Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jan 8, 2014
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh, Manager of Public Affairs for Meridian Health  
(732) 751-3451

"Taking a Breath for Women Breakfast" Scheduled for Wednesday, January 22

Meridian Cancer Care experts to be featured at American Lung Association event  

Neptune, NJ - Lung disease in women is often under-diagnosed and untreated.  Education and increased awareness of lung cancer can help save lives through, early detection and effective treatment. In its first year, the "Taking a Breath for Women Breakfast" will feature, education, networking, information, fun and inspiration.

Please join Meridian Cancer Care and the American Lung Association on Wednesday, January 22, at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township as they educate the women of New Jersey with important information regarding lung cancer. The event will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

Meridian Health experts, Mark Krasna, M.D, medical director, Meridian Cancer Care and Terri Pietsch, Meridian Nurse Navigator will speak at the program discussing risk factors, treatments and symptoms, smoking cessation options along with providing other life-saving and life-changing valuable information that you will be able to share with your employees, colleagues and families.

For more information, visit A limited number of free tickets are available, contact to register.

About Meridian Health
Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising 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,” and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence.  Recently, Meridian Health was the only health system in New Jersey to be ranked as one of the most Integrated Healthcare Systems in the nation according to SDI and Modern Healthcare Magazine.  For more information, please visit