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Asbury Park Press (9/13) Ocean Medical Center's $18.5M wing built for comfort

Ocean Medical Center unveiled its $18.5 million wing for elective surgeries in an effort to attract new patients and cut costs by making the patients’ stay pleasant and delivering care more efficiently. Photos highlighted the patient centric design and amenities including the “curved “design of the nurses’ station, patient room, therapy gym and lobby.   (This story was also featured in Healthcare Design, News Jersey Business Magazine and Jersey Shore Online.)


Ocean Star (8/25), Brick PAL hosts Community Helpers Day

The first Community Helpers Day sponsored by the Brick Police Athletic League (PAL) introduced young campers to police officers, EMS volunteers, firefighters from Brenton Woods Fire Department and staff from the Emergency Department of Ocean Medical Center. Demonstrations included what to do in an emergency using an example of a broken leg. The Ocean Medical Center Emergency Department team explained what to expect during a typical hospital visit, showed X-rays and demonstrated how to wrap a soft cast.


Brick Times (8/12) Community Leaders Discuss Opioid Crisis
On July 29, Brick Township Mayor John Ducey joined U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato, Council Vice President Andrea Zapcic, Brick Police Chief James Riccio, as well as other representatives of the community at Ocean Medical Center for a roundtable discussion on the opioid crisis in Ocean County.

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.

Link News (8/2) Dean Q. Lin named to Monmouth University Board of Trustees Dean Q. Lin, president of Ocean Medical Center and regional president of Hackensack Meridian Health, is elected to the Monmouth University Board of Trustees. In addition to his duties at the network, Dean serves on the fellowship of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the oldest private medical society in the U.S. and is a trustee with Fulfill (formerly the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean counties). (Monmouth University and Two River Times also featured this story.)

Booker: Obamacare Critical in Addiction Treatment
Asbury Park Press
August 1, 2017 (7/14)
Guild Of Ocean Medical Center Show Raises $ For Women's Services

The Guild of Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center recently hosted their Annual Fashion Show at Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty in Point Pleasant Beach. The event raised more than $38,000 to support women's services at Ocean Medical Center. (The story was also featured in Brick Times.)

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.

Meridian Medical Group's Primary Care Office on Hooper Avenue Moved, Effective May 1

Toms River Patch (5/19)
The Meridian Medical Group primary care office of Diane Verga, M.D. and Satish Bhutani, M.D. has relocated to a more spacious office at 1868 Hooper Avenue in Toms River as of May 1 to better accommodate patients and their growing practice. Dr. Verga says of the half-mile move, "With the larger facility we will now be able to get patients in the exam rooms quicker and reduce the overall wait time. This will enhance our patients' experience as we continue to dedicate our practice to being an uppermost resource of health and wellness for the community."

Grand Prix Boat Race Accident
A boating accident during the Grand Prix Boat Race off Point Pleasant resulted in one fatality and one trauma injury. The trauma patient was treated and admitted at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center. (Note: The high-profile incident garnered significant media coverage in print, digital, radio and television, including live stand-up news coverage in front of the medical center from CBS2 NY, ABC7 NY, News12NJ. Other coverage included: East Providence Patch, Asbury Park Press (5/23), Courier-Post (5/23)/Asbury Park Press, The Record, Star-Ledger (5/23), Star-Ledger (5/22),, Point Pleasant Patch, Courier-Post (5/21),, USA Today,, NJ 101.5 FM Radio.)

Twin sisters have baby boys on the same day
USA Today (5/1)

32-year-old twins Danielle Grant and Kim Abraham gave birth to baby boys on the same day at Ocean Medical Center (The story was also featured in Daily Advertiser, Daily Journal and People Human Interest.)

Twin Sisters Defy Odds at Ocean Medical Center
May 5, 2017

Twins give birth same day at Ocean Medical Center
May 4, 2017

Toms River Twin Sisters Deliver Babies on Same Day
May 2, 2017

Twin sisters give birth to baby boys on same day in same hospital
May 2, 2017
ABC News

These twin sisters do everything together, including giving birth on the same day
May 3, 2017

St. Francis Health Fair draws crowds for the 41st year
Asbury Park Press
May 3, 2017

Toms River twin sisters had baby boys on the same day
May 1, 2017

A brother's life is paid forward
April 28, 2017
Ocean Star

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

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

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

Vascular Surgeon Frank Sharp, M.D. Discusses Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Dec. 7, 2016

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

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

Pierre Mendoza, M.D., discusses the robotic surgery program at Ocean Medical Center

November 16, 2016

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

Advanced Cancer Care, Close to Home

Hematologist/Oncologist David Greenberg, M.D. discusses the full spectrum of care available through Meridian Cancer Care, including services at Meridian Health Village at Jackson, on WOBM's "Wake Up with Jeremy."
September 6, 2016

Wake Up with Jeremy Grunin WOBM Interview with Denise Stapleton, Elder Life Specialist
July 25, 2016

Robert Schenk of the Meridian Pharmacology Institute discusses the importance of recognizing medication-related problems for individuals who take multiple medications
July 15, 2016

Jagjeet Singh, M.D., a pain management specialist at Ocean Medical Center, provides valuable insight during an interview on WOBM.
May 25, 2016

"Wake Up with Jeremy" interview with Ellen Angelo, R.N., MSN, CCRN, Nursing Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at Ocean Medical Center
May 11, 2016

Ocean Medical Center nutritionist Caity Liptak, R.D., discusses food choices for a healthy lifestyle
WOBM, "Wake Up with Jeremy Grunin"
April 29, 2016

Brick Hospital has big plans for cancer center
Asbury Park Press
April 29, 2016

Building Hope at Ocean Medical Center
April 22, 2016

Kristine Keane, Psy.D., Sheds Light on Concussion Issues
April 15, 2016

Listen to an Interview with Yolanda Tammaro, M.D. on WOBM Radio as She Discusses Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment
April 6, 2016

Interview with Dean Q. Lin, President of Ocean Medical Center, on "Wake Up with Jeremy" Radio Show
February 3, 2016

VIDEO: Sung W. Kwon, M.D. discusses vascular disease
September 25, 2015
94.3 The Point

Carino: After beating odds, cancer survivor pays it forward
June 15, 2015
Asbury Park Press

Unprecedented Fundraising Effort at Ocean Medical Center Concludes

April 22, 2015

Center for Sleep Disorders in Toms River receives program accreditation
April 22, 2015

Ocean Medical Center Robotic Surgery Program marks 100th case
January 15, 2015

Holiday Eating Strategies

January 12, 2015

New Year, Ancient Remedies
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Star Ledger

Important to choose right doctor when preparing for baby

Asbury Park Press
December 15, 2014

Forfar Nursing Scholarship awarded at Ocean Medical Center
Asbury Park Press
September 26, 2014

Forfar Nursing Scholarship to be awarded on Sept. 19
Asbury Park Press
September 12, 2014

Ocean Medical Center offers summer safety tips for the whole family
Asbury Park Press
July 29, 2014

New technology helps patients understand their medicine
Asbury Park Press
July 22, 2014

Three N.J. hospitals listed among area's best in U.S. News rankings
July 15, 2014

Ocean Medical Center receives ACR accreditation for ultrasound imaging
Asbury Park Press
July 15, 2014

Ocean Medical Center to host weight-loss surgery lectures
Asbury Park Press
July 1, 2014

Rock for Nurses 2014 a Success
Asbury Park Press
June 5, 2014

Ocean Medical Center Heart and Sole 5k returns this weekend
Brick Patch
June 4, 2014

"Rock for the Nurses" happens this Sunday in Point Pleasant
Asbury Park Press
May 26, 2014

Lou Russo on his 'Meridian Healthviews' cover story
94.3 The Point
April 22, 2014

Emergency Care Center Opens At Ocean Medical Center
April 17, 2014
Health Care Design Magazine

Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations Named Top 12 National High Performer
March 18, 2014
Holmdel-Hazlet Patch

Ocean Medical Center Celebrates Completion of ER
March 14, 2014

Ocean Medical Center Opens New Emergency Department
March 10, 2014
94.3 The Point

Ocean Medical Center in Brick has opened the doors to its new $82-million-dollar, state-of-the-art Emergency Care Center
March 10, 2014

Ocean Medical Center's New ER Opens Thursday

  • Brick Patch
  • Point Pleasant Patch
  • Toms River Patch

Hospital in Brick responds to overcrowding with expanded ER
March 5, 2014
Asbury Park Press

Ocean Medical Center opens new $82M emergency department
March 3, 2014

Update with Ocean Medical Center
February 27, 2014

Thanks for being a part of a special show from Ocean Medical Center
February 13, 2014

Check in with Lou and Liz live at Ocean Medical Center
February 12, 2014

Lou & Liz Live Tomorrow Morning At Ocean Medical Center
February 11, 2014

Aiming for good health? Know your number
February 11, 2014

2013 Media Mentions

Soldier home from Afghanistan to surprise mother for Christmas
December 26, 2013
Star Ledger (PHOTOS)

Ruggiero delivers a surprise Christmas present to his mother, a nurse at Ocean Medical Center in Brick
December 26, 2013
Star Ledger

Leslie Ruggiero (nurse) and her son, Travis Ruggiero (Army Specialist) share their heartwarming surprise homecoming
December 26, 2013

Santa-disguised soldier surprises mom
December 26, 2013

Santa soldier surprises mom on Christmas Eve in New Jersey
December 24, 2013
ABC News

Therapy dogs help patients recover at Ocean Medical Center in Brick
December 20, 2013
Asbury Park Press

A Quest for Rest: NJ-focused sleep care program takes bold leaps in diagnosing and treating many long misunderstood ailments
December 3, 2013
Industry Magazine

Listen to the broadcast of radio host Lou Russo of 94.3 The Point as he celebrated his birthday with the cath lab nurses from Ocean Medical Center, who saved his life after suffering a heart attack
October 29, 2013

Area Hospitals to Hold Teddy Bear Clinic
October 16, 2013
Berkeley Patch

2013 Forfar Nursing Scholarship awarded to five at Ocean Medical Center
September 20, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Ocean Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in Two-County Region to Receive Accreditation in All Imaging Modalities
August 20, 2013
Brick Patch

Post-Sandy mold an enduring calamity for homeowners
July 30, 2013
Press of Atlantic City

Ocean County Hospital Targets ER Overcrowding
July 11, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Hemodialysis at Home
May 16, 2013
NPs and PAs

Mud City Gets Sandy Recovery Help
May 10, 2013
Asbury Park Press

President of Ocean Medical Center Dean Lin on 92.7 WOBM radio, talking about the latest changes and improvements happening at Ocean Medical Center
April 23, 2013
92.7 WOBM

'Rock for Nurses - Rock for Shore' at Jenks
April 3, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Mission of Hope - Medical team brings critical care to struggling Haitians
March 12, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Six health myths that need to be dispelled
March 11, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Ocean Medical Center ER Expansion Progressing
February 8, 2013
Brick Patch

Ocean Medical Marks Completion of New Facility
February 7, 2013
92.7 WOBM-FM

Brick hospital begins next phase of ER expansion
February 7, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Beam Signing and Topping Off Ceremony Highlights Ocean Medical Center's Expansion Project
February 6, 2013
The Lakewood Scoop

Flu strikes early, hard
January 18, 2013
Star News Group

People with the flu jam local emergency rooms
January 17, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Medical professionals: Get your flu shot now
January 12, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Sleep doctor on sleep aid morning after: "Like driving drunk"
January 11, 2013
CBS This Morning

2012 Media Mentions

Above and beyond - Local health care providers go into overdrive to support Sandy's victims
November 12, 2012
Asbury Park Press

Ocean Medical Center - Hurricane Sandy Coverage - Emergency Medical Services
November 8, 2012
Magic 102.1

Local Doctor Issues Hot Weather Survival Tips
June 22, 2012
WOBM Radio

2011 Media Mentions

Local Group Gives Big to Brick's Chronically Ill
December 8, 2011

Toms River resident survives Vets Day health crisis to enjoy Thanksgiving
November 24, 2011
Asbury Park Press

Stroke patient recovers at Meridian Health's Shore Rehabilitation Institute, Brick, NJ
November 8, 2011
Asbury Park Press

Self-Exams, Reducing Risk Factors Important
September 24, 2011
Daily Record

Hospital installs charging stations
August 25, 2011
Asbury Park Press

Ocean County teams drill to ease a disaster
August 8, 2011
Asbury Park Press

Local fire companies take part in "Operation Surf's Up" at Brick Hospital
August 8, 2011
Toms River News

Emergency Drill Held at Ocean Medical Center
August 7, 2011

In the swim: Point Pleasant water therapy a benefit to patients
August 2, 2011
Asbury Park Press

Brick-Based Program Probes Genetics to Help Determine Cancer Risk
May 11, 2011

Like mother, like daughter: A nursing story in honor of Mother's Day
May 6, 2011
Scrubs Magazine


2010 Media Mentions

ER Doctors Offer Frostbite Prevention Tips
December 16, 2010
WOBM Radio

Point Beach man keeps watchful eye on throat cancer
October 29, 2010
Asbury Park Press

Ocean Medical Center holding third Girls' Night Out
October 11, 2010
Asbury Park Press

Barcodes, 3D MRI upgrade services at Ocean, Southern Ocean facilities
September 19, 2010
Asbury Park Press

Physician is reunited with his mentor, the hospital chaplain
September 15, 2010
Asbury Park Press

In search of the deep sleep
March 29, 2010
Asbury Park Press

Concierge programs ramp up hospital care
March 22, 2010
Asbury Park Press

Haiti's agony is a vivid memory for team from Shore hospitals
March 19, 2010
Asbury Park Press

Heart-attack survivor urges others to set healthy, active goals
March 1, 2010
Asbury Park Press

On the Frontlines in Haiti - Dr. Daniel Burzon
January 22, 2010
Good Morning America

Project SEARCH enabling people who want to work
January 19, 2010
Asbury Park Press

Haiti: Nurse Offers Care in Disaster; Airport Rum for Antiseptic
January 19, 2010
ABC News

Local nurse, student among earthquake survivors
January 19, 2010
Brick Township Bulletin

Brielle doctor on Haiti mission heading home
January 19, 2010
Asbury Park Press

Haiti Hospital waits for patients following quake
January 19, 2010
ABC News

N.J. Nurse stranded at Haitian airport jumped into action after quake
January 18, 2010
Asbury Park Press

SOCH now part of Meridian
January 6, 2010
Asbury Park Press