Ninth Annual Friends on the Bay Reception Planned for October 12

Contact:Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager
Phone:(732) 840-3279
Email:dsellmann@meridianhealth.com

Ninth Annual Friends on the Bay Reception Planned for October 12

Annual Event Will Raise Funds for Ocean Medical Center and Ocean Care Center

The Guild of Ocean Medical Center is hosting its Ninth Annual Friends on the Bay event on October 12, 2013. The evening will feature open bar cocktails, dinner buffet with Tuscany-style tapas, live music, dancing, live and silent auctions, and a 50/50 raffle.

The event will honor Bradley Pulver, M.D., medical director of Ocean Medical Center's Department of Emergency Services, and his emergency room team for their dedication and community service during and after Hurricane Sandy.

"Friends on the Bay offers us the opportunity to raise funds for Ocean Medical Center and Ocean Care Center's equipment and services that will benefit patient care," says Co-Chairs Susan and Ernie Scherler and Priscilla and Carl Hiby. The Friends on the Bay committee boasts 20 members from Monmouth and Ocean counties, who are grateful for the physicians and hospital commitment to the community. They share in the pleasure of advocating for the medical experts and generating community support for the medical center.

Friends on the Bay will be held on Saturday, October 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Manasquan River Golf Club, 843 Riverview Drive, Brielle. Tickets cost $125 each and proceeds will benefit Ocean Medical Center and the Ocean Care Center. Dress is elegant casual. Please RSVP by October 5 to 732-278-6444.

About Ocean Medical Center
Standing out as a premier medical center along the Jersey Shore, Ocean Medical Center is home to exceptional talent, state-of-the-art technologies, and a growing medical campus, all surrounded by a community that offers quality of life for individuals and families of all ages. Ocean is a 281-bed non-profit community hospital located in Brick, New Jersey that provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines. Some key services include designation as a Primary Stroke Center; brain lab and neurological surgery; DaT Scan and advanced imaging technology; general, thoracic, and vascular surgery; comprehensive cancer care and radiation therapy technologies; a Joint Commission accredited orthopedic program; one of the nation's most advanced cardiac catheterization laboratories and cardiac services; maternity, Acute Care of the Elderly, and critical care services. The Medical Center has begun a four-level Master Facility Plan that will transform the campus through an $82 million project that sets a foundation for future decades of growth. The main component of the project is a new 44,300 sq. ft. Emergency Department. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses who work in collaboration with the medical staff, 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. The Medical Center has grown tremendously since opening in 1984 and is well positioned to evolve and respond to the changing community and health care landscape.