Monmouth Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, held the finish line tape as Lauren Penney crossed the finish line, coming in first place among women at the annual Belmar Chase.
Sponsored by Barnabas Health, the state's largest integrated health care delivery system, the 5K was held on August 9, bringing together more than 1,200 runners, including a group of New Jersey politicians and an Olympian. A Kids Chase, a series of non-scored races for kids, was also held on the beach in Belmar. Each age group from 2 to 14 had its own heats, and competitive races for 9- and 10-year old boys and girls were held, resulting in the crowning of the Fastest Boy in Belmar and the Fastest Girl in Belmar.
Penney, of Highland Park, representing athletes from the NJ/NY Track Club, a professional track and field team comprised of post-graduate runners, had visited pediatric patients at The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center the day before the race.
PHOTO: Monmouth Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS (left) and Lake Como Mayor Michael Ryan hold the finish line tape as Lauren Penney of Highland Park crosses the line, coming in first place among women.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest teaching hospitals and has been an 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 Reporthas recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org/monmouth