Ocean Medical Center Foundation Annual Golf Classic Raises More Than $128,000

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Ocean Medical Center Foundation Annual Golf Classic Raises More Than $128,000

Ocean Medical Center Foundation raised more than $128,000 during its 25th Annual Golf Classic on June 15 at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle. Led by event chair Rob Harms, this year’s Golf Classic saw 136 golfers compete in the tournament and raise money for the programs and services at Ocean Medical Center.

“I’ve been involved with Ocean Medical Center and this golf outing for many years, but this year’s event was a special one,” explains Rob Harms, event chair and CEO of George Harms Construction. “We had record attendance and saw our highest total dollars raised throughout the history of the event. We can’t thank the attendees, volunteers and sponsors enough for their outpouring of support and commitment to the health care of this community.”

During the reception, grateful patient and long-time Ocean Medical Center donor and volunteer, Kathi Mead, gave a heartfelt testimony to the cancer care treatment she received at Ocean Medical Center, recognizing her physician Peter Mencel, M.D. and making the event especially meaningful. 

The daVinci Robot, a minimally invasive robotic platform designed to expand a surgeon’s capabilities was also on display for guests to explore and learn more about how this innovative equipment has enhanced Ocean Medical Center’s surgical services.

The Golf Classic committee is grateful for the generous support of leadership sponsors this year, which include the Event Sponsor, George Harms Construction Company, and Tournament Benefactor, Walter R. Earle Company.

For additional information about the Ocean Medical Center Foundation or to make a donation, please contact Executive Director Matthew Lang at 732.751.5116 or by e-mail at mdlang@meridianhealth.com.

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 337-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; DaVinci robotic surgery; 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 recently completed a four-level expansion that has transformed 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 Rutgers 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.