Newswise — Neptune, NJ – January 17, 2014 – Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Molly Berkowitz, R.N., Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator, recently received the “Outstanding Emergency Medical Services Educator Award” at the annual New Jersey statewide conference on Emergency Medical Services (EMS), an event attended by more than 750 EMS professionals.

The annual New Jersey EMS awards program is sponsored by the New Jersey EMS Council in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Health’s Office of EMS. Molly was one of just two health care professionals in New Jersey to receive this honor.

The award recognizes a certified EMT instructor, course coordinator or clinical educator who has advanced EMS education in New Jersey through outstanding organization or innovation in the delivery of educational programs to EMS personnel. Molly has received numerous awards in the past honoring her dedication to emergency management services, and is recognized by her peers as a passionate advocate for community education and prevention.

Jersey Shore’s Trauma Center is recognized by The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma as a Level II Trauma Center. This achievement, first received by Jersey Shore in 1991, distinguishes the hospital as the only Level II trauma center in Monmouth and Ocean counties, and reflects the trauma team’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.

About Jersey Shore University Medical Center:

Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital – the first children’s hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program which has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and stroke rescue center in the region. Jersey Shore specializes in cardiovascular care, orthopedics and rehabilitation, cancer care, neuroscience, nerve surgery and women’s specialty services. Through the hospital’s clinical research program, and its affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Jersey Shore serves as an academic center dedicated to advancing medical knowledge, training future physicians and providing the community with access to promising medical breakthroughs. For more information about Jersey Shore University Medical Center call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit