New Jersey – Forked River Gazette http://www.forkedrivergazette.com Forked River Gazette Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:29:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/cropped-Forked-River-Gazette-Logo-32x32.png New Jersey – Forked River Gazette http://www.forkedrivergazette.com 32 32 Special Needs Christmas Party http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/special-needs-christmas-party/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/special-needs-christmas-party/#respond Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:29:42 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34245 On Dec 9 2017,  Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 held their annual  Special Needs Christmas Party at the Lodge. Santa and his helpers joined the fun and festivities to spread good cheer to everyone.   Music, food and presents galore brought happy faces to our guests and volunteers and good times were had by all.

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On Dec 9 2017,  Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340
held their annual  Special Needs Christmas Party at the Lodge.
Santa and his helpers joined the fun and festivities to spread good cheer to everyone.   Music, food and presents galore brought happy faces to our guests and volunteers and good times were had by all.

Santa and special needs ambassador Carlie Evans
Santa and his elves
Carlie and Special needs chair Kathy

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Elks, Veterans Helping other Veterans http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/elks-veterans-helping-veterans/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/elks-veterans-helping-veterans/#respond Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:53:32 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34232 On Saturday 12/16/17, Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 will be packing 50 back packs for homeless vets at 10 am. Assisting will be our Antlers (Jr. Elks),  ROTC, the Mayor and City Council,  Stafford Township PD and Elks veterans. Lunch will be served.

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On Saturday 12/16/17, Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 will be packing 50 back packs for homeless vets at 10 am.
Assisting will be our Antlers (Jr. Elks),  ROTC, the Mayor and City Council,  Stafford Township PD and Elks veterans.
Lunch will be served.

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Girl Scouts honors 43 Monmouth and Ocean teens with Silver Awards for community leadership projects http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/girl-scouts-honors-43-monmouth-ocean-teens-silver-awards-community-leadership-projects/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/girl-scouts-honors-43-monmouth-ocean-teens-silver-awards-community-leadership-projects/#respond Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:44:32 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34224 The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore honored 43 Girl Scouts from Monmouth and Ocean counties with the Girl Scout Silver Award on Wednesday, November 30, 2017, at the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore’s Program Activity Center in Farmingdale. The Girl Scouts Silver Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette in sixth … Continue reading Girl Scouts honors 43 Monmouth and Ocean teens with Silver Awards for community leadership projects

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The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore honored 43 Girl Scouts from Monmouth and Ocean counties with the Girl Scout Silver Award on Wednesday, November 30, 2017, at the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore’s Program Activity Center in Farmingdale.

The Girl Scouts Silver Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette in sixth through eighth grade can earn. Girls must complete a service project that exceeds 40 hours and has a lasting impact on her community. The Silver Award help girls build skills, explore careers, gain leadership skills, and make a commitment to self-improvement.

“I am so impressed with all the projects the Silver Award Girl Scouts have completed and earned,” said Eileen M. Higgins, CEO, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore. “Our Girl Scouts made a difference for the Jersey Shore through projects as diverse as  A Guide For Learning Origami and Girl Power Activated: Career Component to Paws For A Cause.”

Programming offered by Girl Scouts teaches important life skills and values that our members use throughout their lives to guide their actions and take the lead like a Girl Scout. When she’s a Girl Scout, she’s also a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader). When girls are participating in a troop activity, attending one of our summer day camps, or set out to earn the Girls Scout Silver Award, they are being challenged to try new things and learn about themselves.

For more information about the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore or the Girl Scout Silver Award program, contact Erick Rommel, chief communications officer, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, at erommel@jerseyshoregirlscouts.org or by calling (800) 785-2090.

 

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Mistress of Ceremonies, Erin Foreman; Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore CEO, Eileen M. Higgins; Board President, Fran Keane

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Three RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Recognized as 2017 Top Hospitals http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/three-rwjbarnabas-health-facilities-recognized-2017-top-hospitals/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/three-rwjbarnabas-health-facilities-recognized-2017-top-hospitals/#respond Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:39:05 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34212 Jersey City Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, three RWJBarnabas Health facilities, were recognized as Top Teaching Hospitals in 2017 by The Leapfrog Group. Widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors an American hospital can receive, the recognition underscores all three facilities’ commitment to patient safety and quality. “The … Continue reading Three RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Recognized as 2017 Top Hospitals

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Jersey City Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, three RWJBarnabas Health facilities, were recognized as Top Teaching Hospitals in 2017 by The Leapfrog Group. Widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors an American hospital can receive, the recognition underscores all three facilities’ commitment to patient safety and quality.

“The Top Hospital recognition is a testament to the tremendous team efforts of our entire staff, who work together to deliver our patients premier care,” said Joseph Scott, FACHE, Executive Vice President for RWJBarnabas Health and President and CEO for Jersey City Medical Center. “We are committed to achieving the highest levels of quality in both care and education at Jersey City Medical Center.”
Among thousands of hospitals in the country, Jersey City Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center are three of 36 Top Teaching Hospitals recognized nationally and of only nine hospitals recognized in New Jersey.

“We are pleased to be honored with the distinction of Top Hospital for the fourth consecutive year here at Saint Barnabas Medical Center,” said Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, President and CEO of Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “By achieving Top Hospital status, Saint Barnabas Medical Center has proven yet again that it prioritizes the safety of its patients and their families and is committed to delivering exemplary care.”

Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

“This tremendous achievement is a testament to the dedication of our highly skilled physicians, nurses and care teams and their commitment to providing the highest quality patient-centered care in the safest environment,” said Bill Arnold, President and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center. “Monmouth Medical Center’s reputation as a university-level medical center attracts the best physicians to our Medical staff. And our resident physicians and medical students are an integral part of this collaborative approach to safety and quality.”

“We are proud to recognize three RWJBarnabas Health facilities – Jersey City Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center as a 2017 Leapfrog Top Hospital. This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and the local community. The entire staff and board deserve praise for putting quality first and achieving results,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog.

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The selection of Top Hospitals 2017 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2017 Top Hospitals, visitwww.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.

 

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Social Media Money: Savvy Couple Ushers in a New Age For Local Businesses http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/social-media-money-savvy-couple-ushers-new-age-local-businesses/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/social-media-money-savvy-couple-ushers-new-age-local-businesses/#respond Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:30:45 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34188 Written by Jennifer Grazioso Can you really use social media to make big bucks for your business?  The answer is an unequivocal YES. Jersey Shore locals Brandon Louhier and Emily Kearney have been making big names for themselves and BIG bucks for their clients using the power of social media.  Together, this young power couple … Continue reading Social Media Money: Savvy Couple Ushers in a New Age For Local Businesses

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Written by Jennifer Grazioso

Can you really use social media to make big bucks for your business?  The answer is an unequivocal YES. Jersey Shore locals Brandon Louhier and Emily Kearney have been making big names for themselves and BIG bucks for their clients using the power of social media.  Together, this young power couple runs Louhier Strategic Media, a digital agency that specializes in social media marketing and 4K video production for businesses and organizations.

“A lot of business owners find social media to be either intimidating or annoying – or both.  The reality is that social media advertising is a tremendously positive and powerful tool for local businesses to exponentially grow their customer base”, says Louhier, CEO.  “Figuring it all out can seem like a different language sometimes, so we try to make it understandable while we present a cohesive image for their business across all social media and online markets.”

“We’re giving power back to businesses who are finding it increasingly difficult to exist in a world where Amazon has drones that deliver packages right to your door and where hashtags are, somehow, the new form of communication. Yet, the ability to connect and engage with people locally has never been more powerful.  “We’ve been fortunate to share this power with our customers with outstanding, measurable results.” says Kearney, Chief Creative Executive.

Businesses throughout New Jersey have turned to Louhier Strategic Media for their creative approach to marketing as well as their down-to-earth methodology. According to one of their clients: “it’s refreshing to have them come in, get to know me and really collaborate on what’s going on.  They don’t take over and you’re working with good people.”

According to Louhier, “The reason we have been so successful is because we solve the problem of trying to keep up with how fast the digital world changes.  We live in that world and we spend all of our time keeping up with it so our clients don’t have to.”

LSM actively works with such iconic businesses as Blase Denatale Jewelers, the Police Athletic League (PAL) and EliteFit, to name just a few.  They’ve also donated a video production to the Popcorn Park Zoo’s Facebook page to help furry friends find forever homes.

“Businesses must experience continued growth to ensure longevity in a competitive market.  The need for, and the power of, social media marketing is undeniable.  You must be visible to be profitable.  LSM can put your business in the forefront of online advertising, right where your customers are.”

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People of the Pines: A Unique Examination of Various Ocean County Residents http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/people-pines-unique-examination-various-ocean-county-residents-5/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/people-pines-unique-examination-various-ocean-county-residents-5/#respond Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:28:00 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34032 In a small town, when someone is able to achieve success or celebrity, it’s a BIG deal. Rhett Titus was born in Toms River, raised in Forked River and graduated from Lacey Township High School. Today, Rhett is a professional wrestler who travels all over the globe for his matches. Recently, I had the opportunity … Continue reading People of the Pines: A Unique Examination of Various Ocean County Residents

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In a small town, when someone is able to achieve success or celebrity, it’s a BIG deal. Rhett Titus was born in Toms River, raised in Forked River and graduated from Lacey Township High School. Today, Rhett is a professional wrestler who travels all over the globe for his matches. Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Rhett about his journey from small town teen to wrestling on national television.


Rhett’s life has always revolved around wrestling and he recalls some of his earliest memories being centered around the ring. “I can’t remember a time where I wasn’t obsessed with wrestling. In kindergarten I remember having to draw a picture of what your job would be when you grew up and I drew myself as a wrestler.”

When he was just 17 and a senior in High School, Rhett’s son was born and he realized that if he did not try to pursue wrestling then, he never would. “I tried out with the Ring of Honor Training Academy ( now known as the ROH Dojo) in Bristol Pa with CM Punk & Samoa Joe and was put through a vigorous workout to try to break you and quit but I survived and was accepted into the school.” After graduating High School in 2005,  he started his official training under Austin Aries and never looked back.

Over the years Rhett has been able to realize some of his greatest goals and achievements. “Originally my goal was to have at least one match for Ring of Honor and I accomplished that in Dayton, OH in my very first live match. Then a few years later Ring Of Honor offering me my first contract felt very rewarding. Wrestling on WWE Smackdown was also a really cool accomplishment,” he reminisced.

Rhett recalls the difficulty of training at the ROH Academy. He says it was, “Very hard and disciplined but it made me a better person. I was the youngest wrestler to ever come out of there, so I’d get hazed a lot by some of the older wrestlers but I eventually earned their respect. I learned a lot from former WWE star Austin Aries and then current WWE star Daniel Bryan.

All of these successes have not been without challenges and sacrifice. The wrestler had to learn to balance traveling every weekend with raising his son. Though he mentions that, “My family has always been very supportive, even driving to see my first match in Dayton, Ohio and still going whenever they can.”

Another big challenge he has faced has been recovering from injuries. In 2011 he tore his meniscus and continued to wrestle until his surgery was underway. This made for a very difficult rehabilitation, as he had built up so much scar tissue from wrestling with his injury.

Surprisingly, wrestling on injuries haven’t been his worst experience in the ring. Rhett expanded, “I did a county fair show when I was younger and it started torrential down-pouring at the beginning of the match, but as they say the show must go on. It was like a slip and slide in the ring, very dangerous but I was able to go on with the match and make it out alive!”

Recently, Rhett got married and commented, “My wife is very understanding and supportive. She found it a little weird when we first started dating how I would be leaving every weekend and missing holidays and family events but she has grown to understand it. She’ll always pack my food and my bags prior to a trip and is always there to greet me when I get back home.”

What’s next for Rhett? “I feel like I am in in the prime of my career right now and the sky’s the limit. You never know where this crazy business will lead you next but all you can do is buckle up and enjoy the ride!” Keep an eye out for upcoming shows by following him on social media!

Twitter/Instagram: @RhettTitusAnx

Facebook.com/RhettTitus

YouTube.com/RhettTitus

Prowrestlingtees.com/rhetttitusanx

Chelsea Eriksen is a freelance writer and marketing professional who has over 8 years experience writing for major magazines, websites and blogs. She graduated from Wells College in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a minor in Advertising. Following her graduation, she interned for Relix Magazine and Big Hassle Media in NYC and soon after joined Effective Immediately PR’s publicity team in NYC and became Vice President until 2015. During her time there, she helped to grow their team from 5 publicists to over 25 in just 3 short years and expanded their offices to the West Coast. She has worked with a range of clientele, from independent artists and budding businesses all the way up to major brands including Clarks, Converse and Sonos. Currently she works as a PR/Marketing Coordinator for Direct Development PR in Hazlet, NJ and resides in Forked River, NJ. For any marketing, social media, public relations or content writing needs, you can reach Chelsea at chelseaeriksen@gmail.com.

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Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why: 6th Annual Holiday Show to benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/quincy-mumford-reason-6th-annual-holiday-show-benefit-marys-place-sea/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/quincy-mumford-reason-6th-annual-holiday-show-benefit-marys-place-sea/#respond Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:20:51 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34202 Presented by the Asbury Park Press, Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why will be playing their 6th Annual Holiday Show to benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea on Friday, December 15th at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why will be playing two sets of original music, along with favorite holiday covers … Continue reading Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why: 6th Annual Holiday Show to benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea

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Presented by the Asbury Park Press, Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why will be playing their 6th Annual Holiday Show to benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea on Friday, December 15th at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why will be playing two sets of original music, along with favorite holiday covers to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Special guests will be joining the band throughout the night.

The evening is filled with great music, food provided by Surf Taco, and vendor tables set up throughout the event from an array of local companies. Doors will open at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

There will be also be a gift auction and huge grand prizes including:

  • A Danncy Clinch original 16×20 photograph of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (Value $1200)
  • A 5’6 Rusty Happy Shovel Surfboard (Value: $700)
  • Trek Verve 2 Bicycle (Value $500)
  • Home Electronics by Amazon (Value $220)
  • Several gift baskets from local businesses
  • And much more!

Proceeds from the event will benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea respite home for women with cancer located in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Guests of Mary’s Place can stay for a day, or up to two nights, and enjoy holistic services at no cost, because of fundraisers like this event.

Asbury Park based singer/songwriter, Quincy Mumford shared his reason for continually supporting Mary’s Place, “One of the most rewarding aspects of my art form is the ability to reach people emotionally.

I’ve heard from several people that music gives them a therapeutic effect and when we bring people together to support a communal goal it brings me such gratitude. To have my wife, parents and fans support Mary’s Place has been an unexpected positive experience in my career and life.”

President and Co-Founder of Mary’s Place by the Sea, Michele Gannon stated “We are grateful to Quincy Mumford, the Asbury Park Press, and all of the sponsors of this annual event for their support of our mission. We encourage our local community to come out for a night of great music for a wonderful cause!”

Mary’s Place by the Sea is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting women who have cancer. Guests are provided with unconditional care during their time of extreme need at NO COST to them. It is the mission of Mary’s Place by the Sea to give women with cancer a place to rest and recuperate during and after cancer
treatments. Some of the services offered to guests are oncology massage, nutrition education, guided meditation, yoga, expressive writing, counseling, and more.

Mary’s Place by the Sea was founded in 2009 and now operates out of a ten-bedroom, state-of-the-art,  custom built home in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Over 8,000 women have been guests at Mary’s Place by the Sea.

 

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WHEN FORECASTERS SAY SNOW OCEAN COUNTY SAYS READY http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/forecasters-say-snow-ocean-county-says-ready/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/forecasters-say-snow-ocean-county-says-ready/#respond Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:18:16 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34200 WHEN forecasters start using the s-word – snow – or other terms like wintry mix, Ocean County officials say the County road crews, buildings and grounds and other departments are ready for whatever Mother Nature throws its way. “Certainly it’s early in the season but we know the weather can be fickle,” said Freeholder Deputy … Continue reading WHEN FORECASTERS SAY SNOW OCEAN COUNTY SAYS READY

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WHEN forecasters start using the s-word – snow – or other terms like wintry mix, Ocean County officials say the County road crews, buildings and grounds and other departments are ready for whatever Mother Nature throws its way.

“Certainly it’s early in the season but we know the weather can be fickle,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Road Department. “With drops in the temperature expected and some forecasters talking about a wintry mix this weekend, we want our citizens to know Ocean County is well prepared for winter weather – whenever it gets here and whatever form it comes in.”

For instance, the Ocean County Road Department and Bridge Departments can mobilize a fleet of more than 200 trucks and other vehicles and about 175 employees to salt and clear roads when the weather turns bad.

Crews spend their time readying salt spreaders and making sure enough plows are attached to trucks.

Snow clearing usually first entails brining the 1,600 plus lane miles of county roads by spreading a mixture of road salt and water.

“Brine is a cost-effective way of keeping snow from piling up on the roads,” said county Road Supervisor J. Thomas Curcio. “Coating the road surface with brine before the snow starts falling makes it easier to plow later.”

At about 8 or 9 cents a gallon, it’s also much cheaper than liquid calcium.

The county mixes brine at three 10,000-gallon tanks located at garages in Plumsted, Toms River and Stafford townships.

Six tanker trucks deliver the mixture. The largest truck, a 5,500-gallon tractor trailer, can cover Route 539 in brine from Plumsted to Tuckerton and back, Curcio said.

While brine is an excellent option for storms where forecasts call for the precipitation to begin as snow, it doesn’t work for storms that begin as rain and later change to snow.

“The rain washes it away very quickly,” Curcio said.

If enough snow falls to warrant plowing, the first of the county roads to be cleared are the 500 series, which includes such main roads as Hooper Avenue in Toms River Township, and Route 571, which travels through Toms River Township to Jackson Township. In Southern Ocean County, those roads include Route 539.

“We start with these main roads and work our way to the secondary roads,” Curcio said.

Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari said the Road Department is also responsible for clearing all the county parking lots including the vocational-technical centers, the resource centers, Transportation Department, and libraries.

The Road Department is assisted by other county departments including Solid Waste Management, Buildings and Grounds and Parks and Recreation.

“It’s a cooperative effort on the part of the County to make certain our residents are safe,” Vicari said. “The cooperation makes for a much smoother and efficient operation.”

Vicari added that Buildings and Grounds is responsible for clearing snow and ice from the County’s 135 government buildings.

“Our citizens expect to be able to access County government no matter what the weather,” Vicari said. “We do our best to clear snow and ice quickly in order to allow the public access to our buildings.”

Ocean County Freeholder John P. Kelly, Director of Law and Public Safety, said now also is a good time for the county’s residents to prepare for the upcoming winter season.

“While we have had mild days, it’s never too soon to prepare for the approaching winter,” Kelly said. “From winterizing our cars to our homes, having safety kits, a fresh supply of batteries for flashlights and radios along with other essentials, being prepared makes a lot of sense and saves a lot of time and headaches when a storm does hit.”

 

 

 

 

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Seven RWJBarnabas Health Nurses Honored at New Jersey League for Nursing Gala http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/seven-rwjbarnabas-health-nurses-honored-new-jersey-league-nursing-gala/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/seven-rwjbarnabas-health-nurses-honored-new-jersey-league-nursing-gala/#respond Fri, 01 Dec 2017 17:25:16 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34191 Seven RWJBarnabas Health nurses were honored by the New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN) at the 2017 Nurse Recognition Awards Gala held on November 3, 2017. The NJLN, an affiliate of the National League for Nursing (NLN), has been serving New Jersey and celebrating excellence in nursing since 1915. The Annual Nurse Recognition Awards Gala … Continue reading Seven RWJBarnabas Health Nurses Honored at New Jersey League for Nursing Gala

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Seven RWJBarnabas Health nurses were honored by the New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN) at the 2017 Nurse Recognition Awards Gala held on November 3, 2017. The NJLN, an affiliate of the National League for Nursing (NLN), has been serving New Jersey and celebrating excellence in nursing since 1915. The Annual Nurse Recognition Awards Gala was established by NJLN in an effort to recognize nursing excellence and benefit nursing education.

The Jack Robertson Scholarship, which recognizes a commitment to advancing a nursing education, was presented to Mayra Navarro, RN, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Six RWJBarnabas Health nurses were honored with Nurse Recognition Awards for their outstanding contributions to nursing and in recognition of their efforts to go above and beyond to make a difference. The recipients of the Nurse Recognition Award include:

  • John Indarjit, MBA, MSN, RN, CLNC, CDPNewark Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Catherine Lubliner, MSN, RN, APN C, CCRN, CWOCN-AP, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Danilo Bolima, EdD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, PCCN, CNML, CNE, Clara Maass Medical Center
  • Jackie Baras, MSN, MBA, RN, RWJUH New Brunswick and Somerset
  • Vittoria Pontieri-Lewis, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN, RWJUH Somerset
  • Mary Beth Russell, PhD., MA, RN-BC, NEA-BC, RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Barnabas Medical Center

“We are honored that several RWJBarnabas Health nurses were recognized for their achievements in nursing and nursing education,” said Nancy Holecek, MAS, MHA, BSN, RN, Senior Vice President of RWJBarnabas Health and Chief Nursing Officer, Northern Region. “Our nurses are dedicated to providing quality education and healthcare services to the residents of New Jersey and serve a vital role in patient care, overall wellness and recovery. We celebrate their achievements as we continue our commitment to serving our communities across the state to be healthy together.”

“This recognition is a testament to both the leadership and dedication of our nurses,” said Lori Colineri, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President, RWJBarnabas Health and Chief Nursing Officer Southern Region. “We are so pleased to have several RWJBarnabas Health nurses recognized. They are all well-deserving of this honor and their commitment to delivering the highest quality of care continues to establish the RWJBarnabas Health system as a leader in nursing and nursing education.”

 

About the New Jersey League for Nursing

The New Jersey League for Nursing supports and implements the mission of the National League for Nursing to promote excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the nation’s health at the constituent level. NJLN believes in the professional advancement of nursing education and practice through programs and opportunities that address the needs of diverse students, faculty and nurses in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. We believe in the importance of promoting collaboration and forming partnerships with nurses and the consumers they serve. We also believe that NJLN must take measures to positively promote nursing through education, health care coalitions and public recognition of nursing excellence.

 

ABOUT RWJBARNABAS HEALTH

RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering nine counties with five million people. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, RWJUH  in New Brunswick, RWJUH  Somerset in Somerville, RWJUH  Hamilton, RWJUH Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital with a network of outpatient centers (Children’s Specialized Hospital) with its multiple outpatient centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and two accountable care organizations.

RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest private employer – with more than 33,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns – and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health recently announced a partnership with Rutgers University to create New Jersey’s largest academic health care system.   The collaboration will align RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

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Representatives from Quaker Steak & Lube and Chevys Fresh Mex restaurants owned and operated by local franchisee, Doherty Enterprises, present a check for $2,000 to the Tinton Falls-based Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care, an organization dedicated to helping inspire courage, strength and confidence needed to those affected by cancer. To raise funds, Quaker Steak & Lube restaurants in Brick, Edison and Pohatcong and Chevys Fresh Mex restaurants in Clifton and Linden donated a portion of proceeds from sales of “Pink Drinks” sold during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The donation will help support Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care’s goal of easing the overwhelming financial and emotional strains associated with cancer treatments of those suffering from cancer.

 

(From L to R): Bryan Younghans, marketing manager, Quaker Steak & Lube and Chevys Fresh Mex,  Dr. Stephanie Reynolds, trustee, Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care, and Victor Russomanno, area director, Quaker Steak & Lube and Chevys Fresh Mex.

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