Raritan Bay Medical Center CEO & CNO are Guests on HealthNavigator on WOR710

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Michael D'Agnes, CEO of Raritan Bay Medical Center and Joan Harewood, Chief Nursing Officer discuss how patients can better navigate hospitals and make better healthcare decisions.

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Raritan Bay Medical Center CEO, Michael D’Agnes and Joan Harewood, Chief Nursing officer were guests on HealthNavigator a health and wellness show on radio show on WOR710 AM. The show made its debut on July 8, 2011 and airs every Sunday from 10 PM to 11 PM. Click here to listen to the podcast of the show.

Mr. D’Agnes discussed the importance of transparency in healthcare when it comes to medical outcomes and medical procedure costs. D’Agnes talked about how patients look at hospital outcomes to help them determine which hospital to choose and delved deeply into how transparency in healthcare is needed not just from an outcomes perspective, but from pricing. Raritan Bay Medical Center is one of a handful of hospitals that are publishing prices for procedures online for the benefit of patients.

Mr. Kasbo welcomed Joan Harewood, Chief Nursing Officer at Raritan Bay Medical Center, in the second stanza where Ms. Harewood discussed innovations in nursing, including the value of the Nurse Navigator Programs. Ms. Harewood went on to explain the importance of being a Magnet Hospital and what it means to both patients and nurses. Harewood discussed in depth Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Nurse Navigator program as a way to ensure to ensure that patients receive the continuum of care they deserve, the type of care that begins before the patient is admitted to the hospital and continues well beyond after the patient leaves.

Preview of HealthNavigator Airing July 15, 2012 at 10 PM:

On July 15th’s edition of Health Navigator, Abe Kasbo will be joined by Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri who will discuss obesity in the U.S., the rise of weight loss surgery, and what can be done about tackling the obesity problem in the US and the different types of weight loss surgery available. In the second half hour of the show Kasbo will be joined Dr. David Goldstein who will discuss sleep medicine and sleep related conditions and how they can affect our overall health. Special guest will be celebrity chef “Great Scott” Cutaneo who will share with listeners his thoughts on eating and cooking health meals.

HealthNavigator is sponsored by Raritan Bay Medical Center and produced by Verasoni Worldwide, a marketing and public relations firm.

About Raritan Bay Medical Center

A New Jersey state-designated primary stroke center, RBMC, with locations in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, is one of less than two percent of hospitals nationally to achieve re-designation as a Magnet Hospital, recognizing nursing excellence, and is a recipient of the American Stroke Association Get with the GuidelinesSM - Stroke Silver Performance Achievement Award, and the American Heart Association Get with the GuidelinesSM – Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award. The hospital’s Human Motion Institute is devoted to providing superior outcomes and patient satisfaction in all areas of musculoskeletal treatment, and its Institute for Weight Loss at Old Bridge provides individualized medical and surgical weight loss options. Other specialty services including the Center for Wound Healing, Center for Sleep Medicine, Center for Women and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy programs. RBMC’s Medical Pavilion at Woodbridge provides urgent care services without an appointment 365 days a year, an obstetrics and gynecology physician practice and outpatient physical therapy services. To learn more visit http://www.rbmc.org or facebook.com/myrbmc.

About Verasoni Worldwide

Verasoni Worldwide is a full-service marketing and PR agency with offices in Montclair, New Jersey and New York City. Verasoni Worldwide delivers expertise to multiple markets including healthcare, financial services and banking, government, travel and hospitality and not for profit. Verasoni Worldwide is widely recognized as a leader in developing and implementing meaningful, cut-through creative campaigns for clients. Verasoni Worldwide is a pioneer of the integration of digital and traditional media, including public relations, advertising, brand development, reputation management and global marketing communications strategies. To learn more visit verasoni.com. Facebook.com/verasoni. Twitter:@verasoni.com.

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