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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Welcome Vito

I am pleased to announce that Vito Buccellato will serve as the new chief operating officer for Ocean Medical Center, effective Monday, March13th.  Vito is an accomplished leader that brings vast experience managing care from an acute episode through sub-acute care and returning the patients back to the community. 

In his most recent position, Vito served as the chief operating officer at Visiting Nurses Association Health Group in Red Bank, NJ.  Prior to that role, Vito was the chief operating officer at Coney Island Hospital, a 371-bed teaching facility located in Brooklyn, New York.  During his tenure, he improved operational outcomes, provided oversight of the hospital’s residency programs, and successfully re-opened the medical units affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Prior to Coney Island Hospital, Vito served as the vice president of clinical services for 525-bed Brookdale Medical Center, the largest voluntary teaching hospital in Brooklyn, New York.  He was also the administrator of record for the hospital-based long-term care 484-bed facility, assisted living facility, and adult day care program.

Vito received his M.P.A. in Hospital Administration from Long Island University, School of Public Health, and his Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Services Administration with a minor in Gerontology from St. Francis College.  He is also a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.

I am confident that Vito will foster strong relationships with our caregivers and community leaders.  He will play a critical role in the continued growth and transformation of Ocean Medical Center in the coming years.  Please join me in welcoming Vito to the Hackensack Meridian Health family.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Paddy's Day 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bowl for Kids' Sake 2017

While everyone was hunkering down for Storm Stella, leaders and team members from Southern Ocean Medical Center had a great time at the Monmouth County Big Brothers Big Sisters bowling event.  It's great to see everyone having fun. I was impressed that everyone had their own bowling shirt and even more impressed that each shirt has a custom shamrock print and the words "Bob's Lucky Chaps."  That's team spirit SOMC!  People doing the turkey dance in the picture below.