Press Releases

May 5, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Alec Grabowski has been named chief operating officer (COO) for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center.  He replaces Tim O’Brien, who was promoted to chief executive officer in August 2020. Grabowski comes to Mountainside Medical Center with over a decade of healthcare ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Mountainside Medical Center has announced today its acquisition of Immedicenter offices in Bloomfield and Clifton. The offices will be renamed Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Immedicenter. Serving the community for over 35 years, Immedicenter provides patients with immediate ...

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MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (May 3, 2021) – Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has launched a “Name the Robot Contest” for the hospital’s new da Vinci XI system.  The hospital is asking local community members to put their creative thinking caps and suggest a nickname for the robot. The ...

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Montclair, NJ (April 2021) – Spine surgery may sound scary, but for many people living with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), revision spine surgery is a welcomed procedure that may improve their quality of life in ways they have not experienced in years. Medical Director of Mountainside ...

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Montclair, NJ– Mountainside Medical Center recognizes and encourages global efforts to improve the healthcare experience for patients, their families and caregivers. The hospital is celebrating Patient Experience (PX) Week April 26 – April 30, 2021. PX Week is brought to the healthcare community ...

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MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (April 21, 2020) – Mountainside Medical Center has announced that Nazly M. Shariati will take on the role as medical director of thoracic surgery and surgical director of the lung cancer screening/lung nodule program. In this role, Dr. Shariati will operate the thoracic ...

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Montclair, New Jersey (April 30, 2021) – Mountainside Medical Center recognizes and encourages global efforts to improve the healthcare experience for patients, their families and caregivers. The hospital is celebrating Patient Experience (PX) Week April 26 – April 30, 2021. PX Week is brought ...

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A common misconception about vertigo is that it’s a disease. Vertigo is actually a symptom of a condition, not a diagnosis itself. Vertigo can be brought on by several conditions including middle ear fluid, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s disease, vestibular neuritis and ...

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The white cane is the international symbol of independence, mobility and safety for people who are blind or visually impaired.  Ninety years ago, the idea for a white cane to assist blind people originated simultaneously in Peoria, Illinois and Paris, France. In Peoria it was the local Lions Club ...

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Mountainside Medical Center has announced that Nazly M. Shariati will take on the role as medical director of thoracic surgery and surgical director of the lung cancer screening/lung nodule program. In this role, Dr. Shariati will operate the thoracic surgery program to ensure its organization and ...

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MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (April 21, 2020) – Mountainside Medical Center has announced that Nazly M. Shariati will take on the role as medical director of thoracic surgery and surgical director of the lung cancer screening/lung nodule program. In this role, Dr. Shariati will operate the thoracic ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Mountainside Medical Center has recognized several staff members for exceptional leadership in the establishment and operation of the hospital’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Hospital CEO Tim O’Brien recognized Florey Cruz-Cerpa, manager of Community Health; Julia Ilyin, director of ...

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If you’re a small business owner, chances are, you try to avoid lawsuits like the plague. In addition to potentially damaging your reputation, they can be time-consuming and extremely expensive. You may have thought you had done everything under the sun to protect your business from legal troubles, ...

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Newark, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Diego Ayala, 35, of Newark, was sentenced yesterday to 25 years in New Jersey State Prison for sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl and filming the crime. The sentence was imposed by the Honorable ...

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Verona Young Voters, a student-led non-partisan advocacy group in Verona High School, in cooperation with the League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area, are sponsoring a virtual Candidates Night on April 21 at 7 p.m. All five candidates running for the Verona municipal election to be held on ...

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The Junior Women’s Club of Verona will host a public forum with candidates for Town Council on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The Verona Town Clerk’s Office received and approved five nominations to fill three open seats. The candidates running are (in order on the ballot): Cynthia ...

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NEWARK, NJ — When Judy Rodriguez was a sophomore at Elizabeth High School, her history teacher gave her a key piece of information that would empower her, then one day power New Jersey. “She gave us an aptitude test, and the result for me was that I would be good at the STEM (science, ...

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"I absolutely love LegalShield. Wouldn't be without it, especially as a business owner," says Scott Scantlin, an independent associate for LegalShield. See and hear Scantlin's story here: (1:35) Refund for His Business - Scott Scantlin (ls-info.com)

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The Peterson, Zichelli, and Skabich Cedar Grove Town Council campaign invites Cedar Grove residents to participate in two upcoming events: Coffee with the Candidates followed by a cleanup of the West Essex Trail, and a Mother’s Day/Happy Spring greeting card drive for Cedar Grove’s nursing home ...

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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kevin Berg, Family Medicine Residency Medical Director, (pictured fourth from the left) has been selected as our first Leader of the Month. Dr. Berg is a very Courageous, Collaborative, Creative, and Compassionate leader.  Dr. Berg teaches the residents, not ...

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In recognition of Patient Safety Awareness Week, Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center offers tips to help patients stay safe and take an active role in their care.  Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 14 – 20, 2021, is observed annually to raise awards of important patient safety ...

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In honor of Girl Scout week Samantha Cunniff is out delivering her donated cookies to worthy causes. If you are interested in joining the Girls Scouts in either Verona or Cedar Grove, NJ, please contact Linda Cunniff about membership at lcunniff@optonline.net

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Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), even though 90 percent of people who are diagnosed through early testing can be cured. Colon cancer typically develops with no symptoms, so ...

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Pompton Plains resident Luisa Martino has joined Kearny Bank as 1st Vice President / Business Banking Manager. In her new role, she leads Kearny Bank’s team of business relationship officers, while partnering with the retail, treasury, and lending departments to expand business and sales ...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that the need for hunger relief is more urgent than ever to help those within our community and our surrounding communities. Starting on Monday, March 8 through Sunday, March 21 with the help of the Township of Verona, the Verona Police Department, and Verona PBA, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - At Mountainside Medical Group, gastroenterologists use some of the latest techniques and technologies to help patients overcome gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Procedures to Address Every Condition When your digestive system is out of sorts, it can throw your whole life off ...

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Morgan's Farm in Cedar Grove, N.J., is making it easy this year for area residents to help the monarch butterfly, an important pollinator whose existence is threatened by loss of habitat and climate change. The farm, which is a nonprofit,  and part of the Cedar Grove Historical Society, already has ...

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 Kearny Bank’s parent company, Kearny Financial Corp., has been named to a prestigious, annual list of the world’s 100 fastest growing companies, as determined by Fortune magazine. One of only two New Jersey-based companies on the list, Kearny Financial Corp. placed 84th, up from 98th on Fortune’s ...

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The "Let's Talk Adoption" Conference is a dynamic and educational event coordinated entirely by CPFA volunteers and co-sponsored by the Rutgers University School of Social Work and the Adoption Agency Council of New Jersey. The goal is to educate and support those involved in the adoption ...

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The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) will host its Fifth Annual Women Fighting Hunger Luncheon virtually on Friday, March 5 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. With no food or beverage costs at this year’s online event, 100% of the Luncheon’s expenses will be generously underwritten by corporate ...

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