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Monmouth Medical Center CEO Dr. Frank Vozos Honored with NAACP’s Community Service Award

11/30/2015

Monmouth Medical Center’s chief executive was honored recently at the 71st annual NAACP Freedom Fund Luncheon, by the Greater Long Branch NAACP. Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, President and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center, received the Community Service Award at the luncheon, held October 31 at Branches, West Long Branch.

“On behalf of Monmouth Medical Center, I thank the NAACP for this award, which I am proud to share with my fellow honorees,” Dr. Vozos said. “Monmouth Medical Center and the Greater Long Branch NAACP are neighbors in locale as well as in caring — as each is committed to efforts in making the Greater Long Branch area a better place to live, work and raise a family.

Dr. Vozos pointed out that s a part of the Barnabas Health System, Monmouth Medical Center was named to NJBIZ's list of "2015 Best Places to Work in New Jersey," an award that identifies, recognizes and honors the top places of employment in New Jersey.

“We are honored to be listed among the Best Places to Work in New Jersey, as we know that our employees, so many of whom live here in the greater Long Branch area, are our greatest asset,” he said. “Providing a work environment that enables and empowers them to excel ensures that we will continue to be the preeminent health care and wellness provider in the state of New Jersey and beyond.”

The Community Service Award is presented to individuals who have given exemplary service to the Greater Long Branch community, and contribute their efforts in raising the quality of life at all levels, according to branch president Lorenzo W. Dangler III. In addition to Dr. Vozos, the slate of 2015 honorees included Tyrone Laws, lifelong community activist for all of Monmouth County, Judge Larry Lawson, retired assignment judge for Monmouth County, Elford Rawls- Dill, Ph.D., Principal at Titusville Academy, Antonio Lewis, Ph.D., past superintendent of Asbury Park School District, James Brown, administrator for Long Branch School District, and Robert Harrison, former chief legislative aide, 11th District and founder of W.E.B. duBois Economic Development Corp.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in 1909 by a multi-racial group of citizens committed to civil rights and justice for all Americans. The NAACP has attracted more than 20 million members and remains the preeminent civil rights organization in the United States, with chapters around the world. The branch representing the Greater Long Branch area, originally chartered in the mid 1940’s and later reissued in 1986, is an organization whose mission is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights, of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

PHOTO: Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, President and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center, received the Community Service Award from the Greater Long Branch NAACP at the 71st annual NAACP Freedom Fund Luncheon, held October 31 at Branches, West Long Branch.
Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, President and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center, received the Community Service Award from the Greater Long Branch NAACP at the 71st annual NAACP Freedom Fund Luncheon, held October 31 at Branches, West Long Branch.

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. 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/monmouth.

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