Press Release

For Immediate Release
Mar 20, 2012
Contact : Tom Paolella, Public Relations Manager  
732-530-2282
tpaolella@meridianhealth.com

Hotel Perks at a Hospital: Bayshore Community Hospital Launches Concierge Care

Program Further Delivers on Hospital Promise to Provide the Best Health Care Experience  

Holmdel, NJ - At Bayshore Community Hospital, making patients and guests feel at home while they’re away from home for a hospital stay is top of mind. While clinical care remains the Hospital’s top priority, it is now enhancing the total hospital experience of patients with a new service called Concierge Care. Concierge Care was formed to consistently address personal or “non-clinical needs,” making patients and their guests as comfortable as possible.

Concierge Care is the new personal concierge service, which offers those visiting Bayshore direct access to a multitude of services. Similar to what one would find in a hotel, the Concierge welcomes visitors in Bayshore’s lobby and is available to assist with a variety of needs during their stay.

“Any time spent at a hospital can take you out of your element, and when you’re away from home for a hospital stay, making sure you feel at home and comfortable is essential,” says Timothy J. Hogan, regional president of Bayshore Community Hospital and Riverview Medical Center. “Concierge Care was launched at our sister hospital Riverview Medical Center two years ago and has been a resounding success as indicated by positive patient feedback.”

This complimentary service, which is available to all patients and guests of Bayshore, provides access to services such as help with transportation and lodging requests for visitors, pet assistance, room service and restaurant delivery, and spa services like manicures and haircuts.

In addition to specialty services that can be requested either by placing a simple phone call or visiting the concierge desk in the lobby, the program is based upon creating a health care experience that goes beyond the exceptional clinical care delivered. Patients will find freshly wrapped pillows when they are admitted, and members of Bayshore’s Guest Relations Team will personally visit each new patient.

“The feedback received on the Concierge Care programs at Riverview Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, and Jersey Shore University Medical Center has been inspiring,” says Hogan. “At Riverview alone, we’re seeing more than 1,000 Concierge Care requests a month! It’s our hope that by helping with non-clinical needs and offering specialty services, patients can better focus their energy on the healing process.”

Concierge Care will be available seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m., with an answering service for after hours requests. For more information visit www.BayshoreHospital.org.


About Bayshore Community Hospital
As a freestanding hospital located in Holmdel, NJ, Bayshore Community Hospital serves a wide geographic area encompassing towns in both Middlesex and Monmouth County. In September 2010, Bayshore Community Hospital joined Meridian Health becoming the sixth hospital in Meridian’s Monmouth and Ocean county health system. Bayshore continues to offer a wide array of services, including: emergency medicine, cardiac catheterization, surgical services, wound care, sleep services, diagnostic imaging, women's services with digital mammography, as well as a designated primary stroke center.   In 2010 Bayshore Community Hospital also announced a newly developed Center for Bariatrics. Bayshore Community Hospital’s Center for Bariatrics is one of the most comprehensive in the region offering free informational sessions, pre-surgical education and evaluation, personal guidance through the surgical process, nutritional support, exercise components and support groups. For more information visit www.bayshorehospital.org.