WOR710’s HealthNavigator Featured Joan Harewood, Maryann Finney and Celebrity Chef Ralph Pagano

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-Guests discussed a new trend in nursing and healthy eating tips-

Joan Harewood and Maryann Finney of Raritan Bay Medical Center, along with celebrity chef Ralph Pagano, joined host Abe Kasbo on Sunday, September 23 at 10 p.m. on WOR’s HealthNavigator, a health and wellness show dedicated to an hour of healthcare and better living.

Chief Nursing Officer Joan Harewood and Human Motion Institute Nurse Manager Maryann Finney discussed a new concept in nursing care called the Nurse Navigator. Nurse Navigators are professional nurses who serve as the care coordinator and liaison between the patient, family members and physicians. Nurse Navigators are a resource for patients and guide them through the entire care process, from pre-procedure education to post-procedure follow up. The Nurse Navigator model is gaining popularity in hospitals across America.

Celebrity chef Ralph Pagano joined HealthNavigator for the food and nutrition segment of the show. Pagano is the host of reality cooking show "Pressure Cook", first runner up on Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen" and challenged Bobby Flay on "Iron Chef America". Pagano continued last week's discussion on the health benefits of the Middle Eastern diet. Pagano shared how to give your dishes a seasonal, autumn flavor, such as using butternut squash and sage. Pagano also shared healthy cooking tips, such as substituting creamy salad dressings for vinegar-based dressings.

HealthNavigator is hosted by Verasoni Worldwide CEO Abe Kasbo and is sponsored by Raritan Bay Medical Center. The show is produced by Verasoni Worldwide, a marketing and public relations firm based in Montclair, NJ.

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 Guidelines - Stroke Silver Performance Achievement Award, and the American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines – 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.

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