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  • You.

    New and improved.

    At Community Medical Center, our orthopedics department features a wide array of both non-surgical and surgical treatment options.

  • Let’s Beat Cancer


    Our award-winning team of cancer specialists are here to provide you and your family with the patience, advice, and guidance you deserve.

  • All for one baby.


    When you're expecting your newborn, trust that our team at Community Medical Center is here for you and your baby.

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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    Kriss Fierro was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, but she was ready for the fight and determined to beat the odds, with support from the staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick.
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    Katelyn was on I-95 driving home from visiting friends and family when another car crossed two lanes of traffic and struck her vehicle. The next thing she knew she was on the side of the road covered in glass, calling the police. At first the 31-year-old Pennington resident felt lucky that she walked away with some glass cuts and whiplash. But as the weeks went on, she began developing a string of neurological issues, including slurred speech, vision problems and numbness in her hands and feet. But one of the biggest problems was her hearing. Katelyn began hearing a constant ringing in her ...
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    Long-time Monmouth Medical Center employee Tom Piccoli has a family history of heart disease, so he knows the importance of eating well and exercising to stay well. However, during a snowstorm, Tom realized he was having a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital by David, his husband. David was amazed by the swift action of the ED staff and will never forget the feeling of talking with the doctor that had just saved his husband’s life. Tom is getting better through meditation, medication, exercise and physical therapy, and he looks forward to being there for his two children and taking ...
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    With fantastic cooks like his mom and grandmother, and regular community events with his church, Kyle has always seen food as a social centerpiece. During times of joy, food added to the celebration. In times of grief, food brought with it comfort. After the passing of his beloved grandparents, Kyle found himself stress eating often. With 315 pounds on his small frame, Kyle began to realize he was on a dangerous path and he wasn’t yet 30 years old. Bearing the Weight of Weight “Weight is a weight. Not just physically, but emotionally it takes its toll,” Kyle, who is a minister and singer at ...
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    Waiting for a heart transplant and given only a few months to live, Peter optimistically ordered the tuxedo for his daughter’s wedding. An active man with a history of good health but family history of heart disease, in 1999, Peter underwent triple bypass surgery. After a successful procedure a several years of good health, in 2005 he began feeling fatigued again and it was determined that he needed a stent in his right coronary artery. Peter recovered but his heart remained weak. In October 2006, Peter contracted a minor infection - which is never a minor issue for a heart patient. He became ...
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    Two years ago, 24-year-old Joe was tethered to an oxygen tank and fighting cystic fibrosis (CF) for every breath. This year, he walked in two of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides events to benefit cystic fibrosis research. Since receiving a lung transplant in June 2011 at the our Lung Center, Joe has been working out at the gym and playing volleyball and basketball with friends. No longer relegated to the sidelines, he is reaching new levels of strength and endurance. Joe is using his new physical powers to help others with CF. “I wasn’t granted two healthy lungs of my own. I want ...
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    Kathy received her second heart transplant at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. “It is not what happens to you in life, but how you deal with it, that makes you who you are,” she reflected. “I am very grateful to have received the gift of life--- twice.” Kathy shares her philosophy with her daughters, ages 14 and 17. After two transplants, she says, “I’m not like other moms. The girls are very strong and we just deal with whatever comes our way. We work together as a family.” The whole family volunteered at Newark Beth Israel’s annual Heart & Sole Walk that raises funds to support patients at ...
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    Just two months after my kidney transplant last summer, I was at the driving range swinging a golf club. I felt great! And, second only to my younger sister who selflessly donated her kidney, I credit Saint Barnabas Medical Center and the care I received there with my continued healthy recovery. I am a golfer by nature. I began playing at seven years old. Golf is a game of repetition. You find out what works and you do it over and over. This is how I have approached my recovery thanks to my team at Saint Barnabas. They have always given me the detailed instructions and information I need to ...
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    Roger, of Passaic, NJ, was diagnosed with congestive heart failure (CHF) at age 32. His two brothers died at young age from heart disease and Mr. Thomas fought hard against a similar fate. Yet, at age 54 he was admitted to the Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program at the Heart Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center with Class IV heart failure. His cardiac output was declining, his pulmonary pressures climbing and his symptoms of heart failure worsening. Shortly after admission and prior to the identification of a donor heart, his arrhythmias worsened. A few years ago Mr. Thomas ...
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    Carol Welsch was 60 when she decided to take up skiing, an activity she enjoyed with her grandchildren. After nine years, a few injuries and the deterioration of one knee, she discovered she needed knee replacement surgery. The West Orange mother and grandmother chose to go to Frank Femino, M.D., the Medical Director of the Joint & Spine Institute at Clara Maass Medical Center, last fall. She was inspired by her husband Don’s successful hip replacement performed by Dr. Femino. Now, following knee replacement, Mrs. Welsch feels great and will return to the ski slopes this winter. Dr. Femino ...
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Patient Stories

  • "I was ready to fight hard. Being a mom with a four year old daughter just made me push harder. I didn't stop living. I didn't stop being a mom."

  • “It really shows how fortunate I am.”

  • "I went to bed and woke up at about 2am with the most severe and indescribable pain in my chest"

  • “Now the only thing I need to take every day is my vitamin”

  • When it was determined that Peter had end-stage heart failure but otherwise in reasonably good health, his name was added to the heart transplant list.

  • “I wasn’t granted two healthy lungs of my own. I want people with CF to know that there is hope – that life goes on."

  • Your life is up in the air but, this time things were a little easier because I knew what I was in for,” she said. “I was speechless at the miracle of getting a match in just nine days.”

  • I never considered going to any hospital but Saint Barnabas, and the high level of care and attention I received assured me I made the right decision.

  • “Wealth can’t buy what they gave me. They saved my life.”

  • She was inspired by her husband Don’s successful hip replacement performed by Dr. Femino. Now, following knee replacement, Mrs. Welsch feels great and will return to the ski slopes this winter.

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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's management and staff abide by the philosophy that all patients are to be treated with respect, dignity, and sensitivity.

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