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Thursday, September 29 2016 @ 04:22 PM EDT

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey re-unites with CMS to help more primary care doctors improve patient care

(Newark, NJ – August 1, 2016) – For the second time in four years, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) has been chosen to participate in a multi-payer initiative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to help primary care doctors transform their practices to better meet the needs of their patients and improve care. CMS today announced the creation of Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), a program in which insurers in 14 selected markets – including New Jersey -- will collaborate with participating primary care doctors on new payment models that reward practices for achieving better care, smarter spending and healthier patient outcomes. The CPC+ markets were selected based on the locations of the payers that applied.

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U.S. News & World Report Names Hackensack Meridian Health Among Best in New Jersey and New York Metro Area Hackensack Unive

Hackensack University Medical Center ranked #1 in New Jersey

Hackensack, Neptune & Brick, NJ – August 2, 2016 – Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, and Ocean Medical Center, Brick, all members of Hackensack Meridian Health, have been recognized as three of the best hospitals for 2016-2017 in New Jersey and the New York metro area by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

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AirMed One Receives Full Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems

Hackensack Meridian Health’s helicopter, AirMed One, was awarded full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) on April 7, 2016.  CAMTS, an independent, non-profit agency audits and accredits fixed-wing and rotary wing air medical transport services in the U.S. to a set of industry-established criteria. CAMTS first enacted its Accreditation Standards in 1991. The Standards are the core element to the CAMTS program, which declares that the highest priorities for medical transport services companies are "patient care and safety of the transport environment."

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HackensackUMC Earns the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Hackensack, N.J., August 2, 2016

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce that it has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

“I want to commend the entire team at the Stroke Center at HackensackUMC for achieving this important recognition,” said Carol Barsky, M.D., MBA, FAAEM, senior vice president, Patient Safety and Quality at Hackensack Meridian Health. “Caring for stroke patients in a timely manner requires care and coordination from so many departments. This level of collaboration is consistently demonstrated at HackensackUMC in service of our patients.”

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Valley Recognized with Healthgrades 2016 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™

RIDGEWOOD, NEW JERSEY, August 2, 2016 – The Valley Hospital has been recognized with the Healthgrades 2016 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ for providing outstanding performance in gynecologic surgery.  This distinction places Valley’s Gynecologic Surgery program in the top 5 percent of hospitals evaluated for gynecologic surgery in 2016 by Healthgrades.  

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August: Jumpstart Healthy Back-to-School Days with ShopRite of Ramsey’s Array of Nutrition and Wellness Events

Happenings Include Culinary Workshops and Events on Better-For-You Snacking and Sandwich Ideas

RAMSEY, N.J., July 28, 2016 – ShopRite of Ramsey, an Inserra Supermarkets store, is hosting a full calendar of healthy events throughout the month of August, including those focused on getting a healthy start to the school year. The store’s registered dietitian, Sondra Tackett, M.S., R.D. will lead each of the LiveRight offerings and provide easy-to-implement advice. All programs are free, open to the public, held at ShopRite of Ramsey and do not require advance registration, unless otherwise noted:

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Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer of Newark, NJ Named One of NJBIZ's 2016 Forty Under 40

Joel Martinez
Joel Martinez of White Plains, NY, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, Newark, was named one of New Jersey’s  2016 Forty Under 40 by NJBIZ. The award recognizes the State of New Jersey’s most accomplished young professionals who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and to the community.

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Denholtz Associates Secures $3.975 Million Refinancing of Bridgewater Mixed Use Building

Bridgewater, N.J. (July 29, 2016) – Denholtz Associates, a privately held, fully integrated real estate development, investment and management company, has secured a 10-year, $3.975 million refinancing on five of its flex-industrial properties totaling 115,714 square feet. The properties, located at 1W-5W, Chimney Rock Road in Bridgewater, NJ are part of the Bridgewater Business Park. Michael Cook, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending for First Bank NJ, negotiated the terms of the refinance.

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Jacobs & Brichford Introduces Two New Cheeses at American Cheese Society Conference

Connersville, IN-based Jacobs and Brichford Farmstead Cheese presents two new cheese styles at this week's Cheese in the Heartland, the American Cheese Societys annual conference.      

Already established as a top artisan cheese producer, Jacobs and Brichford forges new ground with its Tomme de Fayette and JQ styles.   "We've shown our stinky side with our stronger cheeses, such as Ameribella and Briana," says farmer Matthew Brichford.  The new cheeses respond to demand by Americans who prefer a mellower, or sweeter, profile.   

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America’s first and only premium indoor cycling franchise brings its high energy work out and concert-like atmosphere to Franklin Ave.

WYCKOFF, NJ (July 28, 2016) –  CycleBar, a new concept in premium indoor cycling that offers a high energy workout in a concert-like atmosphere, today announced its next New Jersey location at 327 Franklin Avenue in Wyckoff at Boulder Run Shopping Center. Currently under construction CycleBar Wyckoff is one of 100 CycleBar studios to open to riders in 2016, and once opened, will hold its CycleBlast, to celebrate its grand opening. Free private rides for groups of 10 or more will also be available for local companies, civic and non-profit groups and can be scheduled by contacting Pedro Trujillo at pedro.trujillo@cyclebar.com.

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The Hampshire Companies Sells 125,000-Sq.-Ft. Hackensack Industrial/Office Complex

Hackensack, N.J. (July 28, 2016) -- The Hampshire Companies, a full service, private real estate investment firm with assets valued at over $2.3 billion, announces the sale of a 125,000-square-foot industrial and office complex in Hackensack, N.J. to a private buyer. The complex, located at 86-110 Orchard Street, is 96% leased and was renovated in 2013.

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Free “Zoo-Flix After Dark at Van Saun Park” Movie Series Coming to Bergen County Zoo in August & September

Paramus, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that a free “Zoo-Flix After Dark at Van Saun Park” movie series is starting this summer and will be held in August and September at Van Saun Park in the parking lot adjacent to the carousel at the Bergen County Zoo at 216 Forest Avenue.  Thursdays will be kid-friendly movies while Fridays will be geared towards adult audiences (a flyer is attached to this email).  The movies, dates and times are listed below:

Friday, August 5 -- Star Wars: The Force Awakens; 8 p.m.

Thursday, August 11 – Pan; 8p.m.

Friday, August 12 -- Raiders of the Lost Ark; 8 p.m.

Thursday, August 18 – Alvin and the Chipmunks; 8 p.m.

Friday, August 19 --  Creed; 8 p.m.

Thursday, August 25 -- Kung Fu Panda 3; 8 p.m.

Friday, August 26 -- Good Will Hunting; 8 p.m.

Thursday, September 1 -- We Bought a Zoo; 8 p.m.

Friday, September 2 -- Jurassic World; 8 p.m.


Solo Travelers Head to Rio to Enjoy Summer Olympic Games

Traveling can be a fun and exciting experience. However, at times it may be hard to find someone to travel with. Life events, budget constraints and lack of motivation of others can lead to a traveler finding themselves planning a trip alone. With TripTogether members can search and locate travel buddies from around the globe to travel with. This come especially handy during international events, such as the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“Rio de Janeiro is a captivating city rich in culture and energy, most of which can be found outside of the Olympic walls,” said Anita Covic, Destination Specialist for www.TripTogether.com. “With TripTogether, members can search for travel buddies and locals to explore and share in the adventure the city has to offer.”

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Students from Bergen County, NJ, have been named to the Dean’s List at Berkeley College for the Spring 2016 Quarter.

“I am so proud of these students for their hard work,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “The contributions of these high achievers make Berkeley College shine.”

The following students from Bergen County have been recognized:

- Anthony Almodovar of Paramus

- Robert Anthony Izzo of River Edge

- Maria Medina of Paramus

- Alexander Verdaguer of Paramus

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The Mills At Jersey Gardens Partners With Color Vibe For 2016 Color Vibe 5K

5K Fun Run to Benefit Simon Youth Foundation

ELIZABETH, NJ (July 13, 2016)The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey’s largest outlet and value retail center with over 200 stores under one roof, is proud to once again partner with the Color Vibe, a “VIBErantly” colorful 5k fun run company, for the 2016 Color Vibe 5K!  On Sunday, August 14, 2016, The Mills at Jersey Gardens will host the Color Vibe 5K, a run full of vivid colors, music and tons of fun.  A portion of the proceeds from the special fun run will benefit the Simon Youth Foundation, whose mission is to foster and improve educational opportunities, career development and life skills that transform the lives of youth.

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HackensackUMC Honored at 16th Annual GHXcellence Awards

Winners Represent Companies Leveraging the Healthcare Supply Chain to Deliver Value, Visibility and Transformation

(HACKENSACK, NJ, July 27) HackensackUMC, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, was honored as a GHXcellence Award winner at the 2016 Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) Healthcare Supply Chain Summit awards banquet held recently in Austin, Texas. The awards, presented to provider and supplier organizations for the past 16 years, recognize the leaders and visionaries leveraging supply chain automation to remove waste, cut costs and improve patient care.

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“Terrific Thursdays” Free Concert Series Returns to Bergen County on July 28 and August 4

Ridgefield Park, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that the “Terrific Thursdays” free concert series has returned with shows this summer on July 28 and August 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Overpeck Park amphitheater.  A brief description of the bands and the music they perform are listed below with the dates they are scheduled to appear:

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HackensackUMC Foundation Hosts Annual Golf Outing

(PARAMUS, NJ, July 27)  More than 300 golfers hit the links recently for the HackensackUMC Foundation 19th Annual Invitational Golf Outing at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus.

Proceeds from this year’s event, which raised more than $825,000, will benefit the essential research and clinical fellowship programs at Hackensack University Medical Center.

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