|Monmouth Medical Center trustee Judi Dawkins was honored with the NJHA Hospital and Healthcare System Trustee of the Year award at the 94th Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. Shown with Judi, from left, are Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, president and chief executive officer, Judi’s husband, Pete Dawkins, and Eric Burkett, M.D., chief medical officer.
Long Branch, N.J. – Monmouth Medical Center trustee Judi Dawkins was recently named New Jersey Hospital and Healthcare System Trustee of the Year at the 94th Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), the statewide advocate for its 107-member hospitals, 300-plus post-acute members and the patients they serve.
Dawkins, a Rumson resident, was recognized for her strong and influential leadership as a trustee of both Monmouth Medical Center and the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation boards. A strong advocate for the communities Monmouth serves, Dawkins was instrumental in raising funds to support the expansion of maternity, cancer and pediatric emergency services.
“Judi Dawkins has served an integral role with both the Monmouth Medical Center Board of Trustees and the Foundation’s Board,” said Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, president and chief executive officer, Monmouth Medical Center. “Her commitment goes well beyond financial assistance. She works tirelessly to raise Monmouth Medical Center’s profile within the community as well as within the ranks of the local, state and federal government. We are truly lucky to have her as an ambassador for our hospital.”
“Judi Dawkins brings boundless energy, dedication and innovation to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. She consistently puts the best interests of the hospital first and has been a driving force behind some of the Foundation’s most successful events,” said Tara F. Kelly, vice president, Monmouth Medical Center Foundation. “During Judi’s tenure as chairman of the Board, the Foundation raised more than $15.2 million and turned over $8.8 million in funds to support the ambitious expansion of maternity, cancer and pediatric emergency services and the Graduate Medical Education Endowment.”
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with the Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation’s largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org.
February 14, 2013
CONTACT: Elizabeth Brennan