Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jun 11, 2015
Contact : Marisa Tranchina, Public Relations Specialist  
(732) 751-5106

'Signature Social' Shaping Up to be Shore Event of the Season

Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation to host the inaugural fundraising event on July 10  

Manahawkin, NJ - Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation will present the first "Signature Social" fundraising event on Friday, July 10, 2015 at Bonnet Island Estate on Long Beach Island from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The exclusive cocktail reception will provide guests an opportunity to socialize with members of the medical center’s medical staff and chat with hospital executives about the exciting plans taking place at Southern Ocean Medical Center and Meridian Health.

A gourmet menu of hors d’oeuvres, stations and premium cocktails will be served, and guests are welcome to attend in summer cocktail attire. During the program, hospital leadership will provide an overview of planned services that will enhance the patient experience at Southern Ocean Medical Center. All proceeds from the event will support these programs and services.

“We’re very excited to introduce a new style of event this year,” explains president of Southern Ocean Medical Center, Joseph P. Coyle. “Though our former fundraising event, the Chrysanthemum Ball, provided great support for the hospital over the years, hosting the Signature Social during the summer months on Long Beach Island gives us the opportunity to expand our audience and approach things with a fresh perspective. The community’s response has been very enthusiastic and we are thrilled to have a vibrant group of people involved.”

The cocktail reception is co-chaired by Peggy Feudi and Deborah Mathis and sponsored by generous donors, along with Southern Ocean Medical Center Medical Staff and Southern Ocean Center Genesis Healthcare.

Tickets are $500 each and can be purchased online at or by contacting special events officer, Michelle Casserly at 732-751-5112 or Sponsorships and 50/50 cash raffle chances are also available.

Lacey Limo is offering a 20% discount on their services for guests of the Signature Social. To make your reservation, call 609-971-0031 and reference Meridian.

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 or call 1-800-DOCTORS.