Press Release

For Immediate Release
Oct 8, 2013
Contact : Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager  
(732) 840-3279

Local Residents Ramp Up Plans for Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation’s 42nd Annual Chrysanthemum Ball

Tickets available for signature fundraising event in Atlantic City on November 2  

Manahawkin, NJ - Local residents Deborah Dolan and Deborah Mathis are leading preparations for the 42nd Annual Chrysanthemum Ball, hosted by the Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation.Tickets are still available for the grand event that takes place on November 2, which is the signature function to support the programs and services at Southern Ocean Medical Center.

Dolan, of Long Beach Island,and Mathis, of Little Egg Harbor, have been planning with a dedicated committee for the past year. They are joined by invitation chairs Lori Wyrsch and Jessica Selert, journal chair Angela Ominski, and raffle chair Pat Muszynski.

“With a brand new emergency department recently opened at Southern Ocean Medical Center, this is a very exciting time for all who support the hospital,” says Deborah Dolan. “Fundraising efforts such as the ball continue a legacy of community support to maintain such an important resource for local residents.”

“Our entire committee has been working diligently to plan an extraordinary event,” says Deborah Mathis. “The Kenny I Orchestra will entertain guests while they enjoy the exciting atmosphere of Atlantic City, and a silent community gift auction, live auction, and 50/50 raffle will be part of our activities for the evening.”

Southern Ocean Center Genesis Healthcare will once again serve as the Grand Sponsor. The Chrysanthemum Ball will take place at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City on Saturday, November 2 at 6 p.m. For more information, please call Kathleen Cavallo at Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation at 732-751-5138 or e-mail Reservations and raffle tickets may be purchased online at

About Southern Ocean Medical Center
Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin is a member of the Meridian Health family, which includes Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and most recently, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. 

Southern Ocean Medical Center is home to a wide range of clinical services and programs specializing in cardiovascular and stroke care, maternity and women's health, orthopedics and joint health, bariatric surgery, and wellness and prevention programs. 

Part of Meridian Cancer Care, Southern Ocean Medical Center provides comprehensive cancer services, including radiation oncology, surgery, and clinical trials, and is connected to specialized programs and services throughout Meridian Health. For more information, visit