August 2008 - Changes

Today’s missive will be short as it’s only purpose is to alert you to some changes which have recently occurred with the St. Barnabas bariatric program.  For those of you who don’t know, both Danielle Hill and Kelly Iorillo will be leaving (boohoo!).  While I personally am sad to see them go, I hope you will join me in thanking them for their service in really getting this program off the ground and to its current level.

The current level is quite impressive by the way:  Over 600 bariatric procedures last year, anASMBS Center of Excellence program, and an active Obesity and WeightManagement Center for pre and post op patients (among other accomplishments).  Again thank you Kelly and Danielle and good luck in your new endeavor’s!

As Danielle and Kelly were instrumental in running the support group I wanted to let everyone know the support group will still be happening…..tomorrow (the13th) actually.  Myrna Lim along with Karla Hamal will be running the support group.  Myrna for is the former nurse manager on the 4700floor, if you had bariatric surgery at St. Barnabas this is the floor you stayed on.  If you have done the six month pre operative program inmy office then you know Karla (she is the nutritionist who you saw inmy office as part of the program).

Again the August support group will combine all the support groups (bypass, band, and patients over one year) into one.  It will meet tomorrow August 13th at 6pm at the ACC first floor, the address is 200 South Orange Ave, Livingston, NJ.

Michael Bilof
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