Newswise — The Fifth Annual Family Fireworks on the Navesink to support Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Foundation took place on Saturday, June 24. This fun-filled family event was once again held at the DiPiero home, on the picturesque Navesink River, where more than 320 guests joined in celebration of Riverview.

“Philanthropic support is vital to Riverview Medical Center’s ability to deliver excellent care for this community,” shares Timothy J. Hogan, FACHE, president of Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center. “We recently opened a state-of-the-art cancer care center, and shortly thereafter announced a revolutionary partnership between Hackensack Meridian Health and Memorial Sloan Kettering. Significant advancements such as these will continue in 2017 and beyond as we explore new and innovative ways to best care for our patients. Attending the Family Fireworks is a great way for local residents to learn more about our future plans while directly supporting the health care needs of their family, friends, and neighbors. We are extremely grateful for the DiPiero’s continued support of this event.”

The Family Fireworks event featured a festive buffet, a variety of food trucks, inflatable rides, games, and a breathtaking view of the fireworks show at dusk.

“Year after year, this signature event proves to be one full of positive energy and excitement for the incredible advancements taking place at Riverview Medical Center,” explains Steven Scopellite, chair of the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees. “We have the opportunity to gather for a great cause, while enjoying a deep rooted tradition in the Red Bank area – fireworks on the Navesink River.”

“We truly look forward to hosting this event each year,” says Hilary DiPiero, event chair and Foundation trustee. “To see such a diverse group of community members come together in support of the hospital that we love and trust, constantly inspires us.”

The Family Fireworks on the Navesink was generously sponsored by Presenting Sponsor, Crazees and The Mulheren Family, Fireworks Sponsors, The William & Janice Farber Charitable Fund, The Hirair & Anna Hovnanian Foundation, and Mel and Terry Karmazin, and Title Sponsors, Crothall HealthCare, Inc., Morrison Management Specialists, and OceanFirst.

To learn more about how you can support Riverview Medical Center Foundation, contact Jennifer Smith, senior executive director, at 732-751-5115 or [email protected], or visit

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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About Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center

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 critical cancer services. Riverview’s Cancer Care Center offers comprehensive cancer services close to home, while Riverview’s Jane H. Booker Women and Children’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 new hope for patients with inaccessible or inoperable tumors. For more information about Riverview Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health, please call 1-800-DOCTORS or visit

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