Press Release

For Immediate Release
Aug 13, 2012
Contact : Tom Paolella, Manager, Public Relations  

Clink, Clink! Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation to Hold
Fourth Annual Wine Tasting To Benefit Cardiac Services Programs

Guests to experience an international wine and spirits tasting  

Holmdel, NJ - Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation invites the community to its fourth Annual Wine and Spirits Tasting fundraiser on Thursday, September 6, 2012 to benefit Bayshore Community Hospital’s Cardiac Services Programs. This year’s event will not only feature premium wines from around the globe, but also international beers and spirits as well. Cocktails will be accompanied by an extensive array of hors d’oeuvres that are sure to rouse the gastronome in everyone. The event’s steadfast co-chairs, Fern and Peter Esposito and Mary and Dr. Elias Lehaf have once again graciously offered their time to organize this event.

"Our goal is to continually increase the support we provide to the hospital through this popular event, ultimately benefiting Bayshore’s Cardiac Services,” says Fern Esposito.
“Special thanks to the Scaduto and Azzolina families of Spirits Unlimited and Food Circus Foodtown for once again facilitating the acquisition of many of the wines and spirits to be featured this evening.”

The Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation is also proud to honor current Foundation trustee and immediate past chair Wendell A. Smith, Esq. of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis for his many contributions to Bayshore Community Hospital. Wendell has been a Hospital trustee since 1976 and served as its chairperson for eight years. Wendell is a tremendous philanthropist and humanitarian in the area. He was a co-founder of both the Holmdel Foundation for Educational Excellence and the Holmdel Theatre Company, Inc. He was a past president and also served on the Holmdel Board of Education for nine years. Wendell has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1983 and last March was honored by the New Jersey chapter of the Community Associations Institute with its first Lifetime Achievement Award.

The fourth Annual Wine Tasting will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the stunning Addison Park in Aberdeen, N.J. A silent auction will consist of a spectacular array of fine wines and spirits, as well as other delicacies for guests to take home to enjoy.

Bayshore Community Hospital provides one-stop cardiac diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation close to home for the residents of Monmouth and Middlesex counties. Bayshore also provides a breadth of minimally-invasive cardiovascular treatment options through its multi-specialty Cardiac Catheritization Laboratory and Interventional Radiology Suite. Additionally, Bayshore's comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program allows patients to gain heart strength and stay healthy.

“As we continue to grow the breadth and depth of services at Bayshore Community Hospital, events such as this one are critical to fund new technologies and programs for the communities we serve,” says David Flood, president of the Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations. “The Cardiac Services program at Bayshore has become a signature service for the hospital and will be the cornerstone of Bayshore’s future.”

For sponsorship and ticket information, please contact Michelle Casserly at (732) 751-5112 or e-mail or register online today at

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