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Dr. Theresa Berger, CEO of Ocean Health Initiatives, with headquarters in Lakewood, and chairwoman 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.