Meridian Health Institute for Evidence-Based Care's annual conference, Knowledge in Motion: Interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Care
Getting to the Root of it All!

Contact:Robert Cavanaugh, Public Affairs Manager
Phone:732-751-3451
Email:rcavanaugh@meridianhealth.com

Meridian Health Institute for Evidence-Based Care's annual conference, Knowledge in Motion: Interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Care
Getting to the Root of it All!

We cannot afford, clinically or financially, to fail to go beneath the surface of today's issues. Obesity alone now costs payers over 75 billion dollars annually (Finkelstein, et al, 2009). The everyday impact on individuals is priceless.

This year's Meridian Health Institute for Evidence-Based Care's Annual Conference will address the evidence on managing the root causes of many of our most pressing health care problems today.

The overall objective for this program is to discuss the evidence of key topics underlying some of health care's most challenging problems. This program will offer knowledge on current best practices in clinical as well as health service research topics. The conference will explore the evidence on the clinical areas of obesity, tobacco cessation, and sleep promotion. Health system topics include the use of advanced practice nurses (APNs), managing transitions of care, and health coaching. Come learn those practices to help us improve care.

The Conference will be held for medical professionals on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank, NJ. The cost is $135 for Non-Meridian Attendees and $100 for Meridian Team Members/Affiliated Physicians. For more information, including how to register, visit www.MeridianIEBC.com/Annual-Conference.

About Meridian Health

Meridian Health (www.meridianhealth.com) is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and outpatient centers. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For", and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence, including the distinction of being the first health system in the country to receive Magnet designation for nursing.