Trenton, NJ (July 15, 2020) – The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NJAASC) has elected members to its board of directors.  They are:

Bonnie Brady Lavoie, RN, CNOR, CASC, West Morris Surgery; Joan McKibben RN, BSN, CASC, ONC, Ambulatory Surgical Center of Somerset, and Caroline Ivanovski-Hauser, Bergen-Passaic Eye Surgery Center, who will also serve as NJAASC’s Treasurer.

“NJAASC has a very proactive and engaged Board that has been committed to not only supporting our members, but all NJAASCs in New Jersey,” explained NJAASC President Jeff Shanton. “NJAASC has been extremely active since the COVID-19 pandemic hit New Jersey in helping to guide Centers through the crisis, while serving as a liaison to the NJDOH and as an industry voice in the Governor’s office. I know that these new Board members will continue to serve the organization well, and we look forward to working with them.”

Other Board members include:

  • Melissa Bushnell, AtlantiCare Surgery Center
  • Sharon Gelardi, RNThe Gastro Surgi Center of New Jersey
  • Michael Graziano, CASC, Clifton Surgery Center
  • Sheila McAteer, Virtua, NJAASC Secretary
  • Meg Stagliano, RN, MBA, RWJBarnabas Health
  • Jeff Shanton, Journal Square Surgical Center, LLC, NJAASC President
  • Andrew Weiss, CASC, Summit Surgical Center, LLC, NJAASC Past President

About NJAASC

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 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 www.njaasc.org.

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