(left to right): Jeremy Grunin, Laura Grunin, Jay Grunin, Linda Grunin, Stephanie Bloom, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Medical Center
TOMS RIVER, NJ (December 17, 2013) – The Community Medical Center Foundation today announced a $3.5 million grant from the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation and the renaming of the Neuroscience Institute to “The Jay and Linda Grunin Neuroscience Institute.”
A life-changing experience inspired longtime Toms River residents Jay and Linda Grunin to make the generous donation to Community Medical Center’s Neuroscience Institute. Three years ago, Linda suffered a severe head injury after slipping in the bathroom at home in the middle of the night. “We ultimately ended up at a hospital in North Jersey that specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of these types of injuries. While Linda is doing great now, it occurred to us that we needed to have the same level of care and attention available locally,” said Jay Grunin.
“When Community Medical Center approached us with their plans for a Neuroscience Institute to serve the region, it was something that obviously resonated. Linda and I were excited to be able to help bring such a great project to our local hospital,” continued Jay.
The Neuroscience Institute offers an array of high-quality advanced services to prevent, diagnose and treat nervous system disorders of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.
The Neuroscience Institute complements the hospital’s widely renowned stroke expertise, as well as its longstanding programs and services such as its Video-EEG Unit, dedicated Neuroscience Inpatient Unit, Center for Sleep Disorders and Neurophysiology Department.
“Jay and Linda Grunin are true philanthropists, and we greatly appreciate their extremely generous gift,” said Stephanie L. Bloom, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Medical Center. “The Grunins’ support makes it possible for us to further advance the Neuroscience Institute and provide critical services to area residents. It gives us great pleasure to rename the Neuroscience Institute in their honor.”
The Grunins have been active in a number of charitable organizations throughout the local community. “We’ve lived in the area for more than 40 years, raised our family here, built our careers here and watched so many do so much for others,” said Jay. “We knew many years ago that we wanted to eventually do our part in a meaningful way. That’s why we formed the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation.”
The Foundation is dedicated to supporting Ocean and Monmouth County initiatives that include human services, the arts and education. According to Jeremy Grunin, Foundation Executive Director, “Community Medical Center plays such a key role in furthering that mission. Our hope is that by investing our resources into such a great organization, others will be inspired to do the same at whatever level they can.”
About Community Medical Center:
Opened in 1961, Community Medical Center (CMC) is a fully accredited acute care hospital and offers a comprehensive array of services including advanced cancer care, sophisticated neurology and neurosurgery services including a neuro-interventional lab with a bi-plane and cardiac care featuring three cardiac catheterization labs. CMC’s surgical service features the latest generation daVinci Si robotic surgical platform, the only program in Ocean County. The hospital’s commitment to technology is evidenced by access to advanced radiologic technology and one of the most sophisticated linear accelerators used for radiation therapy and a CyberKnife for treating inoperable tumors. As one of the area’s most trusted providers of maternal and children’s services, superior obstetric care, a Level 2 special care nursery with 24/7 on site neonatologists for newborns requiring special care, a dedicated pediatric unit and a pediatrician in the Emergency Department are provided.
CMC is the recipient of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals award since 2011 and the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence since 2005. CMC has received the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval as a Primary Stroke Center and has Acute Coronary Syndrome, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Total Joint Replacement-Hip and Knee certifications. Designated by the Commission on Cancer of The American College of Surgeons as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program since 1986, the hospital is also recognized as one of the 100 Hospitals with Great Oncology Programs by Becker’s Hospital Review and is member of the Penn Cancer Network.
CONTACT: Jean Flaherty