Newswise — On July 10, Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation’s 34th Annual Golf Classic raised a record-breaking amount, bringing in more than $570,000 in support of cardiovascular care and other programs and services at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The sold out golf outing was chaired by Robert Mullen, CEO of Structure Tone Organization, and vice-chaired by Burt Barham, Jr., project manager of The Barham Group and Robert Smith, CEO of The Allied Group. The tournament took place at Deal Golf and Country Club and Hollywood Golf Club where more than 260 golfers participated in support of Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

“We are extremely grateful for everyone who came out to golf,” shares Mullen. “Jersey Shore University Medical Center continues to make tremendous advancements and serves as the region’s leading provider of cardiac services. By supporting this event, you help to ensure we all have access to quality care when we need it the most.”

Jersey Shore University Medical Center is home to a dedicated CardioVascular Intensive Care Unit, and one of the largest cardiac catheterization labs in the tri-state area. To continually enhance services, construction will begin soon on a new Cardiac Surgery Operating Room and Electrophysiology Lab.

“Our experienced surgeons, cardiologists and nurses perform the most complex procedures with outcomes that rival the nation's best medical centers,” shares Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital. “We are able to orchestrate excellence in cardiac care because we have a dedicated philanthropic community behind us.”

During the event reception, a grateful patient and expectant mother of twins, Julie Sica, shared a heartfelt testimony to the life-saving treatment she received in the health network and the collaborative care delivered through Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s new cardio-oncology program, one of the first of its kind in the state, to be housed in the new HOPE Tower. Julie’s story made the event especially meaningful.

The Golf Classic was generously sponsored by Title Event Sponsors, Peter and Tatiana Cancro and L.F. Driscoll / Structure Tone Organization, Awards Reception Sponsors, BC General Contractors, Little Silver Electric, Inc., Local Union 400 IEW, Morrison Healthcare, Nicholson Corporation, Sodon’s Electric, Inc. and Steelfab and Hole-in-One Sponsor, Circle BMW.

For more information or to make a donation to Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation, please visit or contact Paul Huegel, senior executive director, at 732-751-5109 or [email protected].

ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the 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 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children's hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 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, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 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 one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For," one of the "20 Best Workplaces in Health Care" in the nation, and the number one "Best Place to Work for Women." 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.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children's hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals – Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood.

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