Meridian Health to Offer Cancer Survivorship Event on June 11, 2016

Contact:Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager

Meridian Health to Offer Cancer Survivorship Event on June 11, 2016

Neptune, NJ – Meridian Health will sponsor a free program on Saturday, June 11, 2016, to help cancer survivors and their loved ones explore ways to live a healthier life during and after cancer treatment. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Meridian Health Village at Jackson, 27 South Cooks Bridge Road in Jackson, NJ.

Today, millions of people are surviving thirty or more years after their cancer diagnoses. Survivorship begins from the moment a diagnosis is made. The Meridian Cancer Care team helps to empower survivors to live a healthier life during and after cancer treatment. This event has been created to help survivors and their family members build hope and learn more about key topics that may affect them. It is also an opportunity to share experiences and celebrate with others.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., with a continental breakfast provided. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will feature several speakers on topics such as integrative health and medicine, intimacy after cancer, palliative care, and a keynote message from cancer survivor and founder/CEO of David’s Dream and Believe Foundation, David Calderella. Lunch will be provided, and participants will have an opportunity to enjoy healthy living activities such as chair yoga, cooking demonstrations, and more.

The program is free and registration is requested by calling 1-800-DOCTORS. Door prizes will be given; winners must be present to win. Additional information can be found at

About Meridian Health
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, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home care and hospice services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, fitness and wellness centers, and outpatient centers that allow the full continuum of health care services to be offered locally. In May 2015, Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network signed a definitive agreement to merge. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in NJ for clinical quality and nationally is the recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum. Meridian is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for six consecutive years. Earlier in 2015, Great Place to Work® and Fortune recognized Meridian Health as one of the 20 Best Workplaces in Health Care in the nation and the number one Best Place to Work for Women. Meridian is recognized for patient care and nursing excellence, including being the first health system in the country to achieve Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center at all of its original hospitals. Additionally, Meridian’s mission of training the next generation of health care professionals is vital to providing a foundation for sound health in our community. In 2008, Meridian Health launched a four-year nursing program in partnership with Georgian Court University. Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine has also honored Meridian as one of the nation’s 100 Most Wired Health Systems for 16 consecutive years. 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. For more information, visit