Red Bank, NJ – August 6, 2020 – Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Robin L. Klein and Maria Maher to the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.

“We are thrilled to welcome Robin and Maria to the Riverview Medical Center Board of Trustees,” says Joseph Stampe, president and chief development officer, Hackensack Meridian – Meridian Health Foundation, to which the Riverview Medical Center Foundation belongs. “Riverview Medical Center is fortunate to have an incredibly strong and dedicated board, each member bringing with them a unique set of talents and skills that help this fantastic medical center continuously receive recognition as one of the best in the region. With the addition of Robin and Maria, I know Riverview Medical Center’s future will be even brighter.”

Klein is founder and president of Fashion Retail Group, a consulting firm specializing in retail tenant representation. She is on the board of several non-profit organizations and serves on many committees for galas and events supporting the local community. In addition, she and her husband John were privileged to travel to Rwanda and are now actively involved in raising funds to support the Ubumwe Community Center and School in Rwanda, a lifeline for the Rwandan people. Robin and John share a passion for protecting and saving animals, especially those on the brink of extinction. They reside in Middletown with their four rescue dogs.

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Maher is a marketing professional with 25 years in financial services. She is a born and raised New Yorker who received her B.B.A. from Pace University. Starting her career at IBM, she has held executive positions at both Dime Bancorp and MetLife. As a resident of Monmouth County for the past seven years, Maria has been involved in a variety of nonprofit activities which led to assuming the role as co-chair of the Count Basie Center for the Arts education committee. Maria lives in Little Silver with her husband, Christopher, and their five children.

“It is an honor to join the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees,” says Klein. “Their work has helped to elevate care at the medical center and I look forward to working alongside them to raise additional funds for Riverview Medical Center and help it continue to provide the best care for our community.”

“Riverview Medical Center is my local hospital, and I am excited to partner with some of the most dedicated community members around to help it continue to deliver the excellent care for which it is known,” says Maher. “Philanthropy will continue to be a large part of the hospital’s growth and I am proud to be able to join this important cause for my family, friends and neighbors.”

Both Klein and Maher will work with the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees to raise funds to support the growth of services and technology at Riverview Medical Center. All funds raised by the board of trustees contribute toward a $150 million fundraising goal as part of Meridian Health Foundation’s Giving Heals campaign. Giving Heals supports four important initiatives: improving clinical outcomes, enhancing the patient experience, broadening clinical research and academic programs and strengthening oncology services at the following Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers in Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties: Bayshore Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, 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.

To learn about how you can make a gift to Riverview Medical Center or to the Giving Heals campaign, please call Julia Alber, senior development officer, Riverview Medical Center Foundation, at 732-751-5125 or 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. Nearly $110 million has been raised to date to support the 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 RIVERVIEW MEDICAL CENTER

Riverview Medical Center is a 462-bed not-for-profit community hospital located on the Navesink River in Red Bank, New Jersey. Riverview Medical Center provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines including: maternity, surgical services, emergency and cancer services. The Cancer Center at Riverview Medical Center offers comprehensive cancer services close to home, while Riverview’s Jane H. Booker Women’s Center combines expertise and convenience to address preventative health, diagnosis, treatment, and support for women of all ages.

Riverview Rehabilitation Center is Monmouth County’s only fully-accredited inpatient rehabilitation facility, and Riverview Medical Center is a designated Primary Stroke Center and has also maintained prestigious Magnet designation for Nursing Excellence since 1998. Riverview Medical Center is the only hospital in the region with the groundbreaking CyberKnife® system, offering a state-of-the-art alternative to surgery for some patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors. For more information about Riverview Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health, please call 844-HMH-WELL or visit www.riverviewmedicalcenter.com.

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 35,000 team members, and 7,000 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 four hospitals among the top 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/2019” list.

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University opened in 2018, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its second class of 96 students in 2019 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.