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Monmouth Medical Center Spotlights ACA with Free Community Education and Enrollment Event

A recent Affordable Care Act educational and enrollment forum presented by Monmouth Medical Center, in conjunction with community partners, titled “What Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act Means to You,” drew dozens of families to the Gregory Elementary School in Long Branch.

At the event, special guest Congressman Frank Pallone provided an overview of the ACA, including coverage options and how to take advantage of open enrollment. Community members had the opportunity to enroll in various programs with the help of on-site certified bi-lingual representatives. The Gregory School simultaneously held a “Health & Fitness” event to educate event attendees about exercise and nutrition.

“We’re pleased to support our local community by holding this ACA education and enrollment

event where we can provide valuable information and assistance to individuals,” said Monmouth

Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS.  “We thank

our organizational partners who have joined Congressman Pallone in his efforts to educate and

assist the community with ACA enrollment, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

Services, NJ Citizen Action, Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Monmouth Family

Health Center of Long Branch, Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey and Enroll

America.”

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(From left): Jean Kelahan, a captain with the U.S. Public Health Services, Michellene Davis, Esq., executive vice president for Corporate Affairs for Barnabas Health, Congressman Frank Pallone, Frank  J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, president and chief executive officer at Monmouth Medical Center, Bill Arnold, Monmouth’s chief operating officer, and Long Branch Schools superintendent Mike Salvatore.

About Monmouth Medical Center

Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching 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 Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org

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