Newswise — Old Bridge, NJ – May 6, 2021 – On May 3, Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation raised nearly $150,000 at a golf outing that took place at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle in support of the Emergency Department expansion project taking place at Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center. Nearly 100 golfers participated in the event, which followed all CDC, state and local safety guidelines.

“We could not have asked for a more perfect day, with a more genuine and dedicated group of golfers,” says Melissa Magyar, executive director, Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation. “We recognize that many people are still being impacted by COVID-19, but for this one, glorious day, when we could all safely gather together in support of an immensely important fundraising initiative, it felt wonderful. I am so grateful to everyone who supported the golf outing and who answered our call to help ensure that we are able to provide Old Bridge and the surrounding communities with the best possible emergency care services.”

Construction of the new Emergency Department at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, part of a $39 million investment, began in 2019. In April 2021, the medical center opened phase one of the project: a new concourse, café and front patient/visitor parking lot, all part of the transformation. The new Emergency Department is slated to open in February 2022, however the medical center remains open to the public for all emergent and outpatient needs throughout construction.

Although the event has passed, donations can still be made in support of the Emergency Department project by visiting, by calling 201-519-2446, or emailing [email protected].

About Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center

For more than 100 years, Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy and Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge have provided a full continuum of health care services to residents of Central Jersey. Raritan Bay Medical Center is one of less than one percent of hospitals in the world to achieve Magnet Recognition, the “Gold Standard” for nursing practice, quality, and safety in patient care, four times. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked Raritan Bay Medical Center as high performing in Orthopedics, Nephrology, COPD and Heart Failure.  

The medical center is a New Jersey state designated Primary Stroke Center and recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, recognizing optimal treatment of stroke patients. Raritan Bay is also a recipient of the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the AHA’s Heart Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers and the AHA’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award recognizing high-quality care of patients experiencing a severe heart attack. 

As part of Hackensack Meridian Health, one of New Jersey’s most comprehensive health networks, the Pediatric Care Center in Perth Amboy is supported by more than 100 pediatric specialists who collaborate with its pediatricians to make children’s health care easier to navigate. For more information, visit