Jersey Shore University Medical Center Hosts Successful Open Heart Invitational

Contact:Elizabeth Dobis
Phone:732-751-7537
Email:edobis@meridianhealth.com

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Hosts Successful Open Heart Invitational

Annual golf tournament raised over $45,000 for cardiac surgery programs

The Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation hosted its 20th Annual Open Heart Invitational on Tuesday, October 13 at Metedeconk National Golf Course in Jackson. The outing was a major success, raising over $45,000 with over 140 golfers participating.

The invitational benefits cardiac surgery programs at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties licensed to perform open heart surgery. One of the most respected programs in New Jersey, the Jersey Shore Cardiac Surgery Program completes over 850 heart surgeries a year.

This year's event was chaired by, Norman V. Buttaci, former Senior Vice President of TD Bank. Carol Stillwell of Stillwell-Hansen was the day's Tournament Sponsor with TD Bank as the Tournament Benefactor. Golfers enjoyed a great day of golf followed by a cocktail reception and awards ceremony. Since 1989, through the support of both local businesses and communities, the Open Heart Invitational has been raising significant funds for Jersey Shore's cardiac surgery programs.

For more information about the cardiac surgery program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, please call 732-776-4618. For more information on supporting Jersey Shore University Medical Center, please call 732-776-4393.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit university teaching and home to the K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital - the first children's hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program that has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and nationally designated stroke center in the region. Jersey Shore University Medical Center specializes in cardiac care and surgery, orthopedics and rehabilitation, cancer care, and advanced women's and children's health services. For more information on Meridian's advanced services or for a physician referral, call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit www.JerseyShoreUniversityMedicalCenter.com.

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