Women’s Heart Fund 10th Annual Spring Luncheon Features Panel Discussion on Women’s Health

May 23, 2016

The Women’s Heart Fund is hosting the 10th Annual Spring Luncheon on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury, NJ. All members of the community are invited to attend the fundraising event and learn more about important women’s health topics through a newly introduced interactive panel discussion.

The panel discussion will feature executive leadership from Meridian Health and influential members of the community who will address women’s health issues, work and family life balance and simple steps we can take to be happier, healthier and more relaxed. Members of the panel discussion includes:

  • Dawn Calderon, D.O., chief of cardiology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
  • Stacy Doumas, M.D., director of education and department of psychiatry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
  • Evelyn Minaya, M.D., board certified obstetrician and gynecologist and vice president of Women Caring for Women
  • Regina Foley, R.N., MHA, FACHE, FCPP, chief operating officer, Bayshore Community Hospital (moderating the panel discussion)

The luncheon, chaired by Francine Acquaviva and Alyssa McKenna, will also feature a networking hour, an array of assorted hors d’oeuvres, a plated lunch, a 50/50 raffle and an advertising journal.

Over the years, Women’s Heart Fund has raised more than $550,000 to support Meridian Health’s cardiac services, programs and technology. The money raised not only benefits patients who turn to Meridian’s CardioVascular network for highly advanced, personalized cardiac care, but it has been utilized to support community outreach initiatives that focus on improving the health and wellness of our community. New this year, in addition to raising funds to support cardiac services, Women’s Heart Fund will expand their funding priorities to also include women’s health services and programs at Meridian.

To purchase tickets or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.meridianhealth.com/heartfund or contact Meagan O’Flaherty at moflaherty@meridianhealth.com or 732.751.5101.

About Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations

Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations is a charitable organization dedicated supporting Meridian Health’s mission to provide the best health care experience close to home. The Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations family is comprised of Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation, Ocean Medical Center Foundation, Riverview Medical Center Foundation, Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation, Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation and Meridian Health Foundation. Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, received Top Performer recognition from the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy for five years, and consistently contributes about 20% to the Health System’s bottom-line. For more information, please visit www.MeridianHealth.com/give.