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, 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.  

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Winter Storm Stella

Hospitals throughput Hackensack Meridian spent the weekend and Monday morning preparing for Storm Stella which was expected to be a significant east coast blizzard.  While the storm didn't live up to expectations, the preparation was a reminder of the dedication of our team members and clinicians to our mission 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  We had people checking our generators, ordering SUVs, calling patients and medical staff, rescheduling procedures, ensuring adequate supply of food and supplies, and more.  Team members and leaders took steps to prepare for an extended stay at the hospital so that patient care would not be disrupted.  Overall, we had nearly 70 team members who stayed over night so that they could show up to work on time in the morning shift.  I continue to be impressed with everyone's communication, coordination and commitment.  Thank you so much.