Monday, November 30, 2015

AMI Spotlight: Provider Relations Representatives


The AMI Spotlight introduces you to our Provider Relations Representatives. A Provider Relations Representative is responsible for developing and maintaining business relationships with AMI's current and prospective customers. The representatives are the face of Atlantic Medical Imaging, often visiting referring physician offices and providing up to date information on AMI services and assisting with any questions or concerns the office may have about AMI. The representatives also spend time at various community events to educate the public about our services. 

Please meet (from left to right) Paul, Mary Jane, Kathy and Art. Paul and Mary Jane focus on the South Jersey region while Kathy and Art focus on the Central and North Jersey region. 



Paul has been with AMI since 2012. He enjoys the positive attitude of his coworkers and looks forward to receiving a welcome greeting when he visits a referring physician’s office. Paul also works as a DJ for weddings and parties on the weekends. His fun personality makes him excel in both fields. When he isn't working, Paul often takes Caribbean Cruises with his family. 

Mary Jane has been with AMI for 16 years and loves her job as a Provider Relations Representative. Being a liaison between the referring physicians and AMI is what Mary Jane enjoys most about her job. She strives to provide the best customer service to her clients and will do her best to meet their needs. When she isn't working, Mary Jane is very active in her church. She has been a member of Greentree Church in Egg Harbor Township for 10 years and also serves on their Hospitality Committee. She also enjoys being a teacher assistant for the 2 and 3 year old children who attend the church's Sunday school. In her free time, Mary Jane enjoys spending quality time with her husband and seeing their children and grandchildren! 

Kathy has been a Provider Relations Representative for 9 years. She believes the quality of customer service and the vast array of services provided at Atlantic Medical Imaging make AMI a great company to work for and for patients to visit. Developing relationships with the referring physician offices is what Kathy finds as the most rewarding aspect of her job. Kathy keeps busy in her free time. She enjoys working out, baking and painting. She also fosters dogs and helps place them in a good home.

Art has been with Atlantic Medical Imaging for 5 years. Knowing he plays a part in why physicians send their patients to AMI is extremely rewarding for Art. He knows the offices send patients to AMI because they trust us with their patients, and AMI's standard of care is a step above the rest. Previously, Art served as an Operations Specialist in the Navy and is now a member of the American Legion 348 in Brick. In his free time, he enjoys taking his Harley out for a ride and practicing Jujitsu. Art also enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. In the summer, you can find them anchored out on the bay in their boat.

Keep checking back for more AMI Spotlight features! Also, head over to our FB page to vote for your favorite AMI Spotlight Office! 






Wednesday, November 25, 2015

AMI Spotlight: Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer



The AMI Spotlight introduces you to Dan Seiders, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Gina Ackerman, Chief Operating Officer. 

Dan has been with Atlantic Medical Imaging for 8 years. He says it's his coworkers that make AMI a great place to work. Dan is proud to be a part of a company where its employees genuinely care about their patients and each other. Dan enjoys working together with his fellow employees to resolve issues and develop a solution. He finds this team effort most rewarding about his job. 

When he is not working, Dan spends time with his wife and their three children, Danny, David and Evie. They often attend sports events and other activities with the children. As a family, they enjoy taking road trips and spending time outdoors hiking.

Gina has been with AMI for two years and agrees that her coworkers make AMI a great place to work. She enjoys reading and hearing the positive feedback AMI receives from its patients. Knowing a patient took the time to write a message to the company or an employee is very rewarding for Gina. 

In her free time, Gina loves spending time with her husband Ken and their two children Brittany and Haris. In the summer, you can find them on the beach in Margate, and in the winter they enjoy spending weekends in Vermont. 



AMI Spotlight: President & CEO of AMI, Dr. Robert Glassberg




The AMI Spotlight is on the President and CEO of Atlantic Medical Imaging, Dr. Robert Glassberg. Dr. Glassberg is a board certified, fellowship trained radiologist and has been with AMI for 23 years. Dr. Glassberg received his medical degree from the University of Vermont. His residency in diagnostic radiology was completed at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut and his fellowship training in neuroradiology was completed at Yale University Hospital. 

Dr. Glassberg believes that it is the employees' ongoing drive toward achieving best-in-class quality and service that makes AMI a great company. He finds being a radiologist very rewarding and values the respect of his patients. 

Dr. Glassberg is also President of the AMI Foundation, Atlantic Medical Imaging's charitable organization that is focused on enhancing the level of healthcare in the community. He is proud to be part of an organization that has enriched so many lives.

In his spare time, Dr. Glassberg enjoys reading non-fiction books and playing and watching sports. Spending time with family and friends is what he values most. Dr. Glassberg and his wife have two daughters and a dog, Bentley,  who they consider their third child.


To learn more about the AMI Foundation, click HERE


AMI Spotlight: Galloway Office PAR & Records Processor




The AMI Spotlight is shining on Linda (left), Records Processor, and Barbara (right), Patient Account Representative in the Galloway Office. 

As the Patient Account Representative (PAR), Barbara communicates with patients, insurance companies and physician practices to ensure that patients arrive for their procedure with the appropriate paperwork such as referral forms, pre-certifications and health history questionnaires. She also checks that each patient's procedure has received the appropriate authorization from their health insurance. 

Barbara has been working with AMI for over 17 years. She enjoys working with the Galloway Office employees because of the team effort given by everyone. Barbara knows insurance information can be confusing and overwhelming for some patients. Being able to help them understand it better is what she finds most rewarding about being a PAR.  When she is not working, Barbara and her husband Jim enjoy riding their truck on the beach and letting their dog Lola play in the ocean. 

Linda has been an AMI employee for two years and looks forward to seeing her co-workers every day. As the Records Processor, Linda is responsible for processing all image requests from patients and physicians. She also sorts and sends the office mail and answers the phone and directs the calls accordingly. 


In her free time, Linda enjoys spending time with her children and 5 grandchildren.
 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

AMI Spotlight : IT Department


Atlantic Medical Imaging's Information Technology (IT) Department is in the AMI Spotlight! The IT Department develops, maintains, and supports our internal network of over 400 desktop workstations, digital medical equipment, networking equipment, operating systems, servers & telephone systems. In addition to maintaining existing systems, they are actively working to introduce new systems for areas such as electronic information management. 

The AMI Help Desk provides assistance to all AMI staff and is responsible for maintaining and supporting all business applications, computers, servers, printers and copiers. IT understands the importance and value of having access to reliable information at all times and is a source of guidance for technology issues for our staff



Meet our IT Department (from left to right), Matt, Dharmesh, Susan, Frank, Dorian, Tom and Mike.

Frank is the IT Manager and oversees the department and Help Desk operations. He is responsible for ensuring that the day to day IT operations are online and available 24/7. 

Dharmesh is the Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer. He oversees the maintenance and upgrades to the existing IT infrastructure. This includes network equipment, server and storage technology and firewall and security. 

Tom is the Senior PACS/RIS engineer. The RIS (radiology information system) is used to schedule patient appointments and record a patient's radiology history.  The PACS (picture archiving and communication system) is used to store, manage and retrieve medical images. The radiologists utilize the PACS system to access patient images.  Tom also works on setting policies and procedures to ensure industry standards are met, while protecting AMI data and HIPAA policies.

Susan is the Communications Coordinator and is responsible for managing and maintaining the telephone systems for AMI.  Susan is also part of the Help Desk support team. 

Dorian is the HL7 analyst. HL7 is an interface built specifically for the healthcare industry which transfers clinical and administrative data between software applications. Dorian is also part of the Help Desk Support team.

Matt and Mike, IT Help Desk Technicians, are responsible for the day to day IT Help Desk support and operations. When employees need software or hardware assistance they call the Help Desk.

The IT Department is an essential part of Atlantic Medical Imaging.  The team works tirelessly to ensure all systems are running properly and all data is protected 24/7.

Monday, November 23, 2015

AMI Spotlight: Patient Scheduling & IR Scheduling Departments




The AMI Spotlight is on the Patient Scheduling and Interventional Radiology Scheduling departments located in the Galloway office. At Atlantic Medical Imaging, we provide you with a friendly and knowledgeable staff that will assist with making your appointment at any of our 11 office locations. 

The schedulers are the first line of communication with our patients.  They are very knowledgeable about all exams performed at AMI and which locations offer specific exams.  The schedulers understand that many patients are nervous or apprehensive about their exam. They are able to answer any questions you may have when making your appointment and will provide you with the information you need to be prepared for your exam.

Meet some of the AMI schedulers (l-r): Angie, Ahiza, Tina and Holly. They are four of the 18 schedulers in the AMI scheduling department and are happy to make your appointment.


Meet Dana (left) and Krystal (right). Krystal is the Interventional Radiology (IR) Coordinator and Dana is the Interventional Radiology Scheduler. 

As the IR coordinator, Krystal works with the patients and Nursing Lead to schedule all IR procedures. She also ensures all scheduling templates are updated and accurate for the radiologists to review. She looks forward to meeting the patients and finds it rewarding knowing she is able to help them feel at ease during what can be a stressful time

Krystal teaches Zumba 4 days a week after work. She sees it as a fun way to stay healthy! When she isn't working or teaching Zumba, Krystal enjoys relaxing at home with her boyfriend and spoiling their puggle, Denver. 

Dana works closely with Krystal assisting in the scheduling of IR procedures. She loves to help others and working at Atlantic Medical Imaging allows her to help patients prepare for their procedure. She believes the team effort and sense of family in the IR department is what makes it an enjoyable place for the employees and patients.  

When she isn't working Dana enjoys being outdoors fishing, hiking and camping with her boyfriend and friends. Coming from a large family, she values her time spent with them.

The next time you need to make an appointment at AMI, please call us at 609-677-XRAY and our courteous schedulers will be sure to help you!


AMI Spotlight : Medical Director of Galloway



Dr. Hung Vu is a board certified, fellowship trained radiologist and is the Medical Director of the Galloway Township Office. Dr. Vu received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed his first residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University in Massachusetts and his second residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania. Dr. Vu's fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging was completed at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Vu enjoys being a Radiologists and feels privileged to be a part of Atlantic Medical Imaging. He strives to meet the needs of each patient and looks forward to receiving feedback from patients and referring physicians.

When he is not working, Dr. Vu enjoys gardening. He said that if he wasn't a radiologist, he would be a farmer since he loves to work outside in his garden and tend to his fruit trees.

The next time you visit the Galloway Office, be sure to say hello to Dr. Vu.




 

Friday, November 20, 2015

AMI Spotlight: Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Nicholas Petruzzi





Dr. Nicholas Petruzzi is in the AMI Spotlight.  Dr. Petruzzi is a board certified, fellowship trained radiologist and is the Director of Interventional Oncology Services at AMI.

A native of South Jersey, Dr. Petruzzi began his career path at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in cellular biology, graduating with honors. He completed his medical school training at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Petruzzi completed his internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center and his Diagnostic Radiology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Having a passion for the image-guided treatment of cancer and peripheral vascular disease, he went on to fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Petruzzi has authored articles and abstracts on both interventional oncology and vascular disease. He has been published numerous times in highly respected medical journals. He has presented his work at several national meetings and has been recognized for these efforts. Dr. Petruzzi currently focuses on Interventional Oncology and the minimally invasive treatment of solid organ tumors.

Dr. Petruzzi with the technologists, nurses and staff members of the IR department.

For more information on Interventional Radiology, please visit: www.ami-ir.com 



AMI Spotlight: Galloway MRI & CT Staff


The MRI and CT staff of the Galloway Office are in the AMI Spotlight. Their goal is to provide each patient with the best imaging experience possible by providing excellent patient care.

Meet Jackie (left) and Erica (center) our MRI technologists, and Subrina (right) the MRI technical aide. As a team, they assist each patient through their exam and answer any questions they may have. 
As MRI technologists, Jackie and Erica take pride in providing excellent images for the radiologists to read. Both of them have been working at AMI for over ten years and look forward to seeing their co-workers and meeting patients. When Jackie isn't working, she enjoys being active with her yoga community and spending time with her family.  Erica likes to travel when she has time off, and spends time with her niece and nephew.   

Subrina has been with AMI for 12 years. She is always happy to meet patients and prepare them for their MRI exam. Subrina's goal is to make the patients feel comfortable, knowing an MRI can be intimidating.When she is not at work, Subrina spends time surrounded by family. Together they enjoy being outdoors, going on quad rides through the woods, fishing and taking their three rescue dogs on long walks.

 
Meet the CT technologists of the Galloway office, Jacqui (left) and Nicole (right). Jacqui has been with AMI for 3 years and Nicole has been with AMI for 2 years. They both do their best making sure patients are comfortable and well informed about their exam. Jacqui and Nicole believe the friendly work environment and sense of family in the Galloway office is what makes their job so rewarding. 

When they are not working, Jacqui stays fit by doing cross-fit and Nicole enjoys surfing when the weather is nice.




The next time you visit the Galloway office for an MRI or CT scan, be sure to say hello to our technologists. They look forward to meeting you! 
 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

AMI Spotlight: Dr. Jonathan Pack



Dr. Jonathan Pack is a board certified, fellowship trained radiologist. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. His fellowship training in breast imaging was completed at the University of North Carolina Hospital. 

Dr. Pack joined AMI this past July and is the women's imaging radiologist at the Galloway office.  Dr. Pack enjoys the collegial environment at the office and the supportive AMI team who are dedicated to outstanding patient care. His goal as a radiologist is to make sure each patient receives an accurate diagnosis in a timely manner. Knowing he is helping patients receive quality medical care is what Dr. Pack finds most rewarding.  


When he is not working, Dr. Pack enjoys spending time with his family. He also restores antique cars and has been a volunteer for the American Cancer Society for the past three years.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

AMI Spotlight: Galloway Office




The AMI Spotlight is focused on the Galloway office located at 44 East Jimmie Leeds Road.  Dr. Hung Vu is the Medical Director and Jennifer Gorgol is the Office Administrator. 

At the Galloway office, patients have access to a wide range of diagnostic imaging exams including low dose CT, coronary CTA, MRI, x-ray, ultrasound and thyroid biopsiesThis office also features a dedicated Women's Imaging area which offers a full range of women's imaging services including digital mammography, ultrasound, DEXA scan, breast MRI and minimally invasive breast biopsies

The AMI Galloway office is home to our interventional radiology department which offers vein and vascular  procedures, uterine fibroid treatment, peripheral arterial disease testing and interventional oncology. AMI's scheduling and IT department are based out of this office also. 

For hours of operation and directions click HERE. To learn more about the Radiologists, staff and procedures in this office, continue to check back for more AMI Spotlight features! 

AMI Spotlight: Wall Township Staff


The AMI Spotlight introduces you to the front desk staff of the Wall Township office. The receptionists at the front desk are the first faces you will see when coming in for your appointment.  Being greeted with a friendly smile is vitally important.  We want to ensure that our patients have the best possible experience, from the time they walk through our doors until they leave the office after their exam.  


The front desk staff is responsible for registering patients, answering questions and being great support for our patients.  Their main goal is to accommodate the needs of our patients in a prompt, professional manner.

Michelle, far left, is the lead receptionist of this office and has been working with Atlantic Medical Imaging for 5 years. Her co-workers are what she enjoys most about her job. She appreciates their hard work and patience when the office is busy. Their team effort gets them through the stressful situations and puts the patients needs first.


When she isn't working, Michelle enjoys cooking, learning about wine and spending time with her granddaughter. She loves taking her to the park and boardwalk on nice days. Michelle also has a dog, Zinnie, whose happy greeting is always appreciated after a long day of work.


At your next office visit, say hello to Michelle and the front desk staff, they will be happy to help you!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

AMI Spotlight: Medical Director & Assistant Medical Director of Wall Township


Dr. Hiren Patel and Dr. Stephen McManus are board certified, fellowship trained radiologists at the AMI Wall Township office, located at 2399 Highway 34, Unit B in Manasquan. Dr. Patel is the Medical Director and Dr. McManus is the Assistant Medical Director.


Dr. Patel received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital of Harvard Medical School and his fellowship training in musculoskeletal imaging at the Hospital for Special Surgery of Cornell Medical College. Dr. Patel has been with Atlantic Medical Imaging since 2003

Dr. Patel credits the hard working staff for making Wall Township a great place to work, and for patients to visit. He says, "Our staff is the first line of communication with our patients and they do an excellent job in representing AMI." What he finds most rewarding about being Medical Director of this office is knowing that he helps patients every day. Whether it is explaining exam results to a patient or helping to ease their worries, he is proud to be able to make a difference in their lives.

When he is not working, Dr. Patel spends time with his wife and children. Together they enjoy taking hikes and going on bike rides. During the summer, they travel and spend time at the beach. He also enjoys playing golf, and often participates in golf events which raise money for a number of local charities.

 

Dr. Stephen McManus received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. His residency in diagnostic radiology was completed at Hahnemann University Hospital and his fellowship in cross-sectional imaging was completed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. McManus has been with AMI for 14 years.


This year, Dr. McManus was named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the specialty of Diagnostic Radiology for his excellence in medical care and practice. He believes the technology available and knowledgeable staff is what makes Atlantic Medical Imaging a wonderful place to work. Interpreting challenging cases and interacting with referring physicians is what Dr. McManus finds most rewarding.

After Dr. McManus and his family traveled to Tenwek Hospital in Kenya on missionary trips, the idea of using the internet to have cases read by doctors in the U.S. arose. Last year, he assisted in the creation of an internet based technology system called Tenwek Teleradiology. This allows him and 30 other radiologists from across the country to read cases from Tenwek Hospital. Since its inception, Dr. McManus and his team have read well over 2,000 cases. When he is not working or volunteering, he enjoys reading and spending time with his wife and children. 





The next time you visit AMI in Wall Township, say hello to Dr. Patel & Dr. McManus! 

Monday, November 16, 2015

AMI Spotlight: Office Administrator Wall Township



Deborah Delp R.T. (R) (M), Office Administrator of the Wall Township Office, is in the AMI Spotlight. Deb joined AMI this past June. Prior to joining AMI, she worked with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

As the Office Administrator, Deb's goal is to make sure all patients receive the highest level of service and care. She believes the hard working and knowledgeable staff make the Wall Township office a great place to work. They continually help each other and make sure to give superior customer service to each patient.

Deb says the rewards of working in healthcare come from helping patients and working with compassionate and caring radiologists, technologists and staff that all make sure the patients have an excellent experience from the moment they walk through our doors. 

When she is not at work, Deb spends time with her family. Together they travel throughout New Jersey and take trips all across the U.S.

If you see Deb at your next appointment, please be sure to say hello! Continue to check back for more AMI Spotlight features!

Friday, November 13, 2015

AMI Spotlight: Wall Township Radiologic Technologists



The Radiologic Technologists from the Wall Township Office are in the AMI Spotlight. This office has 18 technologists who are certified in the specific modalities offered at this location including MRI, CT, ultrasound, x-ray, PET/CT, nuclear medicine, mammography and DEXA (bone density) scans. Their goal is to provide each patient with the best imaging experience possible by providing excellent patient care, assisting each patient through their exam, and answering any questions a patient may have.

Meet Jeff, our x-ray technologist. Jeff has been with AMI for 10 years. He believes the hard work of his co-workers and the radiologists make the office a great place to work. He looks forward to meeting and helping patients every day.


In his free time, Jeff is a hospitality committee volunteer at St. Martha's Church in Pt. Pleasant. He is also a referee at the Manasquan High School football games. 

Sharon is a mammography and DEXA (bone density) technologist. Working at AMI for the past year, Sharon has built a strong relationship with her patients and co-workers. She loves seeing patients everyday and helping them through their exam.  She makes sure they have the best experience possible. 



When she isn't work, Sharon enjoys spending time with her 12 year old son who recently started rock climbing. Watching him grown and achieve his goals is a true blessing for her. 

The next time you come to our Wall Township office, say hello to our friendly technologists  and continue to check our blog for more AMI Spotlight posts!