Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation Hosts 33rd Annual Sports Classic Golf Tournament

July 22, 2016

On July 11, Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike’s Subs, chaired Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation’s 33rd annual Sports Classic Golf Tournament at the Deal Golf and Country Club and Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, NJ. The sold-out event hosted 260 golfers, and raised a record-breaking $340,000 in support of cardiovascular programs and other areas of greatest need at Jersey Shore, part of the Hackensack Meridian Health family. Bob Mullen, chief executive office of Structure Tone and J. Scott Ferguson, vice president of Carrickmore, served as co-chairs.

Jersey Shore is the region’s leading provider of cardiac care, offering the most complete range of heart and vascular services – from prevention and diagnosis to advanced surgery, rehabilitation through recovery. “We can’t lose sight of how fortunate we are to have this level of care right in our backyard,” explained Peter Cancro. “This event was the most successful golf outing in Meridian’s history and I couldn’t be more proud of the community for contributing and supporting Jersey Shore’s tradition of excellent cardiac care.”

In addition to enhancing its cardiovascular services, Jersey Shore continues to expand with the upcoming HOPE Tower – a $265 million dollar building development on the hospital’s east campus that will provide a new healing outpatient experience for the community. Scheduled to open in 2018, the new ten-story building will include a comprehensive cancer center, outpatient imaging services, a clinical academic center, an innovative simulation laboratory, pediatric services and a nine-level parking garage with more than 1,500 new parking spaces for patients, guests and team members.

“We are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support received during the 33rd annual Sports Classic,” shared Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center. “As we continue to grow and provide more health care services for the community, including HOPE Tower, philanthropic support helps us achieve our goal to provide the best health care experience.”

The Sports Classic committee is grateful for the generous support of leadership sponsors this year, which includes the Event Sponsor, Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc., Tournament Benefactors, L.F. Driscoll and Structure Tone, Inc., and Outing Sponsor, Little Silver Electric, Inc.

For more information or to make a donation to Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation, please visit or contact Paul Huegel, senior executive director, at 732-751-5109 or

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.