Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jan 5, 2012
Contact : Joyce McFadden, Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations  

Southern Ocean Celebrates First Nurse Urology Certification


Manahawkin, NJ - Mary Beth Hultz, LPN, CUA holds the honor of being the first nurse at Southern Ocean to achieve her certification in urology. She was certified by the The Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates late in 2011.
“I admire the fact that Mary Beth took the time and devoted all the hours of work to become familiar with the nursing aspects of the urology patient,” says Southern Ocean urologist Charles P. Fernicola, M.D. “I am really proud of her. Obtaining urology certification is a personal challenge to become educated in the full scope of urology practice. She is the only nurse in our hospital who has this certification and I know it will enhance the care of our urology patients."

About Southern Ocean Medical Center
Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin is a member of the Meridian Health family, which includes Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and most recently, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel.

Southern Ocean Medical Center is home to a wide range of clinical services and programs specializing in cardiovascular and stroke care, maternity and women’s health, orthopedics and joint health, bariatric surgery, and wellness and prevention programs.

Part of Meridian Cancer Care, Southern Ocean Medical Center provides comprehensive cancer services, including radiation oncology, surgery, and clinical trials, and is connected to specialized programs and services throughout Meridian Health.

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