During Riverview Medical Center Foundation’s fourth quarter board meeting, immediate past board chair, Nancy Mulheren, announced a $1 million pledge through the J.A.M Anonymous Foundation to Riverview and Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations’ comprehensive campaign, Giving Heals. Mulheren, a real estate manager and investor in the Rumson community, has been on the Riverview Foundation board since 2011, serving as chair from January 2015 – December 2016. This gift to the Giving Heals campaign is dedicated to improving clinical outcomes at Riverview Medical Center.
“As I complete my term as chair of Riverview Medical Center Foundation’s board of trustees, it gives me such joy to make a meaningful gift to the Giving Heals campaign,” says Mulheren. “Recent growth at the hospital has been significant, including the November 2016 opening of the new cancer care center. I know support from the community contributes greatly to such expansions so I hope this gift inspires others to invest in the outstanding care provided at Riverview.”
Mulheren, who serves as director of The J.A.M. Anonymous Foundation, established the organization in tribute to her late husband, John, with the mission to continue his philanthropic legacy. Though she transitioned out of her role as chair at the end of 2016, she will continue to serve as a valued member of the Foundation’s board of trustees.
“As we prepare to expand our Giving Heals campaign, we are honored to receive such an impactful leadership gift from Nancy and the J.A.M. Anonymous Foundation,” says Joseph Stampe, regional president and chief development officer of Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations. “She has been a tremendous leader for the Foundation’s board of trustees and truly transforms the way we care for our patients through her philanthropic contributions and dedicated leadership.”
Giving Heals is Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations’ first ever comprehensive campaign with funding priorities at each of Hackensack Meridian Health’s Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex County hospitals (including Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Riverview Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, Bayshore Community Hospital and Raritan Bay Medical Center – Perth Amboy & Old Bridge) in the areas of oncology, improving clinical outcomes, enhancing the patient experience, and broadening clinical research and academic programs.
“Nancy’s dedication to enhancing the health care in our local community is immeasurable,” says Timothy Hogan, FACHE, president of Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital. “The entire Mulheren family has a long history with our hospital, and their generosity will continue to have a profound and positive impact on each of our patients for years to come.”
To learn more about how you can support Riverview Medical Center, contact Jennifer Smith, senior executive director of Riverview Medical Center Foundation and Bayshore Community Hospital at JenniferL.Smith@hackensackmeridian.org or 732.751.5115 or visit www.MeridianHealth.com/GIVE.
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, HackensackUMC Palisades 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.
To learn more, visit www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org.