Sub-stantial Kindness to Advance Patient Care   

Sub-stantial Kindness to Advance Patient Care

Danny DeVito with a check for Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Earlier this month, Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center received a special visit from New Jersey native filmmaker, actor and comedian Danny DeVito and our network friends Tatiana and Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike’s Subs. The one-and-only Danny, now a star in Jersey Mike’s commercials, generously donated $500,000 to advance health care at Jersey Shore to fund its most urgent needs for patients today and in the future. 

“Danny DeVito, a great friend of mine, truly understands how important quality health care is and how philanthropy can make all the difference,” says Peter. “It’s been such a pleasure to reintroduce Danny, a fellow New Jerseyan, to Jersey Shore University Medical Center. This very community is the same one that supported both of us growing up and we both believe in giving back to the communities that support you.

Danny was born at the former Raleigh Fitkin-Paul Morgan Memorial Hospital, now Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and grew up in Asbury Park. His heartwarming gift will benefit his hometown and the many other communities we proudly serve at Jersey Shore University Medical Center - today and for years to come. We are so thankful for his incredible generosity, which will enable us to continue delivering compassionate care to those who need it the most.

To learn more about how you can support Jersey Shore University Medical Center, please visit or contact Paul Huegel, vice president of Development, Southern Market, at


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