Press Release

For Immediate Release
Apr 28, 2017
Contact : Nancy Radwin  
848-888-4530
Nancy.Radwin@HackensackMeridian.org

Hackensack Meridian Health Expands Southern Pediatric Network

 

Edison, NJ - Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce it expanded its K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital's pediatric network as of April 1st. Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center opened its pediatric practice in Manahawkin. Board certified pediatrician Paul Sunkavalli, M.D. is a new addition to the network's empowering patient-centered approach to delivering care to children ages 0-18 within Monmouth and Ocean counties.

The practice will be one of 11 Meridian Medical Group general pediatric facilities within the network's comprehensive lineup:

Asbury Park: 516 Bangs Avenue
Amy Peardon, D.O. and Edwin Wymer, D.O. have been caring for families in the community for several years. The care team is dedicated to providing a warm and welcoming environment for children and being a resource for families.
732-774-0262

Brielle: 2640 Highway 70, Suite 1B
Paul Farrell, M.D. and Golam Noaz, M.D. recently joined the Meridian Medical Group family. Known to their patients as Ocean Pediatrics, Drs. Farrell and Noaz have been caring for children in these communities since 1975, and rotate between their Manahawkin and Eatontown offices.
732-528-8448

Eatontown: 1C Industrial Way West
Both Drs. Farrell and Noaz are committed to providing quality medical care to patients within the community while keeping up with changes in the industry.
732-542-6451

Jackson: 27 South Cooks Bridge Road, Suite 2-21
Anil Pawa, M.D., Tehsin Qudsi, M.D. and Edwin Wymer, D.O.'s collective mission is to ensure a child's well-being from birth to adulthood, in addition to taking care of any illnesses along the way.
732-987-5733

Manalapan: 195 State Route 9 South, Suite 112
Lakshmi Nandiwada, M.D. and Anil Pawa, M.D. have been caring for children and adolescents for more than 30 years. They are committed to building a lasting relationship of trust and respect with families and sharing the joys and challenges of parenting.
732-431-0505

Manahawkin: 1100 Route 72 West, Suite 306B
Dr. Sunkavalli's philosophy is that taking care of a child is a team effort which combines the expertise of the practice, a child's family, and the network. Each component plays a role in the success and well-being of a patient.
609-978-3910

Lakewood: 101 Prospect Street, Suite 112
Suman Jain, M.D., Mukti Rana, M.D., and Steve Stavrellis, M.D. provide high-quality care to infants, toddlers, adolescents, and teens. The providers, who rotate Lakewood and Lanoka Harbor, offer extensive office and on-call hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays to make sure a child is cared for whenever he or she may get sick.
732-363-1424

Lanoka Harbor: Route 9 & Murray Grove Lane
Suman Jain, M.D., Suzanne Plaine, D.O., and Steve Stavrellis, M.D. feel privileged to help ensure a child will grow into a healthy adult. The entire team stays current with the latest in medical practices and technology and offers quality, personal care.
609-693-8131

Neptune: 10 Neptune Boulevard, Suite 201
Bernard Adler, M.D. and Deidre Sieck, D.O. combine teamwork, proficiency, and kindness to improve care and improve patients' experience. The team offers top-notch medical diagnosis and treatment.
732-455-8559

Sea Girt: 2130 Route 35 North Brook 35 Park, Suite B216
Mary Fury, D.O. and Nicole Pantano, D.O. provide optimal care within a child-friendly, caring environment. With weekend hours, the team is committed to making a child's health an utmost priority.
732-263-7940

West Long Branch: 233 Monmouth Road
Robert Murphy, M.D. and Brian Truxal, M.D. have been providing the clinical care that a family expects for several years within the community. The providers add a personal touch and truly learn about each child, creating an individualized care plan.
732-229-4540


The pediatric practices work in collaboration with the region's largest group of pediatric subspecialists at K. Hovnanian, including specialists in endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology, pulmonology, sports medicine, and surgery. Together, the network guides patients and their families through every step of care in order to provide seamless coordination through every stage of a child's growth.

For more information on the Meridian Pediatric Network or to receive a list of pediatric specialists, please call 1-800-DOCTORS.

About Meridian Medical Group
Meridian Medical Group is a non-for-profit organization in New Jersey which includes more than 375 physicians and advanced providers at 115 locations caring for residents throughout Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties. Our physicians and advanced providers are comprised of primary care physicians, specialists in many areas of expertise, and faculty physicians who divide their time between teaching, research and patient care. The practice and providers of Meridian Medical Group have received more than 90 recognitions from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for Patient-Centered Medical Home, Patient-Centered Specialty Home, and Disease Recognition.

Meridian Medical Group is part of the Hackensack Meridian Health organization which 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.

For additional information on Meridian Medical Group, please visit MeridianMedicalGroupNJ.com. To learn more about Hackensack Meridian Health, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org.

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 – Hackensack University Medical Center 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, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood.

For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org.