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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.)

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.

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.

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.