President's Blog

Our Latest Blog

Exciting things are happening at Ocean Medical Center in the world of social media. Our president, Dean Lin, has started a blog that is now open to all team members, physicians, and friends of the medical center!

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Suits and Scrubs

A blog written by a hospital president, foodie and snowboarder.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Experience Champions Annual Team Member Carnival 2017

Our values for Hackensack Meridian Health:

Building trust through collaboration
Heart wiring what matters
Keeping people at the center of our actions
Discovering, inspiring, and sparking creativity
Listening, learning, and laughing together

All these values were on full display during our Annual Team Member Carnival where our Experience Champions worked together to teach and celebrate what we do every day for every patient.  The games were creative and fun.  Thanks to everyone for making it a great day!!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Super Heros and Confetti Poppers

It feels good to see leaders from two hospitals get together to listen, learn and laugh at our Regional Managers Meeting.  Bill Schreiber, ED manager at SOMC, started our meeting with a Mission Moment to reinforce the purpose and joy in our caregiving work.  Jill Ashmen shared fun facts about new leaders and regional performance using Cahoots.  The senior teams did a great job highlighting our strategic themes and featuring success stories.  Kristen Sena wore a red cape to showcase our "super red" initiative to improve surge capacity during times with extreme volume.  I think a few of us may be jumped out of our chairs when Myrna Capabianco detonated a loud party popper with streamers.  The last part of our meeting was a "fireside" chat with our two chief nursing executives, Ellen and Myrna, and Dr. Marty Scott, chief transformation officer, on our high reliability journey.  Thanks to everyone for sharing your insights.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Healthcare Heroes 2017

Congratulations Southern Ocean Medical Center for earning recognition as a Hospital of the Year finalist.