Physicians’ Education Resource (PER), a source for oncology and hematology continuing medical education, announced that Phil Talamo of Millstone Township has been promoted to president of the organization. Talamo will oversee the educational strategy, operations, growth and vision of PER, a company which provides oncology/hematology continuing medical education to physicians and other healthcare providers who treat and manage patients with cancer. Talamo has set the overall strategic direction for PER. Under his leadership, PER has expanded beyond live programming to develop innovative online education programs through and other new educational platforms.

The Family Practice of CentraState was recently awarded the 2014 UnitedHealthcare PATH Excellence in Patient Service Award by UnitedHealthcare for expanding service to Medicare Advantage members. The PATH program was developed by UnitedHealthcare to help improve outcomes for its Medicare Advantage members by encouraging greater use of preventive healthcare services. The PATH Excellence in Patient Service Award is based on clinical results that measure how successfully physician practices have closed gaps in patient care.

Greater Media radio stations 95.9 WRAT-FM and 100.1 WJRZ-FM will offer a free workshop to businesses to explain how traditional media, social media, mobile technology and Internet marketing can all work together to advance business productivity and profits. All workshops will be held at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 or Oct. 1 in The Grand at 1600, 1600 Route 70 E., Lakewood. Admission is free, but seating is limited. To register, contact Jenn Alexander at 732-681-9591.

The CentraState Healthcare Foundation, Freehold Township, has received a $7,200 quality of life grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. CentraState Medical Center’s Linda E. Cardinale Multiple Sclerosis Center will use these funds to provide scholarships for up to 60 multiple sclerosis patients so they can gain the benefits of CentraState’s Multiple Sclerosis Wellness Program without incurring additional financial burden. The award was one of 84 grants totaling more than $704,732 awarded by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide more opportunities, access and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families and their caregivers.

The CentraState Healthcare Foundation is the fundraising arm of the CentraState Healthcare System.

The Friends of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center, a nonprofit organization, was awarded a $1,000 grant by Wells Fargo to support the organization’s mission to raise funds to complete the construction of the child advocacy center in Freehold Township. A child advocacy center offers an integrated, multidisciplinary, child-friendly approach to the investigation and treatment of sexual and physical abuse of children. The grant was awarded as part of Wells Fargo’s Community Connections program, which provides local branch managers the opportunity to make a $1,000 charitable contribution on behalf of Wells Fargo to a nonprofit organization of their choice.

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