Press Release

For Immediate Release
Aug 3, 2011
Contact : Tom Paolella, Public Relations Manager  

New Leadership and a New Vision at Bayshore Community Hospital with the Appointment of Anthony Cava as Executive Director


Holmdel, NJ - Bayshore Community Hospital is proud to announce the appointment of Anthony V. Cava to executive director at Bayshore Community Hospital.  

Cava, a Meridian Health executive and health care veteran, brings more than 30 years of extensive experience to his new leadership role at Bayshore. Cava joined the Bayshore team in March of 2011 to serve as vice president of strategic planning and business development. In addition to assuming additional responsibilities for Bayshore, Cava continued to serve as vice president of strategic planning and business development at Riverview Medical Center, a position he has held since January, 2004.  

In his leadership role at Riverview, Cava guided the strategic development of a cadre of programs and services and championed efforts to attract top physicians to the Medical Center, making Riverview the destination hospital it is today.   

"Tony is an exemplary strategic thinker and an outstanding leader," says Timothy J. Hogan, FACHE, president of Riverview Medical Center. "Over the past six years, Tony has developed programs that have effectively changed the face of Riverview Medical Center, making it the hospital of choice for physicians and patients. I am certain he will bring a similar vision to Bayshore and advance the development of patient care and services in a manner that is consistent with the Meridian way."  

Cava earned a bachelor's degree in Pharmacy and a master's of science degree in Clinical Pharmacy and Administration from St. John's University, College of Pharmacy and Allied Health.  Prior to joining Riverview in 2004, Cava held several executive and management positions at leading hospitals and health care systems in New York and New Jersey.  

About Bayshore Community Hospital
As a freestanding hospital located in Holmdel, NJ, Bayshore Community Hospital serves a wide geographic area encompassing towns in both Middlesex and Monmouth County. In September 2010, Bayshore Community Hospital joined Meridian Health becoming the sixth hospital in Meridian's Monmouth and Ocean county health system. Bayshore continues to offer a wide array of services, including: emergency medicine, cardiac catheterization, surgical services, wound care, sleep services, diagnostic imaging, women's services with digital mammography, as well as a designated primary stroke center.   In 2010 Bayshore Community Hospital also announced a newly developed Center for Bariatrics. Bayshore Community Hospital's Center for Bariatrics is one of the most comprehensive in the region offering free informational sessions, pre-surgical education and evaluation, personal guidance through the surgical process, nutritional support, exercise components and support groups. For more information visit