Friday, August 14, 2015

AMI Spotlight: Office Administrator, Brick and Brick Women's Center



Jeanne Cirone, R.T. (R) (M) (MR), Office Administrator of the Brick Women's Imaging Center & the Brick 455 office, is in the AMI Spotlight.  Jeanne has been with Atlantic Medical Imaging for five years, and enjoys working with the staff at both offices and seeing patients each day.

As the Office Administrator, Jeanne's goal is to make sure all patients receive the highest level of service and care. She ensures each office is properly staffed and our employees are knowledgeable of their duties and understanding of our patients needs and concerns.

When Jeanne is not working, she is busy volunteering with her church youth group. She finds it very rewarding to help the teens serve their community and their church family. She also volunteers at Dottie's House, which is transitional housing for women and children who are escaping domestic violence.

Jeanne enjoys dinning out and entertaining friends and family. She has two children, a daughter who is a sophomore at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia and a step-son who is in 7th grade. As a family, they enjoy going on bike rides and the beach.


If you see Jeanne at your next appointment be sure to say hi! Continue to check back for more AMI Spotlight features!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

AMI Honored As NJ BIZ Healthcare Hero


Atlantic Medical Imaging (AMI) has been named as a finalist in the 2015 NJ BIZ Healthcare Heroes awards program. AMI was recognized in the Women’s Health and Wellness Hero category for their exceptional commitment and contribution to women’s health through their Dr. Jan Astin Mobile DigitalMammography Van.  

“We are very proud to have earned this prestigious recognition,” said Dr. Robert M. Glassberg, president and CEO of AMI. “Under the leadership of Dr. Peggy Avagliano, our head of Women’s Imaging, we continue to be deeply committed to women’s health initiatives in general and the AMI Foundation Screening Mammography Program in particular.”

In April of 2014, AMI assumed operations of the Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van.  The van offers life-saving screening mammograms to women throughout southern and central New Jersey. 

The mobile digital mammography van is one of only a handful of mobile mammography vans in the country, and only one of two in New Jersey. The AMI Foundation Screening Mammography Program promotes the importance of early detection of cancer by removing barriers and increasing access to annual mammography screening. 

In the first year of operation by AMI, 660 women were screened on the Mobile Digital Mammography Van during 176 site visits. Three hundred and two of those screenings (54%) were done free of charge to uninsured women. One hundred and five of those women (16%) had never been screened before and 198 (30%) had not been screened in two or more years.

The mammography van continues to offer easily accessible screening mammograms to women in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, Monmouth, Camden and Salem counties. Within 30 minutes, a woman can have a screening mammogram at a location close to their home or workplace, regardless of their ability to pay.

AMI also partners with businesses, community organizations and civic groups to raise awareness of breast cancer and the critical role that screening mammograms play in helping to prevent and treat the disease at an early stage when it is most likely to be successfully treated.

AMI also continues to fulfill many requests from employers who promote health and wellness for their employees and enable them to have a screening mammogram during their scheduled work day. With their busy schedules, trying to balance their work and personal responsibilities, many of these women may not have had their screening mammogram if the van had not been at their work locations.

The van is funded through a grant from the Susan G. Komen, as well as funding from the RNS Cancer and Heart Fund, the Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association and the AMI Foundation.

The Healthcare Heroes awards program honors individuals and organizations making a significant impact on the quality of healthcare in New Jersey.  Finalists were selected in 10 categories: Education Hero-Individual, Education Hero-Organization, Healthcare Professional of the Year, Hospital of the Year, Innovation Hero, Nurse of the Year, Physician of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Women’s Health and Wellness Hero, and Workplace Wellness Hero.


Finalists and winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges and were recognized during an awards ceremony on June 23, 2015 at the Palace in Somerset Park in Somerset, New Jersey..

For more information about the NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes awards program please visit www.njbiz.com/healthcareheroes.

For more information about Atlantic Medical Imaging, visit atlanticmedicalimaging.com, or call (6090 677-XRAY (9729).

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

AMI Spotlight: Brick Women's Imaging Center




The AMI Spotlight is focused on AMI's Women's Imaging Center located at 495 Jack Martin Boulevard in Brick, NJ.  This office opened in 2010 and is Atlantic Medical Imaging's first and only standalone women's imaging center! 

We offer a full array of women's imaging services including screening and diagnostic mammography, image-guided biopsies and aspirations, ultrasound studies, and bone density studies (DEXA).  Dr. Kavita Peshori, a board certified, fellowship trained women's imager is the lead radiologist at this office and Jeanne Cirone is the Office Administrator. 

At AMI, we are at the forefront of women’s care, with leading-edge imaging services and a team of dedicated radiologists, nurses, technologists and staff.

For directions and office hours of this office, click HERE.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tools for School Drive 2015





Many New Jersey children face the prospect of arriving at their first day of school this September without the most basic of school supplies. In order to address this, the AMI Foundation is launching its 7th Annual “Tools for Schools” supply drive, July 27th through August 14th.  

“There are many children right here in our own communities who are not properly prepared for their return to school, simply because they lack the basic supplies like pencils and paper,” said Dr. Robert M. Glassberg, President of the AMI Foundation. “We invite the community to join us in donating much-needed school supplies, and thus help provide these children with an equal opportunity at a quality education.” The AMI Foundation has placed blue collection baskets in the reception areas of all eleven AMI office locations in Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
 
The list of requested school supplies includes pencils, erasers, spiral notebooks, pocket folders, crayons, colored markers, colored pencils, glue sticks, highlighters and soft pencil cases. Many of these supplies can be purchased at deep discounts at the area’s large retailers, such as WalMart and Target.

As in years past, the AMI Foundation has also purchased book bags to accompany the school supply donations. Once the drive is complete, the collected supplies and book bags will be delivered to elementary schools throughout the area in late August. To date, the AMI Foundation has donated over 1,700 book bags to area school children in need.

To learn more about the AMI Foundation please visit : www.amifoundation.net

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

AMI Spotilight: Egg Harbor Township Front Desk Staff




The AMI Spotlight is on the front desk staff at the Egg Harbor Township office. When you walk through the doors of our EHT office, the front desk staff will greet you with a pleasant smile. They understand that many patients are nervous or apprehensive about their exam.   The front desk staff works closely with the technologists to ensure that each patient has a positive experience at AMI.


Front Row (l to r): Christine, Sara, Toni
Back Row (l to r): Kristie, Amanda

Kristie has been a receptionist at AMI for 3 years.  She enjoys being able to make a difference in the patient's visit. Helping them and making sure their visit is pleasant is her top priority. After work, Kristie enjoys spending time with her son and family. Together they stay active with outdoor activities. They also enjoy visiting amusement parks and baseball games in the summer.     
 

Amanda has been with AMI for 3 years and is the Lead Receptionist of the EHT office. Her job is to oversee the daily functions of the front desk, making sure the registration process is easy and pleasant for each patient. Amanda believes the sense of family amongst the staff benefits the patients. They all work together to put the patient's mind at ease during their exam. When she is not working, Amanda and her husband Anthony enjoy being active by going to the gym or bike riding and canoeing with their daughter Madison. They also are busy raising a dog, ferret, five ducklings and preparing for their 2nd daughter’s birth in August!


Christine has been with AMI for 10 years! Greeting patients and working with her co-workers is what she looks forward to most when coming to work. Knowing she is helping to make appointments less stressful for patients is very rewarding for Christine. Outside of work, she is involved in her neighborhood Civic Organization in Venice Park, Atlantic City. Christine also enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and pet cat, Marbles. 


Sara is one of our newest receptionists and has been with AMI for almost 1 year.  She enjoys how helpful and pleasant her co-workers are. Sara strives to meet the needs of each patient, and their feedback encourages her to continue to work hard. Spending time with her family and being outside is what she enjoys most when she is not working. During the summer, they often go to the beach and boardwalk. Sara's dog Roscoe is also part of the family and they enjoy taking him for walks or to the park to chase squirrels.  


Toni, an AMI employee for 13 years, has loved seeing the growth of the company. She has learned and grown along with AMI and has enjoyed her position as a receptionist in the EHT office. Working together with the other receptionists to help meet the needs of each patient is Toni's main goal each day. Toni feels a sense of accomplishment when she hears a patient thank the staff  -- she knows they made a difference. When not at work, Toni enjoys being able to sit outside and enjoy a cup of coffee with her family.  


Next time you visit the Egg Harbor Township office, say hello to our receptionists. 


Continue to check back for more AMI Spotlight features!