Press Release

For Immediate Release
Dec 6, 2013
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh, Public Affairs Manager  
732-751-3451
rcavanaugh@meridianhealth.com

Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations Hosts Successful Gala Fundraiser

Annual Gala raised nearly a half a million dollars benefiting
Meridian Health’s hospitals and programs.
 

Neptune, NJ - The Sixteenth Annual Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations’ Gala, “Welcome to the Garden State,” was held on November 23 at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, raising nearly a half a million dollars. Over 675 guests attended the 2013 Gala which was chaired by Domenic and Hilary DiPiero of Rumson.

As one of the area’s leading fund-raisers, the gala benefits Meridian’s not-for-profit hospitals and community health programs in Monmouth and Ocean counties, including 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, and Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel.

“As a result of the dedication of our Gala volunteers, donors and event sponsors, we were able to host our most successful fundraiser,” said John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health. “The support we receive has an incredible impact on the communities we serve, providing funds to help us advance our technology, invest in our team members, and provide more screenings and charity care, all while ensuring we deliver the best health care experience for our patients and their families.”

For more information on Meridian Health affiliated Foundation events, please call Michelle Casserly, special events officer, at 732-751-5112.

About Meridian Health
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,” and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence.  Recently, Meridian Health was the only health system in New Jersey to be ranked as one of the most Integrated Healthcare Systems in the nation according to SDI and Modern Healthcare Magazine.  For more information, please visit www.MeridianHealth.com.