Local Doctors Lead Heart Walk at the Jersey Shore

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Local Doctors Lead Heart Walk at the Jersey Shore

Richard Neibart, M.D. and Kenneth N. Sable, M.D. to serve as Co-Chairs of the Shoreline Heart Walk for American Heart Association and American Stroke Association

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recently announced Richard Neibart, M.D., medical director of Meridian CardioVascular Network and chief of Cardiac Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ, and Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ, will serve as Medical Industry Co-Chairs of the 2016 Shoreline Heart Walk scheduled for Saturday, October 29 at FirstEnergy Park, Home of the Lakewood BlueClaws, in Lakewood, NJ.

As co-chairs of the medical industry recruitment, Dr. Neibart and Dr. Sable will recruit volunteers within the medical community to support the Heart Walk, which drives the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

“The Shoreline Heart Walk is a great opportunity to do something for yourself while helping to support a great cause,” stated Dr. Sable. “We hope that the Jersey Shore community comes together to join in the walk against heart disease and stroke while taking advantage of the free resources available, including heart-health information, CPR demonstrations, health screenings, and more.”

Heart Walks are the signature community event for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, which are focused on raising funds to support the fight against heart disease and stroke – our nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 leading causes of death.  Held in more than 250 communities nationwide, the Heart Walk is designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living through a fun environment that’s rewarding for the entire family.

“As co-chair of the heart walk for the medical community, I understand the need to raise awareness about our nation’s top killers,” said Dr. Neibart.  “In treating patients and utilizing the medical advancements supported by the American Heart Association, I see the importance of funding research through events like the Heart Walk.”

With over 159 million U.S. adults – or about 69 percent – considered overweight or obese and 32 percent of children considered overweight or obese, it’s vital to get Americans moving more.  The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association has made a commitment to helping Americans nationwide get healthier through a variety of healthy-living initiatives, including free guidelines on healthy eating, physical activity, controlling blood pressure and blood cholesterol, stress management, and more.  Heart Walk is an example of bringing the community together to get physically active and learn more about heart-healthy living options.

To learn how you can join Dr. Neibart and Dr. Sable at the American Heart Association Shoreline Heart Walk, visit www.ShorelineHeartWalk.org, call 609.223.3775 or email ShorelineHW@heart.org

About Hackensack Meridian Health
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care.  Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.”  Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers - HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals -  Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, HackensackUMC Palisades in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.

To learn more, visit www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org.