OHI to Host Press Conference Oct. 24 with Regional Director of HHS

Posted on October 22, 2014 By

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 School-based Wellness Center.

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.

About Ocean Health Initiatives
OHI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70 Lakehurst; a health center within the Clifton Avenue Elementary School, 625 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood; and a Mobile Medical Unit.

OHI provides comprehensive primary and preventative health care to Ocean County’s insured, uninsured and underinsured populations. A sliding-fee scale is available, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay. Services include pediatrics, maternal and child health, prenatal, WIC, universal immunizations, behavioral health, dental, family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, podiatry and social services.

OHI has a bilingual staff available to assist patients and callers. To become a patient of OHI, call 732-363-6655. Visit www.ohinj.org for further information.