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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 Free Program for

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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 Medical and Dental

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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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