Jan 23, 2018 Monmouth Medical Center Hosts Junior Achievement, New Jersey Future Leaders of America and DECA Titan Competition Semifinal

LONG BRANCH, NJ – Monmouth Medical Center was proud to host a Junior Achievement, New Jersey Future Business Leaders of America (“NJ FBLA”), and DECA Titan competition semifinal on January 19.

One of JA New Jersey’s key strategies is to partner with more STEM organizations to educate and inspire student participants to learn more about STEM careers for their future, according to Catherine Milone, President, Junior Achievement of New Jersey.

“We were so excited to have a JA Titan competition semifinal at Monmouth Medical Center.´ she said. “We are grateful to the hospital for hosting our students because for many of them, it was their first time walking through a medical center’s doors beyond serving their health care needs. Through the JA Titan business simulation competition the kids are going to have the opportunity to interact with role models who care and share their world of work with them.”

Through the JA Titan business simulation competition, the student teams were prompted to make decisions that affect the profitability and sustainability of their virtual company, and attempt to outperform competitors in profit, sales, and market share. Students set prices, determined production levels, invested in capital, developed budgets, and planned marketing and research.

“Monmouth Medical Center was proud to partner with the Junior Achievement to support STEM education in our local schools and community,” said Bill Arnold, president and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center. “We were so impressed with the incredible academic level of the students and were proud to be involved with this effort and help shine the spotlight on science, technology, engineering and mathematics in education.”

The top teams in each industry progress to the regional round, which will be held at a corporate office where the students will partake in both the competition and a job shadow experience. The hosting company will have various executives discuss their roles during the regional competition. Because of the addition of a fifth regional round location, the top regional round teams in each industry will progress to the final round and one additional second place team from an industry will also progress. This second place team will be chosen based on the difference in PI from the first place team. The final round will be held at the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) office where the students will partake in both the competition and a job shadow experience. J&J will have various executives discuss their roles at J&J and the overall J&J business.

PHOTO GROUP: Monmouth Medical Center Chief Human Resources Officer Richard Kiernan, shown front row right, provided the welcoming address for the students

About Monmouth Medical Center

Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. Monmouth Medical Center is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to consistently receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization of employer purchasers of health care and the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. It is one of eight New Jersey hospitals to receive a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the highest hospital rating in the state.

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