At 7 a.m. this morning, Monmouth Ocean Hospital Services Corp, better known as MONOC, ceased operating as the primary provider of paramedic EMS services in Monmouth and Ocean Counties after 42 years.
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, a former MONOC paramedic, reports that the transition to the new providers of advanced life support services, Hackensack Meridian Health and Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health, was seamless and that paramedic units from the hospitals have been responding with no interruptions.
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Communications Division has been working closely with leaders of the two hospital carriers to ensure the changeover went smoothly, Golden said in a statement to MMM.
Sheriff Golden thanks all of the dedicated and committed members of the MONOC organization that have provided years of EMS to Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
“I am grateful for the partnership MONOC had with the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office and public safety partners of both counties. As we move ahead, the MCSO looks forward to working with Hackensack Meridian Health, Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health and Centra State Medical Center to ensure that our residents continue to receive the most efficient and effective emergency care,” Golden said.