Welcome to Community Medical Center

Cutting-edge medical care in Toms River since 1961

For more than 55 years, Community Medical Center has been Ocean County’s trusted acute-care hospital offering state-of-the-art health and wellness services, the latest in medical technology and a highly skilled staff dedicated to the health and well-being of our patients. Our facility is equipped to handle any of your health concerns - from wellness programs to pediatrics to highly advanced surgical procedures and emergency care. As the largest non-teaching hospital in New Jersey, Community Medical Center continues to invest in our commitment to patients throughout Ocean County and beyond.

Among our many services and amenities, we offer a robotic surgery program, the first in Ocean County, including two of the latest daVinci robotic surgery platforms as well as makoplasty for joint replacement procedures. Our dedication to providing the latest therapies and treatment options is also evident in our cancer center where we offer CyberKnife procedures and the most advanced linear accelerators for radiation therapy. From general fitness to intensive therapies, our patients can expect care that is at the forefront of medical science. Community Medical Center provides a broad spectrum of health and wellness programs designed to help people achieve healthy lifestyles and optimal health.

A Tradition of Excellence

Community Medical Center has been continually recognized for excellence. Our facility has received the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for various programs, including our Stroke and Total Joint Replacement-Hip and Knee programs (among others). Our Cancer Center is also recognized by the Commission on Cancer of The American College of Surgeons as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our Breast Center is also the only accredited center by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) in Atlantic and Ocean Counties.

These accolades and others demonstrate our long-standing commitment to provide the highest quality and compassionate care to our community.

Specialty Services

  • State-Of-The-Art Weight Loss Procedures

    If you or a loved one is considering a weight loss procedure, we suggest you look into our weight loss surgery options.

  • Let’s Beat Cancer Together.

    Our multidisciplinary team of oncologists, nurses, and other healthcare specialists are here to offer you and your family the care and attention you deserve.

  • You. New and improved.

    Whether you are suffering from back pain, recovering from a surgery, or are looking to speak with an experienced orthopedic surgeon, our team is eager to assist you.

  • All for one baby. Yours.

    At Community Medical Center, our patient-centric approach to caring for our patients means that you and your baby will get the best care possible.

  • Visit Our State-Of-The-Art Facility

    Our state-of-the-art facilities include a Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, as well as other advanced technology for precisely diagnosing and treating complex neurological conditions.

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    How Weight-Loss Surgery Transformed One Patient’s Lifestyle. Amanda Lukacs, 39, struggled with her weight since childhood. “Name a fad diet, and I tried it,” she says. Any pounds she shed always returned, so Amanda, of Point Pleasant Borough, lived with the trials of being overweight—from the challenge of finding clothes to fit her frame to feeling judged when she ventured out in public. Amanda also feared that her weight increased her risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other health problems. As the years passed, the numbers on the scale began to climb. One day in 2017, when she hit ...
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    Thanks to a Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Procedure, One Patient was able to Eliminate Bothersome Symptoms. For years, Noelle Carino, an education professional in Toms River, suffered from a variety of gynecologic problems: ovarian cysts and uterine polyps, to name a few. By the time she was in her late 30s, she was experiencing heavy periods for three weeks every month. As an active mom of young twin boys, the problem began to wreak havoc on her life. Her Community Medical Center gynecologist, Robert Pesso, MD , gave her a few treatment options: an endometrial ablation, which destroys the ...
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    Thomas Dudek was enjoying retirement. When he wasn’t doing volunteer maintenance work at St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church in his hometown of Bayville, he would ride his Harley-Davidson on the side roads along Barnegat Bay. “I have seven beautiful grandchildren,” says Thomas, 73. “They like to ride on back with me.” But retirement can have its challenges. His wife, Barbara, was home in severe pain and needed knee replacement surgery. Then in April, after Thomas underwent a routine physical, his blood test results showed an above-normal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) reading. His primary care ...
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    Mariellen Smith, of Toms River, is one of the first patients to benefit from Ocean County’s only Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement System which is housed here at Community Medical Center. The Mako System allows for increased precision during hip and knee replacement surgeries. Mariellen is very grateful that this advanced robotic technology was available close to home when she needed hip surgery. In her words… “While hiking early this year something felt wrong with my hip. When surgery was needed, I wanted to have it at Community Medical Center. I have confidence in this hospital. My ...
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    Alexa Haberbush often stopped what she was doing and stared into space, seemingly lost in a daydream. But when mom Jamie couldn’t “snap her out of it,” she knew something was wrong. “Other people started seeing it, including teachers,” recalls Jamie. “I knew in my mind she was having seizures.” The Bayville mother tried to get an appointment with several neurologists, but was told there was a four to six month wait. She called Alexa’s pediatrician, who referred her to boardcertified neurologist and board-certified epileptologist Amor Mehta, MD. Jamie got an appointment right away with Dr. ...
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    Imagine giving birth to one set of twin boys. Then, imagine giving birth to a second set of twin boys less than three years later. Kaitlyn and Jason Prior did just that. The Bayville couple doubled the number of their children – from two to four – on February 11 when they welcomed their second set of twins Colton and Dallas. The first set of twins – Aiden and Brayden – were born in 2013. Twins are part of Kaitlyn and Jason’s DNA; they have nine sets of twins in their extended families. Both sets of the Prior twins were conceived naturally. Studies show that the chance of having a second set ...
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    Community Medical Center saved my husband’s life…twice. We always knew that CMC was convenient, close and provided wonderful care, but the hospital really gained our trust five years ago when my husband, Tom, suffered a fractured cardiovascular stent. It was discovered and repaired in the Cath Lab at Community Medical Center. This was the first time the team saved my husband’s life. Two years ago on Father’s Day, we were out with our grandson when Tom felt heaviness in his chest. I wasted no time bringing him to the Emergency Department at Community. The team got to work immediately, ...
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    A competitive athlete since she was a kid, Gretchen Girgenti could do it all – swimming, soccer, cycling and even competing in triathlons. She powered through sports-related knee injuries throughout the years, until one day, at age 34, the young, fit personal trainer from Toms River could barely walk without her knee giving out. “I was at the beach with my husband and stepdaughter and my right knee began to bother me. When I stepped off the boardwalk onto the sand, I heard a ‘pop’ and felt it at the same time. I told my husband, ‘my knee just completely blew apart,’” said Gretchen, who knew ...
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    Beating the Odds Meet Veanna Knoeller. After the birth of her first daughter, Veanna was no stranger to the stress of a premature birth. But what was new to her was the phenomenal care and support given to her at Community Medical Center, where she had her second daughter, Kennedy, in a high-risk, preterm delivery. Take a look a Kennedy's milestone here . Her Story With two resilient, beautiful daughters, I consider myself so lucky. My preemies are beating the odds. Community Medical Center is such a special part of my youngest daughter’s story. When things got tough, I was so glad this ...
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    Sharon Fantasia always got her annual mammograms, like clockwork. So when the Whiting woman was diagnosed with breast cancer almost two years ago, the news hit hard. “I was devastated,” says the now-69-year-old. “I was caught completely off-guard.” But Sharon’s shock quickly shifted to advocacy – for herself and others. She turned to the breast-cancer experts at Community Medical Center (CMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility located in Toms River, for treatment and care. And she’s spreading awareness and support through her actions. “I tell everyone to get a mammogram now!” says Sharon, who’s ...
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Patient Stories

  • "From head to toe, inside and out, I feel like a different person. And I like it."

  • "I Got My Life Back"

  • “For me, the choice was simple,” says Thomas, who scheduled his first consultation with Dr. D’Ambrosio on August 6—which, coincidentally, was the day Barbara had her knee replacement surgery at Community Medical Center.

  • "I had a fabulous experience and I am recovering well. I had planned on taking a three month trip across the country but held off because of my hip. Now, I don’t hurt anymore, I feel great and I am ready...Grand Canyon here I come!”

  • “We’re very happy that Alexa isn’t having so many seizures, and is getting the treatment she needs.”

  • “We love our new life with our four boys - we’re so happy, I can’t say enough good things about my doctors and the entire staff – they were amazing. The nurses were phenomenal. They were caring and supportive and helped keep me calm,” says Kaitlyn.

  • "You never know when illness or injury may affect you or a loved one. When it does, having the best care, close to home is invaluable."

  • “Dr. Larsen was positive and reassuring. He told me to give it time, but that his goal was to get back to my normal activities."

  • "I wouldn’t have gotten through this experience without them and I am not really sure how to put those feeling into words. Thank you just doesn’t seem like enough."

  • “The team at Community Medical Center was phenomenal. I have only good things to say about each of the doctors.”

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Providing Care for Millions of Patients Every Year

At Community Medical Center, we are committed to quality and excellence in patient care. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and to provide you with an environment that is conducive to healing and promotes patient safety. The Community Medical Center management and staff abide by the philosophy that all patients are to be treated with respect, dignity, and sensitivity. 

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