Health and Wellness

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation Raises Over $505,000 at the 36th Annual Golf Classic Tournament

Neptune, NJ ― July 16, 2019 ― On July 8, the Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Golf Classic was held at Deal Golf and Country Club and Hollywood Golf Club where more than 255 golfers raised over $505,000 in support of programs and services at the hospitals. The event was again chaired by Robert Mullen, CEO of Structure Tone Organization, and vice-chaired by Robert Smith, CEO of The Allied Group.

“This event has become an important fundraiser for Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital,” says Mullen. “Both hospitals are providing superb care for our community and are gaining national recognition as leaders in many areas, including cardiac care and the treatment of adult and pediatric cancers. Events such as the golf tournament raise funds that help to enhance care for our community, making sure it has access to the most advanced care possible, and we are grateful to everyone who participated.”

In June 2018, Jersey Shore University Medical Center opened the new HOPE Tower, which was largely funded by philanthropy. Since then, thousands of patients have received care by more than 100 medical practitioners, over 9,600 linear accelerator treatments have been provided and more than 130 conferences, lectures, events and meetings have taken place in the John K. Lloyd Amphitheater located on the tenth floor of HOPE Tower. Within the facility, the Christopher Center for Mental Health & Wellness, provided by Phil and Marilyn Perricone, has also served as a resource for community members in need of behavioral and mental health care.

“Philanthropy plays a vital role in being able to provide the technology and services required to deliver the gold standard of care that our community members expect and deserve,” says Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, regional president, southern market, Hackensack Meridian Health. “We are fortunate to have such a strong board and donor support that continues to propel Jersey Shore University Medical Center into the regional and national spotlight. The money raised at the Golf Classic will enable us to continue to expand our offerings and expertise.”

Funds raised at events such as the Annual Golf Classic all contribute toward a $150 million fundraising goal as part of the Meridian Health Foundation’s Giving Heals campaign. Giving Heals supports four important initiatives: strengthening oncology services, improving clinical outcomes, enhancing the patient experience and broadening clinical research and academic programs at the following Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers in Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Bayshore Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center.

“We are incredibly grateful to everyone who supported the Annual Golf Classic,” says Joseph Stampe, president and chief development officer, Meridian Health Foundation. “This event gets bigger and better every year and we could not do it without the help of our friends and sponsors.”

This year’s Golf Classic was sponsored by the following: Title Event Sponsors: Tatiana and Peter Cancro and L.F. Driscoll / Structure Tone Organization; Outing Sponsors: The Allied Group and Jersey Shore Anesthesiology Associates; Awards Reception Sponsor: Compass One Healthcare; Golf Cart Sponsors: The Barham Group, LLC, Circle BMW, Compass One Healthcare, Crisdel Group, Inc., Forest Electric, Hospitality Openings, Linde-Griffith Construction Company, Trident Abstract Company Title Agency and Ysabell Electric.

To learn more about how you can support Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation, or the Giving Heals campaign, contact Paul Huegel, vice president of development, at 732-751-5109 or paul.huegel@hackensackmeridian.org.

ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH JERSEY SHORE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Located in Neptune, New Jersey, Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and the only Level II Trauma and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in Monmouth and Ocean counties. It is home to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital – the first children’s hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. With more than 1,200 physicians and dental staff in 60 specialty areas, Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s team provides quality care in a patient-centered, environmentally-friendly setting.

The team’s commitment to excellence has earned Jersey Shore University Medical Center numerous accolades, including being named the #4 hospital in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report for 2018-2019. The medical center’s clinical research program and longstanding commitment to medical education is evident through an affiliation with Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University and a new affiliation with St. George’s University School of Medicine. Jersey Shore University Medical Center serves as an academic center dedicated to advancing medical knowledge, training future physicians and providing the community with access to promising medical breakthroughs.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s programs and services have received numerous national recognition, including designation as high-performing in cardiac, stroke, surgical and oncology services.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently completed the HOPE Tower Project – a $265 million 10-story medical office building that provides a new healing outpatient experience. Guided by a patient-centered approach towards care, and informed by the latest medical breakthroughs, HOPE Tower includes advanced imaging services, a clinical academic center, innovative stimulation laboratory, state-of-the-art amphitheater, specialty physician offices, a nine-level parking garage, and a 58,000 square foot cancer facility. The new cancer facility features a range of comprehensive treatment options, including surgical specialties, medical oncology, and the most advanced radiation therapy and minimally invasive interventional therapies. Nurse navigators guide patients through every step and provide an extra layer of support and coordination.

ABOUT THE MERIDIAN HEALTH FOUNDATION GIVING HEALS CAMPAIGN
Giving Heals is a $150 million regional comprehensive campaign to raise funds for strengthening oncology services, improving clinical outcomes, enhancing the patient experience and broadening clinical research and academic programs. Publicly announced at the Meridian Health Foundation Gala on November 17, 2018, the campaign will run through 2020. Over $90 million dollars has been raised to date to support following Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Bayshore Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center.

ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care.

Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 17 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children’s hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; nine community hospitals – Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin; a behavioral health hospital – Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead; and two rehabilitation hospitals – JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.

Additionally, the network has more than 500 patient care locations throughout the state which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has more than 34,100 team members, and 6,500 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The network’s notable distinctions include having four hospitals among the top 10 in New Jersey by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and being named to Becker’s Health care’s “150 Top Places to Work in Health care/2018” list.

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its first class of students in 2018 to its On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton. Additionally, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to find more cures for cancer faster while ensuring that patients have access to the highest quality, most individualized cancer care when and where they need it.

Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org.

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