Press Release

For Immediate Release
Aug 11, 2015
Contact : Marisa Tranchina, Public Relations Specialist  

Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation to Host 7th Annual Wine Tasting for Heart Health

Event to feature a truly inspiring story and great spirits  

Holmdel, NJ - Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation will host the 7th Annual Wine & Spirits Tasting fundraising event on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and invites all members of the community to register to attend. The event will take place at the stunning Addison Park in Aberdeen and will benefit Bayshore's growing cardiovascular program.

During the event, attendees will hear an extraordinary personal story from guest speakers, Nila and DJ Luccarelli of Dearborn Market in Holmdel. Nila recently experienced a sudden and unexpected cardiac event which resulted in a frantic rush to the hospital and life-saving treatment. The Luccarellis know firsthand how critical it is to have access to great cardiovascular care close to home.

This year's event, co-chaired once again by Fern and Peter Esposito, who have so generously dedicated their time to the event's success since its inception, will feature premium wines from around the globe, as well as international beers and spirits, an extensive array of hors d'oeuvres and a very special silent auction.

"The Wine & Spirits Tasting has an acutely focused mission to raise crucial the funds necessary to support delivery of advanced cardiovascular care in this area," says Joseph Stampe, president of Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations. "Community involvement is vital to this mission where philanthropy can profoundly impact results."   

Bayshore is a qualified Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) hospital and is approved to provide primary angioplasty procedures to patients experiencing a heart attack. Additionally, team members and physicians have worked diligently to maintain a "door-to-balloon" time significantly better than the national average.

"When time is of the essence, a fast door-to-balloon time is often the differentiator when it comes to positive patient outcomes," explains Timothy J. Hogan, regional hospital president for Monmouth County at Meridian Health. "Bayshore's highly-trained team of health care providers developed a system we're very proud of that transports patients into the cardiac catheterization lab for the required treatment at an especially efficient rate."

The 7th Annual Wine & Spirits Tasting is supported by the Azzolina and Scaduto Families, Food Circus Foodtown and Spirits Unlimited who have kindly facilitated the donation of the evening's beverages throughout the history of the event and Spirits Sponsors, Mary Ann Larkin and Carol Stillwell.

For sponsorship and ticket information, please visit or contact Michelle Casserly at (732) 751-5112 or

About Bayshore Community Hospital
Bayshore Community Hospital, a member of the Meridian Health Family, is a 211-bed not-for-profit community hospital located in Holmdel, New Jersey, providing health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines, 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. Bayshore Community Hospital's newly developed 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