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Valley Medical Group Welcomes Two Hematology/Oncology Specialists


April 17, 2013 - Valley Medical Group (VMG) welcomes Barry Fernbach, M.D., and Louise Ligresti, M.D., who specialize in hematology/medical oncology.  Drs. Fernbach and Ligresti see patients in offices located at Valley’s Daniel and Gloria Blumenthal Cancer Center in the Luckow Pavilion in Paramus.

VMG comprises physicians practicing in a wide variety of specialties at Valley locations and in community-based practices.  A new entity of Valley Health System, VMG brings together Valley-employed physicians based at the hospital, the Luckow Pavilion, other outpatient facilities, seven Valley Medical Group sites, and medical practices throughout the community. 

The Valley Medical Group Hematology/Oncology practice at the Daniel and Gloria Blumenthal Cancer Center is a component of Valley’s comprehensive cancer care services, which include complete diagnostic, treatment, management, research, and support services.  The Blumenthal Cancer Center is the only facility in the U.S. that has earned six Gold Seals of Approval for cancer care from The Joint Commission.

Dr. Fernbach has been a member of The Valley Hospital medical staff for the past three decades. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and he completed an internship, internal medicine residency, and fellowships in hematology and neoplastic diseases at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.  He also worked as a research associate at the National Cancer Institute and served in the military with the U.S. Public Health Service.

Dr. Ligresti joined The Valley Hospital medical staff in 1997. She received her medical degree from the State University of New York-Health Science Center at Syracuse.  She completed her internal medicine residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and her hematology/oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

The Valley Medical Group Hematology/Oncology practice is one of a number of primary-care and specialty-care physician practices acquired by Valley within the past two years to ensure that patients residing in communities served by the health system have access to quality medical care now and in the future. Patients of Valley Health System practices enjoy seamless access to all of The Valley Hospital’s programs and services.

In addition to The Joint Commission Gold Seals of Approval, The Valley Hospital has received these prestigious awards:

• Second consecutive grade A for patient safety and one of three hospitals in New Jersey to be awarded Top Hospital status from The LeapFrog Group
• One of America’s top 100 hospitals and five-star ratings for 16 clinical areas by HealthGrades
• Ten consecutive J.D. Power and Associates awards for “Outstanding Inpatient Experience”

To make an appointment at the Valley Medical Group Hematology/Oncology practice at the Blumenthal Cancer Center, call 201-634-5353.

Caption: Hematology/Oncology specialists Louise Ligresti, M.D. and Barry Fernbach, M.D., have joined Valley Medical Group.  Their offices are located at Valley’s Daniel and Gloria Blumenthal Cancer Center in the Luckow Pavilion in Paramus.

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