June 02, 2022

Mountainside Medical Center Celebrates Highly Reliable Heroes

Team members from Labor & Delivery and hospital leadership at the award ceremony.

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (June 2, 2022) – Mountainside's Highly Reliable Hero Award was created to celebrate the heroes around us - the person or department that goes out of their way to do extraordinary things for our patients, family members and fellow teammates. 

We are proud to recognize members for our Labor and Delivery team with this award.  The team, which included nurses Naomi Sebastien, Sheila Magarino, Tiffany Chavez, Anya Jones, Gabriella Hocta and doctors Jonathan Mintzer and Fares Diarbakerli, jumped into quick action when faced with the impending delivery of a very preterm infant in the middle of the night.  When the 23-week old baby couldn't wait for delivery upon mom's arrival to the facility, this team was at the ready.  Without hesitation and with almost telepathic communication, they lept into action and seamlessly delivered and stabilized the baby while other team members prepared for transport.  Their collaborative efforts and calm critical thinking saved this baby's life.

Learn more about maternity services at Mountainside Medical Center please visit www.mountainsidehosp.com/ohbaby.

About Mountainside Medical Center

Mountainside Medical Center has been serving Montclair and its surrounding New Jersey communities since 1891. The hospital provides patients immediate access to innovative and effective treatment alternatives at specialized centers within the hospital that focus on imaging, women’s health, cancer care, surgery, obesity, stroke and chronic kidney disease. Mountainside Medical Center is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the NJ State Department of Health and Senior Services and is one of only a few community hospitals licensed by the State to perform emergency cardiac angioplasty. To learn more about Mountainside Medical Center visit www.mountainsidehosp.com.


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