Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations Named Top 12 National High Performer

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Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations Named Top 12 National High Performer

Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations has been honored by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) for its exemplary performance in raising funds for its local communities' health care needs. Meridian Health is one of twelve organizations throughout the United States and Canada that have received this designation of a sustaining high performer for three or more years over a six year period.

Each year, participating hospital foundations complete an annual survey that collects detailed information on organizational performance including fundraising revenue, expenses, and details on specific fundraising programs and staff involvement. AHP analyzes data submitted by those participating in the benchmarking service and defines high performance as those organizations that are in the 75th percentile for net production.

"We are thankful to our donors and board of directors because, without them, Meridian Health would not be where it is today," said Joseph E. Stampe, president, of Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations. "We believe this honor exemplifies our dedication and commitment to the standard of care provided at the more than 100 Meridian facilities throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties."

The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) is an international professional organization dedicated exclusively to developing the men and women who encourage charity in North America's health care organizations. Established in 1967, AHP is the source for education, networking, information and research in health care philanthropy.

AHP's 5,000 members represent more than 2,200 health care facilities in the United States and Canada. They embody all aspects of health care fundraising, from executive directors and chief development officers, to major gift officers, annual campaign managers, event coordinators and grant writers.

For a complete list of AHP High Performers, visit

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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" for five years in a row, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence. For more information, please visit