2005-05-17 / Business

Business Briefs

180 Turning Lives Around, Hazlet, recently raised $60,000 at its 29th annual recognition dinner in late April. Honorees included Madeline M. Gilman, the Sen. Ellen Karcher, Larry Vecchio of Better Homes Realty, Alan Robinson of Woodhaven Lumber, Robert Becker of Becker/Jani Inc., Debbie Nissim, and Wachovia Bank. The dinner was attended by approximately 300 community and business leaders. Proceeds will be used to fund the nonprofit’s programs such as Amanda’s Easel.

The Jersey Shore Partnership, Sandy Hook, will honor Monmouth University president Paul G. Gaffney II, and Lillian Borrone, director for the ENO Foundation, at its annual summer event “Under the Sea” June 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook. The honorees — both members of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy — will receive the Tom Gagliano Leadership Award for outstanding leadership on coastal and wetland issues. Gaffney is a retired Navy Admiral, and instrumental in the creation of Monmouth University’s Urban Coast Institute. Borrone was assistant executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and her responsibilities included disposition of maritime development projects. She also oversaw the agency’s maritime terminals, waterfront development and international relations. Event tickets are $100. For more information, call (732) 845-0886 or visit the Web site at www.thejerseyshorepartnership.com.

More than 30 members of Bayshore Community Hospital’s emergency department (ED) were recently received Star Awards, designed to enable ED members to acknowledge peers in the department based on excellence in customer service and distinction of teamwork.

Individuals accumulating 15 recommendations from ED staff and receiving a Silver Star Award were Christine Costanza, unit secretary; Joann Doherty, LPN; Eve Giroux, RN; Mary Ellen Hornberger, ED technician; Hiromi Kanamori, M.D.; and Doreen Mulry, ED technician. Individuals accumulating 25 recommendations from ED staff and receiving the Gold Star Award were Bruce Bonanno, M.D., and RNs Tatyana Kozhevnikova and Aida Mones, and Lynn Ruge, LPN. Individuals accumulating 35 recommendations and receiving the Platinum Star Award were RNs Christine Cavuto, Diane Cusick, Denise Horner, Nikki Smith and Ann Thompson, and Dinesh K. Shah, M.D. Individuals achieving the highest level of commendations, 50 and more, were: RNs Phyllis Balogh, Tim Byrne, Ann Donovan, Debbie Hinz, Marie Kalletta, Toni Leemann, Jeanette O’Donnell, Noreen Schifano and Ann Thompson; MDs Michael Marchetti, Dinesh K. Shah and Daniel Yu; Steve Calabrese, ED technician; Fortunato Campesi, patient representative; Arlene Sabb, unit secretary; Nancy Schirmer, ED senior patient representative; and Amy Venti, patient representative.

The emergency department also recently presented the Distinguished Service Award to five honorees that exemplify “distinguished service in the field of emergency medical services.” The recipients were Andrew T. Caruso, Matthew P. Henkel, the Keyport Fire Department’s first responder unit, James Schatzle and Mary Stewart.

Caruso is a BLS coordinator at MONOC EMS, and was recognized for his role in developing the PNC task force and incorporating Bayshore in the process, providing constant communication to the emergency department and updates of activities at the PNC Bank Arts Center during the summer season. A posthumous award was given to Matthew P. Henkel, formerly of the Fairview First Aid Squad. He served as with the EMS from age 18 until his death this year prior to his 25th birthday. He began an organ donor program and solicited several donors to register for the program through the American Cancer Society. He also worked with disabled adults in an independent living facility. The Keyport Fire Department’s first responder unit was nominated by Ken Krohe — captain of the Keyport First Aid Squad — and honored for assistance to the squad during snowstorms, help in patient care and working with the squad to the level of its training. The unit includes Mike Walling, department chief; Richard Ely Jr., coordinator; Joseph Carson; Bruce Ely; Gerald Green; Raymond Kilroy; William Larkin; James Lawson; Kurt Nellis; Timothy Regan; Walter Schaub; and Anthony Vecchio. Schatzle — a registered paramedic and MONOC employee since 1988 — was nominated for dedicated service to his patients, the public, and his peers. He is also a volunteer with Colts Neck First Aid Squad and life member for 22 years, chairman of the board for the New Jersey Critical Incident Stress Management Team, and founder and president of Team Life Inc. Stewart is administrative coordinator in the emergency department and was honored for assistance to ED staff.

The Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) of Monmouth County, Keansburg, has announced Bill Davis has been appointed as its new director, replacing Linda Stahl, director the past three years. Davis is a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church, Manasquan, where he serves as a missionary, superintendent of the Sunday school, and youth director. IHN provides food, shelter and comprehensive services to homeless families in Monmouth County.

Bayshore Wound Care Center, Hazlet, a service of Bayshore Community Hospital, was recently named among the top-ranked centers of its kind nationally, recording better-than-average results in healing chronic wounds than other network facilities. The center reported an average 29 days to healing, and healing outcomes for the center’s patients are 95.9 percent, which exceeds the national curative health services network average of 90 percent. Bayshore Wound Care Center provides diagnostic appraisal of wounds and the patient, followed by a case management program.

Adoptions From the Heart (AFTH), Hazlet, recently moved its central/north Jersey office in Hazlet to a larger facility at 1 Bethany Road, Suite 81, Building 6, Hazlet. The new locations will accommodate the growing number of adoptive families in the region and enable AFTH to better serve the varied needs of birth and prospective adoptive parents. Founded in 1985, the nonprofit organization has 12 offices in seven states. The Hazlet office will hold information meetings about adoption options May 12 and 17 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (732) 335-8883.

Brighton Gardens of Middletown, 620 Route 35 south, will hold an open house May 21 and 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brighton is a senior community. The event will include tours and information. For more information, call (732) 275-0790.

Rosemary Conte, a clinical hypnotist, will lead individuals during a new weight release group meeting scheduled for May 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Matawan. Meetings consist of hypnosis for weight release, confidence, empowerment and stress management; guided imagery; discussion of menus and recipes; and problem-solving around eating. There is a fee to attend. For information on the fee or other details, call (732) 583-4959.

Nicole Straniero-Abramowitz, Cliffwood section of Aberdeen, recently joined the sales staff at Megan’s Pantry, a national direct sales company located in Sandia Park, N.M. As a consultant, Straniero-Abramowitz will offer products such as gourmet foods and gifts at informal gatherings at her home.

Bayshore Community Health Service, Holmdel, has announced the appointment of Kathleen Williams as chief operating officer at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Williams fills the vacancy created by Raimonda Clark, who was appointed president and CEO of the hospital.

Williams served as director of the hospital during the early 1990s. Prior to her current appointment, she worked at The Good Samaritan Health System, Lebanon, Pa., and Community Hospital, Lancaster, Pa. She holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a master of nursing education degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

The Monmouth County Planning Board was recently recognized for its “Planning Indicators Report” and received the 2005 Achievement in Planning Award from the New Jersey Planning Officials, an association of planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment. The report identifies criteria to help the county monitor and evaluate effectiveness of regional planning policies and discern changes in social, economic or environmental trends. County planner Joseph Barris was the primary author of the report. Planning Board staff used the report during cross acceptance as a means to open dialogue with municipal officials to discuss how local planning initiatives can have an effect on regional systems. Twenty indicators were chosen to address the six general issues outlined in the Monmouth County Growth Management Guide (county master plan). These six issues include the environment, smart growth, resource protection, economic development, housing and transportation.

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