Improve Your Quality of Life with Better Breathing

Contact:Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager
Phone:(732) 840-3279
Email:DSellmann@meridianhealth.com

Improve Your Quality of Life with Better Breathing

A free lecture will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 to help people who struggle with breathing learn how to improve their breathing techniques for improved quality of life. Board certified pulmonologist and sleep medicine specialist Rana Ali, M.D. will speak to attendees about better breathing techniques and offer time for questions and answers as part of the program. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Ocean Medical Center in Brick, in the Community Room.

The program is open to the public, but individuals (as well as their caregivers) who suffer from pulmonary or respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD and other conditions may particularly benefit from the program.

Registration is required by calling the Chronic Disease Management program at Ocean Medical Center at 732-836-4935. Due to the sensitive health conditions of many attendees, guests are asked to refrain from wearing strong perfume or cologne at the program. If you are unable to attend the program but would like to learn more about a better breathing support group that will be forming at Ocean Medical Center, please call the same number.

About Ocean Medical Center
Standing out as a premier medical center along the Jersey Shore, Ocean Medical Center is home to exceptional talent, state-of-the-art technologies, and a growing medical campus, all surrounded by a community that offers quality of life for individuals and families of all ages. Ocean is a 321-bed non-profit community hospital located in Brick, New Jersey that provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines. Some key services include designation as a Primary Stroke Center; brain lab and neurological surgery; DaT Scan and advanced imaging technology; DaVinci robotic surgery; general, thoracic, and vascular surgery; comprehensive cancer care and radiation therapy technologies; a Joint Commission accredited orthopedic program; one of the nation's most advanced cardiac catheterization laboratories and cardiac services; maternity, Acute Care of the Elderly, and critical care services. The Medical Center recently completed a four-level expansion that has transformed the campus through an $82 million project that sets a foundation for future decades of growth. The main component of the project is a new 44,300 sq. ft. Emergency Department. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses who work in collaboration with the medical staff, and is a System Partner, along with the other Meridian Health facilities, with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state's first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center. The Medical Center has grown tremendously since opening in 1984 and is well positioned to evolve and respond to the changing community and health care landscape.