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For Immediate Release
Apr 9, 2014
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh, Manager of Public Affairs for Meridian Health  
(732) 751-3451
rcavanaugh@meridianhealth.com

Sky Blue FC partners with Meridian Health

Meridian Health to be featured on team jerseys for 2014 season  

Neptune, NJ - Sky Blue FC announced today that Meridian Health will be the title sponsor for the 2014 season.

“We are very fortunate to be able to partner with such a reputable health care organization,” Sky Blue FC president and general manager Tony Novo said. “Meridian Health has consistently been rated one of the top performing health systems in New Jersey, and we are excited to be able to provide our players with high-quality treatment through Meridian’s staff.”

Sky Blue FC women’s professional soccer team announced during a joint press conference that Meridian Health would be the title sponsor for the team’s 2014 season. During the press conference, which was held on the Georgian Court University soccer field, Sky Blue also revealed that the Meridian Health logo will be on the front of the team's new light blue and orange jerseys.

With more than 12,000 team members, Meridian Health is a leading not-for profit health care organization in New Jersey, compromising 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, all located at more than 100 locations throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.

"We are excited to bring the great care we provide to this community to the players of Sky Blue," said John K. Lloyd, president of Meridian Health.  "We look forward to partnering with Sky Blue to help us educate families and fans across the state about important health and wellness topics.”

Meridian Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of the residents of New Jersey by providing quality, patient-centered health care services delivered in hospital, community and in-home settings and to advancing medicine through clinical education and research.

“We are pleased to have a medical team affiliated with such a high quality organization to keep our players at their best,” said Sky Blue FC technical director and head coach Jim Gabarra.


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, 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.

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