Advanced Nurse Practitioner Joins Staff of OHI

Posted on July 10, 2012 By

Corazon Alvarado, Freehold, a Registered Nurse (RN) and an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) has joined the staff of OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations in Lakewood, Toms River and Manahawkin.

Alvarado will serve in the Adult Medicine Department of OHI, providing for the management of acute and chronic illnesses, evaluating and disseminating treatment plans, conducting routine physical examinations, and helping patients understand proper management of their care, among other responsibilities.

Before joining OHI, Alvarado was an advanced nurse practitioner at UMDNJ-UCHC, Trenton, working collaboratively with physicians in the care of inmates in the N.J. prison system, providing healthcare to all inmates.

Alvarado received her B.A. in Nursing from the University of the Philippines and an M.A. in Nursing Education from New York University, N.Y.  She holds a Post Master’s degree as an Advanced Practice Nurse from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, and an MBA from Waldon University, Baltimore.

Alvarado is a licensed N.J. Registered Nurse; Adult Health, Advanced Practice Nurse; American Nurses Credentialing Center; and a BLS instruction for the American Heart Association. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Nurses Association (ANA), the Filipino Nurses Association (FNA), and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society.

Alvarado will be available at Lakewood and Toms River offices, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  For further information call either 732-552-0377, Toms River, or 732-363-6655, Lakewood; or visit

 About Ocean Health Initiatives

OHI, a federally qualified health center (FQHC), with locations at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; and 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; and 333 Haywood Road Manahawkin, provides comprehensive preventative and primary care, including pediatrics, maternal and child health, prenatal, WIC, universal immunizations, and dental health to the area’s uninsured, underinsured, and undocumented residents on a sliding-fee scale, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay. OHI has a bilingual staff available to assist patients and callers. To become a patient of OHI, call a representative in the Call Center at either 732-552-0377, Toms River, or 732-363-6655, Lakewood.  Visit for further information.