This is Only the Beginning

changingadBayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel is redefining health care in your community. Guided by a brand new leadership team, Bayshore has attracted more than 130 new physicians to our medical staff, added new surgical specialties, expanded emergency care, built a new emergency room for kids, and enhanced personal service with the introduction of Concierge Care. We’ve also made significant advancements in cardiovascular services, with plans to build two new heart and vascular labs in the near future. We are committed to providing the best quality care for your family.

We’re Changing from the Ground Up

While the changes we have already made are quite impressive…this is only the beginning. Below is a snap shot of the exciting initiatives that have been implemented since Bayshore joined the Meridian Health family in 2010:

  • Coming Soon: Slated to open in January 2013, a newly expanded telemetry unit will open to include 42 beds, to better care for and respond to emergent medical problems quickly.

  • Since 2010, Bayshore has credentialed more than 130 new physicians, which is more than in the five years prior to the merger with Meridian Health.

  • 50% of our nurses have become nationally certified, which is up from 13% in 2010 and 80% of our registered nurses participate in the C.A.R.E. (Clinical Advancement and Recognition of Excellence) program, an outcome based clinical recognition program for registered nurses achieving and demonstrating increased levels of expertise and their ability to make an impact on patient outcomes.

  • In the last two years, Bayshore has delivered more than 225 community lectures and has proudly participated in 20 health fairs, reaching more than 16,000 community members and providing more than 5,000 free health screenings in our community.

  • CCG_2366The Bayshore team has been active in the community, participating in eight town and community days, reaching more than 1700 people in the Bayshore area, as part of a commitment to ensure the communities we serve stay well through better health and education.

  • In October 2013, Bayshore Community Hospital’s full service cardiac catheterization laboratory was approved by the Department of Health to received approval from the Department of Health and is now qualified as a Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) hospital, approved to provide primary (or emergency) angioplasty procedures to patients found to be having a heart attack. Primary angioplasty is considered the treatment of choice for people having a heart attack and is an effective intervention used to open clogged arteries and restore blood flow within 90 minutes of a patient’s arrival at the hospital. At Bayshore a call team made up of interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses, and other specialists are now available 24/7, 365 days a year to treat patients found to be having a heart attack, so patients can take comfort in knowing emergency heart care is available close to home. Read more about the cardiac catheterization lab at Bayshore and Meridian CardioVascular Network.

  • In August 2013, the new Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore opened in its new state of the art facility just down the street from the Hospital. The Center provides enhanced wound care services in a larger environment that better meets the needs of patients and physicians, and includes hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy to provide more advanced options in the treatment of chronic and non-healing wounds.

  • In August 2013, Meridian Health earned the highest designated Chest Pain Center Accreditation by the Society of CardioVascular Patient Care (SCPC), a global not-for-profit organization committed to leading the fight to eliminate heart disease as the number one cause of death worldwide. Meridian’s chest pain accreditation reflects the dynamic and effective care for patients who present symptoms of a heart attack, as well as a seamless, coordinated approach to cardiovascular care that ensures the best outcomes for patients. Read more about cardiovascular services at Bayshore, and Meridian CardioVascular Network.

  • Women are always on the go. Whether you’re busy with work, children, spouses, or parents, it can be difficult to remember to take care of your own needs. In May 2013, a new model of care was introduced at the Women’s Center at Bayshore to provide the same comprehensive and quality care that women have accessed at our sister Women’s Center at Riverview Medical Center. Under the medical direction of Bokran Won, M.D., the Women’s Center features fellowship trained breast imagers, digital mammography with CAD technology, extended evening and weekend hours, and much more. You’re important, make time for your annual mammogram.

  • The Center for Sleep Medicine at Bayshore Community Hospital has received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). This accreditation reflects the commitment and ability of our team to deliver the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders, and meets the standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. The AASM is a professional medical society for clinicians, researchers, and other health care providers in the field of sleep medicine, dedicated to setting standards, and promoting excellence in sleep medicine health care, education, and research. To date there are more than 2,500 AASM-accredited sleep centers across the country.

  • In February 2013 the new Center for Sleep Medicine at Bayshore opened in its new location. The Center provides enhanced sleep services, in a larger environment akin to a home, to provide an environment more conducive to a restful night’s sleep.

  • ASMBS-COE-LogoIn February 2013 the Center for Bariatrics at Bayshore Community Hospital has been designated a “Center of Excellence” by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). This designation reflects the commitment and ability of our team to consistently deliver safe and effective evidence-based care, and meets the established criteria set forth for our physicians and the Hospital. The ASMBS is the largest society for bariatric surgery in the world, dedicated to improving public health and well being, and advancing the art and science of metabolic and bariatric surgery by continually improving the quality and safety of care, and treatment of people living with obesity and related diseases.

  • In 2012, Bayshore developed a Road Show presentation to share information about changes and improvements at the hospital. The presentation has been delivered to 16 organizations and community groups, reaching nearly 400 community members in the Northern Monmouth area.

  • In December 2012 a new Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was formed. The CAC is focused on helping Bayshore, as part of Meridian Health, maintain and improving the health status of the communities we serve, with a focus on providing access to our programs and services at the local level.

  • CCG_2293Back by popular demand, Bayshore Community Hospital reinstated its annual Community Day & 5K Race in October 2012. More than 200 runners participated in the third and final race of the Meridian Heart & Sole Cup, more runners than any previous Bayshore Community Day race.

  • The Bayshore Community Hospital radiology physician group merged with the Riverview Medical Center group in May 2012 to form Navesink Radiology, LLC to provide comprehensive radiology services to the community in the Monmouth County region. This partnership is reflective of the new relationship between the two hospitals.

  • BCH-front--pretty-skyIn April 2012 Bayshore introduced new signage and a brand new landscape.

  • CCG_9228Bayshore Community Hospital helped to paint Pinkdel (Holmdel) Pink in May 2012. 2012 was the first year Bayshore joined Riverview Medical Center in its annual campaign to spread awareness of the importance of annual mammography through Paint the Town Pink. Bayshore hosted a Zumbathon Event which attracted more than 60 guests to support the pink fund that provides free mammography to uninsured and underserved women in our community.

  • In May 2012 the Mammography Coordinator of Bayshore’s Women’s Center received designation of Certified Breast Patient Navigator by the National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc. Through this certification, patients who turn to Bayshore for their diagnostic breast imaging needs have access to a knowledgeable and caring professional to assist with timely exam results and scheduling follow-up care.

  • jackIn April 2012, Bayshore Community Hospital opened a new Pediatric Care Center, moving emergency care forward. At the new Center you will find kid-approved wheels for patient transport, a cheerful pint-sized environment, and, most important specialized pediatric emergency medical care, with access to Meridian Pediatric Network.

  • In March of 2012 Bayshore proudly launched Concierge Care, a personal concierge service, which offers visitors and patients of Bayshore direct access to a multitude of non-clinical services and amenities.

  • In the spring of 2012 The Care to Give Council was formed as a joint auxiliary to support fundraising and community involvement at Bayshore Community Hospital and Riverview Medical Center.

  • In January of 2012 Bayshore’s leadership team implemented an HBAC (Hospital Based Ambulatory Care) committee to improve access to outpatient services. Leaders of our outpatient departments have been working diligently to identify opportunities to provide our community with the services they need, with a strong focus on customer service.

  • On October 1, 2011 Bayshore undertook a significant technology project that integrated new and efficient clinical technologies that allow nurses and physicians to better manage patient care.

  • In September 2011 Bayshore Community Hospital, along with its sister hospital Riverview Medical Center, was recognized as a top performer in the state for key quality measures by The Joint Commission. This recognition is based on data reported about evidenced-based clinical processes shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, and children’s asthma. Read More

  • In the fall of 2011, Bayshore introduced two new physician groups that were part of the Riverview Medical Center medical staff. Our in-house, 24/7 urgent response physician program, designed to manage care for patients while they are in the hospital, and anesthesiology group have introduced new standards of care at Bayshore.

  • In the summer of 2011 the Center for Bariatrics was introduced under new physician leadership. Karl Strom, M.D. is the medical director of the program and is one of the most highly recognized bariatric surgeons in the nation.

  • In July of 2011, Bayshore’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory was granted full-service adult diagnostic capabilities for all cardiac catheterization patients by the New Jersey Department of Health. This designation allows Bayshore to complete diagnostic procedures on high-risk patients, as well as the ability to continue performing these procedures on low-risk patients, without the need to transfer to outside facilities.

  • RMC_HV_MayJun2012_sm_1In May of 2011, Bayshore’s first article appearing in Healthviews, Meridian Health’s bi-monthly publication distributed to more than 550,000 homes in Monmouth and Ocean counties, which features patient stories and health information. Stories can be read online at

  • As part of Meridian Health, community members now have access to a 24-hour physician directory to search for a New Jersey physician by specialty, facility, town, and zip code through 1-800-DOCTORS.

  • In 2011, Bayshore began its focus on “Creating a New Experience” by bringing on Press Ganey to measure customer service and patient satisfaction.

  • CCG_1023Bayshore Community Hospital joined the Meridian Health family in September 2010, marrying its long-standing commitment to caring for the community with Meridian’s vision to Take Care of New Jersey. As the sixth hospital in Meridian’s Monmouth and Ocean county system, Bayshore now provides access to a network of affiliated entities that extend beyond the walls of our hospital, through a full continuum of care.