Local Physician Receives Prestigious President's Volunteer Service Award

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Local Physician Receives Prestigious President's Volunteer Service Award

Dr. Carl M. Marchetti, recognized for his hours of volunteer service

Carl Marchetti, M.D., Ocean Township, has been honored with the 2013 President's Call to Service Award, presented to those who demonstrate passionate devotion to the success of their communities through their commitment and dedication to volunteering.

"Carl has dedicated much of his life to helping those in need and continues to inspire others through his selfless acts and efforts to make our community a better place to live," said John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health. "His endless energy and collaborative spirit has helped to ensure that the residents of this community have access to the very best care when they need it most."

The most prestigious of the four possible awards, the President's Call to Service Award is presented to those with more than 4,000 hours of volunteer service and a vigorous commitment to improving their community, and the honor is symbolic of a lifetime of selfless service nationwide.

As a highly respected obstetrician, Dr. Marchetti joined the medical staff at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in 1966, and in 1981 was the first physician to join the hospital administration. Serving as the medical center's senior vice president for Medical Affairs for 27 years, Dr. Marchetti also served on various state boards and committees.

During his administrative career at Jersey Shore, Dr. Marchetti helped guide and deliver many advanced health care services and programs, including the regional cardiac surgery program, a regional trauma center; extensive development of academic and research programs; and multiple hospital construction projects.

Statewide, his leadership of the New Jersey Health Planning Council helped launch new health care services across the state through the certificate of need process, and helped guide the move toward increased regionalization and partnership within the state's health care delivery system.

Dr. Marchetti is also well known for his commitment and support of the Boy Scouts of America. In 2012, he was honored by the National Council of Boy Scouts of America for 50 years of service on the Order of the Arrow National Committee. He is the only person in the 100-year history of the Boy Scouts to serve on any national committee of the organization for 50 years. He is credited with implementing some of the Boy Scout's most successful programs.

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Meridian Health 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. For more information, please visit www.meridianhealth.com.