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Hackensack University Medical Center unveils community asthma bus

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The Center for Allergy, Asthma and Immune Disorders at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently commemorates World Asthma Day by unveiling its new A.I.R. Express Mobile Care Unit. 
From left, Michelle Bogucki, office manager, Center for Allergy, Asthma and Immune Disorders; Cindy Rosado, medical secretary; Aricia Torres, medical secretary; Ivry Fulton, medical secretary; Barbara McGoey, research nurse; Gabriela Blazon, certified medical assistant; Mary Ann Michelis, medical director; Lori Torsiello, staff nurse; Ihor Sawczuk, president, Hackensack University Medical Center; Mohammad Younus, physician; Mary LaMontagne, director, Infusion Center; Nicole Argenzia, nurse manager; Maria Kownacki, nursing assistant; Anna Maria Da Costa, staff nurse; and Marie Fowler, staff nurse.
The Center for Allergy, Asthma and Immune Disorders at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently commemorates World Asthma Day by unveiling its new A.I.R. Express Mobile Care Unit. From left, Michelle Bogucki, office manager, Center for Allergy, Asthma and Immune Disorders; Cindy Rosado, medical secretary; Aricia Torres, medical secretary; Ivry Fulton, medical secretary; Barbara McGoey, research nurse; Gabriela Blazon, certified medical assistant; Mary Ann Michelis, medical director; Lori Torsiello, staff nurse; Ihor Sawczuk, president, Hackensack University Medical Center; Mohammad Younus, physician; Mary LaMontagne, director, Infusion Center; Nicole Argenzia, nurse manager; Maria Kownacki, nursing assistant; Anna Maria Da Costa, staff nurse; and Marie Fowler, staff nurse. - ()

Hackensack Meridian Health has introduced its newest Asthma Information and Relief Express Mobile Care Unit.

The truck has provided free asthma screenings to over 1,000 state residents and 2,800 students. The new truck is being operated by HMH’s Center for Allergy, Asthma and Immune Disorders at Hackensack University Medical Center.

“The goal of the A.I.R. Express Mobile Care Unit is to help us determine if a child or adult has asthma before they wind up in the emergency department,” said Dr. Mary Ann Michelis, chief of allergy and immunology at the hospital. “Our team also helps to educate individuals on how to take better care of themselves and prevent an attack from occurring.”

Proceeds from various fundraisers, including the A.I.R. Express Annual Golf Outing, have provided bilingual educational materials and testing equipment for the bus.

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