Riverview Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Chair and Trustees

February 15, 2017

Steven M. Scopellite

Riverview Medical Center Foundation has announced Steven M. Scopellite as the new chair of the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees. Scopellite has been on the Riverview Foundation Board since 2011, previously serving as vice chair and treasurer. After a 28 year career at Goldman Sachs, he retired his role as Chief Information Officer in 2014. He currently serves on the Boards of Akamai Technologies (AKAM) and Soltage, a leading renewable energy provider. Scopellite also serves as an advisor and consultant to the CIO Strategy Exchange (CIOSE).

“I feel tremendously fortunate to be able to serve as chair of Riverview Medical Center Foundation’s board of trustees,” explains Scopellite. “This extremely dedicated group works passionately each year to raise significant funds that directly impact the care we all receive in our own community.”

In Steven Scopellite’s new leadership position, he is excited to also welcome Robert Morris to the board of trustees as well as Margaret Riker, who previously served on the board. Morris is the managing director and senior U.S. oil & gas exploration and production analyst at Citigroup Inc., Research Division. He resides in Rumson with his wife, Lisa and daughter, Arielle.

Riker returns to the Riverview Foundation Board for another tenure as trustee, after having served on the board from 2004-2013. She is an active philanthropist and founder of the William I. Riker Oncology Fund at Riverview which supports the development of leading-edge annual educational symposiums for nurses, physicians and caregivers throughout Hackensack Meridian Health. She resides in Rumson.

“We could not succeed in supporting Riverview without the incredible commitment we see from our board of trustees,” explains Joseph Stampe, regional president and chief development officer of Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations. “We are honored to welcome Steven as chair, and Robert and Maggie to the board and know these talented community leaders will play an integral role as we work to serve our patients with the best care possible.”

Donor support has helped to fund the growth of programs, services, and technologies at Riverview, and 2016 was no exception, with the launch of Meridian Integrative Health and Medicine, expanded behavioral health services and the opening of a brand new cancer care center. “The Foundation has been instrumental in helping Riverview provide the highest quality of care,” shares Timothy J. Hogan, FACHE, president of Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital. “As we continue to elevate the services provided at Riverview, we are so grateful for the volunteers who donate their time, talent and expertise, helping to further engage the community to invest in local health care.”

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.