Press Release

For Immediate Release
Feb 14, 2011
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh, Public Relations Manager  

Know Your Risk of Heart Disease to be held February 16

Southern Ocean Medical Center to host educational program with local medical expert  

Manahawkin, NJ - Southern Ocean Medical Center will host a FREE program titled, "Know Your Risk for Heart Disease." Information, screenings, and a tour of the Southern Ocean Medical Center catheterization lab will be included. And heart-healthy refreshments will be served. The event takes place on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Southern Ocean Medical Center's Ullmann Conference Center. The program is free and the Medical Center is located at Route 72 W. in Manahawkin, NJ.

Cardiologist Renato Apolito, M.D. of Southern Ocean Medical Center and Shore Heart Group will discuss risk factors for heart disease and what you can do to optimize heart health.  

The program is free, but space is limited. Reserve your spot by calling 1-800-DOCTORS or by visiting  

Meridian CardioVascular Network's new heart healthy living campaign, 365 Days of Heart Health, spotlights wellness through a series of special events, heart healthy tips, and educational programs. Visiting provides helpful information, resources, real time updates, and expert videos to stay connected with important heart health matters. The Web site also provides inspiring patient stories, news, wellness information, and special event details. Visit to view a complete listing of events that will take place this year, or to learn more about heart health matters.  

Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and outpatient centers. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" fro the second consecutive year, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence, including the distinction of being the first health system in the country to receive Magnet designation for nursing. For more information, visit us at