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

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

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New Release Times for Lab and Test Results

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

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Attend Q4 HMHP Pod Meeting

Hackensack Meridian Health Partners

Hackensack Meridian Health Partners (HMHP) created a network pod structure to facilitate the exchange of data and information from the HMHP Board and its committees to our network clinicians. Every primary care clinician in HMHP has been assigned to a

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Register on Doximity by November 1

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As a physician, you have the unique opportunity to share your pride by participating in the upcoming 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals physician survey. To be eligible to vote, you must be registered on doximity.com by November

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Hackensack Providers: New Workflow for Specimen Collection on November 1

Hackensack University Medical Center

Beginning with Hackensack going live on Beaker on Sunday, November 1, 2020, physicians who need to collect a specimen for lumbar punctures, paracentesis, bronchoscopy, etc., need to ask a nurse to document the specimen collection in Epic. The correct lab

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Juan C. Ravell, M.D., Joins Hackensack Meridian Medical Group

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupHackensack University Medical Center

Juan C. Ravell, M.D., recently joined the Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group. Dr. Ravell is the chief of the Allergy and Immunology division at Hackensack University Medical Center. He has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of primary immunodeficiencies

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

Otolaryngology (ENT)Raritan Bay Medical Center

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

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HMH’s Flu Vaccination Program Now Available

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Beginning Monday, October 5, HMH has been offering flu vaccinations at our hospital site locations. As a reminder, the flu vaccine is a mandatory condition of employment at HMH, so be sure you are in compliance before the deadline of

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

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

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Jersey Shore Opens Center for Advanced Skull Base Surgery

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterNeurology

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

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Raritan Bay Old Bridge Opens New Inpatient Diagnostic Imaging Suite

Emergency MedicineImaging and RadiologyRaritan Bay Medical Center

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

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HMH Expands Agreement with WellCare

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What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) has reached an agreement with WellCare, the largest Medicaid managed care organization in the country. This expanded agreement will allow WellCare of New Jersey Medicaid members to access to HMH’s network

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Gynecologic Oncologists at JTCC Become Leaders in Robotic Gynecologic Surgery

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOB/GYNOncology

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

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Calling All Doctors, Nurses, Clinicians: Learn Safe Opioid Prescribing in New Innovative Way

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What you need to know A major new project is looking to engage 1,000 doctors, nurses, residents, pharmacists, case managers and others involved in the care of patients on opioids from across Hackensack Meridian Health. Participants will learn safe opioid

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MyWifi Wireless Service at Hackensack to be Disconnected

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupHackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know  MyWifi wireless service at Hackensack University Medical Center will be disconnected on Wednesday, September 30,2020.  To connect to TeamHMH, use password: bestcare For more information, contact IT Service Desk at ITServiceDesk@hackensackmeridian.org or call 551-996-4357. Related

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region, September 2020

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

Bayshore Medical Center ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATION  Benge, Seth, PA-C – Palliative Care Carrier Clinic MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Jennifer Debrow, D.O. – Active Staff Member, Psychiatry Finbarr Ntigbu, M.D. – Locum Staff Member, Psychiatry JFK Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: North Region, September 2020

Hackensack University Medical CenterPalisades Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS John Collins, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Neurosurgery Shilpa Mehra, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology Arush Singh, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology Zahf Shaikh, D.O. – Provisional Attending, Internal Medicine/Hospital Medicine Ann

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region, September 2020

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Joshua Ackerman, M.D. – Active Staff, Psychiatry Heather Appelbaum, M.D. – Active Staff, Obstetrics & Gynecology Konstantin Astafurov, M.D. – Active Staff, Surgery/Ophthalmology      Andrea Bennett, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Psychiatry Shanthi Chezian,

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MAT Waiver Training for HMH Providers

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

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The Prescription for Patient Experience (Rx for PX)

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

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Ocean Recognized Nationally as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek

OB/GYNOcean Medical Center

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

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HMH is Going Google

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

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

GastroenterologyHackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

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

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Dean Bonita Stanton, M.D., Named to ROI-NJ Influencers: Higher Education List

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Bonita Stanton,M.D., the founding dean of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, has been named to ROI-NJ’s Influencers: Higher Education list. Dr. Stanton, is the first leader of the school starting in 2016 and is cited for helming the private

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HMH Enrolling Individuals in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial

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What you need to know HMH is now enrolling individuals in a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial. The national COVE Trial aims to study the mRNA-1273 vaccine, co-developed by Moderna and the NIH, in 30,000 individuals. HMH is expected to enroll

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Andre Goy, M.D. Featured in OncLive Webinar

Oncology

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

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region, August 2020

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Walid Abboud, M.D., – Active Staff, Medicine/Internal Medicine – Hospitalist Usman Ahmed, M.D., – Active Staff, Psychiatry    Aileen Almonte, D.M.D., – Active Staff, Dentistry                 Kerry Bergman, M.D., – Locum Tenens, Surgery/Pediatric Netanel

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: North Region, August 2020

Hackensack University Medical CenterPalisades Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Valdis Lelkes, M.D., – Provisional Attending, Orthopaedic Surgery Hakan Cem Pehlivan, M.D., – Provisional Attending, Orthopedic Surgery Mira Y. Chalet, M.D., – Provisional Attending, Orthopedic Surgery Celine Leung, D.O., – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region, August 2020

Bayshore Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Dubal, Pariket, M.D., – Active Staff, Department of Anesthesia Bauer, Paul, M.D., – Active Staff, Department of Medicine/Intensivist Bhagat, Mahesh, M.D., – Active Staff, Department of Medicine/Intensivist Guirguis, Sonia, M.D., – Active Staff, Department

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Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy Unveils New Pediatric Care Center

Emergency MedicinePediatricsRaritan Bay Medical Center

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

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

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Ocean Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award

Ocean Medical Center

What you need to know Ocean Medical Center is the recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places Ocean Medical Center among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as

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Epic Action Item: SARS-CoV-2 Results

Hackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterJFK Medical Center

Due to the widespread increase in COVID-19 infection across the rest of thecountry, there is now a severe shortage of SARS-CoV-2 rapid testing kits. As a result, the laboratory may reflex to Biofire’s Respiratory Panel ver 2.1, which contains a

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

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatricsUrology

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

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JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Welcomes New Physicians

Bayshore Medical Center

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute has recently welcomed Steven Markos, M.D., and Matthew Moore, D.O., to the care team. Steven Markos, M.D. Dr. Markos is a graduate of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program at JFK Johnson and will be

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

Oncology

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

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

General SurgeryJersey Shore University Medical Center

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

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

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOB/GYN

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

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

Neurology

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

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Essex Street Garage Under Construction

Hackensack University Medical Center

Beginning Monday, August 3rd through Monday, August 10th, the Essex Street Garage at Hackensack University Medical Center will be under construction. The construction activity will impact the exit gates on the east/Johnson Hall side of the garage. As a result, all

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Division of Organ Transplantation at Hackensack University Medical Center Welcomes Two New Transplant Physicians

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know David Serur, M.D., and Vikram Wadhera, M.D., M.B. B.S. — have joined the surgical team at Hackensack University Medical Center’s Division of Organ Transplantation. Dr. Wadhera and Dr. Serur will join the Division of Abdominal

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HMH Children’s Health Welcomes New Medical Leaders

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

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

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region, July 2020

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

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Negusei, Joseph, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine/Cardiology Elzawahry, Hoda, K., M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine/Neurology Section Aly, Samuel, G., M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Urology ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS APPLICATIONS

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region, July 2020

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Daniel Carrero, M.D. – Active Staff, Psychiatry Jeffrey Cohen, D.O. – Active Staff, Anesthesiology Harrison Cotler, D.O. – Active Staff, Surgery/General Evan Freiberg, M.D. – Active Staff, Radiology/Diagnostic David Haddad, DPM –

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

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

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

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Southern Ocean Expands Catheterization Lab with Cutting-Edge Technology

CardiologySouthern Ocean Medical Center

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

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: North Region, July 2020

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

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Sagar Parikh, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Craig Van Dien, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Christian McDonough, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Anesthesiology Basel Baghal, D.O. – Provisional

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

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOB/GYN

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

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

Bayshore Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterOncologyRiverview Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

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

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Hackensack Meridian CDI Collaborates with Merk for COVID-19 Research

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What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) is collaborating with Merck to investigate drugs for treating COVID-19. The CDI will work with Merck to identify candidate treatments for the still-spreading pandemic. This collaboration effort

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

BariatricsJFK Medical Center

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

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Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy Announces 2020 Class of Medical Residents

Raritan Bay Medical Center

Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy has announced the graduates of its 2020 internal medicine program. The graduating residents include: Zoubair Ahmed, M.D. Sana Ahsun, M.D. Anthony Diaz, M.D. Syed Usman Ehsanullah, M.D. Mark Kwarciak, M.D. Sana Najib, M.D. Saima

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

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterRehabilitation & Post-Acute

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

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region, June 2020

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Ahmad Abu-Homoud, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine/PulmonaryAnas Alrefaee, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine/Internal Medicine – Hospitalist         Graciano Avendano, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine/CardiologyNatasha Campbell, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine/Internal MedicineKaren Clark, M.D. –

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: North Region, June 2020

Hackensack University Medical CenterPalisades Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Shonali Pawar, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Anesthesiology Ashima Dhamija, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Anesthesiology Laurent Delavaux, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Roger Rossi, D.O. – Provisional Attending, Physical Medicine &

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region, June 2020

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

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Schenk, Kurt, II, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Anesthesia Bautista, Daniel, J., M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine Brown, Robert, J., M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine/Neurology Section Kiner, Jason,

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

All LocationsPediatrics

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

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

Oncology

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

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John F. Gibbs, M.D., Appointed Interim Medical Director, Oncology, Southern Region

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

John F. Gibbs, M.D., is taking on a clinical role in surgical oncology as the interim medical director of oncology for the Southern Region which includes Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, and Southern Ocean Medical Center. Dr.

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Hackensack Named to Becker’s Hospital Review 2020 List of ‘100 Great Hospitals in America’

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know On May 20, 2020, Hackensack University Medical Center was named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2020 list of “100 Great Hospitals in America” for the 11th consecutive year. According to Becker’s Healthcare, the hospitals featured on

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HMH’s Observational Study Demonstrates Lack of Efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine Among Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients But Finds First Treatment (tocilizumab) to Improve Survival

All Locations

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health has utilized its large observational database of more than 3,000 hospitalized COVID-19 patients to show that the touted malaria treatment, hydroxychloroquine, does not improve survival for hospitalized patients. Another drug, tocilizumab, appears

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HMH Administers Treatment to 1,000th Patient in COVID-19 Clinical Trials

All Locations

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health has treated 1,000 patients in it’s COVID-19 clinical trials. From antiviral drugs to immunotherapies, to the potential treatment properties of antibodies in the blood of COVID-19 survivors, the patients have been treated

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: North Region, May 2020

Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Tovah Tripp, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Internal Medicine/General Internal Medicine Jonathan Shammash, M.D. – Internal Medicine/General Internal Medicine Maryann Khoudary, M.D. – Obstetrics and Gynecology Sean Blake Herman, M.D. – Plastic Surgery Cynthia

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region, May 2020

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Alaukik Bhasin, D.O. – Active Staff, Psychiatry Robert J. Brown, M.D. – Telemedicine Staff, Medicine/Neurology Edward Ebani, M.D. – Active Staff, Radiology/Diagnostic Nanditha Krishnamsetty, M.D. – Active Staff, Psychiatry (BC-Psychiatry & Neurology)

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region, May 2020

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

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Assiamah, Andrew, A., M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Anesthesia Kunish, Jordan, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine Raminfar, Nima, Y., D.O. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine Shah, Chirag, N., M.D. –

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New Epic Service Desk Coming May 13

All LocationsAll Specialties

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterOncology

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

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Five HMH Hospitals Receive “A” Grades from the Leapfrog Group

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What you need to know Four of our hospitals have earned an “A” from the Leapfrog Group as part of the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The following Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals have received spring 2020 “A” grades: Jersey

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Epic Downtime: April 30

All Locations

What you need to know Due to IT Security maintenance, Epic will have a 1 – hour downtime on Thursday, April 30 from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. During this downtime, the system is in a “Read Only” state which

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region, April 2020

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Scott Aydin, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Pediatrics/Intensive Care Vincent Duron, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Surgery/Pediatric John Georgy, M.D. – Active Staff, Orthopaedics/Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine Gurleen Kaur, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine/Internal

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region, April 2020

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

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Siu-Han Abate, M.D. – Active Staff, Department Medicine Tamer Abdelhak, M.D. – Active Staff, Neurology Section Konstantinos Leou, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine Daniel Morrison, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Emergency

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Northern Region April 2020

Carrier ClinicHackensack University Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalPalisades Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Daria Falkowitz, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Emergency Medicine Cindy Felici, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Hematology & Oncology Christopher Brown, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Ophthalmology Dongmei Zhao, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Internal Medicine/Hospital Medicine

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COVID-19: Updates from the Command Center

All Locations

Get regular updates on HMH COVID-19 response, policies and protocols DO NOT UPDATE THIS PAGE. UPDATE CONTENT AT: https://hmhmaestro.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=15247&action=edit As of 12:00 p.m. on March 19, New Jersey is reporting 742 presumptive positive COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) cases and nine deaths

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

Oncology

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

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

OB/GYN

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

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Happy Doctors’ Day

All LocationsAll Specialties

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

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Visitors Restricted at all HMH Hospitals

All LocationsAll Specialties

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

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

All LocationsAll Specialties

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

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HMH Suspends In-Person Visitation to Nursing & Rehabilitation Facilities

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What you need to know Beginning Wednesday, March 11, Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) is suspending in-person visitation to its nursing and rehabilitation facilities except in special circumstances, such as end-of-life situations. Phone and video calls to our patients are always

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Blood/Urine/Sputum Culture Source Changes

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Effective March 10, 2020, there has been a change in blood, urine, sputum culture source changes. All epic users who order blood, urine or sputum cultures are impacted by this change. The sources will be changing to a more refined

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

CardiologyJFK Medical Center

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

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New Workflow for Completing Medication Refills

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Effective immediately, there is a new workflow for completing medication refills. Providers who refill medication using e-Prescribe can chose one of two options when completing medication refills. Click here for more details. Related Posts HMHP Expands Successful Prescription Initiative Brand

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedics

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

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Lauren Koniaris, M.D., Recognized Among Becker’s Women Leaders in Health IT to Know

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Lauren Koniaris, M.D., chief medical informatics officer of the Northern Region has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review list of 70 Women Leaders in Health IT to Know. In her role, Dr. Koniaris works to ensure all clinical workflows and

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Bayshore Medical Center Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeons

Bayshore Medical CenterOrthopedics

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

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Vote for NJ’s Top Doctors

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

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

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

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

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E-Prescribing Maintenance: March 2

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

What you need to know E-Prescribing will undergo a one-hour downtime so maintenance can be performed to meet federal guidelines. During the downtime, clinicians will be unable to ePrescribe or make any requests for Medical History or Pharmacy Eligibility through

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

Bayshore Medical CenterOtolaryngology (ENT)

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

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region February 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 Khaled Anees, M.D. – Telemedicine Staff, Medicine/Neurology Natalya Avanesova, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine/Internal Medicine Kerry Bergman, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Surgery/Pediatric Terrence Curran, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Surgery/Trauma Joseph Dallessio, M.D.

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region February 2020

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

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Peter A. Abdelmalik, M.D. – Active Staff, Telemedicine Richard Iuorio, M.D. – Active Staff, Emergency Medicine Joel Kravitz, M.D. – Active Staff, Emergency Medicine Varoon R. Thavapalan, M.D. – Active Staff, Telemedicine Elias Youssef,

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Northern Region February 2020

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

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Vikram Wadhera, M.D. – Surgery/Transplant Surgery Andrew Mostello, D.O. – Orthopaedic Surgery Justin Tsai, M.D. – Orthopaedic Surgery Adesuwa Okesanya, M.D. – Family Medicine ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS APPLICATIONS  Ani Cioffo, APN – Internal

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Enhance Your Physician Profile

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Hackensack Meridian Health is integrating all of our separate ‘Find a Doc’ directories into one. This initiative will help improve our patient experience by providing one simple, easily navigable landing page to find a future doctor—and also help referring physicians

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New Opioid Education Study for Clinicians

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What you need to know A major new study is looking to get 1,000 doctors, nurses, residents, pharmacists, case managers and others from across Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) trained in the safe prescribing of opioids on an innovative digital platform.

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

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

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

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Robert C. Garrett Recognized Among the Top Five in the 2020 NJBIZ Power 100 List

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What you need to know Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, chief executive officer has been ranked as one of the top five in the 2020 NJBIZ Power 100 list.  Garrett ranks fifth on the NJBIZ list that places New Jersey Governor

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Jersey Shore Unveils New Leading-Edge CT Scanner

Imaging and RadiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

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

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Let’s Talk About Physician Burnout

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By: Amy Frieman, M.D., MBA, FAAHPM Chief Wellness Officer I want to start out by talking about the elephant in the room: clinician burnout. There is no question that burnout is a very real problem in medical practice. In fact,

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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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Coronavirus Phishing Alert

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What you need to know The 2019 novel coronavirus has provided an opportunity for new malicious phishing campaigns. Please be on alert for emails with Coronavirus in the Subject line that can compromise the HMH network, such as this: The

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Hackensack Earns Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

Hackensack University Medical CenterNeurology

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

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

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

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

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

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Take the 2020 Clinician Survey

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HMH leadership wants your opinion about our health care organization. Your feedback helps us understand what’s working and how we can better support you as you continue providing outstanding medical care. Click Here to Take the Survey This survey will take

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Cardio-Oncology Program Now Available at HOPE Tower

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical CenterOncology

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterPrimary Care

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

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HMH Receives $2 M Federal Grant to Support Hospital-based Anti-Violence Programs

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What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health received a $2 million federal grant to support an in-hospital violence intervention program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center which will support Monmouth County communities including Asbury Park, Neptune Township and Long

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HMH Receives Significant Funding for Pediatric Primary Care Program

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

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Meet the North’s New Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer

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

Welcome Martha Radford, M.D., FACC, FAHA as Hackensack Meridian Health’s (HMH) new Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer for the North Region. Dr. Radford joins HMH from NYU Langone Health where she served as Chief Quality Officer and Senior Clinical

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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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Amy Frieman, M.D., MBA, FAAHPM, Named Chief Wellness Officer

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What you need to know Amy Frieman, M.D., MBA, FAAHPM, has been appointed chief wellness officer (CWO) for the network effective January 2, 2020. Dr. Frieman will lead the efforts that focus on the well-being of our clinicians and will

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Todd Way Named Regional President of the Central Region

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What you need to know Todd Way has been named regional president of the Central region, effective January 20, 2020. Todd will lead our five hospitals in the Central region – JFK Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center – Perth

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Daniel W. Varga, M.D., Appointed as Chief Physician Executive

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What you need to know Daniel W. Varga, M.D., has been appointed chief physician executive (CPE) of Hackensack Meridian Health effective February 3, 2020. As CPE, Dr. Varga will lead and oversee the physician enterprise and will be responsible, as

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Louis Brusco, Jr., M.D., FCCM, CPE Appointed as Chief Medical Officer at Raritan Bay

Raritan Bay Medical Center

What you need to know Louis Brusco, Jr., M.D., FCCM, CPE has been appointed chief medical officer of Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge and Perth Amboy. Previous Experience Prior to joining Raritan Bay Medical Center, Dr. Brusco served

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterOB/GYN

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

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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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Share Your Thoughts on the Oncology Retreat

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

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Palisades Expands Urology Services in Hudson County

Palisades Medical CenterUrology

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

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Bayshore Welcomes New Plastic Surgeon

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

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HOPE Tower Lab Receives National Accreditation

Imaging and RadiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

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

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Hackensack Participated in Nationwide Study that Finds Three Medications are Safe and Effective in Treating Life-Threatening Seizures

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What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center researchers in Emergency Medicine participated in a nationwide study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in November 2019 that concluded that three drugs are equally safe and effective in

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Bayshore Welcomes Otolaryngologists to the Team

Bayshore Medical CenterOtolaryngology (ENT)

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

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

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Take the 2020 Clinician Survey

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HMH leadership wants your opinion about our health care organization. Your feedback helps us understand what’s working and how we can better support you as you continue providing outstanding medical care. Click here to take the 2020 Clinician Survey This survey

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Vaping Question Added to Epic

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

What you need to know To help physicians address the growing vaping epidemic, the Patient Safety and Quality Department has created a vaping question for patients aged 12 and above in Epic’s admission navigator. This question is now live. Thank

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

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

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Ofelia Martinez, M.D., M.P.H., Awarded Fellowship by National Board of Medical Examiners

School of Medicine at Seton Hall

Ofelia Martinez, M.D., M.P.H., director of clinical skills at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, has been awarded a prestigious two-year fellowship by the National Board of Medical Examiners. Martinez, M.D., M.P.H., was one of only

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterUrology

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

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Hackensack Celebrates Thomas Salazer, M.D., and Sarah Timmapuri, M.D.

Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center recently recognized Thomas Salazer, M.D., and Sarah Timmapuri, M.D., for their leadership as co-presidents of the neducak and dental staff over the past two years. Dr. Salazer and Dr. Timmapuri led their teams through the Hackensack

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Nasim Ahmed, M.D. Co-Authored Papers Presented at American College of Surgeons Meeting

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Nasim Ahmed, M.D., chief, Division of Trauma, Jersey Shore University Medical Center has presented seven papers he co-authored in 2019 including two papers presented at the Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons Meeting in October 2019. Papers

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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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Hakensack Welcomes New Cardiothoracic Specialists

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

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

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HMH Medical Group Physicians Receive NCQA PCMH Recognition

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupPediatrics

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

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

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John Theurer Cancer Center Welcomes Five New Physicians

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

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

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HMH Represented at IHI Scientific Symposium

Hackensack University Medical CenterPalisades Medical Center

What you need to know Doreen McSharry, RDH, MA, CIC, CHSP, recently represented Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) at the Institute for Health Improvement (IHI) Scientific Symposium. The event featured a poster presentation from Doreen McSharry, director of Safety and Infection

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HMH Hospitals Earn 2019 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Safety and Quality

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals earned 2019 Leapfrog Top Hospital awards for safety and quality. Riverview Medical Center was named a Top General Hospital and Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center were named

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What are Care Transformation Services

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Care Transformation Services (CTS) is the term used by Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) to designate its clinical service lines. These service lines are a way of joining similar services around diseases (e.g., cancer, stroke, heart, etc.) or other care dimensions

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Bayshore Welcomes Neurosurgeon, Howard Eisenbrock, D.O.

Bayshore Medical CenterNeurology

Howard Eisenbrock, D.O., recently joined Bayshore Medical Center as neurosurgeon. Dr. Eisenbrock has extensive training in neurosurgery and specializes in surgical management of spinal diseases. He is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon whose clinical research and areas of interest include adult degenerative

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterPrimary Care

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedics

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

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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 JSUMC verified as

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Andre Goy, M.D., M.S., Honored at American Cancer Society’s 40th Annual Diamond Ball

Hackensack University Medical Center

Andre Goy, M.D., M.S., chair and director of the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center was recently honored at the American Cancer Society’s 40th Annual Diamond Ball. The ball was held at Westmount Country Club in Woodland

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David S. Perlin, Ph.D Named ‘Outstanding Scientist’ by MDAdvantage

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David S. Perlin, Ph.D., the chief scientific officer and senior vice president of the Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation, received the “Outstanding Scientist” award as part of the 2020 EJI Excellence in Medicine awards. Dr. Perlin was

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterOncologyPulmonology

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

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

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalNeurologyPediatrics

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

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Thomas Bader, M.D., MBA Serves as Keynote Panelisy at Philadelphia Healthcare Leadership Exchange

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Thomas Bader, M.D., MBA, vice president, Medical Quality and Performance Improvement attended the Philadelphia Healthcare Leadership Exchange as a keynote panelist on November 14. The panel discussed key issues and challenges impacting healthcare leaders today. Dr. Bader discussed a wide

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

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupPalisades Medical CenterUrology

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedics

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

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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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Medicare Changes to Home Health Reimbursement

All Locations

What you need to know Set to go into effect January 1, 2020, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is the largest change to the home health reimbursement system in 20 years. It will overhaul how Medicare pays for home health.

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

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOncology

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

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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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Raritan Bay Recognizes Ghazali Chaudry, M.D.,FACS

Raritan Bay Medical Center

Raritan Bay Medical Center recently recognized Ghazali Chaudry, M.D., FACS, attending surgeon at Raritan Bay Medical Center during the semi-annual physician meeting at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge for his service in Afghanistan as lieutenant colonel in the United

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New Way to Connect to Citrix

All Locations

What you need to know To access Citrix, use connect.hmhn.org. Please note, connect.hackensackumc.net will no longer be available after 9 p.m. Sunday, December 8. Questions For assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk at x3333 or 848-237-3333. Related Posts HMHP Expands Successful

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HMH Invests in Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Aiming to Kill ‘Superbugs’

All Locations

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health has invested in the clinical-stage biotechnology company  Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (APT), aiming to kill ‘Superbugs’. APT is taking aim at the toughest multi-drug resistant “superbugs” using precision-targeted, genomically-screened, and highly purified viruses

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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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Flu Vaccine Deadline Extended

All Locations

What you need to know Pascack Valley and Mountainside physicians should refer to their site specific policies. Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) has adopted a mandatory Influenza Vaccination policy for the 2019-2020 flu season. The flu vaccination deadline has been extended

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Meridian Health Foundation’s 22nd Annual Gala Raises $1.7 Million

Bayshore Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation 22nd Annual Giving Heals Gala raised nearly $1.7 million for the organization. The event was held at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Conference Center in Atlantic City on

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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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Patient Experience Tip for November

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's Hospital

The goal of the Patient Experience Tip of the Month is to be a resource to Jersey Shore’s Medical Staff on the subject of Patient Experience. All tips feature industry standard and/or peer reviewed best practices and tools to help

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Enroll in Duo for Remote Access to HMH Network

All Locations

What you need to know Duo is an iPhone/Android app that allows HMH to confirm your identity before granting remote access to your personal data and HMH systems. Beginning December 2, 2019,  you will need Duo to remotely access:  •

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Hackensack’s Spine Surgery Program Earns The Joint Commission Disease Specific Care Certification

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know On October 21, Hackensack earned its 27th The Joint Commission (TJC) Disease Specific Care (DSC) certification, marking the most certifications of any hospital in the nation. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal® is a symbol of

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Epic Update: Sepsis Order Protocol

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

What you need to know This pertains to Jersey Shore, Ocean and Southern Ocean Medical Centers. Providers using the Sepsis Order Protocol, should not place stand alone Lactic Acid lab orders. The order within the order set is for a

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Epic Enhancement: Patient Census Lists

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

What you need to know The individual provider and group provider system lists will no longer include Admitting or PCP relationships. They will continue to include patient relationships when the provider is the Attending or is on the Treatment Team.

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

Oncology

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

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

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupOrthopedics

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

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Meet the Southern Region’s New Chief Quality Officer

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

By Carol Leah Barsky, M.D., MBAExecutive Vice President, Chief Quality OfficerProfessor of Emergency Medicine, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine I’m pleased to announce that Rajan Gurunathan, M.D., has joined Hackensack Meridian Health as the Vice President and Regional Chief Quality

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

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

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From the desk of Regina Foley, PhD, MBA, RN

Southern Ocean Medical Center

For the past 20 months I’ve been blessed to work with the most dedicated, professional and spirited team…YOU. I want to convey my thanks and gratitude to a team who embraced me from the first day I had the privilege

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Congratulations to HMH Physician Leadership Academy Graduates!

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

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

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Hackensack Meridian Health Named Best Healthcare System by NJBIZ

All Locations

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health has been recognized by NJBIZ in its 2019 Reader Rankings in five categories, including the top ranking for Best Healthcare System for the second consecutive year. Hackensack Meridian Health was selected in the following categories:

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Hackensack’s Organ Transplantation Division Celebrates 102 Successful Organ Transplantations

EndocrinologyGeneral SurgeryHackensack University Medical Center

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

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Palisades Medical Center Expands Orthopedic Services in Hudson County

OrthopedicsPalisades Medical Center

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

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

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Hackensack’s Emergency Residency Program Ranks Top 10

Emergency MedicineHackensack University Medical Center

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

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

EndocrinologyHackensack University Medical Center

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

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David S. Kountz, M.D., MBA, FACP, Leads Session at Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterSchool of Medicine at Seton Hall

David S. Kountz, M.D., MBA, FACP, vice president, Academic Affairs, Jersey Shore University Medical Center; co-chief Academic Officer, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall, recently led a major session at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual

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Jersey Shore’s Laboratory Customer Service Department Relocated

Imaging and RadiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

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

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Jersey Shore Breast Surgery Receives Full Accreditation

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOncology

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

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Spotlight On Robotics

All LocationsAll Specialties

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

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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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Epic Maintenance: Summary of Care Fax

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What you need to know The Summary of Care fax notification when patients are discharged will now include lab results only for the 48 hours prior to discharge. To view the complete list of results, please look in Epic. Questions

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

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalPediatrics

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterUrology

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

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Epic Maintenance: EKG Tracing

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What you need to know As of November 5, the hyperlink on EKG tracing in the EKG result report in Epic is now at the top of the report right above sinus rhythm data. The hyperlink was previously located toward

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Department of Defense Honors Douglas Finefrock, D.O

Hackensack University Medical Center

The Department of Defense (DOD) recently honored Douglas Finefrock, D.O., vice-chair of the Emergency Department at Hackensack University Medical Center and founding director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the medical center, with its Patriot’s Award. Dr. Finefrock was

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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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William Fleischman, M.D Presents at the International Society for Quality in Healthcare Annual Meeting

Hackensack University Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical Center

William Fleischman, M.D. recently presented at the International Society for Quality in Healthcare’s (ISQua) annual meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Fleischman presented on the work of Global Health Data @ Work (GHD@Work). Dr. Fleischman presentation focused on an

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Five Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Receive an ‘A’ for Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group

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What you need to know Five Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals were awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Guide. The designation recognizes hospitals for efforts to protect patients from harm and provide safer health care.

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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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Meridian Health Foundation Celebrates 22nd Annual Gala

Uncategorized

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation will be celebrating its 22nd Annual Gala, honoring Gordon Litwin, Esq., chair of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees, on Saturday, November 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30

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

Rehabilitation & Post-Acute

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

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Hackensack Meridian Health’s Hackensack Alliance ACO Recognized Nationally among Becker’s 130 ACOs to Know – 2019

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What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health’s Hackensack Alliance Accountable Care Organization (ACO) has earned national recognition among Becker’s Hospital Review’s 130 ACOs to Know – 2019. This is the fourth year in a row that Becker’s Hospital Review’s

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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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Patient Experience Tip for October

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's Hospital

The goal of the Patient Experience Tip of the Month is to be a resource to Jersey Shore’s Medical Staff on the subject of Patient Experience. All tips feature industry standard and/or peer reviewed best practices and tools to help

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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 E-Prescribing Maintenance: March 2 Meet the North’s New Chief

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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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Mountainside Medical Center partners with John Theurer Cancer Center

Hackensack University Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterMountainside Medical CenterOncology

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

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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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Policy Updates: October 11

All Locations

There are three clinical practice changes and policy updates we want you to be aware of: Restraints In order to comply with Department of Health regulations, Advanced Practice Nurses will no longer be able to order restraints unless it is

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Southern Region Epic Highlights: October 23

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

What you need to know Educational materials can only be accessed when on the HMH network or are available in your Epic Learning Home Dashboard. As we complete Week 2 of our Epic go live, the support staff is being

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Southern Region Epic Highlights: October 25

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

What you need to know Educational materials can only be accessed when on the HMH network or are available in your Epic Learning Home Dashboard. Friday, October 25, will be the final day for the go live command center at

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Healthgrades Recognizes Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals for Clinical Excellence

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What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals received Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards™ in multiple clinical categories along with five-star ratings for multiple conditions and procedures. Eleven Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals received a total of 51 five-star ratings across

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Southern Region Epic Highlights: October 22

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

What you need to know Leadership continues to monitor more complex, critical issues that are outstanding, ensuring that the project team is resourcing and tracking towards resolution.  If a ticket requires escalation, contact your local support center (JSUMC: 732-897-3974; OMC:

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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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Central Region Epic Flash Alert: Log Out Button

Bayshore Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

What you need to know The log out button in Epic has been removed. All Epic users should remember to badge out using Tap and Go whenever leaving a workstation. If you do not have Tap and Go, close Epic

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Southern Region Epic Highlights: October 18

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

What you need to know Overall, we are seeing a slight reduction in daily call volume as issues are transitioning from access and security to more complex workflow issues. Leadership continues to monitor more complex, critical issues that are outstanding,

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

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupHackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedics

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

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

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupHackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedicsPalisades Medical Center

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

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Southern Region Epic Highlights: October 17

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

What you need to know Overall, we are seeing a slight reduction in daily call volume as issues are transitioning from access and security to more complex workflow issues. Leadership continues to monitor more complex, critical issues that are outstanding,

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

CardiologyJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstitutePulmonology

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

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Southern Region Epic Highlights: October 16

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

Epic Highlights of the Day Call and ticket volumes dipped slightly on our second full day with all locations now live and operating. Adjustments to the on-site support should be coordinated by contacting the help desk or your local support

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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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Englewood Health and Hackensack Meridian Health Sign Definitive Agreement to Merge

All Locations

What you need to know On October 15, the Boards of Trustees of Englewood Health and Hackensack Meridian Health signed a definitive agreement to merge. Following regulatory approval of the merger, Hackensack Meridian Health has committed to a $400 million

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

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

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

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Southern Region Epic Highlights: October 15

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

What you need to know Monday was the first day of the Epic go live with all outpatient and ambulatory locations now live. Call and ticket volumes increased as expected. Leadership continues to round throughout the facilities and on-site support

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Southern Region Epic Highlights: October 14

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

What you need to know The first day of the Epic go live went well with 725 calls to the help desk and approximately 700 new tickets generated. Common themes included: providers adding Chief Complaint to the Patient Record providers

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Hackensack Names Ricardo Pinzon as Physician Assistant of the Year

Hackensack University Medical Center

Ricardo Pinzon has been named Physician of the Year at Hackensack University Medical Center. For Physician Assistant Week, October 6 – 12, Hackensack University Medical Center recognized and celebrate the 100 physician assistants (PA) on staff at the medical center

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Herman Morchel, M.D. Featured on CBS

Hackensack University Medical Center

CBSN New York recently featured Herman Morchel, M.D., of Hackensack University Medical Center about embarking on a second career as a physician. Dr. Morchel began his residency at age 52 – decades older than his fellow interns. Many of whom

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

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOB/GYN

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

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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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Department of Pediatrics Welcomes New Physicians

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

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

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Verda J. Hicks, M.D. to Receive Healthcare Professional of the Year Award

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Verda J. Hicks, M.D., FACS, FACOG, medical director, Gynecologic Oncology, Hackensack Meridian Health Cancer Care, Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex Counties and chief, Gynecologic Oncology, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, will be honored at the American Cancer Society’s annual Tides of

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Hackensack Meridian Health Tops 2019 ROI Influencers: Health Care List

Hackensack University Medical CenterJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteSchool of Medicine at Seton Hall

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health’s leadership and physicians topped ROI-NJ’s Influencers: Health Care list, an elite roster of New Jersey executives, lawmakers and other leaders in health care. CEO Robert Garrett shared the number one ranking on

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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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Upcoming MIPS Important Dates and Deadlines

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The following important Merit-based Incentive Payment (MIPS) dates and deadlines are fast approaching: December 31 – 2019 Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception and Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Applications Clinicians, groups, and virtual groups who believe they are eligible for these exceptions

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

EndocrinologyHackensack University Medical Center

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

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Happy Retirement to Louis Napolitano, M.D.

Hackensack University Medical Center

Dr. Louis Napolitano joined Hackensack University Medical Center’s medical staff on April 18, 1962. Now, he is embarking on a new chapter of his life, retirement. During his time at Hackensack, Dr. Napolitano served as President, Medical Staff, and Chairman

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Policy Updates: October 7

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Hackensack Meridian Health is aligning our clinical policies and practices. A list of all network policies can be found on Policy Stat. Please click the links below to view this week’s updated policies: Hand Off Communication Ticket to Ride Verbal

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Epic Maintenance: Consult and Op Notes

Bayshore Medical CenterHackensack University Medical CenterJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterJohn Theurer Cancer CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalPalisades Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

What you need to know As of October 7, 2019 – Consult and Op Notes will now automatically route upon signing. Providers will receive a notification based on their existing communication preferences – either In Basket or Fax.  Please call

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JFK Drug Shortages: Update

All SpecialtiesJFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical Center

Last updated October 7, 2019 Currently, there is a nationwide shortage of the following drugs: Related Posts Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region March 2019 Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region, June 2020 Amie Thornton Promoted to Chief

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Two HMH Physicians Receive 2019 Exceptional Women in Medicine Award

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Two Hackensack Meridian Health female physicians have been awarded Castle Connolly’s 2019 Exceptional Women in Medicine award – Denise Johnson Miller, M.D., FACS, medical director, Breast Surgery, Hackensack Meridian Health Cancer Care, and Jacqueline Hollywood, M.D., cardiologist, Hackensack University Medical

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalNeurologyPediatrics

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

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

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

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

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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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St. Joseph’s Health and Hackensack Meridian Health Announce Clinical and Strategic Partnership

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What you need to know St. Joseph’s Health and Hackensack Meridian Health announced the formation of a clinical and strategic partnership on September 25, 2019. Under the new partnership, St. Joseph’s Health will remain an independent organization, governed by a separate

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterOB/GYN

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

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Emergency Medicine Resident Leads Mobile Emergency Department Exhibition

Hackensack University Medical Center

PGY1 Emergency Medicine resident, Dr. Edward Egan assisted with for helping with Hackensack’s Mobile Emergency Department exhibition at the Meadowlands Sports Complex on September 18. Dr. Egan volunteered his time while on vacation to make sure the event was a

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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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Five HMH Medical Centers Receive National Recognition for Heart Attack Treatment

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

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterOncology

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

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

Behavioral Health

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

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

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

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

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New Classes and Events Phone Number, Website

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What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health has a new number and website for all of its classes and events. All classes, including maternity classes, can be accessed by visiting www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/events or by calling 800-560-9990. Patients can search classes

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

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupOcean Medical CenterOncology

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

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

CardiologyHackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupHackensack University Medical Center

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

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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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Nasim Ahmed, M.D., Featured in the Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery

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Nasim Ahmed, M.D., board certified trauma surgeon at Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently co-authored a study that was published in the Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery. Dr. Ahmed’s study examined outcomes in cases of elderly patients who

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterPediatrics

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

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Arif Asif, M.D., Named Assistant Chief Medical Officer of Jersey Shore

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Arif Asif, M.D., has been promoted to assistant chief medical officer of Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Continuing his duties as chair of Medicine, in his new, role Dr. Asif will apply his leadership to

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Palisades Hosts Open House for New Breast Center

General SurgeryOB/GYNOncologyPalisades Medical CenterPrimary Care

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

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David S. Perlin, Ph.D Among Experts Leading Discussion on Emerging Health Technologies

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David S. Perlin, Ph.D, chief scientific officer and senior vice president, Center for Discovery & Innovation, was a recent panel expert on PBS’s Think Tank with Steve Adubato. The discussion will air the week of September 9, and features a

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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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Bonita Stanton, M.D. and Lisa Tank, M.D. Named Physician Leaders to Know

Hackensack University Medical CenterSchool of Medicine at Seton Hall

Bonita Stanton, M.D., Dean of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Lisa Tank, M.D., Chief of Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center, were named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2019 list of 105 Physician Leaders to Know. All physicians featured

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Michael J. Goldstein, M.D., FACS Named Director of Abdominal Organ Transplant at Hackensack

Hackensack University Medical Center

Michael J. Goldstein, M.D., FACS, has been named Director of Abdominal Organ Transplant at Hackensack University Medical Center’s Division of Organ Transplantation. Dr. Goldstein also serves as the Division of Organ Transplantation’s Director of Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation, as well

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NJ Reinstates Medical Aid in Dying Law

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What you need to know On August 27, a New Jersey appeals court overturned a temporary restraining order that suspended the state’s new Aid in Dying law. This reinstated law allows adult New Jersey residents, who have decision-making capacity and

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Hackensack Pilot Program Screens Patients for Obstructive Sleep Apnea at Home

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterNeurology

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

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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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Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce Names Lisa Tank, M.D., as 2019 Distinguished Citizen

Hackensack University Medical Center

Lisa Tank, M.D., chief medical officer at Hackensack University Medical Center, has been named a 2019 Distinguished Citizen by the Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce. A Gala in Dr. Tank’s honor will take place on Thursday, September 19 at 6

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Four HMH Leaders Honored as Crain’s 2019 Notable Women in Healthcare

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What you need to know Four HMH leaders were recently honored as Crain’s 2019 Notable Women in Health Care, recognized for their influence in the New York City health care community. Honorees The honorees were: Dianne Aroh, MS, RN, FACHE,

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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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Department of Organ Transplantation at Hackensack Welcomes New Member of the Team

Hackensack University Medical Center

The Division of Organ Transplantation in the Department of Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center recently welcomed Seth Narins, M.D., Ph.D., to the surgical team. “As an expert in transplantation, Dr. Narins is a board certified and fellowship-trained transplant surgeon

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HMH Physicians Excel at NJAFP 2019 Poster Contest

Mountainside Medical CenterPalisades Medical Center

Physicians from Palisades Medical Center and Mountainside Medical Center won top prizes at the 2019 New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians (NJAFP) Poster contest. There were 27 final entiries in the 2019 NJAFP Poster Contest that showcased the breadth of

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Palisades’ Residents Host Mini Med Clinic for Kids

Palisades Medical Center

Family Medicine residents at Palisades Medical Center recently hosted several weekly classes at Palisades Child Care Center teaching the children about their bodies. At the completion of the program, they hosted a graduation ceremony for all the children who participated

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

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

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

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

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

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

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New Mental Health Mini Mentorship Program Launched at Hackensack

Behavioral HealthHackensack University Medical CenterNeurology

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

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JFK Medical Center Designated Baby-Friendly Hospital

JFK Medical CenterOB/GYN

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

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Cast Your Vote: Bergen Magazine’s 2020 Top Doctor

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

What you need to know Voting is currently open for Bergen Magazine 2020 Top Doctor. If you are an active physician, within Bergen County, you are eligible to vote for your peers. Voting ends September 16th at midnight. Click here

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Michael Stifelman, M.D., Presents at Challenges in Laparoscopy & Robotics Conference

Hackensack University Medical Center

Michael Stifelman, M.D., chair and professor of Urology, co-director of Urologic Oncology and director of Robotic Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center, was the keynote speaker at the Challenges in Laparoscopy & Robotics Conference held in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Stifelman

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Immunology Research Collaboration Request for Proposals

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Sponsored by the Memorial Sloan Kettering-Hackensack Meridian Health Partnership What you need to know This funding opportunity is for projects with specific aims focusing on mechanisms of resistance or to mitigate toxicity for patients receiving immunotherapy treatment. Get details of

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

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterOB/GYN

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

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Nominate an Exceptional Woman in Medicine

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Voting for Castle Connolly’s 2019 Exceptional Women in Medicine awards is open. MDs and DOs can nominate up to two female physicians. If you’d like to nominate someone, please register here: www.castleconnolly.com/exceptionalwomen. Each nominating physician will need to use his or her personal NPI

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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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Hackensack Meridian Health Affiliated Dentists Recognized by NJ Monthly Magazine as Top Dentists

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What you need to know Forty-nine Hackensack Meridian Health’s affiliated dentists based at Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and JFK Medical Center, have been recognized by New Jersey Monthly magazine as Top Dentists. According to New

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Integrative Health & Medicine Expands Services to Riverview Medical Center

Riverview Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine has expanded services to serve Riverview Medical Center through a generous donation from Frank and Valerie Montecalvo. Beginning Tuesday, July 30, added services will include: Integrative physician consultations Nurse

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Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS Delivers Keynote at UMANA’s Scientific Conference

Hackensack University Medical CenterMountainside Medical CenterPalisades Medical CenterPascack Valley Medical Center

Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS, regional president of the Northern Market, was the keynote speaker at the UMANA (Ukrainian Medical Association of North America) 45th Scientific Conference in Park City, Utah this past June. Dr. Sawczuk discussed physician burnout at

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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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David Duncan, M.D., FAAN, Joins Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupJersey Shore University Medical Center

David Duncan, M.D., FAAN, has recently joined Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group as the director of the new Multiple Sclerosis Center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. Duncan has been providing MS patients with evidence-based, compassionate care for over

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Two Ways Maestro Helps Me Communicate Better

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Dr. Lucy Safi recently shared two ways Maestro improves her communication: “Maestro makes it easy to communicate with my staff. It helps me avoid calling them, as the phone lines are often busy. “ “I also like the ‘Read’ feature

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Hackensack Meridian Health Partners with Prospect Heights Care Center, Regent Heights Care Center and West Caldwell Care Center

Hackensack University Medical CenterMountainside Medical CenterPalisades Medical CenterPascack Valley Medical Center

What you need to know Three nursing homes – Prospect Heights Care Center in Hackensack, Regent Care Center in Hackensack and West Caldwell Care Center in West Caldwell – have joined Hackensack Meridian Health. As a result of the partnership,

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Epic Dictation Available at Hackensack

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

What you need to know Dragon Medical One (DMO) gives Inpatient and ETD providers the ability to dictate notes directly into Epic without going through a separate service. In addition, you can use your smartphone with a specialized App for

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HackensackAlliance ACO 2018 MIPS Final Score, Feedback Reports Available

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final 2018 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Performance Year results are now available.  If you participated in a MIPS Alternative Payment Model (APM) in 2018, specifically in a Medicare Shared Savings Program

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Meridian ACO 2018 MIPS Final Score, Feedback Reports Now Available

Bayshore Medical CenterHackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupJersey Shore University Medical CenterK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalOcean Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical CenterShore Rehabilitation InstituteSouthern Ocean Medical Center

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final 2018 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Performance Year results are now available. If you participated in a MIPS Alternative Payment Model (APM) in 2018, specifically in a Medicare Shared Savings Program

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JFK Health ACO 2018 MIPS Final Score, Feedback Reports Available

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical Center

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final 2018 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Performance Year results are now available. If you participated in a MIPS Alternative Payment Model (APM) in 2018, specifically in a Medicare Shared Savings Program

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

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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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.

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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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School of Medicine Welcomes Second Class

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

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Hackensack Meridian Health Awarded the Gold Seal for Sepsis by The Joint Commission

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What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Sepsis Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health

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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

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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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Hackensack Meridian Health Receives $3.4 Million in HRSA Funding to Create Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

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Hackensack Meridian Health has received a four year, $3.4 million award from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to launch a comprehensive Nurse Practitioner Residency Program. Funding under this initiative is geared to both planning for new program development

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterPrimary Care

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

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Sameer Jamal, M.D., Joins Hackensack Meridian Medical Group

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupHackensack University Medical Center

Sameer Jamal, M.D., recently joined Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group—Cardiovascular Partners. Dr. Jamal is currently the director of the Electrophysiology Program at Palisades Medical Center and a staff cardiac electrophysiologist at Hackensack University Medical Center. After completion of an eight

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Five Key Takeaways from the Recent Beers Criteria Update

CardiologyOncologyPrimary CarePulmonology

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterOncologyOtolaryngology (ENT)

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterOB/GYN

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

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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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Eleven Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Make NJBIZ List of New Jersey’s Top Hospitals

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What you need to know Eleven Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals make NJBIZ list of New Jersey’s top hospitals. Hackensack University Medical Center ranked number 1 and Jersey Shore University Medical Center ranked number 7. This list, based on total patient

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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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New Hypertension Tools Available for Physicians and Patients

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What you need to know Approximately one in every three New Jersey adults have hypertension.* In an effort to help hypertension patients gain control of their blood pressure and avoid the risks associated with hypertension, Hackensack Meridian Health has developed

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HMH Clinicians Contribute to New Book on Endocrinology

Endocrinology

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

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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 To Host Breast Cancer CME Event Sept. 5

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

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

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Andrew Pecora, M.D., FACP, CPE, Recognized as One of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives by Modern Healthcare

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Andrew Pecora, M.D., FACP, CPE, former chief innovation officer and president of Physician Enterprise, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of this year’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. Dr. Pecora, now consultant and strategic advisor to Hackensack Meridian Health,

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School of Medicine Students Collaborate to Address Health Issues in Innovative Program

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What you need to know Students at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University recently came together with local community leaders at the School of Medicine campus in Nutley to address areas of health needs in their

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Joins National Heart Care Initiative

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

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

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Thomas Sniscak, DMD Appointed to the American Dental Association Council

DentistryJersey Shore University Medical Center

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

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Jersey Shore Honors Residents and Fellows at Annual Graduation Ceremony

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

More than 50 residents and fellows at Jersey Shore University Medical Center were honored at the annual graduation ceremony in the Kurr Atrium on June 14.  Chief hospital executive Vito Buccellato provided opening remarks, thanking the graduates for their dedication

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Dr. Julia A. Piwoz Shines Spotlight on Measles

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalPediatrics

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

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

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOncology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hackensack Meridian Health Mourns the Passing of Joseph Simunovich, Former Board Co-Chair and Founding Chair of School of Medicine Board of Governors

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It is with a heavy heart and sincere regret that I share the sad news of the passing of Joe Simunovich, my dear friend and mentor, and a treasure to our entire network and the state of New Jersey. Joe

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LGBT-Focused CME Event At Bayshore June 21

All SpecialtiesBayshore Medical Center

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

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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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Inaugural Health Quality Research Conference Draws Hundreds

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Hundreds attended Hackensack Meridian Health’s (HMH) inaugural Health Quality Research Conference presented by the Institute for Quality Science on May 16 at the Marigold in Somerset. HMH clinicians submitted more than 60 abstracts on a variety of topics, including stroke,

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Mitchell Harris Appointed as Senior Vice President & COO, Physician Services

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

What you need to know Mitchell (Mitch) Harris will serve as the new senior vice president and chief operating officer of Physician Services beginning June 24. Prior Experience Mitch has over 25 years of experience in the field of health

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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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Integrative Health & Medicine Expands Services to Jersey Shore University Medical Center

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What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine has expanded services to Jersey Shore University Medical Center.  As of June 10, Integrative Health & Medicine services are now conveniently located in HOPE Tower on the first floor,

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Dr. Lisa Casale: 4 Ways I Save Time With Maestro

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What You Need To Know Watch this short video to see how Maestro helps Lisa Casale, M.D., Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, spend more time with her patients at JFK Medical Center. 4 Time-Saving Maestro Features In the video,

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6 Things You Should Know About MIPS

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HMH Providers Walk to Cure Arthritis

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Providers from across HMH in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation gathered with their family for a walk to cure arthritis. The fundraising event held at South Mountain Reservation in West Orange saw our providers from

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

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupPrimary Care

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

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

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

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

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

CardiologyHackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

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

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Four HMH Hospitals Receive Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award

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What you need to know Bayshore Medical Center, JFK Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center received the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award. This distinction places Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals among the top 5/10 percent of all

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Daily Safety Huddles Begin on Monday, June 3

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What you need to know Starting Monday, June 3, standard safety huddles will be held at all clinical sites across the network. These safety huddles will occur on a daily basis for approximately 30 minutes with key clinical/operational leaders and

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Bonita Stanton, M.D. and David Kountz, M.D., MBA Receive Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards

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What you need to know Bonita Stanton, M.D., founding dean, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University and president, Academic Enterprise and David Kountz, M.D., MBA, co-chief academic officer and vice president, Academic Diversity and founding associate dean,

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Center for Discovery and Innovation Opens

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterPulmonology

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

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John Theurer Cancer Center Investigators Presenting at ASCO

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

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

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Bayshore’s Nurses Announce 2019’s Physician of the Year Award

Bayshore Medical Center

As part of Nurses Week, Bayshore’s nurses presented their annual Nurses’ Choice Physician of the Year Award. The award is presented to a physician who consistently exhibits the highest standards of the medical profession. The chosen doctor promotes collaboration and

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Carol Barsky, M.D., MBA Recognized by the United Hospital Fund as an Extraordinary Quality Improvement Leader

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Carol Barsky, M.D., MBA, executive vice president and chief quality officer, has been recognized by the United Hospital Fund (UHF) as an extraordinary quality improvement leader. Dr. Barsky was honored among quality improvement leaders at 51 hospitals and long-term care

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Joseph Simunovich Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

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Hackensack Meridian Health honored Joseph Simunovich with its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award during its third Annual Meeting. Mr. Simunovich joined the Hackensack University Medical Center Board of Governors in 1991 and has served as chair of all major boards for

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New Jersey’s Measles Outbreak Considered Over

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

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

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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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Jersey Shore Appoints New Chief Nursing Officer

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Jersey Shore has named Ellen Angelo, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN, as its new Chief Nursing Officer effective May 20. Ellen previously served as vice president, chief nursing officer at Ocean and has held a nursing

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Hackensack Radiology Relocated

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack’s Radiology reading rooms and administrative offices are relocating to the St. John lower level during the last week of May 2019. Four radiologists will remain on the first floor of the Main Hospital and

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Bruce Fisher, M.D. Inducted as a Master of the American College of Physicians

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Bruce Fisher, M.D., who is board certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine, was inducted as a Master of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest professional organization of internists in the U.S. Dr. Fisher was inducted during ACP’s

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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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Nurses Celebrate Physicians at Ocean

Ocean Medical Center

During Nurses’ Week, nurses at Ocean Medical Center held the 2019 Nurses’ Choice Physician of the Year Awards – a special ceremony recognizing physicians at the medical center. Physicians were recognized for their collaboration, collegiality and team work. The awards

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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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Six HMH Hospitals Receive an ‘A’ for Patient Safety

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What you need to know Six HMH hospitals were awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Guide. The designation recognizes the network’s hospital for their efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health

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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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New IT Self-Service Portal Now Available

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What you need to know You can now submit non-urgent IT issues via the Customer Self-Service Portal at http://servicedesk.hmhn.org. This service is available for Epic and non-Epic IT issues. Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to submit an

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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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Andrew Pecora, M.D., Accepts New Leadership Position

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What you need to know Andrew Pecora, M.D., Physician Enterprise and chief innovation officer, has accepted the role of chief executive officer of Outcomes Matter Innovations, LLC (OMI), a private company founded by physicians to enable partnerships between private physicians

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David S. Kountz, M.D. Receives Community Service Leader Award

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

David S. Kountz, M.D., MBA, co-chief academic officer, founding associate dean for Diversity and Equity at HMH School of Medicine at Seton Hall University and vice president for Academic Diversity at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, recently received the Verice

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HMH Physicians Honored by NJ American Academy of Pediatrics

All LocationsPediatrics

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

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Medicare Advantage: Five Ways to Improve Coding and Reimbursement

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Partners

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

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Southern Ocean Diabetes Program Recognized by the American Diabetes Association

EndocrinologySouthern Ocean Medical Center

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

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JTCC Approved As Member of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Consortium

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

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

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Understanding MIPS for 2019

Hackensack Meridian Health Partners

Missed Hackensack Meridian Health Partners Winter Education Session? Check out the MIPS presentation given by New Jersey Innovation Institute, and find out what you need to know about MIPS for 2019. Want to Skip Ahead? Check out the video’s description to view

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

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupHackensack University Medical CenterNeurology

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

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Biotech Experts Will Lead HMH’s New Center for Discovery and Innovation

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What you need to know Sol J. Barer, Ph.D., has been appointed as chair of the Board of Directors and David S. Perlin, Ph.D., as chief scientific officer. More About the Center for Discovery and Innovation The goal of CDI

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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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Smoking Cessation Program Now Accepting New Patients

Hackensack University Medical Center

What You Need To Know Hackensack Meridian Health’s Quit Center is now open at 107 First Street, Building B in Hackensack. Partially funded by grants from the State of New Jersey Department of Health, the Quit Center operates in partnership

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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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When to Perform a Security Risk Analysis for MIPS

Hackensack Meridian Health Partners

What You Need To Know While a Security Risk Analysis (SRA) is not a Promoting Interoperability (PI) stand-alone measure for 2019, MIPS-eligible clinicians must attest YES to conducting or reviewing a security risk analysis and implementing security updates as necessary

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2019 MIPS Group Participation Guide Now Available

Hackensack Meridian Health Partners

What You Need To Know The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted a new MIPS resource to the QPP Resource Library to answer questions and provide additional information on 2019 group participation in MIPS.  The 2019 MIPS

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New Potential Measles Exposures

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The New Jersey Department of Health is warning residents about new possible measles exposures: Middlesex and Ocean Counties Exposures A New York City resident with a confirmed case of measles potentially exposed individuals in Middlesex and Ocean counties on April

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterOtolaryngology (ENT)Urology

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

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JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Outpatient Center Opens in Woodbridge

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteRehabilitation & Post-Acute

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterNeurology

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

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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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Lauren Koniaris, M.D. Discusses Data Privacy in Healthcare at Columbia Business School

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Lauren Koniaris, M.D., regional chief medical informatics officer for the northern region recently participated in Columbia Business School’s Data Privacy in Healthcare panel. The event held on April 8 included representatives from the health care industry sharing and exploring data

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Theresa M. Brodrick Named Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive

All Locations

What you need to know Theresa M. Brodrick, RN, Ph.D., NE-BC, has been named executive vice president, network chief nurse executive, effective April 1, 2019. Details on Theresa’s appointment As network chief nurse executive, Theresa will be responsible for all

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

All LocationsAll Specialties

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

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FDA Approves Generic Narcan Nasal Spray

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

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Hackensack Earns Top Environmental Award for Sixth Year in a Row

All SpecialtiesHackensack University Medical Center

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

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Jersey Shore’s Internal Medicine Residents Take First Place in Scientific Meeting

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

On March 22, Jersey Shore won first place in the American College of Physicians (ACP) NJ 2019 Scientific Meeting in Princeton, NJ. Over 150 scientific projects were submitted to ACP from the entire state. This year it featured four scientific

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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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Cast Your Vote! Modern Healthcare’s Most Influential Clinical Executives

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Andrew Pecora, M.D., FACP, CPE has been nominated for Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives list. Judging for the final ranking of the 50 Most Influential will be based on votes as well as input from the senior editors

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New Potential Measles Exposure in Monmouth County

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A Middlesex resident with a highly suspect case of measles may have exposed individuals in Monmouth County on April 17 and 19. According to the New Jersey Department of Health, anyone who visited the following locations may have been exposed

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

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterPlastic Surgery

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

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Hackensack’s Orthopedic Surgery and Oncology Has Moved

Hackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedics

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

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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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Hackensack Welcomes Critical Care Division Director

Hackensack University Medical Center

Keith Rose, M.D. is the new Critical Care Division Director in the Department of Medicine at Hackensack. After completing pulmonary-critical care training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY, Dr. Rose has practiced both medical and surgical intensive care

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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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Mandatory Masking Has Ended

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Mandatory masking for team members who declined to receive the influenza vaccine ended on Monday, April 15. Free flu vaccinations continue to be offered through Occupational/Employee Health. For vaccination details and schedules please click here. Related Posts CDC Issues Flu

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Bayshore Now Offers Y-90 Liver Cancer Treatment

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

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

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Spring Travel Creates Additional Measles Risk

All Locations

Current Measles Stats The United States is currently dealing with multiple measles outbreaks, including an outbreak in Ocean County as well as Brooklyn and New York’s Rockland County. As of April 11, 555 cases have been reported in 20 states

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Attend April’s Special Hackensack Medical and Dental Staff Meeting

Hackensack University Medical Center

What You Need to Know Sarah Timmapuri, M.D., and Thomas Salazer, M.D., Co-Presidents of the Medical and Dental Staff, urge all HUMC Medical Staff members who wish to comment on an updated version of our Hackensack University Medical Center Rules

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

EndocrinologyHackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupJersey Shore University Medical Center

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

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Ocean Now Performing TCAR Procedure to Treat Carotid Artery Disease

CardiologyOcean 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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David S. Perlin, M.D. Featured in USA Today

Hackensack University Medical Center

David S. Perlin, M.D., chief scientific officer of the new Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation, was quoted in USA Today’s article about the emerging fungus infection Candida auris. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling

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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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Clarification: HMHP and New Team Member Health Plan

Hackensack Meridian Health Partners

Current members of Hackensack Meridian Health Partners (HMHP) received a letter around March 14, 2019 regarding Hackensack Meridian Health’s new team member medical plan. Please note, members of HMHP who participate in Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s

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CDC Issues Flu Advisory

All Locations

What you need to know On March 28, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an official Health Advisory regarding the recent increase in flu activity. Flu activity in the U.S. continues to be high, and the CDC expects flu

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HMH Hospitals Nationally Ranked for Savings Performance in Medicare Orthopedic Program

Orthopedics

Related Posts Orthopedic Update: Revolutionizing Scoliosis Treatment for Children Horizon Requires Prior Authorization for Specialized Procedures   HUMC Offering Treatment to Regrow Knee Cartilage Cells

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Bayshore’s Diabetes Program Earns Re-certification

Bayshore Medical CenterEndocrinology

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

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

CardiologyHackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterNeurologyOcean Medical Center

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

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

EndocrinologyHackensack University Medical Center

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

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Evan Naylor, M.D. Educates Students at Southern Ocean’s Mini Medical School

Southern Ocean Medical Center

Southern Ocean Medical Center recently held the final session of their mini medical school. Evan Naylor, M.D. , internal medicine and hematology physician at Southern Ocean was the keynote speaker at this event and introduced the students to life in

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Roberta Chiu, M.D. Receives Experience Innovation Grant

K. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

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

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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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Brand New Magazine Hits Homes

All LocationsAll Specialties

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

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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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Happy Doctors’ Day from Your Patient and CEO

All LocationsAll Specialties

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

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Joseph E. Parrillo, M.D. Co-Authors Fifth Edition of Critical Care Medicine Textbook

Hackensack University Medical Center

Joseph E. Parrillo, M.D., chair of the Heart and Vascular Hospital and the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Endowed Chair at Hackensack University Medical Center, has co-authored the fifth edition of  “Critical Care Medicine: Principles of Diagnosis and Management in the

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

All SpecialtiesRaritan Bay Medical Center

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

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Bayshore’s Bariatric Department Receives Re-Accreditation

BariatricsBayshore Medical Center

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

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

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

EndocrinologyRaritan Bay Medical Center

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

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

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterPlastic Surgery

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

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Fourteen Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Center Practices Earn PCSP Recognition

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupOB/GYN

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

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

BariatricsRaritan Bay Medical Center

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

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Epic Support for Palisades Providers

All SpecialtiesPalisades Medical Center

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

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U.S. News Opens Best Hospital Survey

All LocationsAll Specialties

U.S. News & World Report has opened voting for the 2019-2020 Best Hospital survey. Survey-eligible physicians can sign into Doximity to complete the annual survey. Half of those eligible Doximity users have been randomly selected to receive one or more additional survey questions

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: February 2019

All LocationsAll Specialties

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

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A Message from Vito Buccellato to Ocean

All SpecialtiesOcean Medical Center

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

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

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

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

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CPOE Changes Coming to Southern Ocean

All SpecialtiesSouthern Ocean Medical Center

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

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Workflow Review Sessions: Jersey Shore, Ocean and Southern Ocean

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

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

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

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

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

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Epic Terms and Acronyms

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

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

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

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

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

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Flooring Replacement at Southern Ocean

All SpecialtiesSouthern Ocean Medical Center

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

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GPS Technology will Help Patients and Families Navigate Hospitals

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

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Jersey Shore Receives Behavioral Health Home Certification from The Joint Commission

Behavioral HealthJersey Shore University Medical Center

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

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

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalPediatrics

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

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Return Your Survey for Jersey Choice Top Doctors

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

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K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Welcomes New Pediatric Specialists

K. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

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

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Hackensack Selected as Site for Multiple Sclerosis Mental Health Mentorship Program

All LocationsNeurology

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

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NJBIZ Honors Catherine Ainora, Nancy Corcoran-Davidoff

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

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

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

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

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HMH Invests in UV Technology to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections

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

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Mountainside’s Center of Advanced Bariatric Surgery Achieves National Accreditation

BariatricsMountainside Medical Center

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

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Jersey Shore Launches High Risk Genetics Clinic Targeting Cancer Risk Assessment

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOncology

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

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

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

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

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

DentistryJersey Shore University Medical Center

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

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

All LocationsBehavioral Health

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

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Slingshot Health Now Available for Practices in Jackson Health Village

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

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

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Epic Update: Jersey Shore, Ocean, Southern Ocean: October 13 Go Live

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

What you need to know Jersey Shore Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center will go live on Epic on October 13. How Epic will streamline how we share patient data Moving to Epic will enable us

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Epic Update: Bayshore, JFK, Riverview: June 1 Go Live

Bayshore Medical CenterJFK Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

What you need to know Bayshore Medical Center, JFK Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center will go live on Epic on June 1, 2019. How Epic will streamline how we share patient data Moving to Epic will enable us to

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Jason Kreitner Appointed to Chief Operating Officer for Ocean Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical CenterOcean Medical Center

Professional background As chief operating officer, Jason will lead the daily operations of Ocean Medical Center. His appointment to chief operating officer takes effect on March 4, 2019. Jason began his career at Hackensack University Medical Center more than 20 years

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Vito Buccellato Appointed Chief Operating Officer for Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical Center

Vito has been the chief operating officer at Ocean Medical Center since 2017, where he has been responsible for improving performance, patient satisfaction, team member engagement and quality. His appointment to Chief Operating Officer for Jersey Shore University Medical Center

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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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JFK Chief Operating Officer Scott Gebhard to Retire in March

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After an impressive 37-year career at JFK, Scott Gebhard has decided to retire.  Scott played a pivotal role in creating the nationally renowned JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute and the JFK Neurosciences Institute and in establishing JFK Medical Associates.  “Scott leaves

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Amie Thornton Promoted to Chief Operating Officer for JFK Medical Center

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical Center

Amie Thornton has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer for JFK Medical Center, replacing Scott Gebhard, who will retire in March. In her new role, Amie will oversee several areas at JFK, including operations, facilities, nursing, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute,

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

Behavioral HealthJersey Shore University Medical Center

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

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

DentistryJersey Shore University Medical Center

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

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HUMC Offering Treatment to Regrow Knee Cartilage Cells

Hackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedics

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

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Hackensack Recognized for its Neurosurgery and Spine Programs

Hackensack University Medical CenterNeurology

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

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John Theurer Cancer Center Recruiting for New Glioblastoma Study

All LocationsNeurologyOncology

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

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Congratulations to Jersey Shore’s Pediatric and Internal Medicine Residents

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterPrimary Care

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

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Department of Dentistry Donates $25,000 to Foundation

DentistryJersey Shore University Medical Center

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

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Michael Ciencewicki, M.D. Retires

Raritan Bay Medical Center

Former Chief Medical Officer Michael Ciencewicki, M.D. retired from Raritan Bay on January 11, 2019. Dr. Ciencewicki served in Raritan Bay’s hospital administration for 12 years, helping launch the hospital’s patient portal, open the Medical and Surgical Pavilion at Raritan

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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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Do Not Move Epic Deployed Equipment at Palisades

All SpecialtiesPalisades Medical Center

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

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Measles Outbreak Over in Ocean, Passaic Counties

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

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

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New Wound Healing Specialists at Raritan Bay

All SpecialtiesRaritan Bay Medical Center

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

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HMH Launches Task Force To Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

All LocationsOB/GYN

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

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Reporting is Now Open for Promoting Interoperability

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Partners

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

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H1N1 Flu Activity is High: Administer Antiviral Treatment

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

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2 New CEHRT Use Requirements for Performance Year 2019

All LocationsAll SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Partners

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

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HMHP: New Member Update

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Partners

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

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2019 MIPS requirements: 4 ways to prepare

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

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New at Hackensack: Incisionless Surgical Treatment for GERD

GastroenterologyHackensack University Medical Center

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

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Palisades Epic Update: February 28 Go Live Date

All SpecialtiesPalisades Medical Center

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

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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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Meridian ACO Extends Agreement to June 30, 2019

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

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Check Out Our New Physician Directories

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupHackensack Meridian Health Partners

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

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

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

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

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Bayshore OR Sets Record

All SpecialtiesBayshore Medical Center

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

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Dial 3333 for All Your IT Needs

All LocationsAll Specialties

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

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Hackensack Facility Upgrade Update

All SpecialtiesHackensack University Medical Center

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

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Epic Updates

All SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

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

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The Top 5 Benefits of Hackensack Meridian Health Partners

All LocationsAll SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Partners

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

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

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

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Smoking Cessation Treatment Center Launches

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

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Bayshore Medical Center Back To Full Capacity After Fire

All SpecialtiesBayshore Medical Center

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterNeurology

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

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

OrthopedicsPrimary CareSouthern Ocean Medical Center

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

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3 Ways We’re Expanding Our Cardiovascular Program

All LocationsCardiology

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

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Infographic: See our Cardiovascular Program Numbers

All LocationsCardiology

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

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

All LocationsCardiology

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

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

All LocationsCardiology

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

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Move to Plain Language Emergency System: Jan. 1

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

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Welcome to Maestro

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

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MIPS Deadline: Security Risk Analysis Due by Dec. 31

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What you need to know Physicians who intend to submit data for the 2018 Promoting Interoperability (PI) category must complete a Security Risk Assessment (SRA) by December 31. The SRA can be completed by an outside organization or by someone

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Specialty Update: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Services at HUMC and JSUMC

All LocationsBariatricsPrimary Care

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

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Blood Pressure Drug Losartan Recalled Due to Contamination

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

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Measles Outbreak Update: Tools to Answer FAQs and Limit Exposure

All LocationsPrimary Care

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

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Where in the World is Dr. Ed Galkin?

All LocationsDentistry

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

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Horizon Requires Prior Authorization for Specialized Procedures  

All LocationsOrthopedics

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

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FDA Novel Drug Approvals

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

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FDA Warning: Teach Patients About Pen Needle Differences

All LocationsAll SpecialtiesPrimary Care

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

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

All LocationsOB/GYN

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

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The 4 Feared Adverse Events: What You Need to Know

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

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6 Ways to Prevent Deadly Methotrexate Errors

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

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Orthopedic Update: Revolutionizing Scoliosis Treatment for Children

All LocationsOrthopedics

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

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

All LocationsAll SpecialtiesEndocrinologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

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

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Dermatologist Robin Ashinoff Receives MohsAIQ Pioneer Award

All LocationsAll SpecialtiesPlastic Surgery

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

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JSUMC verified as Level II Pediatric Trauma Center

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterPediatrics

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

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Support Group Helps Physicians Cope with Emotional Stress

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

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Obese Patients with PTSD at Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

All LocationsAll SpecialtiesBehavioral Health

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

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Specialty Update: Matthews Vision Treatment Center at Riverview

All LocationsAll SpecialtiesRiverview Medical Center

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

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NJ Opioid Prescribing Law: FAQs

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

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Surgery Update: Riverview Adds Second da Vinci Robot

All SpecialtiesCardiologyGastroenterologyGeneral SurgeryOB/GYNOncologyRiverview Medical Center

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

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CMS Changes 2019 MIPS Payment Adjustment

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

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Bayshore Medical Center Earns Nuclear Medicine Accreditation

Bayshore Medical CenterImaging and Radiology

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

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

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

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

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Support Group Helps Physicians Cope with Emotional Stress

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

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HMHP Expands Successful Prescription Initiative

All LocationsAll SpecialtiesHackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupHackensack Meridian Health Partners

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

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HMHP Adopts New Quality Measures

Hackensack Meridian Health Partners

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health Partners (HMHP) has adopted two new metrics for the 2018 performance year. This year the following quality measures have been added: Adult BMI Assessment Statin Therapy for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease (SPC) HMHP’s Quality

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Commercial Rosters To Be Available

Hackensack Meridian Health Partners

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health Partners (HMHP) is making commercial payor patient rosters available to our primary care physicians. The rosters will be available online in the coming weeks and will also be hand delivered to select practices. How

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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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HMH Partners Links and Contacts

Hackensack Meridian Health Partners

Hackensack Meridian Health Partners is Hackensack Meridian Health’s clinically integrated network of health care providers who share the common goals of improving health outcomes, reducing health care costs, and enhancing the patient experience. You can learn more about the benefits of HMH Partners here.

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