Press Release

For Immediate Release
Oct 21, 2016
Contact : Marisa Tranchina  

Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation Hosts Inaugural Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Celebration

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

Holmdel, NJ - 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. To make a gift in support of Bayshore Community Hospital, visit or contact Jennifer Smith, senior executive director of Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation and Riverview Medical Center Foundation at or 732-751-5131.

About Hackensack Meridian Health
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children's hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The Network's notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For," one of the "20 Best Workplaces in Health Care" in the nation, and the number one "Best Place to Work for Women." Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers - HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children's hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals - Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.

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