RED BANK, NJAtlantic Health System announced Samantha Kelly as their Executive Director of Atlantic Health System Neuroscience and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute. 

Kelly has lived in Red Bank most of her life, and graduated from Red Bank Catholic High School in 2000.

Kelly will be responsible for aligning neuroscience services with Atlantic Health System’s mission and vision across all Atlantic Health System medical centers, ambulatory satellite centers, and its five comprehensive and primary stroke centers.

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Working with Medical Director for Atlantic Health System Neuroscience John Halperin, MD, Kelly will be responsible for leading strategic planning initiatives, support quality efforts with physician relations, neuroscience nursing care and corporate services.

“Samantha Kelly brings an impressive background in health care administration, and an array of skills that I know will serve us all well as we navigate New Jersey’s extremely dynamic and evolving health care environment,” said Dr. Halperin. “I’m confident she will help us maintain and exceed the high standards we’ve established at our Institute.”

Kelly was previously the Corporate Director of Neuroscience Care Transformation Services comes at Hackensack Meridian Health where she led operational and clinical service line integration, strategic planning working closely with physicians and clinical staff.

Kelly is completely her M.B.A. in Health Systems Management Concentration, from UMass Dartmouth, and has a master’s and post-master’s degree in psychological counseling, both from Monmouth University, and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Scranton.

“The wealth and speed of technological advancements makes this a very exciting time within the field of neurosurgery.  Atlantic Health’s Neuroscience Institute at Overlook Medical Center is investing in these developments, ensuring our communities have access to cutting edge technologies that are not available anywhere else in the state.  

A great example of this is the ROSA Brain robot, which significantly enhances our ability to treat patients suffering with epilepsy, particularly those who have had limited treatment success with medication. Utilizing minimally invasive technology, the ROSA helps identify the precise areas of epileptic activity, allowing our expert neurosurgical team the ability to deliver more precise results in a less invasive manner,” said Kelly.


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