Newswise — Red Bank, NJ – June 3, 2019 – The Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual Family Fireworks on the Navesink to support Riverview Medical Center Foundation. This annual event will again be held at the DiPiero home on the picturesque Navesink River, on Wednesday, July 3 at 6:30 p.m.
“Riverview Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the area, delivering top-notch care for our community, as affirmed by its recent achievement of a sixth consecutive ‘A’ rating from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety,” says Joseph Stampe, president and chief development officer, Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation. “Philanthropy plays a pivotal role in the medical center’s success. It helps to create new spaces for care, provide cutting-edge technology, train team members and enhance the patient experience. By attending this event, guests will ensure that our community continues to have access to the best care, close to home, while getting to learn more about the medical center and enjoy a fabulous fireworks display. We cannot thank the DiPieros enough for their continued support and commitment to philanthropy.”
A variety of food options, including food trucks, will be available at the event, and guests will enjoy inflatable rides and games, as well as a front row seat to the fireworks show, which kicks off at 9:30 p.m. Last year, more than 400 guests attended this family-friendly evening.
“Excitement surrounds this signature event,” says Steven Scopellite, chair of the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees. “Fireworks on the Navesink River are a time-honored tradition and being able to enjoy them while raising money for a great cause is an incredible feeling.”
“It’s a joy to host this event every year,” says Hilary DiPiero, event chair and Riverview Medical Center Foundation trustee. “It has continued to grow and attract new community members, many of whom leave with a commitment to support Riverview Medical Center. We hope that this year’s event will be even more successful than those of previous years.”
The funds raised from the Family Fireworks on the Navesink contribute to the Meridian Health Foundation’s Giving Heals campaign, which supports four important initiatives: strengthening oncology services, improving clinical outcomes, enhancing the patient experience and broadening clinical research and academic programs. More than $95 million has been raised toward a goal of $150 million to support Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex 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.
Reservations for the Family Fireworks on the Navesink are required. For additional information about sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets, please call Michelle Casserly at 732-751-5112 or visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/RMCFireworks.
ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH RIVERVIEW MEDICAL CENTER
Celebrating its 90th anniversary, Riverview Medical Center is a 492-bed not-for-profit community hospital located on the Navesink River in Red Bank, New Jersey. Riverview Medical Center provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines including: maternity, surgical services, emergency and cancer services. The Cancer Center at Riverview Medical Center offers comprehensive cancer services close to home, while Riverview’s Jane H. Booker Women’s Center combines expertise and convenience to address preventative health, diagnosis, treatment, and support for women of all ages.
Riverview Rehabilitation Center is Monmouth County’s only fully-accredited inpatient rehabilitation facility, and Riverview Medical Center is a designated Primary Stroke Center and has also maintained prestigious Magnet designation for Nursing Excellence since 1998. Riverview Medical Center is the only hospital in the region with the groundbreaking CyberKnife® system, offering a state-of-the-art alternative to surgery for some patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors. For more information about Riverview Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health, please call 1-800-560-9990 or visit www.riverviewmedicalcenter.com.
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 $90 million dollars has been raised to date to support 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.