…The Heart of Meridian
The mission of the Women’s Heart Fund (WHF) is to educate people in Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex counties about the importance of women’s health and to raise funds for women’s programs, services, and technology at Meridian Health (which includes Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, Bayshore Community Hospital, Raritan Bay Medical Center – Perth Amboy and Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge). For more information, to become a member, or to support the annual fund, please contact Stephanie Giordano at 732-751-5165.
Women’s Heart Fund Tenth Annual Spring Luncheon Featured Panel Discussion on Women’s Health
The Women’s Heart Fund hosted the 10th Annual Spring Luncheon on Thursday, June 2 at the Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury, NJ. The fundraising event raised $40,000 and featured a newly introduced interactive panel discussion for guests to learn more about important women’s health topics.
The panel discussion was led by executive leadership from Meridian Health and influential members of the community who addressed women’s health issues, work and family life balance and simple steps we can take to be happier, healthier and more relaxed. Members of the panel discussion included:
The luncheon, chaired by Francine Acquaviva and Alyssa McKenna, also featured a networking hour, an array of assorted hors d'oeuvres, a plated lunch, a 50/50 raffle and an advertising journal.
Over the years, Women’s Heart Fund has raised $600,000 to support Meridian Health’s cardiac services, programs and technology. The money raised not only benefits patients who turn to Meridian’s CardioVascular network for highly advanced, personalized cardiac care, but it has been utilized to support community outreach initiatives that focus on improving the health and wellness of our community. New this year, in addition to raising funds to support cardiac services, Women’s Heart Fund expanded their funding priorities to also include women’s health services and programs at Meridian.
Members of the Women’s Heart Fund Board at the Annual Spring Luncheon
In collaboration with Meridian Cardiovascular Network, which offers the most complete range of heart and vascular services – from prevention and diagnosis to advanced surgery and rehabilitation, the Women’s Heart Fund stresses the importance of heart health while raising funds that support the best cardiovascular care close to home.
2016 Educational Integrative Medicine conference titled “Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives” for key health care providers throughout our health network.
2015 Funding the Community of Life Savers program which trains high school students in CPR and the use of an AED
2014—2015 Funding the waiting area in the new CardioVascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
2013 Portable Vascular Screening Module and subsidizing the cost of the Angio screening for people in underserved communities
2012 Portable Vascular Screening Module
2011 Pediatric Cardiology Program
2010 Meridian Nursing Scholarships for Cardiac Care
2009 Meridian Nursing Scholarships for Cardiac Care and contribution to Ocean Medical Center for STEMI equipment
2008 Equipped MONOC Ambulances with STEMI EKG equipment
2007 Pathways to a Healthy Heart handbook
You can mail a contribution to:
Meridian Health Foundation
1345 Campus Parkway
Neptune, NJ 07753
Women's Heart Fund Board Members Mollie Giamanco*, Chair
Nancy Seidenstein*, Vice Chair
Alyssa McKenna, Treasurer
Denise Puma*, Secretary
Patricia (Patty) Micale
Kerrie (Wagner) Debbs*+