Press Release

For Immediate Release
Sep 17, 2018
Contact : April Dunic, Hackenack Meridian Health  

Bayshore Medical Center Foundation to Host Third Annual Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Celebration


Holmdel - Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Foundation will host the third annual Benefit for Bayshore: an Oktoberfest Community Celebration on Friday, October 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The outdoor, tented reception will take place on the medical center’s campus at 727 North Beers Street in Holmdel and will support the expansion of emergency services at Bayshore Medical Center. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available to the public.

“This is the third annual Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Celebration and we are thrilled to once again host this exciting event on the Bayshore campus,” says Timothy J. Hogan, FACHE, president of Bayshore Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center. “Last year’s event raised more than $175,000 in support of the expansion of emergency services on the campus, and we are now closer than ever before to making an exciting announcement that will truly impact emergency care for our community. The funds raised from this event will contribute greatly to our plans.”

This year’s signature event will once again be co-chaired by Dr. and Mrs. Asaad and Dima Samra, along with honorary chair, Carol Stillwell, and will feature an Oktoberfest inspired menu, décor and entertainment. Carol Stillwell and Asaad Samra, M.D., a board certified plastic surgeon, are also Bayshore Medical Center Foundation trustees.

“Dima and I are thrilled to once again chair this festive event,” says Dr. Samra. “Bayshore Medical Center is seeing unprecedented growth and the community is beginning to take notice of its incredible services and quality. Not only am I excited to be part of the medical staff, but also to help rally the community and inspire them to support the medical center at events such as this one.”

The Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Celebration is supported by capstone sponsor, Stillwell-Hansen, Inc. Registration is $250 per person, 50/50 raffle tickets and many sponsorships opportunities are available, including advertisements in the virtual ad journal.

“I am so proud of Bayshore Medical Center and the tremendous strides it is making both in terms of patient safety, technology and services,” says Serena DiMaso, Esq., New Jersey Assemblywoman and chair of Bayshore Medical Center Foundation. “In just a few short years, the hospital has made significant upgrades to many areas, and events like this help to make those possible. The surrounding community needs and deserves the best care, particularly for emergent situations, and funds raised from this event will specifically benefit the much-needed expansion of emergency services.”

To register, or to learn more about the event, please visit or contact Meagan O’Flaherty, special events officer, at 732-751-5101 or


Bayshore Medical Center 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. Its’ 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


Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, 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 16 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children’s hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; nine community hospitals – Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood; and two rehabilitation hospitals – JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.

Additionally, the network has more than 450 patient care locations throughout the state which include 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, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has 33,000 team members, and 6,500 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, four hospitals among the top 10 in New Jersey by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include 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.” The network was also named to Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare/2018” list.

Hackensack Meridian Health partnered with Seton Hall University to launch the first private medical school in New Jersey – Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University – in more than 50 years to address a growing shortage of physicians and dramatic changes in health care delivery. Additionally, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer to find more cures for cancer faster while ensuring that patients have access to the highest quality, most individualized cancer care when and where they need it. Hackensack Meridian Health and Carrier Clinic, New Jersey’s oldest and most respected behavioral health provider, signed a definitive agreement to merge.

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.

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