New to the Area?

Welcome to our Neighborhood!

Whether you have just moved to southern Ocean County or are visiting our beautiful coastal area, when it comes to your health, it's good to know you'll find one of New Jersey's finest hospitals right in Manahawkin.  Southern Ocean Medical Center provides advanced comprehensive services and innovative treatment including minimally invasive options that offer faster healing for many medical and surgical treatments.  Health education and support programs extend to the continuum of care to provide optimal health and healing.

The medical staff represents over 40 specialties and sub-specialties with many physicians receiving their training from some of the most prestigious medical colleges and residency programs in the country.  Over 74% of the medical staff is board certified.

The nurse and allied health providers are also consistently recognized as providing quality, personalized care to patients and their families.  Southern Ocean Medical Center demonstrates a strong commitment to quality and patient safety through active participation in national and state quality initiatives.


Southern Ocean Medical Center offers an extensive variety of specialty health care services:

  • Comprehensive cardiology services including a cardiac catheterization lab and interventional radiology
  • Cancer Center featuring a multidisciplinary team of specialists and sophisticated technology
  • Comprehensive bariatric program designated as a Center of Excellence by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Center for Joint Health and comprehensive orthopedic services
  • Women's Health Services including a specialized Women's Imaging Center and Maternity Services
  • State of the art imaging services providing PET/CT, MRI, CT, and much more
  • Transitional Care Unit

Fast, Convenient Emergency Care

The emergency department at Southern Ocean Medical Center offers full service emergency medical care to the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week and treats over 40,000 patients each year.  The emergency department is equipped to handle trauma, cardiac emergencies, stroke, crisis intervention, and orthopedic emergencies.  Southern Ocean has been designated a primary stroke center.  The emergency department is staffed with highly qualified physicians that specialize in emergency care and dedicated emergency nurses certified in advanced cardiac and pediatric life support, trauma, and emergency medicine.

Finding the right doctor is important.

Choosing a physician is one of the most important decisions you make for yourself and your family.  Whether for a routine checkup or highly specialized medical care, you can trust our free physician referral service to help you find the right doctor for your health care needs.  One call to the referral line anytime, day or night, and you will have access to Southern Ocean Medical Center's 140 plus physicians.

Call our Physician Referral Line 24/7 at 1-800-DOCTORS or 1-800-560-9990.