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Michael Mimoso has been named the executive director of Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood, a Barnabas Health facility. Mimoso has been functioning as Kimball’s acting executive director for the past six months. He joined Kimball Medical Center in January 2011 as chief operating officer. During Mimoso’s tenure at Kimball, many improvements have been realized throughout the hospital. These positive changes include improved patient satisfaction levels, increased quality performance, expansion of programs into new communities, such as the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center in Howell, as well as several new programs such as the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center and an elder-care program catering to the needs of the area’s senior population. In addition, a number of physicians have been brought on staff to further meet the health care needs of the community.

Lakewood Mayor Menashe Miller and Patricia Komsa, executive director of Lakewood’s Urban Enterprise Zone, presented a $20,000 grant toward the purchase of a new ambulance to Mordy Berger, captain of the Lakewood First Aid Squad, and Ralph Lasry, president of the squad. Komsa said the grant came from the UEZ Assistance Fund, administered by the Lakewood Development Corp. In the coming months, the UEZ expects to present a grant to Lakewood’s Hatzolah ambulance service. Both organizations provide volunteer emergency medical services and serve as a backup to Lakewood’s EMS department. The Lakewood public is served by three emergency medical services, including a paid squad and two volunteer squads, according to Miller.

ProCare Rehabilitation in Colts Neck and Hazlet recently announced that the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, a treadmill using NASA-based anti-gravity technology, has been installed to help patients in their short-term rehabilitation programs. With use of this treadmill, impact on the body and the pain of recovery are reduced, which helps ProCare patients achieve better results. With the AlterG, patients can run and walk without bearing their entire weight, reducing the impact on the body to optimize rehabilitation and physical therapy outcomes.

Differential air pressure technology, unique to the AlterG, applies a lifting force to the body that reduces weight on the lower extremities and allows precise unweighting — up to 80 percent of a person’s body weight, so people can find exactly where the pain stops and the natural movement feels good again.

Patients can use the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill to recover from lower-body injury and surgery, allowing them to immediately do partial weight-bearing exercises; maintain and in some cases even regain functionality and mobility in patients with neurological disorders; use it as a motivational tool for weight control and reduction by letting people experience what it feels like to be lighter; use it for conditioning for aerobic and sport-specific conditioning programs including performance enhancement, speed, cardiovascular endurance and strength; and also use it for geriatric strength and conditioning. Details: Colts Neck, 732-625-0170.

Lakewood Development Corporation, the administrative arm of the Lakewood Urban Enterprise Zone, has announced a schedule of free business seminars, open to the public. All businesses are welcome to attend the following programs, whether or not they are participating in a UEZ program: April 19, 10 a.m. to noon, “Shoot 4 Success: Video Marketing for Today’s Businesses.” March 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., “Trade Showmanship and Event Marketing.” May 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., “Doing Business with the Federal Government.” May 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., “Trade Showmanship and Event Marketing.” April 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., “Big Marketing on a Small Budget.” UEZ workshops are presented by professionals who offer the strategic business skills that help meet today’s challenges to succeed. Among the presenters are the Small Business Administration, the New Jersey Defense Procurement Center; members of SCORE, and Vicki Morgan of Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Corp. All seminars are held in Room C, second floor, of the Lakewood municipal building. Aquestion and answer period will follow each session. Additional workshops may be presented throughout the year. To register or for more information about UEZ programs, call Patricia Komsa at 732-364-2500, ext. 5257, or visit

The Howell Chamber of Commerce will host the following Breakfast Bonanza networking events 8-9:30 a.m. at the Ivy League, Howell. All are invited to attend for networking and the following informative presentations: • “Entitlement: The Effects on Our Children” will be presented by self-empowerment coach Rob Imperato on March 2. • “Pest Control and Home Repairs: Preparation for Spring” will be presented by Pestmaster Services on March 16. The events are free to chamber members and $5 for prospective members. Call 732- 363-4114 for more information.

The Provident Bank Foundation donated $1,000 to the Family Planning Center of Ocean County in support of its Cancer Health Education Creating Knowledge (CHECK) program, a community awareness project that aims to educate minority, low income and at-risk women about the importance of early detection of cancer. The CHECK program offers a one-hour educational session to provide women in Ocean County with health education information about breast, cervical, ovarian and colorectal cancer. The grant from Provident will help the organization distribute education materials during program sessions. For more information about the Family Planning Center of Ocean County, visit For more information about the Provident Bank Foundation, visit