Hospital Foundation Raises Nearly $200,000 at ‘Signature Social’

Aug 02, 2017

The Third Annual Signature Social, hosted by Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation, raised nearly $200,000 in support of programs and services at Southern Ocean Medical Center. The cocktail reception took place July 28 at Bonnet Island Estate, where more than 200 guests joined in celebration of the hospital.

“Over the past few years, we have seen remarkable growth at Southern Ocean Medical Center,” said Thomas Yu, diagnostic radiology specialist and reception co-chair. “Philanthropy contributes greatly to the hospital’s advancements, so we are grateful for everyone who came out to this event and expressed interest in becoming further involved.”

Guests at the Signature Social had the opportunity to learn more about recent developments at Southern Ocean Medical Center, including a brand new Emergency Department and Cancer Care Center, renovations to the main lobby and outpatient care areas and a Hackensack Meridian Health partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center which means patients now have new opportunities to benefit from world-class cancer care protocols.

Additionally, during the program, Linda Poling, guest speaker and Emergency Department nurse at Bayshore Medical Center, shared a heartwarming story about the life-saving care her mom, Dolores Lydakis, received from Yu and other members of the Southern Ocean Medical Center team.

“We are fortunate that a very engaged and energized group attended this year’s Signature Social,” noted Robert H. Adams Jr., president of Southern Ocean Medical Center. “Seeing the community come together for such a wonderful cause is truly inspirational and shows promise that we will only continue to excel in years to come.”

Guests enjoyed a gourmet menu, live music and dancing. The reception was co-chaired by Joseph Lattanzi,  Kimberly Hogan, Thomas Yu and Jane Yu and supported by sponsors including Southern Ocean Medical Center Medical staff, Coastal Radiology, Lattanzi, Hogan and Phoenix Medical Construction.  —M.S.

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