Gathering at the Toast Event are, from left, Toast Committee Member and Event MC Molly Kroon, Toast Event Chair Meghan Del Priore; Jonathan Teitelbaum, MD, chairman of MMC Pediatrics; the winner of the evening, Meg Fisher, MD, FAAP, Special Advisor to the Commissioner of Health and Medical Director of Clinical and Academic Excellence for MMC; President and CEO Eric Carney; vice president of development Caitlin Olson; and Claire Knopf, Chair of the MMC Foundation Board of Directors.
Long Branch, New Jersey, November 10, 2022 — About 100 guests recently gathered at the Triumph Brewery in Red Bank to toast the health of children in the community at Monmouth Medical Center’s (MMC) annual A Toast to Children’s Health event.
Due to limitations during the pandemic, the event, which raised more than $100,000 to support pediatric services at MMC’s Unterberg Children’s Hospital, was held in person for the first time since 2019. He also paid tribute to outgoing Chair of Pediatrics Dr. Meg Fisher, who is currently Special Advisor to the Commissioner of Health and Medical Director of Clinical and Academic Excellence at MMC.
“It’s been a few years now since we’ve been able to come together and toast the health of children, but over the past two years, community support has remained strong,” said Caitlin Olson, vice -regional president of development. “During the pandemic, we launched a series called Meg Talk featuring our very own Dr Meg Fisher, and I want to thank her and her colleagues for providing us with an educational forum that provided crucial information in these times. unprecedented.”
Eric Carney, president and CEO of MMC and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, noted that throughout her 20-year career at MMC, Dr. Fisher was a true friend and trusted advisor to the hospital. and medical personnel, as well as for the community.
“A valued ambassador for MMC, Dr. Fisher has brought an unparalleled level of enthusiasm and unwavering support to all that we do and has always been extremely generous in sharing her time and expertise with our community,” said he declares. “During his tenure, Monmouth Medical Center was licensed in 2006 by New Jersey as the Official Children’s Hospital of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, and under his direction, the Children’s Hospital of Unterberg has expanded the range of our widely recognized services for children.”
The evening also featured an update by MMC’s Chair of Pediatrics, Dr. Jonathan Teitelbaum, on the pediatric subspecialty services offered at MMC’s Anne Vogel Family Care and Wellness Center, which opened last spring at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown.
A toast to children’s health is presented by the MMC Children’s Hospital Board of Directors, which is led by a group of individuals who serve as ambassadors for the hospital through education and support. local events that support Monmouth Medical Center’s commitment to pediatric excellence. Their mission is to educate the community about the services available at the hospital, develop philanthropic relationships, and promote the health and well-being of children in the community.
“A healthy community starts with the health of our children, and I want to thank the Children’s Hospital Board of Directors and Event Chair Meghan Del Priore for all of their hard work on behalf of Children’s Hospital. of Unterberg,” Carney said. “Philanthropy is an essential part of ensuring that the care we give to children in our community continues to be the best and most advanced, and we are so grateful to them for investing in our future, so that we can make the future of our community children better.
To learn more about ways to support MMC’s pediatric services, visit https://www.rwjbh.org/monmouth-medical-center/giving.
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