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OpenNotes Updates

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On Thursday, July 1, 2021, updates were made to the release of inpatient and pediatric notes. Inpatient notes are now released to MyChart 24 hours following signing. Despite this update, the following notes will continue to not be shared: notes

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Hackensack Meridian Cardiologists Using Shockwave to Improve Heart Disease Treatment

CardiologyHackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical Center

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

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region, November 2021

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterRiverview Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Intikhab Ahmad, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Psychiatry – Initial 6 months Gustavo Camarano, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine/Internal Medicine Kelly Fitzpatrick, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine/Hematology/Oncology Ferris Ginsberg, M.D. – Active Staff,

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region, November 2021

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

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Upadhyaya, Madhav, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine/Cardiology Section   Manda, Sushma, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine/Neurology Section  Oravivattanakul, Srivadee, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine/Neurology Section Shanmugam, Kruthika, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: North Region, November 2021

Hackensack University Medical CenterPalisades Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Gary Panagiotakis, D.O. – Provisional Attending, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Hariharan Iyer, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Orthopaedic Surgery/Hand Surgery Noor Al-Husayni, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics/Adolescent Medicine Julia DeBellis, M.D. – Provisional Attending,

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Welcome Chetan Anand, M.D.

Riverview Medical Center

Riverview Medical Center welcomes Chetan Anand, M.D., an interventional pain management physician, board certified and fellowship trained in Pain Medicine and Physical medicine and rehabilitation. He provides comprehensive pain management care utilizing his vast clinical experience with a patient–centered approach.

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

Oncology

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

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Harpreet Pall, M.D., MBA, CPE Publishes New Research on Health Care Disparities in GI Procedures and Guidance on Pediatric Endoscopy

K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital

Harpreet Pall, M.D., MBA, CPE, chair and professor of Pediatrics at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, has published new research about the social and economic influences of emergency versus non-emergency gastrointestinal (GI) procedures in children.

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Expanded Fields in 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 Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) has created two data reports providing metrics for both REaL data and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) data. The data is gathered through the Epic Business Intelligence system and is

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Epic Downtime: November 19

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 Epic will have a 1-hour downtime to resolve a maintenance issue on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 1 a.m. – 2 a.m. The system is in a “Read Only” state which allows full access to

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region, October 2021

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterRiverview Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Tazeen Azfar, M.D. – Active Staff, Psychiatry/Psychiatry Michael J. Dayan, M.D. – Telemedicine Staff – Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology Vincent Duron, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Surgery/Pediatric Surgery – 6 month Extension Sandra L. Escandon,

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region, October 2021

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

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Azfar, Tazeen, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine/Psychiatry Section   Lee, Kevin, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine/Psychiatry Section  Martin, Ashaki, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine/Psychiatry Section Cox, Ashley, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Emergency

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: North Region, October 2021

Hackensack University Medical CenterPalisades Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Sumaiya Ullah, M.D. – Provisional Attending Pediatrics/Hospital Medicine Ayesha Khan, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Vibha Joshi, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Obstetrics & Gynecology Pallavi Doddakashi, M.D. – Provisional Attending,

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region, September 2021

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterRiverview Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Parthu Kumar Avvaru, M.D. – Active Staff, Pediatrics/Neonatology Timothy Browne, M.D. – Active Staff, Surgery/Plastic Surgery Shanthi Chezian, M.D. – Locum Tenens – Psychiatry – 6 month Extension Sara Galeotti, D.O. –

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: North Region, September 2021

Hackensack University Medical CenterPalisades Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Mariana Boscan Sanchez, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics Jane S. Kim, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics/Hospital Medicine Shoshana Tell, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics/Endocrinology Nitin Yerram, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Urology Jennifer Buckbinder, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Obstetrics

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region, September 2021

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

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Kruse, Christopher, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine  Alwafai, Ameer, M.D. – Active Staff, Telemedicine/Department of Medicine Chezian, Shanthi, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine Kacprzynski, Gregory, M.D. – Active Staff, Department

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New Perioperative/Procedural Sharps Safety Policy

All Locations

HMH has a new policy regarding Perioperative/Procedural Sharps Safety. The policy gives guidance to perioperative team members for identifying potential sharps hazards and developing and implementing best practices, including: use of engineered sharps to prevent sharps injuries and reduce bloodborne

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2021 HMH Ambulatory Quality Metrics Guide Now Available

Hackensack Meridian Health Partners

At Hackensack Meridian Health Partners (HMHP), we understand it can be difficult to keep track of the different quality measures being used by different organizations. This is why HMHP created the 2021 Quality Measures Guide. This guide is intended to be a reference for

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

Rehabilitation & Post-Acute

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

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Parking at Hackensack University Medical Center

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

Some team members and physicians are parking in the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Child Care and Learning Center parking spots located on the ground level in the Main Garage. These spots are designated for families of children in the care

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

Behavioral Health

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

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2022 Open Enrollment is Here

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

Benefits-eligible physicians and team members can now begin to enroll in benefits for the 2022 benefit year. You have until Friday, November 19, 2021, to make changes to your benefit selections. Barring a qualified life event, this is your only

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Welcome to Epic Secure Chat!

All LocationsAll Specialties

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

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John Theurer Cancer Center at Jersey Shore, Beginning in November

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), is expanding its program to HOPE Tower at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. This expansion will provide on-site resources to cancer patients at Jersey Shore as well as access to

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JFK University Medical Center Names Landolfi as Chief Medical Officer

JFK Medical Center

JFK University Medical Center has named Joseph C. Landolfi, D.O., CPE as the Chief Medical Officer of JFK University Medical Center. Dr. Landolfi currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the JFK Neuroscience Institute and Medical Director of Oncology at JFK

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Hackensack University Medical Center Welcomes New Chief of Cardiac Catheterization Lab

Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center welcomes Michael Joseph Lim, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, as chief of the hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab. With 20 years of experience, Dr. Lim has earned national recognition for his expertise in treating complex coronary patients, his excellent

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Dr. Francis Nichols Memorial Plaque Unveiled

Hackensack University Medical Center

On October 21, CEO Bob Garrett, joined Mark Sparta, Dr. Lisa Tank, Terri Freguletti, Dr. Massimo Napolitano, Dr. Howard Ross, and many current and retired Hackensack University Medical Center OR nurses and team members to honor Francis Nichols, M.D. Dr. Nichols,

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Preparing for the Pfizer Vaccine for Children 12 and Under: Webinar

All Locations

In anticipation of the approval of Pfizer’s pending emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccination in children under 12, a Physician Webinar was held on Tuesday, October 19. Click Here to Watch the Webinar Recording Panelists included: Thomas Bader, M.D., SVP,

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Aakash Shah, M.D. Appointed to the 2021-2022 Class of White House Fellows

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Aakash Shah, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, has been named to the 2021-2022 class of White House Fellows. The prestigious White House Fellowship program embeds professionals from diverse backgrounds for a year of working

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Assess, Code, Chart & Treat (ACT)

Hackensack Meridian Health Partners

Members of Hackensack Meridian Health Partners (HMHP) have access to several programs to ensure its providers are kept up to date with the ongoing changes in accurate documentation and coding education. Assess, Code, Chart & Treat (ACT) is one of

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Physicians Core Stroke Measures Update 2021

Neurology

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

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

Neurology

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

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ALS Association Walk

Hackensack University Medical Center

Team Hackensack ALS Center was well represented at the ALS Association Walk in Saddle River Park on October 3, 2021. Led by Josette Alquitran, the nurse for the center, Alba Chacon-Guerra, Christine Cavallo, JohanMarie Terrero, Susan Kraus, Drs. Florian Thomas, Gary

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A Token of Gratitude

All Locations

When Hackensack Meridian Health announced our COVID-19 vaccine mandate in July — the first network in New Jersey to do so — we were 71% fully vaccinated.  The last three months have been a marathon effort. Through hard work, patience, perseverance and

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Changes to Medication Reconciliation in the Absence of a Specific Order

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

Per The Joint Commission regulations, all patient level-of-care transitions require that an Order Reconciliation be performed. Orders are continued or discontinued based on what the Provider specifies during Order Reconciliation.  At times, not all orders are reconciled. Starting on Monday, October

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Anthology Diagnostics: Next-Generation Sequencing

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Anthology Diagnostics provide comprehensive next-generation sequencing of DNA and RNA for solid tumors, including cancers of the lung, pancreas, brain, colon, breast, ovary, endometrium, thyroid, head and neck, and soft tissue (sarcoma and GIST). Anthology Diagnostics’ assays cover all clinically

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HMH Seeks to Strengthen its LGBTQ+ Health Leadership

All Locations

As recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to be a LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader and Top Performer based on providing a safe environment, policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of

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Hackensack University Medical Center Cardiac Researcher Presented New Data about the Heart and COVID-19 and Other Key Topics at Heart Rhythm Society 2021 Annual Scientific Sessions

Hackensack University Medical Center

Taya V. Glotzer, M.D., FACC, FHRS, Professor of Medicine, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and director of Cardiac Research, Hackensack University Medical Center, presented new data about the heart andCOVID-19 and other key topics at the Heart Rhythm Society 2021

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Surgeon’s Research on the Phrenic Nerve Reconstruction Surgery He Pioneered Published in the Annals of Plastic Surgery

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Study results, supporting the efficacy of phrenic nerve reconstruction surgery, from Matthew Kaufman, M.D., FACS, and colleagues at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center were recently published in the Annals of Plastic Surgery.1   Dr. Kaufman, medical director of the

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Hackensack University Medical Center Heart Doctors Are First in New Jersey to Perform Innovative Heart Failure Treatment

Hackensack University Medical Center

Interventional cardiologists and heart surgeons at Hackensack University Medical Center were the first in New Jersey to treat a patient with heart failure after a heart attack using a unique device that makes a weak, enlarged heart smaller — enabling

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Six Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Centers Nationally Recognized for Heart Failure Care

Bayshore Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterPalisades Medical CenterRiverview Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Six Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers received American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Quality Achievement Awards.  The awards recognize the medical centers’ commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based

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JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Welcomes New Clinical Leaders

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute

Anthony Doss, M.D., FAAPMR, post-acute rehabilitation specialist Dr. Doss primarily treats patients in the post-acute care setting, including consultation services at acute care hospitals, as well as inpatient rehabilitation services with a focus on stroke and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.   Dr. Doss

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October 1: Hospital Renamings

JFK Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical Center

Effective October 1, 2021, four Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals will be renamed. In October, you will see some local advertisements on television, radio, newspapers, regarding our new hospital names. These renamings will affect Epic abbreviations (see below).  JFK Medical Center will become JFK University Medical Center. Signs outside

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HMH’s Flu Vaccination Program Now Available

All Locations

Beginning Monday, October 4, HMH is offering flu vaccinations at our hospital site locations. As a reminder, the flu vaccine is a mandatory condition of employment at HMH, even for those who are currently working from home. Be sure you

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Hackensack Opens First Heart and Brain Center in New Jersey

CardiologyHackensack University Medical CenterNeurology

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

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

Pediatrics

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

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Hackensack University Medical Center Verified as Level 1 Trauma Center

Hackensack University Medical Center

What You Need to Know The trauma center at Hackensack University Medical Center has been verified as a Level 1 Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of  the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the

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HMH-Issued Mobile Devices No Longer Backing Up to iCloud

All Locations

As we continue to enhance Hackensack Meridian Health’s technology security, content on corporate-issued mobile devices (iPhones and iPads) will no longer be automatically backed up to iCloud.  Beginning Tuesday, September 28, 2021, photos and documents on these devices can only

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Hackensack Meridian Health and Cigna Renew Commercial Agreement

All Locations

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health has reached a multi-year agreement with Cigna. This new agreement will maintain access to Hackensack Meridian’s 17 hospitals and more than 500 patient care locations across New Jersey for Cigna’s commercial customers

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ASC Payable List Update

General Surgery

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

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Hackensack University Medical Center’s Department of Urology Presented 12 Abstracts at the American Urological Association 2021 Annual Meeting

Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center presented 12 abstracts at the American Urological Association’s (AUA) 2021 Annual Meeting, held virtually, September 10-13, 2021.  Sixty percent of the department’s abstracts that were submitted for consideration were accepted, which is significantly higher than the

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Welcome Dr. Dirk de Haas!

JFK Medical Center

Dr. Dirk de Haas has been named the Interim Medical Director Emergency Medicine at JFK University Medical Center and will assume the position held by Dr. Sam LaCapra while searching for a new permanent Medical Director and Director of Emergency

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Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Dean Bonita Stanton Honored with National Medical Fellowships’ Legacy Award

School of Medicine

Bonita Stanton, M.D., the founding dean of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, will receive the National Medical Fellowships’ Legacy Award. Dr. Stanton is being honored for helping to create “a school that recognizes inequity in health outcomes and that

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2021 Provider Engagement Education Program

Hackensack Meridian Health Partners

We are pleased to announce that in collaboration with Lumeris, we will be hosting provider engagement education program (PEEP) sessions. The goal of the PEEP sessions is to enhance your knowledge to the principles of CMS-HCC risk adjustment model and

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Dr. Abdulla Al-Khan Participates in the Black Maternal Health Caucus Briefing

Hackensack University Medical Center

Dr. Abdulla Al-Khan who provided a testimonial about Black Maternal Health before the United States Congress on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Watch the briefing. The Black Maternal Health Caucus held a briefing examining how America’s historical and ongoing structural racism against

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New order discontinue reason of “Medication List Clean Up”

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

During the Admission Medication Reconciliation process in Epic, a user might attempt to clean up the home medication list by selecting the ‘X’ button from the Review PTA medication section or the ‘Discontinue’ button from the Reconcile Prior to Admission

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Welcomes Shabbar Danish, MD, as Chair of Neurosurgery

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center welcomes Board Certified Neurosurgeon Shabbar F. Danish, M.D., FAANS, as Chair of Neurosurgery as part of the academic medical center’s Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Danish has provided neurosurgical care for patients throughout New Jersey for more than

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Nominate a Healthcare Hero for the Metastatic Breast Cancer Heroes Awards

Oncology

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

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Vascular Surgeon Owano Pennycooke, M.D., Joins Center for Wound Healing at Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy

Raritan Bay Medical Center

Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy welcomes Vascular Surgeon Owano Pennycooke, M.D. to its Center for Wound Healing. As part of the Center’s surgical team, Dr. Pennycooke will treat non-healing and complex wound issues. He also is highly experienced in conducting

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Welcome Anthony Conte, M.D.

Bayshore Medical CenterNeurologyRiverview Medical Center

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

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Deleting Erroneous COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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 If erroneous information regarding the patient’s administered COVID-19 Vaccine(s) has previously been entered, it may be necessary to delete the error in order to document the current administration. If you receive an alert saying, “You cannot

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Tenecteplase in Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS)

All LocationsEmergency MedicineNeurology

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

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Harriet B. Borofsky, M.D., Named Medical Director of Breast Imaging at Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center

Bayshore Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Harriet B. Borofsky, M.D., joins Hackensack Meridian Health as medical director of breast imaging at Riverview and Bayshore Medical Centers after serving as medical director of breast imaging at Mills Peninsula Medical Center, a Sutter Health affiliate, for the past

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HMH Hospitals Achieve 2021 Healthgrades Women’s Care Excellence Awards

All Locations

What you need to know Six HMH hospitals have been named  as recipients of the Healthgrades 2021 Women’s Care Excellence Awards. Hackensack University Medical Center, Palisades Medical Center, JFK Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center – Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical

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Hackensack University Medical Center Opening Clinical Trial for Medication to Treat Alzheimer’s-Related Agitation

Hackensack University Medical Center

What You Need to Know Hackensack University Medical Center, Center for Memory Loss and Brain Health will be participating in a multicenter clinical trial to study the safety and efficacy of escitalopram, an antidepressant, for the treatment of agitation related

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Namrata G. Jain, M.D to Lead Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital

Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital welcomes pediatric nephrologist Namrata G. Jain, M.D., as Medical Director of Pediatric Kidney Transplant. She will be working in close collaboration with Kenneth Lieberman, M.D., chief of Pediatric Nephrology, as well as physicians across the

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New HMH Pharmacy at Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge Opens

Raritan Bay Medical Center

What You Need to Know HMH’s pharmacy at Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge is now open. The pharmacy stocks a large inventory of brand-name medications, generic drugs, and specialty medications that are not regularly carried by other pharmacies. The

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region, August 2021

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Monica Chawla, M.D. – Locum Tenens – Initial 6 months Shabbar F. Danish, M.D. – Active Staff, Neurosurgery Danielle Del Re, D.O. – Active Staff, Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology David J. Frank, M.D. –

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: North Region, August 2021

Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Jay Reidler, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Orthopaedic Surgery Eitan Kohan, M.D.- Provisional Attending, Orthopaedic Surgery Adam Stathas, M.D.- Provisional Attending, Pediatrics Namrata Jain, M.D.- Provisional Attending, Pediatrics/Nephrology Minh-Thu Tran, M.D.- Provisional Attending, Internal

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region, August 2021

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

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Fromer, Marc, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Surgery  Hagler, Nathaniel, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Radiology  Ibrahim, Ihab, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine/Psychiatry Section   Perez, Sergio, D.O. – Active Staff,

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ADT Notifications

All Locations

As part of a new CMS Conditions of Participation rule, all hospitals are required to send ADT (Admission, Discharge, or Transfer) notifications to patients’ PCPs, as well as any follow-up physicians and/or facilities.  For physicians with access to Epic, these

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HMH’s Hospitalization Prevention Program

All Locations

HMH’s Hospitalization Prevention Program was created to provide personalized guidance and  assistance in the critical days and weeks after discharge from the hospital. The goal of our program is to facilitate a speedy  and successful recovery, and minimize the chances of

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

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupUrology

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

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Bayshore Medical Center Unveils New Emergency Care Center

Bayshore Medical Center

What you need to know Bayshore Medical Center recently unveiled the new Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center. The 32,000 square-foot project has restructured the design of the hospital’s campus while greatly increasing its capacity to treat patients with

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HMH Launches Program To Connect Patients with Community Resources to Create a Healthier New Jersey

All Locations

What you need to know HMH has partnered with NowPow, a digital platform to provide patients with personalized referrals to community resources that will help them continue to improve their health after they leave Hackensack Meridian Health’s care. The network

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalNeurologyPediatrics

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

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Support for Mobile Access to Gmail and Google Apps

All Locations

Any physicians who are unable to access HMH Gmail, Contacts, Calendar, Meets, Drive, Docs, and other Google apps can get technical support: IN PERSON: Service Desk technicians are available through 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 11 and 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Anjali Ratnathicam, D.O., RVT, named Hackensack University Medical Center’s Medical Director of Vascular Lab

Hackensack University Medical Center

Vascular surgeon Anjali Ratnathicam, D.O., RVT, has accepted the position of Medical Director of the Vascular Lab at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC).  Dr. Ratnathicam served as a vascular surgeon at HUMC since 2014. She also serves as an Assistant

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Jersey Shore OB/GYNs Among the Nation’s First to be Certified in MIGS

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Three Jersey Shore University Medical Center obstetrician gynecologists (OB GYNs) are among the first in the nation to receive board certifications in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Andrew Blechman, M.D., Jocelyn Carlo, M.D., and Karim Elsahwi,

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Kerry Lanigan, M.D., Joins Southern Ocean as Hospitalist Director

Southern Ocean Medical Center

Kerry Lanigan, M.D., has joined Southern Ocean Medical Center as hospitalist director replacing Jason Nehmad, M.D., who was appointed chief medical officer.  Dr. Lanigan has been a member of our hospitalist team for more than a year. Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Dr.

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Hackensack the #1 Hospital in New Jersey; JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Ranked Among the Best Rehab Hospitals in the U.S.; HMH has Five Top-Ranked Hospitals in the State

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What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, as well as Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital are recognized by U.S. News & World Report, giving the network

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

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

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

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New Storyboard COVID-19 Vaccination Section

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

Clinicians and other Epic users who open patient charts can now see a patient’s COVID-19 HMH-administered vaccination status at a glance in Storyboard.  Below please find the screenshots: No Vaccination Partially Vaccinated (Moderna and Pfizer) Fully Vaccinated (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen)

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

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

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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicare Advantage: Reimbursement Updates

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

Effective June 15, 2021, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of New Jersey has expanded their Consultation Services reimbursement policy to include commercial products and is fully aligned with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for services rendered in office

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Yair D. Kissin, M.D. Publishes Study in the Journal Surgical Technology International

Hackensack University Medical Center

Yair D. Kissin, MD, Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center, and Assistant Clinical Professor at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, recently published a research paper in the peer-reviewed journal Surgical Technology International titled,

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

Bayshore Medical CenterPain ManagementRehabilitation & Post-AcuteRiverview Medical Center

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

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New Network Policy on Surrogate Decision Making for Adult Patients Who Lack Decision Making Capacity

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What You Need to Know HMH is implementing a new network policy about surrogate decision making for adult patients who lack decision making capacity. This policy details the hierarchy of surrogate decision makers who may act on behalf of adult

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

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

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HMH Launches New Tool for Clinicians to Help Patients

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What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health has recently launched Hackensack Meridian Health Healthy Connections,  a social determinants of health program that will address non-medical patient needs. In addition to the new program, Hackensack Meridian Health Healthy Connections, is

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

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

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

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

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New URL for Hackensack University Medical Center SharePoint

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What you need to know The Hackensack University Medical Center SharePoint will have a new location as HMH continues its Going Google transformation. Beginning Friday, June 11, 2021, the HUMC SharePoint will be located at https://meridianhealth.sharepoint.com/sites/HUMCSharePoint/SitePages/Home.aspx. You will no longer be able to

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Clinical Policy Updates

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The following new network policies are live or will go into effect this month. New Network Policies Bowel Management System and Rectal Tube Policy – Live 5/23/2021 Gastrointestinal Tube-Enteral Feeding Management for Adults – Live 5/25/2021 Midline Catheters – Will

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Three HMH Rehabilitation Hospitals Unify Under the Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Name

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

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

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Meet Our 2021 School of Medicine Graduates

School of Medicine

2021 Graduates Eighteen students from Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine are the making history – they are the first graduates of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, completing their medical degree in three years. The medical students started their degrees

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Connecting to Citrix

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To access Citrix, use connect.hmhn.org. Questions For assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk at x3333 or 848-237-3333. Related Posts Support Group Helps Physicians Cope with Emotional Stress NJ Reinstates Medical Aid in Dying Law Policy Updates: October 7

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region, May 2021

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Brian M. Flynn, D.O. – Active Staff, Medicine/Neurology  Chrisovalantis Lakhiani, M.D. – Active Staff, Surgery/Plastic Surgery  Yevgeniy A. Latyshev, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease  Kim Murphy, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine/Internal

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: North Region, May 2021

Hackensack University Medical CenterPalisades Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Viwek Bisen, D.O. – Provisional Attending, Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine Howard Ross, M.D. – Attending, Surgery/Colon & Rectal Surgery Samuel Hawkins, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Surgery/Trauma Surgery Jamie Baux-Johnson, M.D. -Provisional Attending, Internal

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region, May 2021

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

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Mupparaju, Jyothsna M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine  Shahzad, Saad, A., M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine  Turner, Ashby, C., M.D. – Active Staff/Telemedicine, Department of Medicine/Neurology Section Xu, Jindong, M.D. – Active

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Hackensack Meridian Health & the Center for Discovery and Innovation Secure Research Accreditation

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What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health and the Center for Discovery and Innovation have been accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC). The distinction shows responsible animal care and use for research. AAALAC,

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

John Theurer Cancer CenterOncology

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

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

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

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

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

Pediatrics

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

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Microsoft Removal Pushed to May 26

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What you need to know Microsoft Office will now be removed on Wednesday, May 26 at 10 p.m. Beginning Wednesday, May 26 at 10 p.m., access will be disabled to Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Sharepoint,

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region, April 2021

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Firas A. Ajam, M.D. – Active Staff, Medicine/Internal Medicine Nickolas Dawlabani, M.D. – Active Staff, Pediatrics/General Pediatrics Vincent Duron, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Surgery/Pediatric Surgery Keith A. Fleischman, D.O. – Active Staff,

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: North Region, April 2021

Hackensack University Medical CenterPalisades Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Seema Dhorajia, D.O. – Provisional Attending, Surgery/Bariatric Surgery Julia Sann, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics Rodulfo Moises Jr., M.D. – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics Yolanda Pickett, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region, April 2021

Bayshore Medical CenterJFK Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Nazir, Habib, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine/Critical Care  Kumar, Vinod, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine Hassan, Ahmad, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine/Psychiatry Section Chamsuddin, Abbas, M.D. – Telemedicine

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Epic Secure Chat Launching on Monday, April 26

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 Epic Secure Chat will launch on Monday, April 26, allowing users to send secure messages to clinicians (e.g., doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers) in real time from a mobile device or desktop computer.  Users are

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment at Riverview

General SurgeryOncologyRiverview Medical Center

Related Posts Surgery Update: Riverview Adds Second da Vinci Robot 11 HMH Hospitals Make NJBIZ List of New Jersey’s Top Cancer Treatment Centers Thoracic Surgery Program Expands to Ocean Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center – Welcome Dennis Vega,

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Georgios Giannakopoulos, D.O. Publishes Study on COVID-19 Treatment

Bayshore Medical Center

Georgios Giannakopoulos, D.O., Infectious Disease Specialist at Bayshore Medical Center recently published two articles that discussed COVID-19. Click below to read Dr. Giannakopoulos publications. COVID-19 Long Haulers Get At-Home Relief for Breathing DifficultiesCOVID-19 patients experience chronic, painful breathing difficulty up

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

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical GroupOncologyPalisades Medical Center

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New Edition of the “Research Roundup” Now Available!

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The April edition of the HMH network “Research Roundup” is now available online. Check out April’s “Research Roundup.” The newsletter, which is published on a quarterly basis, includes a compilation of all HMH research news and initiatives, current and important reminders about local

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Samra Family of Physicians Featured in Local Media

Bayshore Medical Center

TAPinto Holmdel & Colts Neck featured the Samra family in a March 2021 article, highlighting the many ways this family of physicians gives back to its local community. Dr. Said Samra founded Samra Plastic Surgery nearly 40 years ago, and

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Hackensack Meridian Health’s Center for Discovery and Innovation Develops Advanced Test to Track and Diagnose COVID-19 Variants

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What you need to know Experts at the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) have developed a high-throughput test that can detect multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in two-and-a-half hours. The test can detect the known UK, Brazil,

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Take the Well-Being Index

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

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

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A Note of Appreciation this Doctor’s Day

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Dear Hackensack Meridian Health Physicians, In the spirit of sacrifice you have given your all to our patients and communities over the past year. You’ve taught us that anything is possible if even a glimmer of hope remains. That despite the odds, if we

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region, March 2021

Bayshore Medical CenterCarrier ClinicJFK Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Woessner, Heidi, T., M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine/Neurology Section  ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS APPLICATIONS   Ameris, Veronique, APN-C – Department of Medicine Argudo, Kayla, F., PA-C – Department of Orthopedic Surgery Trinidad, Vincent,

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Riverview’s Lung Nodule Management Program

Riverview Medical Center

Related Posts Riverview Medical Center Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment at Riverview Update Digital Signing Certificate for ePrescribing of Controlled Substances

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Hackensack Meridian Health Establishes Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation

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What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health has recently announced the formation of Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation. The newly created foundation will serve as the parent organization for the network’s 10 community-based hospital foundations. In addition to raising funds for the

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HMH Opens Cutting- Edge Genomic Lab to Enhance Cancer Care

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What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health has collaborated with Genomic Testing Cooperative to open a cutting-edge genomic testing lab that will enhance the future of cancer care in New Jersey. This new lab – Anthology Diagnostics is operated

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Update Digital Signing Certificate for ePrescribing of Controlled Substances

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 HospitalMountainside Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterPalisades Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical CenterShore Rehabilitation InstituteSouthern Ocean Medical Center

ePrescribing of Controlled Substances will be unavailable from 5 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 as the FIPS Digital Signing certificate expires on Friday and a new certificate needs to be installed before the existing one expires. Related

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region, February 2021

Bayshore Medical CenterJFK Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Cozzarelli, James, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Orthopedic SurgeryHamzelou, Ashkan, D.O. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine-Hospitalist Tavoulareas, George, P., D.O. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine-Neurology Section Yaziji, Muataz, M.D. – Active

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Northern Region, February 2021

Hackensack University Medical CenterPalisades Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Ali Rashan, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Anesthesiology Ushma Thomas, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Anesthesiology Chris Cherian, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Diana Yildirim, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Pediatrics Chaitan Devulapalli,

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region, February 2021

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Kerry S. Bergman, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Surgery/Pediatric Surgery Terrence Curran, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Surgery/Trauma Tobechukwu A. Clouden, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Psychiatry Shonola S. DaSilva, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Pediatrics/Pediatric Intensive

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Hackensack University Medical Center First Hospital in the World to Use Innovative ECMO Technology to Treat Patient with COVID-19

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know Hackensack University Medical Center has become the first hospital in the world to use a new extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) system to treat and improve breathing for a patient with COVID-19. The treatment, called the

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Vote for Jersey Choice Top Doctors – Deadline is February 28

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What you need to know New Jersey Monthly surveys the state’s physicians each year to determine a list of Jersey Choice Top Doctors. The survey was mailed recently by Leflein Associates, to every doctor licensed in the state for at least

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

Bayshore Medical CenterGeneral SurgeryRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Opens Advanced Cardiac Cath Lab

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

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

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Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Achieves Provisional Accreditation

School of Medicine

What you need to know The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine has been granted Provisional Accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), bringing it nearer to Full Accreditation. The LCME voted at its meeting this month to grant

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Named Top 250 Best Hospital in the Nation

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know Jersey Shore University Medical Center was recently recognized as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals™, according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.  The recognition

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center is One of 13 Hospitals in the Nation to Earn AARC Apex Recognition Award

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know  Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently received the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) 2021-2022 Apex Recognition Award. Jersey Shore University Medical Center was recognized for demonstrating best practices in respiratory care and promoting patient

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

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteRehabilitation & Post-Acute

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

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Riverview Medical Center’s Radiation Oncology Program

OncologyRiverview Medical Center

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

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Welcomes Gynecologic Oncologist Dr. Borowsky

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOncology

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

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

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

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

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

General SurgeryJersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterUrology

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

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Managing Up Your Clinical Team: Improving Communication Between Hospital Medicine and Specialist Teams

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As we ring in the new year, we take a moment to reflect on the past and recommit to the things that matter the most. In that light, this issue of Rx for PX focuses on the tenets and importance

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Coming Soon – New Network Policy to Keep Our Patients Safe

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

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JFK Medical Center Internet Downtime on Monday Feb. 8

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To enable IT to migrate JFK’s internet firewall to a new platform, there will be no internet service at JFK Medical Center from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Monday, February 8, 2021. During this downtime, JFK will not have

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

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation InstituteJFK Medical CenterRehabilitation & Post-Acute

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

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Bayshore Medical Center Named a Top Hospital and Receives “A” Safety Rating

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What you need to know Bayshore Medical Center was named a top general hospital and received an “A” safety rating by the prestigious Leapfrog Group. The highest performing hospitals on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey are recognized annually with the prestigious

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Northern Region, January 2021

Hackensack University Medical CenterPalisades Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Phylicia Baird, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Internal Medicine/General Internal Medicine Akeyla Brown, DDS – Provisional Attending, Dentistry/Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Gary Small, M.D. – Attending, Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine Nicholas DeNunzio, M.D. –

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region, January 2021

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Stefanie L. Berman, M.D. – Active Staff, Anesthesiology/Pediatric Anesthesiology Justin I. Elkrief, D.O. – Active Staff, Orthopedics/Spine Surgery Jordan Fishman, M.D. – Active Staff, Surgery/Plastic Surgery Hannah W. Klein, M.D – Active

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region, January 2021

Bayshore Medical CenterJFK Medical CenterRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Ackerman, Joshua, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine-Psychiatry Section Gaidamaka, Kaeryna, M.D., -Active Staff, Department of Medicine-Psychiatry Section Bloomfield, Stephen, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Surgery Schneider, Lisa, M.D. – Active Staff,

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HMH Network Research Newsletter Makes Debut

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The new HMH network “Research Roundup” is now available online. The newsletter, which will be published on a quarterly basis, includes a compilation of all HMH research news and initiatives, current and important reminders about local research processes, and a

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Jersey Shore Named Top 100 Best Hospital for Stroke Care

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterNeurology

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

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

CardiologyHackensack University Medical Center

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

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

Bayshore Medical CenterNeurologyRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

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

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

Bayshore Medical CenterOB/GYNRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

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

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HMH Convalescent Plasma Work for COVID-19 Treatments Enters Next Phase of Study

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What you need to know The researchers at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, and their colleagues at the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) continue their work on convalescent plasma treatments for COVID-19 patients

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

CardiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

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

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HMH Recognized as Best Healthcare System in New Jersey by NJBIZ in its 2020 Reader Rankings

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What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health ranked Best Healthcare System for third consecutive year by NJBIZ in its 2020 Reader Rankings HMH received recognition in several key categories: Best Hospital, Best Cardiac Care Center, Best Physician Group, Best

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Spotlight on Pediatric Publications

Pediatrics

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

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region, November 2020

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

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Desai, Jagdip, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Anesthesia/Physical Med/Rehab/Pain Section Davis, Matthew, M.D. – Affiliate Staff, Department of Medicine Gioia, Kevin, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Surgery Goldberg, Grigory, M.D. – Active

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region, November 2020

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Ravi Agarwal, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Pediatrics/Neonatology Jonathan Ang, D.D.S. – Active Staff, Dentistry/Pediatric Elizabeth Fanciullo, D.M.D. – Active Staff, Dentistry/General Winmin Htut, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Psychiatry Sukhdeep Kaur, M.D. –

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: North Region, November 2020

Hackensack University Medical CenterPalisades Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Yakov Iofel, M.D. –  Provisional Attending, Internal Medicine/Geriatric Medicine Harsh Parmar, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Internal Medicine/Hematology & Oncology Christopher Kuriakose, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Internal Medicine/Hospital Medicine Oriana Petruolo, M.D. – Provisional

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

Bayshore Medical CenterOtolaryngology (ENT)

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

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

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

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

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

JFK Medical CenterJoseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalOncologyPediatrics

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

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

Raritan Bay Medical Center

What you need to know Raritan Bay Medical Center has been awarded Home News Tribune Readers’ Choice Award for Best of the Best Hospital in Middlesex County. “We are thrilled to achieve this outstanding recognition for both Raritan Bay Medical

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Neuroscience Fall Newsletter Now Available

Neurology

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

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

Hackensack University Medical CenterJersey Shore University Medical CenterOncologyOrthopedics

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

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

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

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

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Ocean Medical Center 2021 – 2022 Candidates for Office

Ocean Medical Center

Nominations For Officers/Members At Large 2020 *One (1) elected. The candidate with the largest number of votes will serve as Treasurer. **Three (3) elected – two (2) sit on MEC and the third serves as alternate (The two with the

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

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

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

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: North Region, October 2020

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

Hackensack University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Paul Rothenberg, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Orthopaedic Surgery Kunal Brahmbhatt, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Internal Medicine/Cardiology Swapna Katikaneni, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Internal Medicine/Hospital Medicine Chidinma Ezeonu, M.D. – Provisional Attending, Internal Medicine/Hospital

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Southern Region, October 2020

Jersey Shore University Medical CenterOcean Medical CenterSouthern Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS David Dupree, M.D. – Active Staff, Surgery/General Vincent Duron, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Surgery/Pediatric Ramanathapura Narasimhamurthy Haricharan, M.D. – Locum Tenens, Surgery/Pediatric Matthew Hirsch, M.D. – Active Staff, Surgery/Otolaryngology  Timothy Hofstra, M.D.

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Medical and Dental Staff Appointments: Central Region, October 2020

Bayshore Medical CenterCarrier ClinicRaritan Bay Medical CenterRiverview Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center MEDICAL STAFF APPLICATIONS Contino, Chase, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine/Cardiology Section Piscopiello, Michael, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine/Cardiology Section Ahmed, Usman, M.D. – Active Staff, Department of Medicine/Psychiatry Section Malanga, Andrew, D.O. –

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Wound Care at HMH Wound Center

EndocrinologyPrimary Care

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

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Home Care and Hospice Make Leap to Epic on November 1

All Locations

What you need to know Hackensack Meridian Health’s (HMH) home care and hospice entities will be transitioning to EPIC as their EMR system on November 1. It will now be easier than ever to refer patients to home care and

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Bayshore’s Same Day Surgery Waiting Area Temporarily Relocated

Bayshore Medical Center

What you need to know Bayshore Medical Center is currently undergoing construction and building the new Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center. At this time, part of the expansion project requires construction directly outside of the Same Day Surgery

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HMH Launches HMH Week on October 26

All LocationsAll Specialties

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

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

All LocationsAll Specialties

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

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New Release Times for Lab and Test Results

All LocationsAll Specialties

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

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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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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

All Locations

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

All Locations

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

All LocationsAll Specialties

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

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The Prescription for Patient Experience (Rx for PX)

All Specialties

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

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Ocean Recognized Nationally as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek

OB/GYNOcean Medical Center

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

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HMH is Going Google

All LocationsAll Specialties

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

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

GastroenterologyHackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

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

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

All Locations

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

All Locations

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

All Locations

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Policy

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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

K. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

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

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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

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

Oncology

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

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Palisades Expands Urology Services in Hudson County

Palisades Medical CenterUrology

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

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Bayshore Welcomes New Plastic Surgeon

Bayshore Medical CenterPlastic Surgery

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

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HOPE Tower Lab Receives National Accreditation

Imaging and RadiologyJersey Shore University Medical Center

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

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

Hackensack University Medical Center

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

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

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

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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, November 2021 American Heart Association Designates JFK

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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

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

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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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

All SpecialtiesJFK Medical Center

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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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