Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jun 29, 2016
Contact : Marisa Tranchina, Public Relations Specialist  

Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation Hosts Second Annual 'Signature Social'


Manahawkin, NJ - All members of the community are invited to attend Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation’s Second Annual Signature Social fundraising event. The cocktail reception takes place on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Bonnet Island Estate on Long Beach Island from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Proceeds will support programs and services at Southern Ocean Medical Center.

This year’s event will provide guests with an opportunity to learn more about the exciting plans taking place at Southern Ocean Medical Center, including the hospital’s 16,000 square foot cancer care center expansion and renovation that is scheduled to be completed in September.

“We’re in the midst of a very exciting time of growth at Southern Ocean Medical Center,” said Joseph P. Coyle, president of Southern Ocean Medical Center. “We’ve been fortunate to have community support since the hospital’s inception. The Signature Social offers a chance for us to continue to connect with the community and partner on providing optimal care for all patients.”

A gourmet menu of hors d’oeuvres, stations and premium cocktails will be served, and guests are encouraged to attend in summer cocktail attire (jackets are not required). The reception is co-chaired by Joseph Lattanzi, M.D., Kimberly Hogan, M.D, Thomas Yu, M.D. and Jane Yu and supported by the Celebration Sponsor, Southern Ocean Medical Center’s Medical Staff, and Reception Sponsor, Southern Ocean Center Genesis HealthCare.

Tickets are $500 each and can be purchased online at or by contacting Meagan O’Flaherty, special events associate, at 732-751-5101 or . Sponsorships and 50/50 cash raffle chances are also available.

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, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel and Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy and Old Bridge. 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