WOR 710 Radio’s HealthNavigator Kicks Off Third Season

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Dr. Kumar Dasmahapatra, Dr. Sripad Dwalikar and Maureen Ali, RN, will discuss advances in medical technology and ethical implications; spinal conditions and treatment; and the growing importance of the role of nurse navigators in hospitals during the premier on Sept. 8.

The third season of WOR710’s Health Navigator premiers September 8 with guests Dr. Kumar Dasmahapatra, president of the Medical Staff at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Dr. Sripad Dwalikar and Maureen Ali, RN. The hour-long health and wellness WOR710 AM radio show is sponsored by Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC), hosted by Abe Kasbo and airs Sundays at 10 p.m.

Dr. Dasmahapatra, a general surgeon, will discuss how the rapid advancement in surgical technologies is opening doors to new treatment options for patients and doctors. As part of the discussion, Dr. Dasmahapatra will also examine the moral and ethical dilemmas presented by the leaps in medical and surgical science and their impact on patients and physicians.

Dr. Dhawlikar, a spine surgeon at RBMC and member of the medical center’s Human Motion Institute, will discuss various spine conditions, including back pain and scoliosis, and their prevention and treatment.

Maureen Ali, RN, nurse navigator for the Institute for Weight Loss at RBMC, will explain the growing role of nurse navigators within the hospital environment and how this latest approach to care can deliver positive outcomes for patients and their families.

Listeners are invited to tune in to Health Navigator on WOR710 AM every Sunday, 10 to 11 p.m. Health Navigator is sponsored by RBMC with locations in Perth Amboy and Old Bridge, New Jersey.

About Raritan Bay Medical Center

With hospitals in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) is a New Jersey state-designated primary stroke center, a recipient of the American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines® - Stroke Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award and Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award, recognizing the optimal care of heart failure patients. The hospital is one of less than seven percent of hospitals nationally to achieve re-designation as a Magnet Hospital, recognizing nursing excellence. RBMC is ranked in the top 10 percent of New Jersey hospitals in surgical care according to the 2012 NJ Hospital Performance Report and received an “A” grade in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group. Among its flagship programs are the Human Motion Institute, a comprehensive musculoskeletal program, and Institute for Weight Loss, specializing in bariatric surgery. For more information, visit rbmc.org or facebook.com/myrbmc.

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