Special events are a great way to support Hackensack Meridian Health and your community. Our 2017 calendar will be released soon! For more details, contact Michelle Casserly, director of special events, Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations, at 732.751.5112 or by e-mail at

Record-breaking fundraising event for the hospital will benefit enhanced emergency services

Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation hosted the inaugural Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Celebration on Friday, October 7, 2016, welcoming more than 200 guests and raising more than $105,000 in support of Bayshore's plans to enhance emergency services. The tented cocktail reception uniquely took place on the hospital's campus at 727 North Beers Street in Holmdel and raised more funds than any other signature fundraising event in the hospital's history.

"The success of this event truly marks a milestone for Bayshore and the community, and the excitement in the room was undeniable," explains Timothy Hogan, FACHE, president of Bayshore Community Hospital and Riverview Medical Center. "We were thrilled to be able to share our vision about the future of emergency services and received tremendous support from the many engaged residents who joined us that evening," added Regina Foley, RN, chief operating officer at Bayshore Community Hospital.

The new signature event featured an Oktoberfest inspired menu and décor, and beverages provided by Spirits Unlimited. It was co-chaired by Phil and Silvia Scaduto with honorary chair, Carol Stillwell, and remarks led by Serena DiMaso, Esq., chair of Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation.

"We were honored to chair the inaugural Oktoberfest Celebration at Bayshore," explains Phil Scaduto, who also serves as vice chair of Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation. "Bayshore continues to be a valuable and trusted resource for the community, but with ongoing public support, this is only the beginning. Enhanced emergency services can truly transform the care provided right in our backyard." 

The Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Celebration was supported by top sponsors, Stillwell-Hansen, Inc., Wendell and Judith Smith, the Davis Family, Brian & Jaimie Hynes & Family and Jason & Jennifer Savarese & Family.

View photos from the event here.