Press Release

For Immediate Release
Mar 14, 2011
Contact : Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager  

Meridian CardioVascular Network Presents Cooking With Heart

Lecture and food sampling to be held on Tuesday, March 22 at Howell Senior Center  

Neptune, NJ - Meridian CardioVascular Network presents Cooking with Heart on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at the Howell Senior Center from 10:30 a.m. till noon. The program will feature board certified cardiologist Joseph Guarino, Jr., M.D. providing an overview on heart disease, risk factors, and treatment options. The program will also include a nutritional discussion, heart-healthy food samples, and cooking tips from a nurse educator.

The Howell Senior Center is located at 925 W. Grand River Avenue. The event is free and open to members of the public who are 60 years of age or older. Registration is required by calling 732-938-4500.

The Cooking with Heart program is part of Meridian CardioVascular Network’s new heart healthy living campaign, 365 Days of Heart Health, which spotlights wellness through a series of special events, heart healthy tips, and educational programs. Visiting provides helpful information, resources, real time updates, and expert videos to stay connected with important heart health matters. The Web site also provides inspiring patient stories, news, wellness information, and special event details.

Visit to view a complete listing of events that will take place this year, or to learn more about heart health matters.

Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising of Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and outpatient centers. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the second consecutive year, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence, including the distinction of being the first health system in the country to receive Magnet designation for nursing. For more information, visit us at