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CentraState Welcomes Newest OB/GYN

CentraState is pleased to welcome Margaret Dufreney, MD,
to its OB/GYN team at Women’s Health Specialists of CentraState.
A fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists,
Dr. Dufreney specializes in female reproductive health, pregnancy,
and childbirth, with a special interest in preventative care, management
of abnormal uterine bleeding and pap smears, contraception counseling,
hysteroscopy, preconception counseling and prenatal care.


CentraState Receives Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure
Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

CentraState Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s
Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients
receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized,
research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence.


CentraState's Medical Explorers Program
Selected as New Jersey State Governor's
Jefferson Award Honoree

CentraState Healthcare System is proud to announce that its
community outreach student Medical Explorers Program
has recently been selected as a 2019 New Jersey State Governor’s
Jefferson Award Honoree in the Volunteer Program/Group



  • Solar Carports Drive Second Phase of Hospital’s Green Initiative

    January 17th, 2019 Category: Announcements

    Building on the success of its first solar panel installment, CentraState Medical Center plans to take the next step this winter by expanding its solar energy production capabilities. In 2015, the hospital installed a 7-megawatt ground-mounted solar panel “farm” on its campus that currently provides for 33 percent of [...]

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  • CentraState’s Interventional Radiologist Presented Cryoablation Clinical Trial at International Conference

    December 19th, 2018 Category: Announcements

    CentraState is proud to announce that Kenneth Tomkovich, MD, a board-certified interventional radiologist on staff at CentraState, radiologist with Princeton Radiology, and an internationally recognized expert in breast cancer diagnosis and interventional treatment procedures, presented preliminary results of a breast cancer cryoablation clinical trial with fellow principal investigators at [...]

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  • Annual Meeting Notice

    December 12th, 2018 Category: Announcements, Events

    A focus on community, a passion for innovation CentraState Healthcare System will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:00 p.m., in the Jack Aaronson Conference Center at the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus at CentraState Medical Center, 901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728. The [...]

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  • CentraState welcomes newest certified nurse midwife

    December 10th, 2018 Category: Announcements

    CentraState is pleased to welcome Michelle A Mitchell, RN, MS, CNM, a Certified Nurse Midwife with a Master’s Degree in Midwifery. Michelle joins CentraState’s maternity department, overseeing perinatal quality and safety measures, in addition to joining the physician staff at W2W (Women To Women) Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology of [...]

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  • CentraState names new medical director of its Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program

    December 10th, 2018 Category: Announcements

    CentraState is proud to announce that board-certified breast surgeon John Pellegrino, MD, who has been on staff at CentraState Medical Center for more than 20 years, has recently been named the medical director of the hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program. Dr. Pellegrino earned his medical degree from Creighton University [...]

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  • CentraState’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

    November 19th, 2018 Category: Announcements, Awards/Accreditations

    CentraState Healthcare System is proud to announce the certification of its pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). CentraState was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people [...]

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  • CentraState Healthcare System and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey – A New Episode

    November 6th, 2018 Category: Announcements

    CentraState Healthcare System is pleased to announce that we will be entering into a strategic collaboration with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to improve quality of care, increase value and enhance the patient experience. In 2019, CentraState will implement Horizon’s successful “Episodes of Care” programs, starting [...]

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  • Monmouth Crossing receives its seventh consecutive Advanced Standing distinction

    October 3rd, 2018 Category: Announcements, Awards/Accreditations

    Monmouth Crossing, CentraState Healthcare System’s senior assisted living community, has received its seventh consecutive Advanced Standing distinction from the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Designed to elevate quality, the Advanced Standing program is a voluntary program open to all licensed assisted living facilities and comprehensive personal [...]

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  • CentraState names new trustee

    October 2nd, 2018 Category: Announcements

    Nadia Batchelor has been appointed to the Board of Trustees for CentraState Healthcare System. Batchelor (Manalapan) currently serves as managing director and Global Head of Corporate Access at Jefferies, LLC, in New York City. Previously, she was vice president of Corporate Access at Morgan Stanley, and a pricing manager [...]

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  • CentraState to offer clinical pastoral education

    September 19th, 2018 Category: Announcements

    CentraState Medical Center is offering Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), a method of learning pastoral practice in a clinical setting under supervision, beginning mid-January 2019 through April/May 2019. The program, taught by Sharon Douglas, BCC, director of Pastoral Care at CentraState Healthcare System, is designed for individuals who seek to [...]

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Contact For Media Inquiries

If you are a member of the media and would like to schedule an interview with a CentraState physician or clinician, please call our Public Relations Department at 732.294.7080. The Public Relations Department can help journalists find experts in a number of clinical areas for interviews or provide background information about CentraState Healthcare System.

Name: Lori Palmer
Title: Director of Public Relations & Communications
Phone: 908.415.4193