Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center

64%

Patients that would definitely recommend
6% lower than the national average

Awards

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in bariatric (weight loss) surgery

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

1 rating was worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Respiratory failure following surgery

10 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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68%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
1% lower than the national average

64%

Would definitely recommend
6% lower than the national average

Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%72%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%77%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%56%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%86%84%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%59%66%

Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%50%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%71%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

K. Muscarella May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Rodricks

Treated my grandmother. My mother isn't around so me and her are very close. I could not lose her too, so I am sooo happy everything worked out with Dr Lygas and his office. Thank you so much!

Danielle May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Lygas

Very caring Dr. He took so much time with me. I would recommend him to anyone.

Jen May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Lygas

Peter and Carol L May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Kunkle

William Praschil May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Desantis-Mastrangelo

great doctor up front and tells ya what it is

May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Kazmi

Fantastic doctor and surgeon. Not a single complaint. Felt safe and not too anxious before surgery because dr jethwa was very thorough pre surgery.

.M May 25 2020

Review for Dr. Jethwa

Dr Matteotti is an amazing surgeon and oncologist. We are very fortunate to have had him as our doctor. My sister had pancreatic cancer and he just performed a Whipple surgery on her. He is so responsive, attentive and caring.

May 25 2020

Review for Dr. Matteotti

Dr. Jarmon performed shoulder replacement. I feel so much better post surgery. Dr. Jarmon explained everything to me...he is the best.

Ken Tuite May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Jarmon

Dr. Birnbaum is a caring and wonderful physician who actually listens to what you have to say. Never rushes you and genuinely cares about the outcome.

Lynn Gallagher May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Birnbaum

Excellent bed side manner and very thorough. He took time to listen. I highly recommend.

Denice A Church May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Beights

Excellent staff and Dr.Y was extremely kind and knowledgeable. He took more than adequate time to explain all aspects of my condition. I strongly recommend him.

Denice A Church May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Yalamanchili

My daughter recommended Dr Yamanchilli to me she said he is excellent. This is my second visit with him sending me for a MRI so far I like him. When I finish and if all goes well then I can better comment.

Geoffrey Sharp May 10 2020

Review for Dr. Yalamanchili

Grat doctor

Tony Altilio May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Marsicano

I had major emergency surgery by Dr Yalamanchili with an excellent result. He continues to manage all issues and concerns no matter how small. Given my goal to get back to tennis and the gym, he directed and monitored months of PT. He constantly demonstrates his commitment to overall patient care

May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Yalamanchili

Maria Svehla May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Yalamanchili

Dr Yalamanchili did a cervical fusion on my neck. He is very caring and professional. He listens to your complaints and does what he can to solve them. I would highly recommend Dr Yalamanchili. I am returning to him for a Lumbar injury.

Debbie May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Yalamanchili

Dr Rodericks talked to me about both my knees and my options before I made my decision as to what plan of care I would like. Dr Roderick’s is a very compassionate doctor.

Diane Konrad May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Rodricks

James Portale May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Ende

He was very professional and understanding .

May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Yalamanchili

I came in to speak with the doctor, waited few minutes in my car because of the coronavirus, less than 5 minutes i was called on to see the doctor.

Nabil Tadros May 04 2020

Review for Dr. Jarmon

Diana Hurley May 03 2020

Review for Dr. Rodricks

Very caring. Scheduling has improved over the years. Will continue seeing him.

May 03 2020

Review for Dr. Ortiz

Very personable and thorough. Recent rotator surgery much better than anticipated and I credit Dr Niche for this

Agnes Apr 30 2020

Review for Dr. Nitche

Excellent doctor. Super bedside manner

frank pirozzi Apr 30 2020

Review for Dr. Katt

Dr. Katt is an excellent physician. He patiently listens to your concerns and assesses the problem accurately. His demeanor is calm and reflects his true concern for your utmost comfort and health.

Harriette Lefevre Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Katt

Excellent service by Dr. Katt and the entire staff. I would recommend him to family and friends.

Carol Mauceri Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Katt

Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Plakas

Was a good visit.

Nancy H Apr 26 2020

Review for Dr. Yalamanchili

Tom Laggan Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Matteotti

We are all cautious at this time due to COVID-19, however staff was as helpful as possible. Dr. Jarmon is very thorough and helpful in explaining what is wrong and how long will be needed for the bones to mend themselves.

Jeanne Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Jarmon

Charlene Hoverter Apr 20 2020

Review for Dr. Orlando

Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Marsicano

I saw Claire a few times and she was very warm, listened, and attentive to what I needed. Wish they took my new insurance.

Laurie Decker Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Novak

Gouge pricing, $738.00. For one physics? Poor bed manners.

Laurie Decker Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Ende

Dr. Nitche is attentive and caring. His staff are accommodating and work with patients as if they are the only one. Dr. Nitche is professional and an amazing Dentist.

Jacqui Chazen Apr 13 2020

Review for Dr. Nitche

Terry H Apr 11 2020

Review for Dr. Jarmon

Margaret Laratta Apr 09 2020

Review for Dr. Orlando

Over the years I have referred many patients to Dr Henry. My patients have told me that he is a fantastic doctor and provides excellent care. He takes the time to listen and cares about his patients. Dr William Campagnolo

William Campagnolo DC Apr 09 2020

Review for Dr. Henry

Dr. Erica Gomez Ratush Apr 08 2020

Review for Dr. Matteotti

Robert Martucci Apr 06 2020

Review for Dr. Malfitano

Very nice, explains things in easy to understand terms. Take time to listen to you and answer your questions!

Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. Husain

He's a caring doctor who takes the time to care for his patient's, even during this terrible COVID-19 Pandemic. He did a great job replacing my knee 2 years ago and will be replacing my other knee when it's feasible. I'm thankful that he is my doctor and have recommended him to many people.

Laura Kurtz Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. Rodricks

One of the most compassionate and truly genuine professionals. He takes time to know you and your health issues . Answers all questions regarding your treatment plan and prognosis. He is truly an exceptional oncologist! Mary Jane Eicke

Mary Jane Eicke Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. Naylor

Good experience. Lots of face time with doctor. Very thorough explanation of test results

A.M Apr 01 2020

Review for Dr. Jethwa

My experience with Dr. Nitche was very very positive and a 10+.

Mark A Walker Apr 01 2020

Review for Dr. Nitche

Worst doctor I have ever worked with. Not sure how he is even still licensed. Zero compassion for patients.

Nicole Mar 31 2020

Review for Dr. Yu

He is very patient, explains every thing he is doing. Asks questions, if asked a question very calmly explains what that means as far as treatment. I would recommend him.

Janet Jacobs Mar 28 2020

Review for Dr. Hansalia

Dr Bartiss is a Godsend with his knowledgeable and passion for medicine..He leads an amazing team and staff that is always courteous,friendly,and very welcoming..I don't know what I would do w/o ICAM

Lucia M Catalano Mar 27 2020

Review for Dr. Bartiss

self centered if she don't like what you are asking she says "we don't talk about it not really caring

John bucknall Mar 26 2020

Review for Dr. Tavarez

Excellent physician, listens, explains well and on point. He operated on me and my surgery went smoothly. I highly recommend Dr. Marsicano!

Jeanie Mar 26 2020

Review for Dr. Marsicano

The entire office is friendly, helpful , and very efficient.

Mar 25 2020

Review for Dr. Polowczyk

Very knowledgeable, professional

Mar 23 2020

Review for Dr. Yalamanchili

Mar 22 2020

Review for Dr. Beights

May 2018 I ruptured my triceps tendon, left arm. 3/2020 I tore My L arm triceps tendon. Dr. J was awesome on 1st so going to him on 2nd. Great follow up post surgery

Jeffrey Farrell Mar 21 2020

Review for Dr. Jarmon

Timely visits. Pleasant staff. Fantastic outcome.

Cathy L Wareham-Herbst Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Marsicano

Dr. Ashinoff does excellent work. He is professional, patient and thorough.

Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. Ashinoff

Everyone in the office was very nice! Dr. Khoo is knowledgeable, caring, easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable. He is also extremely funny.

Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. Khoo

Visit was straight forward. Doctor is very informative and make you feel comfortable when discussing your issue. He also has a great sense of Humor and explains stuff in a way you are sure to understand....

Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Khoo

Dr Rodricks is always prompt and positive. He sits and answers all of my questions. He is a very knowledgeable Surgeon and I hope is in his Practice for a very long time!

Aniello Frank Salsano Mar 14 2020

Review for Dr. Rodricks

Today was a spinal fusion fu. The only reason I put 4 and not 5 is bc I don’t think I was able to ask questions as I processed the procedure

Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. Yalamanchili

Linda Pietrocola Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. Bartiss

steve rosa Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Tozzi

Patrick and Inger Gildner Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Matteotti

My daughter saw Dr. Paul today for a sick visit. Dr. Paul is very kind, patient and takes his time answering all my questions. My daughter is very comfortable speaking to him and that means a lot. Thank you Dr. Paul!

Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Sunkavalli

She's very informative, but you will wait a long time before you see her. 40-50 minutes in the waiting room, another 30 in the actual room. It's a full day affair at that point.

Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Falcon

5 star great communication all around

doug larocca Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Falcon

Excellent! Thorough, direct, attentive to my hx & needs, very personable. Happy to have found a new PCP, Dr Mark Ende.

Chet Mankowski Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Ende

MB Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Yalamanchili

Dr. Yalamanchili is a excellent spine surgeon. Explains everything in detail and recommends appropriate treatment. Staff is always kind as helpful.

Kathy C Mar 06 2020

Review for Dr. Yalamanchili

1st visit today, choosing a new Primary Care Physician. Dr Mark Ende was knowledgeable, pleasant, thorough, & professional in demeanor & appearance. I am happy to say "Dr Mark Ende is my new PCP."

Ginger Mar 06 2020

Review for Dr. Ende

Personable, takes time with his patients. Thorough, explains procedures. Takes time to answer questions. I highly recommend him.

Florence Coronato Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Diwan

Dr. Rodriguez has seen both my wife and me for almost two decades. He is always attentive, conscientious, and thorough. I find him an outstanding, empathic, and friendly individual. Somewhat dry at first.

ML Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Rodriguez

Dr Ashinoff has the best bedside manner. He removed a dysplastic nevus from the side of my face I have no scare. I highly recommend!!

Nicole Cherence Mar 04 2020

Review for Dr. Ashinoff

Mar 04 2020

Review for Dr. Khoo

I found Dr. Grechev to be very much to the point with a nice bedside manor. And his office personnel are all interested in you. too.

Mar 03 2020

Review for Dr. Grachev

Peter Salvadore Mar 02 2020

Review for Dr. Jethwa

I have been with Dr. Rodricks for almost 20 years since I had a ski accident. He has given me shots for my knees and now my hip bursa. This has avoided more surgeries for me. He is an excellent physician and very caring.

Sheila Mar 02 2020

Review for Dr. Rodricks

Terrific Doctor. Spot on. He is professional, knowledgeable and a real pleasure to have work on me to get out of pain. You will not be sorry going with him. Great doctor and staff

Betty Hrubash Feb 29 2020

Review for Dr. Katt

Dr. Grachev repaired my bilateral inguinal hernia using robotic surgery and didan excellent job. He is very well respected by the hospital staff and the enjoy working with him.. He is professional and to the point when consulting with you as a patient.

Bill Viola Feb 28 2020

Review for Dr. Grachev

Healthcare isn’t a cookie-cutter, one size fits all approach. As a new patient, we had a good visit with Dr Kunkle and left as a happy patient with no surgery needed. His staff is accommodating and friendly.

Toms River, NJ - Feb 28 2020

Review for Dr. Kunkle

Always concerned, knowledgeable and skilled. I have full confidence in Dr. Katt.

Susan Feb 28 2020

Review for Dr. Katt

Diagnosed quickly and pain resolved. His pa is wonderful too. Efficient office staff.

Feb 28 2020

Review for Dr. Nitche

Suzanne White Feb 28 2020

Review for Dr. Katt

Dr. Kerr is a fabulous diagnostician. He is extremely knowledgeable with a great bedside manner. As a retired nurse and seeing so many practitioners , Iwould highly recommend dr. Kerr.

Susan Mastellone Feb 28 2020

Review for Dr. Kerr

I have been going to Dr Nitche for years. He is the best! He has taken care of my family with the best care

Patti Feb 28 2020

Review for Dr. Nitche

Dr Jethwa makes you feel relaxed and confident about taking care of you. He is very easy to talk to and I have so much faith in his ability as a surgeon. I am lucky to be his patient. Dolores Tauriello

Dolores Tauriello Feb 27 2020

Review for Dr. Jethwa

Dr. Katt and his staff reviewed my injury and explained in detail their findings and recommended a plan of action. Very satisfied. If I have any issues in a month, a follow up visit is necessary.

Carl Feb 26 2020

Review for Dr. Katt

Very pleased with Dr.Katt and the entire staff at both his office and the Surgery Institute he use. Would highly recommend him.

Mike Whittles Feb 26 2020

Review for Dr. Katt

Dr. Yalamanchili has been my surgeon since 2012 when I needed a emergency lumbar fusion. He has been with me every step of the way. Always makes time for his patients. Never feel rushed or my questions not answered.

Marlene Swenson Feb 25 2020

Review for Dr. Yalamanchili

Apprehensive about seeing any doctor about another shoulder replacement. But C. J. (P.A.) and Dr. Jarmon really put me at ease. No hasty decisions were made, just reassurance that what happened before would not happen again. Thank you Dr. Jarmon The staff was pleasant and kind.

V. H. Feb 24 2020

Review for Dr. Jarmon

Dr Marsicano is and always has been an excellent doctor. His skill and mannerism are exceptional. He warm, compassionate and highly skilled. He has been treating my wife Gail for several years and has performed several severe back surgeries.

John Lombardo Feb 23 2020

Review for Dr. Marsicano

This was my 2 year check on a total shoulder replacement. It's as good as the day it was installed. Perfect placement. Shoulder is great. Not one issue.

Feb 23 2020

Review for Dr. Jarmon

I was in a car accident and broke my elbow. Dr Jarmon and staff have been so kind and helpful.

Feb 23 2020

Review for Dr. Jarmon

Donna Feb 22 2020

Review for Dr. Tawfik

Very thoughtful after the surgery and excellent follow up. Everything is explained and options are given. Highly recommended!!

Pj Feb 22 2020

Review for Dr. Radcliff

Location

Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center

1140 Route 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050