onmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, was among the platinum sponsors for the 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Rumson that attracted more than 4,000 people and featured a festival of lights, music and a host of participants including members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Brigadier General (Retired) Pete Dawkins, Ph.D., of Rumson, served as Grand Marshal of the parade, which was held on March 9. The Heisman Trophy winner and highly decorated member of the U.S. Army, along with his wife Judi, a member of the Monmouth Medical Center Board of Trustees, will receive the Community Leadership Award at Monmouth Medical Center's 42nd Annual Crystal Ball Gala on May 10.
The Rumson St. Patrick's Day Parade is a nonprofit organization funded entirely by donations with the mission to bring the community together for a safe, fun-filled day for the entire family, honor the Grand Marshal for accomplishments and positive impact on the community, raise money for local organizations and celebrate the contributions that Irish Americans have made to culture, business and government.
The Crystal Ball Gala, which benefits hospital programs and services, honors leaders in medicine and the community and celebrates Monmouth Medical Center's achievements and continued growth. To purchase a ticket or reserve a table for the Crystal Ball or for more information, call the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation at (732) 923-6886 or visit www.monmouthcrystalball.org.
PHOTO 1: The Monmouth Medical Center float at the 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 9 in Rumson.
PHOTO 2: Judi and Pete Dawkins, Grand Marshal of the Rumson St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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