Newswise — Holmdel, NJ – August 6, 2020 – Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Lori Ann Davidson to the Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.
“Lori Ann is a fantastic addition to the Bayshore Medical Center Board of Trustees,” says Joseph Stampe, president and chief development officer, Hackensack Meridian – Meridian Health Foundation, to which the Bayshore Medical Center Foundation belongs. “Having a strong board comprised of local leaders is especially important as Bayshore Medical Center enhances its care for the community, both in terms of technology and programs, as well as the expansion of emergency services as we build the Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center.”
Davidson serves as the chief information officer and system analyst for Hamilton Executions LLC in New York. She was previously the executive director of Keyport Bayfront Business Cooperative and is currently a board member of the Keyport Unified Zoning and Planning Board. Lori lives in Keyport with her family and is a graduate of Holmdel High School and Chestnut Hill College.
“Bayshore Medical Center is my local hospital and I want to do everything I can to ensure that it is best equipped to care for our community,” says Davidson. “By joining the board, I will be able to help raise the vital funds needed to continue to obtain state-of-the-art technology, create life-saving programs and modernize spaces within the hospital so that patients have the best and most private care possible. I look forward to joining forces with my fellow trustees in their efforts to increase awareness throughout the Bayshore area of the medical center’s advancements and secure support that will positively impact the health of our community.”
The addition of Davidson comes at a pivotal time in Bayshore Medical Center’s growth as construction continues on the future Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center, slated to open in the fall of 2021.
The funds raised for this project this year contribute toward a $150 million fundraising goal as part of Meridian Health Foundation’s Giving Heals campaign. Giving Heals supports four important initiatives: improving clinical outcomes, enhancing the patient experience, broadening clinical research and academic programs and strengthening oncology services at the following Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers in Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties: Bayshore Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Ocean Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center.
To learn about how you can make a gift to Bayshore Medical Center or to the Giving Heals campaign, please call Marisa Medina, director of development, Bayshore Medical Center Foundation, at 732-751-5125 or visit www.Hackensackmeridianhealth.org/givingheals.
ABOUT THE GIVING HEALS CAMPAIGN
Giving Heals is a $150 million regional comprehensive campaign to raise funds for strengthening oncology services, improving clinical outcomes, enhancing the patient experience and broadening clinical research and academic programs. Publicly announced at the Meridian Health Foundation Gala on November 17, 2018, the campaign will run through 2020. Nearly $110 million has been raised to date to support the following Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Bayshore Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center.
ABOUT BAYSHORE MEDICAL CENTER
Bayshore Medical Center is a 211-bed not-for-profit community hospital located in Holmdel, New Jersey, providing health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines, including: emergency medicine, cardiac catheterization, surgical services, wound care, sleep services, diagnostic imaging, women's services with digital mammography, as well as a designated primary stroke center. Its Center for Bariatrics is one of the most comprehensive in the region offering free informational sessions, pre-surgical education and evaluation, personal guidance through the surgical process, nutritional support, exercise components and support groups. For more information, visit www.bayshoremedicalcenter.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.
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.