The Women’s Heart Fund is hosting its annual reception in support of the Center for Survivorship and Wellness Care at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s HOPE Tower on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Bay Head Yacht Club in Bay Head, NJ. The event will feature a cocktail-style format, an array of hors d’oeuvres and stations, music and dancing, 50/50 raffle and for the first time ever, the Ultimate Golf Raffle, which offers a chance to win a round of golf at one of 27 premiere golf courses. More than 200 people are expected to attend the event in support of the center’s comprehensive and compassionate holistic cancer care services.

“The mission of the Women’s Heart Fund is to champion women’s health issues in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties. The Center for Survivorship and Wellness at Jersey Shore University Medical Center will help elevate the patient experience for women and families in our region,” said Joseph Stampe, president and chief development officer, Meridian Health Foundation. “The Women’s Heart Fund has committed to raising $250,000 for women’s health issues across the network, supporting not only hospital services, but also the overall health of women in our community throughout their cancer journey.” 

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Center for Survivorship and Wellness Care, which will help ensure that patients receive a holistic, patient-focused, multidisciplinary approach to care. The center will be led by advanced practice nurses who will assess patient needs and make referrals to existing services such as cardiac, integrative and palliative medicine. Team members will also coordinate other services for patients such as emotional and financial counseling. 

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Event co-chairs, Mollie Giamanco, who is also a board member for the Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Foundation, and Lisa Loshiavo, shared in a joint statement: “The Center for Survivorship and Wellness is an incredible resource for those in our community who are managing their disease. It will provide support and encouragement through remission and beyond. We are proud to support a center that will play a critical role in enhancing the human experience for cancer patients.”

The event is also part of the foundation’s Giving Heals campaign, which supports four important initiatives: strengthening oncology services, improving clinical outcomes, enhancing the patient experience and broadening clinical research and academic programs. More than $90 million has been raised toward a goal of $150 million to support the following Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Bayshore Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center.

For more information, or to make a reservation for the Women's Heart Fund Annual Reception, please visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/HeartFund. To learn more about the Women’s Heart Fund or how you can support their work, please contact Stephanie Giordano, vice president of Individual Giving and Strategy, Meridian Health Foundation, at 732-751-5165 or stephanie.giordano@hackensackmeridian.org. To learn how you can support the Giving Heals campaign, please visit www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/givingheals.

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, Bayshore Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center.

ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH

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 Health care’s “150 Top Places to Work in Health care/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.

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