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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.

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.

 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
WOBM-FM

Jersey Shore University Medical Center garners gold in Touchstone Awards
November 21, 2017
Asbury Park Press

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.

 

Best Hospitals in New Jersey for Nurses. Did your favorite make the list?
Asbury Park Press
October 20, 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.

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.

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.

New York Times (9/25/17) When Athletes Share Infections. Stephen Rice, M.D., section chief of pediatric sports medicine at Hackensack Meridian Health 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.


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. 

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

The Record (9/3) Jersey nurses helping Houston


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.

News Transcript (8/23) Business Briefs

Medscape (8/18) Candida Auris: A Resistant Fungal Infection

NJTV (8/17)
Dental disease more prevalent than 20 years ago

Pediatric dentist Donn Winokur, D.D.S., of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, explains that dental disease is the most chronic disease in children. In fact, we have more dental disease in this marketplace than we did 20 years ago. The doctor says it's important to start early, teach good dental habits, and educate parents on proper oral hygiene care and nutrition for their kids.

EconoTimes (8/16)
MYnd Analytics, Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., Hackensack Meridian Health and Cota Inc., Announce Collaboration to Demonstrate Clinical Utility and Cost Savings When Utilizing the Peer Online
®

The article announced a four-way collaboration on a clinical study for the treatment of patients with depression. Ramon Solhkhah, M.D., chairman, Department of Psychiatry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and corporate medical director of Behavioral Health, believes this study design embraces the importance of data sharing and analytics to assist physicians in making more precise medication prescribing decisions for depression and other mental health disorders.

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.

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.

Pediatric dentist Dr. Winokur of Jersey Shore University Medical Center talks about the importance of good dental care in kids.
August 21, 2017
NJTV


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.

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.)

Coast Star (7/27)
Toy Drive for K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital

The program is seeking books, movies, arts and crafts, games, stuffed animals and gift cards for children from infants to teenagers.

Point Pleasant Patch (7/27)
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Physician Stephen Rice, M.D. Receives Prestigious Sports Medicine Award

Stephen Rice, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., FACSM, FAAP, program director of the Pediatric Sports Medicine Fellowship program and director of the Sports Medicine and Concussion Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center, has been awarded the 2017 Citation Award by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) for his significant lifetime contributions and innovations to the fields of sports medicine and exercise science.

Asbury Park Press (7/26)
Jersey Shore University Medical Center recognizes organ and tissue donors

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center and NJ Sharing Network honored 38 donors who gave the gift of life over the last two years in an emotional ceremony on Thursday, July 13. More than 300 family members and caregivers were in attendance to recognize the impact donors had on saving hundreds of lives through organ and tissue donations.

JAMA (7/25)
The Effect of Nursing Quality Improvement and Mobile Health Interventions on Infant Sleep Practices

Jersey Shore University Medical Center was one of 16 hospitals that participated in recruitment and data collection, which showed that mothers receiving the safe sleep mobile health intervention had higher prevalence of placing their infants supine compared with mothers receiving the control mobile health intervention.

The JAMA Network (7/25)
The Effect of Nursing Quality Improvement and Mobile Health Interventions on Infant Sleep Practices

A mobile health intervention improved adherence with infant safe sleep practices. Whether widespread use of this type of intervention is feasible and reduces sudden and unexpected infant death rates remains to be studied.

Two River Times (7/25)
Women's Heart Fund Held Heart of Rock and Roll Cocktail Reception

The Women's Heart Fund raises money for women's health and recently held a Heart of Rock and Roll Reception to support construction of the new Women's Wellness Center at the HOPE Tower at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Asbury Park Press (7/25)
Jersey Shore University Medical Center recognize organ and tissue donors

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center and NJ Sharing Network honored 38 donors who gave the gift of life over the last two years in an emotional ceremony on Thursday, July 13. More than 300 family members and caregivers were in attendance to recognize the impact donors had on saving hundreds of lives through organ and tissue donations.

Medical Devices & Surgical Technology Week (7/23)

Data on Parasthesia Detailed by Researchers at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Researchers at Jersey Shore University Medical Center discussed how rehabilitation therapy led to sensory-motor improvement and improved fistula ligation. Jersey Shore University Medical Center's Dr. V. Singh contributed to the article.

Medical Health News (7/21)
Phrenic Nerve Surgery

Matthew Kaufman, M.D., the only known expert in the world to perform surgery on phrenic nerve injuries, explains phrenic nerve injury, one of his cases, and the textbook that he and his colleagues from The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction have collaborated on, "Rehabilitative Surgery – A Comprehensive Text for an Emerging Field."

Asbury Park Press (7/18)
$570,000 raised for Jersey Shore University Medical Center at golf outing

The medical center's 34th annual golf classic raised a record-breaking amount, bringing in more than $570.000 in support of cardiovascular care and other programs and services at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

The Monitor (7/13)
Volunteer needs at JSUMC

Jersey Shore University Medical Center is continuously searching to increase its pool of volunteers.

Newswise (7/13) Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Receives $225,000 Grant From the Nicholson Foundation to Support Integrated Behavioral Health Care

Jersey Shore University Medical Center was awarded a $225,000 grant from The Nicholson Foundation to implement the Cherokee Health Systems model of providing integrated behavioral health interventions in primary care settings. Jersey Shore University Medical Center is one of six New Jersey health care organizations selected for this initiative.

Point Pleasant Patch.com (7/12) Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Award

Jersey Shore University Medical Center is among eight of the network's hospitals to receive the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® achievement award for high-quality stroke care. (The article was also posted to Manasquan-Belmar Patch.)

Colts Neck Journal (7/1) You Can't Ignore the Snore

After being personally diagnosed with severe sleep apnea 10 years ago, John Young, DDS, on staff at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, developed a dental appliance that can reposition a patient's lower jaw in order to open their airway while sleeping. The device helps to reduce snoring and relieve sleep apnea issues.

NJTV (7/1) Navy veteran launches nonprofit to help service members with PTSD

Jersey Shore University Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry Chair Ramon Solhkhah, M.D., comments on PTSD – post-traumatic stress disorder – as part of a story about this mental health issue that is caused by environmental exposure to a serious or significant trauma. Navy veteran Michael Dowens is one of many service members who developed PTSD from experiencing a series of traumatic events.

Asbury Park Press (6/17) A tragic beginning to this year's beach season

Robert Sweeney, D.O., chief of Emergency Medicine at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, was featured in an article to heighten awareness to the importance of beach and ocean safety in the wake of several tragic accidents at the shore. Dr. Sweeney advised people not to forget common advice: Listen to lifeguards, exercise caution at unguarded beaches, be wary of entering the water drunk and watch out for each other.

Asbury Park Press (6/17) Girl, 11, dies after electrocution in Toms River lagoon

After a young girl was electrocuted when she touched a metal boat lift in a lagoon, an article ran to address the risks of swimming near docks and boats. Robert Sweeney, D. O., contributed to the article, verifying that these types of deaths by electrocution are relatively rare. Stories of the young victims of drowning/near drowning continued to run and reference Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where one of the girls has been in critical condition since the incident on June 16, including:  Univision 41, TAPinto  and the Courier-Post.

Advisory Board (6/9) Bedside Medication Delivery. Robert Schenk, RPh, CCP, manager of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, contributed to a newly published Advisory Board Executive Research report recognizing the Bedside Medication Delivery Programs at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center, for several best practices. Through publication of this report, The Advisory Board has recognized the hospitals' Bedside Medication Delivery program as a Best Practice example to other hospital systems. Schenk was one of 14 contributors from across the country.

John Lloyd, co-chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health, offers advice to college graduates
Asbury Park Press (6/8)
John Lloyd, co-chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health, graduated from Princeton University with a degree in religion. But he helped build one of New Jersey's biggest health care networks by being a good listener, surrounding himself with qualified people and, even at 71 years old, continuing to learn.

Summer Celebration to Protect and Preserve the Jersey Shore
Two River Times (5/25)
Steve Littleson, former president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, will receive the Tom Gagliano Leadership Award for Innovative Partnerships on behalf of Hackensack Meridian Health at The Jersey Shore Partnership Foundation's annual Summer Celebration at Fort Hancock.

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Rated One of the Nation's Top Heart Hospitals
Point Pleasant Patch (5/24)
Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center has been rated as one of the nation's top heart hospitals in the May 2017 issue of Consumer Reports. The special report on heart health rated hospitals based on surgery success rates. Hospitals that were rated included those that shared outcomes data with Consumer Reports and performed well in heart bypass and aortic valve replacement. Data that was considered for the report measured complications, mortality, and other factors.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center rated among nation's top hospitals
Asbury Park Press (5/24)
Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Centerhas been rated as one of the nation's top heart hospitals in the May 2017 issue of Consumer Reports. The special report on heart health rated hospitals based on surgery success rates. Hospitals that were rated included those that shared outcomes data with Consumer Reports and performed well in heart bypass and aortic valve replacement. Data that was considered for the report measured complications, mortality, and other factors.

Matawan Woman Honored at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Matawan-Aberdeen Patch (5/24)

Fallen Heroes Honored at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Asbury Park Press (5/24)

Seabrook Today : Dr. Kenneth Sable
Seabrook.com (5/8)

Hospital president Ken Sable, M.D. was interviewed on the Seabrook Today Show, which is aired to the residents of the Seabrook community in Tinton Falls. The interview is also broadcast on their website. Dr. Sable discussed the benefits of the Hackensack Meridian Health merger, the new brand, the partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering, and hospital updates such as HOPE Tower, trauma, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital and 24/7 pedi ED, cancer services, and cardiovascular services.

New Jersey Hospitals Offer Modern, State-of-the-Art Emergency Rooms
Commerce Magazine (May 2017, pg. 42)

Robert Sweeney, D. O., chairman of emergency medicine at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, describes technology that is changing care in the Emergency Department, such as EMR, Epic, PACS and ultrasound imaging.

Sky Blue, Hackensack Meridian Health Join Forces For Fourth Year
May 7, 2017
Wall Patch

Kenneth Sable, M.D., president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, discusses leadership, being part of the new Hackensack Meridian Health network, and patient-focused initiatives
May 5, 2117
RadioVision

What NJ parents need to know, after Jimmy Kimmel's baby story
May 2, 2017
NJ 101.5

Sky Blue FC players visit patients at K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital 
May 1, 2017
Asbury Park Press

Sky Blue FC unveil new uniforms
May 1, 2017
Asbury Park Press

Sky Blue FC announces Hackensack Meridian Health as title sponsor
May 1, 2017
Asbury Park Press

Wine & Martini Tasting raises over $90,000
April 30, 2017
Asbury Park Press

50 Signs You're Healthy from Every Type of Doctor
April 17, 2017
MSN News

Why Do We Dream?
NJTV News
April 7, 2017

Hackensack Meridian Health physicians receive artistic awards
Asbury Park Press
April 7, 2017

Heart health tips no matter the weather
April 6, 2017
Gratiot County Herald

Hackensack Meridian Health Reveals New Logo
April 6, 2017
NJBiz.com

Kidney Disease is Ninth Leading Cause of Death in New Jersey  
March 24, 2017
NJTV

Is Christie right for drug fight job?
March 28, 2017
Asbury Park Press

Change brings Anne Frank exhibit to central NJ for first time.
March 28, 2017
Asbury Park Press

Jersey Shore University Medical listed among Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
Syosset-Jericho Tribune
February 28, 2017

Michael C. Sullivan, M.D. discusses thyroid conditions and treatment
Seabrook Today
February 21, 2017

Ali Moosvi, M.D. discusses heart disease with WOBM's Shawn and Sue
92.7 WOBM-FM
February 20, 2017

Ali Moosvi, M.D. discusses heart disease
94.3 The Point
February 20, 2017

Renato Apolito, M.D., shares some tips for shoveling snow and caring for your heart
APP.com
February 13, 2017

Terminally-Ill Child Gets Happy Surprise After Thief Steals Make-A-Wish Souvenirs
ABC Eyewitness News
February, 8, 2017

Ralph DelNegro, D.O. discusses glaucoma and the importance of regular eye care
NJTV News
January, 31, 2017

Cardiac Care Advances at New Jersey's Top Hospitals and Medical Centers
Commerce Magazine (pg. 42)
January 31, 2017

Jersey Shore University Medical Center infection prevention manager Susan Hanrahan discusses health care related infections
January 4, 2017
Another Thing with Larry Mendte

Howell Girls Give Gift Of Community To Kids Fighting HARD Against Rare Diseases
December 26, 2016
Howell Patch

Memorial Sloan Kettering and Hackensack Meridian team up to fight cancer in NJ and beyond
December 15, 2016
Becker's Hospital Review

Powerful pairing could boost NJ's cancer care
December 15, 2016
NorthJersey.com

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Hackensack Meridian Health to partner on expansion of cancer research, treatment
December 15, 2016
Health Care Finance

Jersey Shore University Medical Center's Trauma unit provides vital services to thousands of area residents
November 29, 2016
Industry Magazine

135 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know in 2016
Nov. 16, 2016
Becker's Hospital Review


Best Hospital IT 2016: Hackensack Meridian engages patients before they arrive and stays with them through the journey

November 2, 2016
Healthcare IT News

Raising awareness about breast cancer in men
October 25, 2016
NJTV News

Learn about the impact and prevalence of arthritis from Jersey Shore's Dr. Deborah Alpert, Rheumatologist
March 22, 2016
NJTV

Dr. Edward Liu, Infectious Disease expert at Jersey Shore, discusses what you need to know about traveling, vaccines and protecting yourself from Zika virus, malaria and more
March 22, 2016
Asbury Park Press

When to keep the kids home from school
March 15, 2016
Asbury Park Press

He Scales Mountains with Stage Four Lung Cancer
March 7, 2016
Asbury Park Press

Are Sexually Transmitted Infections Rising in N.J. Because of Budget Cuts
February 27, 2016
NJ.com

Less Invasive Tools Redefining Heart Medicine
February 12, 2016
Asbury Park Press

Recognizing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease, featuring Ashish Patel, M.D.
February 11, 2016
NJTV News

Learn about postpartum depression from Ramon Solhkhah, M.D., medical director, Meridian Behavioral Health on NJTV
February 5, 2016
NJTV News

Jersey Shore's Mark Martens, M.D. talks about NJ Leading the Country in Twin Births 
January 19, 2016
NJTV News

Childhood Asthma Rates on the Decline
January 15, 2016
NJTV News

Middletown South coach survives health scare with Shore support
January 8, 2016
Asbury Park Press

Learning the Signs of Pancreatic Cancer, featuring Ronald Matteotti, M.D., Meridian Cancer Care
January 7, 2016
NJTV

Hospital merger completed between Meridian, Raritan Bay Medical Center
January 4, 2016
NJ.com

Dr. Dawn Calderon discusses CPR education for students
September 4, 2014
94.3 The Point

Radio interview on 94.3 The Point with host Lou Russo, Meridian's Chief of Cardiology, Dr. Dawn Calderon and Charlie Melita, a parent of a child who died of sudden cardiac death. Dr. Calderon and Lou discuss the latest CPR legislation that requires students to learn CPR education.