Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustee

August 21, 2019

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Leonard Somarriba, DPT, CSCS, to the Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.

“The board of trustees is excited to welcome Dr. Somarriba to the Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation,” says Joseph Stampe, president and chief development officer, Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation. “Leonard brings with him a fresh perspective and a unique background that will greatly benefit the medical center. He is a successful business owner who also gives of his time to serve the Aberdeen community as a member of its Economic Business Council, in addition to serving as an active member of the Old Bridge Business Alliance and other chamber organizations. We look forward to his expertise as we work to enhance care for our community.”

Dr. Somarriba specializes in outpatient physical therapy and has been treating and managing patients with orthopedic and neuromuscular disorders for nearly 15 years. In 2013, he co-founded ProFysio Physical Therapy, serving Aberdeen, Holmdel, Old Bridge and East Brunswick, and continues to serve as the co-CEO of ProFysio. In addition to giving of his time to help the community, Dr. Somarriba has also committed a major gift to Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation in support of the new, planned Emergency Department (ED) in Old Bridge.

“It’s important to me to give back to my community,” says Dr. Somarriba. “Joining the board of trustees now, at such a pivotal moment in Raritan Bay Medical Center’s history as they embark on their ED expansion, means that I will be able to help shape care for area residents and rally support from likeminded individuals. It’s a special time and I am honored to be part of the excitement.”

The addition of influential community members to medical center boards is paramount as Meridian Health Foundation continues its capital campaign to raise $150 million for eight Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals within Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties, including: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Center, Bayshore Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center – Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center. Called Giving Heals, the campaign supports four important initiatives: strengthening oncology services, improving clinical outcomes, enhancing the patient experience and broadening clinical research and academic programs. To date, more than $95 million has been raised by individual donors, corporations and public grants.

To learn more about how you can support Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation, or the Giving Heals campaign, please contact Linda Hill, executive director, Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation, at 732-324-5376 or visit hackensackmeridianhealth.org/GivingHeals.