Bayshore Medical Center Performs its First Intellijoint Hip Replacement 

December 3, 2018 – Holmdel, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center today announced that the hospital is now utilizing the Intellijoint HIP System.

Intellijoint is an optical navigation system used during total hip replacement surgeries to ensure that the correct size implant is used resulting in equal leg lengths.  This helps prevent readmissions or revisions due to dislocations related to discrepancy in the size of the implant. 

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“This technology is a huge step forward for Bayshore Medical Center,” said Frank Citara, chief operating officer of Bayshore Medical Center. “It will really benefit our hip replacement patients and offer them peace of mind in knowing the procedure will be done right the first time.”

The system can also be used for corrective purposes. During a revision total hip replacement, Intellijoint HIP helps the surgeon pinpoint the cause of symptoms and determine which implants need to be removed or modified. Intraoperative measurements guide the surgeon in accurately positioning the new implants. Intellijoint HIP can assist in bone preservation where possible and reduces the risk of re-revision caused by dislocation.

“I am confident that Intellijoint will significantly improve the hip replacement experience for my patients,” said Robert Borzio, M.D. who performed the first Intellijoint procedure at Bayshore Medical Center on November 28th. “The system helps ensure that the patient has equal leg lengths and the components are appropriately placed, reducing the chances of any complications further down the road.”

For more information about the Intellijoint HIP, please visit: https://www.intellijointsurgical.com/patients/

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Meridian Health Foundation drives transformational philanthropic support for Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals and partner companies in Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex counties including: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, Bayshore Medical Center and Raritan Bay Medical Center – Perth Amboy and Old Bridge. Currently in the Foundation’s first comprehensive campaign, Giving Heals, more than $80 million has been raised to support oncology services, enhance the patient experience, broaden clinical research and academic programs, and improve clinical outcomes. Meridian Health Foundation has consistently been named a “High Performer” by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy for its exemplary performance in fundraising. For more information visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/GivingHeals.

ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, 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 16 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; nine community hospitals - Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood; and two rehabilitation hospitals - JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick. 

Additionally, the network has nearly 500 patient care locations throughout the state which include 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, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has 33,000 team members, and 6,500 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, four hospitals among the top 10 in New Jersey by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include 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.” The network was also named to Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare/2018” list. 

Hackensack Meridian Health partnered with Seton Hall University to launch the first private medical school in New Jersey – Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University - in more than 50 years to address a growing shortage of physicians and dramatic changes in health care delivery. Additionally, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to find more cures for cancer faster while ensuring that patients have access to the highest quality, most individualized cancer care when and where they need it. Hackensack Meridian Health and Carrier Clinic, New Jersey’s oldest and most respected behavioral health provider, signed a definitive agreement to merge.

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. 

For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org.