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Dr. Anaka Prakash, Director of the Endoscopy Department


BAYONNE, NJ - March 17, 2011 - Bayonne Medical Center announced today that Dr. Anaka Prakash, has been recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), as part of its program to recognize and reward ASGE members who are dedicated to improving their clinical and professional practice in endoscopy. The ASGE Education Achievement Program is designed to acknowledge physicians who are dedicated to pursuing education in endoscopy and improving their ability to provide the most effective care for their patients.

"We are pleased that Dr. Prakash has received this well deserved recognition. Dr. Prakash is a dedicated and skilled physician who is respected and admired by his colleagues at Bayonne Medical Center and his patients, "said Daniel A. Kane, President and CEO of Bayonne Medical Center.

"I am thrilled to be one of the first physicians to receive this recognition from the ASGE. "I am proud to be part of endoscopy services at Bayonne Medical Center and proud of this award, "said Dr. Anaka Prakash, Director of the Endoscopy Department.

Individuals approved for the Education Achievement Program will receive an ASGE "Certificate of Achievement in Endoscopy Education" and recognition through the ASGE's scientific journal GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy as well as the ASGE Crystal Awards during Digestive Disease Week this May in Chicago.

"Continuing Medical Education (CME) shouldn't just be about the number of credits. ASGE wants to acknowledge those physicians who are demonstrating a commitment to improving their own practice and patient care", said Amitabh Chak, MD, FASGE, chair of the ASGE CME Programs Committee. "This program offers participants an opportunity to evaluate their education, assess how its has impacted their practice and identify future needs."

About Bayonne Medical Center

Established in 1888, Bayonne Medical Center is a 278-bed, fully accredited, acute-care hospital located in Hudson County. Since opening its doors more than a century ago, it has been committed to providing quality, comprehensive, community-based healthcare services to more than 70,000 people annually. Some of the services that the medical center provides are Emergency Department services; Interventional Cardiology services; Oncology; Radiology; Vascular Care; Wound Care; Bar iatric Surgery and other services. With its finger on the pulse of the community, Bayonne Medical Center continually develops new and expanded services to meet the changing needs of the people it serves. Bayonne Medical Center's endoscopy department is a three-room state of the art endoscopy unit equipped with full service including fluoroscopy. Our gastroenterologists are certified and boarded in gastroenterology and our nursing staff is nationally certified in GI nursing. Procedures performed range from screening colonoscopy to more complex procedures, including endoscopic ultrasound to diagnose and stage gastrointestinal cancers especially pancreatic cancer and ERCP for removal of bile duct stones and palliation of pancreatic cancer. For more information, please call 201-858-5293