, Now Performing Surgery at Palisades

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupOncologyPalisades Medical Center

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Hung Nguyen, M.D., Now Offering Colorectal Robotic Surgery at Raritan Bay, Riverview & Bayshore

Bayshore Medical CenterGeneral SurgeryRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Opens Advanced Cardiac Cath Lab

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center opened a new cardiac catheterization laboratory in February.  It is equipped with GE Healthcare’s advanced Innova IGS 520 image-guided system, providing physicians with technology to perform a range of leading

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Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey Toasts Brian Greenwald, M.D. for his Extensive Clinical Work for Brain Injuries

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteRehabilitation & Post-Acute

In a virtual ceremony Thursday, the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ) toasted Brian Greenwald, M.D., medical director of the Center for Brain Injuries and associate medical director of JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute and his outstanding contributions to the

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Riverview Medical Center’s Radiation Oncology Program

OncologyRiverview Medical Center

Today’s radiation therapies for cancer are far more targeted and precise than ever before. Riverview Medical Center offers radiation oncology services closer to where your patients live and work. Priti Patel, M.D., medical director of Radiation Oncology, matches patients with

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Welcomes Gynecologic Oncologist Dr. Borowsky

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOncology

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently welcomed gynecologic oncologist and surgeon Mark E. Borowsky, M.D., MBA, as director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology.  Dr. Borowsky is board certified in gynecologic oncology and a fellow

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Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Pediatrician Named President-Elect of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Hackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

Katharine Clouser, M.D., FAAP, a pediatric specialist at the Hackensack Meridian Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital has been elected by her peers to serve as vice president-elect of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr.

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Ocean Medical Center Names Mina M. Fam, M.D., Medical Director of Robotics Surgery Program

General SurgeryJersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean University Medical CenterUrology

What you need to know Ocean Medical Center has named Mina M. Fam, M.D., MBA, medical director of the Center for Robotic Surgery. Dr. Fam is board certified in urology and is fellowship trained in urologic oncology. Dr. Fam specializes

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Coming Soon – New Network Policy to Keep Our Patients Safe

All LocationsGeneral Surgery

Universal Protocol Policy Changes to Keep Our Patients Safe Following a two-year process involving feedback and support from a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, a new networkwide policy will go into effect March 30, 2021 to prevent wrong side wrong site

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Anthony Cuzzola, Vice President JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Appointed Chair AMRPA Board of Directors

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterRehabilitation & Post-Acute

What you need to know The American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) has appointed Anthony Cuzzola, vice president JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute as the Chair of the AMRPA Board of Directors.  AMRPA is the national voluntary trade association representing inpatient

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Jersey Shore Named Top 100 Best Hospital for Stroke Care

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterNeurology

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center was recently recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care and received the Neurosciences Excellence Award for 2021, according to a national study by Healthgrades. This is

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Hackensack’s Heart & Vascular Hospital Welcomes Two Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialists to World-Class Team

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Two cardiothoracic surgery specialists — Elie Elmann, M.D., and Arthur Ng, M.D. — have joined Hackensack University Medical Center Cardiovascular Partners, part of the world-class team at The Heart & Vascular Hospital at Hackensack University

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Asha Iyer, M.D., Ph.D., Joins HMH’s Neurosurgery Team

Bayshore Medical CenterNeurologyRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Asha Iyer, M.D., Ph.D., specializes in complex spinal disorders with an emphasis on neck and back pain in degenerative and traumatic disorders of the spine. She takes a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to the treatment of back pain and spinal

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Nina Bhatia, M.D., FACOG Joins HMH’s Urogynecology Team

Bayshore Medical CenterOB/GYNRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Nina Bhatia, M.D., FACOG brings a unique surgical expertise to the region in the field of urogynecology. With advanced training from several prominent medical programs, she is one of the only urogynecologists in the region who is board certified and

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New Technology Provides Effective Treatment for Heart Failure Patients at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently joined Hackensack University Medical Center as the only medical centers in the tristate area to offer the world’s first heart failure neuromodulation device Barostim Neo™.  The Barostim Neo offers

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Spotlight on Pediatric Publications

Pediatrics

Check out the list below of publications from HMH pediatricians focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. AAP New Jersey Chapter. Little Changes Go a Long Way: Re-structuring Office Practices for Ensuring Patient and Staff Safety During the Coronavirus Pandemic. Valerie J.

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Qasim Husain, M.D., Publishes Articles on Orbital Surgery

Bayshore Medical CenterOtolaryngology (ENT)

Qasim Husain, M.D., otolaryngologist at Bayshore Medical Center recently published articles that explores orbital surgery and novel surgical techniques. Check out the articles below: Dr. Husain and colleagues explain the nuances of endoscopic endonasal orbital surgery. Endoscopic Endonasal Intraconal Orbit Surgery

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HMH Children’s Health Expands Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program to Include new Thrombosis Program

Hackensack University Medical CenterJFK Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOncologyPediatrics

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health has expanded their Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program and will now include a Thombosis Program Research into the prevalence of blood clots in pediatric patients who have had COVID-19 is among the work

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HMH Children’s Health Expands Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program to Include new Thrombosis Program

JFK Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalOncologyPediatrics

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health has expanded their Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program and will now include a Thombosis Program Research into the prevalence of blood clots in pediatric patients who have had COVID-19 is among the work

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Neuroscience Fall Newsletter Now Available

Neurology

A Message from the Directors As the field of neuroscience continues to evolve with exciting advancements in research, technology and treatment, Hackensack Meridian Health remains at the forefront. Our network’s three Neuroscience Institutes at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), JFK

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Valdis Lelkes, M.D., Joins Hackensack Meridian Health Orthopedic Oncology Program

Hackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterOncologyOrthopedics

Valdis Mangulis Lelkes, M.D., recently joined the Hackensack Meridian Health Orthopedic Oncology Program providing specialized expertise for treatment of bone and soft-tissue tumors at Hackensack University Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Valdis Mangulis Lelkes, M.D. is a board

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Introducing Heather Appelbaum, M.D., FACOG Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOB/GYNPediatrics

Heather Appelbaum, M.D., FACOG, recently joined Hackensack Meridian Children’s Heath as director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Appelbaum specializes in minimally invasive gynecological surgery for children and adolescents, and pediatric pelvic reconstructive

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Introducing Heather Appelbaum, M.D., FACOG Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOB/GYNPediatrics

Heather Appelbaum, M.D., FACOG, recently joined Hackensack Meridian Children’s Heath as director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Appelbaum specializes in minimally invasive gynecological surgery for children and adolescents, and pediatric pelvic reconstructive

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Wound Care at HMH Wound Center

EndocrinologyPrimary Care

Diabetes Awareness Month November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  If your patients are suffering from diabetic ulcers,  please encourage them to intervene early and seek specialized wound care for diabetic ulcers and wound healing at one of our Wound  Centers. Hackensack

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HMH Launches HMH Week on October 26

All LocationsAll Specialties

What you need to know Beginning Monday, October 26, HMH will be hosting events each night up to October 31 to celebrate and recognize our entire HMH Family HMHWeek was designed as a completely virtual event to allow team members,

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The Prescription for Patient Experience (Rx for PX)Tip for October: Developing a Culture of Collaboration and Communication

All LocationsAll Specialties

Rx for PX Tip for October is Developing a Culture of Collaboration and Communication Looking for ways to improve the overall experience you and your patient are engaging in? One model that supports this is increased collaboration and rounding conducted

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New Release Times for Lab and Test Results

All LocationsAll Specialties

What you need to know Beginning Nov. 1, 2020, patients can access most of their lab and test results via MyChart 24 hours after they are finalized, including holidays and weekends. Sensitive results, such as certain radiology, oncology and pathology

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Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy Welcomes Parul Goyal, M.D., MBA, Board Certified Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon

Otolaryngology (ENT)Raritan Bay Medical Center

Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy has added Parul Goyal, M.D., MBA, Otolaryngologist to its premier medical facility. Dr. Goyal is a board-certified ear, nose and throat surgeon who focuses on nasal, sinus and skull base surgery. Prior to joining

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James K. McCloskey II, M.D., Named Division Chief of the Division of Leukemia at JTCC

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know James K. McCloskey II, M.D., was named division chief of the division of Leukemia at John Theurer Cancer Center. Dr. McCloskey previously served as the interim chief for the Division of Leukemia and will continue

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Jersey Shore Opens Center for Advanced Skull Base Surgery

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterNeurology

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently opened the Center for Advanced Skull Base Surgery, providing treatment for adults and children with tumors and other abnormalities of the cranial base. The program’s team of specially trained

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Raritan Bay Old Bridge Opens New Inpatient Diagnostic Imaging Suite

Emergency MedicineImaging and RadiologyRaritan Bay Medical Center

What you need to know Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge recently unveiled a new inpatient diagnostic imaging suite. The new suite features larger rooms and a brand new state-of-the-art Computed Tomography (CT) scanner and X-ray machine. The new, self-contained

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Gynecologic Oncologists at JTCC Become Leaders in Robotic Gynecologic Surgery

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOB/GYNOncology

What you need to know Gynecologic oncologists at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center are leaders in the use of an innovative technique called “Firefly Fluorescence Imaging,” which enables them to select which lymph nodes need to

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MAT Waiver Training for HMH Providers

All LocationsAll Specialties

Cooper Health Care and Rowan University are offering medication assisted treatment (MAT) training for all Hackensack Meridian Health providers. The training session is being held virtually on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, from 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Training includes 9.5

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The Prescription for Patient Experience (Rx for PX)

All Specialties

Tip for September: Build Trust by Managing Up This installment of Rx for PX focuses on Managing Up, a technique used to simply create a positive impression of others before the patient or family meets them. Below we explore the

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Ocean Recognized Nationally as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek

OB/GYNOcean University Medical Center

What you need to know Ocean Medical Center was named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals.  The distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns, and their families, as verified by the 2019

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HMH is Going Google

All LocationsAll Specialties

What you need to know Going Google allows HMH to take advantage of cloud-based technology and tools which will allow us to achieve the four pillars of this project: Collaboration: Easier real-time collaboration through shared documents and communication features Consistency:

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Rosario Ligresti, M.D., FASGE, Joins Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

GastroenterologyHackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

Rosario Ligresti, M.D., FASGE, recently joined the Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group. Rosario Ligresti, M.D., is the chief of the gastroenterology division at Hackensack University Medical Center, which was recently recognized as the best hospital in New Jersey for GI treatment

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Andre Goy, M.D. Featured in OncLive Webinar

Oncology

Andre Goy, M.D., chairman, John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, was featured in a recent OncLive webinar. The webinar focused on treatment options for Relapsed/Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma as well as DLBCL Risk Assessment and Genetic

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Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy Unveils New Pediatric Care Center

Emergency MedicinePediatricsRaritan Bay Medical Center

What you need to know Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy recently unveiled its new Pediatric Care Center. The new Pediatric Care Center is specially designed to meet the emergency needs of sick and injured children while maximizing comfort, increasing

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John Theurer Cancer Center Recognized as Best Cancer Center in New Jersey

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know U.S. News & World Report has recognized John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) at Hackensack University Medical Center as the best cancer center in New Jersey. A number of metrics support JTCC’s track record: One of

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K. Hovnanian Welcomes Kristin Kozakowski, M.D., and Aylin Bilgütay, M.D.

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatricsUrology

K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital welcomed pediatric urologists Kristin Ann Kozakowski, M.D., and Aylin Bilgütay, M.D., to the hospital’s pediatric urologic program.  Kristin A. Kozakowski, M.D. Dr. Kozakowski is board certified in urology and pediatric urology and received her clinical and

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Seven HMHCancer Treatment Centers Now Offering Innovative Scalp Cooling Treatment to Prevent Hair Loss from Chemotherapy

Oncology

What you need to know Seven Hackensack Meridian Health cancer treatment centers are now using the innovative Paxman Scalp Cooling System to prevent or reduce hair loss in patients who are receiving chemotherapy. The Paxman Scalp Cooling System is used

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Jersey Shore Appoints Thomas Bauer, M.D., as Chair of Surgery

General SurgeryJersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently announced Thomas L. Bauer, M.D., MBA, was selected by a Search Committee to serve as chair of surgery for the medical center and has been endorsed by Kenneth N.

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Noelle M. Aikman, M.D., FACOG Recognized as a Quality Improvement Leader

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOB/GYN

United Hospital Fund (UHF) honored Noelle M. Aikman, M.D., FACOG, residency program director for Obstetrics & Gynecology of Jersey Shore University Medical Center as a quality improvement leader during its second annual Tribute to Excellence in Health Care event in

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Kristine Keane, PsyD, Co-Authors Book To Help Children Achieve Success in Sports and Life

Neurology

Kristine Keane, PsyD., clinical and sports neuropsychologist and clinical director at Hackensack Meridian Health’s  Neuroscience Concussion Program recently co-authored a book titled Be All In: Raising Kids for Success in Sports and Life, with two-time U.S. Women’s Soccer World Cup

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HMH Children’s Health Welcomes New Medical Leaders

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health recently welcomed new medical leaders: Mark Kayton, M.D.,chief, Pediatric General Surgery, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Suzanne Touch, M.D., chief of Neonatology, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Jan B. Wollack, M.D., Ph.D., chief of Pediatric Neurology, K. Hovnanian

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JTCC Investigators Participated in ZUMA-2 Study Leading to FDA Approval of First CAR T-Cell Therapy for Recurrent/Persistent Mantle Cell Lymphoma

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval for brexucabtagene autoleucel (TECARTUS™, formerly KTE-X19) as the first and only CAR T-cell therapy for patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) relapsed or refractory to prior

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Southern Ocean Expands Catheterization Lab with Cutting-Edge Technology

CardiologySouthern Ocean Medical Center

What you need to know Southern Ocean Medical Center recently expanded its cardiac catheterization lab and interventional radiology procedures through a $1.5 million investment, adding a GE Innova IGS 540 angiography suite.  Designed to expand the available interventional procedures, such

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Jersey Shore Recognized Nationally as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOB/GYN

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center was named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals.  The distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns, and their families, as verified by

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Thoracic Surgery Program Expands to Ocean Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center – Welcome Dennis Vega, M.D.

Bayshore Medical CenterOcean University Medical CenterOncologyRiverview Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Under the leadership of Thomas Bauer, M.D., FACS, MBA, medical director of Thoracic Oncology, Hackensack Meridian Health of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, and Ziad G. Hanhan, M.D., FACS, medical director, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Bayshore Medical Center and Riverview Medical

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JFK’s Aram Jawed, M.D., FACS, FASMBS Inducted as Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

BariatricsJFK Medical Center

JFK Medical Center’s leading bariatric surgeon, Aram E. Jawed, M.D., FACS, FASMBS was recently inducted as a fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. JFK Medical Center’s bariatric surgery program is 5-star rated for superior outcomes by

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Beverly Hon, M.D., Receives Prestigious Research Award for Improving Lives of People with Spinal Cord Injury

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterRehabilitation & Post-Acute

Beverly Hon, M.D., an attending physician at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute has received a prestigious award that recognizes excellence in spinal cord injury research by professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with these life-changing injuries. Dr, Hon has

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HMH’s Children Hospitals Earn Top 50 Rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals Report

All LocationsPediatrics

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health is again ranked a top provider of pediatric health care in the United States.  Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey

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Andre Goy, M.D., Appointed Physician-in-Chief to Lead Cancer Care Across HMH

Oncology

What you need to know Andre Goy, M.D., M.S., has been appointed as physician-in-chief of the Hackensack Meridian Health Oncology Care Transformation Service. In this role, he oversees the delivery of cancer care across the entire Hackensack Meridian Health network,

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New Epic Service Desk Coming May 13

All LocationsAll Specialties

Beginning Wednesday, May 13, Hackensack Meridian Health’s IT Field Services and Help Desk will have some changes. One of the key changes coming May 13 is the implementation of a  new 24/7 Epic Service Desk staffed with qualified Epic specialists

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Hackensack’s Thoracic Surgery Team Publishes Study That Offers to Increase the Value of Lung Cancer Care

Hackensack University Medical CenterOncology

Hackensack University Medical Center Thoracic Surgery team recently published a study that offers outcomes in streamlining video-assisted lobectomy to increase the value of lung cancer care. The study conducted by Nabil P. Rizk, MS, MPH, M.D., ; Nazly M. Shariati,

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Andre Goy, M.D. to Participate in COVID-19 Panel Discussion

Oncology

Andre Goy, M.D., chairman, John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center will be participating in a webinar hosted by GoToPer called “COVID-19 in Cancer Care: What Oncologists Need to Know Today” on April 13 at 8 p.m., EST.

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Join the COVID-19 OB/GYN Webinar on Wednesday, April 1

OB/GYN

To assist the obstetrical clinical community, a special COVID-19 webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 1. Details to join are below. Wednesday, April 1 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. To join, click this link https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/fhkjashd MODERATORS: Dr. Thomas Bader,

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Happy Doctors’ Day

All LocationsAll Specialties

On this Doctors’ Day, I have never been more in awe of your commitment, dedication and skill. You are not just the backbone of Hackensack Meridian Health, you are our heroes. You are my heroes. This pandemic has brought fear

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Visitors Restricted at all HMH Hospitals

All LocationsAll Specialties

What you need to know Effective Friday, March 13, 2020, Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) will restrict visitors from all HMH hospitals. Visitation exceptions will be made in certain situations, including: Hospice Pediatric care Ambulatory Care/Same day surgery (one visitor) Maternity/Labor

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HMH’s Center for Discovery and Innovation Launches Rapid Response Coronavirus Test

All LocationsAll Specialties

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health’s Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) has created a test to dramatically reduce the time it takes for diagnosing COVID-19.  This is a major advance that will benefit patients, create a more

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JFK Medical Center Earns HeartCARE Distinction for Commitment to High-Quality Cardiac Program

CardiologyJFK Medical Center

What you need to know The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has designated JFK Medical Center as a HeartCARE Center: National Distinction of Excellence program, which recognizes the hospital for its commitment to a comprehensive high-quality cardiac culture. JFK Medical

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Hackensack Performed First Total Knee Replacement Surgery in the Nation Utilizing the Groundbreaking TSolution One® Total Knee Application

Hackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedics

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center recently performed the first total knee replacement surgery in the nation utilizing the TSolution One® Total Knee Application by THINK Surgical, Inc. receiving U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in October

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Bayshore Medical Center Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeons

Bayshore Medical CenterOrthopedics

Bayshore Medical Center recently welcomed three new orthopedic surgeons, Joseph Gower, M.D., FAAOS, David Junkin, Jr., M.D. and Douglas Nowacki, M.D., to the Orthopedic Team. Joseph Gower, M.D., FAAOS Joseph Gower, M.D., FAAOS, is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and

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Vote for NJ’s Top Doctors

All LocationsAll Specialties

What you need to know Online voting for New Jersey Monthly’s Jersey Choice Top Doctors closes on Friday, February 28, 2020. Click here to vote for Jersey Choice Top Doctors. This annual survey now includes several new specialties and sub-specialties:

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Current Drug Shortages for Raritan Bay, Bayshore, Riverview and Southern Region

All SpecialtiesBayshore Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean University Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Last Updated: February 26, 2020 There is an ongoing issue with shortages of specific medications for hospitals in the southern region as well as Raritan Bay, Bayshore and Riverview medical centers. These supply problems have caused Hackensack Meridian Health to substitute

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Qasim Husain, M.D., Collaborates with Top Researchers for Research on Sinusitis

Bayshore Medical CenterOtolaryngology (ENT)

Qasim Husain, M.D., otolaryngologist at Bayshore Medical Center recently published three articles that explores sinusitis and its treatment. Check out the articles below: Lightening in a bottle: comparison of ultraviolet light to traditional sterilization in saline irrigations bottles. Dr. Husain

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John Theurer Cancer Center Launches Clinical Trial of Personalized Cancer Vaccine Using New Gene-Based Technology for High-Risk Melanoma

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) has launched a clinical trial for a personalized cancer vaccine that along with pembrolizumab immunotherapy will reduce the risk of relapse in patients after melanoma surgery. JTCC is the only

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Jersey Shore Unveils New Leading-Edge CT Scanner

Imaging and RadiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently unveiled a second computed tomography (CT) scanner in the emergency department. Touted by manufacturer GE Healthcare as an “ultra-premium CT system setting a new benchmark in image quality,” the

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Raritan Bay Old Bridge Receives Major Gift in Support of New Emergency Department

Emergency MedicineRaritan Bay Medical Center

What you need to know Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge recently received a gift of $150,000 from University Radiology in support of the new Emergency Department currently under construction. Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge broke ground on

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John Theurer Cancer Center Forms Partnership with ProCure NJ to Offer Advanced Proton Therapy for Cancer

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know John Theurer Cancer Center will now offer the most technologically advanced method to deliver radiation treatments to cancerous tumors called proton beam therapy (“proton therapy”) through a new clinical affiliation with ProCure Proton Therapy Center

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Jersey Shore Ranked Among Top Hospitals for Low Readmission

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center is among the top ranked hospitals for the lowest 30 Day Readmission Rates in the United States. Medical research organization Dexur analyzed Medicare claims data from January 2016 to December

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Hackensack Earns Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

Hackensack University Medical CenterNeurology

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center has earned Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) certification from The Joint Commission, a national healthcare accreditation organization. Hackensack is the ninth hospital in New Jersey — and one of fewer than 200

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Francisco Cartujano, M.D., Awarded Grant by Prevent Cancer Foundation

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

Francisco Cartujano, M.D., instructor of the Cancer Disparities Center, has been awarded a grant by The Prevent Cancer Foundation to develop Decídetext(+) – a smoking cessation text messaging intervention for Latinos. The Cancer Disparities Center, part of John Theurer Cancer

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Hackensack Becomes First Hospital in Nation to Implant World’s First Heart Failure Neuromodulation Device

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center has now become the first hospital in the nation to successfully implant the world’s first heart failure neuromodulation device, BAROSTIM NEO™. This innovative technology is an effective alternative for patients with

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Cardio-Oncology Program Now Available at HOPE Tower

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical CenterOncology

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center has launched a Cardio-Oncology Program that offers care for oncology patients and survivors who develop or may be at risk to develop cardiac issues. Louis Steven Zukerman, M.D., medical director

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Laurie Jacobs, M.D., Represents AGS and Hackensack at National Academy of Science

Hackensack University Medical CenterPrimary Care

Laurie Jacobs, M.D., representing the American Geriatrics Society as Board Chair and Hackensack University Medical Center, addressed the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s new committee on Implementing High-Quality Primary Care on January 22nd. Dr. Jacobs was one of

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HMH Receives Significant Funding for Pediatric Primary Care Program

K. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

What you need to know Judy Aschner, M.D., chair of pediatrics and physician-in-chief of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and clinical director, Children’s Care Transformation Services has been awarded $838,489 in grant funding to pilot HealthySteps, a program of

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Abdulla Al-Khan, M.D., Presents at International Obstetrics & Gynecology Conference

Hackensack University Medical CenterOB/GYN

Abdulla Al-Khan, M.D., was one of the renowned international experts to present on the recent advances in women’s health at the 1st International Obstetrics & Gynecology Conference in Bahrain. The topics were specific to women’s health care providers educational needs

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Share Your Thoughts on the Oncology Retreat

Oncology

Hackensack Meridian Health is preparing for its first Oncology Retreat this spring at Jersey Shore’s HOPE Tower. Oncologists are encouraged to take the pre-event survey to ensure we accomplish our retreat goals of: Fostering networking Offering learning experiences that focus

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Palisades Expands Urology Services in Hudson County

Palisades Medical CenterUrology

What you need to know Palisades Medical Center has expanded its urology services with the addition of David T. Chang, M.D. to its Medical Staff.  Dr. Chang treats all urologic conditions, including kidney, bladder and prostate cancer, prostate enlargement (BPH),

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Bayshore Welcomes New Plastic Surgeon

Bayshore Medical CenterPlastic Surgery

Bayshore Medical Center recently welcomed Fares Samra, M.D., one of the regions only plastic surgeons with fellowship training in reconstructive microsurgery. Dr. Samra brings unique surgical expertise to the region, as he specializes in DIEP flap surgery, the gold standard in

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HOPE Tower Lab Receives National Accreditation

Imaging and RadiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know The HOPE Tower Laboratory at Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently received its initial accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on the results of a comprehensive review of records and on-site inspection.

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Bayshore Welcomes Otolaryngologists to the Team

Bayshore Medical CenterOtolaryngology (ENT)

Bayshore Medical Center recently welcomed two new otolaryngologists to the medical center – Qasim Husain, M.D., and Victoria Bones, M.D. More details about Qasim Husain, M.D. Qasim Husain, M.D., is an expert in sinus and nasal disorders, with over 50

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John Theurer Cancer Center Participating in Early-Phase Study of Immunotherapy-Boosting Treatment

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know Investigators at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical are participating in a first-in-patients clinical trial assessing VE800, a novel bacteria-containing therapy, in combination with the immunotherapy drug nivolumab. Laboratory research has suggested that

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John Theurer Cancer Center Investigators Report Poor Colorectal Cancer Biomarker Testing Rates

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know Investigators at John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) at Hackensack University Medical Center are the first to report poor adherence to genomic profiling guidelines for four biomarkers of metastatic colorectal cancer used to predict response to

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John Theurer Cancer Center Investigators Report Effectiveness of New Treatment for Refractory Multiple Myeloma

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know Investigators at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey report effectiveness of treatment in the CANDOR global phase III clinical trial for patients with refractory (persistent) multiple myeloma. The study

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Hossein Sadeghi – Nejad, M.D., Appointed Associate Editor of AUA News

Hackensack University Medical CenterUrology

Hossein Sadeghi – Nejad, M.D., director of the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center has been appointed associate editor, American Urological Association (AUA) News. Dr. Sadeghi – Nejad will serve as associate editor of Men’s Health

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Hakensack Welcomes New Cardiothoracic Specialists

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center recently welcomed two new cardiothoracic surgery specialists, Elie Elmann, M.D., and Arthur Ng, M.D. A reception was held in the Palm Court at Hackensack University Medical Center to welcome Dr. Elmann and Dr. Ng . Check

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HMH Medical Group Physicians Receive NCQA PCMH Recognition

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupPediatrics

Anil Pawa, M.D., Edwin Wymer, D.O., and Tehsin Qudsi, M.D., from Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group Pediatrics at Jackson Health Village recently received National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition. The patient-centered medical home is a

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Andre Goy, M.D., M.S., Annouced as Chair for Annual Precision Medicine Symposium

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

Andre Goy, M.D., M.S., chair and director of the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center will be chairing Physicians’ Education Resource® (PER®), 2nd Annual Precision Medicine Symposium: An Illustrated Tumor Board. The symposium will take place April 17-18

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John Theurer Cancer Center Investigators Report Transformative Results of CAR T-Cell Therapy

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know Investigators at John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) at Hackensack University Medical Center were part of the 15-site international ZUMA-2 trial, a phase II study of CAR T-cell therapy in a heavily pretreated patient population who

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John Theurer Cancer Center Welcomes Five New Physicians

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know Five new physicians have joined the medical staff at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. Hyung C. Suh, M.D., Ph.D, Gurbakhash Kaur, M.D., Gurbakhash Kaur, M.D., Andrew Ip, M.D., MS and Kaushal

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Manisha Parulekar, M.D. Featured in the New York Times

Hackensack University Medical CenterPrimary Care

Manisha Parulekar, M.D., chief of geriatrics at Hackensack, was featured in a New York Times article about the rising need for geriatricians on January 3, 2020. Read the New York Times article The article spotlights Dr. Parulekar’s care for her

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Hackensack to Acquire the TSolution One® Active Robot by THINK Surgical for Total Knee Replacement Procedures

Hackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedics

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center is the first facility in the United States to acquire and offer patients undergoing total knee replacement the TSolution One® Total Knee Application for use in total knee arthroplasty (TKA).  The

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Hackensack First in N.J. to Offer Robotic Lung Biopsy Procedure

Hackensack University Medical CenterOncologyPulmonology

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center has implemented Ion, a robotic-assisted technology. Hackensack is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer Ion. Ion aims to enhance the care of patients with lung abnormalities, detect lung cancer

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K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Welcomes New Pediatric Neurology Chief, Jan B. Wollack, M.D.

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalNeurologyPediatrics

What you need to know K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, located at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, recently welcomed Jan B. Wollack, M.D., PhD, as Chief of Pediatric Neurology.  Dr. Wollack is board certified in Child Neurology and Pediatrics.  He joins

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David T. Chang, M.D., Joins Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupPalisades Medical CenterUrology

David T. Chang M.D., recently joined the Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group. Dr. Chang is the attending surgeon in the Department of Urology at Palisades Medical Center, and assistant professor of Urology, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall.

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Hackensack Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review on its “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs” List

Hackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedics

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the top “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs” in the nation. Becker’s Hospital Review highlighted the Orthopedic Institute

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Douglas Miller, M.D., Spearheads Multi-Institutional Clinical Trial

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOncology

Douglas Miller, M.D.,medical director of Radiation Oncology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently spearheaded a multi-institutional clinical trial that investigated the effectiveness of a new medication administered to patients within an hour before radiation treatment to reduce the severity

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JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Represented at AAPM&R National Conference

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteRehabilitation & Post-Acute

What you need to know Sara Cuccurullo M.D., medical director at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute along with other physicians and specialists from JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute all traveled to San Antonio, Texas for the American Academy of Physical Medicine and

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Ocean Medical Center Set to Begin Construction on new Heart and Vascular Center

CardiologyOcean University Medical Center

What you need to know Ocean Medical Center is set to begin construction on the new Heart and Vascular Center.  The $19.5 million investment will encompass 17,750 square feet above the Emergency Department and will combine heart and vascular services

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Andrew Pecora, M.D., FACP, CPE Presents Groundbreaking Immunotherapy Research at 2019 Connective Tissue Oncology Society Annual Meeting

Oncology

Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., FACP, CPE presented two abstracts at the prestigious Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) 2019 Annual Meeting in Tokyo, Japan in November. Two abstracts were accepted for presentation at the annual meeting. Authors of both abstracts include:

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Mitchell Stroh, D.O. Joins Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupOrthopedics

Mitchell Stroh, D.O. recently joined the Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group. Professional Experience Dr. Stroh recently completed his sports medicine fellowship at Hoag Orthopedic Institute where he treated the Los Angeles Chargers National Football League team. He also treated the

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Andre Goy, M.D., Named as Recipient of the 2019 Physicians’ Education Resource Educator of the Year

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

Physicians’ Education Resource (PER) recently honored Andre Goy, M.D., with the 2019 Educator of the Year award during the 37th Annual Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium in New York City. The ceremony took place on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the New York

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Congratulations to HMH Physician Leadership Academy Graduates!

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

What you need to know Congratulations to the Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group physicians who completed the Hackensack Meridian Health Physician Leadership Academy 1.0 and 2.0 programs offered through Organizational Effectiveness. The Physician Leadership Academy programs are designed to provide

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Hackensack’s Organ Transplantation Division Celebrates 102 Successful Organ Transplantations

EndocrinologyGeneral SurgeryHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know The Organ Transplantation Division at Hackensack University Medical Center recently achieved a milestone of performing its 102nd successful organ transplantation. As one of only a few certified kidney and pancreas transplant centers in New Jersey,

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Palisades Medical Center Expands Orthopedic Services in Hudson County

OrthopedicsPalisades Medical Center

What you need to know Palisades Medical Center has expanded its orthopedic program with the addition of two new surgical experts. Siddhant K. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., and Stephen R. Rossman, D.O. bring enhanced expertise to the region, offering convenient access

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Andre Goy M.D., Leads American Society of Clinical Oncology CME Conference

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

On Wednesday, November 13, Andre Goy, M.D., M.S., chairman & executive director, Lymphoma, and division chief, John Theurer Cancer Center gathered with oncology experts from across our network, clinical team members, and physicians at the American Society of Clinical Oncology

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Hackensack’s Emergency Residency Program Ranks Top 10

Emergency MedicineHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center’s emergency residency program has ranked the 10th most viewed emergency medicine residency program by the American Medical Association Residency & Fellowship Database, FREIDA. FREIDA users have tallied more than 120,000 views

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The Molly Diabetes Education Management Center for Adult and Children at Hackensack Receives Prestigious American Diabetes Association Recognition

EndocrinologyHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know The Molly Diabetes Education Management Center for Adults and Children at Hackensack University Medical Center has received its 8th American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for excellence in diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES).  The

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Jersey Shore’s Laboratory Customer Service Department Relocated

Imaging and RadiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Laboratory Customer Service Department relocated to the Amdur Building, first floor, in the former Radiology/Imaging area on October 30. The new location provides easier access for patients who need copies

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Jersey Shore Breast Surgery Receives Full Accreditation

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOncology

what you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center Breast surgery recently received full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers for years 10/2019 – 10/2022. The accreditation was received with no discrepancies and was cited for

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Spotlight On Robotics

All LocationsAll Specialties

Ihor Sawczuk, M.D., FACS Regional President, Northern MarketExecutive Leader, Robotics Council Last month, I gave one of the key note addresses at the 360 Intuitive Summit. More than a thousand health care executives and physicians from all over the world

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Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Receives St. Baldrick’s Foundation Grant

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalPediatrics

What you need to know The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, awarded the Children’s Cancer Institute of Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital an infrastructure grant. Under the leadership of pediatric oncologist Katharine Offer,

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Second Annual Urology Research & Education Dinner raises over $150, 000

Hackensack University Medical CenterUrology

What you need to know The second Annual Urology Research & Education dinner raised over $150,000 to support advancements in urological education and clinical research. This year’s event honored grateful patient and Urology Fellowship Benefactor, Dottie Purcell, and was co-chaired

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U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Nine HMH Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities with Top Rating

Rehabilitation & Post-Acute

What you need to know Nine of the network’s nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Brick, Edison, Hackensack, Ocean Grove, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Wall and West Caldwell received the highest ratings in short-term rehabilitation, according to U.S. News & World Report‘s 10th annual

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Mountainside Medical Center partners with John Theurer Cancer Center

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterMountainside Medical CenterOncology

What you need to know The Cancer Center at Mountainside Medical Center has established an affiliate agreement with John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, one of only 16 cancer center consortia in the U.S. approved by the

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Hackensack First in U.S. to Perform Cardiovascular Procedures Using Pioneering Impella 5.5 Heart Pump Device

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center performed its first cardiovascular surgery procedures using a new heart pump called the Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist. Hackensack University Medical Center is one of only three hospitals in the country that

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500th Robotic Thoracic Surgery Completed at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean University Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health Thoracic and Esophageal Oncology Porgram in Monmouth and Ocean Counties recently completed their 500th robotic thoracic surgery. The practice is home to board certified thoracic and cardiac surgeons Thomas L. Bauer, M.D.

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Stephen R. Rossman, D.O., Joins Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupHackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedics

Stephen R. Rossman, D.O., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon at Hackensack University Medical Center and Palisades Medical Center. He specializes in adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery, with a strong focus on patient education as part of his approach when caring

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Siddhant K. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D. Joins Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupHackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedicsPalisades Medical Center

Siddhant K. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., is a board eligible fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at Hackensack University Medical Center and Palisades Medical Center. Having been born and raised in Bergen County, Dr. Mehta is excited to return to New Jersey and treat

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The Center for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Receives AACVPR Certification

CardiologyJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstitutePulmonology

What you need to know The JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute received certification of its Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is recognition of JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute’s commitment to

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Hackensack Earns Joint Commission Recertification for its Pediatric and Adult Asthma Programs

Hackensack University Medical CenterPediatricsPulmonology

What you need to know The adult asthma program at Hackensack University Medical Center and the pediatric asthma program at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital atHackensack University Medical Center have received recertification by the Joint Commission. The programs were

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$350,000 Gift Made to Support Pediatric Palliative Care at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation received a gift of $350,000 from the Morris and Clara Weshnak Family Foundation, administered by Barry and Carol Anne Cawley Weshnak, in support of the Pediatric Palliative Care Program

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Jersey Shore Welcomes New OB/GYN Chair, Dr. Scott Smilen

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOB/GYN

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently welcomed Scott W. Smilen, M.D., FACOG, as its Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Smilen is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Department of Pediatrics Welcomes New Physicians

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics recently welcomed pediatric physicians from a variety of specialties. The new pediatric physicians are in: Cardiology Emergency Medicine Gatroenterology Hematology/Oncology Hospital Medicine Neonatology Nephrology Otolaryngology Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery Urology See below for the full list

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Collette M. Knight, M.D. Named to New Leadership Roles

EndocrinologyHackensack University Medical Center

Colette M. Knight, M.D. has been appointed a dual role as the chair of Hackensack’s newly established Diabetes Institute and division director of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Internal Medicine at Hackensack. Dr. Knight is a graduate of

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JFK Drug Shortages: Update

All SpecialtiesJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical Center

Last updated October 7, 2019 Currently, there is a nationwide shortage of the following drugs:

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Hackensack University Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in New Jersey to Deliver New, Life-Saving Treatment for Genetic Neuromuscular Disorder

Hackensack University Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalNeurologyPediatrics

What you need to know Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center became the first hospital in New Jersey to deliver a new, life-saving treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) Type 1. Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type

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11 HMH Hospitals Make NJBIZ List of New Jersey’s Top Cancer Treatment Centers

Bayshore Medical CenterHackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterJFK Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterMountainside Medical CenterOcean University Medical CenterOncologyPalisades Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

What you need to know Eleven Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals make NJBIZ List of New Jersey’s Top Cancer Treatment Centers with John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center receiving the No. 1 ranking. Hackensack Meridian Health’s cancer treatment

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Abdulla Al-Khan, M.D., Presented at International Federation of Placenta Association Symposium

Hackensack University Medical CenterOB/GYN

Abdulla Al-Khan, M.D., recently presented at the International Federation of Placenta Association (IFPA) Symposium in Tokyo. Dr. Al-Khan presented his findings on Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Abnormally Invasive Placentation. in attedance was also Ro Sorce, from

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Five HMH Medical Centers Receive National Recognition for Heart Attack Treatment

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical CenterJFK Medical CenterRiverview Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

What you need to know Five HMH medical centers received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Performance Achievement Awards for 2019 for their high standards of heart attack treatment. Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Riverivew

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Joseph Giangola, M.D., Wins 2019 Nobility in Science Award

Hackensack University Medical CenterOncology

Joseph Giangola, M.D., has been named the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Nobility in Science Award from the National Pancreas Foundation for his many tireless years taking great care of patients with pancreatic disease. The Nobility in Science Award is

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HMH Opens Nation’s First Urgent Care Center with Behavioral Health Services

Behavioral Health

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health launched the first medically integrated urgent care center with behavioral health in the country on September 20. Patients who use this urgent care center will have access to a behavioral health team

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Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and John Theurer Cancer Center Launch Clinical Trial for Severe Sickle Cell Disease

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalOncologyPediatrics

What you need to know Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and John Theurer Cancer Center recently launched a clinical trial evaluating gene therapy for severe sickle cell disease in adolescents and adults. This is a multicenter Phase I/II clinical trial

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Prashant Desai, M.D. Featured on Comcast TV Program

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupOcean University Medical CenterOncology

Prashant Desai, M.D., radiation oncologist and medical director of Radiation Oncology at Ocean Medical Center and Shore Radiation Oncology was interviewed on Greenbriar’s Comcast Cable TV program on the risks, symptoms and treatments for prostate cancer, the second leading cause

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Yuriy Dudiy, M.D., Joins Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

CardiologyHackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupHackensack University Medical Center

Yuriy Dudiy, M.D., has joined Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group – Cardiac Surgery located in Hackensack, NJ. Dr. Dudiy is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography and Society of Thoracic Surgery. His areas of

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Yukiko Kimura, M.D., Featured as Corresponding Author of Juvenile Idopathic Arthritis Article

Hackensack University Medical CenterPediatrics

Yukiko Kimura, M.D., chief of the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and professor of Pediatrics at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall, recently served as corresponding author of a new article titled Toward

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Palisades Hosts Open House for New Breast Center

General SurgeryOB/GYNOncologyPalisades Medical CenterPrimary Care

What you need to know Palisades Medical Center is hosting an open house on October 3, 2019 to commemorate the opening of their new Breast Center. The Breast Center at Palisades provides women in Hudson and Southern Bergen counties with

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Jersey Shore Opens MS Center, Welcomes David Duncan, M.D.

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterNeurology

What you need to know Jersey Shore opened a new Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center and welcomed MS Certified Specialist David Duncan, M.D., as director of the center. The center’s specialists will provide a variety of services and treatments, such as

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Hackensack Pilot Program Screens Patients for Obstructive Sleep Apnea at Home

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack’s Department of Sleep Medicine and the Heart and Vascular Hospital implemented a first-of-its-kind initiative to screen patients with cardiovascular disease, including Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. A home sleep apnea test (HSAT)

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Hackensack Participates in Gene Therapy Clinical Trial for Parkinson’s Patients

Hackensack University Medical CenterNeurology

What you need to know The Division of Movement Disorders at the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Hackensack Meridian Health University Medical Center have been selected as one of multiple medical centers in the United States to participate in

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Jersey Shore Adds New Prostate Cancer Technology

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterUrology

What you need to know Jersey Shore recently added UroNav Fusion Biopsy, a technology that aims to improve the diagnosis of prostate cancers so more forms of prostate cancers are found and treated. The UroNav system enables dual images during

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K. Hovnanian and Joseph M. Sanzari Surpass 1,000-day CLABSI-Free Milestone

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

What you need to know The Pediatric Intensive Care units (PICU) of Jersey Shore’s K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital and Hackensack’s Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital have surpassed the 1,000-day milestone without a Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI). Sanzari reached the

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Jersey Shore Reduces Stroke Patient Readmission by 50 Percent

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterNeurology

What you need to know Jersey Shore has reduced readmission rates among stroke patients by 50 percent after implementing the Vocera Care Inform solution. Care Inform enables team members to record live discharge instructions and teach-back sessions at the patient’s

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David Kountz, M.D., MBA, FACP Named Co-chair of the National Minority Cardiovascular Alliance

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

David Kountz, M.D., MBA, FACP has been named co-chair of the National Minority Cardiovascular Alliance with Fatima Rodriguez, M.D., MPH, professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University. The National Minority Cardiovascular Alliance (NMC) is a collaborative initiative that aims to

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Hackensack Installs FlexArm Technology for New Hybrid Operating Room in Heart and Vascular Hospital

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know The Heart and Vascular Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center has opened a new Hybrid Operating Room with the Philips Azurion with FlexArm X-ray system, which is designed to optimize workflow and assist surgeons performing

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New Mental Health Mini Mentorship Program Launched at Hackensack

Behavioral HealthHackensack University Medical CenterNeurology

What you need to know The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and the Foundation of the CMSC (FCMSC) have launched a new Mental Health Mini Mentorship Program for the summer at the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Hackensack University Medical

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JFK Medical Center Designated Baby-Friendly Hospital

JFK Medical CenterOB/GYN

What you need to know JFK Medical Center has received prestigious international recognition as a designated Baby-Friendly birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA. JFK Medical Center is the only Baby-Friendly medical center in Middlesex County. Hackensack Meridian Health now has three

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K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Welcomes Harpreet Pall, M.D., MBA, CPE

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

What you need to know K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital recently welcomed Harpreet Pall, M.D., MBA, CPE, as its new chair of Pediatrics. Dr. Pall is board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology and plans to elevate pediatric services throughout the region working

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Hackensack University Medical Center Surgeon Successfully Preserves a Woman’s Uterus

Hackensack University Medical CenterOB/GYN

What you need to know Abdulla Al-Khan, M.D., director of the Center for Abnormal Placentation (CAP) and vice chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, successfully preserved Marleen Tawadrous’ uterus

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Riverview Medical Center Named Third Most Beautiful Hospital in the U.S.

All SpecialtiesRiverview Medical Center

What You Need To Know Riverview Medical Center ranked third in Soliant’s annual Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals contest, receiving nearly 1 million votes among the 96 hospitals nominated this year. Pipestone (Minn.) County Medical Center & Family Clinic Avera

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School of Medicine Welcomes Second Class

All LocationsAll Specialties

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University welcomed its second class on July 12. Meet the Class About the Curriculum: The school’s unique curriculum includes: A three-year path to residency. Partnering students with patients in underserved communities, like

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JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Receives Grant from Parkinson’s Foundation

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterNeurologyRehabilitation & Post-Acute

What you need to know JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute received a grant of $12,000 to pilot a program called the JRI Parkinson’s Choir, as part of the Parkinson’s Foundation 2019 Community Grants program. This new program will benefit people with

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American Heart Association Designates JFK EMS with Gold Plus

All SpecialtiesJFK Medical Center

What you need to know The American Heart Association (AHA) has recognized JFK Medical Center with Mission Lifeline: EMS Gold Plus Achievement Award for 2019. JFK is one of only five EMS crews to have this distinction in the state

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Pramil Cheriyath, M.D., Earns Prestigious Grant to Help Reduce Physician Burnout

Hackensack University Medical CenterOcean University Medical CenterPrimary Care

Pramil Cheriyath, M.D., MS., FACP, program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Ocean Medical Center, has been awarded a $5,000 Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) 2019 Innovation Grant. The Innovation Grant will be used to support research

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Five Key Takeaways from the Recent Beers Criteria Update

CardiologyOncologyPrimary CarePulmonology

By Lucrecia M. Campisi, Pharm. D Manager Care Transition Population Health What you need to know In January 2019, the American Geriatrics Society released the latest version of the Beers Criteria. A review of medication regimens for patients over 65

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Hackensack Becomes First Hospital in New Jersey to Use da Vinci SP® Surgical System to Perform Oropharyngeal Cancer Surgery

Hackensack University Medical CenterOncologyOtolaryngology (ENT)

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to perform complex oropharyngeal cancer surgeries using the da Vinci SP® Surgical System. The procedures were performed by Brian E. Benson, M.D., interim chair,

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The Wilderman Fund for Maternal Mental Health Introduces The Wilderman Center for Maternal Mental Health at Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical CenterOB/GYN

What you need to know The Wilderman Fund for Maternal Mental Health recently hosted its inaugural event at the Alpine Country Club to benefit and introduce The Wilderman Center for Maternal Mental Health at Hackensack University Medical Center. The center

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Jersey Shore Opens Two Leading-Edge Cardiac Procedure Rooms

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently opened two new and technically advanced outpatient cardiac procedure rooms. The rooms, Hybrid OR Room 18 and EP Lab Room 8, utilize the Innova™ IGS 5 advanced digital X-ray

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Divya Mathur, PT, DPT, MPA, Appointed Director of Rehabilitation Services

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterRehabilitation & Post-Acute

What you need to know Divya Mathur, PT, DPT, MPA, has been appointed as director of Rehabilitation Services at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, effective June 24. As director of Rehabilitation Services at Jersey Shore, Divya is responsible for inpatient

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HMH Clinicians Contribute to New Book on Endocrinology

Endocrinology

Several Hackensack Meridian Health clinicians are contributors to the new book, “Advances in Treatment and Management in Surgical Endocrinology” (Elsevier). Dr. Alexander Shifrin, Director of Endocrine Oncology at Hackensack Meridian Health System, and Surgical Director, Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid and

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Jersey Shore To Host Breast Cancer CME Event Sept. 5

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOncologyPrimary Care

What You Need To Know Jersey Shore University Medical Center will host “Breast Cancer Survivorship: Healing, Transforming and Thriving” on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. There is no fee for this program, but advanced registration is encouraged. Hackensack Meridian Health staff can

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Joins National Heart Care Initiative

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center is using a new method to treat cardiogenic shock by utilizing an advanced heart pump device, improving survival of patients. Jersey Shore University Medical Center is only the third hospital

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Thomas Sniscak, DMD Appointed to the American Dental Association Council

DentistryJersey Shore University Medical Center

Thomas Sniscak, DMD, has been selected to serve a four-year appointment on the American Dental Association Council on Membership, representing District 4 (NJ, DE, MD, DC, PR, VI, and the Federal Dental Services). Dr. Sniscak recently completed his tenure as

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Dr. Julia A. Piwoz Shines Spotlight on Measles

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalPediatrics

Julia A. Piwoz, M.D., FAAP, chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital recently participated in a community presentation at the Montvale town hall, entitled Spotlight on Measles. Dr. Piwoz spoke about the current outbreak of measles

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Thomas Bauer, M.D., Serves as Keynote Speaker at LUNG FORCE Expo

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOncology

Thomas Bauer, M.D., clinical medical director of Oncology and chief of Thoracic Surgery at Jersey Shore served as keynote speaker at the American Lung Association LUNG FORCE Expo in Cherry Hill, NJ. Patients, caregivers and health care providers attended the

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Kelly Chaknis Appointed Director for Women’s and Children’s Services

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOB/GYNPediatrics

What you need to know Kelly Chaknis has been appointed director for Women’s and Children’s Services at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital and South Region Care Transformation Services as of June 12. In this role, Kelly

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks K. Hovnanian and Sanzari Among the Top in the Nation

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

What you need to know U.S. News & World Report has ranked the combined cancer program at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital #44 in the U.S. Hackensack Meridian Health’s has the only children’s cancer program

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LGBT-Focused CME Event At Bayshore June 21

All SpecialtiesBayshore Medical Center

What You Need To Know In honor of Pride Month, Bayshore will host “Understanding and Providing Culturally Competent Care for LGBT Patients” on Friday, June 21. Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, the hour-long educational event takes place at

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6 Things You Should Know About MIPS

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Partners

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Kristi Kosarin, D.O. Joins Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupPrimary Care

Kristi Kosarin, D.O. recently joined Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group – Sea Girt as a primary care physician. Dr. Kosarin is board certified in internal medicine and comes to the medical group with extensive experience. She received her medical degree

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K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital & Ocean Medical Center Recognized for Excellence in Lactation Care

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOB/GYNOcean University Medical Center

What you need to know K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital and Ocean Medical Center were recently recognized for excellence in lactation care by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA). K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital

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Tilak Pasala, M.D. Joins Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

CardiologyHackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

Tilak K. R. Pasala, M.D.,  an interventional cardiologist who specializes in structural and congenital heart disease, has joined Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group. Dr. Pasala is the associate director of the Structural and Congenital Heart Program at Hackensack University Medical

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Hackensack’s Institute for Sleep/Wake Disorders Receives 4th Reaccreditation

Hackensack University Medical CenterPulmonology

The Institute for Sleep/Wake Disorders at Hackensack University Medical Center has received its fourth re-accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The AASM accreditation ensures sleep centers maintain high quality, patient-centered care with optimal practice standards/performance measures.

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John Theurer Cancer Center Investigators Presenting at ASCO

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know Researchers from John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) at Hackensack are presenting data from 23 studies at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). ASCO is being held in Chicago from

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New Jersey’s Measles Outbreak Considered Over

All SpecialtiesHackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean University Medical CenterPalisades Medical CenterShore Rehabilitation InstituteSouthern Ocean Medical Center

What you need to know Information last updated on May 29, 2019 The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has declared the 2019 Ocean County measles outbreak to be over. Between March 2019 and May 2019, the NJDOH confirmed 12

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Hackensack Using New Endovascular Stent for Treatment of an Emergent Complicated Type B Aortic Dissection

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack is one of the first hospitals the U.S. to use Cook Medical’s Zenith Dissection Endovascular System to treat an emergent complicated Type B aortic dissection. The new endovascular stent received FDA approval at the

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K. Hovnanian’s Emergency Department Undergoing Renovation

K. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

What you need to know The K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department is being renovated to create a more child-friendly, welcoming and fun environment for children and families. The upgrade includes new, vibrant wayfinding signage and floor decals, painting

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Hackensack Designated as Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence by ACR

Hackensack University Medical CenterImaging and Radiology

What you need to know The American College of Radiology (ACR) has reaccredited Hackensack as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence.  Hackensack was the first hospital in the world to receive this distinction and is the only hospital to have

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Riverview Receives Accreditation for Rehab Center

Rehabilitation & Post-AcuteRiverview Medical Center

What you need to know The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has issued Riverview a three-year accreditation for its Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehab Program and its Specialty Stroke Program. More Information A Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program is

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Jersey Shore’s Cardiology Fellowship Achieves Renewed Accreditation

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program, under direction of Chief of Cardiology Director Dawn Calderon, D.O., and Assistant Director Brett Sealove, M.D., has achieved continued accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). More

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Hackensack’s Center for Bariatric Medicine and Surgery Achieves National Re-Accreditation

BariatricsHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know The Center for Bariatric Medicine and Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center was recently re-accredited as a Comprehensive Bariatric Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program

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Hackensack Welcomes ROSA – the Knee Robot

Hackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedics

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey and the first in the northeastern United States to perform total knee-replacement surgery utilizing the Zimmer Biomet’s Knee Robot called the Robotic Surgical Assistant

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HMH Physicians Honored by NJ American Academy of Pediatrics

All LocationsPediatrics

What you need to know Four of our very own physicians have been honored by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP) at the NJAAP’s 9th Annual New Jersey Children’s Ball, an evening dedicated to New

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Medicare Advantage: Five Ways to Improve Coding and Reimbursement

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Partners

What you need to know It’s vital to code and document all chronic conditions accurately. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) calculates reimbursement for Medicare Advantage patients by reviewing the previous year’s medication history, disease diagnoses, Hierarchical Condition

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Southern Ocean Diabetes Program Recognized by the American Diabetes Association

EndocrinologySouthern Ocean Medical Center

The Diabetes Self-Management Education Service (DSMES) at Southern Ocean Medical Center has been awarded continued Education Recognition by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for offering high-quality education services to participants. Education services that receive the ADA’s recognition status meet National

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JTCC Approved As Member of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Consortium

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What You Need To Know The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has approved John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack as a research consortium member of the NCI-approved Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Consortium. Only 16 cancer consortia are recognized by the

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Florian Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., Recognized by the American Academy of Neurology for Scientific Achievements

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupHackensack University Medical CenterNeurology

Florian Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation Center of Excellence and chair of the Department of Neurology at Hackensack University Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, will be recognized for his

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Jersey Shore Named Center of Excellence for Pancreas, Liver and Bile Duct Cancer Care

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOncology

What You Need To Know Jersey Shore earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Center of Excellence for Pancreas, Liver, and Bile Duct Cancer Certification. Jersey Shore is the only medical center to receive this certification on the

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Hackensack is First Hospital in New Jersey to Use the Latest Innovation in Robotic Surgery

Hackensack University Medical CenterOtolaryngology (ENT)Urology

What you need to know Hackensack is the first hospital in New Jersey to successfully perform surgeries using the da Vinci SP® Surgical System. In June 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the da Vinci SP system

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JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Outpatient Center Opens in Woodbridge

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteRehabilitation & Post-Acute

What you need to know JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute opened their new Outpatient Center at The Club at Woodbridge in May 2019. Services provided include: One-to-one personalized therapy sessions Individualized treatment plans Expert rehabilitation for various orthopedic and sports related

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Martin Gizzi, M.D., Ph.D. named Director of Cerebrovascular Diseases at Hackensack

Hackensack University Medical CenterNeurology

What you need to know Martin Gizzi, M.D., is Hackensack’s new Director for the Division of Cerebrovascular Diseases. Dr. Gizzi will lead the Comprehensive Stroke Center. In his new role, Dr. Gizzi plans on reorganizing Hackensack’s stroke program with the

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Palisades Posts Impressive C. diff Reduction

GastroenterologyPalisades Medical Center

What you need to know The Palisades Clostridium difficile (C. diff) Prevention Program in 2018 reduced C. diff infections by 62 percent compared to 2017 — that’s the largest improvement among all HMH hospitals. In 2016-2017, Palisades experienced an unexplained

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HMH Team Members Raise $1.4 Million for “Giving Heals” Campaign

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What You Need To Know Team members from eight Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers have raised nearly $1.4 million since Meridian Health Foundation’s Giving Heals campaign launched in 2015, including $300,000 this year. Overall, more than $90 million has been raised

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FDA Approves Generic Narcan Nasal Spray

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What You Need To Know In an effort to reduce the number of opioid-related overdose deaths, the FDA has approved the first generic naloxone nasal spray for use in a community setting by individuals without medical training. The FDA is also

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Hackensack Earns Top Environmental Award for Sixth Year in a Row

All SpecialtiesHackensack University Medical Center

What You Need To Know Hackensack University Medical Center once again earned the Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth, the leading membership and networking organization for sustainable health care. Recipients exemplify the highest standards for environmental sustainability practices in health

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Francesco Gargano, M.D. Tapped by European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean University Medical CenterPlastic Surgery

Francesco Gargano, M.D., PhD, FACS recently returned from Brussels, Belgium where he served on the the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery’s (EBOPRAS) examination committee. Dr. Gargano was just one of a handful of international plastic surgeons that

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Hackensack’s Orthopedic Surgery and Oncology Has Moved

Hackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedics

Hackensack’s Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Oncology moved to a new location on April 15. The new address is:Alfred Sanzari Medical Building 360 Essex Street, Suite 203Hackensack,NJ 07601 Both departments can be reached at:Orthopedic Surgery: 551-996-8867 Orthopedic Oncology: 551-996-2533

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Bayshore Now Offers Y-90 Liver Cancer Treatment

Bayshore Medical CenterHackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterJFK Medical CenterMountainside Medical CenterOcean University Medical CenterOncologyRiverview Medical Center

What You Need To Know The Y-90 procedure, a new, highly targeted treatment for inoperable liver cancer, is now available at Bayshore. How It Works Y-90 radioembolization is a minimally invasive procedure that combines embolization and radiation therapy. It safely

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Council of the International Society of Surgery Elects Alexander Shifrin, M.D. as a Fellow

EndocrinologyHackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupJersey Shore University Medical Center

The Council of the International Society of Surgery (ISS/SIC) has elected Jersey Shore’s Alexander Shifrin, M.D., FACS, FACE, ECNU, FEBS, FISS as a Fellow of the International Society of Surgery (ISS/SIC). Dr. Shifrin’s Fellowship will be awarded at the Convocation

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Ocean Now Performing TCAR Procedure to Treat Carotid Artery Disease

CardiologyOcean University Medical Center

What you need to know The Vascular Program at Ocean is among the first in Ocean County to offer Trans-cervical Carotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR), helping dramatically reduce the risk of stroke in patients with blocked arteries. Fellowship-trained vascular surgeon, Vikalp

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Bayshore Performs Hospital’s First Y-90 Procedure

Bayshore Medical CenterOncology

What you need to know Bayshore recently performed its first Y-90 procedure. Hackensack Meridian Health has the most experience with Y-90 treatments in the State of New Jersey. The procedure is also offered at Hackensack University Medical Center, JFK Medical

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Hackensack Receives 2019 Star Award for Research Excellence from the Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack was awarded the 2019 Star Award for Research Excellence from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Congress in San Diego for participating in a study entitled, “Monocyte Distribution Width (MDW), A Novel Indicator

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HMH Hospitals Nationally Ranked for Savings Performance in Medicare Orthopedic Program

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Bayshore’s Diabetes Program Earns Re-certification

Bayshore Medical CenterEndocrinology

Bayshore’s diabetes program passed the re-certification application inspection in early March 2019, meaning it is qualified for Medicare/Medicaid and other private insurances reimbursement for diabetes care. The Bayshore diabetes program is accredited by American Diabetes Association through May 13, 2023.

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Jersey Shore and Hackensack Recognized as Centers of Excellence for TCAR Stroke Prevention Procedure

CardiologyHackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterNeurologyOcean University Medical Center

What you need to know Silk Road Medical has named Jersey Shore and Hackensack 2018 Centers of Excellence. Jersey Shore and Hackensack are the only facilities in New Jersey to earn this distinction from Silk Road Medical, a developer of

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Hackensack’s Diabetes Program Receives Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Re-certification

EndocrinologyHackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center Diabetes Program has received its fifth disease-specific re-certification in Advanced Inpatient Diabetes. The Joint Commission’s certificate of distinction for inpatient diabetes care recognizes hospitals that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for patients with diabetes

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Roberta Chiu, M.D. Receives Experience Innovation Grant

K. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

Roberta Chiu, M.D., PGY-2, in Jersey Shore’s pediatric residency program, received a $5,000 from Hackensack Meridian Health’s Office of Human Experience. The Experience Innovation Grant, Innovate X, provides team members with funds for innovating solutions that have a positive impact

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Ocean Designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

Imaging and RadiologyOcean University Medical Center

What you need to know The American College of Radiology (ACR) has designated Ocean Medical Center a Diagnostic Center of Excellence (DICOE). Ocean is the only facility in Ocean County with the DICOE accreditation. About the DICOE designation The DICOE

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Brand New Magazine Hits Homes

All LocationsAll Specialties

What you need to know Healthviews Magazine – which originated in the Southern market and expanded to the North – is now HealthU Magazine. The first issue of HealthU Magazine hit homes in March 2019. It contains tips and advice

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region March 2019

All SpecialtiesBayshore Medical CenterJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Normy Dessalines, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine/Internal Medicine Michael Kaufer, M.D. – Active Staff, Emergency Medicine Sophia Kotliar, M.D. – Active Staff, Pathology Peter Litwin, M.D. – Active Staff, Psychiatry ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS APPLICATIONS

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Northern Region March 2019

All SpecialtiesHackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalPalisades Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Hollin Calloway, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Otolaryngology David Rocamboli, D.O. – Provisional Attending, Anesthesiology  Timothy Watkins, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics Deborah Ungerleider, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics Yatin Patil, M.D. – Provisional

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region March 2019

All SpecialtiesJersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean University Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Shehryar Anjum, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine/Nephrology Kari Colen, M.D. – Active Staff, Surgery/Plastic Kevin Edwards, M.D. – Active Staff, Emergency Medicine Sophia Kotliar, M.D. – Active Staff, Pathology Lisa Zahn, M.D.

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Happy Doctors’ Day from Your Patient and CEO

All LocationsAll Specialties

Dear Hackensack Meridian Health Physicians, Saying thank you does not adequately express my appreciation for all you do every day. Unfortunately, there is no word that properly expresses thanks to a group of people who spend their days saving lives,

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Raritan Bay Receives $250K Donation for Emergency Service in Old Bridge

All SpecialtiesRaritan Bay Medical Center

What you need to know Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation recently received a $250,000 gift from TeamHealth towards the planned facility renovation and expansion of the emergency department at Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge. The project is set to begin

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Bayshore’s Bariatric Department Receives Re-Accreditation

BariatricsBayshore Medical Center

What you need to know On February 28, Bayshore Medical Center’s bariatric department received their site inspection for the re-accreditation as a MBSAQIP Accredited Center for Quality Program and was recommended for a continuation of the full accreditation. The surveyor

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Getting to Know Ocean’s Chief Hospital Executive, Jason Kreitner

All SpecialtiesOcean University Medical Center

March 4 was the official start date for Jason Kreitner, Ocean Medical Center’s new Chief Hospital Executive. Jason sat down for a Q & A so that team members can get to know him. Read what Jason had to say

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Hackensack’s Imaging and Radiology Adopts HeartFlow Analysis

CardiologyHackensack University Medical CenterImaging and Radiology

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to adopt the HeartFlow Analysis, a first-of-its-kind noninvasive technology to aid physicians in the diagnoses of coronary artery disease (CAD). This new non-invasive test

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June 30: Deadline to Meet Opioid Training Requirement

All SpecialtiesHackensack University Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital

What You Need To Know The State Board of Medical Examiners’ (NJSBME) deadline for mandatory opioid training is June 30, 2019.  Complete This CME Activity To Comply Craving A Solution To The Opioid Crisis: Presented by Gabrielle L. Procopio, Pharm.D.,

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First Leadless Pacemaker Implant at Bayshore

Bayshore Medical CenterCardiology

Bayshore’s Cardiac Cath Lab team successfully implanted their first leadless pacemaker on Thursday, February 28. The team also received a Five-Star for Pacemaker Procedures Award and Five-Star for Treatment of Heart Attack Award from HealthGrades(R).

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Hackensack Holds a Heartfelt Reunion for Cardiac Patients

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know The Heart and Vascular Hospital at Hackensack recently held a reunion to honor patients who received a percutaneous ventricular assist device (pVAD) called the Impella Heart Pump. According to Mark Anderson, M.D., chief of the

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Sanzari Children’s Hospital Using Virtual Reality Program

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalPediatrics

What you need to know The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital recently started using virtual reality to help reduce stress among its pediatric patients in the Children’s Cancer Institute, and the pediatric inpatient and outpatient units. Through a generous donation,

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Raritan Bay’s Joslin Diabetes Center Welcomes Sulay H. Shah, M.D.

EndocrinologyRaritan Bay Medical Center

The Joslin Diabetes Center at Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge recently added endocrinologist Sulay H. Shah, M.D., to its team. Sulay Shah M.D., is board certified in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism and Internal Medicine. He completed his specialty training

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Francesco Gargano, M.D. Ventures on a Medical Mission to Spread Smiles Across Miles

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterPlastic Surgery

Francesco Gargano, M.D. is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Jersey Shore and specializes in pediatric craniofacial surgery. He has been changing the lives of children around the world who suffer from congenital, cancer or traumatic craniofacial malformations. He has

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Fourteen Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Center Practices Earn PCSP Recognition

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupOB/GYN

What you need to know Fourteen Hackensack Meridian Health practices recently earned the Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) recognition. Practices achieve PCSCP recognition through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and must demonstrate continuous quality improvement in clinical quality, resource

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Raritan Bay’s Institute for Weight Loss Attains Renewed National Accreditation

BariatricsRaritan Bay Medical Center

What you need to know The Institute for Weight Loss at Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge was recently re-accredited as a Comprehensive Bariatric Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).  Details The institute provides

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Epic Support for Palisades Providers

All SpecialtiesPalisades Medical Center

Where to get support Providers can drop in to the Epic Practice Lab in the Palisades physician lounge for Epic assistance. No appointment needed.  Credentialed trainers are on site to answer questions, assist with personalization, or walk through difficult workflows. The Practice Lab will continue through go live on February 28. Palisades

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: February 2019

All LocationsAll Specialties

Welcome the following physicians to Hackensack Meridian Health. Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Lydia M. Kasper, DO – Active Staff, Emergency Medicine Milena Kolesnikova, MD – Active Staff, Medicine/Internal Medicine/Hospitalist Sotirios Papafragkou, MD – Active Staff, Surgery/Plastic and Hand Surgery Gohar Petrosyan,

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A Message from Vito Buccellato to Ocean

All SpecialtiesOcean University Medical Center

As you know, I have been appointed chief operations officer position for Jersey Shore University Medical Center. I will begin my new position on March 4. As I look forward to this exciting career opportunity, I wanted to take this

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A Message from Jersey Shore’s New COO, Vito Buccellato

All SpecialtiesJersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's Hospital

Dear Jersey Shore Physicians, I have been given the distinct privilege of joining the Jersey Shore University Medical Center family as the new Chief Operating Officer. This is a role that I am truly grateful for and excited about, and

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CPOE Changes Coming to Southern Ocean

All SpecialtiesSouthern Ocean Medical Center

The Epic go live marks an important change in CPOE policy at Southern Ocean Medical Center. Starting September 30, 2019 written orders for inpatients will no longer be allowed. Telephone orders are to be used sparingly when a provider is

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Workflow Review Sessions: Jersey Shore, Ocean and Southern Ocean

All SpecialtiesJersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean University Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

During workflow review, team members from Wave 3 campuses worked with the Epic application team to compare their workflows to those in the production Epic environment. Together, they identified any gaps or differences and confirmed clinical or operational transformation opportunities,

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Epic Training Coming Soon: Jersey Shore, Ocean and Southern Ocean

All SpecialtiesJersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean University Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

The Epic electronic health record system is coming to Jersey Shore, Ocean Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center on September 30, 2019. All Hackensack Meridian Health facilities to be live on Epic by September 2019. Training is Required To

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Epic Terms and Acronyms

All SpecialtiesJersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean University Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

The Epic system brings with it a new set of terms and acronyms. Below are examples of the terms and definitions available on the Let’s Speak Epic page on the Epic Resource Center intranet site. ASAP: The ASAP Emergency Department Information System streamlines

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Jersey Shore to Hold 18th Annual Physician Art and Photography Exhibit

All SpecialtiesJersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's Hospital

What you need to know Jersey Shore will host the 18th Annual Hackensack Meridian Health Physician Art and Photography Exhibit from March 28 through May 10. The opening night reception takes place in the Kurr Atrium at Jersey Shore University

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Flooring Replacement at Southern Ocean

All SpecialtiesSouthern Ocean Medical Center

What you need to know Artisan Flooring will be replacing the flooring on the first floor of Southern Ocean near the cafeteria during the week of February 24. Due to this work, the stair tower closest to the cafeteria, South,

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GPS Technology will Help Patients and Families Navigate Hospitals

All LocationsAll Specialties

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health is developing an indoor GPS with Connexient to help patients and families better navigate the network’s 17 hospitals. This GPS technology is already in place at Hackensack. The plan is to launch this technology at

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Jersey Shore Receives Behavioral Health Home Certification from The Joint Commission

Behavioral HealthJersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know The Behavioral Health Home at Jersey Shore has received certification from The Joint Commission (TJC), providing additional recognition for Jersey Shore’s behavioral health services. The Behavioral Health Home is a high intensity outpatient service targeting

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David M. Walker, M.D. Joins Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital as Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalPediatrics

David M. Walker, M.D. has joined Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital as its new division chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Walker previously served as vice chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and director of

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Return Your Survey for Jersey Choice Top Doctors

All LocationsAll Specialties

Check your mailbox for New Jersey Monthly’s annual Jersey Choice Top Doctors survey. The survey was mailed in early February by polling company Leflein Associates to every doctor licensed in the state for at least five years. Survey Instructions Mail back your

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K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Welcomes New Pediatric Specialists

K. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital welcomes new pediatric specialists Marian Khrizman, D.O., pediatric neurologist; Marianna Nicoletta Gentile, D.O., pediatric endocrinologist; Anna Carmela Gironella, M.D., pediatric rheumatologist and Reena Jethva, M.D., pediatric geneticist to the team. Marian Khrizman, D.O., specializes in treating

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Hackensack Selected as Site for Multiple Sclerosis Mental Health Mentorship Program

All LocationsNeurology

What you need to know The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) has selected Hackensack to be one of two medical centers in the nation to offer the Mental Health Mini-Mentorship Specialty Training Program for health professionals. This training provides

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NJBIZ Honors Catherine Ainora, Nancy Corcoran-Davidoff

All LocationsAll Specialties

What you need to know NJBIZ has named Catherine Ainora, chief integration and transformation officer, and Nancy Corcoran-Davidoff, executive vice president, chief experience and human resources officer, as among the “Best 50 Women in Business.” The annual awards honor business

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Oncology Breakthrough: Life-Saving CAR T-Cell Therapy Now Available

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalOncology

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health is at the forefront of advanced cancer treatment in New Jersey and the nation. Two sites, the John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC), and Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, are the first in New

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HMH Invests in UV Technology to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections

All LocationsAll Specialties

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health is investing in ultraviolet light (UV) technology that can eliminate microorganisms that trigger hospital-acquired infections. The technology has been piloted in operating rooms, post-acute care units, ICUs and emergency departments, where it has eliminated

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Mountainside’s Center of Advanced Bariatric Surgery Achieves National Accreditation

BariatricsMountainside Medical Center

What you need to know Mountainside Medical Center has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for

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Jersey Shore Launches High Risk Genetics Clinic Targeting Cancer Risk Assessment

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOncology

What you need to know Jersey Shore has opened a comprehensive High Risk Genetics Clinic.  The program is designed to address hereditary cancer risk assessment. Each patient has the opportunity to meet with several specialized cancer experts and a genetics counselor in

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John Theurer Cancer Center Recruiting a Phase II Clinical Trial for Pancreatic Cancer

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

What you need to know John Theurer Cancer Center is now recruiting a Phase II clinical trial for pancreatic cancer called PROTACT (Precise RNAi for Obtaining Targeted Cancer Therapy). During PROTACT treatment, a miniature biodegradable polymeric matrix called “LODER” that

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Arlene O’Brien, DMD Honored by Academy of General Dentistry

DentistryJersey Shore University Medical Center

Arlene O’Brien, DMD, a past Jersey Shore Resident and Attending Faculty Member of the Department of Dentistry, was recently honored by the Academy of General Dentistry for her dedication to Continuing Dental Education.

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Joseph Miller Ph.D., FACHE Named Council Chair of American Hospital Association Constituency Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services

All LocationsBehavioral Health

Joseph A. Miller, Ph.D., FACHE, vice president for Behavioral Health Care Transformation Services, is the 2019 chair of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Constituency Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services. The Council represents about 1,660 behavioral health providers across

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Slingshot Health Now Available for Practices in Jackson Health Village

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

What you need to know Slingshot Health is now available at Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group integrative medicine and primary care practices in Jackson Health Village. Details Slingshot Health is a healthcare marketplace that allows patients to self-pay for care

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Jersey Shore Named Behavioral Health Home from The Joint Commission

Behavioral HealthJersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know The Behavioral Health Home at Jersey Shore University Medical Center has received The Joint Commission (TJC) Certification. This optional certification goes above and beyond what is required for accreditation and provides additional recognition for behavioral

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Jersey Shore’s Respiratory Program Earns AARC Apex Recognition Award

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterPulmonology

What you need to know The respiratory team at Jersey Shore University Medical Center was recently awarded the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Apex Recognition Award. Details Jersey Shore earned this award because of their high quality care, dedication

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Eric Alcera, M.D. and Ramon Solhkhah, M.D. Named to NJHELA Class of 2019

Behavioral HealthJersey Shore University Medical Center

Eric Alcera, M.D., associate corporate medical director of Hackensack Meridian Behavioral Health Services, and Ramon Solhkhah, M.D., Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Corporate Medical Director, HMH Behavioral Health Care Transformation Service, were named

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Paul Condello, DMD Leads Dental Education Program to Best ADA Rating

DentistryJersey Shore University Medical Center

The American Dental Association awarded Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Continuing Dental Education Program its highest rating. This recognition is thanks to in part to Dr. Paul Condello’s continued dedication to the medical center’s continuing dental education program and the

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HUMC Offering Treatment to Regrow Knee Cartilage Cells

Hackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedics

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center is among the first hospitals in New Jersey to offer a cutting-edge treatment to regrow and implant a patient’s own cartilage cells to regenerate knee cartilage. Surgeons at Hackensack are using

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Hackensack Recognized for its Neurosurgery and Spine Programs

Hackensack University Medical CenterNeurology

What you need to know Becker’s Healthcare named Hackensack University Medical Center among its “100 hospitals and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs.” Hackensack was recognized for its robust program for all subspecialized areas of neurosurgery, including cranial

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John Theurer Cancer Center Recruiting for New Glioblastoma Study

All LocationsNeurologyOncology

What you need to know John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is recruiting for WIZARD 201G, a global Phase 2 study in glioblastoma (GBM). The trial is sponsored by Boston Biomedical and is evaluating DSP-7888, an investigational

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Congratulations to Jersey Shore’s Pediatric and Internal Medicine Residents

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterPrimary Care

What you need to know Three of Jersey Shore’s pediatric residents matched into fellowship programs, and seven internal medicine residents matched into their chosen fellowships. Details Here are the Pediatric and Internal matches: Pediatrics Matches Samantha Butzke, M.D. – Pediatric

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Department of Dentistry Donates $25,000 to Foundation

DentistryJersey Shore University Medical Center

During their holiday party in December, the Department of Dentistry donated $25,000 to the Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation’s endowment fund.  Over the years, through money generated from the Continuing Dental Education Program, the Department of Dentistry has been able

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Raritan Bay Medical Center Restricting Visitors

Raritan Bay Medical CenterSpecialties

What You Need to Know Beginning January 14, Raritan Bay Medical Center–Old Bridge and Raritan Bay–Perth Amboy are temporarily suspending visitor privileges for children age 11 and younger due to New Jersey’s high flu activity. Anyone with a fever or cough

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Bayshore Temporary MRI Location

Bayshore Medical CenterImaging and Radiology

What you need to know Effective Monday, January 7, 2019, all MRI exams will be performed on a MRI mobile unit located adjacent to the elevators on the ground floor by Administration. The mobile MRI trailer will be in place

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OMC’s Sleep Medicine Center Certified by Industry Leader

Ocean University Medical CenterPrimary Care

What you need to know The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has fully re-accredited Ocean Medical Center’s Sleep Medicine program. Ocean was recognized for its commitment to high quality, patient-centered care thorough the adherence of the AASM Standards and

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Do Not Move Epic Deployed Equipment at Palisades

All SpecialtiesPalisades Medical Center

What You Need to Know Much of the IT equipment needed for Palisades’ Epic go live has been delivered and installed. This equipment includes computers, monitors, printers, and other peripheral devices. In preparation for February’s go live, many of these

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Measles Outbreak Over in Ocean, Passaic Counties

Hackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalLocationOcean University Medical CenterSpecialties

What you need to know New Jersey’s Department of Health (DOH) has declared the measles outbreak that sickened 33 people in Ocean and Passaic counties is over. As of January 16, two incubation periods (a total of 42 days) have

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New Wound Healing Specialists at Raritan Bay

All SpecialtiesRaritan Bay Medical Center

What you need to know The Center for Wound Healing at Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy has added three wound specialists to address the underlying conditions that cause non-healing wounds.  Services offered Our expert medical practitioners provide

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HMH Launches Task Force To Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

All LocationsOB/GYN

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health announced January 23 that it has formed an expert Maternal Health Task Force to improve maternal health outcomes in the Garden State. New Jersey has the fifth highest maternal death rate in the

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Reporting is Now Open for Promoting Interoperability

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Partners

What you need to know All practices must report the “Promoting Interoperability” category by April 2, 2019. This category is part of your overall MIPS score, which determines your additional incentive percentage reimbursement for all eligible Part B services. How to

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H1N1 Flu Activity is High: Administer Antiviral Treatment

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What You Need to Know Flu activity is high in New Jersey and the predominant strain is H1N1, for which the flu vaccine tends to be more effective than other strains. It’s not too late to vaccinate your patients. What You

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2 New CEHRT Use Requirements for Performance Year 2019

All LocationsAll SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Partners

What you need to know CMS requires all Medicare-eligible clinicians in 2019 to use an electronic health record that meets the 2015 certification standards. In addition, CMS has replaced quality measure “ACO-11: Use of Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technology” with

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HMHP: New Member Update

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Partners

December 2018 Hackensack Meridian Health Partners welcomed the following new members in December 2018: Advanced Cardiovascular Medicine Advanced Infectious Disease Alan L. Schechter, M.D., PhD Associates In Kidney Disease & Hypertension Atlantic Pediatrics Belanger Podiatry Associates, LLC Bergen Endocrinology Brian

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2019 MIPS requirements: 4 ways to prepare

All LocationsAll Specialties

What you need to know Several new provider types are now eligible to participate, including physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and audiologists. New low-volume threshold exclusion criterion also takes effect. Several other changes will also take effect. Four ways

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New at Hackensack: Incisionless Surgical Treatment for GERD

GastroenterologyHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Specialists within the Division of Gastroenterology and the Department of Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center are using the new TIF® procedure (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication) to correct the underlying causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD),

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Palisades Epic Update: February 28 Go Live Date

All SpecialtiesPalisades Medical Center

What you need to know Palisades Medical Center’s new Epic Go Live date is February 28. Below are key dates: February 11-15 – Downtime Drill February 16 -17 – Appointment Conversion February 18 – Scheduling Go Live February 25 – Go Live Orientation February

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Meridian ACO Extends Agreement to June 30, 2019

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What you need to know CMS has released the final 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule. This rule revises the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and allows MSSP ACOs the opportunity to extend their current agreements by six months. The

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Check Out Our New Physician Directories

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupHackensack Meridian Health Partners

It is now easier to find fellow Hackensack Meridian Health providers. The following provider directories are now live and online: Hackensack Meridian Health Partners: Visit HMHPDirectory.org to access the directory. Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group: Visit HMHMGDirectory.org to access the Medical Group’s directory. Both directories can also be printed out in a PDF

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HMH Medical Group: 5-Star Ratings Live on Physician Directory

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

What you need to know NRC Real Time patient survey ratings are now available for more than 800 providers on the physician directory. The details In 2018, Hackensack Meridian Health implemented NRC Real Time patient surveys to acquire patient feedback for

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Bayshore OR Sets Record

All SpecialtiesBayshore Medical Center

Congratulations to Bayshore’s OR, SDS, PACU, and SPD departments who handled 30 cases on December 13th! Not only did they break the record at Bayshore, but they handled it with professionalism and enthusiasm. Thank you!

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Dial 3333 for All Your IT Needs

All LocationsAll Specialties

Beginning January 1, 2019, you can dial 3333 for IT assistance anywhere within Hackensack Meridian Health. This one extension will connect you to the IT Helpdesk from any location within our network.   Trying to connect externally? Simple. Call 848-237-3333. 

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Hackensack Facility Upgrade Update

All SpecialtiesHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Central Utility Plant Construction Please comply with all posted signage and be aware of your surroundings when crossing Second Street with construction work continuing at the Hillcrest Building and along Second Street. Please be aware

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Epic Updates

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

What you need to know The Epic project timeline has been adjusted. Below are updates to the 2019 Epic Go Live slots. You can now view a patient’s immunizations from outside sources using the Care Everywhere activity. After reviewing the

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The Top 5 Benefits of Hackensack Meridian Health Partners

All LocationsAll SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Partners

Top 5 benefits of participating in Meridian Health Partners   Physicians who participate in Hackensack Meridian Health Partners (HMHP), our clinically integrated network get to remain independent while leveraging the power of a group (contract negotiating power and group purchasing

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Test Your Knowledge: Take Our Quiz on New Jersey’s New Opioid Prescribing Law

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Test your knowledge of New Jersey’s new opioid prescribing law New Jersey has one of the strictest opioid prescribing laws in the country. It took effect last year and places certain limits on how you may prescribe opioids and other

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Smoking Cessation Treatment Center Launches

All LocationsAll Specialties

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health launched a regional Community Smoking Cessation Treatment Center initiative in February 2019 at 10 locations in northern New Jersey, including the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center and Palisades Medical Center. The

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Bayshore Medical Center Back To Full Capacity After Fire

All SpecialtiesBayshore Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center is functioning at full capacity for the first time since a minor fire in February reduced the hospital’s capacity by 65 beds. Repairs are now complete to the hospital’s ICU and its second- and third-floor units.  

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Hackensack’s Florian P. Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., Leads CMT Clinical Trial

Hackensack University Medical CenterNeurology

Florian P. Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Neuroscience Institute and Department of Neurology, and director of the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation Center of Excellence at Hackensack University Medical Center, is helping to lead an international phase-3 study of a treatment for Charcot-Marie-Tooth

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Welcome Herbert Kunkle, Jr., M.D., to Southern Ocean Orthopedic Surgery

OrthopedicsPrimary CareSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Herbert L. Kunkle, Jr., M.D.  joined Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center’s orthopedic surgery department. Education and Certifications Dr. Kunkle is board certified in orthopedic surgery. He received his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College and completed his residency and internship at

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3 Ways We’re Expanding Our Cardiovascular Program

All LocationsCardiology

What you need to know Here are three new, advanced cardiovascular services we now offer: 1. Heart Recovery Program: Located at Hackensack University Medical Center this innovative, multidisciplinary program provides advanced circulatory support with Impella® to treat cardiovascular compromise during a myocardial

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Infographic: See our Cardiovascular Program Numbers

All LocationsCardiology

Our Cardiovascular Program: By The Numbers Our Advanced Cardiovascular Services Minimally Invasive Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR): Hackensack Meridian Health is among a select number of hospitals nationwide to offer the TCAR procedure, which uses a transcarotid neuroprotection system to reduce the risk of

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Welcome George P. Batsides, M.D., FACC, chief of cardiac surgery, Hackensack

All LocationsCardiology

George P. Batsides, M.D., FACC, has joined Hackensack Meridian Health as chief of cardiac surgery and surgical director of Mechanical Circulatory Support at the Heart & Vascular Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center. Education Dr. Batsides is board-certified in both general and thoracic surgery

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Welcome Jesus Almendral, M.D., FACC, medical director of the Advanced Heart Failure Center

All LocationsCardiology

Jesus Almendral, M.D., FACC, a cardiovascular disease specialist, has joined Hackensack Meridian Health as the medical director of the Advanced Heart Failure Center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Areas of Specialty Advanced treatment options, including the latest Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) HeartMate 3™

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Move to Plain Language Emergency System: Jan. 1

All LocationsAll Specialties

What you need to know Beginning January 1, 2019, Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals will begin using Plain Language Emergency Alerts in place of the traditional “Code Blue” or “Code Orange” alerts.*  Emergency management teams will begin training and educating relevant

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Welcome to Maestro

All LocationsAll Specialties

Welcome to the new Maestro website, the home for physician information and resources to help you orchestrate the best care. Maestro brings all the important content from across Hackensack Meridian Health into one single destination. This site was built for you, based

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Specialty Update: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Services at HUMC and JSUMC

All LocationsBariatricsPrimary Care

What you need to know The Institute for Sleep Wake Disorders at HUMC has a new program for admitted patients with suspected and undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy is now available at HUMC and JSUMC

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Blood Pressure Drug Losartan Recalled Due to Contamination

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What you need to know Drug maker Sandoz Inc. is recalling one lot of its Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets because the pills may have been contaminated with trace amounts of N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), a known carcinogen. To date, no adverse events

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Measles Outbreak Update: Tools to Answer FAQs and Limit Exposure

All LocationsPrimary Care

What you need to know New Jersey’s measles outbreak has spread to Passaic County. There are 18 confirmed cases as of November 29, 2018 in Ocean and Passaic counties. This number could double as 17 suspected cases are currently under investigation in Ocean County. The

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Where in the World is Dr. Ed Galkin?

All LocationsDentistry

Where in the world is Hackensack Meridian Health Periodontist Dr. Ed Galkin? As of this very minute, he’s flying around the world in his 1976 Cessna 210 Centurion to raise money for Alzheimer’s disease, in honor of his brother, Sam

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Horizon Requires Prior Authorization for Specialized Procedures  

All LocationsOrthopedics

What you need to know Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) will begin conducting Prior Authorization & Medical Necessity Determination (PA/MND) reviews for certain specialized orthopedic surgeries, many of which may require the use of an implantable

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FDA Novel Drug Approvals

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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recently approved the following drug therapies: Dermatology Seysara, with active ingredient sarecycline, to treat inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris in patients 9 years of age and older. Immunology Revcovi, with

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FDA Warning: Teach Patients About Pen Needle Differences

All LocationsAll SpecialtiesPrimary Care

Overview: Diabetic patients who aren’t trained on the proper use of standard pen needles are unaware that they aren’t actually injecting any insulin. What you can do: Teach patients about the differences between standard pen and safety pen needles. Diabetic

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Epidural Analgesia with IV Antibiotics: 12 Ways to Prevent Look-Alike Errors

All LocationsOB/GYN

Overview: Patients on labor and delivery units have mistakenly received high doses of narcotics instead of IV antibiotics, due to look-alike infusion bags and overlooked warning labels. This can lead to death, seizures and respiratory arrest. What you can do:

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The 4 Feared Adverse Events: What You Need to Know

All LocationsAll Specialties

What you need to know: Antidepressants, antibiotics and statins are among the 1,731 drugs that are the suspected primary causes of four types of severe adverse drug events. While uncommon, these events can lead to life-threatening medical emergencies and irreversible damage.

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6 Ways to Prevent Deadly Methotrexate Errors

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Overview: Methotrexate, a high-alert medication, has been associated with an alarming number of wrong-frequency errors, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) warns. Overdoses have resulted in vomiting, serious skin lesions, liver failure, renal failure and death. What you can

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Orthopedic Update: Revolutionizing Scoliosis Treatment for Children

All LocationsOrthopedics

Remote-controlled magnetic rods help avoid multiple surgeries Overview: Hackensack Meridian Health is among a small number of New Jersey healthcare organizations that specialize in a noninvasive technique that uses remote-controlled magnetic rods to treat children with early-onset scoliosis (EOS) Patient

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Alexander Shifrin, M.D. Published in Atlas of Adrenal Surgery

All LocationsAll SpecialtiesEndocrinologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

Dr. Alexander Shifrin, Director of Endocrine Oncology at Hackensack Meridian Health System, and Surgical Director, Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Diseases, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, served as editor and contributed two chapters to the First Edition of

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Dermatologist Robin Ashinoff Receives MohsAIQ Pioneer Award

All LocationsAll SpecialtiesPlastic Surgery

Dr. Robin Ashinoff, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist and plastic surgeon, has received the MohsAIQ Pioneer Award, which  recognizes commitment to quality and performance measurement in Mohs Micrographic surgery for skin cancer The American College of Mohs Surgery will present Dr.

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JSUMC verified as Level II Pediatric Trauma Center

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterPediatrics

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center is now the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties, and in the eastern part of New Jersey to verified as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the American

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Support Group Helps Physicians Cope with Emotional Stress

All LocationsAll Specialties

As we know, those on the front line in health care can at times be presented with difficult situations, including an unintended patient outcome or exposure to a traumatic incident. These circumstances may result in emotional aftershock, mental stress and/or

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Obese Patients with PTSD at Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

All LocationsAll SpecialtiesBehavioral Health

Patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who are obese have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a study published online in August by JAMA Psychiatry. Obesity represented the strongest predictor of T2DM. In the absence

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Specialty Update: Matthews Vision Treatment Center at Riverview

All LocationsAll SpecialtiesRiverview Medical Center

What you need to know Riverview Medical Center has re-launched its eye care services in the Matthews Vision Treatment Center, located in the Ambulatory Care Center. The ophthalmic program offers the most up-to-date and advanced options available for vision correction.

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NJ Opioid Prescribing Law: FAQs

All LocationsAll Specialties

New Jersey has one of the toughest opioid prescribing laws in the country. It took effect last year and places new restrictions on how practitioners may prescribe opioids and other Schedule II controlled substances. Many practitioners continue to have questions

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Surgery Update: Riverview Adds Second da Vinci Robot

All SpecialtiesCardiologyGastroenterologyGeneral SurgeryOB/GYNOncologyRiverview Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center has acquired the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, providing its surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity, and control that allows for a minimally invasive surgical approach for many complex surgical procedures. Already

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CMS Changes 2019 MIPS Payment Adjustment

All LocationsAll Specialties

Overview: Hackensack Meridian Health’s payment adjustment for our Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs will decrease in 2019 as the result of corrections that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services made to its scoring logic. Physician impact: Payment adjustments will take

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Bayshore Medical Center Earns Nuclear Medicine Accreditation

Bayshore Medical CenterImaging and Radiology

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Diagnostic Imaging Department at Bayshore

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Andrew L. Pecora, M.D. Receives 2018 Dr. Sol J. Barer Award

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., FACP, CPE, President, Physician Enterprise and Chief Innovations Officer at Hackensack Meridian Health, was honored with the 2018 Dr. Sol J. Barer Award for Vision, Innovation and Leadership at the Gateway Gala, BioNJ’s 25th Annual dinner meeting, networking

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Support Group Helps Physicians Cope with Emotional Stress

All LocationsAll Specialties

What you need to know WeCare, our confidential, peer-to-peer support program, helps team members and clinicians manage emotional stress and grief that sometimes results from the work we do. “The WeCare program gives caregivers the emotional first aid they need, so

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HMHP Expands Successful Prescription Initiative

All LocationsAll SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupHackensack Meridian Health Partners

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health Partners is expanding its successful generic prescription initiative. In the coming weeks, Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group offices will be receiving a list noting any Horizon and United Healthcare patients identified as having a claim for a brand-name

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From 100 Seizures a Day to None: How a Jersey Shore University Medical Center Neurosurgeon Improved a Patient’s Life

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterNeurology

Lawrence Daniels, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center, has performed the hospital’s first craniotomy for placement of subdural grids leading to a successful temporal lobectomy. The procedure involves placing electrode grids on the surface of the

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