Monthly Archives: October 2014

OHI to Host Press Conference on the ACA and the Accomplishments of OHI, This Friday, Oct. 24

Dr. Theresa Berger, CEO of Ocean Health Initiatives, with headquarters in Lakewood, and Lakewood - Skychairwoman of the board of trustees of NJPCA (New Jersey Primary Care Association) has announced that Jackie Cornell-Bechelli, regional director of Health and Human Services, Region II, (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands) will hold a press conference at OHI, 101 Second Street, Lakewood, Friday, October 24, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.

Cornell-Bechelli will talk about the Affordable Care Act, Open Enrollment, the role of FQHCs, and such highlights of OHI as the opening of OHI’s Manchester site, Patient Centered Medical Home recognition, and the opening of the Clifton Avenue Grade School’s School Based Wellness Program.

Members of the media; Jorge Rod, the chairman of OHI’s Board of Directors; Dr. Gilbert Fleischer, OHI’s CMO (Chief Medical Officer) and the staff of OHI will be present. Following the press conference, Cornell-Bechelli will tour the Lakewood OHI site.

Cornell-Bechelli, who was appointed by Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of HHS, serves as a key representative of Secretary Burwell in working with federal, state, territorial, local, and tribal officials on health and social service issues, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act.


OHI Opens New Health Center in Manchester

OHI---Lakehurst-(250px-(w))Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), has opened the Manchester Health Center, a 2,900-square-foot space with seven exam rooms, at Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70, Lakehurst. The Manchester Health Center includes laboratory services provided by LabCorp, WIC (the Women, Infants and Children public health program) and a pharmacy for OHI patients.

Shira Meyer - DO-ABIM-NBOME


Doctor Shira Meyer, an internal medicine physician, has begun seeing patients.

OHI to Participate in Mexican Consulate Health Fair 2014

10443213_763602430379205_7878088298222931064_oOcean Health Initiatives (OHI) a federally qualified health center, is partnering with the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, to host the health fair “Salud es Movimiento” (Health Is Movement) Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the Lakewood Middle School, 755 Somerset Avenue, in Lakewood, N.J. from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

OHI will be offering blood pressure and glucose screenings, providing dental health material and distributing information about its medical services in Ocean County.

OHI’s outreach and enrollment team for Health Insurance Marketplace will be available with information about upcoming open enrollment and other opportunities for health insurance. The 40-foot, handicapped accessible, mobile medical unit will be parked outside for the glucose testing.

The Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, which also covers Ocean County, NJ, is hosting the health fair to promote healthy habits for the entire community, including the Mexican and Hispanic communities.

For more information, contact Beatriz Patiño, Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator, (732) 551-1457.