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Becker’s Hospital Review (3/29) 30 hospital and health system CXOs to Know in 2018

Nancy Corcoran-Davidoff, chief experience officer and executive vice president of Hackensack Meridian Health, has been named one of 30 CXOs to know in 2018 by Becker’s Hospital Review. The chief experience officers featured are responsible for transforming the health care delivery experience for patients, physicians and team members.

MarketWatch (NY) (4/3)United States: Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Honored for Providing Quality Care to LGBTQ Community

Hackensack Meridian Health announced seven of its hospitals received top scores from the Human Rights Campaign Foundations Healthcare Equality Index 2018 survey for policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) patients, visitors and team members.

Brick Times (3/24) Willow Springs Hosts Alzheimer’s Disease: The Disease With Two Victims

Joshua Shua-Haim, M.D. of Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center, will be the keynote speaker at an Alzheimer’s Disease event in April. Dr. Shua-Haim will address the origins, process ,and stages of the disease, current and future medical expectations, and how to plan for the future.

The Coaster (3/22) Yesterday’s Best

The thrift store at Jersey Shore University Medical Center was featured with a photo to promote the volunteer-run business that helps support the medical center.

WOBM FM (3/29) You could be the one who saves a life in an emergency

As part of the Stop the Bleed national initiative, Jersey Shore University Medical Center is hosting training sessions that could help a bystander transform into a life saver. Pediatric Trauma Program Manager Christine Frugard reinforces that no matter how quickly help arrives, a bystander is always going to be the first one on the scene. Since a person can bleed to death within five minutes, it is critical to stop the bleeding quickly. Training sessions are being offered at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and teach techniques such as holding pressure and applying a tourniquet.

Wall Patch (3/30) Dr. Thomas Bauer of Wall Named Healthcare Professional of the Year

Thoracic surgeon Thomas L. Bauer II, M.D., FACS, interim medical director for Hackensack Meridian Health Cancer Care in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties, has been named Healthcare Professional of the Year by the American Cancer Society. The award was presented to the Wall resident at the annual Tides of Change Gala in recognition of his personalized, innovative and compassionate cancer care of patients. Dr. Bauer also serves as medical director of Thoracic Oncology for Hackensack Meridian Health Cancer Care in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties, and chief of Thoracic Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He is a board certified thoracic surgeon, specializing in lung, esophageal and thoracic disease. He is an associate professor of surgery in the newly formed Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University.
(This story was also featured on Centraljersey.com.)

Commerce Magazine (3/1) Advances in Patient Care for Women (page 3)

Verda Hicks, M.D., chief of Gynecologic Oncology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and medical director of Gynecologic Oncology for Hackensack Meridian Health Cancer Care in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties, discusses how the use of genomic testing for targeted tumors is a tremendous advancement in the treatment of breast cancer, as well as many other cancers such as cervical and ovarian. This type of “precision medicine” uses information about a person’s genes and proteins to prevent, diagnose and treat their disease. 

Centraljersey.com (4/2/2018) Pediatric Surgeon Victoriya Staab, M.D. Performs K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital’s First Newborn Minimally Invasive Lung Resection

Victoriya Staab, M.D., a pediatric surgeon at Hackensack Meridian Health K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital, has performed the hospital's first newborn minimally invasive lung resection. Dr. Staab utilized state-of-the-art highly specialized tiny pediatric surgical instruments to perform an operation to remove a lobe of a newborn's lung. This cutting-edge minimally invasive technology for surgery on newborns is only performed in the top children's hospitals in the country.

Red Bank Patch (4/2) Riverview Offers Comprehensive Eye Care Services

Riverview Medical Center announced the re-launch of its eye care services in the Matthews Vision Treatment Center, located in the Ambulatory Care Center. The ophthalmic program offers the most up-to-date and advanced options available for vision correction. (This article also appeared in the Two River Times, Tap Into Holmdel & Colts Neck, Central Jersey.com and Newswise).

Two River Times (4/5) Riverview Medical Center Launches Digestive Care Center

Riverview Medical Center announced the launch of a Digestive Care Center to treat the full spectrum of digestive diseases. Located in the Ambulatory Care Center at Riverview Medical Center, the Digestive Care Center treats all aspects of digestive diseases and offers comprehensive and personalized care through highly skilled physicians and innovative technologies.

Two River Times (4/5) Taking the Taboo Out of Tummy Tucks (Page 2)

Negin Griffith, M.D., a plastic surgeon affiliated with Riverview Medical Center, discusses the taboo topic of plastic surgery.

Spine Advisor (March) Spine Surgeon Q&A About TLIF

Howard Eisenbrock, D.O., a neurosurgeon affiliated with Riverview Medical Center, discusses the TLIF procedure and benefits.

Ocean Star 3/23 Vaping risks to be aired

Point Boro High School held a forum on the risks of vaping for the community that included Regina Foley, chief operating office of Southern Ocean Medical Center, as one of the panel of experts.

Tap Into Holmdel & Colts Neck (4/4) Bayshore Medical Center Now Offers Minimally Invasive Procedure to Deliver Chemotherapy Directly to a Tumor

Peter Doss, M.D., director of Interventional Radiology at Bayshore Medical Center, now offers a non-surgical procedure used to treat malignant lesions in the liver. (This article also appeared in Newswise and the Holmdel Patch).

Spine Advisor (March) Spine Surgeon Q&A About TLIF

Howard Eisenbrock, D.O., a neurosurgeon affiliated with Bayshore Medical Center, discusses the TLIF procedure and benefits.

Seton Hall, Hackensack Meridian aim to stop med student ‘talent drain’ from N.J.
March 28, 2018
Health Exec

Hackensack Meridian medical school applications up to almost 1,000
March 28, 2018
NorthJersey.com

Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine Now Accepting Applications for First Class

March 26, 2018
ROI NJ

New Medical School Opens in NJ

March 26, 2018
Fox 5 NY

Hackensack Meridian-Seton Hall med school creates $100M endowment fund

March 26, 2018
NJBIZ

New Medical School in New Jersey Starts Taking Applications

March 26, 2018
Wall Street Journal

Lifestyle changes can help kids avoid diabetes

March 26, 2018
MyCentralJersey.com

Health Leaders (3/19) N.J. largest hospital chain’s next acquisition target is a renowned mental health center

Looking to expand its vast holdings in New Jersey to include more addiction treatment and mental health services, Hackensack Meridian Health announced Thursday it was exploring a partnership with Carrier Clinic in Somerset County.

Politico (3/19) Federal, state officials look to boost Obamacare efforts, stabilize marketplace in New Jersey

Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) held a roundtable event at Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center. Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEOs Robert C. Garrett and John K. Lloyd, State Senator Joe Vitale (D-Middlesex) and Acting Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal were among the participants. (This story was also featured by News12 , Insurancenewsnet.com and Asbury Park Press.)

NJBIZ (3/16) Doctors welcome competition from hospital systems

Competition is about to heat up in ambulatory and outpatient care and independent doctor networks say they’re prepared. Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett says, “(Ambulatory and outpatient care) allows you to provide care at a more affordable cost, and it’s easily accessible.”

Morris News Bee (3/15) ‘Great Conversations’ Morris Arts Offering

Tickets are now on sale for Morris Arts’ 10th Anniversary Great Conversations starting at 6 p.m. on April 26 at the Madison Hotel in Convent Station. Nancy Corcoran-Davidoff,  EVP, chief experience and human resources officer will be one of this year’s Conversationalists.

Medical Devices & Surgical Technology Week (3/25) Study Data from Diagnostica Stago Update Understanding of Hemodialysis

Sushil Mehandru, M.D., a nephrology and hemodialysis expert at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, contributed to an article addressing the use of a tunneled hemodialysis catheter for dialysis therapy, particularly as it relates to patients who became pregnant during treatment. (The study was also covered in Health & Medicine Week.)

Coast Star (3/8) Wall Township Daisies Make Deliveries

Girls from Daisy Troop #1721 participated in Jared Box Project and created gift boxes for patients at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The girls visited the medical center with small gifts, toys, games and fun activities specific to age and gender.

Spine Universe (3/16) Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF): Spine Surgeon Explains

Howard Eisenbrock, D.O., a neurosurgeon with Bayshore Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center discusses how he would treat a patient using the TLIF procedure.

Tap Into Holmdel & Colts Neck (3/19) Let’s Talk About Colon Health

Steven Tizio, M.D., board certified colon and rectal surgeon with Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center, discusses the importance of colon screening.

Two River Times (3/21) Schools Take Action in Wake of New Vaping Findings

Adrian Pristas, M.D., a pulmonologist at Riverview Medical Center, offers insight into the dangers of vaping.

Brick Times (3/17) Ocean Medical Center To Host Colon Cancer Awareness Event

In recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Ocean Medical Center is hosting a screening and panel discussion on March 29 about the risk factors and treatment options presented by Dr. Lake and Dr. Levitt. Attendees will have the opportunity to walk through a simulated 12-foot colon and colorectal take-home kits will be available.

TapInto.com (3/21) Mountainside Medical Center Offers New 24/7 Senior Mental Health Helpline

Mountainside Medical Center has established a 24/7 Senior Intervention Helpline to address the behavioral health concerns of area residents age 65 and older.  Seniors in distress, along with authorized caregivers for the elderly who aren’t sure where to turn for help, are urged to call (973) 429-6073 whenever assistance from the hospital’s team of specially trained geriatric mental health professionals is needed. 

Spine Universe (3/16) Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF): Spine Surgeon Explains

Howard Eisenbrock, D.O., a neurosurgeon with Bayshore Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center discusses how he would treat a patient using the TLIF procedure.

Tap Into Holmdel & Colts Neck (3/19) Let’s Talk About Colon Health

Steven Tizio, M.D., board certified colon and rectal surgeon with Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center, discusses the importance of colon screening.

SandPaper (3/15) Harnessing Girl Power to Make Healthy Decisions 

Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade girls and their moms were invited to a dinner and program at the Sea Oaks Country Club to hear discussion about how to improve communications, dangers of sexting, self-defense, handling stress, mother/daughter time and more.

Southern Ocean Times (3/17) Southern Ocean Medical Center To Host Colon Cancer Awareness Event  

In recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Medical Center is hosting a screening and panel discussion on March 28 about the risk factors and treatment options presented by Dr. Robert Khoo and Dr. Morino. Attendees will have the opportunity to walk through a simulated 12-foot colon and colorectal take-home kits will be available.

 

 

New Jersey hospital launches Digestive Care Center in ASC
Beckers
March 16, 2018

Hackensack Meridian, Carrier Clinic sign LOI for mental health services
NJBIZ
March 15, 2018

Hackensack Meridian, Carrier exploring a partnership
ROI
March 15, 2018

Hackensack Meridian Health medical director of breast surgery Denise Johnson Miller, M.D. discusses the impact of genetic testing in the fight against breast cancer.
December 28, 2017
NJTV

State Troopers Visit Jersey Shore University Medical Center
News 12 New Jersey (12/18)

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.)