Press Release

For Immediate Release
Oct 18, 2016
Contact : Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager  

Southern Ocean Medical Center to Host 25th Annual Women’s Health Night


Manahawkin, NJ - On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, women of southern Ocean County will once again be treated to an evening devoted to their personal health and well-being during Southern Ocean Medical Center’s 25th Annual Women’s Health Night. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first floor of the hospital in Manahawkin. This free event will feature community resources, health screenings, interactive displays, educational seminars, the opportunity to meet and chat with Southern Ocean Medical Center physicians, light refreshments, and giveaways.

The on-the-spot health screenings will include arthritis, balance, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, bone densitometry, foot, head and neck cancer, hearing, respiratory, sleep and stroke risk assessment. Lipid profile screenings will take place on Monday, October 24 in the Beach Plum Conference Room at Southern Ocean Medical Center from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Participants must fast for 10 hours prior to having blood drawn (you may drink water and should take medications as usual). Results will be available during Women’s Health Night on October 26.

The informative evening will also feature three lectures about women’s health from some of Southern Ocean’s expert physicians. At 5:45 p.m., Melissa Reynon, M.D., will discuss “IBS: The Syndrome No One Talks About.” Theodore Lygas, M.D., will speak about “Contemporary Breast Health” at 6:30 p.m. And, Jonathan Reich, M.D., will talk about the “Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Weight” at 7:30 p.m.

“Hundreds of women attend Women’s Health Night each year, taking advantage of the opportunity to receive free health screenings and valuable education to maintain their optimal wellness,” says Robert Adams, FACHE, interim president of Southern Ocean Medical Center. “We’re proud to be the health care provider of choice for southern Ocean County, and our team enjoys the opportunity to interact with so many women in a meaningful and fun manner.”

Doors open for registration at 5:30 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby. Southern Ocean Medical Center is located at 1140 Route 72 West in Manahawkin. For more information about Women’s Health Night, call 1-800-560-9990 or visit

About Hackensack Meridian Health
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care.  Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.”  Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers - HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals -  Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, HackensackUMC Palisades in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.

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