Press Release

For Immediate Release
Sep 18, 2012
Contact : Joyce McFadden, VP Marketing and Public Relations  

Two nurses at The Center for Bariatrics at Southern Ocean first to earn Bariatric Nurse Certification.


Manahawkin, NJ - Kathy Flood, R.N., BN and Colleen Lewis, R.N., CBN are the first nurses at the Center for Bariatrics at Southern Ocean Medical Center to successfully complete the Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN) exam. This certification comes from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery that strives to enhance and promote the specialty of bariatric nursing care.

“We are very proud of these nurses says,” says Karl Strom, M.D. medical director of the Center for Bariatrics at Southern Ocean. “This certification requires a great deal of commitment and the expertise these nurse bring to our program and our team is consistent with our philosophy of providing the most specialized, comprehensive care for our bariatric patients.”