The Healthy Way
Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home's issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey's one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won't rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won't have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Neptune, it's no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.
The Healthy Way Difference
At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won't be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren't like anybody else's, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won't find any "one-size-fits-all" solutions here, and we wouldn't have it any other way.
- Best warranties in the industry
- Free initial inspection
- Full-service basement waterproofing
- Mold remediation
- Foundation repair
- Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation
Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.
Waterproofing Services in New Jersey
With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can't handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We're talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home's value and your family's health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:
- Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
- Mildew residue
- Water stains on your foundation's walls and floors
- Erosion of your concrete
- Mineral deposits found on pipes
- Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
- Pooling water around your foundation's interior
- Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
Basement Waterproofing in Neptune
Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn't in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement's water-related problems.
Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.
Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.
Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:
- Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
- Basement flooding
- Loss of valuables
- Serious water damage to your home's walls and floors
- Decrease in home value
Don't wait to address the moisture developing in your basement - call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.
What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?
It's easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don't know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Neptune:
The "Clay Bowl" Effect
It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or "bowl" effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.
This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.
How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs
Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:
- Sump pumps
- Perimeter drainage systems
- Doorway drainage systems
- High-strength washer hoses
- Floor and wall crack repair
- Replacement windows
- Flood protection for your water heater
When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home's value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.
The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process
Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a "prevention over repair" mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We're not in the business of putting a "Band-Aid" on your water problem - we want to fix your issue completely, so you don't have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:
Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don't usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.
Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home's foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren't clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home's foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.
One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you're thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn't retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it's best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.
WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Because every home is different, it's hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor's. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you're having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.Contact Us
GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME
Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won't do the work!
If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.
Don't let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!
Latest News in Neptune, NJ
Here are the top 8 N.J. hospitals for maternity care, according to U.S. News
U.S. News & World Report has released its ranking of New Jersey’s best hospitals in obstetrics and gynecology.Eight hospitals made the list.The ranking was based on a number of categories, including patient outcomes, nurse staffing, patient services, certain surgeries and technology. (Definitions for certain categories have been included.)Here are the maternity hospitals that made the list:...
U.S. News & World Report has released its ranking of New Jersey’s best hospitals in obstetrics and gynecology.
Eight hospitals made the list.
The ranking was based on a number of categories, including patient outcomes, nurse staffing, patient services, certain surgeries and technology. (Definitions for certain categories have been included.)
Here are the maternity hospitals that made the list:
1. Morristown Medical Center, Morristown
The overall top-ranked hospital in the state was rated the No. 28 maternity hospital in the U.S.
It earned a score of 72.7 (out of 100) and was “above average” in patient experience and 30-day survival (“survival 30 days after being admitted relative to other hospitals treating similarly complex conditions”).
Morristown Medical Center scored “very high” in number of patients (“relative volume of high-risk patients treated for gynecology-related disorders over three years”) and “average” in discharging patients to home (“how often patients go directly home from this hospital rather than being discharged to another facility”).
It scored “excellent” in nurse staffing, advanced technologies and patient services.
Morristown Medical Center also scored “high performing” in maternity care (uncomplicated pregnancy) and “average” in ovarian cancer surgery and uterine cancer surgery.
2. Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack
The state’s second-ranked overall hospital according U.S. News earned a score of 51.8.
It was “excellent” in nurse staffing, advanced technologies and patient services.
Hackensack University Medical Center earned a “high performing” in maternity care (uncomplicated pregnancy) and “average” in ovarian cancer surgery and uterine cancer surgery.
And it was “average” in 30-day survival, discharging patients to home, patient experience and number of patients.
3. Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune
Jersey Shore University Medical Center achieved a score of 48.9. It was “excellent” in nurse staffing, advanced technologies and patient services.
The hospital scored “high” in number of patients, “average” in 30-day survival and patient experience and “poor” in discharging patients to home.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center was “high performing” in maternity care (uncomplicated pregnancy) and “below average” in ovarian cancer surgery and uterine cancer surgery.
4. Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck
Holy Name earned a score of 47.8 and was “excellent” in advanced technologies, “above average” in patient services and “poor” in nurse staffing.
It was “average” in 30-day survival and discharging patients to home, “above average” in patient experience and “high” in the number of patients.
Holy Name was also “average” in ovarian cancer surgery and uterine cancer surgery.
5. Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center scored a 46.1. It earned a “very high” in number of patients and “above average” in patient experience.
It was “average” in 30-day survival and “below average” in discharging patients to home.
The hospital earned an “excellent” rating in advanced technologies and patient services and “above average” in nurse staffing.
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center also ranked as “average” in ovarian cancer surgery and “below average” in uterine cancer surgery.
6. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick
It earned a score of 41.6 and “high” in number of patients.
It was “average” in 30-day survival and patient experience.
The hospital was rated as “excellent” in nurse staffing, advanced technologies and patient services, but “poor” in discharging patients to home.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital was “average” in ovarian cancer surgery and “below average” in uterine cancer surgery.
7. Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Voorhees
It achieved a score of 37.8 and was “above average” in patient experience.
Virtua Voorhees was “average” in the number of patients and 30-day survival and “poor” in discharging patients to home.
But it was “excellent” in advanced technologies and patient services and “average” in nurse staffing.
Virtua Voorhees also rated as “high performing” in maternity care (uncomplicated pregnancy) and “average” in ovarian cancer surgery and uterine cancer surgery.
8. Cooper University Hospital, Camden
It earned a score of 33.3 and rated “very high” in number of patients.
Cooper University was “excellent” in advanced technologies and patient services and “average” in 30-day survival, discharging patients to home, patient experience and nurse staffing.
It was “average” in ovarian cancer surgery and uterine cancer surgery.
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Neptune approves licenses for new Black-owned, woman-owned cannabis businesses
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NEPTUNE - Two locally-owned cannabis businesses received the greenlight from Township Committee this week to begin operating in the township.The committee unanimously approved two licenses, one for a cannabis distributor and the other for a cannabis manufacturer....
NEPTUNE - Two locally-owned cannabis businesses received the greenlight from Township Committee this week to begin operating in the township.
The committee unanimously approved two licenses, one for a cannabis distributor and the other for a cannabis manufacturer.
GDBS Distributors LLC, headed by Neptune resident Jay Smith, is now in line to become the first certified minority-owned company in the state to take the step from having a conditional license to a standard license.
Smith, an engineer and CEO of GDBS Distributors LLC, praised the township's vision after the Nov. 28 vote.
"I am excited by the opportunity the State of New Jersey has afforded me. My passion for the science of the cannabis industry is what has driven me to follow this path. It not only opens a gateway for success of a minority-owned company, but a value to the communities of color. Neptune's vision to have local participation in the cannabis industry is why this is happening," Smith said.
GDBS operates a Class-II manufacturing facility.
Jersey Shore Ventures Group, LLC also won approval for a cannabis manufacturing business.
The firm is a Class-I cultivator owned by Neptune resident Virginia Papa-Horning, who operates the business with her son Chris Horning.
"Jay (Smith) is a Black minority and I am a female minority. So both of the operations are minority owned," Papa-Horning said.
Horning credited the township for approving locally-owned businesses.
"They are listening to the people because this is what the people wanted," Papa-Horning said. "But they are also working for and helping their people."
Horning said he expects to be operational in March.
"We are simply putting a seed in the dirt with the light on it and we are growing it, and we cut it down, dry it, package and then we sell to dispensaries, or we can sell to distributor but not directly to the customer," Horning said.
Mayor Nicholas Williams said residents voted "overwhelmingly" to bring cannabis into Neptune Township.
"First thing we did was bring in a company called Zen Leaf to actually do the selling of cannabis here in Neptune, but we always stuck to the plan," Williams said. "And I am proud to say tonight we actually stuck to the plan."
"One is a distributor; one is a manufacturer. They have warehouse space. They will not be visible to anybody. They will be doing different types of cannabis and they are not going to be selling it such as Zen Leaf," Williams said.
Both companies will operate from a warehouse on Heck Avenue.
Williams added that "we are taking care of Neptune residents" and praised the two cannabis businesses as "stand out companies" that will do very well in Neptune.
"We could've went out and got Big Pharma. We could've went out and got big companies, people that were very established. But again, we wanted to keep local people that were interested in doing the business, and conducting business here in Neptune," Williams said.
Committeeman Dr. Michael Brantley said he was happy to vote "yes" and welcome the new businesses to Neptune.
Charles Daye is the metro reporter for Asbury Park and Neptune, with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. Contact him: [email protected] @CharlesDayeAPP
Marijuana shops in Neptune City? NJ boro wants residents’ input
There has been a recent flow of feedback provided to the governing body in Neptune City by some residents voicing concern about the possible locations of cannabis dispensary shops in the borough.Neptune City is now bringing back another opportunity for residents to provide feedback on this topic.Since most New Jersey voters approved the 2020 referendum, cannabis businesses have been looking to open up shop acro...
There has been a recent flow of feedback provided to the governing body in Neptune City by some residents voicing concern about the possible locations of cannabis dispensary shops in the borough.
Neptune City is now bringing back another opportunity for residents to provide feedback on this topic.
Since most New Jersey voters approved the 2020 referendum, cannabis businesses have been looking to open up shop across the state and after some delays along the way, there have been locations popping up for those interested in making that purchase.
In Neptune City, with most residents voting in favor of it as well, the governing body in the borough began to discuss it.
Mayor Andrew Wardell said the conversations began back in 2020 before it was voted on by residents and in speaking with the governing body, it was brought up that "if this passes, how do people feel about Neptune City being cannabis contributors? Most people were like, yea, I don't see that being a problem."
In the summer of 2021, an ordinance was adopted to allow retail-only sales in Neptune City and when it was, there wasn't much pushback at that time, Mayor Wardell said.
Over time, there rose some concern among local residents about the locations being proposed by the companies looking to come in and set up shop.
It was then that Mayor Wardell explained that a lot of people were upset and asked if the ordinance could be updated, prompting a recent letter to residents in the borough.
Due to the vote in 2020 and each town across the state having to say yes or no to a state-imposed deadline of opting in or opting out of permitting these cannabis businesses in their municipality, Mayor Wardell echoed an understanding a lot of other towns face.
"If you opt in, you're in, you can't just opt out. We can't get out of that now, we did that almost two years ago."
When some of the residents learned that the cannabis companies were thinking of setting up in a certain part of town, they became concerned, in part, because "some people have a parent that lives in that neighborhood."
There were other concerns among some residents about traffic if/when one or two shops were to open up along the Route 35 corridor.
Under the Neptune City ordinance, stores would have to be at least 500 feet apart and nobody is allowed to consume marijuana/cannabis anywhere in public in Neptune City, it has to be at home.
"We want to hear people out before we introduce it (the ordinance)," Wardell said. "We're not going to do anything until the new year."
This is your opportunity he said to express concerns that you may have with the locations proposed for the cannabis shops.
Two companies have applied for resolutions of support, Wardell said, in East Coast Cannabis and Ivy Hall.
See how your local hospital scored in latest safety rankings. N.J. is 6th safest in the U.S.
There were fewer mistakes, accidents and preventable infections in New Jersey hospitals this year, enabling the state to improve its national safety ranking from 12th in the spring to 6th best this fall, according to The Leapfrog Group latest report card.The report, which comes as the intensity of the pandemic has gradually lessened, graded 70 acute-care, general hospitals in New Jersey a...
There were fewer mistakes, accidents and preventable infections in New Jersey hospitals this year, enabling the state to improve its national safety ranking from 12th in the spring to 6th best this fall, according to The Leapfrog Group latest report card.
The report, which comes as the intensity of the pandemic has gradually lessened, graded 70 acute-care, general hospitals in New Jersey and 3,000 nationwide.
The grades do not measure which hospital has the most respected doctors or successful treatment. Leapfrog focuses on which hospitals prevented harm, such as reducing the frequency of hospital-borne infections, and which hospitals avoided mistakes by using strategies like consistently using an electronic system to order and track prescriptions.
No hospital in New Jersey flunked. But three earned Ds: CareWell Health Medical Center (formerly East Orange General Hospital); St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, Paterson; and St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center.
There were 33 hospitals that earned an A, 20 hospitals that earned a B and 14 hospitals with a C grade.
“During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the data showed a distressing nationwide decline in patient safety measures as staffing and other challenges stressed hospitals and health care systems, including hospitals in New Jersey,” said Adelisa Perez-Hudgins, director of Quality for the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, which releases the statewide report on behalf of The Leapfrog Group.
“In New Jersey, in this half of the year, we see improvements in the data. We are not back to pre-pandemic quality, but we are heading in the right direction.”
The hospital safety score was created by the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit made up of large employers and other health care purchasers to improve safety in response to a 1999 Institute of Medicine report that found as many as 98,000 people die from preventable mistakes in hospitals each year. Leapfrog released the first round of grades in 2012.
Ten years later, there is evidence that patients are safer nationwide, said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. Patient injury from falling, and accidentally leaving behind an object — such as a sponge — inside a body after surgery have declined by 25% during this period, Binder said. There also have been 22% fewer cases of MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and 43% fewer central line-associated bloodstream infections.
Binder also pointed to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that examined the medical records of 245,000 patients admitted for heart attacks, heart disease, pneumonia, and major surgery and found “a significant decrease in the adjusted rates of adverse events between 2012 and 2019.
“Never in history have we seen across-the-board improvement in patient safety until this last decade, coinciding with the history of the Hospital Safety Grade,” Binder said.
“We salute hospitals for this milestone and encourage them to accelerate their hard work saving patient lives,” Binder added. “For a long time, the health care community tried to improve safety, but progress stalled. The big difference over this decade is that for the first time, we publicly reported each hospital’s record on patient safety, and that galvanized the kind of change we all hoped for. It’s not enough change, but we are on the right track.”
Leapfrog encourages consumers to use the ratings to help select a hospital. Hospital executives, mindful of the competitive market, tout their top grades in marketing campaigns.
Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus leaders said they dedicated themselves to improving the facility’s grade after acquiring the former Meadowlands Hospital five years ago. The previous owners did not participate consistently, and received poor marks when they did, said Dr. Nizar Kifaieh, the hospital’s president and CEO.
Hudson earned an A in the most recent survey, up from a B in May.
“HRH has committed since day one, to providing the highest quality of care to our community. We have acquired cutting-edge technology combined with top talent providers and staff to achieve those goals,” Kifaieh said in a statement. “I am proud of our HRH family of doctors, nurses, administrators, technicians, and all staff who have shown their commitment to improvement over the past five years and will continue to do so in the future.”
Saint Peters University Hospital also received a top score.
“It is the collaborative effort of everyone involved from our clinical and ancillary services teams who care for our patients to our support team who keeps our facilities and equipment clean and safe to everyone in between,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, president and CEO of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. “Working together, they ensure that we achieve the highest safety standards and that these standards are maintained across all areas of the hospital’s operations.”
The top ten states with the highest percentages of hospitals earning an A are New Hampshire, Virginia, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, New Jersey, North Carolina, Maine, Pennsylvania, and Florida. At the other end of the spectrum, there were no hospitals in the District of Columbia, North Dakota, or Vermont that earned a top score, according to the national Leapfrog report, which graded 3,000 hospitals.
Here how 70 New Jersey hospitals fared, in alphabetical order:
Atlanticare Regional Medical Center - City Campus Atlantic City: B
Atlanticare Regional Medical Center-Mainland Campus, Pomona: B
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Paramus: A
Bayshore Medical Center, Holmdel: A
Cape Regional Medical Center, Cape May Court House: B
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, Pennington: A
Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Trenton: B
CarePoint Health-Bayonne Medical Center, Bayonne: C
CarePoint Health-Christ Hospital, Jersey City: C
CarePoint Health-Hoboken University Medical Center: C
CentraState Medical Center, Freehold: C
Chilton Medical Center, Pompton Plains: A
Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville: B
Community Medical Center, Toms River: B
Cooper University Hospital, Camden: B
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston: C
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood: A
Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack: A
Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown: B
Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck: C
Hudson Regional Hospital, Secaucus: A
Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington: A
Inspira Medical Center, Elmer: A
Inspira Medical Center, Mullica Hill: A
Inspira Medical Center Vineland: A
Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital: A
Jefferson Stratford Hospital: A
Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, Turnersville: A
Jersey City Medical Center: B
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune: A
JFK University Medical Center, Edison: B
Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch: A
Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Lakewood: B
Morristown Medical Center, Morristown: A
Mountainside Medical Center, Montclair: C
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center: B
Newton Medical Center: B
Ocean University Medical Center, Brick: B
Old Bridge Medical Center: A
Overlook Medical Center, Summit: A
Pascack Valley Medical Center, Westwood: A
Palisades Medical Center, North Bergen: A
Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, Plainsboro: A
Raritan Bay Medical Center of Perth Amboy: A
Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank: A
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick: B
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton: A
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway: A
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, Somerville: B
Saint Clare’s Hospital of Denville: A
Saint Clare’s Hospital of Dover: C
Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark: A
Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick: A
Salem Medical Center: B
Shore Medical Center, Somers Point: C
Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin: C
St. Francis Medical Center of Trenton: C
St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, Paterson: D
St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center: D
St. Luke’s Warren Campus, Phillipsburg: A
St. Mary’s General Hospital, Passaic: A
The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood: A
Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth: C
University Hospital, Newark: C
Virtua Marlton Hospital: A
Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mount Holly: B
Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Camden: C
Virtua Voorhees Hospital: B
Virtua Willingboro Hospital: B
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Personal issues cited as Mantz leaves Bridgewater-Raritan football post after one year
The success that Rick Mantz envisioned for Bridgewater-Raritan’s football team when he accepted the head coaching job last April will have to be fulfilled with someone else in charge.Mantz announced in a letter sent Friday to the school’s principal, Dan Hemberger, that he would be stepping down after just one 4-6 season in the Big Central Conference. He thanked Hemberger and the rest of the Bridgewater-Raritan community for the opportunity to coach, though also write “that he had some health and family issues that he...
The success that Rick Mantz envisioned for Bridgewater-Raritan’s football team when he accepted the head coaching job last April will have to be fulfilled with someone else in charge.
Mantz announced in a letter sent Friday to the school’s principal, Dan Hemberger, that he would be stepping down after just one 4-6 season in the Big Central Conference. He thanked Hemberger and the rest of the Bridgewater-Raritan community for the opportunity to coach, though also write “that he had some health and family issues that he needed to address,” according to a press release from the school district.
Mantz was appointed last April to succeed Scott Bray, who had coached the Panthers for 15 seasons, but suddenly left his coaching and teaching post at the high school without notice or an official statement from the district. Bridgewater-Raritan was 6-4 in 2021, but a combined 8-16 in the previous three seasons following successive appearances in the North 2, Group 5 finals in 2015, ‘16 and ‘17 under Bray.
When Mantz accepted the post, he felt Bridgewater-Raritan possessed the wherewithal to return to that high level of football more sooner than later. This past season’s team, however, struggled to manufacture a consistent offense, averaging only 11.9 points a game. But the Panthers did win two straight games against Elizabeth and Old Bridge to close out the regular season before falling to Westfield, 28-7, in the first round of the North 1, Group 5 playoffs.
Mantz had guided Hillsborough to sectional titles both as a player in 1980 and head coach in 2000. Eight years later, his team at South Brunswick had snapped a 30-year playoff drought by qualifying in Central Jersey, Group 5. Prior to his appointment at Bridgewater, Mantz compiled a 113-69 record in 26 seasons at Hillsborough, South Brunswick and Passaic.
“Rick Mantz made a significant contribution during his brief time as head coach,” Hemberger said in the release. “He has restructured the internal operations to resemble a college program, elevated expectations for our student-athletes both on and off the football field, and energized the coaching staff and overall football community.
Mantz’ resignation came just one week after the retirement of longtime B-R athletic director John Maggio, who searched out Mantz when his school was abruptly left without a head coach. The job to find a replacement for Mantz is now left new athletic director Bill Deniz.
“It was an absolute pleasure working with coach Mantz as our head coach,” Maggio said. “We were very fortunate to have him take over the program last April. Rick is a 12-month-a-year, 24-hour-a-day coach with an outstanding background, as well as a phenomenal work ethic, enthusiasm and energy.”
Mantz is a member of three halls of fame - Hillsborough High School, the NJ Football Coaches Association and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.
“Rick was an outstanding coach and leader of young men during his tenure at Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School as the football coach,” said Bob Beers, the district’s superintendent of schools. “He has set the program on the right path and I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
In Mantz’ letter of resignation, he assured Hemberger that assistant coach DJ Catalano would be willing to manage the team’s off-season conditioning program and assist with college recruiting. Catalano, a former standout at Montgomery, was hired by Mantz from Somerville, where he had been defensive coordinator. Catalano also held that position at Neptune and Randolph.
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