Rock for the Nurses 2015 on May 30 to Support Nurses at Ocean Medical Center

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Rock for the Nurses 2015 on May 30 to Support Nurses at Ocean Medical Center

The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund has teamed with the Idle Hour Restaurant & Bar in Point Pleasant to support the nurses of Ocean Medical Center at the scholarship’s fifth anniversary fundraiser, “Rock for the Nurses 2015.”

The event will take place Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Idle Hour Restaurant & Bar located at 2600 Route 88 in Point Pleasant Borough. The event will feature live music from the popular country rock band, Kinderhook (formerly Kinderhook Creek), and other special musical guests, an all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet and pig roast, tent party, cash bar, games, prizes and other activities for the whole family.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund, which every year helps the nurses of Ocean Medical Center by providing scholarships to nurses and nursing students looking to further their formal education in the nursing profession.


Tickets are $20 per person (kids 12 and younger are free) and are available for advance purchase online at Eventbrite.com or at the Idle Hour Restaurant & Bar. Tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the event at the door.

The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund was established on January 15, 2011 and is part of the Ocean Medical Center Foundation family of funds. The scholarship was established to honor the memory of long-time Point Pleasant resident Barbara Forfar, or “Foof," as she was called by her fellow nurses and other colleagues in the operating room, and her forty-four years of dedication to the nursing profession, with all but three years of her service associated with Ocean Medical Center or its predecessor hospitals.

The scholarship fund provides monetary assistance to qualified nurses and nursing students of Ocean Medical Center who desire to continue their formal education in the nursing profession in the form of scholarships and awards one (or more) nursing scholarship during September of each year to eligible applicants.

During its five year history, the Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund, in cooperation with the Ocean Medical Center Foundation, has raised more than $15,000 and has awarded 18 scholarships to nurses and nursing students of Ocean Medical Center.

For more information about the Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund, including all the details about the  “Rock for the Nurses 2015” event on May 30, please visit www.forfarscholarship.org or connect with the Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund on Facebook or Twitter.


About Ocean Medical Center

Standing out as a premier medical center along the Jersey Shore, Ocean Medical Center is home to exceptional talent, state-of-the-art technologies, and a growing medical campus, all surrounded by a community that offers quality of life for individuals and families of all ages. Ocean is a 321-bed non-profit community hospital located in Brick, New Jersey that provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines. Some key services include designation as a Primary Stroke Center; brain lab and neurological surgery; DaT Scan and advanced imaging technology; DaVinci robotic surgery; general, thoracic, and vascular surgery; comprehensive cancer care and radiation therapy technologies; a Joint Commission accredited orthopedic program; one of the nation’s most advanced cardiac catheterization laboratories and cardiac services; maternity, Acute Care of the Elderly, and critical care services. The Medical Center recently completed a four-level expansion that has transformed the campus through an $82 million project that sets a foundation for future decades of growth. The main component of the project is a new 44,300 sq. ft. Emergency Department. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses who work in collaboration with the medical staff, and is a System Partner, along with the other Meridian Health facilities, with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state’s first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center. The Medical Center has grown tremendously since opening in 1984 and is well positioned to evolve and respond to the changing community and health care landscape