Ocean Medical Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary At Community Day May 30

Contact:Donna Sellmann

Ocean Medical Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary At Community Day May 30

Community invited for 5K race, games, entertainment, screenings, and family fun at Community Day

The community is invited to celebrate Ocean Medical Center's 25th Anniversary at a special event on Saturday, May 30, 2009. Community Day will feature a variety of events and activities for guests of all ages from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the hospital's front lawn.

The day kicks off with a 5K run/walk at 8:30 a.m. with great prizes for a variety of runner categories. A kids' race will take place at 9:30 a.m. and feature medals for all participants. Children will race in appropriate age categories, and drawings for fun prizes will be selected from the runners.

Free family fun is lined up from 9:30 a.m. till noon, including great entertainment from local community organizations. Acts include: 11:00 a.m.. "Evolution" Quartet from the Oceanaries Barbershop Chorus 11:30 a.m.. Zumba Demonstration by the Academy of Dance in Point Pleasant (visitor participation welcome!)

Other special features at Community Day include: . Kids can get a cast, and check out ambulances, fire trucks and police cars. . Antique fire truck rides, trackless train rides, face painting, balloon art, giant slide, bounce house, and games. . Meet Doctor Bernard, the director of fun and good health for Meridian Health. . Hang out with Sparky the fire dog and Perky the Penguin from Jenkinson's Aquarium. . Meet Miss. Teen New Jersey, Karli Domenick. This Manasquan resident will sign autographs and take photos with guests. . Child safety identification and senior safety identification provided by the Ocean County Sheriff's Department. . Check out the Brick Township mobile command center. . Health information and screenings offered (blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI, bone density, and stroke risk assessment). . Enjoy food and fun snacks. . Visit with our pet therapy dogs.

Ocean Medical Center is located at 425 Jack Martin Boulevard, Brick, NJ 08724. For event parking, guests are encouraged to use the Route 88 entrance to the medical center. Parking is free. For more information about Community Day, visit www.OceanMedicalCenter.com or call 1-800-DOCTORS. The event is rain or shine, and will take place in the hospital's main lobby atrium in case of inclement weather.

Ocean Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a 281-bed non-profit community hospital located in Brick New Jersey, providing health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines, including maternity; oncology; orthopedics and rehabilitation; general, neurological, thoracic, and vascular surgery; cardiology; dialysis; and emergency and critical care services. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses and is a proud affiliate of University of Pennsylvania Cancer Network. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state's first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center. For more information, call the Meridian Health Line at 1-800-560-9990 or log on to our web site at www.OceanMedicalCenter.com.