Press Release

For Immediate Release
Sep 26, 2016
Contact : April Guillerme, Public Relations Manager  

Bayshore Community Hospital Welcomes Board Certified Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngologist John Roche, M.D., FACS


Holmdel, NJ - Bayshore Community Hospital, now part of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is pleased to welcome Board Certified Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngologist John Roche, M.D., FACS to the medical staff. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Roche will begin offering surgical services to pediatric and adult patients at Bayshore beginning in November.

“The addition of Dr. Roche will expand Bayshore’s expertise in the area of adult and pediatric otolaryngology,” says Ian Leber, M.D. MBA, CPE, FACEP and vice president of clinical effectiveness and medical affairs at Bayshore. “Parents will be able to bring their children for common surgeries such as the insertion of tympanostomy tubes, as well tonsil and adenoid surgeries, and adults will receive first class surgical services for ear, nose, and throat procedures. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Roche to the medical staff and know that he will be a great asset to our community.”

Prior to joining Bayshore, Dr. Roche was an assistant professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He earned his medical degree at Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, and trained for two years in general surgery, followed by a four year Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of California – Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA.

In addition to his years of clinical experience, Dr. Roche has an extensive background in research, professional presentations, and is a published academic author. He is also a humanitarian and has served for the last six years alongside Faces of Tomorrow Surgical Mission providing surgical services for cleft lips and palates for the undeserved communities of Bohol and Legazpi City in the Philippines.

Dr. Roche will be located in Holmdel at 100 Commons Way, Suite 210. To make an appointment, please call 732-280-7855.

About Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers - HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals - Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.

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