In The News

Asbury Park Press, Beach Haven Times (8/3)
The Rev 'O' gets a happy retirement send-off


Reverend Occhipinti was honored at Southern Ocean Medical Center for his 39 years of service as chaplain during a retirement ceremony. Hackensack Meridian Health President of Hospital Division and Chief Operating Officer Steven G. Littleson presented a plaque dedicated to Reverend "O" and Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO John Lloyd and Southern Ocean Medical Center President Robert H. Adams, Jr. acknowledged his work and dedication to the hospital, patients and team members over his many years of service.

Echoes of LBI
2017 Midsummer Dream Issue

Located in the heart of Ocean County, Southern Ocean Medical Center has been caring for the community for more than 40 years. A focus on the advanced care and technology provided at Southern Ocean Medical Center was featured throughout a two-page editorial (page 52 and 53) in Long Beach Island's art and leisure magazine.

Sandpaper (8/2)
Hospital Foundation Raises $200,000 at 'Signature Social' at Bonnet Island

On July 28, Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation hosted the Third Annual Signature Social, raising nearly $200,000 in support of programs and services at Southern Ocean Medical Center. The cocktail reception took place at Bonnet Island Estate on Long Beach Island where more than 200 guests joined in celebration of the hospital.

Southern Ocean Times (7/22)
Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation Hosts 3rd Annual "Signature Social"

Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center's Signature Social reception will take place on Friday, July 28 at Bonnet Island Estate on Long Beach Island. Proceeds will support programs and services at Southern Ocean Medical Center.

SandPaper (7/17)
Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation Hosts Annual 'Signature Social'

On July 18, the Southern Ocean Medical Center Auxiliary hosted its 43rd Annual Gene LeBlanc Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show.

SandPaper (7/17)
Committed Care

In a "Letter to the Editor," Southern Ocean Medical Center President Robert Adams informed  the Sand Paper readership about some of the exciting improvements to facilitates and programs at the medical center as well as various locations throughout the area communities. 

COMMERCE (July)
Top Hospital in South Jersey Deliver Vital Healthcare Services

COMMERCE reached out to South Jersey's leading health care providers for an update on their patient care and medical practices, and for an inside perspective on the varying health needs of rural vs. urban New Jersey. Bob Adams, president of Southern Ocean Medical Center, provided key insights.

Sandpaper (7/12)
Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation Hosts Annual 'Signature Social'
 

The third annual Signature Social fundraising event will take place on Friday, July 28, at Bonnet Island Estate from 7 - 11 p.m. Proceeds will support programs and services at Southern Ocean Medical Center. The reception is co-chaired by Joseph Lattanzi, M.D.; Kimberly Hogan, M.D.; Thomas Yu, M.D.; and Jane Yu.

Times Beacon (06/15)
New facilities, treatments, breakthrough technologies now available at Southern Ocean Medical Center
The Southern Ocean Medical Center informs the local communities of its new facilities, treatments and breakthrough technologies. (The article was also featured in Beach Haven Times.)

SandPaper (6/21)
Letter to the Editor

Southern Ocean Medical Center was featured in a Letter to the Editor by Dr. John Kulin, CEO of Urgent Care Now, regarding the competition coming into the community.

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.

NJBIZ reveals Healthcare Heroes finalists for 2017
NJBIZ (5/6)

Southern Ocean Medical Center was selected as a finalist in the Education Hero/Individual category. The winner in each category will be announced during an awards breakfast and ceremony June 20 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset.

Ocean County pediatrician settles with state in vaccine-related case
Pharmacy Times (5/4)  

Southern Ocean Medical Center partnered with the state Department of Health to offer testing and immunizations free of charge to all families who had a concern regarding potentially compromised vaccines.

Ship Bottom Wants Businesses to Start Thinking Pink
April 17, 2017
Sandpaper

Hackensack Meridian Health Named Among NJ "Companies that Care" for Honoring Sacrifice and Service
March, 2017
Commerce Magazine

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
NorthJersey.com

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

Forked River Veteran's Dying Wish Granted in Photo Exhibit at Southern Ocean Medical Center
November 22, 2016
The Sandpaper

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


Hours before dying, a Lacey photographer's final wish brings beauty

November 14, 2016
Asbury Park Press

Best Hospital IT 2016: Hackensack Meridian engages patients before they arrive and stays with them through the journey
November 2, 2016
Healthcare IT News

Wake Up With Jeremy Grunin: Happenings at Southern Ocean Medical Center
October 26, 2016
WOBM-AM

Newly-Merged Company Opens Cancer Center At SOMC
October 18, 2016
Micromedia Publications

Matthew Jung, M.D., a new ENT specialist at Southern Ocean Medical Center, educates community members about conditions such as vertigo and dizziness
October 12, 2016
WOBM-AM

New Cancer Care Center at Southern Ocean Medical Center Focuses on "Patient-Centric Care"
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September 21, 2016
The Sandpaper
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Neurologist and Epilepsy Specialist Joins Southern Ocean Medical Center
September 6, 2016
The Sandpaper

SOMC Emergency Department Room Dedicated in Memory of Long Beach Township Employee Michael Stiles
August 30, 2016
The Sandpaper

"Wake Up with Jeremy" featuring Neurologist Vladimir Klinov, M.D. on epilepsy, migraines, MS and other common neurological conditions
August 4, 2016
WOBM

"Wake Up With Jeremy" featuring Josephine Douglas, Rehabilitation Manager at Southern Ocean Medical Center
June 23, 2016
WOBM

100.1 WJRZ and Matt Knight celebrate Nurses Week with live broadcast from Southern Ocean Medical Center
May 12, 2016
WJRZ - FM

Family Practice physician Lisa Kassenoff, D.O. discusses the role of primary care physicians, safe ways to approach weight loss, importance of vitamins, dealing with seasonal allergies, and understanding vaccines.
WOBM, "Wake Up with Jeremy Grunin"
April 29, 2016

Soccer Star Christie Rampone Brings Positive Message to Manahawkin  
April 28, 2016
The Sandpaper

Wake Up with Jeremy Interview with Stanley Michael
March 3, 2016
WOBM

Wake Up with Jeremy Interview with Joe Coyle, President of Southern Ocean Medical Center
February 17, 2016
WOBM

SOMC Launches $18 Million Cancer Center Expansion in Manahawkin
September 3, 2015
The Sandpaper

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

Advice for Cold and Flu Sufferers
January 12, 2015
WOBM.com

Chrysanthemum Ball Nets $72,000 for Hospital Foundation
October 24, 2014
The Sandpaper

Fashion Show Features Weight Loss Surgery Success Stories
October 16, 2014
The Sandpaper

'Women of Achievement' and 'Community Partner' Selected By Girl Scouts
September 4, 2014
The Sandpaper

Grappling with Youth Sports Injuries
August 5, 2014
Press of Atlantic City

Senior Day at FirstEnergy Park
July 23, 2014
Asbury Park Press

Center for Bariatrics at Southern Ocean Medical Center Once Again Named "Center of Excellence" from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
July 21, 2014
Lacey Patch

Southern Ocean Medical Center Accredited for CT Imaging, Nuclear Medicine
July 18, 2014
Sandpaper

Southern Ocean Medical Center to offer programs
July 8, 2014
Asbury Park Press

Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation to Host 43rd Annual Chrysanthemum Ball
June 23, 2014
Lacey Patch

Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation to host 43rd annual Chrysanthemum Ball
June 19, 2014
Asbury Park Press

Hospital Plans on Expanding Oncology Services
June 19, 2014
The Sandpaper

Surf City First LBI Municipality to 'Paint the Town Pink'
March 28, 2014
The Sandpaper

Barnegat Could Be Bathed Pink in May
March 21, 2014
The Sandpaper

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

Affordable Care Act Showing Initial Effect on Budgeting for Southern Ocean Medical Center
March 5, 2014
The Sandpaper

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Tour of Ocean Medical Center's New Emergency Department
February 19, 2014
The Lakewood Scoop

Tilton expands fitness center partnership with Meridian
February 17, 2014
The Press of Atlantic City

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

42nd Annual Chrysanthemum Ball Raises $80,000 for Southern Ocean Medical Center
November 20, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Southern Ocean Medical Center President Joe Coyle discusses hospital's new Emergency Department opening
November 11, 2013
WOBM-FM radio

Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation's 42nd Annual Chrysanthemum Ball
October 27, 2013
The Sandpaper.net

Women's Health Night Is Oct. 23 at Southern Ocean Medical Center
October 17, 2013
The Sandpaper

Chrysanthemum Ball Slated for Nov. 2 at Resorts Casino
October 16, 2013
The SandPaper

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

Local Residents Ramp Up Plans for Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation's 42nd Annual Chrysanthemum Ball

Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch
October 7, 2013

Medical local hospitals go online to connect with their patients
October 7, 2013
Press of Atlantic City

Truex Fan Event Rolls Into Manahawkin
October 4, 2013
SandPaper


Medical center dedicates pediatric unit in Martin Truex Jr.'s name
October 1, 2013
APP.com


Big Happenings with Meridian Health at Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin

October 1, 2013
WOBM.com

NASCAR Driver Taps Into True(X) Legacy
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September 26, 2013
Asbury Park Press

NASCAR Star Gives Back to Southern Ocean Medical Center
September 26, 2013
APP.com

Southern Ocean Medical Center Debuts New Emergency Department
September 16, 2013
Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch

Southern Ocean Medical Center's Emergency Department Expansion Completed
September 5, 2013
The Sandpaper.net

Hospital upgrades now complete at SOMC
September 4, 2013
WOBM.com

Hospitals Just Keep Growing
August 17, 2013
Press of Atlantic City

South Jersey Hospitals Continuing to Expand to Meet Demands
August 16, 2013
Press of Atlantic City

Barnegat Woman Writes Kids Book Telling of Cancer Fight
August 6, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Beware of the "Jersey Shore" syndrome
July 31, 2013
NJ 101.5

Stafford Hospital Expects to Finish ER Expansion in August

July 29, 2013
Press of Atlantic City

Scaling Down: Gastric band surgery helps couple lose weight, improve their health
June 18, 2013
Asbury Park Press

Exciting Projects at Southern Ocean Medical Center
April 3, 2013
WOBM.com

Help Paint Manahawkin Pink for Month-long Mammogram Awareness Event
March 29, 2013
The SandPaper.net

Southern Ocean Medical Center Auxiliaries Increase Pledge to $3 Million
February 28, 2013
The SandPaper.net

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

Health Departments Still Able to Offer Flu Shots
January 16, 2013
The SandPaper.net

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

Hospital Unveils Phase I of ED Expansion - New Emergency Department Opens
January 9, 2013
The SandPaper

Southern Ocean Medical Center opens first phase of new Emergency Department.
January 8, 2013
Press of Atlantic City

 2012 Media Mentions

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

2011 Media Mentions

Physician Appointed to Long Beach Township governing board
December 2, 2011
Asbury Park Press

Expansion Begins at Southern Ocean Medical Center's Emergency Department
December 2, 2011
BarnegatPatch.com

Nationally, a greater percentage of population has hit 65; locally, hospitals have been prepared for years.
November 30, 2011
Press of Atlantic City

Flu shot to go? Hospital's drive-through clinic a hit
October 13, 2011
Asbury Park Press

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

Southern Ocean Medical Center in Stafford Township plans expansion
July 18, 2011
Press of Atlantic City