Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations To Hold 18th Annual Healthcare Perspectives Luncheon On May 8

Contact:Elizabeth Dobis

Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations To Hold 18th Annual Healthcare Perspectives Luncheon On May 8

Central New Jersey's premier corporate networking event supports the partnership between businesses and health care within the community

Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations will host its 2009 Healthcare Perspectives Luncheon on Friday, May 8, at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event benefits Meridian's not-for-profit hospitals and community health programs in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Join Annette Catino, President and CEO of QualCare, Inc., and this year's Luncheon Chair, at this educational forum which enables more than 300 business leaders to learn about healthcare issues that have an impact on their companies and communities. This year's keynote speaker is Patricia Andriolo-Bull, Director of Commonwealth Choice. Ms. Andriolo-Bull's presentation entitled, Universal Healthcare: The Massachusetts Experience, will address her experience as she managed the Massachusetts Health Care Reform, a modification that requires all residents of the state have health insurance. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn about Meridian's services and meet with Meridian leadership in areas such as oncology, rehabilitation, occupational health, emergency services and several more.

Please call the Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations at 732-751-5112 for ticket information or to secure a sponsorship opportunity.

Meridian Health is a family of not-for-profit health care organizations comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and occupational health centers located throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Meridian is the area's leading health care provider, offers the region's only trauma center and heart surgery program, the region's first children's hospital, and last year provided over $27 million in uncompensated charity health care, and over $88 million in community benefit initiatives for Monmouth and Ocean counties.