Women's Heart Fund Spring Luncheon Held at Navesink Country Club

Contact:Robert Cavanaugh, Manager of Public Affairs for Meridian Health
Phone:(732) 751-3451

Women's Heart Fund Spring Luncheon Held at Navesink Country Club

The Women's Heart Fund Spring Luncheon was attended by more than 150 attendees at the Navesink Country Club in Middletown, NJ. All the money raised at the event was to support the new CardioVascular Intensive Care Unit at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, part of Meridian Health. This state-of-the-art project will provide leading-edge technologies for some of the most critically ill patients, ensuring that they receive the finest quality health care in a private, healing environment.

This year's luncheon was co-chaired by Marybeth Hershkowitz and Vita Kolber and the committee included Patty Micale chair of the Women's Heart Fund Board, Barbara Brager and Joyce Sykoff. Highlights of the luncheon included a buffet brunch, several boutiques with a variety of offerings, and a jewelry box raffle with assorted prizes donated by the boutiques.

The Women's Heart 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. Each year, the Women's Heart Fund board selects and supports one cardiac program, service, or technology provided by Meridian Health.

Previously, the Women's Heart Fund purchased the AngioScreen, which is used for vascular screenings. To date, Meridian Health has screened more than 3,000 people with this state-of-the-art equipment. In 2013, the Women's Heart Fund donated $50,000 for the purchase of ultrasound equipment for the vascular lab at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

For more information, contact Carrie Boardwick, director of Philanthropy Operations, at
732-751-5127 or by email at CBoardwick@meridianhealth.com.

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 www.MeridianHealth.com.