Ocean University Medical Center Foundation

As the tax-exempt philanthropic arm of Ocean University Medical Center, Ocean University Medical Center Foundation welcomes contributions from individuals, families, businesses, corporations, foundations, or similar sources. There are a variety of ways in which you can lend your support to the medical center and our foundation team would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your areas of interest, the medical center’s greatest needs and the many ways in which  you can give.

Donations to the medical center have a direct impact on programs, services and technology that benefit our patients and families. Your gift can help us fulfill our mission to provide the best medical care, close to home. Thank you for your consideration of support for Ocean University Medical Center.

Tax ID Number

Ocean University Medical Center Foundation: 22-2361311

Contact Us

Matthew D. Lang
Executive Director
Ocean University Medical Center Foundation
425 Jack Martin Boulevard
Brick, NJ 08724
Telephone: 732-751-5116
Fax: 732-751-5120
Email: Matthew.Lang@hmhn.org

Fundraising Priorities

Graduate Medical Education (GME) began in July of 2018 at Ocean University Medical Center, establishing it as Hackensack Meridian Health’s regional hub for resident training. The program provides unique residency training opportunities to young physicians who will have the opportunity to establish their practices in the communities that the medical center serves. In keeping with this philosophy, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine offers a unique program by which students may choose to enter directly into a residency program within the network. This opportunity enables the network to build a strong, continuous culture and fosters longevity and commitment amongst our physicians.

Throughout the program, residents are exposed to specialties including emergency medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, surgical services, orthopedics, sports medicine, gynecology, maternal care, dermatology, behavioral health and diagnostic/nuclear imaging. Each resident is responsible for a panel of patients, where the resident serves as the primary care physician, and the program director monitors patient care with the resident.

The GME program is a leader in several clinical and social priorities. As an example, the Family Medicine Residency Program is one of just 35 programs in the country participating in the National Initiative of the Alliance for Independent Academic Medical Centers working on an 18-month project to reduce patient length of stay.

At full capacity in 2022, 90 residents will comprise five programs: Family Medicine (24), Internal Medicine (24), Pharmacy (2), Psychiatry (28) and Transitional (12). Additionally, 46 medical students are on rotation at Ocean University Medical Center from three medical schools.

With construction currently underway, Hackensack Meridian Ocean University Medical Center will greatly enhance care to the community with a new Heart & Vascular Center. The center will contain three fully equipped labs, 10 same day rooms to support admissions, prep to recovery and discharges. The new Heart & Vascular Center will be built with foresight to accommodate the anticipated rapid growth in patient volume resulting from the State of New Jersey’s approval of elective angioplasty (preventive cardiac procedures). Approval of elective angioplasty notwithstanding, the current endovascular lab (EVL) is at the end of its useful life.

Previously, of all primary angioplasty hospitals in New Jersey that were not sanctioned to perform elective angioplasty, Ocean University Medical Center performed the largest number of STEMI cases (the most serious type of heart attack). Ocean University Medical Center has seen an average steady growth of 28% for cardiac procedures in recent years, and cardiologists at the medical center treat a higher volume of patients than comparably-sized hospitals. Anticipating population growth continuing in the future, especially with the aging population in Ocean County, the Heart & Vascular Center will help Ocean University Medical Center be ready and equipped to provide high quality treatment options in a superior healing environment.

Additionally, Ocean University Medical Center is a regional leader in vascular care, offering advanced vascular procedures. The medical center’s vascular surgeons at Jersey Coast Vascular Institute offer one of the most comprehensive programs in the state, and treat acute issues such as ruptured aneurysms, carotid arteries, deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolisms, as well as offer minimally-invasive surgeries like Trans-cervical Carotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR), which dramatically reduces the risk of stroke in patients with blocked arteries. Ocean University Medical Center is one of three hospitals in the Hackensack Meridian Health network to offer this procedure, and the only that has three certified physicians trained in it, one of whom was among the first in the country to acquire expertise in the procedure.

  • The Hirair & Anna Hovnanian Emergency Care Center expanded in 2014 to meet the growing need of the community.
  • The Cancer Care Center, opened in 2016, features 19 infusion stations in a light-filled, vibrant area for patients to receive their chemotherapy treatments in the best comfort available.
  • 3 Southwest Pavilion opened in 2017 and is a private patient room floor with hotel-like amenities, primarily used for post-op elective surgery.

Ocean University Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees

Chairperson: Robert G. Harms Vice Chairperson: Louis J. Dughi, Esq.

Secretary: Holly R. Hubbell Lonsdale

Treasurer: Gary  Pieringer

CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health: Robert C. Garrett

President and Chief Development Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation: Joyce P. Hendricks

President, Southern Market: Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP

President and Chief Hospital Executive, Ocean University Medical Center: Frank Citara, MBA

Executive Director: Matthew Lang


  • Joseph P. Bogdan, M.D.
  • Edward J. Dimon, Esq.
  • Frank DiTullio, III
  • Charles Grinnell
  • Jereme J. Kokes
  • Helen Lucciola
  • Peter J. Mencel, M.D.
  • Joseph S. Mignon
  • Ali R. Moosvi, M.D., FACC, FA
  • Douglas Schwarz
  • John V. Visceglia, Jr.

Ocean University Medical Center is fortunate to have two organizations, comprised of individuals living and working in communities served by the medical center, that fundraise on our behalf. Together, the Guild of Ocean University Medical Center and the Ocean University Medical Center Association, have raised significant funds for the hospital, helping to enhance care for its patients.

Guild of Ocean University Medical Center

The Guild was founded in 1953 to serve Point Pleasant Hospital and has transitioned over the years to grow along with Ocean University Medical Center’s expansion and increased health-related services for the community. The Guild is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization committed to supporting the highest level of health care locally by funding educational and other health care related services at the hospital and throughout the community.

Guild of Ocean University Medical Center Leadership:

Sharon Dymnioski, President
Telephone: 732-223-0435
Fax: 732-295-3559
Email: sharondym@optonline.net

Lorraine Faas, Vice President
Telephone: 908-433-1832
The Guild c/o Sharon Dymnioski
53 Church Street
Manasquan, NJ 08736

Ocean University Medical Center Association

The Ocean University Medical Center Association was originally known as “The Brick Township Hospital Fund Group.” From 1961 – 1968, a group of concerned citizens worked tirelessly to generate interest in the possibility of the greater Brick area having its own hospital, since southern Monmouth County and northern Ocean County were growing at such a rapid pace. We’re proud to say that through decades of fundraising and keeping the dream alive, we provided the impetus to build what was originally known as “Brick Hospital” at a time when Point Pleasant Hospital was the only facility serving the health care needs of these communities.

Ocean University Medical Center Leadership Association:

President: Kathy Russell

Vice President: Neal Metnick

Treasurer: Regina Dooros

Recording Secretary: Marcia Van Sant

Corresponding Secretary: Sue Coddington


  • Sue Coddington
  • Regina Dooros
  • Darcy Errington
  • Charles Grinnell
  • Ginny Horner
  • Madeline Iannarone
  • Kathy Martin
  • Neal Metnick
  • Peter Pasquale
  • Norma Pols
  • Polly Quinn
  • Kathy Russell
  • Michael Thulen, Sr.
  • Marcia Van Sant
  • Beverly Wilson
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