Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation Raises Over $500,000 During 35th Annual Golf Classic Tournament

August 10, 2018

On July 9, Robert Mullen, CEO of Structure Tone Organization, chaired the 35th Annual Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Golf Classic, which raised more than $500,000 in support of programs and services at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The sold out event was also vice-chaired by Burt Barham, Jr., project manager of The Barham Group, and Robert Smith, CEO of The Allied Group. The tournament took place at Deal Golf and Country Club and Hollywood Golf Club where more than 250 golfers participated in support of the hospital.

“We are extremely grateful for everyone who came out to golf,” shares Mullen. “Jersey Shore University Medical Center continues to make tremendous advancements and serves as the region’s leading provider of cardiac, cancer and children’s services. By supporting this event, you help to ensure we all have access to quality care when we need it the most.”

HOPE Tower, located on the east side of the hospital’s campus, opened in June and includes a myriad of outpatient services, including Hackensack Meridian Health Cancer Care, which offers infusion, radiation treatment and outpatient visits, physician offices and treatment facilities for pediatrics (including enhanced programs to serve children with cancer). The building is also home to the Christopher Center for Mental Health Wellness; obstetrics and gynecology; general medicine; surgery; a high-tech simulation laboratory; clinical research; medical education programs; and the John K. Lloyd Amphitheater.

“Philanthropy continues to play a large role in our growth and expansion of services,” shares Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital. “Donor support of our Golf Classic, as well as many significant individual gifts to the HOPE Tower project, will help provide a Healing OutPatient Experience for our patients and their families.”

The Golf Classic was generously sponsored by Title Event Sponsors, Peter Cancro and L.F. Driscoll / Structure Tone Organization; Outing Sponsor, Linde-Griffith Construction; and Awards Reception Sponsors, The Allied Group, Compass One – Crothall Healthcare/Morrison Healthcare; Little Silver Electric, Inc.; Local Union 400 IEW; and Nicholson Corporation.

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

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 16 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children’s hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; 11 community hospitals – Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.

Additionally, the network has more than 180 patient care locations throughout the state which include 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 33,000 team members, and 6,500 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, four hospitals among the top 10 in New Jersey, including Hackensack University Medical Center which is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include 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.

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