Meridian CardioVascular Network Offers Free Luncheon

Contact:Donna Sellmann, Manager, Public Relations

Meridian CardioVascular Network Offers Free Luncheon

August 21 lecture to discuss heart-healthy cooking alternatives

Join experts from Meridian CardioVascular Network for a free interactive lecture and luncheon as a part of the 365 Days of Heart Campaign. The event will be held at the Clarion Hotel in Toms River from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will feature cardiologist Joseph Guarino, M.D. as well as registered dieticians Kathleen Gallagher and Samantha O'Brien from Ocean Medical Center.

Guests who attend the lecture will get to enjoy a three-course meal while Dr. Guarino provides important information about heart disease, and how diet plays a large role in heart health. Registered dieticians will talk guests through the meal, reviewing ingredients used in the menu items, and recommending simple everyday ingredients that can aid in the prevention of heart disease.

Registration is required for this free event by calling 1-800-DOCTORS. The Clarion Hotel is located at 815 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ.

365 Days of Heart is a campaign organized by Meridian CardioVascular Network to promote heart-healthy living year-round. The campaign provides special events, exercise and recipe tips, and educational programs. It also provides access to information regarding prevention, wellness, and risk assessment. More information about the campaign can be found at

About Ocean Medical Center
Ocean Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a 281-bed non-profit community hospital located in the heart of Ocean County, New Jersey. The medical center provides 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 System Partner, along with the other Meridian Health facilities, with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. 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