Nearly $55,000 Raised from Ocean Medical Center Foundation Virtual Golf Classic

Brick, NJ – June 22, 2020 – To safeguard supporters, Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center Foundation moved its 30th annual golf classic to a virtual fundraising event which was held on June 15 at 4 p.m. In lieu of the planned outing, the foundation hosted a program that donors streamed 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. To date, support for the event from the community has reached nearly $55,000.

The virtual event included videos from Hackensack Meridian Health leadership, inspirational messages, 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 view the program, visit There is no cost to view the program, however donations in support of the event can still be made at

“We are grateful for all those who tuned into the Ocean Medical Center Foundation virtual golf classic,” says Joseph Stampe, president and chief development officer, Meridian Health Foundation. “While we would have preferred to gather in person and enjoy a great day of golf, we were excited that so many people logged into the event to support Ocean Medical Center.”

The 30th annual virtual golf classic was chaired by Jason Nitche, M.D., and the event sponsor was George Harms Construction Co. All gifts to support the virtual fundraiser are now 100 percent tax deductible and without event expenses, will be directed in full to support the hospital at a time when it is needed most.

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

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.

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.

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