Press Release

For Immediate Release
Sep 8, 2016
Contact : Marisa Tranchina, Public Relations Specialist  

New Executive Director Appointed to Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation


Manahawkin, NJ - The board of trustees of Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that raises funds to support various health care programs and services at Southern Ocean Medical Center, has appointed James Young as Executive Director. Young brings over twenty-five years of development experience to the foundation, most recently serving as New Jersey State Director at the March of Dimes Foundation.

“I am very pleased to welcomes James to Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation,” shared Thomas Dolan, chair of the foundation’s board of trustees. “Given his wide-range of fundraising experience and shared vision with our hospital, I know he will play an integral role in exceling our philanthropic mission.”

Prior to the March of Dimes, Young served for five years as Director of Development for the country’s leading respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health. Before National Jewish, he helped to lead the Eastern Division of American Cancer Society as Regional Vice President. He spent over 20 years with the American Cancer Society.

“Jim led an impressive career in health care philanthropy, securing transformational gifts while building strong relationships with donors and community members,” shared Joseph Coyle, president of Southern Ocean Medical Center. “We are confident his expertise and enthusiasm will build upon our existing donor base and forge new relationships for Southern Ocean.”

“I am thrilled to join the Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation team and partner with this outstanding community to ensure excellent health care continues to be available, close to home,” shared Young.

To learn more about Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation, or to make a donation, visit or contact James Young at or 609-978-3040.

About Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers - HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals - Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.

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