Newswise — Brick, NJ – June 1, 2021 – Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center Foundation will host a golf outing on June 14 at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle in support of Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center’s greatest need fund, which supports innovation, technology and essential components to ensure the highest level of patient care. The golf outing will follow all CDC, state and local guidelines and is being planned in conjunction with Hackensack Meridian Health clinicians to ensure the safety of guests. 

“The annual golf outing is a significant fundraiser for Ocean Medical Center,” says Jason Kreitner, MHA, FACHE, president and chief hospital executive, Ocean Medical Center. “We are thrilled to once again be able to host it, not only because it generates funding for the medical center that helps us to provide the best possible programs and services to our community, but also because it’s fun. Over the years, this outing has helped to make many things possible and we are grateful for the public’s continued support.”

Registration and breakfast will begin at 10 a.m. with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. A boxed breakfast will be provided and socially distanced lunch stations will be set on the course to enjoy throughout the day. A seated reception will follow play.

“We are incredibly excited to revive the long-standing tradition of this golf tournament and thankful for the community’s support throughout the challenges over the past 14 months,” says event chair Jason Nitche, M.D. “In order to fight the pandemic, Ocean Medical Center invested an extraordinary amount to acquire ventilators, disinfecting machines, temporary tenting and personal protective equipment (PPE) — making private support more important than ever. Additionally, we continue to have ambitious goals for the hospital.”

Over the last six years, Ocean Medical Center has undergone significant updates and expansion to keep pace with the growing demand from the community, including a new Emergency Department, a private patient room floor and a new cancer center. Later in 2021, construction will begin on the new Heart & Vascular Center, a $19.5 million project which will encompass 14,750 square-feet of new space and feature three new hybrid labs that will treat patients in need of urgent and elective cardiac and vascular services. 

“Philanthropy plays an important role overall, allowing for large-scale projects like the forthcoming Heart & Vascular Center, as well as enhanced programs and services that create an added benefit for our community,”  says Matthew Lang, executive director, Ocean Medical Center Foundation. “Additionally, funds will support the most urgent and necessary needs of the hospital, which helps to ensure that all areas are the best they can be. We are grateful for everyone who participates in this important event and invite all members of the community to join us.”  

The annual golf outing is sponsored by George Harms Construction Co. and Brielle Orthopedics. Individuals and foursomes can register at, by calling 201-519-2446, or emailing [email protected].



Serving southern Monmouth and northern Ocean counties, Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center is ranked # 7 in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 and is also ranked High Performing in the U.S. in congestive heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip replacement and knee replacement. 

As an advanced care hospital, Ocean Medical Center offers the convenience and easy access of a community hospital, with the technological advances and expertise of a major medical center featuring expert care coordinated by a team of top specialists in emergency, cardiovascular, women’s health, cancer and orthopedic services. 

Delivering on this promise, Ocean Medical Center is home to an innovative medical surgical floor equipped with 36 private patient beds that integrates technology and design to transform the patient experience and empower patients to return to their lives as soon as possible. 

This forward-thinking renovation project completed an $82 million expansion that includes the 44,300-square-foot, state-of-the-art Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Emergency Care Center and a new comprehensive Cancer Center. Ocean Medical Center officially became a premier community-based teaching hospital with the launch of its inaugural class of family medicine and psychiatry residents in 2018. Further medical education developments included the addition of an Internal Medicine Residency program in 2019. 

Ocean Medical Center has been named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Hospitals which distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns, and their families.  Ocean Medical Center is also home to The Jersey Coast Vascular Institute (JCVI) offering the most comprehensive vascular programs in the state. Led by a team of seven board-certified, fellowship trained specialists, hundreds of complex procedures are performed annually including advanced minimally-invasive interventions such as Trans-cervical Carotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) and Fenestrated Endovascular Repair (FEVAR).  With the completion of the $19.5M Heart & Vascular Center in fall 2022, Ocean Medical Center will become one of the nation’s most advanced interventional catheterization and vascular labs for heart and vascular diagnosis and treatment. 

Certified by the Joint Commission as an accredited Orthopedic program, Ocean Medical Center is a destination for orthopedic joint replacements where more than 1,000 joint replacements are done annually. Ocean is also certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke program and holds prestigious disease specific designations in joint replacement, stroke, palliative care, colon cancer surgery and sepsis.  

Other key services include: brain lab neurological surgery, DaTscan and advanced imaging technology; da Vinci robotic surgery; general thoracic and vascular surgery; acute care of the elderly; and critical care services.  Johnson Rehabilitation Institute at Ocean Medical Center, is a 40-acute bed rehabilitation offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services.

The medical center has achieved Magnet recognition, one of the highest and most prestigious distinctions a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care; has maintained an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade and been awarded Top Teaching Hospital by Leapfrog.  In 2021, Ocean Medical Center received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for superior safety performance and has been named to America’s 50 best for vascular surgery excellence and has received five-star awards for carotid surgery, total knee replacement, stroke treatment, c-section delivery, esophageal-stomach surgery and treatment of pancreatitis. 

Additional certifications and awards include: the 2021 NCDR Chest Pain-MI Registry Performance Achievement Award,  Get with the Guidelines continuous quality improvement awards for Heart Failure Gold Plus Award, Stroke Gold Plus and Stroke Honor Roll Elite Awards and the 2019-2020 ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award. 

The medical center operates the state’s first satellite Emergency Care Center in Point Pleasant, the Ocean Care Center, and hospital-based programs at Jackson Health Village.