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Southern Ocean Medical Center

Located in the heart of southern Ocean County, Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center has been caring for the community for over 40 years. With more than 400 physicians and over 1,000 dedicated health care professionals, the medical center provides comprehensive high-quality, advanced inpatient and outpatient services. Numerous investments have been made to facilities and services to bring advanced treatments, breakthrough technologies and skilled expertise to patients, including: advanced imaging services for expert screening, diagnostics and treatment; laboratory services; pain management; telemedicine for stroke patients; maternity; sleep medicine; bariatric surgery; cardiovascular services and rehabilitation; convenient outpatient locations as well as two urgent care centers. The Emergency Department sees more than 37,500 patients of Southern Ocean County each year in a setting that reinforces comfort, privacy and compassion. The completion of the $20 million state-of-the-art Cancer Center provides a single destination for multidisciplinary cancer treatment and advanced radiation therapies. Southern Ocean Medical Center was recently named a Healthcare Heroes finalist in the category of “Hospital of the Year” by NJBIZ. The nurses and allied health providers are also consistently recognized as providing high-quality, personalized care to patients and their families. In 2017, the nursing team achieved Magnet® status, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence for nursing practice, quality and safety in patient care.

Office Contact Information

Medical Staff Services Office Hours and Contacts

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30am to 5:00pm
1st Floor

Phone: 609-978-8912
Fax: 609-978-3149

Mailing Address
Office of Medical Affairs
1140 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Medical Staff Contacts

JoAnn Masol-Zipfel
Medical Staff Coordinator

Jeannette Hill
Credentialing Associate
609-978- 2892

IT Physician Clinical Aps Support

Kim Bianco
Onsite in the Southern Ocean’s Physician’s Lounge
7am – 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Helpful Links & Resources

Physician Call Schedules

Hospital Leadership


Ken Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP
Regional President, Southern Market
Hackensack Meridian Health

Michele Morrison, MPH, BSHA, RN
Chief Hospital Executive

Jason Nehmad, D.O.
Chief Medical Officer

Dawn Heath,  MBA,MHA,BSN,RN, CCR-N
Interim Vice President of Nursing, Chief Nurse Executive

William Schreiber, MBA, MSN, RN-BC
Director, Operations

Carl Maslag, R.Ph., MBA
Director, Clinical Operations

Medical Staff Leadership

Joseph Schirripa, M.D.

James Orlando, M.D.
Vice President

Jonathan Reich, M.D.

Jatin Desani, M.D.

Paul Mastrokyriakos, D.O.
Member at Large

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