Wall, NJ – March 18, 2014 --- In an ongoing effort to meet the diverse needs of the community, MONOC Mobile Health Services recently provided free medical screenings at the Jersey Shore Dreams Center in Asbury Park. MONOC paramedics, EMTs and EMS Physician performed several screenings including blood glucose testing, eye exams, blood pressure checks and 12 lead ECGs to almost two dozen people that otherwise would not have regular access to medical care. MONOC’s EMS Physician also went over participants’ medications with them in order to ensure safe medication use and minimize drug interactions. In addition to the health screenings, participants were also given referral information for services ranging from family planning to how to register for affordable healthcare.
MONOC’s President and CEO, Vince Robbins, said “The ultimate goal is to have healthier communities where people receive appropriate medical care so they won’t need to dial 9-1-1. This type of service is a natural fit since our paramedics and EMTs are well known in the community and out on the streets every day.”
The Jersey Shore Dream Center is a non-profit outreach and rehabilitation center whose mission is to give hope to the hopeless, food to the hungry and clothes to the needy utilizing nearly a dozen unique community based programs.
MONOC Mobile Health Services is a non-profit hospital cooperative consisting of 15 acute care hospitals located throughout New Jersey. Formed in 1978 MONOC’s mission is to improve health care and reduce costs. MONOC Mobile Health Services is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) and employs over 730 employees and operates a fleet of over 100 ambulances. Together this shared services consortium acts as a health care cooperative for these acute care hospitals and over 2.8 million residents that they serve living in more than 1,800 square miles of the Garden State.
Among its numerous service lines, MONOC operates MICU Paramedic Services, Helicopter interfacility and 911 services, Mobile Critical Care Services, and Basic Life Support interfacility and 911 services. Additionally, MONOC operates a Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited education department which is the largest EMS education department in New Jersey providing original and continuing medical education to EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses, Police Officers, Fire Fighters and the general public. Coordinating all of MONOC’s communications is an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) 24/7 state of the art 9-1-1 dispatch center which handled over 156,000 requests for service in 2013