Source: Central NJ.com Hackensack
Team members from eight Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers raised more than $300,000 for the Meridian Health Foundation comprehensive fundraising campaign Giving Heals. It supports four important initiatives: strengthening oncology services, improving clinical outcomes, enhancing the patient experience, and broadening clinical research and academic programs.
They donated through the Foundation’s annual Team Member Fundraising Campaign, which involves Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Bayshore Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, the Raritan Bay Medical Centers in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center, and Southern Ocean Medical Center.
“The fact that team members choose to give to the Giving Heals campaign is just incredible,” says Joseph Stampe, president and chief development officer of the Meridian Health Foundation. “Their donations will help to enhance health care for our communities, and I could not be more excited and proud of their enthusiasm for giving.”
Stampe adds: “Most individual gifts actually come from grateful patients who donate as thanks for the great care they received, in honor of a physician or nurse, or because they know that a particular unit or hospital could use something specific that will help other patients. No matter the reason they choose to give, we are grateful for their support.”
Since the Team Member Annual Fundraising Campaign began in 2015, team members have raised nearly $1.4 million in support of hospital programs and initiatives. In fact, individual donors have comprised the majority of funds raised to date with nearly 300 individuals making gifts of $25,000 or more and 16,700 individuals making gifts under $25,000.
More than $90 million has been raised toward a goal of $150 million to support Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties.
To learn more about Giving Heals, or to make a donation, please visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/GivingHeals or call 732-751-5100.