Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center hosting Virtual Golf Classic

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Neptune, NJ – June 1, 2020 – To safeguard supporters, Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center Foundation has moved its 30th annual golf classic to a virtual fundraising event to be held on June 15 at 4 p.m. In lieu of the planned outing, the foundation will host a program that donors can stream live to continue to raise necessary funds for Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center’s greatest needs, helping us to improve care during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

The virtual event will include videos from Hackensack Meridian Health leadership, inspirational videos, a tribute to our health care heroes working to fight COVID-19 on the frontlines and demonstrations by the team at Manasquan River Golf Club, the would-be venue for the 2020 in-person event.

To participate, individuals can register at HackensackMeridianHealth.org/OMCGolf. They will be sent a link to the program in the week leading up to the event. There is no cost to participate, however donations in support of the event can be made on the registration website.

In addition, members of the community are invited submit their best trick shot to be featured on event day for a chance to win a prize. Community members can also help celebrate Hackensack Meridian Health’s health care heroes by submitting a short video (five to 10 seconds maximum), photo or drawing that can be included in the program. Submissions can be sent to OMCFVirtualEvent@hackensackmeridian.org.

“We are grateful for all of the support we have received so far moving the Ocean Medical Center Foundation Golf Classic to be fully virtual,” says Joseph Stampe, president and chief development officer, Meridian Health Foundation. “In order to fight this epidemic, Ocean Medical Center has invested an extraordinary amount of funds to acquire ventilators, disinfecting machines, temporary tenting and personal protective equipment (PPE) — making community support more important than ever. While we would have preferred to gather in person and enjoy a great day of golf and comradery, we hope that the community will rally behind this new format and ultimately, Ocean Medical Center.”

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The 30th annual virtual golf classic is chaired by Jason Nitche, M.D., and the event sponsor is George Harms Construction Co.

For additional information about Ocean Medical Center Foundation or to make a donation, please contact Matthew Lang, CFRE, executive director of the Ocean Medical Center Foundation, at 732-751-5116, or by email at matthew.lang@hackensackmeridian.org.

About Hackensack Meridian Health
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care.

Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 17 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children’s hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; nine community hospitals – Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin; a behavioral health hospital – Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead; and two rehabilitation hospitals – JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.

Additionally, the network has more than 500 patient care locations throughout the state which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has more than 35,000 team members, and 7,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

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The network’s notable distinctions include having four hospitals among the top in New Jersey by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and being named to Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare/2019” list.

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University opened in 2018, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its second class of 96 students in 2019 to its On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton. Additionally, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to find more cures for cancer faster while ensuring that patients have access to the highest quality, most individualized cancer care when and where they need it.

Hackensack 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 additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org.

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