Newswise — Neptune, NJ – August 21, 2019 – Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Heidi Maggs and Carol Stillwell to the Meridian Health Foundation Board of Trustees.
“Heidi and Carol have been tremendous assets to our organization, giving selflessly of their time and resources for a number of programs and services at our medical centers,” says Joseph Stampe, president and chief development officer, Meridian Health Foundation. “We are thrilled to welcome such dedicated people to the board and know that with their assistance, our organization will continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives and health of our community.”
Maggs is a founding board member of the Women’s Heart Fund, which champions women’s health issues in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties through philanthropy and community learning and engagement. She served as chair from 2009 to 2011 and was re-elected in 2018. Maggs also sits on the Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Patient and Family Advisory Council. Prior to her volunteerism at Hackensack Meridian Health, she worked with Visiting Homecare of Ocean County as a field supervisor and then as the director of Human Resources. She is also a nurse by trade, beginning her career at Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center, where she worked as a medical surgical nurse and then as an assistant clinical coordinator. Maggs is an alumni advisor for the Pennsylvania Kappa chapter of Pi Beta Phi at Lehigh University, has been married to her husband, Jim, for 28 years and has two children.
Stillwell has a storied history of philanthropy, contributing to numerous organizations throughout New Jersey. She has been honored by many for her generosity and has received countless awards, including the William C. Black Award of Hope for her contributions to support Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center. She joined the Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees in 2000 and has made significant gifts to Meridian Health Foundation. Two of her most notable acts of generosity include a $3 million gift to Riverview Medical Center to establish the Larkin-Stillwell-Hansen Infusion Center and a $250,000 commitment to Bayshore Medical Center to support the new Emergency Care Center slated to break ground in October 2019.
Stillwell is the owner, president and CEO of Stillwell Hansen, Inc., a leader in data center infrastructure solutions, and has been recognized as one of the top women business leaders in New Jersey each year from 2009 to 2018. She has a twin sister, Mary Ann Larkin, who assists Carol in all of her philanthropic efforts, as well as one son, six stepchildren and many grandchildren. A lover of fine wine, Stillwell spends her limited free time in Napa Valley.
The addition of influential community members to the foundation board is paramount as Meridian Health Foundation continues in its capital campaign to raise $150 million for eight Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals within Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties, including: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Bayshore Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center – Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center. Called Giving Heals, the campaign supports four important initiatives: strengthening oncology services, improving clinical outcomes, enhancing the patient experience and broadening clinical research and academic programs. To date, more than $95 million has been raised by individual donors, corporations and public grants.
To learn more about Meridian Health Foundation, to make a gift in honor of Maggs or Stillwell, or to support the Giving Heals campaign, please call 732-751-5100 or visit 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. Over $95 million dollars has been raised 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 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 34,100 team members, and 6,500 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 10 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 Health care’s “150 Top Places to Work in Health care/2018” list.
The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its first class of students in 2018 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.