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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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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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Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University Launches Grant Program

School of Medicine at Seton Hall

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University has launched a $100,000 research program to support physicians and researchers working to develop novel treatments for some challenging diseases and conditions including diabetes, depression and

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Palisades Medical Center Welcomes New Medical Staff Leadership

Palisades Medical Center

Palisades welcomed its new medical staff leadership on January 1.  Dr. Syed Jafri has replaced Dr. Aida Capo as President of the Medical and Dental Staff. He is joined by: Maria Capo, M.D., President-Elect Manuel Arias, M.D., Vice President Jose Santana,

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Northern Region January 2020

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

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Aneela Kundnani Kriplani, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics Ronaldo Collo Go, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Internal Medicine/ Critical Care; Internal Medicine/Pulmonary Disease Pradeep Balasubramanian, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Anesthesiology Brett Bielory, M.D. –

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central January 2020

Bayshore Medical CenterJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Nidal Babaa, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine Peter Shupper, M.D. – Active Staff, Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Management Brijesh Reddy, M.D. – Active Staff, Radiology ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS APPLICATIONS  Diana McKenney, PA-C –

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region January 2020

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean Medical CenterShore Rehabilitation InstituteSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Peter Abdelmalik, M.D. – Telemedicine Staff, Medicine/Neurology Eric Buxbaum, D.O. – Active Staff, Orthopaedics/Fracture Abhay Kumar, M.D. – Telemedicine Staff, Medicine/Neurology Jeff Mandel, M.D. – Active Staff, Anesthesiology Roger Pitt, M.D. –

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Hackensack Welcomes New Medical Staff Leadership

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

Hackensack welcomed its new medical staff leadership on January 1. Dr. George Ferrone has replaced Dr. Thomas Salazer and Dr. Sarah Timmapuri as President of the Medical and Dental Staff. He is joined by: Kevin Hewitt, M.D., Vice President Manisha

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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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Hackensack Becomes First Hospital in New Jersey to Perform Kidney Transplant Using Cutting-Edge, Life-Saving Technology

Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center is now the first hospital in the New Jersey to perform a kidney transplant with a kidney preserved at its own Organ Preservation Center using the LifePort Kidney Transporter, an ex vivo hypothermic machine preservation technology.

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Hackensack Becomes First Hospital in New Jersey to Implement C-SATS

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center is now the first hospital in New Jersey to implement the artificial intelligence (AI)-powered, personalized surgical skills insights platform, C-SATS. C-SATS, which stands for Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills,enables Hackensack University

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Hackensack Earns the Most Certifications of Any Hospital in the Nation

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center earned its 28th The Joint Commission (TJC) Disease Specific Care (DSC) certification, marking the most certifications of any hospital in the nation. TJC awarded the Prematurity program at Joseph M. Sanzari

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Bayshore Medical Staff Office Recognizes Departments and Introduces President-Elect Dr. Said Samra

Bayshore Medical Center

What you need to know Bayshore Medial Center Medical Staff Office recently held their semi-annual meeting that featured recognition of the Food and Nutrition Department and the Enviornmental Services Team for the great work they do supporting the hospital’s patients

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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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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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Orientation Day Held at Jersey Shore for School of Medicine Students

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterSchool of Medicine at Seton Hall

The charter class of students from Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall will be completing their clinical rotations at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Jersey Shore held orientation at the medical center and welcomed the new class. Related

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Jersey Shore Welcomes New Residents

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently welcomed residents matched into Fellowship training. Residents matched to the program included: Varsha Gupta, M.D., Hematology and Oncology Firas Ajam, M.D., Cardiology Taimoor Khan, M.D., Pulmonary and Critical Care Related Posts Jersey Shore University

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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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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region December 2019

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Nathalie Jean-Noel, M.D. – Active Staff, Emergency Medicine                                      Kirk Kerensky, M.D. – Affiliate Staff, Pediatrics/General Vishal Mahabir, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine/Internal Medicine – Hospitalist                        Thomas Sims, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Surgery/Pediatric

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Northern Region December 2019

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

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Guillermo Hidalgo, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics/Nephrology Samantha Vemula, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics/Hospital Medicine Milad Alam, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Orthopaedic Surgery/Spine Surgery Luis Grau, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Orthopaedic Surgery/Reconstructive Joint

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region December 2019

Bayshore Medical CenterJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Henry Chang, M.D. – Active Staff, Emergency Medicine Mark Dalton, M.D. – Active Staff, Emergency Medicine Diana Alavi, M.D. – Active Staff, Internal Medicine Ryan Bhagwandin, D.O. – Active Staff, Hospitalist Michael Kirk, D.O.

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Hackensack Holds Annual Physician Holiday Luncheon

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know On Thursday, December 12, 2019, physicians, senior leaders and medical staff were treated to a buffet lunch for the holidays at the Palm Court in the Medical Plaza at Hackensack University Medical Center. Senior leaders

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Organ Transplant Evaluations Now Available in HOPE Tower

Hackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Organ transplant evaluations are now being offered in HOPE Tower in collaboration with Hackensack University Medical Center organ transplant program. The Organ Transplantation Division at Hackensack University Medical Center performs adult kidney, pancreas, simultaneous kidney/pancreas,

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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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Palisades Medical Center Opens New Pharmacy

Palisades Medical Center

What you need to know Palisades Medical Center recently open its new pharmacy making it easy and convenient for team members to fill their prescriptions. The pharmacy is open from for business Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00

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Ocean Medical Center Opens New Outpatient Pharmacy with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ocean Medical Center

What you need to know Ocean Medical Center recently celebrated the opening of their new pharmacy with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new pharmacy is more than double its previous space and is now easily accessible with an exterior entrance

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

CardiologyOcean 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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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region November 2019

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean Medical CenterShore Rehabilitation InstituteSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS David Beck, M.D. – Active Staff, Orthopedics/Fracture Cristobal Beiro, M.D. – Active Staff, Orthopaedics/Fracture David Junkin, M.D. – Active Staff, Orthopaedics/Fracture Brian Katt, M.D. – Active Staff, Orthopaedics/Fracture Satishkiran Kedika, M.D. –

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region November 2019

Bayshore Medical CenterJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Percy LeBlanc, D.O. – Active Staff, Psychiatry Samuel Sostre, M.D. – Active Staff, Psychiatry ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS APPLICATIONS  Alexander Scopellite, PA-C – Orthopedic Surgery JFK Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Jasmine Baez, M.D. –

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Northern Region November 2019

Hackensack University Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalPalisades Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Michael Benson, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Urology Elizabeth Urquhart, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics Karishma Kancherla, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics Melinda Faier, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Anesthesiology Dylan Roden, M.D. – Provisional

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Raritan Bay Receives Home News Tribune Readers’ Choice Award for Best Hospital

Raritan Bay Medical Center

What you need to know The Home News Tribune awarded Raritan Bay Medical Center its Readers’ Choice Award for Best of the Best Hospital in Middlesex County. Each year, Home News Tribune asks its readers to select the Best of

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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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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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C-SATS Comes to Hackensack

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to implement the artificial intelligence (AI)-powered personalized performance management platform, C-SATS (Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills). C-SATS enables Hackensack’s surgical robotics team to securely

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More than $38,000 Raised for Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation at Links for Life Fundraiser

Southern Ocean Medical Center

What you need to know Little Egg Harbor resident Bette Bauer and LuCille Perry of Northborough, Mass., raised more than $38,000 for Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation. Bauer and Perry raised the money by hosting Links for Life at Sea

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Ocean Medical Center Foundation Awarded $10,000 Major Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation

Ocean Medical Center

What you need to know Ocean Medical Center Foundation has been awarded a Major Grant in the amount of $10,000 from The Provident Bank Foundation to help improve the care and support provided to children and young adults with autism,

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Riverview’s Robotics Program Hits Milestone

Riverview Medical Center

What you need to know Riverview Medical Center’s robotics program has recently achieved a significant milestone – performing more than 2,000 robotically assisted surgeries. Robotically-assisted surgery entails the use of a surgical robot to facilitate the performance of complex operations

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Raritan Bay Medical Center Breaks Ground on New Emergency Department

Raritan Bay Medical Center

What you need to know Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge broke ground recently on its new Emergency Department, a $39 million investment that will encompass 24,000 square feet – more than double the current footprint. With 25,000 visits annually,

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Hackensack Holds Annual Physician BBQ

Hackensack University Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital

Hackensack University Medical Center held its annual Physicians’ BBQ on October 17 at the Hackensack Golf Club. Click this link to see a slideshow of photos from the event. Related Posts Epic Downtime: February 22 Epic Maintenance: Consult and Op

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Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Raised over $138, 000 for new Emergency Care Center

Bayshore Medical Center

What you need to know Bayshore Medical Center Foundation hosted the fourth annual Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Community Celebration on Friday, October 11, raising more than $138,000 in support of the future Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center. More

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region October 2019

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean Medical CenterShore Rehabilitation InstituteSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Scott Aydin, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Pediatrics/Intensive Care Ronke Babalola, M.D. – Active Staff, Psychiatry/Child Michael Cosulich, M.D. – Affiliate Staff, Medicine/Dermatology Vincent Duron, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Surgery/Pediatric Adaugo Ike, M.D.

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Northern Region October 2019

Hackensack University Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalPalisades Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Ilana Stock, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics Laurie Dabaghian, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Luigi Bassani, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Neurosurgery Robert Forrest, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Anesthesiology Michael Chee,

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region October 2019

Bayshore Medical CenterCarrier ClinicJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Stephen Van Pelt, M.D. – Active Staff, Emergency Services Naomi Ambalu, D.O. – Active Staff, Psychiatry Patrick Kane, M.D. – Active Staff, Psychiatry Lauren Kaczka-Weiss, D.O. – Active Staff, Psychiatry Rehan Sajjad, M.D. –

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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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Bayshore Medical Center Breaks Ground on New Emergency Center

Bayshore Medical Center

What you need to know Bayshore Medical Center recently broke ground on the new Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center.  The 32,000- square-foot project will restructure the design of the hospital’s campus while greatly increasing its capacity to treat

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

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean 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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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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Hackensack Verified as a Level II Trauma Center

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know The Emergency Trauma Center (ETC) at Hackensack University Medical Center has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT)

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The Villas Opens

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What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health’s the Villas opened in October in Manalapan. Located on seven wooded acres off Gordons Corner Road in Manalapan, the Villas is an apartment community that promotes a wellness-centric lifestyle. The community offers

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Raritan Bay Old Bridge – Doctor’s Parking Lot Closure

Raritan Bay Medical Center

What you need to know Due to construction beginning for the expansion of the Emergency Department, effective Monday, October 7 the Doctor’s parking lot in Old Bridge behind 3 Hospital Plaza (MAB) will be closed until further notice. Doctor’s parking

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Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University Faculty Member Publishes Groundbreaking Neanderthal Research

School of Medicine at Seton Hall

What you need to know Anthony S. Pagano, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Medical Sciences at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University — along with colleagues Samuel Márquez from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine and

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Raritan Bay Appoints Winston Ramkissoon as Director of Emergency Department

Raritan Bay Medical Center

What you need to know Raritan Bay Medical Center has appointed Winston Ramkissoon, MS, MPH, RN, CPPS as director of the Emergency Department in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, effective October 7. Winston has worked at Hackensack University Medical Center

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region September 2019

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean Medical CenterShore Rehabilitation InstituteSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Ghadhier Al Saoudi, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine/Internal Medicine – Hospitalist Naomi Ambalu, D.O. – Active Staff, Psychiatry/Child Samantha Cotler, D.O. – Active Staff, Family Medicine Joseph Dallessio, M.D. – Locum Tenens,

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region September 2019

Bayshore Medical CenterCarrier ClinicJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS John Li, M.D. – Active Staff, Anesthesiology Walter Kaniefski, M.D. – Active Staff, Emergency Medicine Junaid Kalia, M.D. – Active Staff, Tele-Neurology Borislav Kheyson, M.D. – Active Staff, Hospitalist Orna Alpert – Active Staff,

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Northern Region September 2019

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

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Daniel Maman, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Plastic Surgery Paul Chirichella, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Siddhant Mehta, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Orthopaedic Surgery Emre Kayaalp, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Obstetrics

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Jersey Shore Receives $1.25 Million Gift to Endow Chair

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center received a gift of $1.25 million from Charles Adell to create The Charles & Jackie Adell Endowed Chair in surgical Oncology at the medial center. This is the first endowed

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Hackensack Breaks Ground on New Jersey’s Largest Health Care Expansion Project

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What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center officially broke ground on its state-of-the-art, 530,000-square-foot patient pavilion along Second Street in Hackensack, New Jersey.  The nine-story pavilion will showcase 24 new operating rooms including An interoperative MRI 50-bed Intensive

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Jersey Shore Welcomes Medical Students from St George’s University

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently welcomed the latest class of medical students from St. George’s University. This is Jersey Shore’s second class of third-year medical students. This cohort has medical students from countries all over the world including Egypt,

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Palisades Launches New Concierge Program

Palisades Medical Center

What you need to know Palisades Medical Center has a new concierge program that will make the pre-authorization process for your patients easy and seamless. Team members will handle the scheduling and clerical work for pre-authorization and will also arrange

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Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Honored for LGBTQ Policies and Practices

Hackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterJFK Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

What you need to know The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation gave eight Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals “Leader” and “Top Performer” status. Six Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals earned “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation – with a perfect score of

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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 Receives Level 1 Accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Program

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know The Emergency Department at Hackensack University Medical Center recently received Level 1 accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) program. Hackensack’s Emergency & Trauma Center is now one

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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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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region August 2019

Bayshore Medical CenterCarrier ClinicJFK Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Michael Ruzek, D.O. – Active Staff, Emergency Services Matthew Schoenfeld, M.D. – Active Staff, Cardiology David Zagha, M.D. – Active Staff, Cardiology Sedeek Elmoursi, M.D. – Active Staff, Tele-Neurology ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS APPLICATIONS  

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Northern Region August 2019

Hackensack University Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalMountainside Medical CenterPalisades Medical CenterPascack Valley Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Adam Smith, M.D. – Medical Associate, Surgery/General Surgery Jean Guerrier, M.D. – Medical Associate Surgery/Bariatric Surgery Somdatta Gupta, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Anesthesiology Sondra Nemetski, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine Jagdish Seth,

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region August 2019

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean Medical CenterShore Rehabilitation InstituteSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Orna Alpert, M.D. – Active Staff, Psychiatry/Child Zarine Balsara, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Surgery/Pediatric Urology Kerry Bergman, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Surgery/Pediatric Aylin Bilgutay, M.D. – Active Staff, Surgery/Pediatric Urology Victoria Bones,

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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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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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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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All Work & No Walk is No Good at Hackensack

Hackensack University Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital

What you need to know Hackensack Doctors, Residents and Medical Students: Please join us for a 5-minute stroll every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. The walk departs from the Physician’s Lounge. This weekly walk will be led by John Patzan, Senior

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U.S. News & World Report Names HMH Hospitals Among Best in New Jersey

Hackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

What you need to know Four Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals are ranked among are among the top  hospitals in the state for 2019-20, according to U.S. News & World Report. Hackensack University Medical Center is ranked #2 in New Jersey. In addition

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Bayshore Expanding Emergency Care Center

Bayshore Medical Center

What you need to know Bayshore Medical Center is currently before the Holmdel Township Planning Board with plans to build a new emergency care center. Located on the Garden State Parkway side of the campus, this improvement will be a

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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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Florence M. Cook School of Medical Laboratory Science Awarded Continued Accreditation

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know The Florence M. Cook School of Medical Laboratory Science (FMCSMLS) at Jersey Shore University Medical Center has been awarded continuing accreditation at maximum level of 10 more years for compliance of standards. The Florence M.

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region July 2019

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean Medical CenterShore Rehabilitation InstituteSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Faiz Afridi, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine/Internal Medicine – Hospitalist Faizan Arif, M.D. – Active Staff, Emergency Medicine Amit Bhojwani, D.O. – Active Staff, Surgery/Otolaryngology Shanthi Chezian, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Psychiatry

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Northern Region July 2019

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalMountainside Medical CenterPalisades Medical CenterPascack Valley Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Ahmad Mahmoud, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Otolaryngology Elana Clar, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Neurology Allamprabhu Patil, M.D. – Medical Associate, Neurology Michael Lozovatsky, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Psychiatry Kaushal Kulkarni, M.D. – Provisional

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region July 2019

Bayshore Medical CenterCarrier ClinicJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Feliks Shtindler, M.D. – Active Staff, Hospitalist Daniel Weiner, M.D. – Active Staff, Psychiatry Taliya Farooq, M.D. – Active Staff, Pathology Qasim Husain, M.D. – Active Staff, Otolaryngology Pratik Patel, M.D. – Active Staff,

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Ocean Medical Center Celebrates it’s 35th Anniversary

Ocean Medical Center

What you need to know Ocean Medical Center celebrated its 35th anniversary with an official flag raising ceremony, attended by team members, leadership, volunteers and government officials, on the front lawn of the medical center July 12. The significant milestone

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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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Jersey Shore Level II Regional Trauma Center Receives Verification from the American College of Surgeons

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know The trauma center and pediatric trauma center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center have been verified as a Level II Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad

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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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Ocean’s Family Medicine Residents Earn 3rd place at FamMed Forum Knowledge Bowl

Southern Ocean Medical Center

A group of residents represented Ocean Medical Center at the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians (NJAFP) FamMed Forum and participated in the Resident Knowledge Bowl. They participated in a jeopardy style quiz competition against twelve other Family Medicine Residencies

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Jersey Shore Holds 14th Annual Resident Research Day

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center held its 14th Annual Resident Research Day on June 11. The program highlighted research conducted during the prior academic year by students, residents, physicians and other clinical staff. More than 120 abstracts were presented in

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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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Jersey Shore Introduces New Wayfinding App

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center has introduced a new app that makes finding your way around campus so much easier. The new mobile app – HMH Wayfinding is available on the App store and Google

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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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Southern Ocean Receives $1 Million to Expand Cardiac Cath Lab

Southern Ocean Medical Center

What you need to know Southern Ocean Medical Center received a gift of $1 million from Michael Armellino to be used toward the expansion of the Cardiac Catheterization/Interventional Radiology Lab. Expansion of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory The upgrades to the

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Hackensack 4th of July Department Closures

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know The following Hackensack Departments will be closed or have modified hours on Thursday, July 4th: Cardiovascular will be open until 3:30 p.m. in order to provide service for in-patient and the Emergency Department echocardiograms. There

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Ocean Medical Center’s 2019 Resident White Coat Ceremony Marks Start of Training for New Physicians

Ocean Medical Center

What you need to know Twenty-two medical doctors from Ocean and four from Jersey Shore recently received their white medical coats at 2019 Resident White Coat Ceremony. The inaugural class consists of eight internal medicine residents, along with the second

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region June 2019

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean Medical CenterShore Rehabilitation InstituteSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Evgeniya Angelova, M.D. – Active Staff, Pathology (Board Certified -Hematopathology, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology) Kathryn Bernabe, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Surgery/Pediatric (Board Certified -Surgery, Pediatric Surgery) Alaukik Bhasin, D.O. – Locum Tenens, Psychiatry

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Northern Region June 2019

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

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Stephen Rossman, D.O. – Provisional Attending, Orthopaedic Surgery (Board Eligible – Orthopaedic Surgery) Omar Syed, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Neurosurgery (Board Certified – Neurosurgery) Pedro Vieira, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Plastic Surgery (Board

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region June 2019

Bayshore Medical CenterCarrier ClinicJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Frank Dos Santos, D.O. – Active Staff, Emergency Medicine (Board Certified – Emergency Medicine) Liju Philip, M.D. – Active Staff, Emergency Medicine (Board Certified – Emergency Medicine) Evgeniya Angelova, M.D. – Active Staff, Pathology

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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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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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Get a First Look at Hackensack’s New Patient Pavilion

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack is giving a sneak peek at its new patient pavilion along Second Street. The nine-story building will have a gross square footage of 530,000 square feet (438,000 usable sq. ft.). More information about the

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Hackensack University Medical Center Holds 29th Annual Medical and Dental Staff Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know The Medical and Dental Staff at Hackensack University Medical Center recently held the 29th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. The scholarships are awarded to hospital team members and their dependents. This year, 10 individuals each received

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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 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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Center for Discovery and Innovation Opens

All Locations

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health’s Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) officially opened on May 29, 2019. CDI is a 250,000-square-foot research facility located at the On3 campus, former home to Hoffmann-LaRoche, in Nutley and Clifton. The

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region May 2019

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean Medical CenterShore Rehabilitation InstituteSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Saba Afzal, M.D. – Active Staff, Psychiatry Somto Asuzu, M.D. – Telemedicine Staff, Radiology David Duncan, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine/Neurology Yair Levy, M.D. – Telemedicine Staff, Radiology Jeffrey Naiman, M.D. –

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Medical and Dental Staff Apointments: Central Region May 2019

Bayshore Medical CenterCarrier ClinicJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS None ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS APPLICATIONS Heather Cardilla, RNFA – Surgery Roman Markh, PA-C – Surgery JFK Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Ram Mahato, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine, Psychiatry Allen Maizes, M.D. – Active

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Northern Region May 2019

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterMountainside Medical CenterPalisades Medical CenterPascack Valley Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Stuart Rauch, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Psychiatry Amanda Roy, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Anesthesiology  Joy Tun, M.D. – Provisional Attending Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine Axel Rosengart, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Neurology Gregory Sugalski, M.D.

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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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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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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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Newsweek, Becker’s Hospital Review Name Hackensack a Top U.S. Hospital

Hackensack University Medical Center

What You Need To Know Hackensack University Medical Center was recently recognized by Newsweek and Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the top hospitals in the nation. More About Newsweek’s “Best Hospitals USA” Newsweek released its “Best Hospitals USA” list

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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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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region April 2019

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean Medical CenterShore Rehabilitation InstituteSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Ye K. Aung, M.D. – Active Staff, Emergency Medicine/Pediatric; Board Certified, Pediatrics) Vincent Duron, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Surgery/Pediatric; Board Certified, Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Critical Care Extension of temporary privileges as a

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Northern Region April 2019

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalMountainside Medical CenterPalisades Medical CenterPascack Valley Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Stephen Cohn, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Surgery/ Trauma Surgery; Board Certified, Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Melissa Segal, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics; Board Certified, Pediatrics Shamila Zawahir, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics/Gastroenterology;

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region April 2019

Bayshore Medical CenterJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Shehryar Anjum, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine/Nephrology; Board Certified, Internal Medicine Kevin Edwards, M.D. – Active Staff, Emergency Medicine; Board Certified, Emergency Medicine Andrew Friedman, M.D. – Active Staff, Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology; Board Certified, Diagnostic

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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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Hackensack Physician Parking Area Closure

Hackensack University Medical Center

Starting Wednesday, May 1st Hackensack’s physician parking area (in the Main Garage by Johnson Hall off of Essex Street) will be temporarily closed for approximately one week.  In addition, the contractor, who has been working on upgrading the garage, will

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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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Ocean Earns Healogics’ President’s Circle Award

Ocean Medical Center

What you need to know Healogics award Ocean the 2018 President’s Circle Award on April 2. The President’s Circle award is given to top performing wound care centers for outstanding clinical care, patient satisfaction and operational outcomes. Healogics manages 700

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Ocean’s Physicians Honors Nurses on Doctors’ Day

Ocean Medical Center

During its Doctors’ Day celebration, Ocean’s Medical/Dental Staff recognized its nurses as the Physician’s Choice Nurses of the Year. Nurses are selected through a nomination process and the top three nurses are awarded a certificate and monetary gift. Congratulations to

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Southern Ocean Celebrates Doctors’ Day

Southern Ocean Medical Center

Southern Ocean celebrated Doctors’ Day on March 27 with a breakfast and luncheon in the physician’s lounge. Southern Ocean thanks its physicians for all they do for our hospital and our patients. Related Posts Southern Ocean Medical Center Medical and

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The 18th Annual Physicians’ Art & Photography Exhibit

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

The 18th Annual Physicians’ Art & Photography Exhibit was held at Jersey Shore on March 28. The exhibition included more than 200 works from physicians throughout the network. Richard Rhee, M.D. and Sushil Mehandru, M.D. established the exhibition in celebration

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Four Hospitals Earn Sepsis Recognition

Bayshore Medical CenterJFK Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

The following four network hospitals achieved the Gold Seal from the Joint Commission (TJC) for their Sepsis programs: Raritan Bay Perth Amboy and Old Bridge Medical Centers JFK Medical Center Bayshore Medical Center Southern Ocean Medical Center Hackensack Meridian Health

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Ocean Hosts Ceremony Acknowledging Narcan Donation to First Responders

Ocean Medical Center

On April 17, Ocean leadership, MONOC (Monmouth Ocean Hospital Services Corporation), and local first aid squads attended a dedication ceremony to present Gary Noris, M.D. of Ocean Medical Center’s Emergency Department with a plaque in honor of his son who

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JFK Awarded Wound Care Certification from The Joint Commission

JFK Medical Center

What you need to know JFK Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Wound Care Certification. In February 2019, Joint Commission experts evaluated JFK’s compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with wound

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Ocean Now Performing TCAR Procedure to Treat Carotid Artery Disease

CardiologyOcean 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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Riverview Medical Center: Grant Funding Available for Patient Experience Projects

Riverview Medical Center

What You Need To Know The Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees offers grant funding for selected items and projects that benefit patient care and the patient experience at Riverview Medical Center. How to Apply Applications must: Be complete

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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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Jersey Shore’s Booker Library Going Digital

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's Hospital

What you need to know The Booker Health Sciences Library is undergoing a major renovation. The library is staying in the same location, will offer the same services, and will maintain the same staff, but it will look quite different.

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Jersey Shore Earns Organ Donation Award

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's Hospital

What you need to know Jersey Shore was presented with the Platinum Award as part of the HRSA workplace initiative to increase organ and tissue donation awareness. A NJ Sharing Network representative presented the award at a leadership meeting and

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Ocean Designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

Imaging and RadiologyOcean 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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A Message from Ray Fredericks, Regional President of the Central Region

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical Center

After many long, reflective conversations with my wife Jean and my children, I have made the decision to retire from my current position as Regional President, Central Market effective June 30, 2019. Anyone who knows me, or has ever worked

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

All SpecialtiesOcean 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). Related Posts Bayshore Medical Center

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Measles Outbreak Over in Ocean, Passaic Counties

Hackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalLocationOcean 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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Hackensack Physician Wellness Program: Upcoming Events

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know The Physician Health Committee and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health are offering wellness programs during lunch, every Wednesday from Noon to 1pm, coordinated by Mr. John Patzan. Upcoming programs (Wednesdays from 12 –

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Hackensack Basic Life Support Provider Courses

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know We will be offering American Heart Association’s (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Courses for both new and experienced health care providers. Courses will teach CPR and the use of the AED for all ages,

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Palisades Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer

Palisades Medical Center

What you need to know Heather Veltre, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC is the new Chief Nursing Officer at Palisades Medical Center. Details Experience Heather brings more than 25 years of experience in both large healthcare systems and community hospitals.  Heather

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Get to Know Carrier Clinic

Carrier Clinic

What you need to know Carrier Clinic has officially joined Hackensack Meridian Health. This merger will help Hackensack Meridian Health grows its behavioral health services by: Opening new addiction treatment centers in New Jersey, including the first one in 2020.

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New Bayshore Emergency Notification System: Everbridge

Bayshore Medical Center

What you need to know Effective January 2019, Bayshore’s Emergency Notification System will switch from Zip It to Everbridge.  Using the new Everbridge system will allow Bayshore to immediately page all Team Members in the event of a disaster.   What

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Red Bank Pledges Support to Bayshore Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center

What you need to know Red Bank Anesthesia, LLC has generously pledged $100,000 in support of Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center’s new Emergency Care Center. Details The new Emergency Care Center will offer private emergency treatment rooms and waiting

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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! Related Posts Bayshore Medical Center

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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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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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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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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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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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