Ocean Medical Center Doctor Recognized For Physician Partner Excellence

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Ocean Medical Center Doctor Recognized For Physician Partner Excellence

Institute for Nursing Honors Dr. James Clarke

James Clarke, M.D. a family practitioner at Ocean Medical Center, received the APPLE Awards - Acknowledging Physician Partners: A Liaison for Excellence - from the Institute for Nursing, which is a charitable affiliate of the New Jersey State Nurses Association. Dr. Clarke was recognized as a physician who values the contribution of professional nurses, and is a role model for patient advocacy.

Doctors selected for the APPLE Awards are seen as partners who view the physician-nurse relationship as one of respect, collaboration, and mutual support. They are saluted for their shared commitment to quality health care and dedication to patients and their families.

Dr. Clarke is currently the president of the medical staff at Ocean Medical Center. A resident of Manasquan, he maintains offices in his hometown and Brick, and has been serving the community for over 20 years.

"Dr. Clarke is an extraordinary individual who is extremely deserving of this honor," says Regina Foley, VP Nursing and Chief Nurse Executive at the medical center. "The kindness, empathy, professionalism, and competency that he shares with patients and staff makes him stand out among others. We are fortunate to have him as part of our hospital family and so pleased that he has been recognized with the APPLE Award."

Ocean Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a 281-bed non-profit community hospital located in Brick New Jersey, providing health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines, including maternity; oncology; orthopedics and rehabilitation; general, neurological, thoracic, and vascular surgery; cardiology; dialysis; and emergency and critical care services. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses and is a proud affiliate of University of Pennsylvania Cancer Network. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state's first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center. For more information, call the Meridian Health Line at 1-800-560-9990 or log on to our web site at www.OceanMedicalCenter.com.

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