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New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Center Elects New Members, Officers

July 18, 2022 5:29 PM | Scott Money (Administrator)

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For Immediate Release

New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Center Elects New Members, Officers to Its Board of Directors


Trenton, NJ (July 18, 2022) – The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NJAASC) has elected two new members to its board of directors: Aaron Shechter of Hackensack Endoscopy Center, and Meg Stagliano, MBA, MSN, RN, of RWJBarnabas Health. In addition, NJAASC’s Board has elected five new officers who will serve a three-year term,

  • Meg Stagliano, MBA, MSN, RN, RWJBarnabas Health, NJAASC President
  • Cori Prisco, RN, DNP, MSJ, Hudson Crossing Surgery Center, NJAASC Vice President
  • Joan McKibben RN, BSN, CASC, ONC, Ambulatory Surgical Center of Somerset,
    NJAASC Secretary
  • Caroline Ivanovski-Hauser, Bergen-Passaic Eye Surgery Center, NJAASC Treasurer
  • Sheila McAteer, Virtua Health, NJAASC Past President

“NJAASC’s Board is very proactive about serving, informing, engaging and advocating for our growing membership through fresh content, intel about the latest legislation and regulations impacting New Jersey ambulatory surgery centers, exceptional programming and networking events, valuable member-only communications, and through our representatives in Trenton,” explained Stagliano, President of NJAASC, which is now the fourth largest state association representing ASCs in the U.S.

Other Board members include:

  • Maria Alvarado, RN, BSN, CRST, Amsurg
  • Bonnie Brady Lavoie, RN, CNOR, CASC, West Morris Surgical Center


The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NJAASC) is an incorporated, non-profit organization which was founded in 1992 by owners of ambulatory surgery centers. Its membership is currently comprised of approximately 200 ambulatory surgery centers and 50 vendors and associate members. NJAASC’s mission is to promote and advance the efforts of New Jersey's ambulatory surgery centers in the delivery of optimum patient care in a cost-effective manner. It offers information, educational and networking opportunities for everyone associated with the ASC industry; provides advocacy on issues affecting its members;
monitors state and federal legislation, and interacts with the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) on state and federal issues. NJAASC is a member of the American Society of Quality Control. For more information, visit


PHOTO CAPTION: Meg Stagliano, MBA, MSN, RN, of RWJBarnabas Health, has joined
NJAASC’s Board and was elected NJAASC President.

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