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NorthJersey.com/The Record/ AP (12/5) Hackensack Meridian Health Brand Backdrop for major Giants Announcement
John Mara, owner of the NY Giants, held a press conference in East Rutherford to announce the firing of coach Ben McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese –in front of a background featuring the Hackensack Meridian Health brand. The photo ran on major news broadcasts and in many papers as well as the AP.

Becker’s Hospital Review (12/5) Garrett and Lloyd named Non-Profit CEOs to Know in 2017
Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEOs Robert C. Garrett and John K. Lloyd are included in Becker’s Hospital Review’s 183 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know in 2017.

Becker’s Hospital Review (12/7) Welcome Dr. David Reis
Hackensack Meridian Health Names David Reis, Ph.D. with more than 20 years of experience in health care IT, to serve as executive vice president and chief information officer.

NJBIZ (12/6)  Hackensack Meridian Health signs onto novel cloud-based platform
Hackensack Meridian Health and Brighton Health Solutions Create offer an accountable care organization which is designed to provide patients with high-quality, cost efficient health care. It will be offered to New Jersey residents who are members of corporate, government or labor-sponsored health care plans. Those members can now price out and choose Hackensack Meridian Health or another ACO as its exclusive health care provider. Signing on Hackensack Meridian Health gives Brighton's customers significant access to care in New Jersey, with 6,000 doctors across 13 hospitals, 140 ambulatory care centers and the John Theurer Cancer Center.

(12/4) NJ Spotlight Innovation at Hackensack Meridian Health Transforming Health Care
The network’s collaboration with NJII is featured in a story on innovation in health care in New Jersey and builds anticipation for which entrepreneur will win the first round of “Bear’s Den.’’ Andrew Pecora, M.D. chief innovation officer and president of Physician Services at Hackensack Meridian Health,  touts the network’s role as “an incredible incubator.’’

GreenBiz.com (12/05) Diagnosing chemical footprints in pediatric health care
The list of companies investing in chemical footprinting is on the rise. Now, concerned with the vulnerability of pediatric patients to exposure from hazardous chemicals, health care providers are scrutinizing the chemicals contained in the products they use on a daily basis. Beginning in the early 2000s, many health care organizations including Dignity Health moved to eliminate DEHP phthalate from medical supplies. With chemical footprint data in hand, health care organizations can engage suppliers in searching for alternatives that use inherently safer chemicals and have a baseline for measuring their progress in reducing their footprint. As Kyle Tafuri, director of sustainability at Hackensack-Meridian Health, explained, “Having chemical footprint data reveals where CoHCs are in products, which in turn helps us make better purchasing decisions that advance our mission of health.”

Asbury Park Press (12/4) Ditch dairy with these alternative ‘milks’
More health-conscious consumers are moving away from dairy and considering new milk-like alternatives. Stephanie Macaluso, a doctor of clinical nuturition and registered dietitian at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, recommends one percent or skim milk when choosing cows’ milk. Milk with higher levels of saturated fat can be detrimental to cardiovascular health. When considering other alternatives, she advises to be aware of sugar content and the amount of protein that each contains.

 TAPinto.net (12/7) Mixed, Mingled, Jingled: Hope for Children Foundation Annual Fundraising Event at Holmdel’s Bell Works is a Great Success
More than 550 guests attended a fundraiser that is focused on making a positive difference in the community by helping children in need and their families. The event honored Phyllis and Carmine Visone of Holmdel with the Humanitarian Service Award for their efforts to support many organizations, including their fight against neuromuscular disease with a special fundraiser to benefit Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s ALS clinic.

CentralJersey.com (12/5) Scott MacIntyre shares secrets of success
Representatives from Jersey Shore University Medical Center participated in a special event featuring Scott MacIntyre, the first blind finalists on season 8 of American Idol in 2009. Dr. Stacy Doumas, vice chair of education and residency program director for the Department of Psychiatry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, spoke about the triumphing adversity, and the Booker Health Sciences Library at medical center was one of several departments showcasing their resources for the public.

Burlington County Times (12/3) Luke’s legacy
Andre Thomas was just 30 years old and suffering through kidney failure when he received a kidney from a donor. The Mount Laurel man received the kidney from Luke Bautista, a 15 year old from Wall who died in a household accident in May 2016. Thomas participated in a special presentation at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, unveiling a floragraph of Luke, which will appear on an organ donation sponsored float in the Rose Parade in California on January 1.

NJ 101.5 (12/2) Join Craig Allen at iPlay America for the Kid’s Health Fair tomorrow
Listeners were encouraged to head to iPlay America on December 3, where team members from K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital participated in a Kid’s Holiday and Health Fair to share information about pediatric services at the medical center.

90.5 WBJB (12/5) Give a Smile Toy Drive
A toy drive to benefit K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center is now underway. The effort is organized by Shore Children’s Dental Care as a way for the community to give gifts and holiday cheer to families and children spending time at the hospital. It supports the palliative care program and services offered by the Child Life team at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

 

APP.com (12/4) - Riverview Medical Center welcomes Habib Khan, M.D., vascular surgeon
Riverview Medical Center is pleased to welcome vascular surgeon, Habib Khan, M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Khan specializes in vascular surgery, especially minimally invasive vascular surgery, and joined the Hackensack Meridian Health Cardiovascular Network in August 2015, practicing at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ and Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ, where he was named Physician of the Year in 2017. (The story was also featured on Patch.com.)

Red Hot Magazine (November/December) Easing Joint Pain in Winter
Steven Lisser, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and president of the Riverview medical staff, offers tips to help people soothe joint pain during the cold winter months.

CentralJersey.com (12/1) - Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Appoints Rebecca Graboso as Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive
Riverview Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Graboso, DNP, RN, RNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN as vice president, chief nurse executive. (The story was also featured in Becker’s Hospital Review.)

Two River Times (12/7) Riverview Launches Y-90 Radioembolization Outpatient Tumor Treatment
Riverview Medical Center now offers Y-90 radioembolization, an innovative and minimally invasive method to treat patients with primary liver cancer or metastatic colon cancer who are not surgical candidates.

Patch.com (12/8) - Dr. Harry Swartz Retires from Riverview
After nearly 60 years of service to Riverview Medical Center and the community, Dr. Harry Swartz retires.

Patch.com (12/6) Bayshore Welcomes Muhammad Abbas, M.D., Psychiatrist
Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ is pleased to welcome board certified psychiatrist Muhammad Abbas, M.D., to the medical staff. (The story was also featured on APP.com and TapInto.Net.)

Heredity and Disease (12/7) Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center now offers MRI/ultrasound fusion biopsy
Bayshore Medical Center is proud to announce that it has expanded services to include targeted MRI ultrasound for prostate biopsy. The procedure utilizes both ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging to allow for better targeting within the prostate, enabling cancerous cells to be more easily detected.

Two River Times (12/7) Nurses Lend a Helping Hand to Hurricane Victims (Page 2)
Three Emergency Department nurses from Bayshore Medical Center spent 15 days in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands offering their assistance in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

How to keep your blood pressure levels below the new "highs"
November 30, 2017
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(11/20) Wall Street Journal  Robert C. Garrett among leaders on Wall Street Journal CEO Council
Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett joins elite panel of international and national industry leaders at conference with Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in Washington D.C.

Medscape TV (11/17) The 'At Risk' Patient
As part two of an online series, infectious disease experts at Hackensack Meridian Health are on the alert for C. auris. They discuss the implications of the emerging threat of multidrug-resistant fungus and the need for increased surveillance as well as strategies for isolation, especially among those at highest risk, including intensive care and immunocompromised patients. This episode features Jersey Shore University Medical Center infectious disease experts Elliot Frank, M.D. and Susan Hanrahan, R.N., the UV technology being used for disinfection at Jersey Shore, and John Theruer Cancer Center expert Scott Rowley, M.D.

NJBIZ/Tech News (11/13)  Spotlight Profile – Andrew Pecora
Andrew Pecora, MD, FACP, CPE, chief innovation officer and president of Physician Services at Hackensack Meridian Health, is interviewed about the landscape of technology and health care innovation, and trends that will define health care in the next decade.

(11/18) NJ.Com/Star Ledger  Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Aid Addiction Treatment
Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy, Ocean Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center are among the hospitals to expand inpatient beds, part of the 900 psychiatric and drug treatment beds Gov. Christie promised to help halt the epidemic of opioid overdoses in New Jersey.

(11/22) New Jersey Business Hackensack Meridian Health Honored Nationally for Promoting Organ Donation
Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals were among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries. These efforts were part of a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration that added more than 400,000 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide. Jersey Shore University Medical Center received platinum recognition. (The story was also featured in Hospital Newspaper.)

(11/16) Coast Star Hackensack Meridian Subacute Rehab Reaccredited
The facility in Wall received its third consecutive accreditation from Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, an international accrediting body.

Asbury Park Press (11/20) Jersey Shore University Medical Center garners gold in Touchstone Awards
Jersey Shore University Medical Center was honored with a Gold Award for the Evidence-Based Design Touchstone Award by The Center for Health Design. The $300 million expansion and renovation project – “Transforming Care: The New Jersey Shore” – is a Center for Health Design Pebble Project featuring a 144-bed patient care pavilion with all private rooms and an innovative model of nursing care. (This story appeared in the Point Pleasant Patch and McMorrow Report for Facilities Management.)

Newsday (11/18) Teen organ donor to be honored in Rose Parade
Jersey Shore University Medical Center held a special organ donation ceremony for Luke Bautista, who died at age 15 in 2016 and donated organs and tissue. The family and representatives from the NJ Sharing Network and Dignity Memorial Providers of New Jersey had 170 guests attend to honor Luke. He is one of 44 organ donors across the country selected to have his image created as a floragraph (a portrait made completely of natural and organic materials) and have it included on the Donate Life float in the 2018 Rose Bowl Parade in CA. The ceremony was held to unveil the floragraph to the family and have them add the finishing touches to it during a very moving program. (The story was also covered by Associated Press, The Trentonian, Coast Star and White Lake Beacon.)

Herald News (11/7) Push deters asthma attacks
Barbara Cirella, program director of the COACH (Community Outreach for Asthma Care and Health) Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, discusses the pilot program that aims to reach the poorest of New Jersey’s children and their families who are dealing with asthma. The hospital is one of four sites funded by a private philanthropic organization, where health workers visit homes to reinforce doctors’ instructions about using inhalers and spacers. They also help to identify common asthma triggers, such as cigarette smoke, dust mites, dust and mold, and teach ways to eliminate them.

Infectious Diseases in Children (11/1) AAP emphasizes personal hygiene to curb youth sports-related infections
Pediatricians are encouraged to screen youth athletes for skin conditions and infections that could be transmitted to their teammates, and dispense cautionary advice regarding proper personal hygiene and sanitary sports equipment. Stephen Rice, M.D. from the Department of Pediatrics at Jersey Shore University Medical Center emphasizes the importance of not only participating in sports, but having a good experience.

92.7 WOBM (11/30) How to keep your blood pressure levels below the new “highs”
Brett Sealove, M.D. a cardiologist at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, says the most important thing you can do to lower your blood pressure is to get plenty of exercise. He also stresses the importance of diet and healthy choices.

APP.com (11/30) Riverview Medical Center appoints Rebecca Graboso
Riverview Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Graboso, DNP, RN, RNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN as vice president, chief nurse executive. In her role, Rebecca will oversee the nursing department and work with the medical center's health care team to ensure patients receive high quality, safe care. (The story was also featured on Patch.com.)

News-Medical.net (11/30)  Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center now offers MRI/ultrasound fusion biopsy
Bayshore Medical Center is proud to announce that it has expanded services to include targeted MRI ultrasound for prostate biopsy. The procedure utilizes both ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to allow for better targeting within the prostate, enabling cancerous cells to be more easily detected. (Additional media outlets also featuring the story include: Tapinto.net, APP.com and Patch.com.)

The Gift of Time
News 12
11/17/2017


10 Ways to Not Overeat This Holiday Season

Asbury Park Press
11/17/2017


The Star Ledger, NJ.Com (11/10
) Jose Lozano accompanies Gov.-elect Phil Murphy to first visit with Gov. Christie after election

Hackensack Meridian Health Vice President and Chief of Staff Jose Lozano heads Gov.-elect Phil Murphy’s transition team and accompanies the next governor to his first post-election meeting with Gov. Christie.

 

Associated Press (11/9) Gov.-elect Phil Murphy selects Jose Lozano to head transition team

Hackensack Meridian Health chief of staff and vice-president Jose Lozano was tapped for major job of selecting the cabinet for New Jersey’s next governor, Phil Murphy. This AP story out of Trenton ran from coast to coast. Lozano is known in the New Jersey business community for his efforts to help Hackensack University Health Network merge with Meridian Health in the summer of 2016. The merger created the state’s second-largest health system.  Lozano received two national honors in 2017.  He was one of just 15 people nationally to earn Modern Healthcare’s Up and Comers award.  In addition, he was named one of 60 rising stars in the health care industry nationally by Becker’s Hospital Review. All honorees were under the age of 40.  (Note: This announcement was also featured on News 12 New Jersey, NJ101.5, Star-Ledger, ROI, Seattle Times, LA Times and the Washington Times among others. )

 

myCentralJersey.com (11/9) Georgian Court University Board of Trustees

The Lakewood-based university has appointed new members of the governing board. David Kountz, M.D., vice president of Academic Affairs for Jersey Shore University Medical Center and co-chief academic officer for Hackensack Meridian Health, was appointed as a new trustee. He is a graduate of Georgian Court University’s MBA program.

 

APP.com (11/9) – Riverview Medical Center welcomes Dara Fedele, M.D., diagnostic radiologist

Riverview Medical Center is pleased to welcome diagnostic radiologist, Dara Fedele, M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Fedele specializes in breast diagnostic imaging and joins the team of radiologists under Bokran Won, M.D., medical director of the Women’s Centers at Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ.

 

myCentralJersey.com (11/7) Asthma program aims to stop attacks before they start by identifying triggers in the home

Barbara Cirella, program director of the COACH (Community Outreach for Asthma Care and Health) Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, discusses the pilot program that aims to reach the poorest of New Jersey’s children and their families who are dealing with asthma. The hospital is one of four sites funded by a private philanthropic organization, where health workers visit homes to reinforce doctors’ instructions about using inhalers and spacers. They also help to identify common asthma triggers, such as cigarette smoke, dust mites, dust and mold, and teach ways to eliminate them. (Also featured in PharmacyChoice.com, Daily Record and The Record.)

 

Infectious Disease News (11/7) AAP emphasizes personal hygiene to curb youth sports-related infections

Pediatricians are encouraged to screen youth athletes for skin conditions and infections that could be transmitted to their teammates, and dispense cautionary advice regarding proper personal hygiene and sanitary sporting equipment. Stephen Rice, M.D., from Jersey Shore University Medical Center, contributed to the article and stresses the importance of educating athletes, coaches and parents on this important health topic.

 

APP.com (11/7) - Riverview Medical Center offers surgical clinic for community members

Riverview Medical Center now offers specialized surgical services for specific conditions to community members with Medicaid, Charity Care, Horizon NJ Health and United Health Care Family plans. (This story was also featured on Patch.com.)

 

APP.com (11/7) - Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Brings National Effort to Improve Health and Reduce Costs to Red Bank

As research increasingly links environmental factors with chronic disease, Riverview Medical Center has enrolled in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a national campaign that supports hospitals in accelerating the greening of health care and reducing environmental impact. (This story was also featured on Patch.com.)

 

CentralJersey.com. (11/7) Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO John K. Lloyd honored by Monmouth University

John K. Lloyd received the Maurice Pollack Award for Distinguished Community Service at the annual Founder’s Day ceremony for promoting quality health care for 45 years.

 

The Times (Trenton) 11/6 Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Among the Safest in NJ

Bayshore Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center receive highest grades from The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit group created to improve safety in the nation’s hospitals.

 

Becker’s Hospital Review (11/6) MACRA panel recommends 2-physician focused payment models to HHS: 6 things to know

A committee of experts on physician-focused payment models recommended two new programs to HHS on Oct. 20 to potentially become future Alternative Payment Models under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. The second model recommended by the committee was a bundled payment model for cancer patients, called the Oncology Bundled Payment Program using CNA-Guided Care. It was submitted by Hackensack Meridian Health and Cota, a precision analytics company.

 

NJBIZ (11/6) Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEOs featured on cover of NJBIZ in exclusive interview

Robert C. Garrett and John K. Lloyd lay out the path forward for the health care industry and detail multiple network successes including a historic partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the launch of medical school with Seton Hall University next year.

 

Two River Times (11/2) Jersey Shore University Medical Center Named Top Nurse Employer in New Jersey

Nurse.org, the web’s leading career site for nurses, has recognized Jersey Shore University Medical Center as one of the top hospitals for nurses to work for in New Jersey.

 

Two River Times (11/2) Fall into Good Sleep Patterns as the Clocks Fall Back

Adrian Pristas, corporate medical director, Center for Sleep Medicine, shares helpful tricks to help you get a good night’s sleep, along with the side effects a lack of sleep can have on the body.

 

Two River Times (11/2) Grand Reopening of Teaching Kitchen to Promote Nutrition, Healthy Eating

Riverview Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Kelli O’Brien and  Bayshore Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Regina Foley celebrate the grand re-opening of the Teaching Kitchen in Hazlet with a cooking demonstration led by Laura Garrett, RD.

 

Two River Times (11/2) Children’s Hospital Rooftop Gets a New Look

An ongoing art project is making the view of pediatric patients at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital a little more enjoyable. Local artist Lucy Kalian is spearheading a creative rooftop painting project to brighten the views and spirits of pediatric patients.

 

App.com (11/2) Riverview Medical Center Launches Y-90 Radioembolization Tumor Treatment

Riverview Medical Center is pleased to announce that it now offers Y-90 radioembolization, an innovative and minimally invasive method to treat liver tumors without surgery. It is used to treat patients with primary liver cancer or metastatic colon cancer who are not surgical candidates, and is beneficial because it directly targets the tumor, helping to minimize radiation damage to healthy surrounding tissue.

 

Two River Times (11/2) Centers for Wound Healing at Hackensack Meridian Health Garner Awards

Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center received a Center of Excellence award and have been named Centers of Distinction by Healogics, Inc. The centers demonstrated excellence in key performance areas, including patient satisfaction, healing rate, and healing time.

 

Trenton Monitor (10/31) Chaplains honored during Pastoral Care Week

More than 20 chaplains of all faiths gathered for a luncheon given in appreciation for the work they do in hospitals and prisons across the Dioceses of Trenton’s four counties. Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s chaplain was in attendance.

 

Becker’s Hospital Review (10/31) 17 RCM service expansions in October

Parsippany, NJ-based revenue cycle management company, Med-Metrix, Edison, NJ-based Hackensack Meridian Health and Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health’s New Jersey hospitals are coming together for a joint venture called Medi-Centrix.

 

cms.centraljersey.com (10/31) American idol star to speak about vision loss, kidney transplant

Born blind, former American Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre will share his three secrets to living a fulfilling life amidst adversity at Hackensack Meridian Health’s Mitchell Vassar Vision Awareness Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 30 at the Grand Marquis, 1550 Route 9, Old Bridge.

 

Star Ledger and NJ.com (10/31) What are New Jersey's safest hospitals? Here's how they all fared in new national survey

Nearly half of New Jersey's hospitals earned an "A" in the latest national safety report measuring how effective nurses, doctors and other medical staff are in preventing infections, falls and mistakes that often make patients sicker than they arrived. New Jersey ranks 11th best in the nation — up from 15th best in April —  because 30 of the 68 hospitals that participated in the survey received the top grade, according to the Leapfrog Group's report on Tuesday. (The Leapfrog rankings were also covered by ROI, The Press of Atlantic City, 101.5.com, MyCentralJersey.com, NJSpotlight.com, Patch.com, and Asbury Park Press.)

 

NJBIZ (10/30) NJ insurers preparing to cover value-based “bundled” payments

Two of the state’s largest health insurers, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield and AmeriHealth are preparing to deliver the next evolutionary step in value-based health care – covering bundled payments. Andrew Pecora, M.D., weighs in as Hackensack Meridian Health is among several health care providers in the state considering offering bundled or upfront payment options for breast cancer patients.

 

Commerce Magazine (2017-2018) Annual Best Practices Guide

This year’s Annual Best Practices Guide showcases how companies are providing added value to their clients and, in the process, differentiating themselves from the competition. Hackensack Meridian Health’s Co-CEOs Robert C. Garrett and John K. Lloyd focus on how the network is pioneering the way medicine will be administered in the future, leading the way in innovation.

 

Hackensack Chronicle (10/27) Hackensack Meridian Health co-CEOs receive award

Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEOs John K. Lloyd and Robert C. Garrett received the Best Practices Award from the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey. More than 100 submissions were received by Commerce Magazine and a panel of experts chose the winners. They were honored for launching the Agile Strategies Lab with the New Jersey Institute for Innovation, plans to open New Jersey’s private medical school next year with Seton Hall University and the network’s commitment to the continuum of care.

 

The Record Health Quarterly (10/26) Hackensack Meridian Health and New Jersey Innovation Institute Support New Health Care Products and Strategies

Hackensack Meridian Health and the New Jersey Innovation Institute, a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, are proud to announce the opening of the Agile Strategies Lab, the first incubator of its kind for health care advances in New Jersey. The lab, located on the NJIT campus in Newark, is designed to help create and launch the next wave of problem-solving in health care through better devices, improved technology and more efficient services to provide a higher quality of care, lower costs, and an enhanced patient experience.  The concept is similar to the popular ABC reality show Shark Tank – 10 companies have already pitched ideas to a panel of experts. Innovations include a device to lower risk in common surgeries and a wearable monitor to better track patients’ vitals. Four finalists will be selected to start the process to bring the products or innovations to market.

 

The Coast Star (10/26) Third annual Autism MVP Walk set for Nov. 5

K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital is recognized as being an event sponsor for the third annual walk taking place in Manasquan.

 

The Record Health Quarterly (10/26) Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Receives Donation to Advance Multiple Myeloma Research

The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation has received a substantial donation from Celgene Corporation to advance multiple myeloma research and transformational medicine that improve patient outcomes at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. Supported by Celgene, a global biopharmaceutical leader in the discovery, development and delivery of treatment for diseases like multiple myeloma, funds will help to establish the Multiple Myeloma Institute  – a leading-edge research facility at the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine scheduled to open in 2018. (This story was also featured by TapInto.)

 

 Hospital Newspaper (10/21)  Hackensack Meridian Health Announces 2nd Annual Women ROCK Event Oct. 21 at Asbury Park Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre

Hackensack Meridian Health presents the 2nd Annual Women ROCK event Oct. 21 at the Asbury Park Convention Hall to help women of all ages enjoy a day dedicated to well-being, fun, friendship and inspiring ways to live.  A major highlight included a Q & A with Bobbi Brown - the best-selling author, entrepreneur and creator of Beauty Evolution – her new lifestyle platform that celebrates confidence and wellness.

 

 Daily Journal (10/17) Scrambling for Doctors

Jersey Shore University Medical Center primary care physician Jason Nemhad, M.D. and James Clarke, M.D., vice president of primary care at Hackensack Meridian Health, share perspectives of how the network is dealing with the demand for primary care physicians, including the opening of a medical school to train and keep doctors in New Jersey.

 

Causeway Gazette (September) Issue 41 

Local community publication in southern ocean county informed readers about cardiovascular disease and cardiac catheterization diagnostic testing. In addition, the editor picked up excerpts from the BAY Magazine fall issue featuring the 10-page editorial on advanced care provided at Southern Ocean Medical Center.

 

Causeway Gazette (October) Issue 42

The October issue featured various health-related topics including the introduction of uro-gynecologist, Dr. Laurie Kane and the 29th annual Women’s Health Night along with health screenings and educational seminars. A human interest story on hurricane relief for Texas and Florida provided by Southern Ocean Medical Center team members and community stakeholders was included as well.

 

Hackensack Meridian Health’s home healthcare services meet the evolving needs of an aging population and its caregivers
Industry Magazine
October 23, 2017

Asbury Park Press (10/16/17) Create an Athlete: An important discussion about concussions in youth sports.

Concussions in youth sports is a problem across a wide range of sports, not simply limited to football. In the quest to become a scholarship athlete in college, and potentially play a sport professionally, what happens as a teenager can have a long-lasting effect. Stephen Rice, M.D., clinical director of the concussion center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, participated in a podcast discussing this important health issue for young athletes.

The SandPaper.net (10/11) Women’s Health Night Oct. 25 at Southern Ocean Medical Center

Women will once again be treated to an evening devoted to their personal health and well-being during Southern Ocean Medical Center’s annual Women’s Health Night. The event will take place on the newly renovated first floor of the medical center.

 

NJBIZ (10/11) After partnership with RWJ, Rutgers Cancer Institute offering new treatment, payment options for breast cancer

Following in the footsteps of Hackensack Meridian Health's recent announcement that it would offer an upfront payment structure to breast cancer patients, said Dr. Bruce Haffty, a Rutgers Medical School and chair of the radiation oncology unit at the Cancer Institute said Rutgers/RWJ, is considering the same thing. Earlier this month, Dr. Andrew Pecora, chief innovation officer and president of Physician Enterprise at Hackensack Meridian Health, announced that the system's breast cancer treatment center would take upfront payments from breast cancer patients that would cover up to a year's worth of treatment as part of its move toward value-based care. Dr. Pecora, speaking at New Jersey Business and Industry Association’s Innovation Summit earlier this month, argued that the new billing system would make treatment more affordable and simpler for patients, and that doctors could focus more on patients, rather than delivering bulk medicine.

 

Herald Tribune (10/10) MEDICAL Q&A: Help young athletes avoid taking one from the team

Stephen Rice, M.D., director of sports medicine at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, explains how close contact and casual equipment give-and-take can be a breeding ground for infection. A clinical report by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which Dr. Rice co-authored, focuses on how to prevent and control outbreaks of infectious diseases in organized sports.

 

Asbury Park Press (10/10) Family needs help getting babies home

A mother and two newborns with special health needs are trying to get from a specialized hospital in Texas back home to Beachwood, NJ. The babies require special medical transportation, and once in NJ, they will be cared for at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

 

NJ.com (10/9) Good Samaritan who helped in ocean rescue getting some help with medical bills

As part of a follow up story, an off-duty lifeguard who is facing steep medical bills after a heroic rescue effort in Belmar in September acknowledged that Jersey Shore University Medical Center “has agreed to waive the co-pays and work with him on other costs” for the $3,000 in bills he received after being treated in the ED the day of the rescue.

 

Courier Post (10/8) Scrambling for Doctors

New Jersey is trying to combat a shortage of primary care doctors, starting new residency programs, building a new medical school, and searching for options that can ease doctors’ workload. Jason Nehmad, M.D., of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, shared his perspective as a primary care doctor, and James Clarke, M.D., vice president of Primary Care at Hackensack Meridian Health, spoke about residency programs expanding to Ocean Medical Center and the network’s plans to open a medical school with Seton Hall.

 

Becker’s Hospital Review (10/7) Hackensack Meridian Health Forms Joint Venture Medi-Centrix

Hackensack Meridian Health, Med-Metrix and Jefferson Health have created Medi-Centrix, a billing company that helps doctors transition to major reimbursement changes and improve exchange of data so they can concentrate on patient care. (Also appeared in New Jersey Business Magazine.)

 

Hospital & Health Networks, Chicago (10/6) Hackensack Meridian Health launches Agile Strategies Lab

A great update on progress of the network’s partnership with the New Jersey Innovation Institute, an incubator funded with $25 million to launch trailblazing products and systems to improve health care.

 

Hospital & Health Networks, Chicago (10/6) Hackensack Meridian Health Launches Health Care Startups

This story details goals of the Agile Strategies Lab, our partnership with NJII in Newark, and how these winning strategies will revolutionize care as boomers age and the nation moves toward value-based care. The next step occurs later this month as four companies compete to progress in the process of bringing health care innovations to market.

 

Becker’s Hospital Review (10/3) Patient Loan Program a Winner

Health care organizations are enhancing patient satisfaction by providing affordable financing, a strategy to keep patients loyal to their health systems. Marilyn Koczan, senior vice president of revenue cycle operations at Hackensack Meridian Health, says that offering patients the ClearBalance program has been very positive.

 

Sunday Star Ledger/NJ.Com (10/1) Op-Ed by Robert C. Garrett on ACO's Role in Transforming Health Care

While health care reform stalls in Washington, Hackensack Meridian Health is embracing innovations that improve care and reduce costs. This switch to value-based care is a big step away from fee-for-service medicine and its happening through the network’s successful Affordable Care Organizations (ACOs) – including one ranked 7th in the nation in 2015 based on savings of $33 million coupled with high quality care scores. Keep an eye for new data to be released later this month showcasing more success. (This article also appeared in the Trenton Times and Express Times.)

 

American Healthcare Leader (September issue) Hackensack Meridian Health's Partnership Made in Heaven

Jim Blazar, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, Hackensack Meridian Health,  shares what makes health care partnerships work at Hackensack Meridian Health.  He explains how it’s not just about the procedure a patient has, but also how care is extended outside the four walls of the hospital.

 

APP.com (10/2) Bayshore Medical Center Welcomes Roman Tuma, M.D., CPE, FACP

Bayshore Medical Center is pleased to welcome Roman Tuma, M.D., CPE, FACP to the position of vice president of medical affairs and clinical effectiveness. Dr. Tuma will be assisting the medical team, hospital administration and network management in their mission to provide the highest quality care to all patients. (This story was also featured in Newswise, and TapInto.Net.)

 

APP.com (10/2) Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center receives accreditation from American College of Surgeons

Bayshore Medical Center has been granted a three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. (This story was also featured in Newswise and TapInto.Net .)

 

Navesink Journal (10/1) Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Critical to success in breast cancer treatment is the work being done in research, and some of the nation’s most preeminent work is being done locally at the hospitals that are part of Hackensack Meridian Health. Denise Johnson Miller, M.D., director for breast surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health in Monmouth and Ocean counties, discusses the clinical trials and research that are playing an important role in advancing medicine and finding cures. (Also printed in the Middletown, Holmdel, Rumson/Fair Haven, Colts Neck.)

 

APP News Magazine (10/1) Fellows in the News

Stephen Rice, M.D., from Jersey Shore University Medical Center, received the American College of Sports Medicine Citation Award for lifetime contributions and innovations to the sports medicine and exercise science fields. He also was recognized as an early pioneer in pediatric sports medicine as a teacher, clinician, author, researcher, advocate and role model.

 

NJ Monthly (October 2017) Giving Back: Golfing for Good

More than $570,000 was raised for Jersey Shore University Medical Center during the 34th annual Foundation Golf Classic. Funds will support cardiac care and other programs at the medical center.

 

Commerce Magazine (September) Early Detection and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer and Prostate Cancer Saves Lives (page 15)

Adnan Danish, M.D., medical director of Radiation Oncology at Riverview Medical Center, offers information about prostate treatment options available at Riverview.

 

Tapinto.net (10/1) The 2017 Chowderfest Weekend Breaks Attendance Record

Southern Ocean Medical Center stood side by side with area LBI restaurants and served up its Man-Hackensack Meridian Chowder to literally thousands of people. The event surpassed previous events with a record number of 15,000 people in attendance.

New York Times (9/25) When Athletes Share Infections

Stephen Rice, M.D., director of sports medicine at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, comments about the importance of greater awareness among pediatricians, parents, student athletes, and scholastic athletic leaders when it comes to preventing the spread of infectious disease. As one of the authors on a report issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics, he stresses the importance of talking to athletes about hygiene and cleanliness to prevent and control outbreaks of infectious diseases in organized sports. (This story was also featured on CBS New York, MSN, ABC News West Virginia, CBS Philly, CBS Miami and CBS Tennessee.)

NewsWorks.org (9/25) Opioid use during pregnancy now a concern for health officials

Nationally, the number of babies suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome is up fivefold since 2000. The syndrome can occur if a woman abuses drugs while pregnant, leaving the baby with symptoms such as convulsions and difficulty nursing. The photo accompanying the article is of a grandmother holding her 49-day-old grandson being treated for neonatal drug withdrawal at the NICU at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

The Coaster (9/21) SociaLights

The James F. Ackerman Federation Scholarship Luncheon was held recently at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, with more than 80 members and guests in attendance. Keith Walker, director of Food and Nutrition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and Patrick Heller, executive chef, were recognized for their team’s contributions to the event. Scholarships presented at the luncheon totaled $15,000.

NJBIZ (9/18) Stopping addiction before it starts

Hackensack Meridian to launch addiction education and outreach program in HOPE Tower to combat opioid crisis. Jersey Shore University Medical Center's new HOPE Tower is set to become the latest weapon in the fight against the opioid epidemic. Ramon Solhkah, M.D., chairman, Department of Psychiatry for Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and Joseph Miller, M.D., vice president, Behavioral Health Care Transformation services for Hackensack Meridian Health, discuss how the new HOPE Tower will be home to The Christopher Center for Mental Health & Wellness.

Newsmax Health (9/28) Robotic Procedures: Beginning the End for Open Heart Surgery? 

Robotic surgery is revolutionizing the way coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) is being performed. Kourosh Asgarian, M.D., a cardiothoracic surgeon at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, now uses the daVinci Xi surgical robot to perform CABG procedures. The robotic surgery is less traumatic than open heart, which translates into better outcomes, shorter hospital stays and less chance of complications. Recovery is also much faster.

NJBIZ (9/22) Hackensack Meridian Health opens medical-surgical suite in Brick

Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEOs Bob Garrett and John Lloyd address the crowd at the opening of the new medical-surgical suite with remarks about innovation, transformation and collaboration that are redefining the way we are delivering care and enhancing the patient experience.  (The story was also featured in Medical Devices & Surgical Technology Week, Ocean Star and Brick Times.)

APP.com (9/25) Riverview Medical Center Laboratory receives accreditation

The laboratory at Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has again received accreditation from the American College of Pathologists (CAP), marking 42 years of accreditation for this vital hospital service. (This story was also featured in Newswise.)

APP.com (9/25) Riverview earns Lung Cancer Screening Center designation

Nicolas Perosi, M.D., medical director of diagnostic imaging at Riverview Medical Center and Ziad Hanhan, M.D., medical director for minimally invasive thoracic surgery at Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center, share news of Riverview’s Lung Cancer Screening Center designation. (This story was also featured in Newswise.)

APP.com (9/25) Bayshore Medical Center launches Opioid Overdose Recovery Program

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center recently launched the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program (OORP) designed to help combat drug addiction in the Bayshore region. Made possible through a state grant and provided by the RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention, the program is designed to provide peer-to-peer bedside counseling with the goal of getting individuals who have been reversed by Narcan into an appropriate treatment program following an opioid overdose. (This story was also featured in TapInto.net and Newswise.)

SandPaper (9/28) Breakfast With ‘ROMEO’s and the Hospital President

The ROMEO (Retired Older Men Eating Out) Breakfast Club of Manahawkin met with Robert H. Adams, Jr., president of Southern Ocean Medical Center for an update on the recent investments to facilities and services at the medical center.

SandPaper (9/28) Chowder Down and Clam It Up at Chowderfest Weekend

The Annual Chowder Cook-Off Classic is taking place on Sunday, October 1, at 11 a.m. on Long Beach Island as some of the best restaurants in the area, including Southern Ocean Medical Center’s Beach Plum Café, face off for the tastiest chowder.

 

 

 

 

Asbury Park Press (9/13) Ocean Medical Center's $18.5M wing built for comfort

Ocean Medical Center unveiled its $18.5 million wing for elective surgeries in an effort to attract new patients and cut costs by making the patients’ stay pleasant and delivering care more efficiently.   Photos highlighted the patient centric design and amenities including the “curved “design of the nurses’ station, patient room, therapy gym and lobby.   (This story was also featured in Healthcare Design, News Jersey Business Magazine and Jersey Shore Online.)

 

Fox News (9/12) Connecting the Dots Between HPV and Oral Cancer

Manny Alvarez, M.D. chairman of obstetrics/gynecology at Hackensack University Medical Center,  warns that in a small number of cases, HPV has been known to cause oral cancer. Not all strains of the virus carry the risk. Scientists have identified only nine out of more than 200 strains that are problematic. 

 

Seabrook TV (9/11) Organ Donation and Transplantation

James Lim, M.D. was the guest on Seabrook TV, talking about kidney disease and organ donation. In particular, he spoke about the kidney transplant program at Hackensack University Medical Center and how the program has now extended south to Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Patients in the greater Monmouth County area now have convenient access to Dr. Lim for consultations and evaluation, and the ability to have services and follow up needs handled at a local level, while being coordinated with Hackensack University Medical Center.

 

94.3 The Point and 92.7 WOBM (9/11) K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Expertise and Community Day

Peter Halas, M.D., a new pediatrician at Jersey Shore University Medical, was in-studio for interviews on two radio stations, talking about the capabilities of K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital. He also promoted the upcoming Community Day event on September 17. Two promo spots were taped and are running throughout the month of September.

 

Advisory Board Daily Briefing (9/7) Advisory Board interview with Bob Garrett and John LLoyd

This terrific story, part of the Lessons from the C-suite series, features network co-CEO’s Bob Garrett and John Lloyd detailing the origins of the $4.5 billion network, their collective strengths and a promising future which includes opening New Jersey’s first private medical school next year with Seton Hall University.

 

PIX11 (9/7) - NJ police officers help deliver baby girl for panicking parents

New parents, Christine and Philip, got the surprise of their lives when their second child couldn’t wait to join the family! Little Olivia was born in the Hazlet Police Department parking lot and transferred to Riverview Medical Center, where mom and baby were found to be in perfect health.

 

Two River Times (9/7) – Eating Disorders: Know the Signs (see attached)

Eric Alcera, M.D., medical director of Psychiatry at Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center, offers parents characteristics to look for if they suspect an eating disorder in their child, as well as advice on how to seek help.

 

Two River Times (9/7) – Eating Disorders: Know the Signs (see attached)

Eric Alcera, M.D., medical director of Psychiatry at Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center, offers parents characteristics to look for if they suspect an eating disorder in their child, as well as advice on how to seek help.

 

myCentralJersey.com (9/6) Comedian lends voice to help teens with cancer

Several outlets covered the story of local comedian Jeff Norris, who performed for a special cause at Shore Regional High School. Funds raised supported the Alexander Munoz Memorial Fund, which has named K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital as one of the beneficiaries that it supports. (The story was also featured in Home News Tribune and Courier News.)

 

Asbury Park Press (9/6) Comedian lends voice to help teens with cancer

Local comedian Jeff Norris performed for a special cause at Shore Regional High School. Funds raised supported the Alexander Munoz Memorial Fund, which has named K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital as one of the beneficiaries that it supports.

 

TAPinto (9/5) Beach Bash for Autism: Largest Event of its Kind in New Jersey Returns to Belmar

K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital was a supporter of the Autism Beach Bash, noted as the largest gathering of its kind in New Jersey for individuals with autism and their families.

 

Everyday Health (9/05) Are Eggs Safe for People With Diabetes to Eat?

In the past, whole eggs got a bad rap for their cholesterol and fat content. But, as Elizabeth Ebner, RD, CDE with Hackensack Meridian Health explains, thanks to new studies and a fresh perspective in the medical community, this budget-friendly protein source has reemerged as a dietitian favorite — even for people with diabetes.

 

The Record (9/3) Jersey nurses helping Houston

Jenny Dufor, a nurse at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, is one of the team members who is in Houston providing relieve as a volunteer at Bay Area Regional Medical Center.

 

Jackson Times, Berkely Times, Manchester Times (9/2) Who is at Risk for Ovarian Cancer

Karim ElSahwi, M.D., FACOG, FACS, a gynecologist with Hackensack Meridian Health says awareness in key in assessing risk for developing ovarian cancer. Symptoms include frequent urination, abdominal pain and bloating, or other gastrointestinal issues. (Story also appeared in Jersey Shore Online.)

 

Healthcare Purchasing News (9/1) Show me the evidence

Investing in room-decontamination systems requires all due diligence. Jersey Shore University Medical Center is referenced in the article and attributed reductions in rates of CAUTI and CLABSI to the ultraviolet disinfection technology.

 

CentralJersey.com (8/31) - Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center Welcome Evgeniya Sokolovskaya, D.O., M.D., Diagnostic Radiologist

Riverview Medical Center welcomes diagnostic radiologist, Evgeniya Sokolovskaya, D.O., M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Sokolovskaya specializes in body and breast diagnostic imaging and joins the Women’s Center. (App.com also featured the article.)

 

CentralJersey.com (8/31) - Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center Welcome Evgeniya Sokolovskaya, D.O., M.D., Diagnostic Radiologist

Bayshore Medical Center welcomes diagnostic radiologist, Evgeniya Sokolovskaya, D.O., M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Sokolovskaya specializes in body and breast diagnostic imaging and joins the Women’s Center. (App.com also featured the article.)

 

Forbes (8/31) Dr. Stuart Goldberg weighs in on historic FDA approval of blockbuster leukemnia drug

Stuart Goldberg, M.D., an oncologist at the John Theurer Cancer Center and chief medical officer of Cota, weighs in on how advances in cancer care should be balanced against the need to get health care costs under control.

 

The Record, Asbury Park Press (8/30) College grads benefit from new job trends in sustainability

Hackensack Meridian Health is one of several companies supporting a program to help newly minted graduates form “green teams’’ and learn to work on sustainability project or efforts to improve the environment at new jobs. The effort involves finding ways to help companies use less water, reduce their carbon footprint and other strategies. Many Fortune 500 companies now have sustainability managers, offering students a bright future.

 

PGA Tour (8/26) Pro golfer takes scary fall and hurts knee while hitting shot

Hackensack Meridian Health was the Official Medical Services Provider for, and a partner in charity with, THE NORTHERN TRUST (formerly The Barclays). Each year, we provide best-in-class health care services to THE NORTHERN TRUST – the first golf tournament in the PGA Tour’s FedExCup Playoffs, where tens of millions of dollars in prize money is awarded to the best players in the world. Hackensack Meridian Health's Emergency Department physicians, Dr. Phillip Walden and Dr. Kameno Bell, provided expert care keeping the players in the game. See our physicians in action out on the course tending to Lucas Glover when he went down on the 18th hole on Saturday. On Sunday, Lucas Glover was back in the game and shot a 71!

 

Hospital Newspaper (8/29) John K. Lloyd and Joseph Sumunovich win ICON Awards from NJBIZ

Co-CEO John K. Lloyd and Joseph Sumunovich, co-chairman of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees, were honored in the inaugural ICON Honors awards by NJBIZ for outstanding contributions, guiding a merger and developing a future medical school.

 

TAPInto, New Providence, NJ (8/29) Martin Truex Jr. Foundation's 10th Anniversary Celebration September 27 at Sea Oaks Country Club

The NASCAR point leader and native of Stafford township is hosting The  Martin Truex Jr. Foundation 10th Anniversary fundraising dinner on September 27 at the Sea Oaks Country Club in Tuckerton.  Over the past few years,the Foundation has contributed to the naming of Southern Ocean Medical Center’s Pediatric Care Center and the Southern Jersey Ronald McDonald house.

 

Press of Atlantic City (8/27) N.J. breastfeeding rates on the rise, experts say

Southern Ocean Medical Center was among the top 10 state hospitals to achieve “Baby-Friendly” status recognized by public health officials for continuing to improve its breastfeeding rates. 

 

Ocean Star (8/25),  Brick PAL hosts Community Helpers Day 

The first Community Helpers Day sponsored by the Brick Police Athletic League (PAL) introduced young campers to police officers, EMS volunteers, firefighters from Brenton Woods Fire Department and staff from the Emergency Department of Ocean Medical Center. Demonstrations included what to do in an emergency using an example of a broken leg. The Ocean Medical Center Emergency Department team explained what to expect during a typical hospital visit, showed X-rays and demonstrated how to wrap a soft cast.

 

News Transcript (8/23) Business Briefs

The American Board of Podiatric Medicine has recognized that Marc Cohen, M.D., has attained a Certificate of Added Qualification in amputation prevention and wound care. He is an attending at Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s wound care center.

 

Healthcare Infomatics Blog, NY (8/21) Hackensack Meridian Health commits $25 million to innovation incubator

The network teams up with New Jersey Innovation Institute to create Agile Strategies Lab to create and launch the next wave of problem solving in health care through better devices, new systems and technology.

 

Bay Magazine (Fall 2017) Advanced Care for the Community

Southern Ocean Medical Center was the featured story in the fall 2017 issue of this leisure and lifestyle magazine that is distributed throughout Manahawkin and Long Beach Island. The 10-page full color feature focused on the advanced care and skilled expertise that Southern Ocean Medical Center brings to the community and now provides a connection to Hackensack Meridian Health, the most comprehensive and integrated Health Network in New Jersey. Copy and photos of Hackensack Meridian Health’s  co-CEOs Robert C. Garrett and John K. Lloyd, Regional President, Dean Q. Lin and  Southern Ocean Medical Center’s President Robert H. Adams, Jr., team members, and new services and technology were featured that positioned Southern Ocean Medical Center as the community hospital that provides advanced care close to home. 

Dental disease more prevalent than 20 years ago
August 21, 2017
NJTV

Medscape (8/18) Candida Auris: A Resistant Fungal Infection
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Section Chief of Infectious Diseases, Cathleen Casey, M.D., speaks about Candida Auris. The segment targets a physician audience, discussing the rise of this new disease, understanding how it presents, and efforts hospitals are taking to better understand, monitor and treat it.

Hackensack Meridian, NJII cut ribbon for first health care incubator in New Jersey
August 18, 2017
NJBIZ
Agile Strategies Lab, a partnership between Hackensack Meridian Health and New Jersey Innovation Institute and the first incubator for health care in New Jersey, held a ribbon-cutting Tuesday.

Innovation is the Future of Health Care
August 17, 2017
NorthJersey.com
Whenever I think of innovation, I think of lessons learned from Steve Jobs, whose curiosity and desire for new technologies to enhance our lives is unrivaled in modern times.

4 Foods to Add to Your Diabetes Diet for Stronger Skin
August 17, 2017
Everyday Health
Paying close attention to your diet can help you manage your weight and your blood glucose levels, but did you know certain foods can also promote healthier skin?

Horse therapy program benefits pediatric patients
August 17, 2017
NJTV News
Pony Power Therapies is a nonprofit organization set in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains that offers therapeutic riding.

NorthJersey.com (8/17) Innovation is the future of health care
Robert C. Garrett, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, says innovation is key to the future of health care. (The Op-ed was also featured in The Record print edition on 8/18.)

NJBIZ (8/17) Hackensack Meridian Health, NJII cut ribbon for first health care incubator in New Jersey
Agile Strategies Lab, a partnership between Hackensack Meridian Health and New Jersey Innovation Institute and the first incubator for health care in New Jersey, held a ribbon-cutting Tuesday. (The story was also featured in Becker’s Hospital Review.)

NorthJersey.com (8/17) Innovation is the future of health care
Robert C. Garrett, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, says innovation is key to the future of health care. (The Op-ed was also featured in The Record print edition on 8/18.)

NJBIZ (8/17) Hackensack Meridian Health, NJII cut ribbon for first health care incubator in New Jersey
Agile Strategies Lab, a partnership between Hackensack Meridian Health and New Jersey Innovation Institute and the first incubator for health care in New Jersey, held a ribbon-cutting Tuesday. (The story was also featured in Becker’s Hospital Review.)

Becker’s Hospital Review (8/16) 110 ACOs to Know: 2017
Becker's Healthcare highlighted a variety of Medicare and commercial payer accountable care organizations led by hospitals, health systems, physician groups and other organizations including Hackensack Meridian Health’s portfolio of accountable care organizations.

EconoTimes (8/16 Brea, CA) New Partnerships to Improve Treatment of Depression
A detailed look at new partnerships for innovation: Hackensack Meridian Health and Cota Inc. partner with Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. and MYnd Analytics to announce a collaboration to test optimal treatment and potential cost savings for patients diagnosed with depression.

Becker’s Hospital Review (8/16) 110 ACOs to Know: 2017
Becker's Healthcare highlighted a variety of Medicare and commercial payer accountable care organizations led by hospitals, health systems, physician groups and other organizations including Hackensack Meridian Health’s portfolio of accountable care organizations.

EconoTimes (8/16 Brea, CA) New Partnerships to Improve Treatment of Depression
A detailed look at new partnerships for innovation: Hackensack Meridian Health and Cota Inc. partner with Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. and MYnd Analytics to announce a collaboration to test optimal treatment and potential cost savings for patients diagnosed with depression.

NJBIZ Quick Hits (8/13) US News & World Report Ranks Hackensack No. 1
Who’s No. 1? Hackensack University Medical Center topped the U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings, beating out Morristown Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson, the brief notes. Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett notes that a good reputation can be a real asset for a hospital.

TAPInto (8/13, New Providence, NJ) Co-CEO Robert Garrett and Laura Garrett donate $2.65 million endowment
Dr. Bonita Stanton, founding dean of the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine in Nutley, was recently appointed to the Robert C. and Laura C. Garrett Endowed Chair for the School of Medicine Dean, a $2.65 million endowment the couple contributed.

Hospital Newspaper (8/13) Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Receive American College of Cardiology Awards for Cardiac Care 
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Bayshore Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center have received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry - a “Get with the Guidelines” Platinum Achievement Award for outstanding care for heart attack patients. The award reflects our team’s outstanding protocols to provide heart attack patients with science-based treatment guidelines for eight consecutive quarters. 

NJBIZ Quick Hits (8/13) US News & World Report Ranks Hackensack No. 1
Who’s No. 1? Hackensack University Medical Center topped the U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings, beating out Morristown Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson, the brief notes. Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett notes that a good reputation can be a real asset for a hospital.

TAPInto (8/13, New Providence, NJ) Co-CEO Robert Garrett and Laura Garrett donate $2.65 million endowment
Dr. Bonita Stanton, founding dean of the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine in Nutley, was recently appointed to the Robert C. and Laura C. Garrett Endowed Chair for the School of Medicine Dean, a $2.65 million endowment the couple contributed.

Hospital Newspaper (8/13) Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Receive American College of Cardiology Awards for Cardiac Care 
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Bayshore Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center have received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry - a “Get with the Guidelines” Platinum Achievement Award for outstanding care for heart attack patients. The award reflects our team’s outstanding protocols to provide heart attack patients with science-based treatment guidelines for eight consecutive quarters. 

Brick Times (8/12) Community Leaders Discuss Opioid Crisis 
On July 29, Brick Township Mayor John Ducey joined U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato, Council Vice President Andrea Zapcic, Brick Police Chief James Riccio, as well as other representatives of the community at Ocean Medical Center for a roundtable discussion on the opioid crisis in Ocean County.

Hackensack Meridian Co-CEO describes NJ's physician shortage to Steve Adubato
August 11, 2017
Robert Garrett, Co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, joins Steve Adubato to address New Jersey's primary care physician shortage and shares how the new Hackensack Meridian-Seton Hall Medical School will work to combat the shortage.

Three NJ Hospitals Win National Acclaim
August 9, 2017
Hackensack University Medical Center, Morristown Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick are once again the first, second and third-best ranked hospitals in New Jersey, according to the U.S. News and World Report's annual ratings announced on Tuesday.

94.3 The Point, 92.7 WOBM (8/3) Heads up, Phones down! Are you addicted to using your phone all the time

Addiction to smartphones is a very real thing. Ramon Solhkhah, M.D., chairman of psychiatry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, shares how smartphone addiction stems from a compound in the brain called dopamine. For some people it is the equivalent that if they don’t have their phone, it’s like trying to quit nicotine or caffeine.

Asbury Park Press (8/3) Nurses at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center ratify contracts

Negotiations with 1,500 nurses represented by HPAE at the two hospitals ended with a contract ratified and team members receiving raises of up to 2.5 percent. The hospital’s bargaining committee worked hard through nearly 20 sessions since June 21 to reach agreements which resulted in our continued delivery of safe, high-quality care for patients and competitive and fair wages and benefits for our teams. (Additional media coverage included: Asbury Park Press (8/3) Nurses at two Hackensack Meridian hospitals get up to 2.5 percent raise; PublicNow.com (8/3) Nurses Ratify a 1 Year Contract with Hackensack Meridian Health; Insidernj.com (8/2) Nurses at coastal hospitals reach agreement with Hackensack Meridian Health; PharmacyChoice (8/2) Hackensack Meridian, nurses agree on new contract; SandPaper (08/02) Federal Mediator Joins Contract Negotiations for Nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center; Medical Health News (8/1) Hackensack Meridian, nurses agree on new contract; Asbury Park Press (8/1) Hackensack Meridian, nurses make progress on new contract; Asbury Park Press Letter to the Editor (7/31) Nurses deserve appropriate compensation; 92.7 WOBM (7/31) News Flash Briefing; Becker’s Hospital Review (7/28) Federal Mediator Aids Negotiations for Nurses and Hospitals; Becker’s Hospital Review (7/28) Nurses bring in federal mediator as possible strike looms; Publicnow (7/28) Federal mediator joins negotiations between nurses and Hackensack Meridian Health; and Medical Health News (7/28) Nurses at 2 Shore hospitals threaten Aug. 10 strike.)

Infrosoft Health (8/3) Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Receive American College of Cardiology Awards for Heart Attack Treatment

Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel and Ocean Medical Center in Brick have received the American College of Cardiology's NCDR ACTION Registry - Get with the Guidelines Platinum Achievement Award for outstanding care for cardiac patients. (The story was also included in the Paramus Post.)

Two River Times (8/3) Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Honored for Outstanding Treatment for Heart Attack Care (see attached)

Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center were featured in a regional publication, the Two River Times, for having received the Mission: Lifeline Gold or Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award - implementing quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Hackensack University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center were honored with the Mission:Lifeline STEMI Bronze Receiving Award. Raritan Bay Medical Center was honored with the Mission:Lifeline STEMI Bronze Plus Receiving Award.

The Coaster (8/3) Sharing Network Recognizes Organ and Tissue Donors
More than 300 attend ceremony honoring 38 donors who helped save 47 lives through organ donation and countless others through tissue donation. The event was held at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for an emotional and moving ceremony.

The Times Beacon (8/3) SOMC gives the Rev. 'O' a happy retirement send-off 
Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato and Chief of Detectives Glen Miller of the Ocean County Prosecutors Office present a gift to the Reverend Occhipinti at a retirement ceremony at Southern Ocean Medical Center.

Link News (8/2) Dean Q. Lin named to Monmouth University Board of Trustees Dean Q. Lin, president of Ocean Medical Center and regional president of Hackensack Meridian Health, is elected to the Monmouth University Board of Trustees. In addition to his duties at the network, Dean serves on the fellowship of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the oldest private medical society in the U.S. and is a trustee with Fulfill (formerly the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean counties). (Monmouth University and Two River Times also featured this story.)

Sandpaper (8/2) Hospital Foundation Raises $200,000 at ‘Signature Social’ at Bonnet Island

On July 28, Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation hosted the Third Annual Signature Social, raising nearly $200,000 in support of programs and services at Southern Ocean Medical Center. The cocktail reception took place at Bonnet Island Estate on Long Beach Island where more than 200 guests joined in celebration of the hospital.

The Journal Publication (August) Donate Blood on Tuesday, August 22 with Riverview Medical Center
Riverview Medical Center will be hosting a blood drive on August 28. Members of the community are invited to take part to help save a life.

The Journal Publication (August) - Donate Blood on Monday, August 28 with Bayshore Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center will be hosting a blood drive on August 28. Members of the community are invited to take part to help save a life.

Asbury Park Press (07/30)  Booker: Obamacare critical in addiction treatment

Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center hosted Senator Corey Booker for a roundtable discussion on the opioid crisis in Ocean and Monmouth counties. The panel was chaired by Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and was attended by law enforcement, government and medical professionals, civic leaders, recovering opioid addicts and a family of an addict who died from an overdose. According to Hackensack Meridian Health Regional President Dean Lin, 20,000 Narcan treatments were administered by police and EMS over the past three years. Dr. Ramon Solhkhah, chairman of Psychiatry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, reported that Monmouth and Ocean counties accounted for 20 percent of all hospital admissions related to opioid abuse in the state. (PublicNow.com also featured a story.)

Daily News Sunday (7/30) The opioid emergency

The opioid epidemic is an issue that touches families of every race, income and educational demographic. Americans are dying for stronger leadership on the nation’s most pressing public health crisis.  Governor Chris Christie is pictured in the article holding a drug addicted baby in the NICU at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. (Also appeared in the Metro West Daily News.)

Paramus Post (7/29) Hackensack Meridian Health Opens Urgent Care in Freehold

The newest facility is the network’s first urgent care facility in Monmouth County, further expanding patient access to high-quality, on-demand health care services. “At Hackensack Meridian Health, we are committed to helping our communities stay healthy by increasing access to quality care,” said John K. Lloyd, FACHE, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health.

Lincoln Courier (7/27) On the road with Rick Holmes: The opioid emergency
The opioid epidemic is an issue that touches families of every race, income and educational demographic.  Governor Chris Christie is pictured in the article holding a drug addicted baby in the NICU at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.