Women's Philanthropic Fund Hosted Annual Fall Event
at Restaurant Nicholas

Contact:Robert Cavanaugh, Public Affairs Manager
Phone:732-751-3451
Email:rcavanaugh@meridianhealth.com

Women's Philanthropic Fund Hosted Annual Fall Event
at Restaurant Nicholas

On November 19, Meridian Health's Women's Philanthropic Fund held its annual fall event at Restaurant Nicholas in Red Bank. The evening featured wine, hors d'oeuvres and a light supper as well as a live auction, 50/50 raffle and entertainment by illusionist Oz Pearlman.

The Women's Philanthropic Fund's mission is to educate people in Monmouth and Ocean counties about the importance of heart health and to raise funds for heart programs, services, and technology at Meridian Health. A record $36,000 overall was raised to purchase a portable vascular screening module.

In 15 minutes, AngioScreenR is able to provide patients with information about the risk of heart disease and stroke through several non-diagnostic tests. Proceeds from this event will also help subsidize the cost of AngioScreenR for people in underserved communities.

In addition, the LIVE auction proceeds were allocated to Meridian's Disaster Relief Fund which supports those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

About Meridian Health
Meridian Health (www.meridianhealth.com) is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, 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, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and outpatient centers. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For", and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence, including the distinction of being the first health system in the country to receive Magnet designation for nursing.