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Monmouth Medical Center Introduces Specialized Medical Program for Russian-Speaking Population

05/21/2014

Monmouth Medical Center has introduced a Russian Medical Program — the only program of its kind in New Jersey, providing patient-centered, family-oriented and culturally sensitive health care to the Russian/Ukrainian populations residing in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

The Russian Medical Program (Русская Медицинская Программа) is a joint effort between Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch and its Southern Campus in Lakewood.

"Our goal is to offer efficient, cost-effective and quality health care through individualized care coordination," said program coordinator Yelena Sloush."The Russian Medical Program offers bilingual Russian-speaking staff to provide culturally and linguistically competent services to the Russian speaking community, as well as dedicated bilingual staff for patients admitted to either Monmouth Medical Center location."

In addition to a designated Russian-speaking patient navigator who provides individualized support for Russian patients, the program also provides physician liaisons who coordinate in-hospital care, referrals to specialists, communication with referring physicians, and assistance in arranging transportation to and from the hospitals, completing forms and translating during medical appointments.

To learn more about the Russian Medical Program, contact Sloush at 732-923-7576 or ysloush@barnabashealth.org

PHOTO: Gathering at the kickoff event at the Doubletree Hotel in Tinton Falls for Monmouth Medical Center's Russian Medical Program are, from left, Bill Arnold, Chief Operating Officer, Monmouth Medical Center; Yelena Sloush, Russian Medical Program Coordinator, Monmouth Medical Center; Angela Lee, Director of Community Specific Medical Programs, Monmouth Medical Center; Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, President and Chief Executive Officer, Monmouth Medical Center; and Mike Mimoso, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus.

About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest teaching hospitals and has been an affiliate of Philadelphia's Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation's largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Reporthas recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. With the addition of Lakewood-based Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus in 2014, patients have expanded access to specialty outpatient services that focus on preventive medicine and healthy living. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org/monmouth.

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