Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation Reception Coming May 4

March 8, 2019

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation is pleased to invite the community to attend the Raritan Bay Medical Center Reception Saturday, May 4, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at a new venue, Laurita Winery in New Egypt, NJ. The event will feature a cocktail-style format, no formal table assignments, a delicious menu with an array of hors d’oeuvres and stations, music and dancing, 50/50 raffle and cocktail attire. This premier fundraising event will benefit enhanced emergency services at Raritan Bay Medical Center–Old Bridge.

“Exciting things are progressing at Raritan Bay Medical Center,” shared Joseph E. Stampe, president and chief development officer, Meridian Health Foundation. “The upcoming Reception provides a wonderful opportunity for people in our community to learn more about the future of the medical center, and support growth that will have a profound impact on the care provided.”

Since becoming part of Hackensack Meridian Health in 2016 Raritan Bay Medical Center, with philanthropic support from the community, has made significant advancements. Most recently, Raritan Bay transitioned to Epic, an electronic medical record system that is enhancing patient care processes and improving patients’ access to their medical records and hospital services. Raritan Bay-Old Bridge also added the da Vinci Xi, the most advanced robotic-assisted surgical system available, to its surgical services in 2017. Plans to enhance emergency services is one of the next big steps that will greatly improve the environment and experience for patients.

The Raritan Bay Medical Center Reception is chaired by Stacey Citron, Stacey Hernandez and Jessica Smith, who also serves as a Foundation trustee. There are many opportunities for individuals, organizations, and corporations to sponsor the event and place ads in the program. The committee is grateful for the generous support of this year’s diamond sponsors Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Medical Staff.

For more information on how to support the Raritan Bay Medical Center Reception, or to receive a formal invitation, contact Executive Director of Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation Linda Hill, PharmD, at 732-324-5374 or email linda.hill@hackensackmeridian.org. Online registration is also available at HackensackMeridianHealth.org/RBMCReception.

About the Giving Heals Campaign

Giving Heals is a $150 million regional comprehensive campaign to raise funds for strengthening oncology services, improving clinical outcomes, enhancing the patient experience and broadening clinical research and academic programs. Publicly announced at the Meridian Health Foundation Gala on November 17, 2018, the campaign will run through 2020. Over $90 million dollars has been raised to date to support following Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center – Perth Amboy, Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge, Southern Ocean Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center.

Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, 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 17 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; nine community hospitals – Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin; a behavioral health hospital – Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead; and two rehabilitation hospitals – JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.

Additionally, the network has more than 500 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, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has more than 34,100 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 four hospitals among the top 10 in New Jersey by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and being named to Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare/2018” list.

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its first class of students in 2018 to its On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton. Additionally, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to find more cures for cancer faster while ensuring that patients have access to the highest quality, most individualized cancer care when and where they need it.

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.

For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org.